Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Striped Trim Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 40438

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 Length 19" [48.5 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

790-368 Homespun Yarn: Montana Sky Heathered Solid Deep and medium blue
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Alternative Quantity: (2, 3)
Note: (MC)

790-322 Homespun Yarn: Baroque Heathered Solid Medium violet and dark rose
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Note: (A)

790-336 Homespun Yarn: Barrington Heathered Solid Deep violet and teal
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Note: (B)

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
1 inch [2.5 cm] pin back for Flower, optional Sewing needle and matching thread for Flower, optional
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

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

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.

STRIPED TRIM VERSION

YOKE
Work same as Basic Yoke in following Stripe Sequence: (1 rnd MC, 1 rnd A, 1 rnd B) twice.



Sizes XS and S/M only
Rnd 7 Work one rnd even in sc with MC.

Fasten off.



Size L/XL only
Rnd 7 Work using MC.

Fasten off.

BODY
Work as for Basic Body using MC, repeating last row 10 times (12 V rows total).

Fasten off.



FINISHING

STRIPED BAND
Note To match Yoke striping, work all rows of band on RS.
Row 1 (RS) Work as for Basic Band using MC.

Fasten off.
Row 2 (RS) Return to same place as beg of Row 1, join A in next unworked sc of Yoke, ch 1, work as Basic Band Row 2, ending with slip st in next unworked sc of Yoke.

Fasten off.
Row 3 (RS) With B, repeat Row 2.

Fasten off.
Row 4 (RS) With MC, repeat Row 2.

Fasten off.



FLOWER

CENTER
With B and smaller hook, leaving long tail for attaching Flower, ch 5, join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 3] five times, join with slip st in beg sc - 5 ch3-spaces.
Rnd 2 [Slip st in next ch3-space, (ch 6, slip st in same ch3-space) 4 times, ch 6] five times, join with slip st in base of beg slip st, turn - 25 ch6-spaces.
Rnd 3 (WS) [Slip st around post of next sc of Rnd 1, ch 4] five times, slip st in beg slip st.

Fasten off.



PETALS
With RS facing and smaller hook, join A in any ch-4 space of Rnd 3.
Row 1 Ch 3, 9 dc in same ch-space, turn - 10 dc.
Row 2 Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in top of t-ch, turn - 12 dc.
Row 3 Skip first dc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, slip st in top of t-ch, rotate, slip st in 2 dc row edges, slip st in same ch-4 space, slip st in next ch-4 space.



Repeat Rows 1-3 for 4 more Petals.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Use beg tail to attach Flower to Poncho, or using needle and matching thread, sew pin back to WS of Flower Center.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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