Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Wee Hooded Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 60130

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 16 (20) in. [40.5 (51) cm] Finished Length 15 3/4 (18) in. [14.5 (46) cm]
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: None

MATERIALS

790-393 Homespun Yarn: Cream

Heathered Solid Light natural beige


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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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GAUGE:
10.25 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Double Stitch Pattern with A. 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:
BPHDC (back post half double crochet) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around the hdc post, draw up a loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Skip st in front of the BPHDC.
FPHDC (front post half double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around the hdc post, draw up a loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Skip st behind the FPHDC.



Double Stitch Pattern
Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up loop, insert hook in next ch, draw up loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook, * insert hook in same ch as previous st, draw up loop, insert hook in next ch, draw up loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook; rep from * across, sc in same st as previous st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, insert hook in first st, draw up loop, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook, * insert hook in same st as previous st, draw up loop, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook; rep from * across, sc in same st as previous st, turn.



Rep Row 2 for Double Stitch pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
Beginning at lower edge, ch 26 (38).
Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Stitch pattern - 25 (37) sts.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern.
Row 3 (Increase): Ch 1, sc in first st, * insert hook in same st as previous st, draw up loop, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook; rep from * across, insert hook in same st as previous st, draw up loop, insert hook in ch-1 turning ch, draw up loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, sc in same st as previous st, turn - 27 (39) sts.
Row 4: Work Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern.
Rows 5 - 10 (12): Rep Rows 3 and 4 three (four) times - 33 (47) sts.
Place a marker on Row 10 (12) (last row worked).
Rep Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern until Front measures 13 (15) in.

[33 (38) cm] from beginning.



Shape Left Neck
Row 1: Work Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern across first 11 (16) sts, leave rem sts unworked, turn - 11 (16) sts.
Row 2 (Decrease): Ch 1, skip first st, beginning in next st work Row 2 of Double Stitch Pattern - 10 (15) sts.
Row 3: Work Row 2 of Double Stitch Pattern.
Rep last row until Front measures 14 1/4 (16) in.

[37 (40.5) cm] from beginning.

Fasten off.



Shape Right Neck
Row 1: Skip next 11 (15) sts, attach yarn in next st, beginning in same st as attachment, work Double Stitch Pattern Row 2 - 11 (16) sts.
Row 2 (Decrease): Work Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern, do not work final sc, turn - 10 (15) sts.
Rep Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern until Front measures 14 1/4 (16) in.

[37 (40.5) cm] from beginning.

End with a RS row.

Do not fasten off.



Back
Row 1 (WS): Work Row 2 of Double Stitch Pattern over 10 (15) sts of right neck, loosely ch 13 (17), work Double Stitch pattern Row 2 over 10 (15) sts of Left Neck, turn.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Stitch Pattern across all sts and chs of Row 1 - 33 (47) sts.
Rep Row 2 of Double Stitch pattern until Back measures same as Front to marker (placed on Row 10 (12) of Front).



Shape Lower Back
Row 1 (Double Decrease): Ch 1, skip first st, beginning in next st work Double Stitch Pattern Row 2 across, do not work final sc, turn - 31 (45) sts.
Row 2: Work Double Stitch Pattern Row 2.
Rows 3 - 8 (10): Rep Rows 1 and 2 three (four) times - 25 (37) sts.
Do not fasten off.



Poncho Ribbing
Row 1: With RS facing, ch 2, hdc evenly around entire poncho, working 3 hdc in each corner, join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, * [FPHDC around next st, BPHDC around next st] across to corner, work 3 hdc in corner st; rep from * around poncho, skipping a st if necessary to end evenly, join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



HOOD
Ch 16 (21)
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Double Stitch Pattern - 15 (20) sts.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Stitch Pattern.
Rep last row until piece measures 15 1/4 (20) in.

[39.25 (51) cm].

Fasten off.



Hood Ribbing
With RS facing and working in ends of rows along one long edge, attach A in corner.
Rnd 1: Working in ends of rows, hdc evenly across long edge, turn.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 2, * FPHDC around next st, BPHDC around next st; rep from * across skipping a st if necessary to end evenly.

Fasten off.



Finishing
Fold hood in half and sew back seam.

Sew hood to neck of poncho leaving a 2 1/4 in.

[6.5 cm] space at front neck.

Beginning 7 in.

[18 cm] below shoulder, seam sides.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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