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Full hdc Poncho

I really love the hdc stitch. I searched and searched and the only ponchos I could find were done with dc or sc and they had big spaces in them. Up here in Canada, it gets pretty cold and those are just too airy, so I thought I would try to create a nice poncho with my favourite stitch. I made this one for my Great-Niece for Christmas this year. I hope you like it!



I used Red Heart Colour number 3181 and Phentex Worsted French Blue

will fit a 5 - 9 year old child. You can make it bigger for a teen or adult by adding more rows to make it fit. As you add rows, it will expand to fit.



With Red, starting at the neck area, Ch 100, join to first chain, forming a large ring and being careful not to twist the chain.

Row 1: chain 2, Hdc in the next 4 chain stitches, ch2, hdc in next 49 chain stitches, ch 2, and hdc in the remaining chain stitches, join to beginning chain.

Row 2 and 3: chain 2, hdc in the hdc stitches of the previous row. In 2 chain area, 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc (this forms the V in the back of poncho). Hdc in next hdc stitches. In 2 chain area, 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc (this forms the V in the front of poncho). Hdc in the rest of the row, join to beginning chain.

Row 4: chain 2, hdc in the hdc stitches of the previous row. In 2 chain area, 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc (this forms the V in the back of poncho). Hdc in next hdc stitches. In 2 chain area, 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc (this forms the V in the front of poncho). Hdc in the rest of the row, changing to Blue when you join to beginning chain.

Row 5: chain 2, hdc in the hdc stitches of the previous row. In 2 chain area, 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc. Hdc in next hdc stitches. In 2 chain area, 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc. Hdc in the rest of the row, changing to Red when you join to beginning chain.

Rows 6 25: Repeat rows alternating colours as above. (4 Rows of Red and one of Blue).

Row 26: Repeat one more row in red. Finish off.



To make the string and tassles:

With Blue, chain 180. Finish off. Weave thru the second row of your Poncho, starting at the front in the first stitch to the left of the center hole, and finishing in the first stitch to the right of the center hole. You can make a pretty bow in the front of the Poncho.

With Red and Blue yarn, wrap completely around your hand 15 times.

Tie in the middle to make tassle. Tie one of each of these to the ends of the string.



To make the Optional Fringe:

Cut yarn into lengths of about 12 inches each. Starting in the middle of the front of Row 26 at the bottom, take one red and one blue piece of yarn. Fold them in half and using a needle or a hook, pull the middle bend thru the hole. Pull the end strands (all four ends) thru the bend and pull to tighten. Repeat this process in every other stitch all the way around your poncho. Then you can trim them to make them even all the way around.


Here it is with the fringe on.



To make this poncho larger for a teen or adult, you can just add more rows.


This pattern is free for anyone to use. Print as many copies as you like and pass them around to your friends. Please do not copy it to sell or post it on any website or group to claim as your own. Please feel free to post the url anywhere you like. Thank you so much to Renee who is testing this pattern for me. Have a great day!

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