Martha's Coming Home Poncho - Free Crochet Pattern

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MARTHA'S COMING HOME PONCHO

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: One Size Fits Most Adults

Materials: Bulky Weight Yarn – 4 skeins

Romanesque (MC) – 24 oz, 740 yds, (680 grams, 668 meters)

Lion Brand Homespun® was used in the sample

 

Crochet Hook:Size K-10 ½ (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 5 Rnds = 4" (10 cm) - 
 1 (3 dc, ch 1) = 1" (2.5 cm)

 

 

Abbreviations

beg - beginning
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
MC - Main Color
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
st - stitch

 

Special Stitches

shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp.

 

Tips for working with Homespun Yarn

 

Directions

Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 60, join with sl st to first ch to form ring, ch 3(counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same ch as joining, dc in next 4 ch, (2 dc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch) 11 times; join with sl st to first dc. (72 dc)

Rnd 2:Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2, now and throughout), 3 dc in same st as joining (corner made), * ch 1, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 8 times *, shell in next dc (2nd corner), rep * to * once more; 2 dc in same dc as first corner, join with sl st in first dc.(20 groups of 3-dc). (Join all dc rnds in the same manner) DO NOT TURN EACH RND.

Note:Make sure you have eight 3-dc groups on each side of the 2 corner shells.

Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp as joining, * ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times *, shell in next shell, rep * to * once more; 2 dc in same dc as first corner; join. (24 groups of 3-dc) 

Rnds 4-5:Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1 (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next corner shell, * shell in shell ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,) across to next corner shell, rep from * twice more, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp; join.

At the end of Rnd 5, there will be 32 groups of 3-dc

Rnd 6:Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next sp, ch 1) around; join with a sc to first dc to count as last ch-1 sp. (32 groups of 3-dc)

Rnd 7:Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp as joining, ch 1, (3 dc in next sp, ch 1) around; join. (32 groups of 3-dc)

Rnd 8: Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same st as joining, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 7 times, * shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 7 times, rep from * twice more; 2 dc in same dc as first corner; join. (36 groups of 3-dc) 

Rnd 9:Rep Rnd 4. (40 groups of 3-dc)

Rnds 10-11: Rep Rnds 6-7. (40 groups of 3-dc) 

Rnd 12: Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 9 times, * shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 9 times, rep from * twice more, 2 dc in same sp as first corner; join. (44 groups of 3-dc) 

Rnd 13:Rep Rnd 4. (48 groups of 3-dc)

Rnds 14-15: Rep Rnds 6-7. (48 groups of 3-dc)  

Rnd 16: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 11 times, * shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 11 times, rep from * twice more, 2 dc in same sp as first corner; join. (52 groups of 3-dc) 

Rnd 17: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same
ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next sp, ch 1) 25 times, shell in next shell ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 25 times, 2 dc in same sp as first corner; join. 
(54 groups of 3-dc) 

Rnds 18-23:Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch sp, ch 1 (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next corner shell, shell in shell ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,) across to next corner shell, 2 dc in same sp as first corner; join.

At the end of Rnd 23 there will be 66 groups of 3-dc.

Note:The shells of Rnds 16-23 will be the longer back or front of poncho.

 

Scalloped Edging

Rnd 24:Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), (dc, ch 1) 5 times in ch-2 sp, ** sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, * (dc, ch 1) 6 times in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * 9 times more **,  (dc, ch 1) 6 times in corner ch-2 sp, rep from first ** once more and from ** to ** once; join with a sl st to first dc. (22 scallops)

Rnd 25:Working across first scallop, ch 5, (dc, ch 2) twice in each of next 4 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 2, * working across next scallop, dc in next dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 2) twice in each of next 4 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 2, rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc. (22 scallops) Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Neck Edge

Rnd 1:With right side facing and working in unused lps of starting chain, join MC with a sl st in any lp,  ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), hdc in each lp around; join with sl st to first hdc. (60 hdc) 

Rnds 2-3:Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with a sl st to first hdc. (60 hdc)

At the end of Rnd 3, finish off and weave in ends. 

 

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