Introduction To Beach Comber Poncho Crochet Pattern
In my minds eye I can totally see wearing this “Beach Comber Poncho at the beach or at pool side. In addition it even looks super sweet with a pair of jeans. So you can create one with multiple bright colors like the images or you can create a solid color poncho. Hence the choice is up to you! In addition the pattern does not designate a color layout for specific rows. As long as you follow the 3 row repeat pattern instructions you have the ability to create the look you want. Next time I think I’ll do color blocked poncho next! There are so many possibilities to create the look you want!
Which design will you create???
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Heck you can even make the poncho a bit longer by adding one 3 row repeat to both the front and the back. This off the shoulder design is so cute with just a bit of fringe along the bottom edge. Therefore, it will be your go to poncho for the beach, poolside or a night out on the town. Another great aspect it is created using 100% cotton yarn in an airy stitch design to ensure cooling feature in the summer heat. So make sure you check out other designs at www.offthehookbychrissy.etsy.com
If you are looking for more easy poncho patterns check out my pattern for AUTUMN BLISS PONCHO
Beach Comber Poncho
One size fits most
I/9-5.50 mm hook
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Yarn, medium weight 4, (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/100g, 180 yds/165 m). So you will need approximately 1208 yds
5 stitch markers
6” wide ruler or book to wrap yarn around for fringe
ch-: refer to chain or space previously made, e.g., ch-1 space
dc: double crochet
FDC: foundation double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
I/9 5.50 mm hook, 13 dc x 6 rows = 4”
Pattern in US terms
Chains at beginning of rows do count as stitches
Pattern is a 3 row repeat
Poncho worked in rows from front to back, seamed and fringe added after body of poncho is crocheted
The pattern may be worked incorporating one color or multiple colors like in the images. So you can create the look you want as the pattern does NOT designate which colors to use each row
Color changes made on last pull through of the last stitch of previous color at the end of the row
row totals and special instructions in ()
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
You may use any brand of yarn as long as it is size 4-med weight and you ensure you check your gauge
Also if you need a smaller or larger poncho you can always use one size hook up or down to create a larger/smaller poncho
Row 1: 151 FDC, mark as right side with m, turn (151 dc)
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (101 dc, 100 ch-1 sp)
Row 3: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), sk 1 ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (101 dc, 100 ch-1 sp)
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (151 dc)
Row 5-37: [rep rows 2-4] 11 times
Row 38: ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc in next 54 dc, ch 41 loosely, sk 41 dc, sc in next 55 dc, turn (110 sc, 41 ch)
Row 39: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 54 sc, dc in next 41 ch’s in the back bump, dc in next 55 sc, turn (151 dc)
Row 40: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (101 dc, 100 ch-1 sp)
Row 41: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), sk 1 ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (101 dc, 100 ch-1 sp)
Rows 42-74: [rep rows 39-41] 11 times
Row 75: ch 3 ( counts as dc), *dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * across (151 dc)
With right side facing, sl st to top of ch 3 at beg of row 75, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp as ch 1, sc in every dc across to next corner, 3 sc in dc at the corner, sc across evenly (I worked 2 dc around leg of dc at the end of each row) across to next corner, 3 sc in dc at the corner, sc in every dc across to next corner, 3 sc in dc at the corner, sc across evenly (I worked 2 dc around leg of dc at the end of each row), sl st to beg sc,
Fold poncho in half at the neckline with wrong sides facing each other. Find both corner stitches on front and back (middle sc of the 3 sc at the corner). Place m thru all 4 loops to catch both front and back of poncho. Then count 35 st across and place next m thru all 4 loops. Then repeat process of placing m on side. see image A-1 for m placement
Then Sl st to join yarn at the corner m, ch 1 in same sp as ch 1, sc across to next m (35 sc)
Sl st in same st as m on other side of poncho (the m at the waist), ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc across to corner with m (35 sc)
Remove all m and weave in ends
Wrap yarn around ruler or book to achieve 12” long pieces of yarn. So you will need 70-12” pieces of yarn. Then you will add 2 fringe pieces to each single crochet of bottom seam on each side of the bottom hems see image A-2 and A-3 for fringe placement
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