Thursday, November 17, 2005

BABY SHORT ROUND PONCHO

copyright © 10/09/04 Dot Matthews
Chelle's baby poncho

This is Chelle's version of the Short Round Poncho. The picture shown is Chelle's finished baby outfit. She added the rose embellishment and made a matching headband. She has graciously allowed me to post her changes and her picture. You can find the headband instructions at the end of this pattern, compliments of Chelle of Luv to Crochet, but I'm afraid you're on your own for the rose embellishment. Thank you, Chelle, this is beautiful.

Materials: about 5 oz of baby soft dk yarn for both poncho and headband
K hook

size: 12/18 months

NOTE 1: do not count beginning chain as a stitch
NOTE 2: ch-1 space is not instructing you to do anything. It refers to the space made in the
previous round by the chain 1.
NOTE 3: crossed bar st can be found at http://www.obgidge.com/lesson14.html

SPECIALTY STITCHES:
Crossed Bar Stitch - yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook),
yo insert hook in next st or sp indicated, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo draw thru all 5
loops on hook - crossed bar stitch made.

INC Cluster - yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook) yo, insert
hook in same st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook) yo, draw thru all 5 loops on hook - cluster
made.

ROUND 1: Ch 55, join to form circle. Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 1, (sk 1 st, sc in next st,
ch 1) around. Join in first sc.

ROUND 2: Ch 2, yo, pull up a loop in first ch-1 sp,
sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in next ch-1 sp,
yo, draw thru 5 loops on hook,
*ch 1, yo, pull up a loop in same sp as last st,
sk next st,
yo, pull up a loop in next sp,
yo, draw thru all 5 loops on hook*
Repeat from * to * around.
end with yo, pull up a loop in same sp as last st,
yo, pull up a loop in same space as FIRST ST of round,
(ignore beginning ch 2),
yo, draw thru 5 loops on hook.
ch 1, join in first crossed bar st.

ROUND 3 (increase round): ch 2, yo, pull up a loop in first ch-1 sp,
yo, pull up a loop in next ch-1 sp,
yo, draw thru all 5 loops on hook (crossed bar stitch made)
ch 1, (yo pull up a loop in same sp as last st) twice
yo, draw thru 5 loops on hook (increase cluster made)
ch 1, pull up a loop in same sp as increase cluster
yo, pull up a loop in next ch-1 sp
yo, pull thru 5 loops on hook (crossed bar st made).
*ch 1, increase cluster, ch 1, crossed bar st*
repeat from * to * around
end with yo, pull up a loop in same sp as last st,
yo, pull up a loop in same space as FIRST ST of round,
(ignore beginning ch 2)
ch 1, join in first crossed bar st.

ROUND 4 (even round): ch 2, crossed bar st, ch 1, in each sp around,
end with yo, pull up a loop in same sp as last st,
yo, pull up a loop in same space as FIRST ST of round,
(ignore beginning ch 2)
yo, draw thru 5 loops on hook,
ch 1, join in first crossed bar st.

ROUND 5 (increase round): ch 2,
*crossed bar st, ch 1,
crossed bar st, ch 1,
inc cluster, ch 1*, repeat from * to * around
end with yo, pull up a loop in same sp as last st,
yo, pull up a loop in same space as FIRST ST of round,
(ignore beginning ch 2)
yo, draw thru 5 loops on hook,
ch 1, join in first crossed bar st.

ROUND 6 (even round): ch 2, crossed bar st, ch 1, in ea sp around.
end with yo, pull up a loop in same sp as last st,
yo, pull up a loop in same space as FIRST ST of round,
(ignore beginning ch 2)
yo, draw thru 5 loops on hook,
ch 1, join in first crossed bar st.

ROUND 7 - 16: repeat round 6.

CHELLE'S EDGING:

ROUND 1: ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in ea ch-1 sp around, join in first sc.

ROUND 2: ch 1, reverse sc in the ch-1 spaces of previous round.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach yarn in any st at neck edge and repeat round 1 and round 2 of edging. Fasten off and
weave in ends.

CHELLE'S HEADBAND

For the headband, K hook, I did:

Ch 8

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch) to end, ch 4 (counts
as first dc plus ch 1) , turn

Row 2: crossed bar st in first and next ch sp, ch 1, crossed bar st in same sp and in next ch
sp, ch 1, dc in last sc, ch 4, turn

Row 3: Repeat row 2 until headband measures desired length before stretching.

Headband will stretch about an inch to fit also. At the end of your last crossed bar st row,

ch 1, turn

Last Row: sc in each st and sp across (7 sc)

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew ends of headband together. Sew on crocheted flower or rose as desired to finish the look.