Welcome to the Crochet With Us Fall Poncho CAL Part 1.
Before you begin please read this Introduction Post. You will find a lot of helpful information in the Introduction Post including yarn options, hook sizes, finished project sizes and links to all parts of the CAL. After each part is published online the link will be added to the Introduction Post, on a post by post basis.
If you are working through the Parts for the Second Time – to increase the length of the rectangles – please scroll to the end of the post for the REPEAT version of Part 1!
Resources and Things You Can Do To Get Ready
- Add this CAL to your Ravelry Queue
- Pick your size (see below) and yarn to get ready for our first post
- Share your progress on Instagram using #CWUPonchoCAL2015
- Join the Crochet With Us Group on Facebook and/or on Ravelry for assistance with the CAL – it is a lovely group filled with helpful and caring Crocheters who are happy to help each other.
Yarn and Hook Used
For the purposes of this post, Red Heart Soft Yarn (Worsted Weight Yarn) and a 6.0 mm (J) Crochet Hook have been used. If you have chosen to make the Poncho using DK Weight Yarn please see Option 2 below. The totals indicated at the end of each row are the number of stitches for the row in this format (Option 1 Stitch Count, Option 2 Stitch Count). If you are using worsted weight yarn, you will be following along with me and the Option 1 Stitch Counts.
Option 1: Worsted Weight (Red Heart Soft) – 6.0 mm (J). Instructions are for Child Size 6.
Option 2: DK Weight (Knit Picks Gloss) – 5.0 mm (H). Instructions are for Child Size 4.
Yarn Colour Used in This Post:
Row 1-5: Berry
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
r – row
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sc picot st – single picot stitch (see special stitches)
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
(Option 1 Stitch Count, Option 2 Stitch Count) – end of row stitch counts
Single Crochet Picot Stitch: sc picot st: insert your hook into the stitch indicated, pull up 1 loop, chain 3 stitches in the loop you just pulled up (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook to complete the stitch. Push the picots through to the right side of the work.
Note: The stitch totals indicated at the end of each row do not include the chain stitches unless there is a note in parenthesis indicating that the chain stitches count as a stitch.
R1: Option 1: Ch 34, Option 2: Ch 44 (34, 44)
R2 (RS): Beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (33, 43)
R3: *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc picot st in the next st**. Repeat from * to ** across to the last st. (NOTE: be sure to push the picot stitches through to the RS of your work) 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (33, 43)
R4: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each remaining st across, ch 1, turn (34, 44)
R5: 1 sc in each st across, changing colour on the last yarn over of the last st, ch 3, turn (34, 44)
If you are making Option 1, your piece will measure 11.5” wide and approximately 1.25″ in height after R5.
If you are making Option 2, your piece will measure 10.5″ wide and approximately 1.0″ in height after R5.
REPEAT of Part 1:
After Part 8 you will need to begin again at Part 1 and continue through the Parts until you reach the length of your rectangle indicated in the chart(s) below. When you begin Part 1 again please follow these steps:
Starting over with Part 1 (for the repeat sequence) using the Granule Stitch:
R42: sc2tog; work 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn (33) (43)
R43: *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc picot st in the next st**. Repeat from * to ** across to the last st. (NOTE: be sure to push the picot stitches through to the RS of your work) 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (33) (43)
R44: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each remaining st across, ch 1, turn (34) (44)
R45: 1 sc in each st across, changing colour on the last yarn over of the last st, ch 3, turn (34) (44)
then proceed to Part 2.
Repeat Parts 2-8 until you have reached 1″ before your desired length (the chart is shown on the intro post).
It is possible to reach the length before you repeat all of the parts and this is ok. You may even end in the middle of a part. Once you reach the length minus one inch, proceed to Part 9.