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Magic Tweed Poncho
Lion Brand® Magic Stripes - Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 30229
This lightweight poncho is designed to add a fashionable flair to your wardrobe.

The combination of Magic Stripes and Babysoft gives it a unique coloration.

The openwork design makes the project go quickly.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished blocked measurements Length at center neck to point = 22 inches, width across widest point = 40 inches

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 17, 2004)
PONCHO: Using MC and CC held together, make a Base Ch/Sc 48. Join with slip st in beg sc to form a ring, being careful not to twist. The join is at center back. Row 1 - Foundation Row (RS) Ch 1, sc in same sc as join. (Ch 1, skip 3 sc, Fan in next sc, ch 1, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc) 6 times, ending last repeat omit sc, join with slip st in beg sc. Turn.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

310-200 Magic Stripes Yarn: Jelly Bean Stripe A cheerful blend of lively red, hot pink, lime, cream and royal blue.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

920-111 Babysoft Yarn: Navy Dark navy -- almost black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

GAUGE:
1 repeat = 4" (10 cm) and 2 rows = approximately 131⁄44"(4.5 cm) in Open Fan Pattern with 1 strand each MC and CC held together. Gauge is a bit relaxed for this weight yarn. For laciest effect do not work too tightly. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Base ch/sc (Note This method creates a base chain and foundation row of sc at the same time: easy, sturdy and elastic, especially useful for necklines and waistlines.) Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops – 1 single crochet with its own chain at bottom.

Work next stitch under loops of that chain.

Insert hook under 2 loops at bottom of the previous stitch, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Repeat for length of foundation.

Open Fan Pattern This pattern is completed over two rows: a WS row of ch-spaces and a RS row of five-spoked fans.

Fan (Tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2, tr) in same st.

Corner-V (CV) (Tr, ch 4, tr) in same st.

Scallop (Slip st, ch 3, dc) in same st.

NOTES:
Poncho is worked in joined rounds back and forth around from the neck down, using 1 strand of MC held together with 1 strand of CC.

2.A row of increases in pattern creates some shoulder room.

Continued increases in pattern at the front and back centers make points.

Neck and lower edges are finished in a simple scallop edging.


INSTRUCTIONS
PONCHO Using MC and CC held together, make a Base Ch/Sc 48.

Join with slip st in beg sc to form a ring, being careful not to twist.

The join is at center back.

Row 1 – Foundation Row (RS) Ch 1, sc in same sc as join.

(Ch 1, skip 3 sc, Fan in next sc, ch 1, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc) 6 times, ending last repeat omit sc, join with slip st in beg sc.

Turn.

Row 2 – Increase Row (WS) Ch 6, (dc in next ch2-space, ch 3, skip tr, sc in next tr, ch 3, skip tr, dc in next ch2-space, ch 2, CV in next sc, ch 2) 6 times, ending last repeat omit CV, work tr in same st as join, ch 2, dc in 4th ch of beg ch.

Turn.

Row 3 Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1.

(Fan in next ch2-space, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1.

Fan in next ch2-space, ch 1, sc in next ch4-space, ch 1) 6 times, ending last repeat omit sc, ch 1, join with slip st in beg sc.

Turn.

Row 4 (Increasing only at the center front and center back) Ch 6, (dc in next ch2-space, ch 3, skip tr, sc in next tr, ch 3, skip tr, dc in next ch2-space, ch 2) 6 times or to center front.

CV in center front sc, ch 2.

Repeat between ( ) 6 times or to center back.

Tr in same sc as join, ch 2, dc in 4th ch of beg ch.

Turn.

Row 5 Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1.

(Fan in next ch2-space, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1) 7 times or to center front.

Sc in center ch4-space.

Repeat between ( ) 7 times or to center back, ending last repeat omit sc, ch 1, join with slip st to beg sc.

Turn.

Rows 6-15 Work Rows 4-5 for 5 more times, increasing at center back and center front as established.

Note Next 2 rows are worked even (with no increases).

Row 16 Slip st in next ch and tr, slip st in next ch2-space, ch 6, (skip tr, sc in next tr, ch 3, skip tr, dc in next ch2-space, ch 2, dc in next ch2-space, ch 3) around.

At end join with slip st to third ch of beg ch6.

Turn.

Row 17 Slip st in next ch2-space, ch 6.

(Tr, ch 2, tr) in same space, ch 1.

Sc in next sc, ch 1.

(Fan in next ch2-space, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1) around.

At end (tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2) in same ch2-space as joining, slip st in 4th ch of beg ch6.

Do not turn.

FINISHING Note Work Scallop edging along bottom, right side facing.

(Slip st in next ch2-space, ch 3, dc in same space) twice.

[Skip ch1-space, (slip st, ch 3, dc) in next sc, skip ch1-space, Scallop 5 times] working 5 Scallops over each Fan along entire bottom edge.

At end, Scallop in last ch2-space, slip st in beg slip st.

Fasten off yarn.

Finish the neck edge with a row of sc and a row of Scallop edging.

With right side facing, join yarn at center back in spare loop of beg ch.

Ch 1, sc in same loop and in each spare loop around neck, join with slip st in beg sc – 48 scs.

Do not turn.

Ch 3, dc in same st.

[Skip 2 sc, (slip st, ch 3, dc) in next sc] around neck.

At end join with a slip st in beg slip st – 16 Scallops.

Fasten off yarn.

Weave in ends.

Block.

BLOCKING Lace needs to be blocked to achieve full potential.

Dampen Poncho and lay it out on a big towel(s), center front lined up over center back.

Ease the neck into a rounded shape, the lower edges of the body into a V shape.

Separate and flatten each of the scallops.

Blocked Measurements Width, Neck 10" Width across widest point 40" Length, at center front 22"




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
MC = main color
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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