Chic Cowl Neck Poncho
This bulky crochet poncho pattern is the perfect transitional piece, great for a chilly and breezy spring. Quick and easy to work up, this piece will look great over any tee or tank and will keep you warm until the summer sun starts shining. The work begins at the cowl neck and is then worked back and forth in rows. The crochet cowl edges are then seamed to form a tube. Stitches are worked along one edge of the tube to begin the body of the poncho and is then worked in joined rounds down to the lower edge.
Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge10 sts = 4½” (11.5 cm); 8 rows = 7” (18 cm) in half double crochet worked in back loops only. 3 shells = 7” (18 cm); 4 shell rows = 5” (12.5 cm) in shell pattern of Poncho body.
Finished SizeFinished Circumference (at widest): 42 (51½, 60½)” (106.5 (131, 153.5) cm) Finished Length: 15 (17½, 20)” (38 (44.5, 51) cm), not including cowl neck Finished Cowl Neck Circumference: 30 (37, 44)” (76 (94, 112) cm) Finished Cowl Neck Height: 9 (9, 9)” (23
- RED HEART® Medley™: 4 (6, 8) balls 930 Garden
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 10mm [US N-15]
- Yarn needle
Poncho - Cowl Neck
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook (skipped ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across—20 hdc.
Rows 2–34 (42, 50): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, working in back loops only, hdc in each st across.
Joining Row: Fold piece, bringing first row and last row together with sts matching, working through both thicknesses and into both loops of sts in first row and back loops only of sts in last row, slip st in each st across to join first and last row. Do not fasten off.
Round 1 (right side): With seam of cowl neck facing the outside (right side), working into ends of rows across edge of cowl, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in seam, [ch 2, 2 dc in end of next row] 17 (21, 25) times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—18 (22, 26) 2-dc groups and 18 (22, 26) ch-2 spaces.
Round 2: Slip st in next dc, slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 1 (does not count as a st), shell in same ch-2 space, *ch 1, shell in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in first dc (of first shell)—18 (22, 26) shells and 18 (22, 26) ch-1 spaces.
Rounds 3–12 (14, 16): Slip st in next dc, slip st in ch-2 space of first shell, ch 1 (does not count as a st), shell in same ch-2 space, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, shell in ch-2 space of next shell; repeat from * around to last ch-1 space, ch 1, skip last ch-1 space; join with slip st in first dc.
Round 13 (15, 17): Slip st in next dc, slip st in ch-2 space of first shell, ch 1 (does not count as a st), (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) in same ch-2 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 2, (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—18 (22, 26) picots and 90 (110, 130) sc.
Weave in ends.
- Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook
- (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated stitch or space