BASIC YOKEWith MC and larger hook, loosely ch 36 (42, 42); join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in each ch around, working into the nub in the back of each ch. Place marker and continue in rounds.
Rnd 2 [Sc in next 5 (6, 6) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 42 (48, 48) sc.
Rnd 3 [Sc in next 6 (7, 7) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 48 (54, 54) sc.
Rnd 4 [Sc in next 7 (8, 8) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 54 (60, 60) sc.
Rnd 5 [Sc in next 8 (9, 9) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 60 (66, 66) sc.
Rnd 6 [Sc in next 9 (10, 10) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 66 (72, 72) sc.
Size L/XL only [Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 78 sc.
All sizesSlip st in beg of rnd. Fasten off.
BASIC BODYWith RS facing, skip sc at beg of rnd, skip next 17 (20, 23) sc, join MC in next sc.
Row 1 (RS) Ch 3, [V-stitch in next sc, skip next sc] 14 (16, 17) times, V-stitch in next sc, [V-stitch in next sc, skip next sc] 14 (15, 17) times, V-stitch in next sc, dc in next sc, turn – 30 (33, 36) V-stitches. Leave center 6 sc unworked.
Row 2 Ch 3, V-stitch in ch-space of each V, dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Repeat last row 12 more times for Striped Trim version; 15 more times for Color-block version; or to desired length. Fasten off.
BASIC BANDWith RS facing, join yarn in first unworked sc of Yoke.
Row 1 Ch 1, 2 sc in side of each dc row along left front, sc in side of last row; rotate to work across lower edge; work 3 sc in first dc for corner, sc in each dc and ch-space across, work 3 sc in last dc for corner; rotate to work up right front; sc in side of first dc row, 2 sc in side of each dc row, slip st in next 2 unworked sc of Yoke, turn.
Row 2 Skip slip sts, sc in each sc across, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner, slip st in next 2 unworked sc of Yoke, turn.
Row 3 Repeat Row 2, ending with slip st in last unworked sc of Yoke. Fasten off.
NECK EDGING (optional)Join with slip st in any spare loop of neck. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in beg sc – 36 (42, 42) sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
STRIPED TRIM VERSION
YOKEWork same as Basic Yoke in following Stripe Sequence: (1 rnd MC, 1 rnd A, 1 rnd B) twice.
Sizes XS and S/M only Work one rnd even in sc with MC. Fasten off.
Size L/XL only
Rnd 7 Work using MC. Fasten off.
BODYWork as for Basic Body using MC, repeating last row 10 times (12 V rows total). Fasten off.
STRIPED BANDTo match Yoke striping, work all rows of band on RS.
Row 1 (RS) Work as for Basic Band using MC. Fasten off.
Row 2 (RS) Return to same place as beg of Row 1, join A in next unworked sc of Yoke, ch 1, work as Basic Band Row 2, ending with slip st in next unworked sc of Yoke. Fasten off.
Row 3 (RS) With B, repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Row 4 (RS) With MC, repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
CENTERWith B and smaller hook, leaving long tail for attaching Flower, ch 5, join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 3] five times, join with slip st in beg sc – 5 ch3-spaces.
Rnd 2 [Slip st in next ch3-space, (ch 6, slip st in same ch3-space) 4 times, ch 6] five times, join with slip st in base of beg slip st, turn – 25 ch6-spaces.
Rnd 3 (WS) [Slip st around post of next sc of Rnd 1, ch 4] five times, slip st in beg slip st. Fasten off.
PETALSWith RS facing and smaller hook, join A in any ch-4 space of Rnd 3.
Row 1 Ch 3, 9 dc in same ch-space, turn – 10 dc.
Row 2 Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in top of t-ch, turn – 12 dc.
Row 3 Skip first dc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, slip st in top of t-ch, rotate, slip st in 2 dc row edges, slip st in same ch-4 space, slip st in next ch-4 space.
Repeat Rows 1-3 for 4 more Petals. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Use beg tail to attach Flower to Poncho, or using needle and matching thread, sew pin back to WS of Flower Center.