I have a challenge ahead, to make an adult poncho, so the best way of trying to see if I can get the shape right was to make a baby one. Of course, this would be perfect for my Grandbaby Hope.
I used a pack of yarn that came free with a knitting magazine. I just thought the colours worked so well together. At that point if I had known the poncho would end up working out I might have made it in a better yarn, but I was just playing.
And to work I went....
It literally took me only half a day to make this poncho as it worked up so quickly.
And here is it, being modelled by my gorgeous little chick, Hope. (She is busy playing with the tassels!)
Would you like to make one?
Here is my rough pattern, hope it works. ;)
Stitches used (UK terms): CH (Chain) / TR (Treble Crochet) / DC (Double Crochet) / SS (Slip Stitch) / SK (Skip a stitch)
- CH 72 and join in a SS (make sure the chain is not twisted at all)
- CH 3 and work a TR into the next 2 stitches. ***Skip a stitch, CH 1 and work a TR into the next 3. Repeat from *** SK1, CH1 and SS to join. (You should have 18 clusters of TR's and 18 spaces)
- SS 2 stitches to the first CH space, CH 3 and work 2 x TR's into that same space. (Jump to the next CH space and work 3 x TR's) repeat what's in-between the brackets another 6 times so you have 8 clusters in total. Into the next CH space work 3 x TR's, 3 x CH and 3 x TR's. (Jump to the next CH space and work 3 x TR's) repeat to end and SS to join. You will now have 8 clusters, a point, 8 clusters and a point)
- From now on work each round, working 3 x TR's into every chain space, but into each point work 3 X TR's, 3 x CH, 3 x TR's to form the point for another 15 rounds.
- To finish off the neckline, join yarn to any CH space and CH 2, work 2 x DC's into the same space. Then work 3 x DC's into each CH space around and SS to finish.
- Add tassels if required by cutting 3 x 5" lengths of yarn, hold them together and fold them in half, hook through a CH space on the bottom row and pull the yarn through the loop. Pull quite tight to secure.
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