Crispin Poncho

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Inspired by Crispin apple leaves, this refreshing take on a poncho is here for the apple picking season. The leafy structure of this design paired with a wool and acrylic blend yarn gives this poncho breathability and warmth at the same time. Wear with or without the hood depending on how crisp the weather may be.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 30″ from shoulder to hem x 40″ wide

Gauge: 14 sts and 8 rows = 4.25″ [11 cm] in dc; 20 sts and 8 rows = 3.75″ [9.5 cm] in leaf pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Berroco Vintage (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 217 yards [198 meters]/100 grams): 5175 Fennel (13 balls)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle, eight 3/4” buttons, sewing needle, thread to match buttons

Abbreviations

beg ch: beginning chain

Special Stitches

BPshell: BPdc in BPdc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc.

FPshell: FPdc in FPdc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-sp, FPdc in next FPdc.

Shell: (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in indicated st.

Pattern Notes

Each BPshell and FPshell stitch is worked in the (FPdc, ch 1, FPdc) of the previous row.

Hood is worked in two halves and sewn up the center.

Use seaming method of your choice.

Pattern

Back

Ch 177.
Row 1: Work 3 dc in 6th ch from hook, (sk 3 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, shell in next ch) 16 times, sk 3 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in last ch, turn. (17 shells)

Row 2: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-sp, sk 3 dc, BPdc in next dc, ch 1, BPdc in next dc, (shell in ch-sp, sk dc in shell, BPdc in next dc, ch 1, BPdc in next dc) 16 times, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, dc in ch-sp, (FPshell, [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell) 16 times, FPshell, (dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, (BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1) 17 times, dc in tc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, (FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1) 17 times, dc in tc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 4, 2 dc in ch-sp, BPdc in BPdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-sp, (BPshell, [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell) 16 times, BPdc in next BPdc, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-sp, (FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp) 16 times, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc in next FPdc, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc, (shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc) 16 times, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn

Rep Rows 3-8, 8 times, then Rows 3-5 once more.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Right Front

Row 1: Starting at beg ch and with RS facing, join yarn to first ch of beg ch, ch 4, 3 dc in next ch, (sk 3 ch, FPdc in next dc from Row 1 of Back, ch 1, sk 1 ch, FPdc in next dc from Row 1 of Back, sk 3 ch, shell in next ch) 6 times, sk 3 ch, FPdc in next dc, turn. (6 shells)

Row 2: Ch 3, (shell in ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc) 6 times, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, dc in ch-sp, (FPshell, [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell) 6 times, 3 dc in tc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, 2 dc in first dc, sk 1 dc, BPdc in next dc, (ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc) 6 times, ch 1, dc in tc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, (FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1) 6 times, FPdc in next FPdc, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-sp, (BPshell, [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell) 6 times, BPdc in next BPdc, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-sp, (FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp) 6 times, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, sk (dc, ch 1, dc), FPdc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Fasten off and break yarn.

Left Front

Row 1: With RS facing and starting at last FPdc of Row 1 of Right Front, sk 41 ch for neck opening (next st should be a dc from Row 1 of Back section), join yarn to next ch, ch 3, (sk 3 ch, shell in next ch, sk 3 ch, FPdc in next dc from Row 1 of Back, ch 1, sk 1 ch, FPdc in next dc from Row 1 of Back) 6 times, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch, turn. (6 shells)

Row 2: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-sp, (BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc, shell in ch-sp) 6 times, dc in beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ([dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell, FPshell) 6 times, (dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, (BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1) 6 times, sk (dc, ch 1, dc), BPdc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, 2 dc in ch-sp, (FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp) 6 times, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, dc in tc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 4, 2 dc in ch-sp, BPdc in BPdc, ([dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-sp, BPshell) 6 times, (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in tc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 4, 2 dc in first dc, FPdc in next dc, ch 1, (FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1) 6 times, FPdc in next FPdc, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn. 

Join Right and Left Fronts

Row 8: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc, (shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc) 6 times, shell in tc, ch 23, shell in first ch-sp of Right Front, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, (BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1) 6 times, BPdc in next BPdc, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn.

Row 9: Ch 4, dc in ch-sp, (FPshell, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-sp of next shell) 7 times, dc in first ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, dc in next ch, (sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch, dc in next ch) 2 times, ([dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell, FPshell) 6 times, (dc, ch 1, dc) in tc, turn. (17 shells)

Row 10: Ch 4, (BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1) 7 times, sk (dc, ch 1, dc), (BPdc in next dc, shell in next ch-sp, sk 2 dc, BPdc in next dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc) 3 times, (BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1) 7 times, dc in tc.

Work Rows 5-8 from Back section once.

Work Rows 3-8 from Back section 7 times, then Rows 3-5 from Back section once more.

Do not fasten off.

Edging

Row 1: With RS facing, ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-sp and dc along Front continuing along Back edge, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Join Yarn to Front Left Edge of Poncho

Row 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-sp and dc along front continuing along back edge, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Neck

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn to beg ch at Right Shoulder, ch 1, working across Back Neck, sc in each ch to Left Shoulder (41 sc), 2 sc in each ch-sp and dc along Left Neck Edge (14 sc), sc in each ch along Front Neck (23 sc), 2 sc in each ch-sp and dc along Right Neck Edge (14 sc), sl st to first sc, turn. (92 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to first sc, turn.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Hood (make 2)

Ch 76.

Row 1: Work 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, (sk 3 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, shell in next ch) 7 times, sk 3 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last ch, turn. (8 shells)

Row 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in sp between first and 2nd dc, sk 3 dc, BPdc in next dc, ch 1, BPdc in next dc, (shell in ch-sp, sk dc in shell, BPdc in next dc, ch 1, BPdc in next dc) 7 times, 4 dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in sp between first and 2nd dc, (FPshell, [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell) 7 times, FPshell, 2 dc in tc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, (BPdc in next BPdc, shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1) 8 times, dc in tc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, (FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1) 8 times, dc in tc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp between first and 2nd dc, BPdc in BPdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-sp, (BPshell, [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-sp of next shell) 7 times, BPdc in next BPdc, 3 dc in tc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, 3 dc in sp between first and 2nd dc, (FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc in next FPdc, shell in next ch-sp) 7 times, FPdc in next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc in next FPdc, 4 dc in tc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, 3 dc in sp between first and 2nd dc, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc, (shell in next ch-sp, BPdc in next BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next BPdc) 7 times, 4 dc in tc, turn

Rep Rows 3-8, 4 more times.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Finishing

Weave in ends on Poncho and Hood halves.

Block Poncho to 40″ wide and 60″ long.

Block both Hood halves to 15″ wide and 14″ tall.

Sew Hood together with right sides facing starting at bottom left corner, working along beg ch and up the right-side edge.

Hood Edging

Row 1: Join yarn to left edge of last row worked of Hood, ch 1, 40 sc along edge to seam, 1 sc in seam, 40 sc along edge to end, turn. (81 sc)

Row 2 (Buttonholes): Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc) 3 times, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 7 sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc) 3 times, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 2 sc, turn. (8 buttonholes)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-sp to end, turn (81 sc)

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Match center back neck of Poncho to center seam of Hood.

Using sewing needle and thread, sew buttons along Poncho neck edge to correspond to buttonholes on Hood.

Weave in remaining ends.

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