A simple, yet classic poncho is a must for every wardrobe in 2015! Start your year off with the Effortless Chic Poncho!!
The Effortless Chic Poncho is the 3rd pattern in this series,,, The same, simple stitching technique is used throughout the Effortless Chic line…. Worked in two rectangles that are joined to form a fun and chic poncho, with a classic neckline and edging.. This Poncho will work up in just a few hours and be ready to wear on the next chilly day!
Effortless Chic Poncho
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The Effortless Chic Poncho will fit an average size woman and by using a larger hook and/or bulky yarn you can make this project larger!
Yarn ~ 800 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Pictured here in Plymouth Yarn Encore Dynamo, Color 020 (This is a Self Striping Yarn).
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Hook ~ J
Scissors and Yarn Needle
Sk ~ Skip St ~ Stitch Ch ~ Chain Sl St ~ Slip Stitch Sc ~ Single Crochet Dc ~ Double Crochet Reverse Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet
*Special Stitch ~ X Stitch, This stitch pattern is formed by Skipping a stitch, Dc in the next stitch and then crossing back to the previous skipped stitch and making another Dc.. This forms an X Stitch.
*Tip, You will be making two rectangles to form the poncho, working one horizontally and the other vertically… Once the rectangles are complete, you will sew them together to form a simple poncho shape… Don’t worry… There is a diagram to help you! Once sewn you will crochet a simple neckline and edging to complete your project!
Each rectangle measures Approximately 16″ x 32″
First Rectangle: Working in short rows
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each St across. = 50 Sc
Row 2: Turn, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), *Sk St, Dc in next St, Dc in previous skipped St to form an ” X St” *, Repeat * * Across and Dc in the last St. = 2 Dc and 24 X Sts
Rows 3-56: Repeat Row 2. Finish Off
Second Rectangle: Working in long rows
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each St across. = 90 Sc
Row 2: Turn, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), *Sk St, Dc in next St, Dc in previous skipped St to form an ” X St” *, Repeat * * Across and Dc in the last St. = 2 Dc and 44 X Sts
Rows 3-25: Repeat Row 2. Finish Off
Using a yarn needle and matching yarn, you will whip stitch the poncho into place… Sewing a short end of Rectangle 2 to the long edge of Rectangle 1 as seen in the diagram A is sewn to B and a Short end of Rectangle 1 to the long edge of Rectangle 2, C is sewn to D. Tip… Sew from the outside towards the inside to make sure the edges of the poncho stay flush.
Row 1: With the right side facing ( your seams will be on the inside of the poncho), Join with Sl St to the stitch closest to the center of the “v” point on either side. Ch 1, Sc 48 evenly to the next center “v” on the other side. Sc 48 evenly around to the beginning Sc. Join with Sl St to beginning. =96 Sc
Row 2: Sl St in the next St, Ch 1 Sc in the next 46 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (these are the 2 stitches in the “v”), Sc in the next 46 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (the second “v”), Join to beginning Sc = 92 Sc
Row 3: Sl St in the next St, Ch 1 Sc in the next 44 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (these are the 2 stitches in the “v”), Sc in the next 44 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (the second “v”), Join to beginning Sc = 88 Sc
Row 4: Sl St in the next St, Ch 1 Sc in the next 44 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (these are the 2 stitches in the “v”), Sc in the next 42 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (the second “v”), Join to beginning Sc = 84 Sc
Row 5: This row is worked in Reverse Sc. Ch 1, Sk first 2 Sts to your right (this is the “v”), Reverse SC in the next 40 Sts, Sk 2 Sts (this is the second “v”), Reverse Sc in the next 40 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning. Finish off.
With Right Side Facing and working along the bottom edge of the poncho
Row 1: Join with Sl St in the center St of one of the points at the bottom edge of the poncho. Ch 1, Sc in the same St, Sc 135 evenly across to the stitch before the next point of the poncho, 3 Sc in the St at the point. Sc 135 evenly across to the last St before the Beginning Sc (This will be the first point of the poncho), 2 Sc in the same St as the beginning Sc(, Join with Sl St . =276 Sc
Row 2: Sl St in the next St, Ch 1, Sc in the same St, * Ch 2, Sk next St, Sc in next St*, Repeat * * 68 times. (Your last Sc should be in the Center St of the 1st point)., Ch 2 Sc in same St, *Ch 2, Sk next St, Sc in the next St*, Repeat * * 68 times,(This last Sc should be in the center of the 2nd point), Ch 2 Sc in same St, Ch 2, Sk St and Join to beginning. = 140 Ch 2 Spaces.
Row 3: *3 Dc in the next Ch 2 Sp, Sl St in next Sc* Repeat * * 67 Times, 5 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp (this is the 1st point), *Sl St in next Sc, 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp* Repeat * * 68 times, Sl St in next Sc, 5 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp (2nd point), Sl St in next Sc, 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp, Join With Sl St to last Sc. Finish off. = 138-3Dc shells and 2-5 Dc Shells.
Congratulations!!! You now have your own Effortless Chic Poncho!!
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