about 450 – 500 g DK yarn (I used King Cole acrylic yarn in 3 colours: blizzard, denim and charcoal)
Please note that names of the stitches vary, this is UK pattern, click through for UK to US crochet stitches conversion chart.
stitches used: chain (ch), treble (tr), half treble (htr), slip stitch (ss)
- multiply of 3 ch times 2 + 1 ch (I stared with 96 ch + 1 ch base)
- connect two ends of the chain with ss
ROUND 1 (FOUNDATION ROUND)
- This is the most important part, counting stitches is crucial, otherwise poncho won’t be even. The beginning will be place where all rows will be connected, therefore we need to start half way in between corners, not on the edge.
- Work 3 ch instead of first tr and then continue with 2 more tr into chain of the base, 1 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr etc. Once you have 8 groups of tr work the corner adding 2 ch instead of 1 (mark it with marker or safety pin).
- Work 16 groups of 3 tr with 1 ch in between.
- Create another corner adding 2 ch instead of 1 ch and mark it.
- Work the last 8 groups of 3 dc.
- Finish the round with ss into 3 ch of the first tr, do not cut the yarn.
- Whenever you want to make different colour strip just connect new yarn leaving the previous one still connected.
- Starting with 3 ch for the first tr and 2 more tr in between groups of 3 tr from the previous round, 1 ch and again 3 tr.
- Once you will reach the corner work 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr and then again 3 tr into spaces between groups of 3 tr.
- Continue like this for as many rounds as it is needed to make poncho long enough.
- Work 2 ch for first htr and then htr all the way around poncho, even the corners to finish it off.
I finished the poncho with round of htr around the neck.
- Work 2 ch and then htr around the neck without creating the corners again.
If you are using more than 2 – 3 colours you may need to cut the yarn and attach new colour each row not to get tangled.
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