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Crochet Suede Trim Poncho
Lion Brand® Lion® Bouclé - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 30237
The poncho is this year's hot fashion item and this one is a quick-crochet project made with a large hook.

Designed in one size with 7 balls of Lion Boucle #206 Hazelnut and 2 skeins of Chenille Thick & Quick #125 Chocolate.

Exclusive.Requires N-13 (9mm hook)

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Approximate length 25 invhes (front neck to front point), width 42 inches (across widest point)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

930-206 Lion Boucle Yarn: Hazelnut Blues, golds and tans make this warm mix
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 34.93

950-125 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Chocolate DISCONTINUED Deep, rich, intense and chocolate! What else need be said?
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95

GAUGE:
6 dcs + 4 rows = 4" (10 cm) with Lion Boucle or Chenille Thick & Quick. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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, quite an elegant solution, especially useful for necklines and waistlines.) Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in second ch from hook, draw up a loop, yo, draw through one loop, yo and draw through two loops – one single crochet with its own chain at bottom.

Work next stitch under loops of that chain.

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

Repeat for length of foundation.



str (spike treble): Keep ch-space of previous row to back of work.

Insert hook in loops of skipped st two rows below.

Treble as usual.

NOTES:
Poncho is worked from the neck down in joined rounds, back and forth, for the most part in dc.

Yoke is shaped with inc corners at front, back and shoulders.

Back neck is raised with a separately worked short row.


INSTRUCTIONS
YOKE

With Chenille Thick & Quick, Base ch/sc 42, slip st to beg sc to join, being careful not to twist ring.

Rnd 1 (short row): (Do not ch 1), sc in first sc and in next 6 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next 4 sc, dc in next sc and mark for center back (CB), dc in next 4 sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, slip st in next sc.

Fasten off.

Turn.

Rnd 2: To beg working full rnds, join Chenille Thick & Quick with slip st in marked CB dc.

Set up 6 inc corners as follows, marking the center dc in each corner, and moving markers up each row: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st (place marker (pm) in center st), dc in next 5 st, dc in same st as slip st join, 3 dc in next st (pm in center st), dc in next 6 sts, 5 dc in next st (pm in center st - CF), dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st (pm in center st), dc in same st as slip st join, dc in next 5 sc, 3 dc in next st (pm in center st), dc in next 6 sts, dc in same st as beg, slip st in top of t-ch.

Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 8 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 8 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 9 dc, 5 dc in marked st, dc in next 9 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 8 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in same st as beg.

Slip st in top of t-ch.

Turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 10 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 12 dc, 5 dc in marked st, dc in next 12 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 10 dc, 3 dc in marked st, dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in same st as beg.

Slip st in top of t-ch.

Turn.

Drop markers except for CF.

Continue to move CF marker up each row.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, [ch 1, skip dc, dc in next 2 dc] 14 times.

Ch 1, skip st, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in marked CF, [ch 1, skip st, dc in next 2 dc] 14 times.

Ch 1, skip st, 2 dc in same st as beg, ch 1, slip st in top of t-ch.

Fasten off.

Turn.
BODY

A round of decorative spikes begins the Body.

Rnd 6 (RS): With Lion Boucle, join with slip st in ch-1 space at CB, ch 1, sc in same space.

[Sc in next 2 dc, str] 15 times.

Sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 of CF, str between dc of previous row and mark for CF, sc in same ch-1 space.

[Sc in next 2 dc, str] 15 times.

Sc in next 2 dc, sc in same ch-1 space at CB as beg, str between dc of previous row, slip st in beg sc – there are now 100 sts.

Turn.

Rnd 7: Slip st in first str, ch 3, dc in same str, dc in next st to marked CF, 5 dc in CF st, dc in next st to end, dc in same st as beg.

Turn.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc to marked CF, 3 dc in CF st, dc in next dc to end, dc in same st as beg.

Turn.

Rnds 9-18: Repeat Rnd 8 ten more times.

Turn.

Rnd 19: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc.

[Ch 1, skip st, dc in next 2 dc] 24 times to marked CF.

Ch 2, skip CF st.

[Dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip st] 25 times to end.

Ch 2, slip st in top of t-ch.

Fasten off.

Turn.



Body Trim

Rnd 20 (RS): With Chenille Thick & Quick, join with slip st in ch-2 space at CB, ch 1, sc in same space.

[Sc in next 2 dc, str] 24 times.

Sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-2 space at CF, str and mark for CF, sc in same ch-2 space.

[Sc in next 2 dc, str] 24 times.

Sc in next 2 dc, sc in same ch-2 space as beg, str, slip st in beg sc.

Do not turn.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st to marked CF, 3 sc in CF st, sc in each st to CB str, 3 sc in CB st, slip st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

COLLAR

Collar is worked in sc, back and forth on the Base ch of neck.

With RS of Poncho facing, go to CF ch at neck, skip CF ch, skip next 2 ch.

Row 1: With Lion Boucle, join with slip st in next ch.

Ch 1, sc in same ch and in next 36 ch.

Turn.

Row 2-5: Ch 1, sc in first sc and each sc across.

Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first and next sc, [ch 1, skip st, sc in next 2 sc] five times.

Ch 1, skip st, 2 sc in next sc.

[Ch 1, skip st, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times to end.

Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first and next sc, [ch 1, skip ch-space, sc in next 2 sc] to end.

Fasten off.

Turn.



Collar Trim

Note: Trim is worked with the WS of Poncho facing, so when Collar is turned over, trim will face out.

Find ch-1 space at center back of Collar.

Begin in next sc.

With Chenille Thick & Quick, join with slip st in sc, ch 1, sc in same st and in next sc.

[Str in skip st 3 rows below, sc in next 2 sc] to end of row, 2 more sc in last sc, rotate, skip first sc row, sc in next 5 sc rows of Collar front, working under two loops of edge each time.

Sc2tog last row of Collar with same neck ch as join, sc in next ch, sc3tog next 3 ch, sc in next ch, sc2tog same neck ch as join and first sc row of Collar.

Sc in next 5 sc rows of Collar front, rotate.

3 sc in first sc of Collar, sc in next sc, [str, sc in next 2 sc] to last ch-1 space, str, slip st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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