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The Perfect Poncho
Lion Brand® Incredible® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40592

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Circumference 72" [183 cm] at lower edge Length 16" [40.5 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: Cast On, Crochet! Magazine, Knit It!, Learn To Crochet Digest, Simply Creative Crochet


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

520-208 Incredible Yarn: Copper Penny Earth tones of copper, blue and olive
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Note: (MC)

320-132 Fun Fur Yarn: Olive Green Earthy, sophisticated tawny olive.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
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

GAUGE:
8 sts = 4" [10 cm] + 3 rnds = 4 1/4" [11.5 cm] in pattern with MC on larger hook. 12 sc + 13 rnds = 4" [10 cm] with CC on smaller 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:
Base Ch/Sc Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops - 1 single crochet with its own chain at bottom.

Work next stitch under loops of that chain.

Insert hook under 2 loops at bottom of the previous stitch, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Repeat for length of foundation.

Note This stitch creates a foundation with more stretch than usual.



Shell 5 tr in same st.

NOTES:
Pattern consists of 6 sets of offset Shells alternating with 6 panels of mesh.

Each mesh panel begins and ends with 2 tr, between which the ch1-spaces of the mesh increase by 1 in each successive row.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO

With larger hook and MC, Base Ch/Sc 30; join with slip st in first sc, being careful not to twist ch.



Rnd 1 (wrong side) Ch 4, tr in first sc of Base Ch/Sc, skip next sc, *Shell in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next sc (panel made), skip next sc; repeat from * 4 more times, Shell in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, 2 tr in first sc, already holding ch-4 and tr (completing first panel), ch 1; join with slip st in top of beg ch; turn - 6 Shells and 6 panels (with 1 ch1-space).



Rnd 2 Ch 5, tr in next ch1-space, ch 1, tr in each of next 2 tr, *Shell in first tr of next Shell, ch 2, skip next 4 tr of Shell, tr in each of next 2 tr of next panel, ch 1, tr in next ch1-space, ch 1, tr in each of next 2 tr of same panel (panel made); repeat from * 4 more times, Shell in first tr of next Shell, ch 2, skip next 4 tr of Shell, tr in next tr of next panel (completing first panel); join with slip st in 4th ch of beg ch; turn - 6 Shells and 6 panels (with 2 ch1-spaces).



Rnd 3 Ch 4, tr in next tr, *Shell in first tr of next Shell, ch 2, skip next 4 tr of Shell, tr in each of next 2 tr of next panel, (ch 1, tr) in each ch1-space of panel, ch 1, tr in each of next 2 tr of same panel (panel made); repeat from * 4 more times, Shell in first tr of next Shell, ch 2, skip next 4 tr of Shell, tr in each of next 2 tr of next panel, (ch 1, tr) in each ch1-space of panel, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beg ch; turn - 6 Shells and 6 panels (with 3 ch1-spaces).



Rnd 4 Ch 5, (tr, ch 1) in each ch1-space of panel, tr in each of next 2 tr, *Shell in first tr of next Shell, ch 2, skip next 4 tr of Shell, tr in each of next 2 tr of next panel, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) in each ch1-space of panel, tr in each of next 2 tr of same panel (panel made); repeat from * 4 more times, Shell in first tr of next Shell, ch 2, skip next 4 tr of Shell, tr in next tr (completing first panel); join with slip st in 4th ch of beg ch; turn - 6 Shells and 6 panels (with 4 ch1-spaces).



Rnds 5-10 Repeat Rnds 3-4 - 6 Shells and 6 panels (with 10 ch1-spaces) at end of Rnd 10.

Fasten off.



Weave in ends and block Poncho before working Collar.

COLLAR

With right side of Poncho facing and smaller hook, join CC in any ch on inside edge of Base Ch/Sc at neck edge.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch, 2 sc in each ch around; do not join, work in a spiral, place marker in first sc of rnd and move marker up as work progress - 60 sc.



Rnds 2-10 Sc in each sc around.

At end of Rnd 10, join with slip st in next sc.



Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
yo = yarn over


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