Pacific Breeze Poncho

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Summer days are filled with sunshine and warmth, but as dusk sets in so does a slight chill. During these moments having a chic and stylish lightweight poncho to quickly throw on would not only be a practical solution, but also an enjoyable accessory to wear!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Teen (Women’s Small-Large); 39 (42)” / [99 (107) cm] width x 29½ (33)” / [75 (84) cm] length

Shown in size Small-Large.

Gauge: 14 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc.

Materials

Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Paris (100% Cotton; 82 yards [75 meters]/50 grams): 21 Light Mint Green (A), 4 (4) balls; 05 Light Purple (B), 1 (1) ball; 58 Powder Pink (C), 5 (6) balls.

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

dtr – double treble crochet

cl2 – 2 double crochet cluster stitch

cl3 – 3 double crochet cluster stitch

cl – cluster stitch

Special Stitches

2 Double Crochet Cluster (cl2)

Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull back through that st (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull back through that st (4 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

3 Double Crochet Cluster (cl3)

Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull back through that st (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, (yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull back through that st, yo, pull through 2 lps) twice, (4 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

Cluster Stitch (cl)

Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull back through that st (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull back through that st, yo, pull through 2 lps; rep from * 3 more times, (6 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 6 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

The squares are worked in the round, and seamed together to create the poncho.

Pattern

Square (make 4)

With C, create a magic circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), *(dc, ch 1) in magic circle; rep from * 6 more times, sl st in first dc of this rnd – 8 sts.

Rnd 2: Attach B in first ch-1 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2; rep from * 6 more times, sl st in first dc of this rnd – 16 sts.

Rnd 3: Attach C in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, (cl3, ch 3, cl3) in same ch-2 sp, *(cl3, ch 3, cl3) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 6 more times, sl st in first cl3 st of this rnd – 16 sts.

Rnd 4: Attach A in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in same sp, ch 3, tr in between next 2 cl3, ch 3, *hdc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, tr in between next 2 cl3, ch 3; rep from * 6 more times, sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 16 sts

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *work 4 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in tr from previous rnd, ch 1, work 4 sc in next ch-3 sp, sl st in hdc from previous rnd; rep from * 7 more times – 72 sts.

Rnd 6: Attach B in first dc, ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *ch 3, cl in next sl st from previous rnd, ch 3, 2 sc in next dc from previous rnd; rep from * 6 more times, ch 3, cl in next sl st from previous rnd, ch 3, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 24 sts.

Rnd 7: Change to C, ch 2, *dc2tog, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (cl2, ch 3, cl2) in next cl from previous rnd, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 7 more times, sl st in first st – 72 sts.

Rnd 8: Attach A in 4th st of previous rnd, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next st, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * 6 more times, sk next st, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sl st in first sc – 112 sts.

Rnd 9: Change to B, ch 3 (counts as first tr), *sk next 3 sts, (tr, ch 4, tr) in next st, sk next 3 sts, tr in next st, sk next 2 sts, (tr, ch 4, tr) in next st, sk next 2 sts, tr in next sc; rep from * 6 more times, sk next 3 sts, (tr, ch 4, tr) in next st, sk next 3 sts, tr in next st, sk next 2 sts, (tr, ch 4, tr) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sl st in first st – 48 sts.

Rnd 10: Attach C in first ch-4 sp of previous rnd, ch 2, (cl3, ch 2, cl3) in same ch-4 sp, ch 2, *(cl3, ch 2, cl3) in next ch-4 sp, ch 2; rep from * 14 more times, sl st in first cl3 – 32 sts.

Rnd 11: Attach A in first ch-2 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dtr, ch 3, 3 dtr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dtr, ch 3, 3 dtr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in first sc – 108 sts.

Rnd 12: Attach B in first ch-1 sp of previous rnd. Ch1, 1 hdc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** 7 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from *** 7 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from **** 7 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ***** 3 more times, ch 3, sl st in first hdc – 56 sts.

Rnd 13: Attach C in first ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ** 8 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *** 8 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from **** 8 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ***** 4 more times, ch 1, sl st in first dc – 132 sts.

Rnd 14: Attach A in first ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, hdc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** 9 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from *** 9 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from **** 9 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ***** 5 more times, ch 3, sl st in first hdc – 64 sts.

Size Teen only

Rnd 15: Attach C in first ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ** 10 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *** 10 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from **** 10 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ***** 6 more times, ch 1, sl st in first dc – 156 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Size Women Small-Large only

Rnd 15: Sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ** 10 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *** 10 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from **** 10 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ***** 6 more times, ch 1, sl st in first dc – 156 sts.

Rnd 16: Attach B in first ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, hdc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** 11 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from *** 11 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from **** 11 more times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ***** 7 more times, ch 3, sl st in first hdc – 72 sts.

Rnd 17: Attach C in first ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ** 12 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ***ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *** 12 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from **** 12 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *****ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from ***** 8 more times, ch 1, sl st in first dc – 180 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Poncho Assembly

With RS facing upward, arrange all square motifs as shown in Assembly Diagram.

Seam

Attach C in a ch-3 corner of first square, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, sc in ch-3 corner of 2nd square, *ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp on opposite square; rep from * to end, ch 2, sc in ch-3 corner of opposite square, ch 2, sc in ch-3 corner of opposite square.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Repeat Seam along borders of squares where indicated in diagram.

Neck Border

Rnd 1: Attach C in top ch-3 corner of 4th square, ch 1, hdc in same sp, ch 3, hdc in ch-3 corner of 3rd square, *ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 11 (13) times, ch 3, hdc in next ch-3 corner of 3rd square, ch 3, hdc in next ch-3 corner of first square, ch 3, hdc in next ch-3 corner of 2nd square, **ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** 11 (13) times, ch 3, hdc in next ch-3 corner of 2nd square, ch 3, sl st in first hdc – 30 (34) sts.

Rnd 2: Sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 28 (32) more times, sl st in first dc – 90 (102) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Bottom of Poncho Border

Rnd 1: Attach C in ch-1 sp before next ch-3 corner of 4th square, ch 1, hdc in same sp, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, hdc in next ch-sp; rep from * 39 (45) times, ch 3, (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, hdc in next ch-sp; rep from * 38 (44) times, ch 3, sl st in first hdc – 92 (104) sts.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 40 (46) more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp) 40 (46) times, ch 1, sl st in first dc – 258 (294) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Tassels

*With A, cut 3 strands approx. 12” / [30 cm] in length. Fold the strands in half/double.

Knot the folded strands into one of the ch-sp along the border of the Poncho (Rnd 2 of Bottom Of Poncho Border); rep from * 84 (96) times total.

Finishing

Block to size and shape. Weave in all ends. yarn ball

 

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Comments
  • tabathaw

    I just made this and I really like it. I made it with baby yarn so its alittle smaller but very pretty.

    Reply
  • Patrece

    I can’t see any pattern notes or descriptions for the “magic circle”?

    Reply

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