Sunday, August 3, 2014

Handmade Ponchos Never Go Out of Style - Crochet Pattern Included



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Handmade and Cozy Ponchos Never Go Out of Style

I don’t know. I could be wrong but I don’t think ponchos ever go out of style. Especially for little girls.

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I remember wearing a poncho when I was a kid. For me, it was the fringe that made it fabulous.

And my daughters loved the ponchos that I made for them - in their favorite colors of course.


Now, one of my granddaughters has a poncho and the other two really want one.



Granny Square Layout


You will need:
  • Three shades of your favorite color - a dark, medium and light tone.
  • Crochet Hook – size 3.5mm


Make:
  • 8 Daisy Granny Squares in Dark Purple.
  • 16 Daisy Granny Squares in Medium Purple
  • 24 Daisy Granny Squares in Light Purple


Once you have completed all your squares, you can begin to join them as shown in the diagram below.

The next step is to add a border. I used the traditional Granny Square Stitch in light purple.

Now add the fringe in light purple.

Lastly, I added two rows of single stitches to the neck opening. If you find the opening too big, you can always add more rows.

Daisy Granny Square Pattern


Ch 8. Join with ss to form a ring.

1st round:
Ch 2 (counts as 1hdc). Work 23 hdc in ring. Join with ssin top of Ch 2. 24 hdc in round.

2nd round:
Ch 3. (yoh) twice. Draw up a loop in 1st st (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. (Yoh) twice. Draw up a loop in same st. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through 3 loops on hook (counts as 1 cluster). *ch 4. Miss next st. [(Yoh) twice. Draw up a loop. (Yoh) and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 3 times all in next st. Yoh and draw through 4 loops on hook (1 cluster made). Repeat from* to last st. Ch 4. Miss last st. SS in top of 1st cluster. 12 clusters in round.

3rd round:
Ss to centre of 1st Ch 4 space. 1 sc in same Ch 4 space. *Ch 4. (cluster. Ch 5. Cluster) in next Ch 4 space. (Ch 4. 1 scin next Ch 4 space) twice. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 4. (Cluster. Ch 5. Cluster) in next Ch 4 space. Ch 4. 1 sc in next Ch 4 space. Ch 4. Ss in 1st sc.

4th round:
Ch1. 1 sc in 1st sc. *4 sc in next Ch 4 space. 1 sc in next cluster. 7 sc in next Ch 5 space. 1 sc in next cluster. (4 sc in next Ch 4 space. 1 sc in next cluster. 7 sc in next Ch 5 space. 1 sc in next cluster. 4 sc in next Ch 4 space. 1 sc in next sc. 4 sc in next Ch4 space. Ss in 1st sc.

5th round:
Ch 2. Miss 1st st. 1 hdc in each of next 8 sc. *3 hdc in next sc (corner). 1 hdc in eaCh of next 22 sc. Repeat from *twice more. 3 hdc in next sc (corner). 1 hdc in each of next 13 sc. SS in top of Ch2.

6th round:
Ch1. 1 sc in top of Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 9 hdc. *3 sc in next hdc (corner). 1 sc in top of Ch 24 hdc. Repeat from *twice more. 3 sc in next hdc (corner). 1 sc in each of next 14 hdc. SS in top of 1st sc.

Fasten off.

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I hope that was easy enough to follow. It gets easier with each completed square.

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I am honored to have my post featured by Emily at the Create Link Inspire Link Party. 




Thank you Emily!



To see the other featured posts please click HERE.




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Thank you Rachael for featuring my poncho at Yarn Fanatic Party.

This is what Rachael had to say, "Did you see this pretty purple poncho by Darlene? I just love those daisy granny squares!"

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I am so grateful to have my poncho featured at Horrific Knits party - Inspired weekends.

If you would like to see the other featured post or check out the blog please click HERE.


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Check out Maz's blog HERE. She has featured my blog post along with four others as the most clicked projects.

http://www.dailycrochet.com/free-pattern-so-easy-so-clever-this-daisy-granny-square-crocheted-poncho-is-fabulous/

Thanks Maz. HERE is her other blog.


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This pattern has also been featured at Daily Crochet so check it out HERE and at Wonerfuldiy HERE


50 comments:

  1. I had one just like this when I was in Kindergarten! Very beautiful. I'm stopping by from Meandering Mondays blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Hi Angie, thanks for stopping by. I wonder if we all had one at some point. I know I did. (:

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  2. Hi and wow Darlene, what a fabulous crocheted poncho you made. I love the color and the crocheted squares so much. I hope your granddaughter will love wearing it.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie. You always have the nicest things to say.

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  3. I had a little poncho when I was younger and I loved to pretend I was little red riding hood although I distinctly remember that my poncho was not red! I hope your granddaughters have as much fun with theirs as I did with mine!

