Oh my, I swear March just flew by! Perhaps I’m still expecting March to be like March 2020 where they last about 3 months but last month was just gone in a blink of an eye. So here I am, in April, wondering what patterns to design for May and excited to share the first pattern of April – the Stephanie Poncho crochet pattern.
This week’s new design is inspired by one of my favorite lines that I haven’t used in a while – the Stephanie Line. With warmer weather heading our way here in SoCal I wanted to make something light and easy to wear, something that would be the perfect layering accessory. I thought the very approachable and easy to make Stephanie Line with it’s really open stitch repeat would be perfect for the light part… but what to make… what to make.
That’s where the Whitney Poncho popped into my head. For that poncho design I created a very basic large rectangle shape and then seamed up one edge to make a very dramatic, drapey, and open poncho design. The idea was perfect and ready for the making – combine the two inspirations and make the Stephanie Poncho. And don’t you just love the results?
Like the Whitney Poncho, the Stephanie Poncho is worked in one large rectangle. In the notes you can see that the multiple of this pattern is 2 (just add 1 for the chain row) and you can make this larger or smaller as you’d like. And the row repeat is easy as well, I you can make it shorter so your poncho is a little less asymmetrical. Below I even included a photo of the poncho before I seamed it up, so you can see that it makes a rather gorgeous shawl as well. Oh, and did I mention the seaming could be open or solid? Yep, this beauty is full of customization options for you to enjoy.
She is an easy pattern and I really hope you like ‘er. I really had a fun time making it and I love to use Coboo, I have some other ideas for more Coboo to use in the future. Have you used it? How do you feel about that yarn?
As always to be kind to each other, wash your masks, and stay safe friends <3 <3
This post is linked to Loop Scoop 35.
Please note: I was provided Coboo yarn by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Stephanie Poncho crochet pattern, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I honestly can say I do enjoy this yarn. I’ve used Coboo on both Kieran Cardigan and the Marguerite Top and it’s a fantastic yarn (just go slow and it is less splitty).
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Where to purchase the Stephanie Poncho crochet pattern
- US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size #3 light weight yarn
- I used Coboo by Lion Brand Yarn
- Specifics listed in Product Dimensions (below)
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle, stitch markers
- 14 16 hdc x 12 rows = 4” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- RS/WS: Right side/ Wrong side
- Ch: Chain
- St: Stitch
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- Hdcc: Half double crochet cluster (explained below)
- Tr: Treble crochet
- Trc: Treble crochet cluster (explained below)
- Hdcc (half double crochet cluster): yarn over, insert hook into specified st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook, ch 1. This is basically a hdc2tog and a ch 1 counting as one st. When you work back into this st, you work into both the hdc2tog and the ch 1.
- Trc (treble crochet cluster): yarn over twice, insert hook into specified st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over twice, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops still on your hook, ch 1. This is basically a tr2tog and a ch 1 counting as one st.
- This pattern is worked in one piece, row by row, until you get to the specified length. The piece is then folded in half and seamed along one edge to create the neck hole.
- The first 10 rows will measure 4.25” high; use this while blocking.
- Blocking is suggested for this pattern.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- The multiple of this pattern is 2 (+1 for the ch row) if you’d like to make it larger or smaller.
- In the photos the size is medium and was made in Coboo by Lion Brand Yarn in the color Yellow.
Approx Finished Product Details for the Stephanie Poncho crochet pattern (blocked)
14.4 oz/ 955 yds
19.2 oz / 1273 yds
26.8 oz/ 1776 yds
32 oz/ 2121 yds
Stephanie Poncho Crochet Pattern Instructions
Sizing as follows: SM/MD (LG/LX, 2X/3X, 4X/5X)
(RS) Row 1: Ch 69 (81, 101, 109) hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook (the skipped chs count as a hdc), hdc across – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Rows 4 – 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, hdcc across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 2 hdc (all sizes), 33 (39, 49, 53) hdcc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this includes the hdc2tog and ch 1 space of the hdcc here and throughout) – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Rows 8 – 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as a tr here and throughout), trc across until 1 st remains, tr into the last st – 2 tr (all sizes), 33 (39, 49, 53) trc
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this includes the tr2tog and ch 1 space of the trc here and throughout) – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Rows 12 – 13: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Rows 14 – 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, hdcc across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 2 hdc (all sizes), 33 (39, 49, 53) hdcc
Rows 17 – 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 68 (80, 100, 108) hdc
Rows 20 – 149 (169, 189, 209): repeat rows 10 – 19, a total of 13 (15, 17, 19) more times.
Fasten off, block so it measures the same as above.
Fold your piece in half lengthwise and use your stitch markers to mark the center 15”inches toward the open end (this will make your hole 30” total), this is your neck hole. Then line up the hdc and tr sections going toward the open end. Using your preferred method of seaming, sew together the matching row ends from the stitches you marked toward the open end, going as far as you’d like or even leave open sections (as the sample shows). Fasten off, weave in your ends. Feel free to make the neck hole larger or smaller as you’d like.
And don’t forget you can buy the Stephanie Poncho crochet pattern on Ravelry.