Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fall Poncho

Yeahh lol. my face thinks its job is to make funny/creepy faces in pictures. i made this poncho from 2 skeins each of "leaf" and "twig" Red Heart Soft, which are 5 oz. skeins. And i used an aluminum size I hook

The squares (or rectangles, derr...) are worked in the basic granny style, and there are four squares of alternating color, joined short side to long side.

i chained 16
Round 1) 2dc in 4th ch from hook
(sk 2 chs, ch1, 3dc in next st) across to last st, ch1
in last st make: 3dc, ch2, then make 3dc in same st.
ch2 again and make 3dc again in same sp.
Now you will be working on the other side of the beginning chain.
Rep as before, to last st on that side. ch1
in last st (same st as first 2dc) make 3dc, ch2 (twice).
join with sl st to top of beginning ch3.

Round 2) ch3, turn.
2dc in ch1 sp just directly behind chains you just made.
(ch1, 3dc in next ch1 sp) across and around.
make sure you put corners (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in corner spaces.
join with sl st to top of beginning ch3.

Continue in this way until rectangle has 12 Rounds, or to desired size.
i changed colors ever 2 Rounds
Fasten off and weave in ends, OR! leave a tail if you prefer, for sewing.

Sew Sides: long sides to short sides, starting at the corners so you match up the right stitches and don't get a wonky lookin poncho.

while this pattern is surely not the first nor the last of its kind, it is my creation and i appreciate that it not be copied or sold. thanks :)


1 comment:

Beth Cotton said...

Hi love this pattern. I am trying to figure out if I need to go up a hook size--I know ponchos are usually one size fits all, but you look super tiny in the photo. I usually wear a size 8 & want to make sure it won't be too little! Thanks for sharing.