Eternal Poppy Poncho

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The flair and drama of this oversized poncho will make a major fashion statement this season. The sewn-on poppies at the bottom add a hint of whimsy and a reminder of nature’s rejuvenating cycles.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Small/Medium (Medium/Large); 42 (44½)” / [107 (113) cm] width x 32 (33½)” / [81.5 (85) cm] length

Shown in size Small/Medium.

Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10cm) in sc.

Materials

Yarn: Berroco Weekend (75% Acrylic; 25% Cotton; 205 yards [187 meters]/100 grams): 5910 Cornsilk (A), 1 (1) balls; 5959 Dahlia (B), 14 (16) balls; 5978 Orangesicle (C), 1 (1) balls; 5981 Seedling (D), 1 (1) balls

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together

dc – double crochet

surface sl st – surface slip stitch

Special Stitches

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Surface Slip Stitch (surface sl st)

With Surface Sl Sts, make sure that the yarn is always to the back of your work.

Insert hook through work (where the start of the surface sl sts should be), pull up a lp, *insert hook into the next hole (this can be either the next st of the next row), pull up a lp, pull the first lp on hook through the 2nd lp; rep from * to desired length.

Pattern Notes

This poncho is worked in rows starting at the back and separating for the fronts.

The poppies are worked in the round and sewn onto the poncho.

Pattern

Back

With B, ch 157 (167).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * 76 (81) more times, turn – 156 (166) sts.

Rows 2-106 (112): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 76 (81) more times, turn – 156 (166) sts.

Right Front 

Row 107 (113): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 34 (36) more times, sc2tog, turn – 73 (77) sts.

Row 108 (114): Ch 1, sc2tog, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 34 (36) more times, turn – 72 (76) sts.

Row 109 (115): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 33 (35) more times, sc2tog, turn – 71 (75) sts.

Row 110 (116): Ch 1, sc2tog, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 33 (35) more times, turn – 70 (74) sts.

Row 111 (117)-212 (224): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 33 (35) more times, turn – 70 (74) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Left Front

Attach yarn, skipping 8 (10) sts at the center.

Row 107 (113): Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 35 (37) more times, turn – 73 (77) sts.

Row 108 (114): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 33 (35) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn – 72 (76) sts.

Row 109 (115): Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 34 (36) more times, turn – 71 (75) sts.

Row 110 (116): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 32 (34) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn – 70 (74) sts.

Row 111 (117)-212 (224): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from the * 33 (35) more times, turn – 70 (74) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Poppies

Note: Make 25 Poppies total following Color Pattern below.

Create a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc of this rnd to join – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * once more, sl st in first sc of this rnd to join – 9 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd to join – 9 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 6 dc in same st, *6 dc in next st; rep from * 7 more times, sl st in first dc of this rnd to join – 54 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Color Pattern

Poppy 1 (make 13)

Rnd 1: Work in D.

Rnd 2: Work in D.

Rnd 3: Work in A.

Rnd 4: Work in C.

 

Poppy 2 (make 12)

Rnd 1: Work in D.

Rnd 2: Work in D.

Rnd 3: Work in C.

Rnd 4: Work in A.

Stems

Short Stem

Working from the bottom of the Poncho (where indicated in diagram), make surface sl sts, working towards the top of the poncho. The line of surface sl sts should measure 2” / [5 cm] in length.

Medium Stem

Working from the bottom of the Poncho (where indicated in diagram), make surface sl sts, working towards the top of the poncho. The line of surface sl sts should measure 3.5” / [9 cm] in length.

Long Stem

Working from the bottom of the Poncho (where indicated in diagram), make surface sl sts, working towards the top of the poncho. The line of surface sl sts should measure 5” / [13 cm] in length.

Finishing

Arrange the poppies along the bottom of the Poncho (order shown on diagram), making sure to space them out evenly. Using tapestry needle, sew all the poppies into place.

Weave in all ends. Block Poncho to measurements.

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  • maryw19

    I like this, but where is the “diagram” (for placement of poppies)?

    Reply

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