Wednesday, November 30, 2005

PEEKS AND VALLEYS PONCHO

Peeks & ValleysPeeks & Valleys

copyright 06/10/05 © Dot Matthews

Skill level: easy to intermediate
Size: 1 size fits most up to 2X

Poncho measures 21" to 22" from neckline to hem edge.

Gauge: 1 8dc shell = 2" across and 1 ½" top of shell to bottom of shell;
2 dc/ch groups = 2"

Yarn: Bernat Baby Coordinates, color 131 Blue Bon Bon, 1 ½ 6 oz skeins, 707 yds; 75.2% acrylic, 22.2% acetate, 2.6% nylon

Materials: K hook; scissors, blunt needle, stitch marker (use a purchased stitch marker, piece of yarn, safety pin, bobby pin, or whatever you have available)

Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch
Special Stitches: Shell = 8 dc in ch-3 loop
dc/ch group or group = ch 3, dc in third ch from hook
sc next 2 sts tog = insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru st, insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru st, yo, pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
sp = space
st = stitch
tog = together

Notes: numbers in ( ) at end of rounds tells the number of stitches you should have for that round.

INSTRUCTIONS:


Peeks and Valleys does not have a "traditional" starting chain.


ROUND 1: *ch 3, dc in third ch from hook. Repeat from * 25 times. Join in space between ch and dc of first group. Be careful not to twist groups. (26 dc/ch groups)

ROUND 2: working in spaces between ch and dc of groups, ch 1, sc in same sp as join, ch 10 *sc in next group, ch 10. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (26 ch 10 loops)

ROUND 3: sl st in next ch-10 loop, ch 1, 11 sc in same ch-10 loop, *11 sc in next ch-10 loop. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (286 sc)

ROUND 4: sl st in next 5 sc, ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 8, *sk next 10 sc, sc in next st, ch 8. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (26 ch-8 loops)

ROUND 5: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 7 sc in next ch-8 loop, *sc in next st, 7 sc in next ch-8 loop. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (207 sc)

ROUND 6: ch 1, sc in same st as join, (sc next 2 sts tog) twice, sc innext 4 sts, *ch 3, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * around to last 9 sts. End with ch 3, (sc next 2 sts tog) twice, sc in next 5 sc, ch 3, join in first sc. (29 ch-3 loops and 203 sc)

ROUND 7: sl st in next 3 sts, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next 3 sts, 8 dc in next ch-3 loop for shell, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (29 shells)

ROUND 8: sl st in next 4 sts, sl st in sp between 4th and 5th dc of shell, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 6, *sc in sp between 4th and 5th dc of next shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (29 ch-6 loops)

ROUND 9: ch 1, sc in same st as join, *(3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in next ch-6 loop, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (29 ch-3 loops)

ROUND 10: ch 1, sc in same st as join, *sk next 3 sts, 8 dc in next ch-3 loop, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (29 shells)

ROUND 11 thru ROUND 31: Repeat rounds 8, 9 and 10.

ROUND 32: ch 1, sc in same st as join, *sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc.

Fasten off, weave in ends

NECK EDGE

Working in spaces between ch and dc of groups, attach yarn in any space on neck edge. Ch 1, sc in same space where yarn was attached, *5 dc in next space, sc in next space. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.