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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Kid's Size
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50189-4C

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Circumference 19 1/4 (19 1/4, 22) inches [49.5 (49.5, 56) cm] at neck edge Length 15 (19 1/4, 22 1/4) inches [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: (applied Sep 13, 2005)
MATERIALS 2 (2,3) skeins #390 Lavender Sachet EDGING ROUNDS Rnd 3 Slip st over to 2nd sc, * sc in next sc, skip next sc, ch 3, shell in next 3 ch1-spaces, ch 3, skip next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st in top of first sc - 36 (42, 48) shells. Rnd 4 Ch 1, * sc in sc, ch 3, shell in next 3 ch1-spaces, ch 3; rep from * around, join with a slip st in top of first sc - 36 (42, 48) shells. COLLAR Rnd 1 With RS facing, working across opposite side of foundation ch on neck edge, join yarn in any ch at back neck edge. Ch 1, sc in same ch and each ch around; do not join; work in a spiral. Mark first sc and move marker up as work progresses - 36 (36, 40) sc. Rnds 2-4 Sc in each sc around.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-390 Homespun Yarn: Lavender Sachet

Heathered Solid Pale lavendar


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98
Alternative Quantity: (2,3)

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

GAUGE:
7 dc + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Block pattern st. 7.5 sc + 8 rows = 4 inches [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 same st or space.
Shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO

Starting at neck edge, ch 36 (36, 40) loosely; join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.

Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 3, make 2 more dc in same beg ch, [skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch] 17 (17, 19) times, skip next ch; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 18 (18, 20) Blocks.



Rnd 2 Slip st in space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 7 (7, 8) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space (corner made), [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 8 (8, 9) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 20 (20, 22) Blocks between 2 corners.



Rnd 3 Slip st in space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 8 (8, 9) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 9 (9, 10) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 22 (22, 24) Blocks between 2 corners.



Rnd 4 Slip st in space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 9 (9, 10) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 10 (10, 11) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 24 (24, 26) Blocks between 2 corners.



Rnd 5 Slip st in space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between Blocks] 10 (10, 11) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in space between Blocks] 11 (11, 12) times, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 26 (26, 28) Blocks between 2 corners.



Rnds 6-10 (6-13, 6-15) Slip st into space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] across to next corner, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch3-space of corner, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] to corner, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner; join with slip st in top of beg ch.

There will be 36 (42, 48) Blocks between 2 corners at end of Rnd 10 (13, 15).



EDGING

Rnd 1 Slip st in first space, ch 1, *sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next space between Blocks, ch 3, skip next Block, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next space between Blocks (Shell made), ch 3, skip next Block, sc in space between Blocks; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of first sc - 12 (14, 16) Shells.



Rnd 2 Slip st to 2nd sc, ch 1, *sc in 3 sc, ch 3, skip next sc, (Shell, ch 1, Shell) in next ch1-space, ch 3, skip next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of first sc - 24 (28, 32) Shells.



Rnd 3 Slip st over to 2nd sc, * sc in next sc, skip next sc, ch 3, shell in next 3 ch1-spaces, ch 3, skip next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st in top of first sc - 36 (42, 48) shells.

Rnd 4 Ch 1, * sc in sc, ch 3, shell in next 3 ch1-spaces, ch 3; rep from * around, join with a slip st in top of first sc - 36 (42, 48) shells.

COLLAR
Rnd 1 With RS facing, working across opposite side of foundation ch on neck edge, join yarn in any ch at back neck edge.

Ch 1, sc in same ch and each ch around; do not join; work in a spiral.

Mark first sc and move marker up as work progresses - 36 (36, 40) sc.
Rnds 2-4 Sc in each sc around.

At end of Rnd 4, join with slip st in next sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PATTERNQ: In Rnd 3, where it says "Slip st in first space (working around post of last sc made) inches, what's the post?
A: sc was worked to create the last "space" of the each round.

Work around the body of the sc (instead of in the top 2 loops) as if it were a ch-1 space.
Q: Where is the other corner?
A: There are 2 "corners" made in each rnd.

One is at the center front and one at the center back of the poncho.

The one corner is (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) halfway through the rnd.

The other corner is worked in 2 pieces.

You do half of the first corner at the beginning of the rnd (ch 3, 2 dc in same space), then finish it at the end of the rnd (3 dc in same space as beg, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch to join).

This produces a complete "corner".
Q: In the Edging instructions, Rnd 2 reads: "Slip st in first space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, (Shell, ch 1, Shell) in next ch1-space; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, Shell in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch - 40 Shells.

inches but there is no sc in the previous rnd.
A: There are 5 sc between the shells in Rnd 1 of the Edging.

See the underlined phrases:
Rnd 1 Sl st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, shell between next 2 blocks; rep from * 18 times, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 2 dc in same space as beg, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch to join - 20 shells.
Q: In the Edging, Round 1, what is a shell?
A: Please see the Stitch Explanations section at the beginning of the pattern, where the definition is "Shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space."
Q: In the Edging instructions, Rnd 2 asks you to work into the next ch 1 space but there is no ch 1 space in the previous rnd.
A: The ch 1 space is part of the shells worked in Rnd 1.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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