Be So Brave Crochet Poncho FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
Be So Brave Yarn; 100% American Merino Wool, #4 medium worsted weight; 120 yds (109m) per 2oz (56g) hank;
(8) hanks Color A Waves of Grain
(2) hanks Color B Picket Fence
(2) hank Color C Cape Cod Bay
(12) hanks of one color only if you are making this in ONE COLOR
L/11 (8mm) crochet hook Yarn needle Optional (2) 3” buttons
Gauge: 3sts/3rows = 1” in single crochet after blocking
NOTE: because of the nature of this particular gauge, in order to pick up sts evenly across end of rows (which you will be doing often in this pattern), pick up and knit into every end of rows.
Finished size: 48″ wide x 22″ long
Special Stitch Instructions:
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook from in front and from right to left around the stem of the appropriate stitch. Complete the dc stitch normally.
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): Wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook from behind and from right to left around the stem of the appropriate stitch. Complete the dc stitch normally.
With Color B, CH 71
Row 1: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 70 sts
Rows 2- 30 : rep row 1. Fasten off.
First Horizontal Stripe:
Row 1: with color C, join with slst in last st of last row, ch1, sc in ea st across. — 70 sts
Rows 2 – 12: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 70 sts
Do not fasten off.
First Vertical Stripe:
Row 1: ch1 turn 90 degrees and begin to work along end of rows of first horizontal stripe and first rectangle:, working 1sc in ea end of row. — 42 sts
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 42 sts
Rows 3 – 12: rep row 2. Fasten off.
Second Horizontal Stripe:
Row 1: with color A, join with slst to last end of row from first vertical stripe, ch1, sc in ea end of row along first vertical stripe (12 sts) and ea st across first horizontal stripe (70 sts). — 82 sts
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 82 sts
Rows 3 – 12: rep row 2. Do not fasten off.
Second Vertical Stripe:
Row 1: ch1, turn 90 degrees and begin to work along end of rows of second horizontal stripe (12 sts) and in last row’s sts of first vertical stripe (42 sts). — 54 sts
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 54 sts
Rows 3 – 12: rep row 2. Fasten off.
Third Horizontal Stripe:
Row 1: with color B, join with slst to last end of row from second vertical stripe, ch1, sc in ea end of row along second vertical stripe (12 sts) and ea st across second horizontal stripe (82 sts). — 94 sts
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 94 sts
Do not fasten off.
Third Vertical Stripe:
Row 1: ch1, turn 90 degrees and begin to work along end of rows of second third horizontal stripe (2 sts) and in last row’s sts of second vertical stripe (54 sts). — 56 sts
Row 2: Ch1, sc in ea st across. Fasten off.
Fourth Vertical Stripe:
Row 1: with color A, join with slst in last st worked on third vertical stripe and sc in ea st across.
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 56 sts
Rows 3 – 20: rep row 2. Do not fasten off.
Fourth Horizontal Stripe:
Row 1: ch1, turn 90 degrees and begin to work along end of rows of fourth vertical stripe (20 sts), third vertical stripe (2 sts) and across all sts from third horizontal stripe (94 sts). — 116 sts
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 116 sts
Rows 3 – 8: rep row 2.
Next row: ch1, sc in ea of next 44 sts, FSC 28 sts, skip 28 sts, sc in ea of last 44 sts. — 116 sts
NOTE: while front was worked from bottom to top, to keep this garment seamless, we are working the back from the top to the bottom
Row 1: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 116 sts
Rows 2 – 64: rep row 1. Fasten off.
Round 1: with yarn B, join with slst to any st in neck opening, ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 56 sts
Round 2: ch3 (counts as dc, or bpdc), FPDC around next st, *BPDC around next st, FPDC around next st. Rep from * around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 56 sts
Rounds 3 – 10: rep round 2. Fasten off.
Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.
Optional finishing: Sew button through both thicknesses and sleeve edge, halfway between hem and neckline for a “sleeved” look.
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