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Free Pattern Friday: Crochet Poncho Pattern from Red Heart

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Crochet Poncho Pattern [3]Happy Friday, yarnies! The chilly weather is here to stay, which means it’s time to break out your fall and winter wardrobe for good. If you’re looking to add some new pieces to your collection this season, you’ll love this free pattern [4] from our friends at Red Heart! Colorful, classy, and perfect for layering, a poncho is the perfect no-brainer way to top off any outfit. This crochet poncho pattern [3] makes for a great crochet project to dig into this fall! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Dubonnet Poncho by Red Heart

Directions for Child and Adult are worked the same using different size hooks. Measurements and information are given for Child size with changes for Adult size are in parentheses.

GAUGE
16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in single crochet for Child size. 14 sts =4” (10 cm); 12 rows = 4” (10 cm)in single crochet for Adult size.CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use anysize hook to obtain the gauge
Finished Neck (across top of one collar piece): 11 (13)” [28 (33) cm]

Finished Length: 15 (21)” [38 (53.5) cm]

MATERIALS
RED HEART®Boutique Unforgettable™:2 (3) balls 3955 Winery
Susan Bates®Crochet Hook:5mm [US H-8] for Child size, 6mm[US J-10] for Adult size
Four 1 (1¼)” [25 (32) mm] glass buttons, yarn needle

Notes

  1. Poncho is worked from neck edge downwards.
  2. Two collar pieces are worked first, back and forth in rows. Buttonholes are worked across the side edges of the front collar before front and back collars are joined at lower corners.
  3. Lower portion of poncho is worked in joined rounds beginning around lower edge of collar

ABBREVIATIONS
ch= chain;
dc = double crochet;
sc= single crochet;
st(s) = stitch (es);
tr = treble (triple) crochet;
( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st;
[ ]= work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
*= repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

FRONT COLLAR

Beginning at neck edge (top), ch 41.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, 2 sc in next ch, *sc in next 6 ch, 2 sc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 5 ch, sc in last 5 ch, turn—45 sc.

Dubonnet Crochet Poncho [4]Front Ridge Pattern

Note: Both rows of the front ridge are worked into the sts of the same previous row. The first row (Row 2) is worked into the front loops only. The piece is turned and the next row (Row 3) is worked into the free loops of the same row (the free loops are in the front after the piece is turned).

Row 2 (right side): Ch 1, working in front loops only, slip st in each sc across, turn—45 slip sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, working in free loops of sts of previous row, [sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times, sc in last 5 sc, turn—50 sc.

Cable Pattern

Row 4 (right side): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip next 2 unworked sc of Row 3, sc in next sc, TURN and work sc in each ch of the ch-3 just made, slip st in the next sc (one cable made), TURN; working behind the cable, sc in each of the 2 skipped sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc of Row 3, turn—16 cables.

Note: In the next row, you will work a sc in the first and last st, and 3 sc evenly spaced behind each cable. The 3 sc behind each cable are worked into the sc that were worked into the 2 skipped sc. Work sc in one of these skipped sc and 2 sc into the other. Push the cables towards the right side of the throw as you work.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn—50 sc.

Front Ridge Pattern

Row 6 (right side): Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, working in free loops of sts of previous row, [sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times, sc in last 10 sc, turn—54 sc.

Arrow Pattern

Row 8 (right side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in first st, *skip next 3 sc, tr in next sc, working behind tr just made, dc in each of 3 skipped sc; repeat from * across to last st, dc in last st, turn—13 repeats.

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in first dc, *skip next 3 dc, tr in next tr, working in front of tr just made, dc in each of 3 skipped dc; repeat from * across to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, [sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times, sc in next 9 sc, sc in top of turning ch, turn—58 sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc] 3 times, sc in last 5 sc—61 sc.

Front Ridge Pattern

Row 12 (right side): Repeat Row 2.

Row 13: Ch 1, working in free loops of sts of previous row, [sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times, sc in last 9 sc, turn—65 sc.

Cable Pattern

Rows 14 and 15: Repeat Rows 4 and 5—21 cables.

Front Ridge Pattern

Row 16 (right side): Ch 1, working in front loops only, slip st in each sc across, turnFree Poncho Pattern [4]

Row 17: Ch 1, working in free loops of sts of previous row, sc in each sc across, turn—65 sc.

Buttonhole Plackets

Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 1, working across side edge of front collar, work 17 sc evenly spaced across side edge, turn—17 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc (for buttonhole), sc in next 9 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn—13 sc and 2 ch-2 spaces.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in last 2 sc. Fasten off. Join yarn with slip st in corner of other side edge and work buttonhole placket in same manner.

BACK COLLAR

Work same as front collar through Row 17.

Fasten off.

Sew lower corners of side edges of front and back collar together. Sew buttons to side edges of back collar opposite buttonholes on front collar.

LOWER PONCHO

Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join yarn with sc in side seam at lower edge of collar, *sc in next st (or end of row), ch 3, skip next st (or end of row); repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—68 ch-3 spaces.

Round 2: (Slip st, ch 3, dc) in first ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 3: Slip st in next dc, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 4: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 5: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 6: (Slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 7: Slip st in each dc to first ch-3 space, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 8: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Rounds 9–11: Repeat Rounds 5–7.

Round 12: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 13: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 space, *ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 4; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 14: (Slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-4 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, *ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 15: Slip st in each dc to first ch-3 space, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, *ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 4; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 16: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-4 space, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 17: Round 13.

Round 18: (Slip st, ch 3, 4 dc) in first ch-4 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, *ch 3, 5 dc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 19: Round 15.

Round 20: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-4 space, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch-4 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around, ch 4; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 21: Repeat Round 13.

Rounds 22 and 23: Rounds 18 and 19.

Note: For Child Size, skip to Last Round.

Adult Size Only:

Repeat Rounds 20–23.

Last Round: Ch 1, *(4 dc, ch 3, slip st in top of dc last dc made (picot made), 4 dc) in next ch-4 space, sc in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first dc

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

What’s your favorite thing to wear in the fall?