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STRIPED PONCHO

Copywrite 2005, Carrie Viskozki. This pattern is provided for your personal use only. Please do not copy to another web site without permission.

The poncho is a traditional South American garment. For those fluent in Spanish there are other names for the poncho which are only used in certain areas. For example, in central Chile the poncho is called a chamanto but in other parts of Chile the word poncho is used. Most Spanish-speaking people worldwide still use the word poncho to describe this functional and decorative garment.

Striped Poncho

SizeFits Misses
Small4-8
Medium10-16
Large18-20

Note: Instructions are written for size Small. Medium and Large instructions are in brackets.

Materials: Lion Brand Microspun, 6-ply sports yarn. Black 4(5-6) ounces. Lavender 11(13-16) ounces. Size G hook (or size needed for gauge).

Body

Using Black, chain 96 (120-144). Join with beginning chain, being careful not to twist chain. Do not finish off.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in same ch, and in each ch around. Join to beginning hdc. 96(120-144) hdc. Do not finish off.

Rnd. 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next stitch, ch 2, dc in same stitch. Dc in next 23(29-35) stitches. *(DC, chain 2, dc) in next stitch. DC in next 23(29-35) stitches*. Repeat from * 2 times. Join with slip stitch to first Dc. Finish off. 100(124-148) dc.

Rnd 3: Using Lavender, join in any chain 2 space. Ch 3, dc in same space. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Dc in each stitch across to next space. *2 dc in space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Dc in each stitch across to next space*. Repeat from * 2 times. Join with slip stitch to first Dc. Do not finish off. 116 (140-164) dc. 4 ch 2 spaces.

NOTE:From here on, you will be adding chain one stitches along the side, on EVEN number Rounds. These chain 1 spaces are included in the stitch count for each row.

Rnd 4: Ch 4, dc in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc in same sp, ch 2, dc in same space, ch 1, dc in same space. *Chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1 to next ch 2 space. Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc in ch 2 space*. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with slip stitch to first dc. Do not finish off. 132 (156-180) stitches, including chain 1 spaces along sides.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch 2 space. (Dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 space) across to ch 2 space*. Repeat from * 3 times. Join with slip stitch to first dc. Finish off. 148 (172-196) stitches, 4 ch 2 spaces.

Rnd 6: Using Black, join in any ch 2 space. Ch 3, dc in same space. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Dc in each stitch across to next ch 2 space. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in space. Dc in each stitch across to next ch 2 space*. Repeat from * 2 times. Finish off. 164 (188-212) stitches. 4 ch 2 spaces.

Rnd 7-30 (34-41): Repeat Rounds 3 6, 7(9-10) times. Rd 30 will have 548 (572-596) stitches. Rd. 34 will have 612 (636-660) stitches. Rd. 41 will have 724 (748-772 stitches)

Rnd 31(35-42): Ch 3. Skip next dc, (slip stitch in corner space, ch 3 twice). *Skip next dc. Slip stitch in next dc. Ch 3, skip next 2 dc to last dc before corner space. Slip stitch, ch 3 twice in space. Ch 3, skip next 2 dc to last dc before corner space*. Repeat * around. Join with slip stitch in first stitch.

Fringe (optional): Cut strands of yarn, 10 each. I used two strands and put fringe in every other space around the poncho.

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