Wednesday, November 30, 2005

BOWS AND ARROWS PONCHO

copyright © 07/03/05 Dot Matthews

Bows and Arrows Bows and Arrows

neckline viewhemline view
CORRECTION: Round 7 corrected. Thanks to Deborah for reporting the error.
Deborah also states... "I loved the look of this poncho, but wanted to make it for my precious princess [granddaughter] for her upcoming 8th birthday. All that I did was use an H hook instead. It is gorgeous."
Thank you, Deborah, for reporting the error and your tip for changing the size.


8/31/05 CORRECTION: Thanks to Katrina, corrections have been made to some stitch counts at the end of rounds. Thank you, Katrina, I appreciate you reporting the errors to me.

11/08/05 CORRECTION: Thanks to StitchinCindy, correction has been made to the beginning chain. Thank you, StitchinCindy, I appreciate your feedback.

Skill: Easy

Size: one size fits most up through 2X, length = 25" from neckline to point on hemline
Hook size: J (K optional for foundation chain)

Yarn: Bernat Baby Coordinates, sports weight; color #35 Lovely Lilac, 3 6oz skeins, pattern used 1099 yards. Yarn content is 75.2% acrylic, 22.2% acetate, 2.6% nylon

Supplies used: scissors, blunt needle, tape measure, stitch marker

Gauge: 5 rows = 4" measured from center bottom of shell; 2 panels = 6" measured from center of bow across 2 panels to center of next bow

Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch;

Abbreviations: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; tog = together; ea = each; st(s) = stitch(es); sk = skip; beg = beginning; sp = space

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Beginning chain counts a first stitch unless otherwise stated.

FOUNDATION: ch 80, join with sl st to first sc, be careful not to twist ch.

ROUND 1: ch 3, dc in ea ch around. Join in top of beg ch. (81dc)

ROUND 2: ch 6 (counts as first dc and chain 3), dc in same st as join,
sk next 2 sts,
*(dc, ch 3, dc) in next st,
sk next 2 sts.
Repeat from * around. Join in 3rd ch of beg chain. (27 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 3: sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp,
* (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch.
(27 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 4: sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-3 sp. ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-3
sp, ch 1, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join in
top of beg ch. (27 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 5: sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp,
ch 2, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join in top of
beg ch. (27 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 6: sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp,
ch 3, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (54 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 7: sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next sp
ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp
*(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp,
(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (54 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 8: sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st,
*5 dc in next ch-3 sp
(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (27 ch-3 sps and 27 5 dc groups)

ROUND 9: sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next sp, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp,
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 5, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc
*(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp,
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc
ch 5, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (27 ch-2 sps and 27 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 10: sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next sp, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp,
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 5, dc in next dc
*(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc
ch 5, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (27 ch-2 sps and 27 ch-5 sps.

ROUND 11: sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next sp, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp,
* sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 3, sc around chs of last 2 rounds
ch 3, dc in next dc
(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp.
Repeat from * around.
End with ch 3, sc around chs of last 2 rounds, ch 3, dc in next dc. Join in top of beg ch. (54 ch- 3 sps, 27 scs, 27 ch-2 sps)

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ROUND 12:
sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 5, sk next sc, dc in next dc,
*(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp,
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 5, sk next sc, dc in next dc.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (27 ch-2 sps and 27 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 13: Repeat round 12.

ROUND 14: sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp,
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc
ch 3, sc around chain of previous 2 rounds
ch 3, dc in next dc,
*(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp
sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 3, sc around chains of previous 2 rounds,
ch 3, dc in next dc.
Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (27 ch-2 sps and 27 ch-5 sps)

ROUNDS 15 thru 26: (Repeat rounds 12, 13, and 14) 4 times

NOTE: If poncho is too short, repeat rounds 12, 13, and 14 until your poncho is as long as you wnt it. For a shorter poncho, do fewer repeats of rounds 12, 13, and 14.

ROUND 27: ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), hdc in same st as join, hdc in next
2 sts,
(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch-2 sp,
hdc in next 4 sts,
3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp,
*hdc in next 4 sts
(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch-2 sp
hdc in next 4 sts
3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp.
Repeat from * around. end with 1 hdc in last st, Join in first hdc (ignore the beg
ch 2)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

NECK EDGE

Work BETWEEN the stitches and not in the loops of the stitch for round 1 only.

ROUND 1: with right side of poncho facing you, join yarn between any 2 sts at the back of the neck edge.

ch 1, sc in same place as join, sc in next 2 sps,
sc in next sp, decrease over next 2 sps,
*sc in next 3 sps, decrease over next 2 sps.
Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (64 sc)

Note: decrease = insert hook in next space, pull yarn thru, insert hook in next space, pull yarn thru, yo pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook.

ROUND 2: working in stitches now, ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3,
*sk next st, sc in next st, ch 3. Repeat from * around. (32 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 3: *4 sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.