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Child's Poncho
Lion Brand® Landscapes®(old) - Homespun®
Pattern Number: 40437

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child 5-6, Child 9-10, Child 13-14
To fit chest 20 (24, 28)" [51 (61, 71) cm] Circumference 29 1/4 (33, 37)" [75 (84, 94) cm] at lower edge Length 7 (9, 11 1/4)" [18 (23, 29) 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

540-277 Landscapes Yarn: Country Sunset Plum and Olive over a core of sky blues, dark blue and soft greens.


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4)
Note: (MC)

790-369 Homespun Yarn: Florida Keys Green

Heathered Solid Bright sea-grass green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
1 in. [2.5 cm] pin back for Daisy (optional) Sewing needle and matching thread (for Daisy, optional)
GAUGE:
6.5 sc + 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] with MC on larger hook. 6.5 sts + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Body pattern with MC 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

NOTES:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BASIC PONCHO

YOKE

With MC and larger hook, ch 24 (30, 30); join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.

Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, [sc in next 3 (4, 4) ch, 2 sc in next ch] 6 times; place marker and continue in rounds - 30 (36, 36) sc.



Rnd 2 [Sc in next 4 (5, 5) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 36 (42, 42) sc.



Rnd 3 [Sc in next 5 (6, 6) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 42 (48, 48) sc.



Rnd 4 [Sc in next 6 (7, 7) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 48 (54, 54) sc.



Size L only

Rnd 5 [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 60 sc.



All Sizes

Slip st in beg sc of rnd.

Fasten off.

BODY

With RS facing, skip sc at beg of rnd, skip next 3 (4, 5) sc, join MC in next sc.

Row 1 (RS) Ch 3, skip next 0 (1, 0) sc, [V-stitch in next sc, skip next sc] 23 (25, 29) times, V-stitch in next sc, skip next 0 (1, 0) sc, dc in same sc as beg, turn - 24 (26, 30) V-stitches.



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

Turn.



Repeat last row 3 (5, 7) more times or until desired length, ending with a RS row - 5 (7, 9) V-stitches rows total.

Do not turn.

FRONT EDGING

With RS facing, ch 1, rotate, working up right front edge, 2 sc in side of each dc row to last row, sc in last row, sc2tog (last row with first row of left front edge), sc in same row, 2 sc in side of each dc row.

Decide which version to finish.

For Ball-Fringe Poncho, slip st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Neck Edge (optional) With RS facing and MC, join with slip st in any spare loop of neck edge, ch 1, sc in same loop, sc in each loop around, join with slip st to beg sc - 24 (30, 30) sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING FOR BALL-FRINGE PONCHO

LOWER EDGING

With RS facing, CC, and larger hook, join with slip st in side of sc row of Front Edging, ch 3, dc in same st, [slip st in ch-space of next V-stitch, ch 3, dc in same ch-space] across, ending slip st in side of sc row of Front Edging.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



BALL FRINGE
With CC and smaller hook, for size S and L join with slip st in back loop of same sc used for beg of Body; for size M join with slip st in back loop of first unworked sc.



Row 1 (RS) Ch 3, [sc tbl in next unworked sc, ch 3] 23 (25, 29) times, ending size S and L slip st in back loop of same sc as beg, size M slip st in back loop of last unworked sc - 24 (26, 30) ch-3 arches.

Fasten off.



Row 2 (RS) Return to beg of Row 1, join with slip st in first ch-3 arch.

Make Ball Fringe by [ch 9, 5 dc in 3rd ch from hook, drop loop from hook, insert hook from back to front into top of ch-3 that begins the group, pick up dropped loop, draw loop through, slip st in next 4 chs, ch 2, slip st in next ch-3 arch], make Scallop by [ch 3, dc in same ch-3 arch, slip st in next ch-3 arch].

Repeat [Ball Fringe, Scallop] 10 (11, 13) times, Ball Fringe once more, ending slip st in last ch-3 arch - 12 (13, 15) balls.

Fasten off.



DAISY

Rnd 1 (RS) With MC and smaller hook, working firmly, ch 5, join with slip st to form ring.

Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with slip st to beg sc.

Fasten off.



Rnd 2 (RS) With RS facing, join CC with slip st in any sc, [ch 7, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, slip st in next sc of Rnd 1] 10 times, ending slip st in same sc as beg.

Fasten off.



Weave in ends.

Sew Daisy to Poncho where desired using needle and matching thread.

Or sew optional pin back to WS of Daisy and pin to Poncho where desired.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
M1 = make 1
p = purl
Pm = place marker
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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