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Short Lacey Poncho

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Description

SUPPLIES &TOOLS:

  • Red HeartBoutique Unforgettable: 2 balls Springtime
  • Susan BatesCrochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
GAUGE: 18 dc = 4" (10 cm); Rows 2–9 = 4" (10 cm) in panel pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches
picot = Ch 4, slip st in 4th ch from hook.
reverse hdc (reverse half double crochet) = Work half double crochet in opposite direction from normal (left to right if right-handed, right to left if left-handed). It creates a rope-like twisted edging.

Notes:
Poncho is made from 2 rectangular panels joined with mesh inserts.
Neck and short edges are finished with reverse half double crochet stitching.
Neck edging is worked in rounds; long and short edgings are worked in rows.
To print the diagrams, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

Finished length: 19" (48.5 cm) measured from center front neck down to center front point x 37½" (95.5 cm) measured across long edge.
Finished neck circumference: 22" (56 cm).

DIRECTIONS:
Panel (make 2)
Ch 44.
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch count as first dc) and in each ch across, turn—42 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 5, skip next 4 dc, sc in space between last skipped dc and next dc; repeat from * 8 times, ch 5, sc in space between last 2 dc, turn—10 sc and 10 ch-5 spaces.
Row 3: Ch 5, sc in first ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * 8 times, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn—1 dc, 10 sc, and 10 ch-5 spaces.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * 9 times, turn—10 sc and 10 ch-3 spaces.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in each ch-3 space, dc in last sc, turn—42 dc.
Rows 6–73: Repeat Rows 2–5 seventeen times. Fasten off.
With right side facing, place stitch marker on right edge of panel at Row 45.

Mesh Insert (work 2)
Row 1 (right side): With right side facing and working in ends of rows, join yarn with slip st to last row, *ch 5, skip next row, sc in next row; repeat from * 13 times; leave remaining rows unworked, turn—14 ch-5 spaces.
Rows 2–9: (Ch 5, sc) in each ch-5 space, turn.
Row 10 (joining row): With right side of 2nd panel facing, ch 2, sc in end of marked row of 2nd panel, ch 2, sc in first ch-5 space of current panel, *ch 2, skip next row of 2nd panel, sc in end of next row of 2nd panel, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space of current panel; repeat from * across, ch 2, sc in last row of 2nd panel. Fasten off.
Repeat Rows 1–10 to join other ends of panels.

FINISHING
Neck Edging
Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join yarn with slip st in any unworked inner end of a Row 3 or Row 5 of panel, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), 2 hdc in same row; working in ends of rows, *skip next row, 3 hdc in next row; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Note Decrease stitches as needed, particularly at corners, for a flat edging. Work an even number of stitches around.
Round 2: Ch 2, skip next hdc, reverse hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip next hdc, reverse hdc in next st; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Long Edging (work 2)
Row 1 (right side): With right side facing and working in ends of rows, join yarn with slip st in unworked end of first row, ch 3, 2 dc in same row, *picot, skip next row, 3 dc in next row; repeat from * across. Fasten off.
Repeat for 2nd edge.

Short Edging (work 2)
Begin at left corner of short edge if you are right-handed and at right corner if you are left-handed.
Row 1 (right side): With right side of short edge facing, join yarn with slip st around last st of long edging, ch 2, skip first dc, reverse hdc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, reverse hdc in next dc; repeat from * across; join with slip st in end of first st of other long edge. Fasten off.
Repeat for 2nd edge.

Weave in ends.
Steam block very lightly to finished measurements.

ABBREVIATIONS:
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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