This is a really cute poncho which is made out of squares and is pretty easy to assemble. I hope you have fun making it! You can crochet it together as you go or you can sew it together.
Remember that the numbers here correspond to the numbers on the video!
This is the schematic to the poncho. Where the dotted lines are, that is where it will be folded over.
The numbers I will be numbering down below (1-7) and explaining are the ones circled on this schematic.
1. Make a strip of 10 together
2. Attach another 10 motifs (one at a time) to the first strip
3. Attach another 10 like row 2 to the next strip
4. On either end attach 3 motifs
5. Attach another 3 motifs
6. Attach another 3 motifs
7. Flip row 1 over so it is in half (5 motifs either side). These 3 motifs are done while attaching to row 6 and to the top portion of the halved section
One Square measures about 6.5 inches.
GRANNY SQUARE PONCHO
Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Sp = space, Tr = treble, St = stitch,
Ch = chain, * * =repeat work in between the stars, Tog = together, yo – yarn over, ss = slip stitch
Treble Crochet = yarn over 2 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull up 2 loops) 3 times = tr
Double Treble Crochet = yo (yarn over) 3 times, insert hook into the desired st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through two loops) 4 times. = dtr
1tr, 1dtr, 1tr together = watch video at number 7
Dc 2 tog = yo, hook into specified st, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops (2 loops left), yo, hook into specified st, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops and then through all the rest.
2sc tog, Go into the stitch, bring up a loop, go into next stitch, bring up a loop and go through all the stitches on the hook
I used I Love this Yarn, super soft. Neon colors, yellow and pink. It is acrylic and a 4 medium. I used a size 5.00mm/H crochet hook. You will need about 3-4 skeins of the pink and about 3 of the yellow.
You need to make 42 squares all together
Join a strip of 10 motifs together first and then you will join the others.
1. Ch5, ss into 1st ch to form a circle
2. Ch4 (stands as your 1st dc), *dc, ch1* = 8dc including the ch4, ss into 3rd ch,
3. Ch4, 3dc in the 1st space, ch1, *3dc, ch1 in the next sp* rep in the next spaces and in the last space you only do 2dc as the ch4 from the beginning ch stands as 1dc = 8 (3dc) clusters, ss to top of ch4
4. Ch5, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, all in the 1st space, *1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc In the next ch sp (skip over the 3dc)* rep to end, ss into 3rd ch. Cut off yarn.
5. Start with new color and sc in between the last 2dc off any of the “4dc cluster”
Ch2, 2dc tog in the next 2 spaces (the middle space and the 1st space of the 4dc), ch3, sc into next space, ch3, *3dc tog into next sp, ch3, sc in next sp, ch3* rep to the end and ss into the top of the 3dc tog.
6. Ch5, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, in the same space (you need 5dc with 2ch in between them, no ch after 5th dc though) *1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch2, 1dc all in the stitch above the 3dc tog* rep around (skip all the other stitches), ss into 3rd ch of the ch5. End yarn
7. Start new color and start in between the last 2dc of the 5dc
Ch3, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, together (so don’t finish the stitch – watch video), ch6, sc in next sp, ch1 sc in the next sp, ch2, 3dc tog over the next 3 stitches, ch2, 1sc in next st, ch1, 1sc in next sp, ch6, *1tr, 1dt, 1tr together over the next 3 spaces, ch6, 1sc in next sp, ch1, 1sc in next st, ch2, 3dc tog over the next 3 spaces, ch2, 1sc in next sp, ch1, 1sc in next sp, ch6* repeat this to end, ss into the top of the 3tr
8. Ch5, 2dc in the same space, ch3, sc in next ch6 sp, ch3, 1dc in the ch1 sp, ch3, 1sc above the 3dc tog, ch3, 1dc in the ch1 sp, ch3, 1sc in the ch6 sp, *2dc 2ch, 2dc in the stitch above the trebles tog, ch3, sc in the ch6 sp, ch3, 1dc in the 1ch sp, ch3, 1sc above the 3dc tog, ch3, 1dc in the ch1 sp, ch3, 1sc in the ch 6 sp, ch3* repeat to end and 1dc next to the beg ch5 and ss into 3rd ch of the ch5
You will join a strip of 10 together first and then join the other strip of 10 onto that strip and another set of 10 onto that strip so that you have 3 strips of 10 joined together.
Then you will add 3 rows of 3 onto the one side of the strip of 10 leaving you with 3 motifs which we will join to the 3 rows of 3
9. I am showing you how to join the very first square to another one.
You join in a corner and do 2dc, ch1, 1sc in the opp motifs corner,
1ch, 2dc in the 1st motifs corner, ch1, 1sc in opp motif,
ch1, 1sc in 1st motif, ch1, 1sc in opp motif,
ch1, 1dc in the 1st motif, ch1, 1sc in opp motif,
ch1, 1sc in 1st motif, ch1, 1sc in opp motif,
ch1, 1dc in 1st motif, ch1, 1sc in opp motif,
ch1, 1sc in 1st motif, ch1, 1sc in opp motif (you should be in the space next to the corner)
ch1, 2dc in the 1st motif corner, ch1, 1sc in opp motif (in the space between the sets of dc)
ch1, 2dc in 1st motif corner (finishing that corner),
ch3, and finish your square as you normally do (no 8)
10. Joining more than 1 side, and 2 out of 3 corners
11. Showing you how to assemble your poncho
12. How to join the last 3 motifs
Start anywhere on the edge of poncho only on the outside not by the neckline.
*Ch 24, sc into the bottom of the ch 24, 1sc into the next stitch* repeat to the end
14. Neck Edge Border. Make sure your poncho is the way I am wearing it on the introduction with one square at the bottom and it forms a triangle. That is the way the neck border is being done.
Start anywhere and ch3, 1 dc in every space. Place markers where you are making your v for the neck
15. First row ch3, 1 dc in each space on the squares.
2nd row, 1 dc in each space. Place a piece of yarn by the V on either side so you know where to decrease.
16. On rows 3, 4 and 5 you (changing color on the 4th row) decrease.
17. Showing you on row 6, how to decrease
18. Do another 2 more rows in yellow with the decreases
19. ss into 1st stitch, ch1 ,2 sc tog in the next 2 stitches, 1 sc around to where you did your other decreases and decrease x2 in the middle section and one more time at the end
20. ss into 1st stitch, ch1, do the same as above 19
21. Do another row as above 19 ( this would be row 11 if you counted from beginning of border)
22. Ch3, skip 1 stitch, sc into the next stitch, ch3 and then go backwards and do a sc into the stitch that you had missed. *ch 3, skip 1 stitch, 1sc into the next stitch, ch3, 1sc into the missed stitch (backwards)* rep to end.