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Home : Patterns : Day to Night Poncho

Free Crochet Pattern: Day to Night Poncho

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Lion Brand® Homespun® - Incredible®
Pattern #: 40487
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Adult Medium
Circumference 121" [307.5 cm] at lower edge
Length 25" [63.5 cm]

PUBLISHED IN:  Crochet! Magazine, Simply Creative Crochet

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This poncho features a generous cowl neck that can double as a hood.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-345: Homespun Yarn: Corinthian
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Color (B)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 520-201: Incredible Yarn: Rainbow
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
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Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Incredible® (Article #520). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (110yds/100m) pull skeins

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•  790-345 Homespun Yarn: Corinthian
$ 22.47 (6) 
Note: For the all-Homespun version, use 6 skeins
•  520-201 Incredible Yarn: Rainbow
$ 41.93 (14) 
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: For all-Incredible version, use 14 skeins
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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Note: To work all-Homespun version, use 6 skeins of Homespun and work 2 Day Halves; to work all-Incredible version, use 14 balls
of Incredible and work 2 Night Halves.


Day to Night Poncho

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Incredible®


9 dc + 5 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] with Homespun on smaller hook.
9 dc + 5.5 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] with Incredible on 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

Made completely in Incredible yarn

Made entirely in Homespun




With smaller hook and Homespun, ch 26.

Row 1 Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 24 dc.

Row 2 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.

Row 3 Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times; turn – 28 dc.

Row 4 Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times; turn – 32 dc.

Row 5 Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times; turn – 36 dc.

Rows 6-30 Continue in established pattern, increasing 4 stitches each row. At the end of Row 30, you will have 136 dc.

Row 31 Ch 3, dc in each dc across. Fasten off.


With smaller hook, attach Homespun with slip st to first ch on opposite side of starting ch.

Row 1 Ch 3, dc in next 6 ch, 2 dc in next ch, (dc in next 7 ch, 2 dc in next ch) twice; turn – 27 dc.

Rows 2-4 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.

Row 5 Ch 3, dc in same st as ch-3, dc in next 8 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc) twice; turn – 30 dc.

Rows 6-8 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.

Row 9 Ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc) twice; turn – 33 dc.

Rows 10-12 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.

Row 13 Ch 3, dc in same st as ch-3, dc in next 10 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 10 dc) twice; turn – 36 dc.

Rows 14-16 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.

Fasten off.


With larger hook and Incredible, work as for Day Half with the following changes:

Add one even row (no increases) after Rows 12 and 22 so that Night half has 33 rows total instead of 31.

Add one more even row at end of Cowl so that Night neck has 17 rows total instead of 16.


Cowl Neck Holding wrong sides together and working on right side, sew Cowl seams (joining Day half to Night half).

Back Seam Turn piece inside out so right sides are together. Working on wrong side, sew seam from neck to bottom edge.

Front Seam/Opening For front seam, sew first 7 rows from neck down. Fasten off, leaving remaining edges unsewn.

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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Day to Night Poncho Reviewed by Siobhan Houston on 2014-03-21 *****
I crocheted this for my adult daughter in Homespun Forest (or similar color) years ago, and just found it in her closet. It is so cozy to wear on a cold morning at home. Fun and easy pattern. I'm going to make one for myself.

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