Oversized Lean Poncho
Keep the warmth going all year long with this Oversized Lean Poncho crochet pattern. With a crochet wearable that is good for any season, there is no reason not to work up this poncho pattern. The length gives you a lean and flattering style to complement any look and complete your wardrobe. There are even different sizes if you want it to fit just a little bit shorter or longer. Ponchos are a great way to add just a little bit of both warmth and style when you're on the go, at work, or curling up on the couch at home.
NotesPoncho is worked from the lower edge to upper edge as a large rectangle; the Scalloped edging is worked after Poncho is sewn together. There is actually no Back or Front to this Poncho – it may be worn with the pointed end in Back or in Front for 2 entirely different looks. References to Back and Front are for clarification of the instructions only.
Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeUsing hook, in St patt: 10 sts and 6 rows = 4"/10cm; Scallops measure approx 4" wide x 3" deep
Finished SizeFinished Length: XS/S 18 in, M 20 in, L/XL 22 in Finished Lower Edge: XS/S 72 in, M 80 in. L/XL 88 in
- Caron Simply Soft yarn in 2 colors: 3 skeins each; use 1 strand of each held together throughout
- Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [K/10.5 US]
- Tapestry Needle (tn)
- Stitch Markers (optional)
2 x 1 Cluster Stitch: (multiple of 3 sts +2; 2-row repeat)
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), * skip next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next ch-1 space (cluster made), ch 1; repeat from* across, end dc in top of beginning ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from *across, turn.
Fan Pattern (multiple of 10 sts; 3-rows)
Foundation Row: Beginning approx 2" from center Back point (corner of short edge and long edge which hangs down), join yarn with a sl st, ch 1, work 5 sc to corner, ch 1, then working into corner st a second time, sc around, join with a sl st to beginning ch; work 133 (150, 166) sc along long edge of original piece, work 26 (29, 33) sts total along short end—160 (180, 200) sts, with the ch-1 at corner being the center of the first fan.
Row 1: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, work 5 dc in corner ch-1 (fan made), * ch 1, skip 1 sc,sc in next 7 sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, work 5 dc in next sc (fan); repeat from * around, end ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc to beginning of rnd, join with sl st to beginning ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next sc, * ch 2, skip next [2 sc, ch-1], work 2 dc in each dc of fan, ch 2, skip next[ch-1, 2 sc], sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * around, end last repeat ch 2, skip next [ch-1, 2 sc], join with a sl st to beginning ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip next [sc, ch-2], * in fan, work [* 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around fan], ch 3, skip next [ch-2, sc], sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next [sc, ch-2]; repeat from * around, end last repeat ch 3, sl st in beginning ch.
Note: Pattern is worked using one strand of each skein held together throughout.
With two strands of yarn held together, loosely ch 136 (154, 169).
Foundation Row: Beginning in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next 2 ch; repeat from *across, end dc in last 2 ch—134 (152, 167) sts, turn.
Begin 2 x 1 Cluster Stitch; work even until piece measures 18 (20, 22)" from the beginning. Fasten off.
Referring to schematic and Diagram, measure along lower edge 18 (20, 22)"; place a marker (pm). Fold piece,matching points Y to Y and Z to Z; neatly sew seam.
Neck Edging: Row 1: Beginning at lower edge of V-neck (center Back), join yarn, ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly around neck edge, join with a sl st to beginning ch. DO NOT TURN.
Row 2: Working from left to right, work 1 row rev sc evenly around neck. Fasten off.
Lower Edging: Work Foundation Row of Fan patt, working 160 (180, 200) sc around entire lower edge. Work Rows 1 – 3 of Fan patt once.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.