Thursday, November 17, 2005

SHORT ROUND PONCHO

copyright © 10/09/04 Dot Matthews
Round Ponchoround poncho full circle

10/14/04 Pattern tested by Chelle of Luv 2 Crochet and corrections have been made. Thank you, Chelle. You're the best!

Materials: P hook; 2 - 6 oz skeins Lion Brand Homespun, color, Tudor
gauge: 1 row = 1" and 1 completed crossed bar stitch = 2"

Adult size: one size fits most up to 2x
Finished poncho measures 11 1/2 inches from neckline to hem. I made this poncho to serve as a bed jacket to keep my shoulders warm. If you want a longer poncho, keep adding rows until it is as long as you desire.

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 row 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.

ROW 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.

ROW 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.

ROW 3 (increase row): 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.

ROW 4 (even row): 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.

ROW 5 (increase row): 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.

ROW 6 (even row): 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.

ROW 7 - 13: repeat row 6.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

If you want a longer poncho, just keep repeating row 6 until desired length is reached.