Pronto Poncho

This poncho is perfect for those cooler summer evenings with colorful granny squares worked in an open stitch along the neckline and a matching colorful stripe in the mesh body. A perky picot edge gives it a fun finish, making this a poncho you’ll want to wear all summer long.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size fits most

Gauge: First 4 Rnds in motif = 4” [10 cm] square

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic (100% Mercerized Cotton; 108 yards [100 meters]/ 50 grams): #3003 Linen White (A, 4 hanks), #3559 Butterscotch (B, 1 hank), #3449 Bubblegum Pink (C, 1 hank), #3758 Spruce (D, 1 hank), #3824 Marina Blue (E, 1 hank)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

V-Stitch (V-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Loose Slip Stitch (Loose Sl st): Insert hook in indicated st or sp, yarn over, pull a loop thru st or sp and loop on hook, do not tighten.

Chain 3 Picot stitch (picot): Ch 3, slip st in previous st using front loop and upper side loop.

Place Stitch Marker (PM): Insert stitch marker into indicated stitch or space.

Single Crochet 3 together (sc3tog): Insert hook in first st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in 2nd st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd st, yo, pull up a loop, yo pull thru all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Work the motifs first, using the Join-As-You-Go method for attaching the motifs to each other in neckline shape, then work rounds inside the neckline for edging, and continue the body of the poncho in rounds off the bottom of the neckline.

Easiest way to work motifs in different colors is to crochet all the Round 1s, then all the Round 2s, then all the Round 3s.

Round 4s are then worked and used to join the motifs together. First making 2 strips of motifs 1-4 and 5-8, then Motif 9 and 10 are used to join the strips into the neckline shape.

After all motifs are joined in neckline, use the ball of yarn left attached to Motif 8 to work the neckline edging. The ball of yarn left attached to Motif 10 will be used to begin working the body rounds of the poncho.

Make slip stitches tight when joining to the beginning of a round. When starting a new color of yarn, use a loose slip stitch for joining motifs together unless otherwise instructed.

Do not count ch-1 of V-stitches as a ch-sp, except when working neckline edging and picot edging.

The (ch 4, dc) counts as first V-st in each round.

Pattern

Neckline Motifs

Color Order

make                     3                     3                      4____

Rnd 1:             Color B            Color C            Color E

Rnd 2:             Color C            Color D            Color B

Rnd 3:             Color E            Color B            Color C

motif#              1, 4, 6              3, 5, 8              2, 7, 9, 10


Rnd 1: Adj Slip Knot, ch 5, [dc, (ch 3, V-st) 3 times] in 5th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5. Fasten off. (4 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 2: With WS of Rnd 1 facing, attach new color with sl st to the right-hand side in any ch-3 sp, (ch 4, dc, ch 3, V-st) in same ch-3 sp, [ch 1, sk V-st, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 corner] 3 times, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (8 V-sts, 4 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 3: With RS of Rnd 1 facing, attach new color with sl st in any ch-1 sp, (ch 4, dc) in same ch-1 sp, [*ch 1, sk next V-st, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 corner, ch 1, sk next V-st*, V-st in next ch-1 sp] 3 times; rep from * to * once, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (12 V-sts, 8 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 corners)

Weave in all tails of motifs so far. (12 V-sts, 8 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 4 (Motif 1 and 5): With WS of Rnd 3 facing, attach A with sl st in first ch- sp next to right-hand V-st of left upper corner, (ch 4, dc) in same ch-1 sp (counts as first V-st), [*ch 1, sk next V-st, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 corner, (ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp*) 2 times] 3 times; rep from * to * once, ch 1, sk next V-st, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (16 V-sts, 12 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 4 (Motifs 2-4, 6-8): With WS of Rnd 3 facing, attach A with sl st in first ch-sp next to right-hand V-st of left upper corner, (ch 4, dc) in same ch-1 sp (counts as first V-st), ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st in next ch-3 corner, ch 1, holding previous motif with RS of Rnd 1s together, loose slip st in matching ch-3 corner of previous motif, ch 1, V-st in same ch-3 corner as previous V-st, (loose slip st in next ch-1 sp of previous motif, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp) 2 times, loose sl st in next ch-1 sp of previous motif, V-st in next ch-3 corner, ch 1, loose sl st in matching ch-3 corner of previous motif, ch 1, V-st in same ch-3 corner as previous V-st, *ch 1, sk next V-st, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 corner, (ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp) 2 times*; rep from * to * once, ch 1, sk next V-st, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off for Motifs 2-4, 6 and 7. Do Not Fasten off for Motif 8, use this ball of yarn to work the neckline edging once all motifs are joined. (16 V-sts, 13 ch-1 sp, 5 loose sl st joins, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 4 (Motif 9): With WS of Rnd 3 facing, attach A with sl st in first ch- sp next to right-hand V-st of left upper corner, (ch 4, dc) in same ch-1 sp (counts as first V-st), ch 1, sk next V-st, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 corner, (ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st in next ch-3 corner, ch 1,

