When You Need a Friend

Learn to make the Whitney Poncho from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

When you need a friend what do you do? Do you look for something to wrap around you to feel cozy and comforted? That’s what the Whitney Poncho crochet pattern feels like to me.

Lately I’ve been working on a lot of new items for the Whitney line, I just love that linen texture so much, and this one is a big one! This design is so so easy and could be both a poncho or a shawl if you’d rather, just depends on how you seam (or don’t seam). Get wild with it, make it your own. I made this in one color but you can definitely make it in a variegated yarn or in stripes or 2 tones… basically what I’m saying is you can do just about any colors you can think of.

Now for this design, what I really wanted to do was make something asymmetrical, to make something that is simple but looks daring. Does that make sense? Did I do that? Dunno but I can tell you I love this color and how easy this design is to wear on top of a pair of jeans.

I do hope you like this pattern and give it a try, no matter if you make it a shawl or a poncho. I did include 4 sizes below for you but you could also make it taller or shorter by adding stitches in multiples of 2 or adding or subtracting rows to make it longer.

I really hope you like this pattern and give it a try! I have some more Whitney designs that will be out soon, I hope you’re ready for more linen texture because I am!

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Learn to make the Whitney Poncho from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Materials

Gauge

  • 24 rows x 21 sc + ch1  (linen stitch) (blocked) = 4”
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Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdcc: half double crochet cluster

Notes

  • Hdcc (half double crochet cluster): yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook. This is basically a hdc2tog done in one stitch.
  • First 10 rows = 2.5”
  • This pattern is worked row by row left to right in one piece. Then you will seam along one edge to create a neck hole.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
  • You can make this pattern taller or shorter by adding or subtracting ch-s from the first row in multiples of 2.
  • The sample in the photos is the sm/md size, worked in Simply Dk by Paintbox Yarns.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

SM/MD
Length: 61”
Height: 17”
Yarn: 12.5 oz/ 1079 yds
LG/XL
Length: 71”
Height: 20”
Yarn: 17 oz / 1467 yds
2X/3X
Length: 81”
Height: 25”
Yarn: 24 oz/ 2071 yds
4X/5X
Length: 86”
Height: 27”
Yarn: 27 oz/ 2330 yds
Learn to make the Whitney Poncho, a simple yet textured design that comes in sizes SM - 5X, from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

Whitney Poncho free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 1: Ch 91 (107, 131 141), sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 89 (105, 129, 139) sts — 90 (106, 130, 140) sc
(RS) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 43 (51, 63, 68) more times, sc into the last st — 46 (54, 66, 71) sc, 44 (52, 64, 69) ch-1 spaces
Rows 3 -7: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the next ch space,* repeat from * to * 43 (51, 63, 68) more times, sc into the last st — 46 (54, 66, 71) sc, 44 (52, 64, 69) spaces
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, hdcc into the next ch space,* repeat from * to * 43 (51, 63, 68) more times, sc into the last st — 2 sc, 44 (52, 64, 69) hdcc, 44 (52, 64, 69) ch-1 spaces
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the next ch space,* repeat from * to * 43 (51, 63, 68) more times, sc into the last st — 46 (54, 66, 71) sc, 44 (52, 64, 69) spaces
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, hdcc into the next ch space,* repeat from * to * 43 (51, 63, 68) more times, sc into the last st — 2 sc, 44 (52, 64, 69) hdcc, 44 (52, 64, 69) ch-1 spaces
Rows 11 -17: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the next ch space,* repeat from * to * 43 (51, 63, 68) more times, sc into the last st — 46 (54, 66, 71) sc, 44 (52, 64, 69) spaces
Rows 18 – 247 (287, 327, 347): repeat rows 8 – 17, 23 (27, 31, 33) more times.
Fasten off, block your final piece so it measures approx 61” x 17” (71” x 20”, 81” x 25”, 86” x 27”).

Learn to make the Whitney Poncho from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Seaming
Fold your long piece in half lengthwise, use your stitch markers to mark the center 107 row ends, this is your neck hole, and line up the hdcc and linen stitch sections going toward the open end. Using your preferred method of seaming, sew together the matching row ends from from the stitches you marked toward the open end, going as far as you’d like. Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Whitney Poncho free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is, The Linen Log Cabin Square is finally out! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

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