Last winter I saw many of my friends making Ponchos and I really wanted to make one …but couldn’t…. I got something called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which my doctors mis-diagnosed ( not that they can be blamed) because the symptoms are all that of a heart attack. My Cardiologist panicked and put me through an angioplasty and then I panicked…:-D!!
Anyway, all in all I didn’t crochet much…….so the Poncho dream was left unfulfilled..:-) But in May…I got this super soft Nako Yarn in awesome autumn tones…..so….I made this Poncho.
Yarn: 300 grammes of Nako Vals
Hook: 3 mm
sc – single crochet
ss – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sk – skip
Make a chain of 64 stitches ss into the first chain. ( After I finished work on the Poncho I worked a round of dcs around the chain at the neck in ochre….Just to give it a zing cos I made the edging in Red..)
3 chain up, 2 dcs in next 2 chains; *1 chain, skip on chain; 3 dcs in next 3 chains; 1 ch, skip 1 ch* ** until you reach the first 3 chain stitch. Then ss.
It is here that you start to work on the ‘V’ shape in front and behind the neck
3 chain up, and 3 dc in i ch space; 1 ch, skip 3 dc; *3dc in 1 ch space; 1 ch, skip 3 dc;*; ** (2).
3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc in the next 1 ch space; 1 ch, skip 3 dc; **(7)
3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc in the next 1 ch space; 1 ch, skip 3 dc; **(2)
The thing about this Poncho pattern, is that you can make this as big and as small as you like.
Round 4 – to the size you wish.( I did )
I used a new color, here in red, cotton yarn( mainly cos I couldn’t get the red that I wanted in acrylic…but since the gauge worked out to be the same and the cotton had a nice matt look to it..it worked out well.
Chain 3 up in 1 ch loop, 6 dc in same loop; Skip the 3dc of the previous round; 1 sc in next 1 ch loop; * Skip 3 dc of precious round, 7dc in next loop; Skip 3 dc of previous round, 1sc in next loop* ; ** until end of round, ss.
ss in the next dc, then 3 chain up and 2 dc in next 2 dcs; 5 chain, skip the rest of the 2 dc and the 1sc; 1 dc in the third dc of the next 7 dc cluster, 2 dcs in the next 2 dcs;
* 5 chain, skip the rest of the 2 dc and the 1sc; 1 dc in the third dc of the next 7 dc cluster, 2 dcs in the next 2 dcs;* continue ** until you reach a corner, at each side of the corner 7 dc cluster , hook in 7 chs instead of 5 chs…continue ** until all 4 corners and round is done; ss.
ss, chain 1 up, sc in next dc; 9 ch;5 dc in next 5 ch loop;1 sc in the second dc of the 3 dcs of the previous round;
ss,* sc in the 2nd dc; 3 ch, 2 dc in the 3rd ch of 5 ch loop, 5 ch picot, dc in the 3 same ch as the other 2 dcs, 3 ch; sc in the 2nd dc; 6 dc in 3rd ch of 5 chain loop; sc in the 2nd dc*; ** all around; ss.
(How to make a 5 ring picot..
4 ch, ss in the 3rd chain form the hook -* 4 ch , ss in the 3rd chain form the hook*; **3 times…once you get all the 5 picots in place, 1 chain and ss in the first chain the beginning of the 5 ring picot.)
sc on sc; *4 chs , sc in the 5 dc, 4 ch picot, 4 chs; sc on sc ; 7 dc, 5 ring picot, 6 dc; sc on sc; 4 chs ,sc in the 5 dc, ch picot, 4 chs *; ** until the end of the round, ss.
And there you r……a beautiful Poncho….simple, elegant and classy!