Summer Mist Poncho

There are times in warm weather when you just need a little something around the shoulders to counteract those lazy summer breezes.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 50 (58, 64)” circumference at widest point x 15” long

Gauge: Approximately 17½ sts and just shy of 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in main lace pattern after blocking.

Gauge is not critical for this project.

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering (100% Superwash Merino; 475 yards [432 meters]/113 grams): Columbus Circle, 2 skeins.

Hook: US size G/6 (4.25 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm); Tunisian crochet hook US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; split ring stitch markers

Abbreviations

2hdc tog – 2 half double crochet together
BO – bind off
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Inc – increase
Lp – loop
Pm – Place stitch marker
Rem – remaining
RS – right side
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Sm – slip stitch marker
Sp – space
St – stitch
Tks – tunisian knit stitch
Tking lps off hook – Taking loops off hook (Tunisian crochet backward pass)
Tps – tunisian purl stitch
Tss – tunisian simple stitch
WS – wrong side
Yo – yarn over

Special Stitches

2dcv: (2 Dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in designated sp or st.

hdc2tog: (Yo, insert hook in next st or sp, yo, pull up lp) twice, yo, pull yarn through all lps on hook.

Sclp: (Sc, ch 3, sc) in designated sp or st.

Tss (Tunisian simple st): Forward pass – insert hook under front vertical bar of next st from right to left, yo, draw lp through.

Tks (Tunisian knit st): Forward pass – insert hook from front to back between 2 vertical bars of next st, yo and draw lp through.

Tps (Tunisian purl st): Forward pass – move yarn from back to front of fabric to the right of next st to be worked, insert hook under front vertical bar of next st from right to left, yo, draw lp through.

Tking lps off hook (Tunisian crochet backward pass): Yo, draw through 1 lp on hook, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) across remainder of row. Last lp on hook counts as first st of next row

Pattern Notes

A main lace rectangular panel is worked flat, a bottom edge is worked along one long side in a mix of traditional and tunisian crochet, then stitches are worked along the other long side in the round to create the poncho’s yoke.

Ch 3 at beginning of any row counts as dc unless otherwise indicated.

The last lp on hook of each tunisian row backward pass acts as the first st in the next row’s forward pass.

Changes for sizes in parentheses, if none, directions written are for all sizes.

Wet blocking upon completion is integral to fully open poncho’s main lace section.

Pattern

With smallest hook, ch 38.

Row 1 (RS): *2 Dcv in 4th ch from hook, sk 2 ch, sclp in next ch; rep from * across, ending with dc in final ch, turn – (6 2-dcv, 6 sclp, 2 dc).
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, *sclp in next ch-1 sp, 2 dcv in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, ending with dc in top of initial ch-3, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, *2 dcv in next ch-3 sp, sclp in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Rows 2-3 form main lace pattern.

Rep Rows 2-3, 41 (48, 54) times, then Row 2 once more – 86 (100, 112) rows.

Fasten off.

Bottom Edging

Row 1 (RS): With larger hook and RS of rectangle facing, and long side of rectangle as working surface, attach yarn with sl st at beg corner of Row 1, ch 1 (counts as first sc), work 170 (198, 222) sc evenly spaced across length of rectangle, turn – 171 (199, 223) sc.
Row 2 (WS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn – 86 (100, 112) sc.
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next sc; rep from * across, turn –171 (199, 223) hdc.  
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next hdc; rep from * across, turn – 86 (100, 112) sc.

Switch to tunisian crochet hook.

Row 5 (beginning of tunisian crochet rib): Holding all lps on hook during forward pass, *insert hook in next ch-1 sp, yo, pull up lp, insert hook in next sc, yo, pull up lp; rep from * across – 171 (199, 223)] lps on hook;

Backward pass: take all lps off hook (see Special Stitches) until 1 lp rem. Do not turn.

Row 6: Forward pass: *tps in next 2 sts, tks in next two sts; rep from * across row to final 2 sts, tps in next st, tss in final st. Backward pass: take all lps off hook as for Row 5. Do not turn.

Rows 7-10: Rep Row 6.
Row 11 (Tunisian BO Row): *(Move yarn from back to front of fabric to the right of next st to be worked, insert hook under front vertical bar of next st from right to left, yo, draw lp through st and lp on hook) twice, (insert hook from front to back between 2 vertical bars of next st, yo and draw through st and lp on hook) twice; rep from * across row. You should only have one lp on hook throughout BO row).

Fasten off.

Top Edging (Yoke)

Row 1: With larger hook and RS of rectangle facing, and top long side of rectangle as working surface, attach yarn with sl st 6 (10, 13)” to the right of end of rectangle (refer to Schematic), ch 1 (counts as first sc), pm, work 170 (198, 222) sc evenly spaced across length of rectangle, joining rectangle into circle and ending with sl st into marked st – 171 (199, 223) sc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as sc, ch 1), sm to first ch, sk 1 st, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around, ending with sl st in marked st.

Switch to smaller hook.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), sm, *hdc in next 16 (18, 21) sts or sp, hdc2tog; rep from * around 9 more times, ending with hdc in rem sts, sl st in marked st – 161 (189, 213) hdc.
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), sm, *hdc in next 16 (18, 21) sts or sp, hdc2tog; rep from * around, ending with hdc in rem sts, sl st in marked st – 151 (179, 203) hdc.
Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), sm, *hdc in next 14 (16, 19) sts or sp, hdc2tog, rep from * around, ending with hdc in rem sts, sl st in marked st – 141 (168, 193) hdc.
Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), sm, *hdc in next 12 (14, 17) sts or sp, hdc2tog; rep from * around, ending with hdc in rem sts, sl st in marked st – 129 (156, 182) hdc.
Row 11: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), sm, *hdc in next 10 (12, 15) sts or sp, hdc2tog; rep from * around, ending with hdc in rem sts, sl st in marked st – 117 (143, 170) hdc.
Row 13: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), sm, *hdc in next 8 (10, 13) sts or sp, hdc2tog; rep from * around, ending with hdc in rem sts, sl st in marked st – 103 (129, 157) hdc.
Row 14: Ch 2 (counts as sc, ch 1), sm to first ch, sk 1 st, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * around, ending with sl st in marked st. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Wet block piece to measurement.yarn ball

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