holding motif #5 with RS of Rnd 1s together, loose sl st in matching ch-3 corner of motif #5, ch 1, V-st in same ch-3 corner as previous V-st, (loose sl st in next ch-1 sp of motif #5, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp) 2 times, loose sl st in next ch-1 sp of motif #5, sk next V-st, V-st in next ch-3 corner, ch 1, tight sl st in matching ch-3 corner of motif #5, drop motif #5, bring up motif #1 with RS of Rnd 1s together, tight sl st in matching ch-3 corner of motif #1, ch 1, V-st in same ch-3 corner as previous V-st, (loose sl st in next ch-1 sp of motif #1, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp) 2 times, loose sl st in next ch-1 sp of motif #1, sk next V-st, V-st in next ch-3 corner, ch 1, loose sl st in matching ch-3 corner of motif #1, drop motif #1, ch 1, V-st in same ch-3 corner as previous V-st, ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (16 V-sts, 10 ch-1 sps, 6 loose slip st joins, 2 tight slip st joins, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 4 (Motif 10): Rep instructions for Motif #9 Rnd 4, changin Motif #5 to #4 and Motif #1 to #8. Do Not fasten off, use this ball of yarn to begin the poncho body rounds once all motifs are joined. (16 V-sts, 10 ch-1 sps, 6 loose sl st joins, 2 tight sl st joins, 2 ch-3 corners)

Neckline Edging

Rnd 1: With RS of Motif #8 Rnd 4 facing, continue with A, (ch 1, sc) in next st on inside of Neckline, *sc in each dc and ch-sp until reach first ch-3 corner sp at inside corner of neckline, sc3tog using adjacent ch-3 corner sps; rep from * once, sc in each dc and ch-sp until reach beginning of Rnd, sl st in first sc. (130 sc, 2 sc3tog)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, Do Not turn, *sc in each st until reach sc before previous Rnd sc3tog, using that st as center, sc3tog; rep from * once, sc in each st until reach beginning of Rnd, sl st in first sc. (126 sc, 2 sc3tog)

Fasten off.

Body of Poncho

Rnd 1: PM in bottom ch-3 corner sps of Motif #9 and #10, continuing to work with A, turn work so wrong side of Motif #10 Rnd 4 is facing you, (ch 4, dc) (counts as first V-st) in ch-sp where ended Rnd 4 of Motif #10, [*ch 1, V-st in next ch-sp*; rep from * to * along bottom edge of Neckline until reach marked ch-3 sp, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in marked sp, move marker to ch-3 sp just made] 2 times; rep from * to * until reach fist V-st made, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (60 V-sts, 58 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 2: Ch 4, turn, dc in same ch-1 sp as join (counts as first V-st), [*ch 1, sk next V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp*; rep from * to * until reach marked ch-3 sp, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in marked sp, move marker to ch-3 sp just made] 2 times; rep from * until reach first V-st, ch 1, sk next V-st, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (62 V-sts, 60 ch-1 sp, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 3: With WS of previous Rnd facing, attach B with sl st in last ch-1 sp of previous Rnd, rep Rnd 2. (64 V-sts, 62 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 using E. (66 V-sts, 64 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 using C. (68 V-sts, 66 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 3 using D. (70 V-sts, 68 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 using A, but Do Not fasten off at end of Rnd. (72 V-sts, 70 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnds 8-17: Ch 4, turn, dc in same ch-1 sp as join (counts as first V-st), [*ch 1, skip next V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp*; rep from * to * until reach marked ch-3 sp, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in marked sp, move marker to ch-3 sp just made] 2 times; rep from * to * until reach first V-st, ch 1, skip next V-st, slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (Count at end of Rnd 17: 92 V-sts, 90 ch-1 sps, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 18: Ch 4, turn, dc in same ch-1 sp as join (counts as first V-st), [*ch 1, skip next V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp*, rep from * to * until reach marked ch-3 sp, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in marked sp, move marker to ch-3 sp just made] 2 times; rep from * to * until reach first V-st, skip next V-st, sc to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (94 V-sts, 91 ch-1 sps, 1 sc sp, 2 ch-3 corners)

Rnd 19 (picot edging): Ch 1, Do Not turn, sc around ending sc from Rnd 18, [*ch 1, (dc, picot, dc) in ch- sp of next V-st, ch 1**, sc in next ch-1 sp*; rep from * to * until work in last ch-1 sp before marked ch-3 sp,

ch 1, (dc, picot, dc) in ch- sp of next V-st, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, dc, picot, dc, ch 1, sc) in ch-3 sp, remove marker] 2 times; rep from * to * until one V-st remains unworked; rep from * to ** once, sl st to first sc of Rnd. (96 picots, 192 dc, 96 sc, 192 ch-1 sps)

Finishing

Weave in any remaining loose ends. Gently block.

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  • Nicola Prybell

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  • Reader Last

    When I try to make a copy of this pattern, it only prints the first page & not the entire pattern! What is the problem??????

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