Pocahontis

Skill Level: 
Experienced
Project Type: 
Shawls/Wraps
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Sizes

One size fits most.


Finished Measurements

Neck – 27".

Length to bottom of longest point – 30" (Not including fringe).


Materials

Berroco Suede Tri-Color (50 grs), 8 balls #3798 Chihuahua (MC).

Berroco Suede (50 grs), 4 balls #3767 Rawhide (CC).

Crochet Hooks 4.50 mm (G) and 5.00 mm (H) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

1 Safety Pin for marker.


Gauge

5 TRPST and 10 rows = 4" in triple puff st using larger hook.

17 sts and 10 rows = 4" in double crochet using smaller hook.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.


Note

Poncho is crocheted from the neck down.  Most of the upper section of the poncho is worked in the round. The rest of the poncho, and the points, are worked back and forth.


Stitch Glossary

Puff Stitch

In same ch-1 space, work (yo, insert hook into ch-1 space, yo and draw up a 3/4"-long loop) 3 times, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1.

TRPST (triple puff stitch)

Work 3 puff sts in same ch-1 space.

DPST (double puff stitch)

Work 2 puff sts in same ch-1 space.

BL (bobble)

Working around same st, work (yo, working from front to back to front, insert hook around post of st of row below, yo and draw up a lp) 3 times, yo and draw through all 7 lps on hook.

dc2tog

(Yo, insert hook into next st and draw up a lp. Yo and draw through 2 lps) twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.


Poncho

Beg at the neck, using larger hook and MC, ch 116.

Foundation row (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next

4 ch’s, rep from * around, end ch 1, skip next ch, sc in last 3 ch’s – 23 ch-1 spaces.  Being careful not to twist foundation row, join row with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 1: Sl st in each st to first ch-1 space, ch 3, * work TRPST in next ch-1 space, rep from * around – 23 TRPST's.  Join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, * work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, sc in space between last TRPST and next TRPST, rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 3-6:  Rep Rnds 1 and 2 twice more.

Rnd 7:  Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 8:  Ch 1, * work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, ch 1, skip space between last TRPST and next TRPST, rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 9:  Sl st in each st to first ch-1space, ch 3, * work DPST in next ch-1 space, rep from * around – 46 DPST's.  Join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 10:  Ch 1, * work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and next DPST, rep from * around.  Join rnd with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 11:  Rep Rnd 9.

Rnd 12:  Rep Rnd 10.

Rnd 13:  Sl st in each st to to first ch-1space, ch 3, * work DPST in next ch-1 space, work TRPST in next ch-1 space, rep from * around – 23 DPST's and 23 TRPST's.  Join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 14:  Ch 1, * work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and next TRPST, work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, sc in space between last TRPST and next DPST, rep from * around.  Join rnd with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 15-26:  Rep Rnds 13 and 14 six times more (12 more rnds).  You will now be working back and forth.

Row 27 (RS):  Ch 3, skip first DPST, (TRPST in next ch-1 space, DPST in next ch-1 space) 16 times, TRPST in next ch-1 space, dc in next ch-1 space, place safety pin marker in next st (this marker will indicate end of row 1 of Point III).  Ch 1, turn.

Row 28 (WS):  * Work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, sc in space between last TRPST and next DPST, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and next TRPST, rep from *, end work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of last TRPST, ch 1, work 1 sc between 2nd and 3rd puff sts. Turn.

Row 29:  Sl st in each st to first ch-1 space, ch 3, DPST in ch-1 space, (DPST in next ch-1 space, TRPST in next ch-1 space) 15 times, (DPST in next ch-1 space) twice.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 30:  Sc in space between first and 2nd puff sts of first DPST, * work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and next TRPST, work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, sc in space between last TRPST and next DPST *, rep between *’s, end work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and last DPST, sc in ch-1 space of last DPST.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 31:  Skip first DPST, (DPST in next ch-1 space, TRPST in next ch-1 space) 15 times, end DPST in last ch-1 space, dc in last sc.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 32:  Rep between *’s as for Row 30, end sc in space between first and 2nd puff sts of last DPST.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 33:  DPST in first ch-1 space, (DPST in next ch-1 space, TRPST in next ch-1 space) 14 times, end dc in last ch-1 space.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 34:  * Work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, sc in space between last TRPST and next DPST, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and next TRPST, rep from *, end last rep sc in space between next DPST and last DPST, sc in space between first and 2nd puff sts of last DPST.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 35:  (DPST in next ch-1 space, TRPST in next ch-1 space) 13 times, end DPST in next ch-1 space, dc in last last ch-1 space.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 36:  Rep between *’s as for Row 30, end work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of last DPST, sc under ch-3 t-ch.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 37:  (DPST in next ch-1 space, TRPST in next ch-1 space) 13 times, end DPST in next ch-1 space, dc in next ch-1 space.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 38:  Rep Row 36.  Fasten off.


Point I

Change to smaller hook. Turn to RS. Beginning where you fastened off, count 10 puff st groups to the left.  Join CC with a sl st in first sc of next DPST. Ch 3, turn.

Row 1 (WS):  Work 45 dc evenly spaced to end of Row 38.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 13 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 3:  Dc2tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog – 43 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 4:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 11 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 5:  Rep Row 3 – 41dc’s.

Row 6:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 9 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 7:  Rep Row 3 – 39 dc’s.

Row 8:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) 4 times, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 9:  Rep Row 3 – 37 dc’s.

Row 10:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 5 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 11:  Rep Row 3 – 35 dc’s.

Row 12: (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 3 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 13:  Rep Row 3 – 33 dc’s.

