Famous Poncho

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Designed by Belinda "Bendy" Carter


Size

One size fits most. 30” long from Neck to

Front Point, 23” long at sides.  6” cowl collar.


Materials

Berroco Suede (50 grs), 10 balls #3704 Wrangler.

J-10 (6mm) and K-10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hooks OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.


Gauge

Using larger hook 3 rows = 3”.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.


Poncho

Using larger hook, ch 72, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1:  Ch 5 (counts as one tr and one ch for corner now and throughout), 36 tr, ch 1 for corner, 35 tr, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5; do not turn this or any rnd – 72 tr & 2 ch-1 corners. 

Rnd 2:  Sl st in ch-1 corner sp, ch 5, work 4 tr in same ch-1 sp as sl st, *[sk next 4 tr, work 4 tr in sp before next tr] 8 times,* sk next 4 tr, work (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in ch-1 corner sp, rep from * to * 1 time, sk next 4 tr, work 3 tr in same ch-1 corner sp as beg sl st, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5. 

Rnd 3 - 19:  Sl st in ch 1 corner sp, ch 5, work 4 tr in same ch-1 sp as sl st, *skipping all tr crochet sts and working sts only in spaces between 4-tr crochet groups and in corner ch-1 spaces work *4 tr in next sp, rep from * to corner ch-1 sp, work (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in corner, * 4 tr in next sp, rep from * to beg ch-1 corner, 3 tr in corner, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5.


Scallops

Rnd 1:  Sl st in ch 1 corner sp, ch 4, work 5 tr in same sp as sl st, [*ch 4, sk 3 tr, sl st in next tr, sk sp bet tr crochet groups, sl st in next 2 tr, sl st in sp before next tr (the last sl st will be in the middle of a 4-tr group), sl st in next 2 tr, sk sp bet tr crochet groups, sl st in next tr, ch 4, sk next 3 tr, * 6 tr in next sp bet tr crochet groups (or if at end point work sts in ch-1 sp)] 17 times, rep from * to * 1 time, join in top of beg ch-4 – a total of 18 groups of 6 tr crochet. 

Rnd 2:  Ch 5, tr in next tr, [ch 1, tr in next tr] 4 times, [*ch 4, sk ch sts and first sl st, sl st in next 5 sl st, ch 4, sk next sl st and ch sts, * tr in next tr, [[ch 1, tr in next tr]] 5 times] 17 times, rep from * to * 1 time, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5. 

Rnd 3:  Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 5, tr in same sp as sl st, [* [[ch 1, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-1 sp]] 4 times, ch 4, sk ch sts and first sl st, sl st in next 3 sl st, ch 4, sk next sl st and ch sts, * (tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-1 sp] 17 times, rep from * to * 1 time, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5. 

Rnd 4:  Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp as sl st, [* [[ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp]] 8 times, ch 4, sk ch sts and first sl st, sl st in next sl st, ch 4, sk next sl st and ch sts, * sc in next ch-1 sp] 17 times, rep from * to * 1 time, join in beg st.  Fasten off.


Cowl Collar

Rnd 1:  Using smaller hook attach yarn at neck bet any two groups of 4-tr crochet, ch 4, [sk next 4 tr, work 4 tr in sp before next tr] 17 times, sk next 4 tr, work 3 tr in same sp as attaching, join in top of beg ch-4 – a total of 18 groups of 4 tr crochet. 

Rnd 2 – 6:  Sl st in next sp bet two groups of 4-tr crochet, ch 4, skipping all tr crochet sts and working sts only in spaces between 4-tr crochet groups work * 4 tr in next sp, rep from * around, 3 tr in same sp as beg sl st, join in top of beg ch-4.  Fasten off after last rnd.


To show our appreciation to the original designer of Martha’s poncho, which was the inspiration for our Suede version, we have sent a gift of Suede yarn to Alderson Federal Prison.