Saturday, 24 September 2016

COWLED SHELLED PONCHO

free crochet poncho, Free crochet cowled poncho

free crochet poncho, Free crochet cowled poncho

COWLED SHELLED PONCHO


The day I posted my first cowled poncho, I was asked for another one. Knowing that I do not repeat a pattern, I was requested just to use the same colour and make a cowled poncho of my choice.  I found this free pattern from Garn Studio

Do check my long pinterest “to-do” list for neckwear or ponchos at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/neckwear-to-make/ and https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/ponchos-to-make/
Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover this new pattern together. 

Inspired by this link, here are my pattern notes for the really teeny change I've made
This link above is the free pattern.  I thought, however, that there is a need for a little clarity, which is what I hope to give in my notes.

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 275 gms of our lovely Indian Vardhaman Millennium acrylic yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook

Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level

Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Half double crochet back loop only (hdc-blo) : If you have done the single crochet back loop only, then this is the same thing – you just work the hdc in the back loop.  However, to make it more visual, watch http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-crochet-the-back-loop-half-double-crochet/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8

How to join with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join with whip stich : Check the links below :


Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                         ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                               sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                         hk : Hook  
lp : Loop(s)                                                                 yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                       sc : Single crochet
blo : Back loop only                                          
sc-blo : Single crochet back loop only


Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

The original pattern for the poncho is a lovely free one from Drops design / Garn studio.  I have used the charts from the pattern but I have worked a little differently for the cowl portion.

Check out my earlier blog on a similar project for an idea of what I’ve done here.

So this pattern has a knitted cowl – but I decided to work in the back loops only for the cowl portion.
I then worked the poncho portion as per the chart on the pattern sheet.




free crochet poncho, Free crochet cowled poncho

free crochet poncho, Free crochet cowled poncho


I love that Drops design / Garn studio shares so many patterns freely and love that their adaptation gives me the creative completion I need.  Go on over to the link below for the full pattern.

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