Wednesday, November 30, 2005

REFLECTIONS PONCHO

copyright © Dot Matthews 6/15/05

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stitch closeup


Special thanks to SWAPNA for testing this pattern. The corrections she suggested are done in red. Great job, Swapna!

Size: Adult up to 2x. Measures 23" from neckline to hemline

Skill level: easy to intermediate

Materials:
Yarn, Bernat Baby Coordinates, sport weight, white, 2 full 6 oz. skeins and a scant amount of a 3rd skein. (1020 yds)

K hook for beginning chain (optional)
J hook
scissors
blunt needle
stitch marker

Gauge: 9 dc = 3" and 4 rows dc = almost 3" (2 7/8")

Stitches/abbreviations used: ch=chain; dc=double crochet; sl st=slip stitch; sc=single crochet; hdc=half double crouchet; dec=decrease; beg=beginning; st=stitch; sts=stitches; sp=space; sk=skip; ea=each

Special instructions: Decrease – yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru st, (3 loops on hook) insert hook in next st, yo, pull thru st (4 loops on hook), yo and pull thru all 4 loops on hook. Decrease complete.


INSTRUCTIONS

ROUND 1: with K hook, ch 80, join in first ch to form a circle, ch 1, sc in same st as join, *sc in next st. Repeat from * around. join in first st. (80 sc) Switch to J hook.

ROUND 2: ch 3, (beg ch counts as st) dcin same st as join, ch 2, *sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (54 dc)

ROUND 3: ch 3, dc in next st, *2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last ch-2 sp. Join in top of beg ch. (120 dc)

ROUND 4: ch 3, dc in same st as join, ch 2, *sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (80 dc)

ROUND 5: ch 3, dc in next st, *2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around, end with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp. Join in top of beg ch. (180 dc)

ROUND 6: ch 3, dc in same st as join, ch 2, *sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (120 dc)

ROUND 7: ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (240 dc)

ROUND 8: ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 4, *sk next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 4, Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 dc)

ROUND 9: ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (120 dc)

ROUND 10: ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (192 dc)

ROUND 11: sl st in next 2 chs, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as beg ch, 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, *sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch. (216 dc)

ROUND 12: sl st in next 4 dc, ch 1, sc in same dc as ch 1, ch 4, *sk next 4 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 4, sk next 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 dc)

ROUND 13 thru ROUND 28: (repeat round 9, 10, 11, 12) 4 times.

ROUND 29 thru 31: repeat round 9, 10, 11.

ROUND 32: ch 3, dc in ea dc and ch-1 sp around. Join in top of beg ch. (240 dc)

ROUND 33: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (240 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

NECK EDGE:

With right side facing, attach yarn in any stitch at the back of the neck edge.

ROUND 1: ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in same st as ch, *hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first hdc. (80 hdc)

ROUND 2: ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next 2 sts, *dec, hdc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first hdc. (60 hdc)

dec= yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru st, (3 loops on hook) insert hook in next st, yo, pull thru st (4 loops on hook), yo and pull thru all 4 loops on hook. Decrease complete.

ROUND 3: ch 2, *sl st in next st, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join in first ch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.