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Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Swirl Poncho

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 30239
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished measurements Poncho before fur trim
Length 13 inches
Width along hem 49 inches Width at neck 12 inches
Fur Collar 3½ inches
Hem 1" (approximately)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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A little faux fur trim adds flair to this year's must-have poncho. Dress it up or down and wear it with everythng from jeans to a long skirt. You can't go wrong with this easy-to-crochet project! 

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-126: Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown
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Color (B)
Fun Fur®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Raspberry Red
Champagne Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta
Grape Silver Fox Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Moss
Aquamarine Violet Purpletini Neon Lime Lime Hot Pink Indigo Lava
Sandstone Confetti Citrus Tropical Mango Ginger Café Cotton Candy Stripes
South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom
White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-126 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown
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$ 14.07  
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•  320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate
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$ 9.98  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  
Additional Materials
Scrap of contrasting yarn for marker
 

Crochet Swirl Poncho

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Fun Fur®

GAUGE:

9 dc + 6 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in MC with smaller hook.
10 sc + 12 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in CC with smaller hook.
5 sc + 8 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in CC with 2 strands held together and larger hook.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Base ch/sc (Note This method creates a base chain and foundation row of sc at the same time: easy, sturdy and elastic, especially useful for necklines and waistlines.)

Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops ó 1 single crochet with its own chain at bottom.

Work next stitch under loops of that chain. Insert hook under 2 loops at bottom of the previous stitch, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Repeat for length of foundation. dc2tog Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

dc3tog Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. [Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Spiral Pattern

(Note The beginning of the row, the seam, tends to move backwards or spiral. Each repeat of the pattern makes a spiral section. To create Yoke, you will make increases to expand each spiral section.)

Inc Row (adds 1 dc to each spiral section)

Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc to last 2 dc of section, dc2tog, ch 2. [3 dc in first dc of next section, dc in next dc to last 2 dc of section, dc2tog, ch 2] to end. Slip st in top of beg ch.

Even Row Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc to last 3 dc of section, dc3tog, ch 2. [3 dc in first dc of next section, dc in next dc to last 3 dc of section, dc3tog, ch 2] to end. Slip st in top of beg ch.

 

NOTES:

Poncho is worked from neck down in joined rounds, RS of work always facing. Keep the ch3 at the beginning of each row relaxed to avoid choking up the seam.


PONCHO

With MC and smaller hook, Base ch/sc 56. Join with slip st to first sc, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1 (RS) Set up 14 spiral sections as follows:

Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, dc next sc, dc2tog, ch 2, (3 dc in next sc, dc next sc, dc2tog, ch 2) 13 times. Slip st in top of beg ch. Do not turn.

Rnds 2-19 Work (Even Row, Inc Row) 9 times.

Rnd 20 Continuing on RS, ch 1, sc in same st as join, (sc in each dc, 2 sc in each ch2- space) around. Slip st in beg sc ó 224 scs. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends and block Poncho to approximate measurements before adding trim.

Hem

Note Most efficient use of yarn is to do Hem first, holding together 1 strand each from 2 balls of CC. Use remaining yarn in Collar.

With 2 strands of CC held together and larger hook, RS facing, join with slip st in any sc at bottom edge of Poncho. Ch 1, sc in same sc, skip next sc, (sc in next sc, skip next sc) around, slip st in beg sc. Turn.

Next Rnd Ch 1, skip slip st, sc in each sc around, slip st in beg sc. Fasten off.

Collar

(Note Fun Fur, when worked sc in the round, always seems furrier on the wrong side, so Collar is designed to fold over to the outside of Poncho, wrong side of fur facing out.)

 

With a single strand of CC and smaller hook, RS facing, join with slip st in any ch of neck base ch.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, sc in same ch and in each ch around ó 56 scs. Do not join. Place marker and continue to work in the round. Rnd 2 (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around ó 84 scs. Rnd 3-11 Work 9 rounds of sc on 84 sts. Slip st in beg of rnd. There should be enough yarn for these rows, making Collar approximately 31o2" deep. If you run out sooner, simply stop there. If you're left with yarn and want to make Collar larger, continue sc until used up. Then slip st in next sc, fasten off. Partial rounds will never be noticed.

Weave in ends.

BLOCKING

Wool-Ease and Fun Fur wash beautifully, so the wet-blocking method works well. Thoroughly wet Poncho by gently squeezing in cool water. Roll in towel(s) and gently press to remove excess water. Spread clean towel(s) on a carpeted floor or on a bed. Lay the damp Poncho on the towel(s) and gently ease it into shape, blocking to size, pinning where necessary. Allow to dry completely.

Doris Chanës designerís tip

I donët usually crochet over loose ends, preferring instead to thread them onto a needle and into the stitch of the work for neatness and security. The one exception is Fun Fur. Worked-over ends wonít pull free, the strands blend into the work almost invisibly. When you run out and need to join a new ball, simply overlap the old and new strands by a couple of inches, work the next stitch or stitches with 2 strands, continue with the new yarn.



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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Crochet Swirl Poncho Reviewed by Susan Baseman on 2010-11-30 *****
This pattern is great - I have made several in different color combinations, and they all come out beautiful! I choose to make it longer, adding additional rows. If you do this, you will need to buy extra yarn. I get lots of compliments whenever I wear this poncho!


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