June 27, 2014

Morning Poncho Wrap


After I closed my etsy store I wrestled with if I should have. I had made a decision NOT to make any big decisions until 2015, and closing the etsy store was a pretty big decision. I closed it because I was overwhelmed with it, and sad that everything I had made was simply in storage. I don't know if those are good enough reasons, and I don't think I should have given myself more time, but I am where I am now. What thrilled me was the ability to donate my inventory to two great girls. The Bundle Up Club is gathering and creating hats, scarves, and blankets for the homeless this summer. I was able to meet the two wonderful girls behind the idea, their amazing mother, and help out a little. It made me happy to know that I had indeed made those items for someone in particular. I just needed the middle man to get them where they belonged. :)

But closing my store did not mean I put the hook away for good. I definitely took a break, but then inspiration hit, and I picked it back up.

This is the item which inspired my Morning Poncho Wrap, but I knew I wouldn't want something quite so long. I love the end result because it will keep me warm on cooler mornings and evenings as summer turns into fall. It's long enough to wrap around myself a little, but not so long that I am tripping over it or sitting on it.


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I was asked by a friend to share the pattern, and since I didn't write anything down as I went this is what I believe I did by counting, measuring, looking, and remembering. :)

I used a G hook, and I believe Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn but didn't use the entire skein.

{There have been edits made to the measurements. I apologize if this has caused you problems trying to make this poncho! Hopefully the new ones will help.}

I began making a chain 25 inches long. For me that was 53 stitch chain.
In the 5th stitch from the hook place one tr, *chain one, skip a stitch, and place a tr in the next stitch* across until you place a tr in the last stitch.
Chain 4, turn, *skip the chain, chain one, place a tr in the tr* across until you place a tr in the 3rd stitch in the turning chain.
Continue the rows in this manner until length desired. I went until my piece was 81 rows or about 68 inches long.
Fold the long rectangle you just made in half, and begin seaming from the two ends towards the fold for 20 rows. This can be done however you want, but see this picture for how I did it. I placed a sc in the top of the row, chained 4, placed a sc in the top of the row on the other side, and continued in this fashion. This will leave a large opening for the head.

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(To help with understanding the seaming, I hope!)
Here is another picture. I have highlighted where I did the seam. I folded the poncho in half, and then seamed from the two edges on one side up about 20 rows. .



Around the head opening do the following:
place two sc in each turning chain and tr along the edge, join, turn
ch 3, place one dc in each sc across, join, turn
ch 3, place one dc in each dc across, finish off.

Along the edge of the wrap follow the same pattern that you did around the head opening. I did not edge along the backside.

Weave in all ends.

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Please let me know if you don't understand something or if I didn't explain something well enough. Thanks!

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32 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to try this with the new yarn I have. It will be just the thing t use it for!

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    1. Awesome! Let me know if there are any hiccups in my instructions. :D

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  2. Thank you thank you thank you for posting the pattern. *goes off to dig through her yarn stash*

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    1. Ah, the next project I'm working on will be great for a stash of yarn! Don't use all of it up on this one. ;)

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing, Stacey! This will be my very next project. LOVE IT!!!

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    1. I am so glad you do! Please let me know if I have done anything confusing in my instructions. Thanks!!

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  4. Love this :) I do have a question, is the back open? I'm working on this now and I just want to make sure close it up the right way! Thanks!

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    1. The back looks exactly like the front. The closure ends up on the side, or at least that's where I wear it. Let me know if that makes sense, and if not I can figure out a diagram or pictures to help.

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  5. Yeah I can't picture it. I'm so sorry I guess I am just having a brain hiccup!

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    1. OH! I've got it now! I looked at the one from etsy. Thank you:)

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  6. Is a 25 inch starting chain long enough? Won't the poncho be really short?

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    1. I have made the poncho twice, and both times the 25" worked well. It ends up being the length, going down the arm, and as you can see in the picture it nearly covers my fingers.

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  8. I love this.....trying to make it now but i am a little confussed. .....is there a chain 1 between th TC? Thanks so much!! :)

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    1. Yes yes! OH my goodness. Yes, it's a treble and then a chain across. Oh, I'll go fix that. thank you!

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    2. Please let me know if the changes I made help! Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention.

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  9. Thank you so much! I love the look of this and can't wait to try it! :)

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  10. Im having trouble picturing how the side closes. Could you post a pic please?

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    1. Please let me know if that picture helps with the understanding. :)

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  11. I know this lovely poncho was posted sometime ago - if anyone reads this and be Dear to respond...

    I am lost on the 2nd set of instructions:

    Chain 4, turn, *skip the chain, chain one, place a tr in the tr* across until you place a tr in the 3rd stitch in the turning chain.

    Does this mean *skip the first stitch, then single crochet, then treble crochet* I am new to reading patterns and need a little guidance.
    Thank You!

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    1. The pattern is basically alternating tr and single chains. Place the tr's in the tr's, and the single chain stitch will be above the single chain stitch, creating amidst a grid like material. It will look. ..

      T . T . T . T . T . T . T . I
      I . T . T . T . T . T . T . T
      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I

      Where the T is tr, the . Is a chain stitch, and the I is a turning stitch or 3 chain stitches.

      Please let me know if this dies not make sense and I'll try again. I'm not an expert at patterns. :)

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    2. Thank you so much for replying! Your diagram was perfect !!

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  12. Hi Stacey. I love the look of this poncho and I decided to make it, however I have run into difficulty stitching it together. Maybe its me😢 anyhow. Hoping you can give me some guidance. I did the 81 rows, closed the seam by folding in half , up 20 rows, but it's very long vertically and the hole for the head is way too big. Please help.

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    1. The only thing I can think of is your gauge was bigger than mine. You could stitch more rows together to make the hole smaller, though that will extend that section as well. If it's not too difficult you could frog the seam and start frogging some of the length until it was at a size that you were comfortable with. I'm so sorry!

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  13. Sold a purple one at a craft show. Now I'm making one for Mom because she loved it so much. Going to try scrap Homespun to see how it works out and then decide on what I'll make it with. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. Love it!

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    1. I hope your mom loves the one you made for her.

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    1. These are American terms. I don't know enough to translate.

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