Scarlett Spiral Crochet Poncho
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The Scarlett Spiral Crochet Poncho is a lovely addition to anyone's crochet wardrobe. Light and airy, this free crochet poncho pattern is customizable to any size! It is worked in the round and as you crochet, a spiral pattern develops. Choose your favorite fall shade, or pick a trusty neutral, and get started on your next favorite fall piece.
Ponchos are great because they are flattering on practically any body type, and this one is no different. You will look and feel like a million bucks every time you wear this Scarlett Spiral Crochet Poncho.
-Before you begin your poncho, you need to decide whether you would like it to hang off your shoulders or would like it to stay on top of both shoulders. I made this poncho for a friend, but when I made one for me, I measured the distance between my bra straps and doubled it to find my starting chain length. Starting chain should be a multiple of 8 + 1.
-* For the rows 2-8, the chain 2 does NOT count as an HDC. At the end of each of the first 8 rows, join to the top of the first stitch and continue in the round.
Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- 2 skeins Red Heart with Love Yarn
- K hook
- Tapestry needle
Crochet poncho patterns are the perfect fall accessory since they give off this air of comfort and coziness. Plus, they’re so easy to layer over anything. They’re like an oversized pullover, but since you don’t have to worry about shaping or arm holes, they’re usually much quicker and easier to work up. Crochet ponchos are so easy to style: throw one on over your head, pair it with some skinny jeans and boots, and you’re good to go: 10 Cozy Crochet Poncho Patterns
Chain 81, slip stitch to join. Be careful not to twist. Row 1: Chain 1, SC in the same stitch and in each stitch around, slip stitch to join in the top of the first SC. (80 SC)
Row 2: Chain 2, HDC in same stitch and in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (80 HDC)
Row 3: Chain 2, 2 HDC in the same stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 9 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 9 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to join. (88 HDC)
Row 4: Chain 2, 2 HDC in the same stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 10 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 10 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to top of first HDC. (96 HDC)
Row 5: Chain 2, 2 HDC in the same stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 11 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 11 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to top of first HDC. (104 HDC)
Row 6: Chain 2, 2 HDC in the same stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 12 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 12 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to top of first HDC. (112 HDC)
Row 7-8: Chain 2, 1 HDC in each stitch around. (112 stitches) *Note this row MUST be a multiple of 8 stitches. If you see that you need to continue to increase, make sure that you only increase 8 stitches total per row.
Begin the Trellis: The trellis is crocheted in the round, so when you come back to the first chain 3, you will continue the pattern into row 2 of the trellis.
Trellis Row 1: *Chain 3, skip 2 stitches, SC in the next stitch, chain 3, skip 2 stitches, 3 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. The last set of stitches in the first row of the trellis will be a chain 3. You will still have two stitches between the last sc and the beginning chain 3. Continue the pattern by crocheting 3 DC in the beginning chain 3.
From that point forward, continue with this pattern: *Chain 3, SC in the top of first DC in the next 3 DC cluster. Chain 3, 3 DC in the next chain 3 space. * Repeat from * to *.
Continue the spiral trellis pattern until your piece has 20-24 rows of trellis. If you would like, you can continue longer than this, but 20-24 rows will result in a piece that ends just below your elbows. End with a SC in the top of the first DC of a 3 DC cluster and a slip stitch in the second DC. Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you would like to use a different yarn or hook size, you will need to determine the correct number of chains to begin. To determine your number of starting chains, you will need to measure the distance from one shoulder to the other and double that distance. Your starting chain should be that length and follow the multiple of 8 + 1 rule for the beginning chain.
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