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Lace Crochet Poncho

Posted on March 05, 2018 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

Lace Crochet Poncho

Free crochet poncho pattern in a beautiful lace stitch

The Blooming Petals Poncho, designed by Lorene Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet, is a fun and lacy design that comes in 3 sizes. This lace crochet poncho has a great drape and is perfect for all seasons.

This lace crochet poncho was originally featured as a CAL design for Furls Crochet. Furls hosts two new CAL designs every month. To stay up to date on our latest CAL join our exclusive CAL group on Facebook, Fun with Furls

 

SUPPLIES

YARN
6 (8, 10) skeins BravaBulky by Knit Picks (sample shows Seraphim), or a comparable acrylic bulky yarn 810 (1060, 1350) yards 

Furls N/9.0mm hook, I used my Plum Candy Shop

yarn needle to weave in ends
scissors

PATTERN DETAILS

GAUGE completed in dc sts
8dc and 5 rows = 4"

STITCH PATTERN (multiples of 6 + 2)
video tutorial below- if the video doesn't play for you here, you can click this link to watch it online as well.

Ch 20 (add sts in multiples of 6 to increase width if desired)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, [dc, ch2, dc, ch2, dc] in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * to end

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last sc.

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as bas of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from * until beg ch-5, skip 2 chs and sc in the 3rd ch of beg ch -5

Repeat Rows 2 and 3, consecutively, or until the desired height

NOTES

-  Ch 1 does not count as first sc

-  Ch 5 counts as first dc, ch 2

-  Stitch counts are at the end of each row in <brackets>

-  Pattern is written in Small/Medium with changes for Large/1x and 2x/3x in parenthesis 

FINISHED SIZE- to fit Small/Medium, Large/1x and 2x/3x
33 (39, 45)” across (from edge to edge) and 26” long from top shoulder to bottom

 

PATTERN



Back
Row 1: Ch 56 (68, 80), sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, [dc, ch2, dc, ch2, dc] in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * to end <9 (11, 13) clusters of [dc, ch2, dc, ch 2, dc] and 10 (12, 14) sc> 

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last sc.

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from * until beg ch-5, skip 2 chs and sc in the 3rd ch of beg ch -5 <9 (11, 13) clusters of [dc, ch2, dc, ch 2, dc] and 10 (12, 14) sc

Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3 consecutively 11 times

Row 26: Repeat row 2 

Right Shoulder
Row 27:
Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * 1 (2, 3)x more <3 (4, 5) clusters of [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] and 4 (5, 6) sc>

Rows 28-35 (37, 39): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 consecutively 4 (5, 6) times, fasten off


Now we are going to complete the second (left)shoulder, chain across to create the neck opening and reattach to the first (right) shoulder and work the front of the poncho the same as you did the back. 

Row 36 (38, 40): with last completed (right) shoulder on the right, skip 1sc, 1 cluster, 1sc, 1 cluster, 1 sc and attach yarn with sl st into the center (2nd) dc of next cluster, ch 1 and sc in the same st, skip the next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, *skip the next dc, sc in the next dc, skip the next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, repeat 1 (2, 3) times, sc in the 3rd ch of the begining ch 5 from row below. 

Rows 37 (39, 41)- Rows 44 (48, 52): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 consecutively 4 (5, 6) times to mirror the first (right) shoulder made. Refer back to Part One if needed.

Row 45 (49, 53): This row will be worked similar to a Row 2 repeat, except you will do a full cluster in the last sc. Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2 dc] in last sc, ch 13, skipping the unworked sts of the neck, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the first sc of the first  (right ) shoulder, skip the next dc, sc in the next (center) dc, *skip the next sc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, skip the next dc, sc in the next dc, repeat from * 1 (2, 3) times, [dc, ch 2, dc] in the last sc. 

Row 46 (50, 54): This row will be worked similar to a Row 3 repeat, except over the neck opening you will be working into chs, instead of stitches, to finish the neck opening. Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from * 1 (2, 3) times, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in first ch, **skip 2 chs, sc in next ch, skip 2 chs, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch, repeat from ** one time, skip next dc, sc in center (2nd) dc of next cluster, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from ** 1 (2, 3) times, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 5.

Row 47 (51, 55)- Rows 70 (74, 78): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 consecutively 12 times.

The sizes written in the pattern are for finished dimensions and it can seem a bit scary when you are making your poncho because it will feel very narrow, and maybe even a bit short.

But don't fret. Right now your poncho is 'bunched up' lace. The lace is not opened to its maximum beauty yet. As we add our sc edging, your lace will begin to open up and as we grow our ponchos in length, the weight of the yarn will stretch it a bit longer. Finally, once we block our garments, they will be at their shining best and will fit as written in the pattern (as long as you were able to obtain gauge prior to starting).

