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Cozy Tweed Crochet Poncho

Cozy Tweed Crochet Poncho
Cozy Tweed Crochet Poncho
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Throw on something irresistibly warm with the Cozy Tweed Crochet Poncho. You can pull this poncho over just about anything: a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, a lightweight sweater, or whatever you desire. The buttons that divide the outsides into armholes make this poncho almost like a sweater and the cowl neck makes it fall and winter friendly. What we do know about this crochet pattern is that you'll be warm in all your layers!

Easy

Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook, N/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge9 sts and 11 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Texture Pat with smaller hook

Finished SizeTo fit bust measurement: Extra-Small/Medium 28-38" [71-96.5 cm]; Large/2 Extra-Large 40-48" [101.5-122 cm]; 3/5 Extra-Large 52-62" [132-157.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Patons® Colorwul™ (3 oz/85 g; 90 yds /81 m) - Bramble (90013) - ​XS/M - 20 balls, L/2XL - 22 balls, 3XL/5XL - 25 balls
  • Hook size: U.S. L/11 (8 mm)
  • Hook size: U.S. N/13 (9 mm) size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Two 1" [2.5 cm] buttons

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Pattern

Diagram

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Begin Pattern

  1. With smaller hook, beg at lower Back edge, ch 103 (107-111). 

  2. 1st row: (WS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 101 (105-107) dc. 

  3. 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first dc. *1 dcfp around post of next st. 1 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of row, working last hdc in top of turning ch 3. Turn. 

  4. 3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first hdc. *1 dcbp around post of next dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 

  5. 4th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first hdc. *1 dcfp around post of next dcbp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 

  6. Rep 3rd and 4th rows for rib pat until work from beg measures 8" [20.5 cm], ending on a WS row. Fasten off. 

    Note: When working Texture Pat below, take care to not work sl sts too tightly. 

  7. Next row: (RS). Skip first 11 sts. Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *Sl st in next st. 1 hdc in next st. Rep from * to last 11 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 

  8. Cont on 79 (83-87) sts as follows: 
    Next row: Ch 1. Sl st in first hdc. *1 hdc in next sl st. Sl st in next hdc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 
    Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first sl st. *Sl st in next hdc. 1 hdc in next sl st. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 

  9. Rep last 2 rows for Texture Pat until work from beg measures 28 (28-29)" [71 (71-73.5) cm], ending on a WS row. 

Shape Neck

  1. Right Side:
    1st row:
     (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in first sl st. (Sl st in next hdc. 1 hdc in next sl st) 14 (15-16) times (neck edge). Sl st in next hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 
    2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn. 29 (31- 33) sts. PM at end of row for shoulder. 
    3rd to 6th rows: Work even in pat. 
    7th row: (RS). Pat to last st. (1 hdc. Sl st) in last st. Turn. 
    8th row: Ch 1. (Sl st. 1 hdc) in first sl st. Pat to end for row. 31 (33-35) sts. Do not fasten off. Leave safety pin or pull long loop on last st to prevent unraveling. 

  2. Left Side:
    1st row: (RS). Skip center back 19 sts. Join 2nd ball of yarn (taking care to match color section of striping repeat in ball) with sl st to next hdc. *1 hdc in next sl st. Sl st in next hdc. Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in last sl st. Turn. 
    2nd row: Pat to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Turn. 29 (31-33) sts. PM at beg of row for shoulder. 
    3rd to 6th rows: Work even in pat. 
    7th row: (RS). Ch 1. (1 hdc. Sl st) in first st. Pat to end of row. Turn. 
    8th row: Pat to last st. (Sl st. 1 hdc) in last st. 31 (33-35) sts. Ch 17 for center front neck. Fasten off. 

  3. Join Sides:
    Next row: (RS). Return loop from first ball of Right Side back onto hook. Ch 2. 1 hdc in first sl st. (Sl st in next hdc. 1 hdc in next sl st) 15 (16-17) times. (Sl st in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch) 8 times. Sl st in next ch. Pat across Left Side. Turn. 79 (83-87) sts. 
    Cont even in Texture Pat until work from shoulder markers measures 20 (20-21)" [51 (51-53.5) cm], ending on a WS row. Fasten off. 

Rib Edging

  1. 1st row: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to first skipped st at right back edge. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. (1 dcfp around post of next dcbp. 1 hdc in next hdc) 5 times. Turn. 11 sts. 

  2. 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first hdc. (1 dcbp around post of next dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc) 5 times. Turn. 

  3. Rep last 2 rows until Rib Edging measures length to fit along side edge of Poncho (when slightly stretched), ending on a WS row. Do not fasten off. Leave safety pin or pull long loop on last st to prevent unraveling. 

