Two-Color Poncho with Crochet Fringe

Two-Color Poncho with Crochet Fringe
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Crochet Poncho Pattern

The poncho is worked as follows: yarn A and B alternate each color in the way that you work both colors in one direction, that turn the poncho and work again both colors in the other direction. The fringe is worked along the rows, between turns. The pobcho starts from the front lower point, increased to the shoulder line, then the sides are decreased to the bottom of the back. It had the shape of the square turned, with the diagonal along the shoulder line and a hole for the head. The cowl is worked afterwards.

Size: one size fits most.

Materials: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool aran weight yarn 465 yd (458 m) / 227g, color Dark Brown - 2 skeins.  (A)
Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool aran weight yarn 465 yd (458 m) / 227g, color Oak Tweed - 2 skeins.  (B)

Hook: H (5.0 mm)

Gauge: 6 V-sts x 10 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell - (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch 2
V-Stitch (V-st) - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row
double V-st (dV-st)  -  (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row
Right Edge dV-st (redV-st) - (1 tr, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the same st or the same ch-1-space.
Left Edge dV-st (ledV-st) - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 tr) into the same st or the same ch-1-space.
Right Edge V-st (reV-st) - (1 tr, ch 1, 1 dc) into the same st or the same ch-1-space.
Left Edge V-st (leV-st) - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 tr) into the same st or the same ch-1-space.
3dc-bobble  - 3 dc bobble st

Fringe - (ch 24, 3dc-bobble in the 4th chain from hook, ch 4, sl st to the same ch, in which 3dc-bobble was worked, ch 20)

When you drop yarn with the live stitch, secure the stitch to prevent its unraveling with a stitch marker, safety pin or just make a small bow.

Poncho

All odd rows use yarn A. All even rows use yarn B.
Row 1: ch 4, join to create a circle, work fringe (see instructions above), dV-st in ch 4, fringe, drop yarn A. DON'T TURN.
Row 2: attach the end of yarn B to the chain-4-circle, work fringe, 2 V-st row 1 dV-st, fringe, drop yarn B, TURN
Row 3: pick up yarn A "live" st, 2 dV-st in 2 V-st of row 2, fringe, drop yarn A. DON'T TURN.
Row 4: pick up yarn B "live" st, 4 V-st in 2 dV-st of row 3, fringe, drop yarn B. TURN.
Row 5: pick up yarn A "live" st, redV-st, 2 V-st, ledV-st, fringe, drop yarn A. DON'T TURN.
Row 6: pick up yarn B "live" st, 6 V-st, fringe, drop yarn B. TURN.
Row 7: pick up yarn A "live" st, redV-st, 4 V-st, ledV-st, fringe, drop yarn A. DON'T TURN.
Row 8: pick up yarn B "live" st, 8 V-st, fringe, drop yarn B. TURN.

Rows 9-80: repeat rows 7-8 working 2 more V-sts in every 2 row. There will be 80 V-sts in row 80.

A this point try the poncho on to check the length and width of the shoulders. If it is too small, work more rows.
Row 81: work as established, place markers after 36th V-st and before 45th V-st. That will mark the neck opening. Don't turn as established.
Row 82: work as established to the 1st marker, ch 4, drop yarn B, TURN.
Row 83: work as established to the neck opening, ch 4, drop yarn A, TURN.
Work rows 84-93 as established in rows 82-83. Make increases at the edge at rows 81, 83 and 85. No increase in row 87. Start to decrease from row 88 as follows:
Row 88 and all even rows: pick up yarn B "live" st, 2dc in the first V-st, ch 1, 2 dc in the next V-st, V-sts to the end of the row til the last 2 V-sts, 2 dc in the V-st, ch 1, 2 dc in the last V-st, fringe, drop yarn B, TURN.
Row 89 and all odd rows: pick up yarn A "live" st, reV-st into the ch-1 between two 2-dc groups, V-sts to the end of the row, end with leV-st in ch-1 between 2-dc groups, fringe, DON'T TURN.

NOTE! Although the instructions for the increase are written as if you are working the whole row, rows 88-93 are worked in 2 parts to form the neck opening.

Work rows 88-90 as established.

Row 91: start row as established, work V-st to neck opening. At neck opening, tie off yarn A.
Row 92: work as row 88.

Set aside this side of poncho and work the other side as follows:
Row 82: secure yarn B to the second marker, ch 4, dc into point where ch 4 begins, then work to the end of the row as established.
Row 83: secure yarn A to ch 4 of row 82, ch 4, dc into point where ch 4 begins. Work to the end of the row as established.
Continue to work rows 83-92 on this side of the poncho mirroring the completed side, making increases in rows 83 and 85. No increase in row 87. Start decreases from row 88 as described above.

Row 93: start row as established, work V-st to neck opening, ch 24, V-st to opposite side of neck opening. Continue working as established.

Row 94: work as established to the neck opening, work 8 V-sts over the ch 24 of row 93, continue to work as established to the end of the row.

Continue to work poncho decreasing as established, until the odd row consists of 2 V-sts.
Work 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, fringe in the next even row.
In the last row: fringe, V-st, fringe, secure the chain of the fringe to the side of V-st, Tie off.

Cowl

With yarn A work V-st around the neck opening for 20 rounds. Tie off.

Finishing

Block the pocho.

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