Spring Fling Poncho – Free Pattern

Spring Fling Poncho - Free Pattern by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED BY Joanna of Goddess Crochet, EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STITCHIN’ MOMMY

After a long, dark winter spring is finally here. Trees are budding, new growth is peeking out from last autumn’s unraked leaves, and the days are getting sunnier, warmer. It’s time for t-shirts and tank tops…or at least it will be soon.

When you are out on the town, and want to keep a light layer to stave off the nighttime breeze, this Spring Fling Poncho is the perfect way to stay comfortable and stylish. Weave it in a wool blend yarn for warmth, or a cotton yarn for a light covering layer. Either way, you’re sure to be complimented when wearing this fun poncho that YOU made!

Spring Fling Poncho - Free Pattern by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Spring Fling Poncho

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Materials:

  • 350 yards (S/M) 400 yards (L/XL) Worsted Weight Yarn (Vickie Howell Sheepish-stripes shown)
  • Size J 6.00mm Hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
BPdc – back post double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st – stitch
BL – back loop
w/ – with
rep – repeat

Gauge:

5 dc stitches and 2 rows = 1-1/2 inches (pattern only, not including band at neck and bottom)

Finished Size:

Small/Med – 12” across at neck, 24” across at bottom, 20” long
Large/XL – 12-3/4 across at neck, 25” across at bottom, 21” long

Notes:

  • Poncho is worked in the round, top down

Instructions:

Ch 80 for Small/Med, or 88 for L/XL. Join to first ch w/ sl st (be careful not to twist ch)
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next ch and each ch around. Join to ch-2 w/ sl st (80, 88 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st) FPdc around same st/dc just below, BPdc around next dc, *FPdc around next dc, BPdc around next dc * Rep from * to * around. Join to FPdc w/ sl st (sk ch-2)
Round 3: All st to be worked in BL (round 3 ONLY)
[Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 4 st, * Ch 3, sk 3 st, dc in next 5 st * Rep from * to * until 3 st remain. Ch 3, sk 3 st, join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr, ch 1), sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next *Ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, tr in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next * Rep from * to * around until 3 st remain. Ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, join to ch-3 w/ sl st ]
Rounds 5-12: Repeat from [ to ] 4 times
Round 13: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 4 st *Ch 4, sk ch-3 sp, dc in next 5 st * Rep from * to * around until 3 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-3 sp, join to ch-2 w/ sl
Round 14: Ch 4 (counts as tr, ch 1), sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next *Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, tr in dc, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next * Rep from * to * until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-3 w/ sl st.
Round 15: Ch 2 (counts as dc) *2 dc in next st, dc in next st * Repeat from * to * once [Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, dc in next tr
*2 dc in next st, dc in next st * Rep from * to * 1 time] Rep from [ to ] until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 16: Ch 4 (counts as tr, ch1), sk 1 st, tr in next *Ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next * Repeat from * to * once *Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, tr in next dc (Ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next) 3 times * Rep from * to * around until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-3 w/ sl st.
Round 17: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st as join *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next * Rep from * to * 2 times. *Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, 2 dc in next tr, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next) 3 times.* Rep from * to * until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 18: Ch 4 (counts as tr, ch 1), sk 1 st, tr in next. *Ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next * Rep from * to * 3 times. [Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, tr in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next * Rep from * to * 4 times] Rep from [ to ] around until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-3 w/ sl st.
Round 19: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 10 st *Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, dc in next 11 st * Rep from * to * around until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 20: Ch 4 (counts as tr, ch 1), sk 1 st, tr in next *Ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next* Rep from * to * 3 times. [Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, tr in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next * Rep from * to * 4 times] Rep from [ to ] around until 4 st remain. Ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, join to ch-3 w/ sl st.
Round 21: Rep round 19
Round 22: Rep round 20
Round 23: Rep round 19
Round 24: Rep round 20
Round 25: Rep round 19
Round 26: Rep round 20
Round 27: Rep round 19

(Keep repeating rows 19 and 20 if you’d like your poncho to be longer)

Round 28:  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in BL of next st and each st around. Join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 29: Ch 2 (does not count as st), FPdc around dc just below/same st, BPdc around next dc *FPdc around next dc, BPdc around next dc* Repeat from * to * around. Join to FPdc w/ sl st (sk ch-2) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Spring Fling Poncho - Free Pattern by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

200px Button Joanna started crocheting in 2012 when she became pregnant and wanted to make booties for her daughter. The crochet bug bit hard, and since that time Joanna founded “Goddess Crochet” and now blogs about crochet and designs patterns on a regular basis. Find Joanna on her blog, Etsy shop, and Twitter page!

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. I love this design. But how many rows are involved in the “neck”? My short neck doesn’t need all that. 😉

    1. Hi Lauranne! This was designed by one of my contributors a couple of years ago, not by me. From reading the pattern, it looks like the majority of the height of the neck is made up of Rounds 5-12. So, if you wanted to make it shorter, I would take out a few of those rounds.

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