Row 14:  Dc in next 7 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 8 sts) twice, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 15:  Rep Row 3 - 31 dc’s.

Row 16:  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 13 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog – 29 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 17:  Rep Row 3 – 27 dc’s.

Row 18:  Dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next

11 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog – 25 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 19:  Rep Row 3 – 23 dc’s.

Row 20:  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 9 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog – 21 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 21:  Rep Row 3 – 19 dc’s.

Row 22:  Dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog – 17 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 23:  Rep Row 3 – 15 dc’s.

Row 24:  Dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog – 13 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 25-28:  Rep Row 3 – 5 dc’s.  Fasten off.


Resume Puff Stitches

Change to larger hook. With RS facing, beg at left-hand edge of Row 1 of Point I.  Beg with first DPST just below last st, count another 3 puff st groups to the left (4 total puff st groups).  Join MC with a sl st in last sc of the next TRPST, ch 3.

Row 39 (RS):  (DPST in next ch-1 space, TRPST in next ch-1 space) 6 times, end dc in next ch-1 space.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 40:  * Work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts, sc in space between last TRPST and next DPST, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in space between first and 2nd puff sts of next DPST, sc in space between last DPST and next TRPST *, rep between *’s, end work sc in space between first and 2nd puff sts of last DPST.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 41:  (TRPST in next ch-1 space, DPST in next ch-1 space) 5 times, end TRPST in last ch-1 space, dc under ch-3 t-ch.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 42: Rep between *’s as for Row 40, end work 2 sc’s between first and 2nd puff sts of next TRPST, ch 1, work 2 sc’s between 2nd and 3rd puff sts.  Fasten off.


Point II

Change to smaller hook. With WS facing, join CC with a sl st in first sc of first TRPST, ch 3.

Row 1 (WS):  Work 43 dc’s evenly spaced to end of Row 42.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2:  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 9 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog – 41 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 3:  Dc2tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog – 39 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 4:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) 3 times, dc in last 7 sts. Ch 3, turn.

Row 5:  Rep Row 3 – 37 dc’s.

Row 6:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 5 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 7:  Rep Row 3 – 35 dc’s.

Row 8:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 3 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 9:  Rep Row 3 – 33 dc’s.

Row 10:  Dc in next 7 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 8 sts) twice, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 11:  Rep Row 3 – 31 dc’s.

Row 12:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 15, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 13:  Rep Row 3 – 29 dc’s.

Row 14:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 13, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 15: Rep Row 3 – 27 dc’s.

Row 16:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 11, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 17:  Rep Row 3 – 25 dc’s.

Row 18:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 9, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 19:  Rep Row 3 – 23 dc’s.

Row 20:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 21:  Rep Row 3 – 21 dc’s.

Row 22:  Dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog – 19 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 23:  Rep Row 3 – 17 dc’s.

Row 24:  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 3 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog – 15 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 25: Rep Row 3 – 13 dc’s.

Row 26:  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog – 11 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 27-30:  Rep Row 3 – 3 dc’s.  Fasten off.


Point III

Change to smaller hook. Turn to WS.  On Rnd 26, count 8 puff st groups to the right of the safety pin marker. Join MC with a sl st in first sc of first DPST, ch 3.

Row 1 (WS):  Work 38 dc’s evenly spaced to safety pin marker, remove marker, dc in that st – 39 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2:  (Dc in first 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) 4 times, dc in last 7 sts. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3:  Dc2tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog – 37 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 4:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 5

sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 5:  Rep Row 3 – 35 dc’s.

Row 6:  (Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below) twice, dc in next 3

sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts) twice.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 7:  Rep Row 3 – 33 dc’s.

Row 8:  Dc in next 7 sts, (BL around next st of row below, dc in next 8 sts) twice, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 9:  Rep Row 3 – 31 dc’s.

Row 10:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 15, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 11: Rep Row 3 – 29 dc’s.

Row 12:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 13, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 13:  Rep Row 3 – 27 dc’s.

Row 14:  Dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 11, BL around next st of row below, dc in last 7 sts.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 15:  Rep Row 3 – 25 dc’s.

Row 16:  Dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 9 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog – 23 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 17:  Rep Row 3 – 21 dc’s.

Row 18:  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 7 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog – 19 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 19:  Rep Row 3 – 17 dc’s.

Row 20:  Dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 5 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog – 15 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 21: Rep Row 3 – 13 dc’s.

Row 22:  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 3 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog – 11 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 23:  Rep Row 3 – 9 dc’s.

Row 24:  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, BL around next st of row below, dc in next 2, dc2tog – 7 dc’s.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 25 and 26:  Rep Row 3 – 3 dc’s.  Fasten off.


Finishing

Neck Edging: With RS facing, and smaller hook, join MC with a sl st between any 2 sts of foundation row.

Rnd 1:  Ch 1, making sure that work lies flat, sc evenly around entire edge. Join rnd with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Point Edging:  Note:  Work edging around each point with the same color as the point.  With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn with a sl st in top right corner, ch 1, then work in sc around entire point to top left corner.  Fasten off.

Fringe:  Cut four 15" long strands of MC.  Put 4 strands tog and fold in half.  With WS of bottom edge facing and using larger hook, draw center of strands through first st, forming a lp. Pull 4 ends of fringe through this lp. Pull to tighten. In this manner, make fringe in every other st along bottom edge of poncho. Trim fringe to even off, if necessary.

Note:  For speedier cutting, wrap yarn multiple times around a piece of cardboard that is desired length of the fringe. Cut the lower edge to free wrapped strands.