Lace Crochet Poncho

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SUPPLIES
YARN
6 (8, 10) skeins BravaBulky by Knit Picks (sample shows Seraphim), or a comparable acrylic
bulky yarn 810 (1060, 1350) yards

Furls N/9.0mm hook, I used my Plum Candy Shop
yarn needle to weave in ends
scissors
PATTERN DETAILS
GAUGE completed in dc sts
8dc and 5 rows = 4"
STITCH PATTERN (multiples of 6 + 2)
video tutorial below- if the video doesn't play for you here, you can click this link to watch it online as well.

Ch 20 (add sts in multiples of 6 to increase width if desired)
Row 1: sc in 2 ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, [dc, ch2, dc, ch2, dc] in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next
ch, repeat from * to end
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch
2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next
dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last sc.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as bas of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in
next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from
* until beg ch-5, skip 2 chs and sc in the 3 ch of beg ch -5
Repeat Rows 2 and 3, consecutively, or until the desired height

NOTES
- Ch 1 does not count as first sc
- Ch 5 counts as first dc, ch 2
- Stitch counts are at the end of each row in <brackets>
- Pattern is written in Small/Medium with changes for Large/1x and 2x/3x in parenthesis
FINISHED SIZE- to fit Small/Medium, Large/1x and 2x/3x
33 (39, 45)” across (from edge to edge) and 26” long from top shoulder to bottom

PATTERN
Back
Row 1: Ch 56 (68, 80), sc in 2 ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, [dc, ch2, dc, ch2, dc] in next ch, skip
2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * to end <9 (11, 13) clusters of [dc, ch2, dc, ch 2, dc] and 10
(12, 14) sc>
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch
2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next
dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last sc.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in
next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from
* until beg ch-5, skip 2 chs and sc in the 3 ch of beg ch -5 <9 (11, 13) clusters of [dc, ch2, dc,
ch 2, dc] and 10 (12, 14) sc
Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3 consecutively 11 times
Row 26:Repeat row 2
Right Shoulder
Row 27: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc]
in next sc, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next
dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * 1 (2, 3)x more <3 (4, 5) clusters of [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] and 4
(5, 6) sc>
Rows 28-35 (37, 39): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 consecutively 4 (5, 6) times, fasten off
Now we are going to complete the second (left)shoulder, chain across to create the neck
opening and reattach to the first (right) shoulder and work the front of the poncho the
same as you did the back.
Row 36 (38, 40): with last completed (right) shoulder on the right, skip 1sc, 1 cluster, 1sc, 1cluster,
1 sc and attach yarn with sl st into the center (2nd) dc of next cluster, ch 1 and sc in
the same st, skip the next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, *skip the next dc, sc in the
next dc, skip the next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, repeat 1 (2, 3) times, sc in the
3rd ch of the begining ch 5 from row below.

Rows 37 (39, 41)- Rows 44 (48, 52): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 consecutively 4 (5, 6) times to
mirror the first (right) shoulder made. Refer back to Part One if needed.
Row 45 (49, 53): This row will be worked similar to a Row 2 repeat, except you will do a full
cluster in the last sc. Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip
next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts
remain, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2 dc] in last sc, ch 13, skipping the unworked sts of the
neck, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the first sc of the first (right ) shoulder, skip the next dc, sc in
the next (center) dc, *skip the next sc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, skip the next dc,
sc in the next dc, repeat from * 1 (2, 3) times, [dc, ch 2, dc] in the last sc.
Row 46 (50, 54): This row will be worked similar to a Row 3 repeat, except over the neck opening
you will be working into chs, instead of stitches, to finish the neck opening. Ch1, turn, sc in first
dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc, sc
next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from * 1 (2, 3) times, skip next
dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in first ch, **skip 2 chs, sc in next ch,
skip 2 chs, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch, repeat from ** one time, skip next dc, sc in
center (2nd) dc of next cluster, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, *skip next dc,
sc in next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from ** 1 (2, 3) times, sc
in 3rd ch of beg ch 5.
Row 47 (51, 55)- Rows 70 (74, 78): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 consecutively 12 times.

