Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Child 'Coming Home' Poncho
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70367AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished Circumference 19 1/2 (19 1/2, 22) in. (49.5 (49.5, 56) cm) at neck edge Finished Length 15 (19 1/2, 22 1/2) in. (38 (49.5, 57) cm) at center point
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

830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta

Burnt orange


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.07
Alternative Quantity: 3, 3

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
12 dc + 5 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 10 1/2 sc + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 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:
Block 3 dc in indicated st or sp.
Shell Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated sp.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO
Starting at neck edge, ch 52 (52, 56) loosely; taking care to not twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, work 2 more dc in same ch as join (first Block made), sk next ch, *3 dc in next ch (Block made), sk next ch; rep from * around; join with sc in top of beg ch - 26 (26, 28) Blocks.
Rnd 2: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch (working around the post of the joining sc), ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp (first Block made), (3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 12 (12, 13) times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sp between Blocks (point made), (3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 12 (12, 13) times, 3 dc in same sp as first Block; join with sc in top of beg ch - 28 (28, 30) Blocks; 2 points.
Rnd 3: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp (first Block made), (3 dc in next sp between Blocks) across to point, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp of point, (3 dc in next sp between Blocks) across, 3 dc in same sp as first Block; join with sc in top of beg ch - 30 (30, 32) Blocks; 2 points.
Rnds 4-15 (18, 24): Rep Rnd 3 - 54 (60, 72) Blocks; 2 points.
Do not fasten off.



EDGING
Rnd 1: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, dc in same sp (beg Shell started), ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp between Blocks (Shell made), ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc; rep from * 16 (18, 22) more times, 2 dc in same sp as beg Shell; join with sc in top of beg ch (beg Shell completed) - 18 (20, 24) Shells.
Rnd 2: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, *(Shell, ch 1, Shell) in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3; rep from * 16 (18, 22) more times, Shell in same sp as beg Shell; join with sc in top of beg ch - 36 (40, 48) Shells.
Rnd 3: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, dc in same sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, *Shell in next 3 ch-1 sps, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3; rep from * 16 (18, 22) more times, Shell in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in same sp as beg Shell; join with sc in top of beg ch - 54 (60, 72) Shells.
Rnd 4: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, dc in same sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, *Shell in next 3 ch-1 sps, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3; rep from * 16 (18, 22) more times, Shell in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in same sp as beg Shell, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.



COLLAR
With right side facing, join yarn with sl st, at neck edge, in any free loop along opposite side of foundation ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch as join and each ch around; do not join - 52 (52, 56) sc.
Place marker for beg of rnd.

Move marker up as each rnd is worked.
Rnds 2-7: Sc in each sc around.
At end of Rnd 7; join with sl st in next sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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