Rocking Cute Poncho – Free Pattern!

For the last 3 weeks I’ve been working on a921efa80b5181416dd9219b8e2fbe49a poncho, it’s going to be a gift for a special lady (you can never start on your Christmas gifts too early). I saw this great poncho (I may not be very fashionable myself, but I do follow some designers work), and I thought this would be perfect for this lady I know. Since I don’t crochet, I had to come up with a knitting design (although I will be trying to crochet a few flowers to sew on). Like my last post, this is knitted with crochet yarn I was given =).
It took a week longer to make, because I had to undo a big portion of it (it didn’t sit right when I tried it on, so I had to unravel about 10cm at the end and beginning of the first part of the poncho).
The poncho is not finished, as I have yet to decorate it. But that is going to take a little while, since I’m not an expert in embroidery and such. So I thought I would share the pattern before all the details were done, since you can decorate however you want to at this point. You can download the PDF at the bottom, there are charts =).

 

Rocking Cute Poncho – young adult size

Needle size: 3mm, circular needles
Gauge: 30sts = 10cm
Measuring tips: measure while holding the piece up, it will stretch because of the weight.
Yarn: Solberg crochet yarn, 200g
Skeins: 3
Other material: yarn for fringes, beads, embroidery thread/yarn, scraps of yarn.

This poncho is worked back and forth on circular needles.

Explanations:
 *knit 2sts together in back loop* = you can either knit them together in the back loop of the stitches, or you can slip on stitch to the right needle, knit 1st and slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*knit 3sts together* = slip 1st to the right needle, knit 2sts together, slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.

 

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Cast on 285sts, purl first row. First and last stitch are edge stitches (they are included in the pattern chart, not in the written pattern), and is knitted on both sides. Knit pattern.

Pattern 1:
1.row: Knit 1st. knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over*. Repeat *..* 33times. Finish last 8sts by knitting 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 1st.

2.row: Purl all sts. Edge stitches are knitted on both sides.

3.row: Knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, *knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over*. Repeat *..* till last 8sts. Knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 1st.

4.row: Purl all sts.

5.row: Repeat 3.row.

6.row: Purl all sts.

7.row: Knit 3sts, *1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts*. Repeat *..* till last 8sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts.

8.row: Purl all sts.

Work these 8 rows 18 times in height total (approx.36cm when holding it up).

 

Neck:
Split the piece in 2, and work the first 142stsIMG_20150505_214203 with pattern. End rows on knit side like this (5 last stitches):
1.row: 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, continue with pattern.
2.row: Purl
3.row: Repeat 1.row
4.row: Purl
5.row: Repeat 1.row
6.row: Purl
7.row: Knit last 5sts
8.row: Purl

Work pattern in height on first half 13 times, start on the 14th repeat, and knit the first 7 rows. Put it aside and start on the second half. Cast off first stitch (in the neck opening). Knit the 5 first stitches like this (reverse of first half of the split):
1.row: knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, continue with pattern.
2.row: Purl
3.row: Repeat 1.row
4.row: Purl
5.row: Repeat 1.row
6.row: Purl
7.row: Knit first 5sts.
8.row: Purl

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Continue with pattern. Knit till same length as the first half. Join together on the 8.row of the pattern on the 14th by placing cast off edge part 1 right alongside part 2 (knit side to knit side), and cast off on purl side.

 

 

Edge – pattern 2:
Pick up 312sts on cast on row, 2sts in the firstIMG_20150516_132348 corner, 280sts along the long side, and 2sts in the last corner on circular needles and purl first row. Place a marker in the 2sts in the corners. On every row increase 1st on each side of the marker (4sts increase on every round), include the new stitches in the pattern the second time you knit them. Knit confetti pattern over all stitches (not the corners) for XX rounds.

1.row: *1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together*. Repeat *..* until you are at the corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st. Continue with pattern until next corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st.

2.row: knit all sts until you are at the corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st in both corners.

3.row: *knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over. Repeat *..* until you are at the corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st. Continue with pattern, and increase in nest corner.

4.row: knit all sts, increase in corner and purl 2sts.

Knit 18 rounds with pattern 2 (9 patterns in height).
Knit 4 rounds garter stitching (start with purl), cast off on 4th row. Sew in ends.

Add fringes.
Decorate the poncho as you please with beads or flowers, anything you want =).

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DOWNLOAD PATTERN HERE

 

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