The sizes written in the pattern are for finished dimensions and it can seem a bit scary
when you are making your poncho because it will feel very narrow, and maybe even a bit
short.
But don't fret. Right now your poncho is 'bunched up' lace. The lace is not opened to its
maximum beauty yet. As we add our sc edging, your lace will begin to open up and as we
grow our ponchos in length, the weight of the yarn will stretch it a bit longer. Finally, once
we block our garments, they will be at their shining best and will fit as written in the pattern
(as long as you were able to obtain gauge prior to starting).
But just to ensure your minds, I have worked out what your measurements for width and
height should be at this point.
Width
20.5 (24, 27.5)"
Height
24-25" (all sizes)
So check your work, make sure you are where you need to be, and let's get ready to finish
the front of our ponchos.
We will begin with the side edging on both the left and the right, move on to the bottom
edging along the front and back and finish with edging the neck.
When we completed the last section you ended on an even row at the bottom corner. You
are going to turn your work so that you are working into the long edge, with your tail to the
right and your last row finished perpendicular.
EDGING RIGHT SIDE
Row 1: Ch 1 and sc in the same st, sc evenly to end- you will place one sc in every ch of the
remaining ch-2s along the side and one sc in every row ending in a sc.
Your goal is to end up with a multiple of 6 plus one, if you end up with not enough sts you
will be able to add 1-2 stitches per row for the next 4 rows until you are the correct number.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc evenly to end (being mindful to end up with a multiple of 6 plus one
by Row 5).
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *skip 2 sts, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in the next st, skip 2 sts, sc
in next st, repeat from * to end.
Row 7: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), turn, skip next dc, sc next dc, *skip next dc, [dc, ch
2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from until 2 sts remain, skip next
dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last sc.
Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc (same st as base of ch 1), skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in
next sc, *skip next dc, sc next dc, skip next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, repeat from
* until beg ch-5, skip 2 chs and sc in the 3 ch of beg ch -5. FASTEN OFF
Your last completed row will become your right side (RS). It will also be the front of the
poncho. You may want to place a stitch marker somewhere along the front of the poncho
for reference.
EDGING LEFT SIDE
Turn work so that the RS is facing down with the right side edging on the bottom of the
piece. Working into the furthest right-hand corner, attach yarn with sl st and repeat Rows 1-
8 above.
BOTTOM EDGING
repeat for both front and back
Row 1: With RS facing; Attach yarn by sl st in furthers right corner. Sc evenly along the
bottom. The exact placement is not mandatory, as long as your piece is not pulled tight or
overly stretched. I have indicated what works best for me below.
BACK
Along the edge you began with (ch edge); you will begin by placing one sc in each row
ending in sc and one sc in each ch, along the side edging, and then sc in each ch and at the
base of each sc and each cluster, finishing with placing one sc in each row ending in sc along
the second side edge.
FRONT
Along the finished edge you ended on; you will begin by placing one sc in each row ending
in sc and one sc in each ch, along the side edging, then place one sc in each st and one sc in
each ch-2 sp, finishing with placing one sc in each row ending in sc along the second side
edge.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly to end.
NECK EDGING
The neck edging is probably the most complex part of the edging. This does not have to be
perfect, as long as the neck is not pulled too tightly and not stretched out too much, and
providing you can easily get it over your head. You will also want to make sure it lays the
way you want when you put it on. If you are not sure, try it on as you go. I have
indicated, below, what worked best for me.
Row 1 (RS): Attach the yarn by sl st somewhere along the back of the neck. Sc evenly around
the neck. In the back of the neck you will be beginning on a finished edge; place one sc in
each st and one sc in each ch-2 space. Along the sides; place one sc in row end (sc or ch-2).
Along the front; place one sc at the base of each st and one sc in each ch-2, sl st into the
first sc to complete your row.
This gave me 36 sts around the neck for size small. If you complete yours in the same
fashion you should have on or about 36 (36, 40, 40, 44, 44) sc sts around the neck.
BEFORE MOVING ON
If you have many more sts than that, go back and make sure your neck isn't stretched out
too much. If it is, redo that row. If it isn't, try it on and see how it fits. If it feels like it will be
too loose then you can add some decreases (sc2tog) along the next 1-4 rows until it fits the
way you desire.
If you have many less sts than that, go back and make sure your neck isn't too tight and that
it easily fits over your head. If it does not easily fit over your head, redo that row. If it does
easily fit over your head, work evenly for the next 4 rows.
Rows 2-5: Do NOT turn your work; ch 1 and sc in the same st, sc evenly around neck, sl st
into the first sc to complete your row. At the end of Row 5, FASTEN OFF.

FINISHING
Weave in all ends and block your work. It is your choice as to whether you want to do a wet
blocking or steam blocking.









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