Graceful Shells Poncho - Free Crochet Pattern

 

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GRACEFUL SHELLS PONCHO

#FP191

Skill Level: Intermediate

 

Size:  Misses S-L, Women's 1X, Women's 2X

Note: The Directions are written for Misses S-L, with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

 

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn

Lt. Blue – 7 ½ (8 ½, 9 ½) oz, 372 (422, 472) yds, [200 (228, 256) grams, 300 (380, 460) meters)]

Yarn Needle

Crochet Hook:  Size I-9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 2 shells & Rnds 1-5 = 4"

 

Gauge Swatch: 4" x 4"

Row 1: Ch 15, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (13 dc)

Rows 2-7: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc across. (13 dc) Finish off at the end of Row 7.

Note: If your swatch is larger or smaller than specified, make another, changing hook size to get the correct gauge. If your swatch is too small, use a larger hook.  If your swatch is too large, use a smaller hook.  Keep trying until you find the size hook that will give you the specified gauge.

 

Abbreviations

beg - beginning
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
lp - loop
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
st - stitch
tr - treble crochet
yo - yarn over

Special Stitches

Cluster Stitch (cl-st):keeping last lp of each st on hook, 3 dc in same ch, YO and draw through 4 lps on hook

V-Stitch (v-st):(dc, ch 2, dc) in same st or space

Shell:(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st or space

 

Directions

Rnd 1:Ch 84 (90, 96). being careful not to twist ch sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), keeping last lp of each st on hook, 2 dc in same ch as joining, YO and draw through 3 lps on hook (beg cluster made), ch 1, skip next ch, (cl-st in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch) 41 (44, 47) times; join with sl st to beg cl. [42 (45, 48) cl-sts]

Rnd 2:Sl st in next sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) 41 (44, 47) times; end, ch 2, join with dc to first sc to form last ch-5 sp. [42 (45, 48) ch-5 sps]

Rnd 3:Ch 1, sc in same sp formed by joining, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 41 (44, 47) times; end, ch 2, join with dc to first sc to form last ch-5 sp. [42 (45, 48) ch-5 sps]

Rnd 4:Ch 1, sc in same sp formed by joining, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, * ch 5, sc in next sp, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, rep from * around; end ch 2, join with dc to first sc to form last ch-5 sp. [14 (15, 16) groups of 7 dc]

Rnd 5:Ch 1, sc in same sp formed by joining, ch 1, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 7 times, * sc in next sp, ch 1, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 7 times, rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. [112 (120, 128) ch-1 sps and 98 (105, 112) dc]

Rnd 6:Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in first sc, ch 5, skip next 3 ch-1 sps, sc in next sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, * v-st in next sc, ch 5, skip next 3 ch-1 sps, sc in next sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc. [14 (15, 16) ch-2 sps, ch-4 sps and ch-5 sps]

Rnd 7:Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, ch 5, v-st in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, * v-st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, v-st in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc. [28 (30, 32) v-sts and ch-5 sps]

Rnd 8:Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, * shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, rep from * around; end, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp; join with hdc to first dc to form last ch-2 sp. [28 (30, 32) shells]

Rnd 9:Ch 1, sc in same sp formed by joining, (ch 7, sc in ch-2 sp of next shell) around; end, ch 3; join with tr to first sc to form last sp. [28 (30, 32) ch-7 sps]

Rnd 10:Ch 5, dc in same sp formed by joining, ch 5, (v-st in 4th ch of ch-7 sp, ch 5) around; join with sl st to first dc. [28 (30, 32) v-st and ch-5 sps]

Rnds 11-16 (19, 22):Rep Pattern Rnds 8-10 two (three, four) times more.

Rnd 17 (20, 23):Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, rep from * around; end, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp; join with hdc to first dc to form last ch-2 sp. [28 (30, 32) shells]

Rnd 18 (21, 24):Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 6 dc, * (2 dc, ch 5, sl st in last dc worked, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 dc, rep from * around; end, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 5, sl st in last dc worked; join with sl st to first dc. [28 (30, 32) shells and ch-5 sps] Finish off and weave in ends.

 

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