Crochet "Comin' Home" Poncho

SUPPLIES:

SIZE
Circumference
24" [61 cm] at neck
Length 22" [56 cm] at sides; 30" [76 cm] at points

MATERIALS
LION BRAND Homespun
   4 skeins #320 Regency
   or color of your choice
LION BRAND size N-13 [9 mm] crochet hook OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
   Scrap of contrasting yarn to be used as a marker

GAUGE
7 dc + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pattern.
8 rows sc = 4" [10 cm].
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS
Block
3 dc in same st or space.
Shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space.

 

DIRECTIONS:  

PONCHO
Starting at neck edge, ch 44 loosely and join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 3, [skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch] 21 times, skip next ch, 2 dc in same ch as beg; join with slip st in top of beg ch – 22 Blocks.
Rnd 2 Slip st in space before next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] 10 times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space for corner, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] 10 times, 3 dc in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 24 Blocks; 2 corners.
Rnd 3 Slip st in first space (working around post of last sc made), ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] 11 times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch1-space of corner, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] 11 times, 3 dc in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 26 Blocks; 2 corners.
Rnds 4-20 Slip st in first space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] across to next corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch1-space of corner, [3 dc in space between next 2 Blocks] across to beg space, 3 dc in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 60 Blocks; 2 corners at end of Rnd 20.

EDGING
Rnd 1
Slip st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, Shell in space between Blocks; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 2 dc in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 20 Shells.
Rnd 2 Slip st in first space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, (Shell, ch 1, Shell) in next ch1-space; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, Shell in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 40 Shells.
Rnd 3 Slip st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, Shell in next ch1-space, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, Shell in next 3 ch1-spaces; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, Shell in next ch1-space, 2 dc in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 60 Shells.
Rnd 4 Slip st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, Shell in next ch1-space, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, Shell in each of next 3 ch1-spaces; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, Shell in next ch1-space, 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

COLLAR
Rnd 1
With RS facing, working across opposite side of foundation ch on neck edge, join yarn in any ch on neck edge. Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each ch around; do not join; work in a spiral. Mark first sc and move marker up as work progresses – 44 sc.
Rnds 2-6 Sc in each sc around.
At end of Rnd 6, join with slip st in next sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PATTERN

  1. Q: In Rnd 3, where it says “Slip st in first space (working around post of last sc made)”, what’s the post?
    A: sc was worked to create the last "space" of the each round. Work around the body of the sc (instead of in the top 2 loops) as if it were a ch-1 space.
     
  2. Q: Where is the other corner?
    A: There are 2 "corners" made in each rnd. One is at the center front and one at the center back of the poncho. The one corner is (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) halfway through the rnd. The other corner is worked in 2 pieces. You do half of the first corner at the beginning of the rnd (ch 3, 2 dc in same space), then finish it at the end of the rnd (3 dc in same space as beg, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch to join). This produces a complete "corner".
     
  3. Q: In the Edging instructions, Rnd 2 reads: “Slip st in first space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, (Shell, ch 1, Shell) in next ch1-space; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, Shell in same space as beg; join with sc in top of beg ch – 40 Shells.” but there is no sc in the previous rnd (there is as part of the Shells).
    A: There are 5 sc between the shells in Rnd 1 of the Edging. See the underlined phrases:
    Rnd 1 Sl st in first space, ch 3, dc in same space, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, shell between next 2 blocks; rep from * 18 times, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 2 dc in same space as beg, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch to join – 20 shells.

 

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