But just to ensure your minds, I have worked out what your measurements for width and height should be at this point. 

Width
20.5 (24, 27.5)"

Height
24-25" (all sizes)

So check your work, make sure you are where you need to be, and let's get ready to finish the front of our ponchos. 

We will begin with the side edging on both the left and the right, move on to the bottom edging along the front and back and finish with edging the neck.

When we completed the last section you ended on an even row at the bottom corner. You are going to turn your work so that you are working into the long edge, with your tail to the right and your last row finished perpendicular. 

EDGING RIGHT SIDE

Row 1: Ch 1 and sc in the same st, sc evenly to end- you will place one sc in every ch of the remaining ch-2s along the side and one sc in every row ending in a sc. 

Your goal is to end up with a multiple of 6 plus one, if you end up with not enough sts you will be able to add 1-2 stitches per row for the next 4 rows until you are the correct number.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc evenly to end (being mindful to end up with a multiple of 6 plus one by Row 5).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *skip 2 sts, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * to end.

Row 7: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last sc.

Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from * until beg ch-5, skip 2 chs and sc in the 3rd ch of beg ch -5. FASTEN OFF

Your last completed row will become your right side (RS). It will also be the front of the poncho. You may want to place a stitch marker somewhere along the front of the poncho for reference. 

EDGING LEFT SIDE

Turn work so that the RS is facing down with the right side edging on the bottom of the piece. Working into the furthest right-hand corner, attach yarn with sl st and repeat Rows 1-8 above.  

BOTTOM EDGING
repeat for both front and back

Row 1: With RS facing; Attach yarn by sl st in furthers right corner. Sc evenly along the bottom. The exact placement is not mandatory, as long as your piece is not pulled tight or overly stretched. I have indicated what works best for me below. 

BACK 
Along the edge you began with (ch edge); you will begin by placing one sc in each row ending in sc and one sc in each ch, along the side edging, and then sc in each ch and at the base of each sc and each cluster, finishing with placing one sc in each row ending in sc along the second side edge.

FRONT 
Along the finished edge you ended on; you will begin by placing one sc in each row ending in sc and one sc in each ch, along the side edging, then place one sc in each st and one sc in each ch-2 sp, finishing with placing one sc in each row ending in sc along the second side edge.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly to end. 

NECK EDGING 

The neck edging is probably the most complex part of the edging. This does not have to be perfect, as long as the neck is not pulled too tightly and not stretched out too much, and providing you can easily get it over your head. You will also want to make sure it lays the way you want when you put it on. If you are not sure, try it on as you go. I have indicated, below, what worked best for me.

Row 1 (RS): Attach the yarn by sl st somewhere along the back of the neck. Sc evenly around the neck. In the back of the neck you will be beginning on a finished edge; place one sc in each st and one sc in each ch-2 space. Along the sides; place one sc in row end (sc or ch-2). Along the front; place one sc at the base of each st and one sc in each ch-2, sl st into the first sc to complete your row.

This gave me 36 sts around the neck for size small. If you complete yours in the same fashion you should have on or about 36 (36, 40, 40, 44, 44) sc sts around the neck.

BEFORE MOVING ON

If you have many more sts than that, go back and make sure your neck isn't stretched out too much. If it is, redo that row. If it isn't, try it on and see how it fits. If it feels like it will be too loose then you can add some decreases (sc2tog) along the next 1-4 rows until it fits the way you desire.

If you have many less sts than that, go back and make sure your neck isn't too tight and that it easily fits over your head. If it does not easily fit over your head, redo that row. If it does easily fit over your head, work evenly for the next 4 rows. 

Rows 2-5: Do NOT turn your work; ch 1 and sc in the same st, sc evenly around neck, sl st into the first sc to complete your row. At the end of Row 5, FASTEN OFF.

FINISHING 

Weave in all ends and block your work. It is your choice as to whether you want to do a wet blocking or steam blocking. 

If you are not familiar with blocking, or in order to help you decide which way you want to block your poncho, check out this great tutorial by Marly Bird

 YAY! You made it!!!

If you enjoyed this design  you can check out my other designs on Ravelry, including many other CALs I have done for Furls Crochet.

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Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet.  She has been designing since October 2012.  She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments.  Lorene strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level.  Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.   Lorene was named one of the Top Ten Designers by The Yarn Box in 2012 and by AllFreeCrochet in 2013-2017.  Most recently Lorene has become the Creative Director for Furls Crochet.  Follow Lorene by FacebookPinterest or Instagram.


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