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Home : Patterns : Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho

Free Knitting Pattern: Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 50189-K
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Adult Medium
Circumference 24 inches [61 cm] at neck; 120" [305 cm] at lower edge
Length 22 inches [56 cm] at sides; 30 inches [76 cm] at center point

Note: Also available in larger sizes.

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A knitted version of the poncho that Martha wore going home and on her 'Poncho' show

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-320 Homespun Yarn: Regency
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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho

Lion Brand® Homespun®


11 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS).
12 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Mock Granny st. 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


(K 1, p 1) in yo Knit into yo from previous row, but do not drop yo from needle. Bring yarn to front and purl into same yo. Drop yo from needle.


Scalloped Edge Pattern (multiple of 18 sts)

Row 1 (WS) Knit.
Row 2 Knit.
Row 3 Purl.
Row 4 *[K2tog] 3 times, [yo, k 1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; repeat from *.
Note There are 6 increases and 6 decreases per repeat; you will have the same number of sts at the end of this row that you did when you began.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Scalloped Edge pattern.

Mock Granny Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 2 sts decreased.
Row 2 Repeat Row 1 – 2 sts decreased.
Row 3 P 1, *p2tog, yo, p2tog; repeat from * to last st, p 1 – 1 st decreased in each repeat.
Row 4 K 1, *k 1, (k 1, p 1) in yo, k 1; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 1 st increased in each repeat.
Note It is important to keep track of your increases and decreases, which vary from row to row:

  • Rows 1 and 2 each decrease 2 stitches per row.
  • Row 3 decreases 1 stitch each repeat.
  • Row 4 increases 1 stitch each repeat.

There are a total of 4 decreases each time Rows 1-4 are completed.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for Mock Granny Stitch pattern.


Poncho is worked in 4 sections which are then sewn together.


Loosely cast on 90 sts. Knit 1 row. Starting with Row 1, work 4 repeats (16 rows) of Scalloped Edge pattern. Then, starting with Row 1, work 18 repeats (72 rows) of Mock Granny Stitch pattern. Knit across remaining 18 sts. Place sts on holder.


Sew Sections together from bottom of Scalloped Edge to neck, leaving 1 of the 4 seams open.

Neckband Slip all neck sts from holders onto needle – 72 sts. With RS facing, join yarn to right side of neck and knit across all sts. Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 2 inches [5 cm], ending with a RS row. Bind off loosely. Sew remaining Poncho and Neckband seam. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho Reviewed by Sharon Prince on 2013-02-21 *****
I love this pattern! I joined all sections and worked the neckline with a circular needle turning the poncho into a turtleneck. I get compliments everywhere I go!

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