This crochet poncho is worked sideways, changing from one stitch pattern to another to create a nice variety of textures. Shaping at the shoulder flatters the figure and reduces bulk. This is just the garment when you want to look fabulous but secretly just want to cozy up inside a crochet blanket.
Designer Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size 50 (521⁄2, 56, 581⁄2)” bust circumference, including buttoned edging. Sample shown measures 50″, modeled with 15″ ease.
Yarn Plymouth Yarn Galway Chunky (100% wool; 123 yd [113 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #141 fuchsia, 11 (11, 12, 13) skeins. Hook Sizes K/10.5 (6.5 mm), L/11 (8 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions Yarn needle; stitch markers (m); quilter’s pins; four 11⁄8″ buttons; sewing thread and needle.
Gauge 11 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in herringbone st patt with smaller hook. 11 sts and 14 rows = 4″ in moss st patt with smaller hook. 8 sts and 9 rows = 21⁄2″ in cable patt with smaller hook.