Lunar Crossings Poncho

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Lunar Crossings Poncho
designed by Kim Guzman © May 2017
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size

Full measurement of side = 37″
Round 1 to edge = 15″
Round 1 to edge, measured at corner = 21″

Materials

  • Stylecraft Special DK, 100% acrylic, 322 yds per 100g: 3 skeins color A #1829 empire and 1 skein color B #1034 sherbet
  • Suggested hook size: J-10 [6mm]
  • Yarn needle (for weaving ends)

Gauge

After round 5, the sides measure about 11″ each.

Special Stitches

Main Body Shell (sh): [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in same ch or ch-2 sp. When at the beginning of a round, ch 3, [dc, ch 2, 2dc] in same ch or ch-2 sp instead (first ch 3 of round is considered the first dc). (This shell is the one worked in the main body of the poncho, not the border.)

Long Single Crochet (long sc): Insert hook under the ch-6 sp from the row below, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. You will be joining together the ch-6 sp and the ch-4 sp above it. You normally crochet under one chain space. In this case, you’re crocheting under two chain spaces. Don’t overthink this. Just put your hook in the ch-6 space and work a single crochet. You’ll be pulling the ch-4 sp and the ch-6 sp together.

Fan (fan): In same chain space, [dc, ch 1] 7 times, dc. When at the beginning of a round, in same chain space, ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch 1), [dc, ch 1] 6 times, dc.

Border Poncho Shell (sh): In same chain space, [dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc. (This shell is the one worked only in the border of the poncho.)

V-Stitch (v-st): [Dc, ch 2, dc] in same chain space.

Cluster (cl): Yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, [yo, insert hook in same st or sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook.

Notes

At the end of some of the rounds, a stitch count is provided. It is only a stitch count to double-check your work. It isn’t additional crochet instruction.

On the last side of some rounds, you won’t be working all the way to the ch-2 space of the corner. Work up to the first stitch of that round and then join as instructed.

Poncho can be worn either with a point in the front or squared off in the front.

Instructions

With A, ch 72, without twisting, join with sl st to first ch, to form a ring.

Round 1: *Sh (see Special Stitches above) in first ch, dc in next 17 ch, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to top of beg ch-3, next dc and into ch-2 sp: 21 dc on each side and 4 ch-2 sps.

Round 2: *Sh, dc in each dc to next corner of ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to top of beg ch-3, next dc and into ch-2 sp: 25 dc on each side and 4 ch-2 sps.

Rounds 3-5: Rep round 2. On final round, cut off A after sl st to top of beg ch-3: 37 dc on each side and 4 ch-2 sps.

Round 6: Join B with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sc, [ch 6, sk 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc] to corner ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first sc and into ch-2 sp.

Round 7: *Sh, dc in next 3 sc, [ch 4, sk ch-6 sp, dc in next 2 sc] to last ch-6 sp before corner ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk ch-6 sp, dc in 3 sc, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to beg ch-3, next dc and into ch-2 sp.

Round 8: *Sh, dc in next 5 dc, [ch 3, long sc (see Special Stitches above), ch 3, dc in next 2 dc] to last ch-4 sp before corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, long sc, ch 3, dc in 5 dc, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to beg ch-3, cut off B.

Round 9: Join A with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc in next 7 dc, [ch 3, sk 2 ch-3 sps, sc in next 2 dc] to last 2 ch-3 sps before corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 2 ch-3 sps, sc in 7 dc, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to beg sc and into ch-2 sp.

Round 10: *Sh, dc in next 8 sc, [3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next 2 sc] to last ch-3 sp before corner ch-2 sp, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in 8 sc, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to beg ch-3, next dc and into ch-2 sp: 53 dc on each side and 4 ch-2 sps.

Round 11: *Sh, dc in each dc to corner ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to beg ch-3, cut off A: 57 dc on each side and 4 ch-2 sps.

Note: Each repeat of round 11 increases the stitch count by 20 dc on each side.

Round 12: Join B with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, [ch 6, sk 3 dc, sc in next 2 dc] to corner ch-2 sp, sc in 2 dc, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first sc and into ch-2 sp.

Rounds 13-24: Rep rounds 7-12. (Optional: continue to repeat these 6 rounds as desired.)

Rounds 25-28: Rep rounds 7-10.

Round 29: *Sh, dc in each dc to corner ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to beg ch-3, next dc and into ch-2 sp, do not cut off: 117 dc on each side and 4 ch-2 sps.

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Border

Note: This border can be used for any square or rectangle. It requires a multiple of 10, plus 7, on the sides, with ch-2 spaces at the corners.

Round 1: Ch 1, *[sc, ch 6, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sc, [ch 6, sk 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc] to corner ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first sc and into ch-6 sp.

Round 2: *Fan (see Special Stitches above) in ch-6 sp of corner, sh (see Special Stitches above) in each ch-6 sp to next corner, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to third ch of beg ch-4 and into ch-1 sp.

Round 3: Ch 2, *[cl (see Special Stitches above), ch 2] in each ch-1 sp of fan, cl in center ch-1 sp of sh, ch 2, [cl, ch 2] in each ch-1 sp of next sh, repeating to next corner, ending side with cl in center ch-1 sp of last sh before corner, ch 2, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first cl and into ch-2 sp.

Round 4: Ch 1, *[sc, ch 3] in each ch-2 sp of corner, [cl in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 3, [sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3] twice, repeating to next corner, ending side with [cl in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 3, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first sc and into ch-3 sp.

Round 5: Ch 2, *[cl, ch 3] in each ch-3 sp at corner, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] twice, [cl, ch 3, cl] in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, repeating to next corner, ending side at last two clusters with [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] twice, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first cl and into ch-3 sp.

Round 6: Ch 1, *[sc, ch 5] in each ch-3 sp at corner, [sc in next ch-3 sp, v-st (see Special Stitches above) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp between 2 cl, ch 5] to corner, repeating to next corner, ending side with sc in next ch-3 sp, v-st in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch-5, sl st to first sc, fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends securely.

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