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Playtime Poncho
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60110AD Bright colors make this cute coverup fun to wear

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child 5-6, Child 9-10, Child 11-12
Finished Neck Circumference 20 (24, 24) in. [51 (61, 61) cm] Finished Length 12 (14 1/2, 17) in. [30.5 (37, 43) cm] not including fringe
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 14, 2012)
PONCHO With A, ch 40 (48, 48) 60 (72, 72) loosely, to measure about 20 (24, 24) in. [51 (61, 61) cm] when slightly stretched. Being careful not to twist, sl st in beg ch to form a ring. … Rnd 3: Join next color with sl st in sp between beg 2 shells, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in each of next 4 (5, 5) sp between shells, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp for corner, rep from * 3 more times, except omit last corner, instead make 3 dc in same sp as beg to complete back point, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off - 24 (28, 28) shells. Mark ch-1 sp at center of 1st and 3rd corners for sides, move markers up each round. Notes: 1. Your piece should now have four (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) corners. 2. The last corner completed, by working 3 dc in same sp as beg, is the back point. 3. The first corner is a side corner, the second corner is the front point, and the third corner is the 2nd side corner. 4. You should have markers in each of the side corners. 5. In Rnds 4 and 5 you will work a (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) corner in the front and back points only. You will work 3-dc shells in all the other spaces between shells, including the ch-1 sps at the side corners. This means that you will work a total of 2 more shells in each of Rnds 4 and 5. 6, In Rnd 6 you will work a (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) corner in the front and back AND in each marked side corner. You will work 3-dc shells in all the other spaces between shells. This means you will work 4 more shells in Rnd 6.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

620-139 Wool-Ease Yarn: Dark Rose Heather

Violet red with gray heather


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620-170 Wool-Ease®: Peacock An intense green blue.
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620-123 Wool-Ease Yarn: Seaspray

Soft sea-foam green


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620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


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620-175 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green An intense, true green.
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620-402 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat

Cream brushed with darkest brown


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620-171 Wool-Ease Yarn: Gold

Bright goldenrod yellow


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620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red

True red


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620-140 Wool-Ease Yarn: Rose Heather

Light rose with soft gray


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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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GAUGE:
4 shells = 5 in. [12.75 cm], 5 rows of shells = 3 in. [7.5 cm]. 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:
V-st (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st.

Shell 3 dc in same sp.

NOTES:
COLOR SEQUENCE Small Size: Work 1 rnd each of A, B, C, D, E, F, A, B, C, G, H, J, A, B, C.

Medium Size: Work as for Small size, then work 1 rnd each of D, E, and F.

Large Size: Work as for Small size, then work 1 rnd each of D, E, F, A, B, and C.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHOWith A, ch 60 (72, 72) loosely, to measure about 20 (24, 24) in.

[51 (61, 61) cm] when slightly stretched.

Being careful not to twist, sl st in beg ch to form a ring.



Rnd 1 (Eyelets): With A, ch 3, sk same ch, sk next ch, * V-st in next ch, sk next ch, rep from * 18 (22, 22) more times, dc in same ch as beg, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off A – 20 (24, 24) V-sts.

Rnd 2: Following color sequence, join next color with sl st in ch-1 sp just made, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in ch-1 sp of next 19 (23, 23) V-st, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off – 20 (24, 24) shells.

Rnd 3: Join next color with sl st in sp between beg 2 shells, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in each of next 4 (5, 5) sp between shells, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp for corner, rep from * 3 more times, except omit last corner, instead make 3 dc in same sp as beg to complete back point, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off – 24 (28, 28) shells.

Mark ch-1 sp at center of 1st and 3rd corners for sides, move markers up each round.Notes: 1.

Your piece should now have four (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) corners.

2.

The last corner completed, by working 3 dc in same sp as beg, is the back point.

3.

The first corner is a side corner, the second corner is the front point, and the third corner is the 2nd side corner.

4.

You should have markers in each of the side corners.

5.

In Rnds 4 and 5 you will work a (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) corner in the front and back points only.

You will work 3-dc shells in all the other spaces between shells, including the ch-1 sps at the side corners.

This means that you will work a total of 2 more shells in each of Rnds 4 and 5.

6, In Rnd 6 you will work a (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) corner in the front and back AND in each marked side corner.

You will work 3-dc shells in all the other spaces between shells.

This means you will work 4 more shells in Rnd 6.

Rnd 4: Join next color with sl st in last ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (3 dc in each of next 11 (12, 12) sp between shells, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp at front point, 3 dc in each of next 11 (12, 12) sp, 3 dc in same sp as beg to complete back point, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off – 2 shells added, 26 (30, 30) shells.

Rnd 5: Join next color with sl st in last ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp between shells to front point, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp for front point, 3 dc in each sp to end, 3 dc in same sp as beg, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off – 2 shells added, 28 (32, 32) shells.

Rnd 6: Join next color with sl st in last ch-1 sp of Rnd 5, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp between shells to side marker, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp for side inc, 3 dc in each sp to front point, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp for front point, 3 dc in each sp to side marker, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp for side inc, 3 dc in each sp to end, 3 dc in same sp as beg, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off – 4 shells added, 32 (36, 36) shells.



Small Size ONLY (Rnds 7-15): Work (Rnd 5, Rnd 5, Rnd 6) 2 times, then work (Rnd 5) 3 more times – 54 shells.



Medium Size ONLY (Rnds 7-18): Work (Rnd 5, Rnd 5, Rnd 6) 3 times, then work (Rnd 5) 3 more times – 66 shells.



Large Size ONLY (Rnds 7-21): Work (Rnd 5, Rnd 5, Rnd 6) 4 times, then work (Rnd 5) 3 more times – 74 shells.



FINISHING Neck EdgingFrom RS, join A with sl st in any ch-1 sp of foundation chain, (ch 2, hdc in same sp, sl st in next ch-1 sp) 20 (24, 24) times, end with sl st in beg ch-1 sp, fasten off.



Fringe Cut 324 (396, 444) strands of B each about 13 in.

[33 cm] long.

For each fringe, hold 6 strands of yarn together and fold in half.

Use crochet hook to draw fold through sp between shells in last rnd of Poncho, forming a loop.

Pull ends of fringe through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Trim fringe evenly.



DRAWSTRINGWith color of your choice, ch 108 (120,132) to measure about 32 (36, 40) in.

[81 (91.5, 101.5) cm] long.

Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, fasten off.

With RS of Poncho facing, beg just above front point, weave drawstring in and out of sps of Rnd 1, going behind one V, and then in front of the next.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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