Northcross Poncho by Janine Myska

Northcross Poncho

December 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 repeats = 4 inches
in 4 Shell repeats wide = 6" (15 cm); 9 Shell repeats high = 4" (10 cm)
4.5 mm
1900 - 2900 yards (1737 - 2652 m)
5 Hybrid Sizes: XS (S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X) to fit bust sizes 28-62" (71-157 cm)
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The Northcross poncho is the perfect cool weather layering piece to reach for on a chilly day, and you’ll be well protected thanks to the solid stitch pattern and dense, ribbed turtleneck. You will have the delicate shell stitch pattern that comprises the main panels memorized in no time; perfect for distracted crocheting!

Worsted—Lion Brand Heartland in Grand Canyon

  • 100% acrylic
  • 251 yds (230 m) per 5 oz (142 g) skein
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Yardage Required: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Lion Brand Heartland, or
1900 (2125, 2350, 2600, 2900) yds
1737 (1942, 2148, 2377, 2651) m

Substitute Lion Brand Heartland with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight yarn that matches gauge.

Hook: Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, 4 locking stitch markers to help with shoulder seaming and turtleneck placement

ch: chain
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
rep: repeat
sc: single crochet
Shell: 5 double crochets in designated stitch
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
yoslst: yarn over slip stitch - yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, pull up a loop through the stitch and pull directly through the two loops on your hook
yoslstBLO: yarn over slip stitch through the back loop only - yarn over, insert hook into back loop of designated stitch, pull up a loop through the stitch and pull directly through the two loops on your hook

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Sizing: This #SizeInclusive poncho is written in five sizes as follows: XS (S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only. See next page for sizing information.
Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row.
Reversible: There is no right side or wrong side; both sides are identical. Whichever side you choose to wear as the “right side” is your preference.
Turning Chain: When the turning chain is a ch-3, it counts as 1 double crochet, but when the turning chain is a ch-1, it does not count as a stitch.

The turtleneck measures 20” (51 cm) in circumference and 8.5” (22 cm) in height, unfolded, for all sizes. Instructions are included on how to adjust height and circumference, if desired.

Each panel measures approximately 28 (30, 32, 34, 36)” 71 (76, 81, 86, 94) cm in length.
Each panel measures approximately 25.5 (27, 28.5, 30, 31.5)” 65 (69, 72, 76, 80) cm in width.

Note that panels will stretch slightly with wear.

Below is my recommendation as to which size you should follow based on your measurements; however, feel free to deviate from these suggestions. The panel dimensions are provided above; choose whichever size you think would fit you best.

XS - Make this size if your bust circumference is 28-30” (71-76 cm).

S/M - Make this size if your bust circumference is 32-38” (81-97 cm).

L/XL - Make this size if your bust circumference is 40-46” (102-117 cm).

2X/3X - Make this size if your bust circumference is 48-54” (122-137 cm).

4X/5X - Make this size if your bust circumference is 56-62” (142-157 cm).

Sample shown in photos is the size S/M on a size medium with a 36” (91 cm) bust. Model is 5’4.

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