4th of July
Its been awhile since I made a “holiday” pattern and 2 years since I made and released the pattern for Betsy Ross Vest… So I figured it was time for a fresher, newer pattern. 🙂
The Patriotic Poncho is made using 2 Stitch types.. A Block Stitch & a Fan stitch. The front is slightly shorter than the back and all together shorter than a normal poncho.. for those hot summer nights.
The Block Stitch – I used was a graph I found.. Here – Tejiendo Peru I did modify it just a tad at the beginning and end of the white rows. Her chart is for reference as in the pattern I have written out the steps.
The Fan Stitch – Also a graph which I modified a bit at the beginning and end.
Found .. Here
Instructions are also part of pattern.. this is for reference.
With that being said… On to the pattern 😉
What you will need..
4 Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend
- 1 cake Poppy
- 1 cake Whipped Cream
- 2 cakes Spectrum
Tapestry Needle, scissors, measuring tape
CH. – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SK – Skip Stitch
Number before Abbreviation– Place that many stitches in One stitch
Number After Abbreviation — How many total times
*to* – repeat the steps between asterisk ‘s
( number) – total number of rows or stitches
– between abbreviations is all Stitches done in one stitch
Yarn Issue……I didn’t have a issue with the color Poppy but Spectrum had a “bleeding” issue. While working with it… my hand holding the yarn turned blue… It washed off immediately, it wasn’t a permanent stain.. but it did cause me concern for washing the finished Item. When I went to wash the finished poncho.. I used 3 Shout Color catcher sheet and cold water on delicate. To my grateful surprise, there wasn’t much bleeding and what did bleed out was caught by the sheets.
When doing the Block stitch portion of pattern… Place your stitches in the space, not in the stitch ( around the whole stitch)
Row 1.) 2nd Ch from Hook SC, SC across ( 183 )
Row 2.) Ch.3, Turn, DC across, At end – remove hook & place a stitch marker to hold stitch..
Row 3.) Pick up White Yarn, Starting on opposite end, Attach with SC, SC in next stitch, *Ch.2 – SK 3 ( DC’s) – SC, Repeat * to * across, 2SC in last stitch, fasten off (60 Ch2’s)
Row 4.) Go back to Red, Remove SM, Ch.3, Turn, DC in 2nd SC, * SK – 3DC in Ch.2 space* Repeat * to * across… @ end of row…DC in Last SC, DC into last DC of previous Red Row.
You will be repeating row 3 and 4 for a total combined of 6
Row 5 – 16.. Starting with Row 3 then row 4.. repeat .. Fasten off at end of row 16 ( red row)
Now Switching to Blue yarn and Starting the Fan Stitch… The DC’s & Ch.1 Make the Fan.. they are in one stitch.
Row 17.) Attach blue w/SC in first Stitch, SC across
Row 18.) Ch.4, Turn, DC – Ch.1 – DC in First SC, * Ch.2 , SK3 , SC , Ch.2, SK3 , DC – Ch.1- DC -Ch.1 – DC* Repeat * to * across, after last “fan” Ch.2, SK3, SC, Ch.1, SC
Row 19.) Ch.2, Turn, starting in second SC, * DC- Ch.1- DC- Ch.1- DC, Ch.2, SC in middle DC of fan, Ch.2* Repeat * to * across, at end after last SC… Ch.1, SC in 3rd loop of Ch.4
Row 20.) Ch.2, Turn, SK , * DC- Ch.1- DC- Ch.1- DC, Ch.2, SC middle of Fan, Ch.2* Repeat * to * across, at end after last SC, Ch.1, SC in Ch.2 loop.
Row 21 – 41.) Repeat Row 20 .. End of Row 41..Fasten off
You will repeat panel #1.. except your going to add a extra 6 rows to Fan portion… So instead of Row 21 – 41 you will be doing Row 21 – 47.. then fasten off.
Sew both panels together..
You can use what ever method you prefer.. Slip Stitch or sewing.. Starting on one end sew in 70 stitches, fasten off.. then sew other side, also 70 stitches, fasten off… the remainder is neck opening
Apply a border using Remaining Blue or White Yarn.. SC evenly on each side.. Do not add border to bottom portion of Fan area.
Fringe.. I applied Fringe to side of Red Panels only.. You may use any combination or any amount of fringe you like.. you can even omit using the fringe.
If you choose to use the fringe I cut the pieces into 10 inch strands.. fold them in half and thread threw the SC on the sides.
I hope you enjoy and have a great 4th of July… If you have any questions please feel free to shout out to me… Thank You and have a Great Day 🙂
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