Effortless Chic Poncho ~Free Crochet Pattern!

Effortless Chic Poncho ~Free Crochet Pattern!

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 Poncho Free Crochet Pattern

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!

Materials:

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

Stitches:

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.

Instructions:

*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 worryThere 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

Chain 51

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

Ch 91

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

 

Joining Rectangles:

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 is sewn to 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.  

 Poncho Diagram

Neck Edging:

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.

Effortless Poncho Neckline Effortless Poncho Stitching

 

Bottom Edge

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!!

Effortless Poncho Free Crochet Pattern

Happy Crocheting!

Elena

And of course the usual Photo Bomb of Charlie!!

Effortless Poncho charlie

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Monday Makings and Crochet Pattern Review…

I can’t imagine a week without crochet!!!  This last week I have had many hours to sit and create… I love to design new projects and  one of my favorite things to design has been my Amazing Grace Series!!  I am working on the 8th pattern in the series, if you have been following then you know.. It is a Baby Blanket!!  If you are new to Beatrice Ryan Designs or don’t really know the back story of this Amazing Grace Series… I have dedicated these patterns to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Kay Gilb who passed away in 2007 from this disease!  The same stitch pattern is used in all of the projects designed in the series..  Now that I have several patterns in the series, I have expanded my dedication to making these patterns for all cancer types and anyone who is suffering or recovering from a major illness.  My hope is that if you love one of these patterns,,, You might make and donate one of your projects to the cause!  These patterns are for personal use too and I hope you enjoy making some for yourself or as gifts!!

So,,, This week I am over half way done with the pattern and here is another quick peek!!  The Amazing Grace Baby Blanket!!

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Amazing Grace Baby Blanket Coming Soon!!

Next up… A quick little pattern review… I am always wanting to make a quick fun project designed by someone else… So this week I made this adorable little Hedgehog.. This is a Red Heart Pattern and it is free… It was fun to make and I think any little one would love receiving this cute, soft toy!!  Click Here for the pattern!!

hedgehog

And, I can’t resist showing you another picture of my favorite dog,,, Charlie… He is always with me when I am trying to photograph my projects… He posed for this one just after I took the pictures of  the Amazing Grace Baby Blanket…

charlie

Happy Crocheting

Elena

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Crochet Pattern Preview… Happy 4th of July!!

HAPPY 4th of JULY

 

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Charlie and a Crochet Rag Wall Hanging/Rug, I make one of these every year to sell… If interested… it may still be available in my Etsy Store!!

 

 

Pattern Sneak Peek…

While I was on my short trip to take my daughter to college orientation,,, I was able to get some really fun yarn and start my next Free Crochet Pattern DesignIt is still in the design process,,, But I hope to finish it up this weekend and get it out to all of you next week!!  I thought you may like a little sneak peek!!  I’m not telling what it will be yet… Some of you have requested this project…  I hope you will love it!!

 

shawl Sample

Fun yarn and Fun New Pattern!!

To finish up this celebration,, I wanted to also share a collage of some of the fun flowers in my garden!!  Have a great 4th of July Holiday and make sure you get some crochet in while celebrating our countries freedom!!

garden collage

Happy 4th of July!!

Elena

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