Chai Tea Latte Poncho

On those cooler winter evenings when you need some extra layers to keep you warm, this poncho would be the perfect accessory. It will keep you warm and cozy yet still looking stylish and chic! This poncho features the stitch commonly known as Catherine’s Wheel, a textured stitch that is all in one color for a sophisticated look.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women’s Small/Medium (Medium/Large)

35 (39)” / [89 (99) cm] length x 50 (57)” / [127 (145) cm]) width

Shown in size Small/Medium.

Gauge: 20 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% Merino Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere; 98 yards [90 meters]/50 grams): 102 Beige, 20 (23) balls.

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; four (five) 1” (2.5 cm) buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

dc4tog – double crochet 4 together

dc7tog – double crochet 7 together

Special Stitches

Double Crochet 4 Together (dc4tog)

*Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull back through st, yo, pull through 2 lps; rep from * 3 more times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.

Double Crochet 7 Together (dc7tog)

*Yo, insert hook into the next st, yo, pull back through st, yo, pull through 2 lps; rep from * 6 more times, yo, pull through all 8 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat in rows from side to side.

Poncho

Ch 138 (154).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 136 (152) sts. Turn – 137 (153) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *skip 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 15 (17) more times, skip 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. Turn – 171 (191) sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc4tog, ch 3, *sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3; rep from * 15 (17) more times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, dc4tog. Turn – 69 (77) sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, 4 dc in dc4tog from previous row, *skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row; rep from * 15 (17) more times, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp, 4 dc in dc4tog from previous row. Turn – 171 (191) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 15 (17) more times, ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3, sc in next 2 sts. Turn – 69 (77) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 15 (17) more times, skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 sts. Turn – 171 (191) sts.

Rows 7 – 90 (98): Rep Rows 3-6.

Row 91 (99): Ch 2, dc4tog, ch 3, *sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3; rep from * 15 (17) more times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, dc4tog. Turn – 69 (77) sts.

Row 92 (100): Ch 2, 4 dc in dc4tog from previous row, *skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row; rep from * 15 (17) more times, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp, 4 dc in dc4tog from previous row. Turn – 171 (191) sts.

Row 93 (101): Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, skip 1 st (creates buttonhole), dc7tog, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, *ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 14 (16) more times, ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3, sc in next 2 sts. Turn – 68 (76) sts.

Row 94 (102): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 15 (17) more times, skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row, sc in ch-4 sp, sc in next st. Turn – 171 (191) sts.

Rows 95 (103) – 98 (106): Rep Rows 3-6.

Row 99 (107): Ch 2, dc4tog, ch 3, *sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3; rep from * 15 (17) more times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, dc4tog. Turn – 69 (77) sts.

Row 100 (108): Ch 2, 4 dc in dc4tog from previous row, *skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in dc7tog from previous row; rep from * 15 (17) more times, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp, 4 dc in dc4tog from previous row. Turn – 171 (191) sts.

Rows 101 (109) – 118 (134): Rep Rows 93 (101) – 100 (108).

Row 119 (135): Rep Row 93 (101).

Row 120 (136): Rep Row 94 (102).

Row 121 (137): Rep Row 3.

Row 122 (138): Rep Row 4.

Row 123 (139): Rep Row 5.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Fold Poncho in half (width wise), then overlap the edge of one side of poncho by 1½” [3.8 cm], making sure the edge with the button holes is on the top. Sew 1 button beneath each button hole. yarn ball

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