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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Plus Size
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50189-13C Like the poncho that Martha wore going home and on her 'Poncho' show Dogs - Kids - Adult Size - Plus Size - Knit versions - En Español

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 2X, 3X
L-1X (2X-3X) Circumference 23 1/4 (25 1/4) inches [59.75 (64.75) cm] at neck edge Length 33 (36)inches [84 (91.5) 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 30, 2005)
Rnds 4 - 26 (28) Slip st in first space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, (skip next 3 dc, make 3 dc in next space between blocks) across to next corner, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-space of corner, (skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between blocks) to beg ch, 3 dc in same space as beg, join with slip st in top of beg ch - 72 (78) blocks and 2 corners. EDGING Rnd 1 Slip 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 in space between blocks; repeat from * 22 (24) 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, join with a slip st in top of beg ch - 24 (26) shells.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

790-320 Homespun Yarn: Regency

'Painterly' color Soft teal and gray


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
7 dc + 4 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in block pattern st 7 1/4 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 44 (48) loosely and 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] 21 (23) times, skip next ch, join with slip st in top of beg ch - 22 (24) blocks.



Rnd 2 Slip st in space before next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, (skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in space between next 2 blocks) 10 (11) times, skip next 3 dc, in next space (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc - corner made), (skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between blocks) 10 (11) times, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc, ch 1 in same space as beg, join with slip st in top of beg ch - 24 (26) blocks and 2 corners.



Rnd 3 Slip st in first space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, (skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between blocks) 11 (12) times, skip next 3 dc, in next space (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), (skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between blocks) 11 (12) times, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in same space as beg, join with slip st in top of beg ch - 26 (28) blocks and 2 corners.



Rnds 4 - 26 (28) Slip st in first space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, (skip next 3 dc, make 3 dc in next space between blocks) across to next corner, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-space of corner, (skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space between blocks) to beg ch, 3 dc in same space as beg, join with slip st in top of beg ch - 72 (78) blocks and 2 corners.



EDGING

Rnd 1 Slip 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 in space between blocks; repeat from * 22 (24) 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, join with a slip st in top of beg ch - 24 (26) shells.



Rnd 2 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 ch 1-space; repeat from * 22 (24) times, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, shell in same space as beg, join with a slip st to beg ch - 48 (52) Shells.



Rnd 3 Slip st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, shell in next ch 1-space, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, shell in next 3 ch 1-spaces; repeat from * 22 (24) times, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, shell in next ch 1-space, 2 dc in same space as beg, join with slip st to beg ch - 72 (78) Shells.



Rnd 4 Slip st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, shell in next ch-1 space, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, shell in each of next 3 ch 1-spaces; repeat from * 22 (24) times, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, shell in next ch 1-space, 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1, join with slip st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.



COLLAR
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 each sc, do not join, work in a spiral.

Mark first sc and move marker up as work progresses - 44 (48) scs.



Rnds 2 - 6 Sc in each sc around.

Fasten off.

Weave in loose 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:
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochetrnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
CC = contrasting color
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
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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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