Welcome to the Crochet With Us Fall Poncho CAL Part 8!
For Part 7 please visit Rhondda’s post: Crochet With Us – Fall Poncho CAL – Part 7, at Oombawka Design Crochet
If you haven’t started the CAL yet or don’t know anything about it, you can find a lot of helpful information in the Introduction Post. In the Introduction post, you will find information about the yarn options, hook sizes, finished project sizes, yarn yardages, and updated links to all parts of the CAL. After each part is published online, the link will be added to the Introduction Post, on a post by post basis.
Here’s how to participate in this CAL:
- Add this CAL to your Ravelry Queue
- Join the Crochet With Us! Ravelry group for assistance with the CAL and to share your progress
- Join the Crochet With Us Group on Facebook for assistance with the CAL – it is a lovely group filled with helpful and caring Crocheters who are happy to help each other.
- Share your progress on Instagram using #CWUPonchoCAL2015
Yarn Colors and Hook:
This post will show the poncho using Knit Picks Gloss DK and a 5.0 mm (H) hook. Colors used are as follows:
Row 1-5: Seaspray
Row 6-9: Cream
Row 10-15: Robot
Row 16-23: Seaspray
Row 24-29: Cream
Row 30-33: Robot
Row 34-37: Seaspray
Row 38-41: Cream
Row 42-45: Robot
Row 46-49: Seaspray
Row 50-55: Cream
Row 56-63: Robot
Row 64-69: Seaspray
Row 70-73: Cream
Row 74-75: Robot
Option 1: Worsted Weight (Red Heart Soft) – 6.0 mm (J). Instructions are for Child Size 6.
Option 2: DK Weight (Knit Picks Gloss) – 5.0 mm (H). Instructions are for Child Size 4.
beg – beginning
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk – skip
t-ch – turning chain
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
(Option 1 Stitch Count, Option 2 Stitch Count) – end of row stitch counts
Sand Stitch – this is a full photo tutorial for the sand stitch that will be used in this week’s part of the crochet-along.
- Colors are changed in the last yarn over.
- The ch-2 at the end of Row 37-39 counts as a sc and a ch-1.
Row 38: Sk first st, sc in the next st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** across to the end of the row, working last sc in the t-ch, ch 2, turn. (34, 44)
Row 39: Sk the first st, *sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 1, sk the next sc** Repeat from * to ** across, skipping the last ch-1 sp and working the final sc into t-ch, ch 2, turn. (34, 44)
Row 40: Sk the first st, *sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 1, sk the next sc** Repeat from * to ** across skipping the last ch-1 sp and working the final sc into t-ch, ch 1, turn. (34, 44)
Row 41: Sc in each st and ch-1 sp across, skip the t-ch and changing colors on the last yarn over of the last st, ch 1, turn (34, 44)
If you are making Option 1, your piece will measure 11.5″ wide and approximately 12.5″ in height after Row 41.
If you are making Option 2, your piece will measure 10.5″ wide and approximately 11.5″ in height after Row 41.
After this row, you will be starting over with the Granule Stitch as follows:
Row 42 (RS): work 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (33, 43)
Row 43: *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc picot st in the next st**. Repeat from * to ** across to the last st. (NOTE: be sure to push the picot stitches through to the RS of your work) 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (33, 43)
Row 44: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each remaining st across, ch 1, turn (34, 44)
Row 45: 1 sc in each st across, changing color on the last yarn over of the last st, ch 3, turn (34, 44)
If you are making Option 1, your piece will measure 11.5″ wide and approximately 14″ in height after Row 45.
If you are making Option 2, your piece will measure 10.5″ wide and approximately 13″ in height after Row 45.
Repeat Parts 2-8 until you have reached 1″ before your desired length (the chart is shown on the intro post). It is possible to reach the length before you repeat all of the parts and that is ok. You may even end in the middle of a part which is ok too! I completed my rectangles by working up 75 rows. I did one row of the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch (Row 74) followed by one row of sc (Row 75) then I fastened off.