Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Color Block Poncho
Lion Brand® Color Waves
Pattern Number: 40438-2

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
To fit chest 32-34 (36-38, 40-42)" [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5) cm] Circumference 37 (40 1/4, 44)" [94 (103, 112) cm] at lower edge Color-block version length 20 1/4 (20 1/4, 21)" [52 (52, 53.5) 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.

PUBLISHED IN: Crochet Fantasy, Crochet! Magazine, Jo-Ann, Simply Creative Crochet


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

940-347 Color Waves Yarn: Purple Vista Dark amethyst with touches of jade and coral
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3)
Note: (MC)

940-398 Color Waves Yarn: Pebble Beach Soft gradations of every color make this a go-with-everything favorite!

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2)
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 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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Additional Materials
7-inch [18 cm] piece of cardboard for tassel
GAUGE:
6.5 sc + 6.5 rows = 4" [10 cm] on larger hook. 6.5 sts + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Body pattern on larger hook. 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-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st or ch-space


INSTRUCTIONS



BASIC PONCHO

BASIC YOKE
With MC and larger hook, loosely ch 36 (42, 42); join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.



Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in each ch around, working into the nub in the back of each ch.

Place marker and continue in rounds.
Rnd 2 [Sc in next 5 (6, 6) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 42 (48, 48) sc.
Rnd 3 [Sc in next 6 (7, 7) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 48 (54, 54) sc.
Rnd 4 [Sc in next 7 (8, 8) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 54 (60, 60) sc.
Rnd 5 [Sc in next 8 (9, 9) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 60 (66, 66) sc.
Rnd 6 [Sc in next 9 (10, 10) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 66 (72, 72) sc.



Size L/XL only

Rnd 7 [Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 78 sc.



All sizes

Slip st in beg of rnd.

Fasten off.

BASIC BODY

With RS facing, skip sc at beg of rnd, skip next 17 (20, 23) sc, join MC in next sc.

Row 1 (RS) Ch 3, [V-stitch in next sc, skip next sc] 14 (16, 17) times, V-stitch in next sc, [V-stitch in next sc, skip next sc] 14 (15, 17) times, V-stitch in next sc, dc in next sc, turn - 30 (33, 36) V-stitches.

Leave center 6 sc unworked.



Row 2 Ch 3, V-stitch in ch-space of each V, dc in top of t-ch, turn.



Repeat last row 12 more times for Striped Trim version; 15 more times for Color-block version; or to desired length.

Fasten off.

BASIC FINISHING

BASIC BAND
With RS facing, join yarn in first unworked sc of Yoke.



Row 1 Ch 1, 2 sc in side of each dc row along left front, sc in side of last row; rotate to work across lower edge; work 3 sc in first dc for corner, sc in each dc and ch-space across, work 3 sc in last dc for corner; rotate to work up right front; sc in side of first dc row, 2 sc in side of each dc row, slip st in next 2 unworked sc of Yoke, turn.



Row 2 Skip slip sts, sc in each sc across, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner, slip st in next 2 unworked sc of Yoke, turn.



Row 3 Repeat Row 2, ending with slip st in last unworked sc of Yoke.

Fasten off.



NECK EDGING (optional)

Join with slip st in any spare loop of neck.

Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in beg sc - 36 (42, 42) sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

CROCHET COLOR BLOCK PONCHO
YOKE
Work as for Basic Yoke using CC.

BODY
Rows 1-9 Work as for Basic Body using MC, repeating last row 7 times - 30 (33, 36) Vs.
Divide body for vents, working each section separately.



LEFT FRONT
Row 10 (RS) Ch 3, [V-stitch in next ch-space] 5 (6, 7) times, dc in next dc of same V, turn.
Rows 11-15 Work even on 5 (6, 7) Vs.
Fasten off.



BACK
Row 10 (RS) Skip 6 sts (2 V-stitche) from Left Front, join in next dc, [V-stitch in next ch-space] 16 (17, 18) times, dc in next dc of same V, turn.
Rows 11-15 Work even on 16 (17, 18) V-stitches.



Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Row 10 Skip 6 sts (2 V-stitches) from Back, join in next dc, [V-stitch in next ch-space] 5 (6, 7) times, dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rows 11-15 Work even on 5 (6, 7) V-stitches.



Fasten off.

FINISHING

LEFT FRONT BAND
Rows 1-3 With CC, work as for Basic Band, except work from unworked sc of Yoke to unworked sts of side vent.



BACK BAND
Rows 1-3 With CC, work as for Basic Band, except work from unworked sts of side vent to side vent.



RIGHT BAND
Rows 1-3 With CC, work as for Basic Band, except work from unworked sts of side vent to unworked sc of Yoke.
Fasten off, leaving a few inches of tail.

Use tails to whip st tog top 3 sc of Band at neck and top of vents.

Weave in ends.



BUTTON - Make 3
Rnd 1 With CC and smaller hook, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker and continue in the round.
Rnd 2 2 sc in each sc - 12 sc.
Rnd 3 [Sc2tog] 6 times, join with slip st to beg of rnd.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.



Cup Rnd 3 to back of Button, thread tail on large-eyed, blunt needle, and weave through 6 sc of last rnd.

Pull up to gather sts, knot tail with beg tail to flatten Button.

Coax into a flat round about 1 1/4" [4 cm] in diameter.

Use tails to attach to Band at center front and at each side vent.

TASSEL

Wrap MC around 7 inches cardboard about 25 times.

Cut a strand of MC 18 inches long and thread doubled onto large-eyed, blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.

Cut a strand of CC 12 inches long and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/4" below top knot to form Tassel neck.

Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
MC = main color
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
t-ch = turning chain
tog = together


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