Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scrap Happy Poncho - Free Photo Tutorial and Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Scrap Happy Poncho

Make this Poncho from 
your left over yarn.
I think it will look great with jeans, 
or leggings, 
skirts and just about anything.
I did not add any embellishments,
like buttons or flowers.
 I think all the colors give it all
 the 'embellishment" it needs.
I worked on the poncho for
 several months, adding to in the evenings.
I chose to only use my solid
  Worsted weight (4) yarns 
left over from different projects.

The Scrap Happy Poncho Crochet Pattern
 is now available in an 
Instant Download PDF file
for $1.50 in my Craftsy Shop.

Scrap Happy Poncho Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - I
Yarn - About 20 oz Worsted Weight (4)
          Which is appox. 5 skeins of Red heart Super Saver
          or similar yarn.
Large pins - I used safety pins.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet together (dc tog)
Front Post Double Crochet ( fpdc)
Back Post double Crochet (bpdc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Size - Youth to adult 
Measurements - Neck to point is 28 inch, Wing span is 44 inches

As you stitch up this poncho, I want you to relax and think of this as an art project,
 rather then a "Crochet Pattern". Relax, have fun and create a one of a kind,
 piece of Art that you can wear.

Note: ch1 is a turning ch, and does not count as a st.

The striping and color changes are going to be different for everyone, 
depending on what yarn scraps you have.

R : 1  - Ch 43, Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch, ch 1 turn
(42 sts - you st counts will not change)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 fp dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st,*
Repeat From * to * across row, ch 1 turn.

R : 3 - 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 bp dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st,*
Repeat From * to * across row, ch 1 turn.

R : 4 - *sc in next st, dc in the next st* Repeat From * to * across row,
Ch1 turn ( 42 sts- 21sc, 21 dc)

R : 5 - *dc in next st, sc in the next st* Repeat From * to * across row,
Ch 1, turn

Make sure you stitch a sc in a dc, and a dc, in a sc.

R : 6 - *sc in next st, dc in the next st* Repeat From * to * across row,
Ch1 turn ( 42 sts- 21sc, 21 dc)

R 7 - R : 121 - Repeat R : 5 and R : 6 Alternating rows
Tie off and weave in all your ends.
Make a 2nd piece the same size.
Measure your pieces as you go. And Block them after this step.
I dampened the 2 pieces and laid them out to dry, 
in the center of my living room, Shaping them some as they dried.

Once your pieces are dry, fold them like a V and pin in place.
place the front post end to the inside.
 Flip to the wrong side,and with yarn sl st the pieces together.
Then Flip back to the right side. 
This is not correct measurements for this poncho,
 It is a pic to help you see how the poncho is fit together.

The Neck Line- 
R : 1 - Attach your yarn to the center of the V on the back of your poncho,
dc evenly around the neck line. Join to the 1st dc, ch 1
Now you will need to relax and not worry about st counts,
 as much as placement of sts. 

R : 2 -3 -*1 dc in the next st, dc tog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around neck line, join, ch 1

R : 4 - 5 -*1 dc in the next 2st, dc tog the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * around neck line, join, ch 1

R : 6 - 1 sc in each st around, join, and tie off. Weave in your ends. 

Trim: 

R : 1 - Attach yarn to the "point" in the back of your poncho, 3 sc in that point,
sc evenly across the bottom of the poncho, 3 sc in the point on the front
 of the poncho, Then continue to evenly sc across the bottom of the
 poncho, join to the 1st sc.

Again, relax and do not worry so much about st counts,
 but on the placement of sts. I tried to place a sc in the end of each row.


R : 2 - follow this pattern  *hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, dc, dc* 
placing 1 st in each sc around the bottom of the poncho. 
This makes a nice wave pattern. 

You may not end up with the pattern working out perfectly, 
when you finish I didn't, Just join to the 1st hcd, 
no matter what st you end up on.

Although, this poncho took me a few months 
to complete, it was fun make.
Depending on the yarn I had left over, 
determined what colors I used.
So, it was fun seeing how the 
colors played together.
Now go check out your Scrap yarns
 and see what you can create.

And you can Make one for your pooch too!
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