Sleight of Hand Poncho

Crochet
February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in Dc beginning with Fdc
6.5 mm (K)
1024 - 1536 yards (936 - 1405 m)
XS/S M/L/1x 2x/3x 4x/5x follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here
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This fun poncho gives the look of a corner to corner design without having to work the garment corner to corner. I utilize the Cross Hatch stitch to provide great texture and visual appeal. Add different colors in sporadic rows, color blocked sections or work the entire poncho in one solid color, the possibilities are endless.

YARN
Red Heart Soft – Sample uses Leaf and Charcoal
4 (4, 5, 6) skeins - 256 yards each skein
OR any comparable #4 weight yarn (be sure to get the correct gauge)

MATERIALS
K/6.5 mm hook- I used my lovely Alpha by Furls Crochet

DIFFICULTY
Easy +

FINISHED SIZE or SIZE(S)
XS/S
M/L/1x
2x/3x
4x/5x
follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
see schematic in photos

GAUGE
Done in dc
10 sts and 6 rows = 4”
Begin this swatch with regular chains for continuity- K/6.5mm hook

STITCH GUIDE
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side, WS – wrong side, sl st – slip stitch

SPECIAL STITCHES

Sc3tog- single crochet three together
Insert hook into first st, yarn over (YO) and pull through st (two loops on hook), insert hook into the next st, YO, pull through st (three loops on hook), insert hook into next st, YO, pull through st, (four loops on hook) YO, pull through all four loops on hook

NOTES
• This poncho is made to be a small fitting poncho, I personally wanted a larger size for myself so I made the L/1x even though I can comfortably fit into a S/M. If you want your poncho to be more fitted (second sample coming soon in S/M) then choose based on the normal size you wear. If you want your poncho to be large and comfy, like the sample shown is on me, then go with one size larger. Either way the poncho will fit, it just will style differently. Most people will fit into the 2 center sizes.
• Ch 3 counts as first dc
• Ch 1 does NOT count as first sc
• This poncho is made in two separate panels that are then seamed together.
• Each panel is edged prior to seaming. You will edge one complete side at a time (you do not work around the entire piece to edge). We will add sc sts to the neck for final edging.