The Marly Bird Poncho Crochet-along is sponsored by Red Heart.
That’s right, it’s that time of year for a crochet-along and boy do I have a good one for you. Welcome to Section 1 for the Marly Bird Popular Poncho Crochet-along.
Once the CAL is complete the full pattern will be available at RedHeart.com
Find all the details you need for this pattern on the details page here http://www.marlybird.com/marly-bird-poncho-crochet-along/
eta: many are not looking at the details page for the actual measurements of the poncho so I am adding them to this post for convenience 🙂
Each rectangle piece measures 12¼ (21¼) x 27 (36)” (31 (54) x 68.5 (91.5) cm).
Finished Poncho measures 30 (40)” (76 (101.5) cm) across at widest point and 24¾ (34¾)” (63 (88) cm) in length when laid flat, not including neck or bottom edgings.
Below you will find the instructions for SECTION 1 of the Marly Bird Perfect Poncho.
Directions are for size S-M; changes for size L-2X are in parentheses.
16 sts (2 repeats) = 4.5″ (11.5 cm) in Raised Chevon. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; dec = decrease; dec = decrease; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble (triple) crochet; yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
Bpdc = Back post double crochet: Yo, insert hook from the back of the work to front and to back again around the post of indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
Fpdc = Front post double crochet: Yo, insert hook from the front of the work to back and to front again around the post of indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
Bpdc2tog = Back post double crochet 2 together: * Yo, insert hook from the back of the work to front and to back again around the post of indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops; repeat from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
RAISED CHEVRON PANEL
(Foundation is a multiple of 8 sts + 5 )
Ch 45 (77).
Row 1 (WS): Dc in the 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped sts do not count as a st), dc in each ch to the end, turn – 43 (75) dc.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each of first 3 sts, * dc in next st, skip next st, fpdc around next dc, dc in top of same dc just used, fpdc around same dc again, skip next st, dc in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * to end, turn – 5 (9) pattern reps.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each of first 3 sts, * skip next st, bpdc around next fpdc, dc in top of same fpdc just used, dc in next st, dc in top of next fpdc, bpdc around same fpdc just used, skip next st, dc each of next 3 sts; repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in each of first 2 sts, * skip next st, fpdc around next bpdc, dc in top of same bpdc just used, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in top of next bpdc, fpdc around same bpdc just used, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in first st, skip next dc, bpdc around fpdc, dc in top of same fpdc just used, * dc in each of next 5 sts, dc in top of next fpdc, bpdc2tog over same fpdc just used and next fpdc skipping the center dc between the 2 fpdcs, dc in top of same fpdc just used, repeat from * to last 8 sts, dc in each of next 5 sts, dc in top of fpdc, bpdc around same fpdc just used, skip next st, dc in last st, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 5 only until piece measures 26½ (35½)” (67.5 (90 cm) cm).
Last row: Ch 2, dc in each st to end.
Chart as referred to in the video
The swatch I made in the video has a chain amount of 29. Then worked the chart pattern through row 5.
I used Red Heart Soft yarn and a J/6 mm hook for the swatch in the video so you could better see the stitches (I hope).
I recommend learning this new stitch pattern with stash yarn first, then do another swatch for the poncho gauge (you want to get gauge using the yarn you will use on your poncho), then begin your poncho with the full number of repeats. Doing it this way will take longer, I know. But it will ensure that you have success.
Finish section 1 and be ready to start section two on Sept 27, 2016.
Once you finish your section be sure to post pictures to the facebook group as there will be a prize given away from RedHeart.com to one lucky person (who is randomly chosen) that has finished his or her homework during the week of Sept. 20, 2016 – Sept 26, 2016 @ 11:59pm. Goodluck!
OH, One last thing!
Be sure to use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL when you post about it on social media
so we can find what you are saying 🙂