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Two-Way Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 40488
Go long or short with this quick-to crochet poncho.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Circumference 32inches [81.5 cm] at neck; 571⁄2 inches [146 cm] at lower edge Length 14 inches [35.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-366 Homespun Yarn: Metropolis Tweed Black and white
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

950-143 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Bordeaux DISCONTINUED A deep and intense wine red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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

GAUGE:
5 sc = 4" [10 cm] with A on larger hook. 9 sts = 4" [10 cm] in 2dcst with B on smaller hook. 2 rows = 11⁄2" [4 cm] in pattern. 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:
2 dc st (2 dc stitch) Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; yo and draw through 3 remaining loops on hook.

NOTES:
To keep track of increases, mark each RS corner space and move the marker up to the WS corner sc each time.

Carry unused strand loosely up the WS of work.


INSTRUCTIONS

PONCHO With A and larger hook, loosely ch 40.

Join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, sc in each ch by working into the “nub” or single strand at the back of each ch; join with slip st in beg sc – 40 sc.

Rnd 2 (RS) With B and smaller hook, ch 3, dc in same sc, ch 1, *(2dcst, ch 1) in next 10 sc, mark space for corner, (2dcst, ch 1) once more in same sc.

Repeat from * 3 more times, 2dcst in same sc as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch (counts as beg corner space); drop B to back of work, pick up A,ch 1; turn – 44 ch-spaces.

Rnd 3 (WS) With A and larger hook, sc in each ch-space; turn.

Keeping strands to back of work, slip st backwards into beg sc of rnd; drop A – 44 sc.

Rnd 4 (RS) With B and smaller hook, ch3,dcinsamesc,ch1,skipslipst, *(2dcst, ch 1) in each sc to corner sc, (2dcst, ch 1) twice in corner sc.

Repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat 2dcst in same sc as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch; drop B to back of work, pick up A, ch 1; turn – 48 ch-spaces.

Rnds 5-16 Repeat Rnds 3-4 for 6 more times, increasing in pattern as established – 72 ch-spaces.

Rnd 17 (WS) With A and larger hook, sc in each ch-space; join with slip st in beg sc; turn – 72 sc.

Rnd 18 (RS) Ch 1, skip slip st, [sc in each sc to corner sc, 2 sc in corner sc] 4 times, ending last repeat 2 sc in last sc; join with slip st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

To open up the stitch pattern and achieve finished length of 14" [35.5 cm], thoroughly dampen Poncho and spread on clean towel(s) on a carpeted floor or on a bed.

Gently ease Poncho into shape, blocking to size, pinning where necessary.

Allow to dry completely.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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