I don’t think you’ve ever seen a crochet poncho pattern like this before because this design is totally original. This wonderful women’s poncho, prepared by Turkish crochet master Kiymet Bisgen, was crochet with Nako yarns.
The colorful design is often used in knitted and crochet ponchos, but this poncho stands out with its collar design and nice fringes. I don’t think any of you can say no to such a design, however, only patient knitters can succeed. If you have some time and enough experience, an amazing crochet poncho will appear.
Related Material: Super kid 3260 (2 balls). Vals 86842 (5 balls) by Nako Yarns
Crochet Hook No: 5
Crochet Techniques: Chain, double crochet, herringbone double crochet
Sizes M 32 circles L 36 circles XL 42 circles
How to crochet a Poncho:
1- Make 36 circles w/ the yarn no. 3260 at neck opening (For a circle: make 3 chains, and by sticking into the 1st chain, cover it with 1 double crochet. Make 3 chains again and work 1 double crochet at the center of the previous circle to have 36 circles in total).
2- Form a loop by joining 36th and 1st circles. 3 Of these 36 circles: use 3 for right shoulder, 3 for left shoulder, 15 for the front piece, and 15 for the back piece.
CHEST AND SLEEVES:
1-Continue working w/ the yarn no. 3260. To form the body piece: start at neck opening, forming a corner as shown in the body diagram.
2- To form the first corner, stick into the first circle 3 times, working 1 double crochet.1 chain.1 double crochet. 1 chain, 1 double crochet.
3- Make 1 chain again and work 3 half double crochets in the next circle close at once, and form another corner joining to the next circle w/ 1 chain. In other words. work 1 double crochet. 1 chain. 1 double crochet, 1 chain, 1 double crochet 1 chain on the same circle, and 3 half double crochets to the next circle and dose. So to form the corners of the first shoulder.
4- Afterwards. make 1 chain and work 1 double crochet 1 chain to the first circle: 3 double crochets to the next circle and close with the last stitch to form a corner for the other shoulder working for 15 circles in total.
5- Work 1 double crochet. 1 chain. 1 double crochet, 1 chain.1 double crochet on one circle. and make 1 chain, 3 double crochets on the next circle and close with the last stitch, make 1 chain, and form a corner on the next circle again.
6- Form the corner of the second shoulder working 1 double crochet. 1 chain. 1 double crochet, 1 chain. 1 double crochet 1 chain, and 3 double crochets to the next circle and close with the last stitch.
7- Up to the first corner, work 1 double crochet 1 chain. 3 double crochets and close with the last stitch to complete the 1st row.
8- Stitch w/ the yarn no. 86842 and continue working turning around the rectangle formed (After closing the row, start always at the center of the corner by advancing chain up to the double crochet at the center of the previous corner for starting the next row).
9-As of the next row, work 1 row w/ the yarn no. 3260 at every 6 rows. On all row beginnings, work the first double crochet of the corner stitch always by advancing chain up to the double crochets at the center.
10- When reached to the center stitch, make 3 chains and work as 1 double crochet 1 chain,1 double crochet, 1 chain, 1 double crochet 1 chain to form the first corner of the 2nd row.
11- Work 3 double crochets on 1 double crochet of the previous row and close with the last stitch, work 1 double crochet on 3 double crochets and closing of the previous row.
BOTTOM PART OF PONCHO
1- Work 27 rows, and form sleeve cuffs by joining shoulder ends at both sides of knit.
2- Finish the hemline of poncho working 9 circular rows.
3- Make fringes to the hemline w/ the yarn no. 3260.
Apply 3 rows of body pattern w/ the yarn no. 3260 and work double crochets on the 4th row. On the rows S and 6, work herringbone double crochets (from the front stitch) and finish.
SHAPING NECK OPENING
1- Row 1: work the entire row w/ the yarn no. 3260 as herringbone double crochets,1 in between circles and 1 in the circle gap to the part unused inside the circles formed on the starting row.
Row 2: as of this row, as shown in the sketch of shaping neck opening, apply decrements in the middle of two shoulders using the stitch gathering technique applied in the diagram of shaping neck opening.
2- As of the next row, decrease 3 stitches the stitch before the one decreased previously, the decreased stitch, and the next stitch at both shoulders, and work 15 rows in total to finish the collar.