  4. Left Rib Edging: With 2nd ball of yarn work as for Right Rib Edging along left side. Fasten off. 
    Sew Right and Left Rib Edgings into position up sides of Poncho. 
    Lower Front Edging: 1st row: (RS). Return loop from first ball of Right Rib Edging back onto hook. Ch 2. 1 hdc in first hdc. (1 dcfp around post of next dcbp. 1 hdc in next hdc) 5 times. *1 dcfp around post of next hdc. 1 hdc in next sl st. Rep from * across lower edge of Front of Poncho to last st. 1 dcfp around post of last hdc.
    Working across Left Rib Edging: (1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dcfp around post of next dcbp) 5 times. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn. 101 (105-109) sts. 

    Cont in rib pat for 8" [20.5 cm] to match Back, ending on a WS row. Fasten off. 

Collar

  1. 1st rnd: (RS). With larger hook, join yarn with sl st in center st of back neck edge. Ch 2. Work 60 hdc evenly around neck edge. Join with sl st to first hdc. 

  2. 2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same st as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 dcfp around post of last hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 

  3. 3rd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same st as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to first hdc. 

  4. Rep last rnd until Collar measures 9" [23 cm]. Fasten off.  

  5. FINISHING: Try on Poncho and mark position for buttons at each side edge. Sew buttons through all thicknesses.

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This poncho looks like it will be a nice warm one for cool autumn days. The pattern calls for bulky yarn and large hooks, so it should be quick to make too. I love it has a variety of sizes. The 52 to 62 inch size is nice to see. My grandmother always had such a hard time finding clothing that was loose enough to not cause her pain, so I take notice when I see people have included the larger sizes in their work.

Ponchos are the perfect all-season accessory item. The bulky yarn by Patons that this poncho is made with makes it a perfect winter accessory. I like that the pattern is available in several different sizes. Patons Colorwul yarn is a higher end yarn and costs quite a bit more than others so it would be wise to shop around for the best bargain.

This Cozy Tweed Crochet Poncho looks like a great mix between a really warm poncho and a wonderful blanket to snuggle under on the sofa, lol! My job means I am outdoors a lot even in winter so this is going to be a wonderful option for those extra chilly days when I am sure the cowl neck is going to come in really handy.

This pattern is described as Easy, but it is much more complicated than anything for a Beginner. There are several challenging stitches, and with the exception of the line drawing illustrating the flat project, there arent any helpful photos or video tutorials. It also looks like a yarn hog, too. Not sure if I want to invest that much yarn or time into this project.

I just finished making this and it turned out great, but I had to make a lot of adjustments along the way. First of all, I did a swatch and my gauge was right. Then when I had finished the first few rows, the measurement ended up being 56" instead of 43". This was so frustrating because I recounted my stitches and remeasured 11 of them to check the gauge and everything checked out. I ended up unraveling the whole thing and chaining to 43" which ended up being 79 chain stitches. I went with that and ended up having to alter everything else about the pattern to fit a total of 79 stitches instead of 103. So for the middle section, it was 57 stitches, and then each of the shoulders were 19 stitches with 19 stitches in the middle for the neck. One other thing I did differently is I joined the side ribbed sections as I went instead of waiting until the end and sewing them on. I think that worked out a lot better. Anyway, I am very pleased with my finished product but it was a nightmare to figure it out and also to try to interpret some of the wording in the pattern. Also I used Yarn Bee Fireside yarn and it took me 7 1/2 skeins. The texture of the yarn made it really hard to see my stitches while working on it, but it turned out nice looking, soft and not too heavy.

I started this poncho pattern and quit when I could see how large it was going to be. Still looking for a nice crochet poncho pattern to use all the yarn I bought!

I just finished this and sadly can't say anything good about it--in fact I'm going to rip it out. First, it's huge, second, it's extremely heavy to wear--did I say it's huge? It was easy enough to make, but very disappointed in the result.

I'm currently working this pattern. I'm making it with Lion Brand "Scarfie" and will require two one more ball than suggested. When the author states "work even in pattern" I believe she is referring to the chain 2 and turn to the next row beginning with a HDC on every row. This is what creates the "texture" of the middle panels. The side panels are meant to be "free" until you sew on the button under each arm when finished. This is what creates the arm holes. I recommend studying the diagram first then begin with the pattern. It is like one big square with a neck hole then folded over to create the poncho. It's really big. Take note that the pattern begins with an 8" section then you go on to the textured section which is the "body" of the pattern. The measurement is meant to be 28" all together by the time you get to the neck area.

'Work even in pat'.(in rows 3-6, right side neck) What does that mean?

I'm trying so hard to make this pattern ... It is written in a very Confusing way... I really don't understand what your supposed to do with the ribbing on the sides... Sew it to the body of the poncho instead of tacking it down as you go.?

Also, another thing one end is 35" across and the other is 43" across for small/medium? doesn't make sense to me.

not looked real hard at it yet but if you add the 4" it shows on each side of the front measurement then the 8" will make it equal the bottom measurement

I haven't made this yet, it looks cute.But a lot of yardage for a small/medium,1800 yds? Is something wrong with the pattern? Would like to know as this would cost a bundle to make. Thanks

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