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'Coming Home' Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 70370AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium
Finished Circumference 24 in. (61 cm) at neck edge
Finished Length 22 in. (56 cm) at sides; 30 in. (76 cm) at center point

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-404 Homespun® Yarn: Lagoon

'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
7 dc + 4 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Block pattern.
7 1/2 sc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).

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

Beginning at neck edge, ch 44 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 - 22 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) 10 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sp between Blocks (point made), (3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 10 times, 3 dc in same sp as first Block; join with sc in top of beg ch - 24 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 next 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 - 26 Blocks; 2 points.

Rnds 4-20: Rep Rnd 3 - 60 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 * 18 more times, 2 dc in same sp as beg Shell; join with sc in top of beg ch (beg Shell completed) - 20 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 * 18 more times, Shell in same sp as beg Shell; join with sc in top of beg ch - 40 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 * 18 more times, Shell in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in same sp as beg Shell; join with sc in top of beg ch - 60 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 * 18 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 - 44 sc.

Place marker for beg of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is worked.

Rnds 2-6: Sc in each sc around.

At end of Rnd 6; join with sl st in next sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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