Wednesday, November 30, 2005

PLEASING PINEAPPLES PONCHO

copyright © 07/21/05 Dot Matthews

Pleasing Pineapples Poncho closeup hemline

closeup neckline

Size: 1 size fits most thru 2X
Skill: intermediate

Stitches: single crochet; slip stitch; chain; double crochet; treble crochet; V stitch; DV Stitch

Stitch instructions:

V Stitch
- dc, ch 3, dc, all in the same stitch
DV Stitch (double v stitch) - 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, all in the same stitch
dec (decrease) - insert hook in st, yo, pull yarn thru stitch, insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru, yo and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook.
TR (treble crochet) - yo 2 times, insert hook in st, yo, draw yarn thru st, yo, draw thru 2 loops at a time until there's 1 loop left on hook.

Abbreviations: sc - single crochet; ch - chain; st - stitch; ea - each; sk - skip; V st - V stitch; sl st - slip stitch; dv - double v stitch; tr - treble; sp - space; beg - beginning

SUPPLIES:
Hook Size: J (K optional for starting chain)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brite, 3 6-oz skeins, 908 yards, color Grape 9610, 100% Acrylic. This poncho weighs 16.5 oz.
scissors; stitch markers (optional); blunt needle

MEASUREMENTS:
27" from neck to hem
1 pineapple = 3" long and 3" wide at widest point
Neck = 28" circumference
Hem = 86" circumference

INSTRUCTIONS

Chain 80, join to form a circle.

ROUND 1: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (80 sc)

ROUND 2: ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and 3 chs) dc in same st as join,
sk next 2 sts, *V st in next st, sk next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. End with sk 1 st, join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (27 V sts)

TIP: V st = dc, ch 3, dc, all in same stitch

ROUND 3: sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, V st in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (27 V sts)

ROUND 4: ch 1, sc in same st as join, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around, end with 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, 1 sc in last dc. Join in first sc. (135 sc)

ROUND 5: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (135 sc)

ROUND 6: repeat round 2 (45 V sts)

ROUND 7: repeat round 3 (45 V sts)

ROUND 8: repeat round 4 (225 sc)

ROUND 9: repeat round 5 (225 sc)

ROUND 10: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc in same st as join, ch 1, 2 dc in same st,
*ch 7, sk 5 sts,
sc in next st,
ch 3, sk 2 sts
sc in next st,
ch 7, sk 5 sts
DV in next st.
Repeat from * around, ending with ch 7, sk 5 sts, join in top of beg ch. (30 ch-7 sps, 15 dv st and 15 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 11: sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp.
*ch 3, sk next 2 dc,
sc in ch-7 sp
ch 5, sk sc, ch-3 sp and sc,
sc in ch-7 sp
ch 3,
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around. End with ch 3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (15 DV sts, 15 ch-5 sps, 30 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 12: sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp.
*sk next 2 dc, ch-3 sp, and sc
11 tr in next ch-5 sp
sk next sc and ch-3 sp
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around. End with 11 tr in ch-5 sp. Join in top of beg ch. (15 tr groups and 15 DV st)

TIP: TR (treble crochet) - yo 2 times, insert hook in st, yo, draw yarn thru st, yo, draw thru 2 loops at a time until there's 1 loop left on hook

ROUND 13: sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp.
*ch 2, sk 2 dc
sc in next tr,
(ch 3, sk next tr, sc in next tr) 5 times
ch 2, sk 2 dc
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around, ending with ch2, join in beg ch 3. (75 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 14: sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp.
*ch 3, sk next 2 dc, ch-2 sp and sc,
sc in next ch-3 sp,
(ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 4 times
ch 3, sk sc, ch-2 sp, and 2 dc,
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around, end with ch 3, join in top of beg ch. (90 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 15: sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp
*ch 4, sk next 2 dc, ch-3 sp and sc
sc in next ch-3 sp
(ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 3 times
ch 4, sk next sc, ch-3 sp, and 2 dc
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around, end with ch 4, join in beg ch 3. (45 ch-3 sps, 30 ch-4 sps, and 15 dvs)

ROUND 16: sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp
*ch 5, sk next 2 dc, ch-4 and sc,
1 sc in next ch-3 sp
(ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice
ch 5, sk next sc, ch-4 sps and 2 dc,
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around, end with ch 5, join in beg ch 3. (30 ch-3 sps, 30 ch-5 sps and 15 dvs)

ROUND 17: sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp,
*ch 7, sk next 2 dc, ch-5 sps, and sc
sc in ch-3 sp,
ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp
ch 7, sk next sc, ch-5 sp, and 2 dc
DV in ch-1 sp of next DV
Repeat from * around, end with ch 7, join in beg ch 3. (30 ch-7 sps, 15 ch-3 sps, and 15 dvs)

ROUND 18 thru 38: Repeat rounds 11 thru 17, 3 times

TIP: for a longer poncho, do more repeats, for a shorter poncho, do fewer repeats, but be sure to end with round 17.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

NECK EDGE

ROUND 1: attach yarn in any stitch on back edge of neck, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, dec, *sc in next 3 sts, dec. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc,

TIP: dec - insert hook in next st, yo and pull yarn thru st, insert hook in next st, yo, and pull yarn thru st, yo and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook.

ROUND 2: *ch 1, sl st in same st as join, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around, join in first sl st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.