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    1. Hi Holly. I had a poncho too but I can't remember what colour it was. I'll have to look it up in the old family albums. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Just gorgeous, might give this a try. I'm here from Natasha in Oz Linky Party. x

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    1. Thanks so much. You should give it a try. It's actually pretty easy to do. :)

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  5. that is just gorgeous!! I love the purple! You are being features today at the Create Link Inspire weekend features over at Nap-Time Creations. I've pinned and shared this! Thanks for linking!

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    1. Hi Emily. Thanks sooo much for featuring my poncho. Glad you love it!

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  6. Gorgeous poncho! I love the colors and that stitch is pretty!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party!

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    1. Hi T'onna. Sorry it took so long to reply. For some reason I couldn't. I would hit publish then my reply would disappear. Finally fixed it. Now I can say thanks so much for the compliment!

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  7. What a beautiful poncho! I love those daisy squares!

    Thank you so much for sharing at my Yarn Fanatic Party. I hope to "see" you there again! ;-)

    BTW, you were featured!

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    1. Aren't those daisy squares pretty!

      Thank you so much for featuring my poncho. I'm so thrilled.

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  8. That poncho is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing how and the pattern @DearCreatives Hope to see you again this week. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks for the PIN Theresa. I'm glad you think it's beautiful. My daugher loves it.

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  9. Beautiful! Your crochet poncho is featured at CAL link party this week. Thanks for sharing with us :)
    http://www.mazkwok.com/2014/09/crafting-along-59.html

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    1. Thanks Maz. As always you are so kind. I'm excited to see it featured at your link party.

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  10. Thank you for the adorable pattern, Darlene! I'm looking forward to trying it out soon :)

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    1. You're welcome Shawne. If you do decide to give it a try i'd love to see it. I can't wait to see what you make.

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  11. I didn't own a poncho until I grew up and made one for myself. Yours is very pretty. I am going to make it in one solid color to show off the beautiful stitches and omit the fringe. Thanx for your post.

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  12. I would love to see it when it's finished.

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  13. What size of each square ? 7 x 7 inch ?

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  14. wow what a super pattern, have been looking all over for a nice poncho pattern to take me back to my childhood, my friend and I made ourselves each one out of old blankets,my how I loved that poncho!
    Thank you so much for sharing am dying to make this lovely item xxxxxxx

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  15. That's sooo pretty :) do you think it would fit a small adult or would more squares need to be added?

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    1. The size of this poncho is probably a medium to large adult.

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    2. Oh ok :) I thought it was a child's pattern :) so if I used a smaller hook would the size be a tiny bit smaller? Thanks for your help I'm pretty new to crocheting

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    3. Oh my gosh Heenee. I see a mistake in my square layout diagram. I have the neck opening at only one square but it is actually a lot bigger.

      If you are making it for a child, use the layout as it is right now. And you won't have to put as many rows at the bottom of the poncho. You can customize the length to fit.

      I'll be changing the layout pic sometime this week. Thanks for helping see my mistake.

      Good luck. I would really like to see how it turns out. And let me know how the pattern reads. Thanks so much.

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  16. Can this be made in an adult size? Thank you it is very beautiful.

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    1. This poncho actually fits an teenager/adult. It would be kinda big for a small child.

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  17. Hello my name is Jennifer and my daughter saw this poncho and she asked if I can make it for her in other colors. But I do not know what the VH 4 stitch is. Can you please help.

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Thanks for pointing that typo for me. VH is supposed to be ch. There were several other typos so I fixed them too. Sorry about that.

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  18. Darlene thank you. I had looked all over the internet and could not figure out what a vh was. i am sorry that you had to go in and fix a typo, but i do thank you so much. Thanks

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  19. I remember having a poncho too. Comfortable in the fall and Spring. Great color choice.

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    1. I loved my poncho and my daughter still loves hers. I made it for her when she was a teenager and she is in her early twenties now and still wears it.

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  20. What yarn did you use for this?

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  21. Hi, first thank u very much for sharing this wonderful poncho pattern.
    i have 2 problems with the chrochet. First: i have my dearproblems with the short like ch, sc and all thosebecause english is not my language. I chrochet it now until round 4 and i wonder because it looks like finished and like in the picture but i dont understand that there should be 6 rounds. ?? Really idont get it. :( Please help me to explain because that granny squares are really cute and beautiful.

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    1. Hi,the last two rounds are border and stabilize the granny square so it keeps it's shape.

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  22. I am making this kind of upside down and out of lace thread. I started with the tc and then added the daisy squares to the bottom. My question is how long is this poncho?

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    1. I don't have the poncho anymore. I gave it away. But I think it falls from neck to knees so about three feet apporximately.

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    2. Ok. Well I am definitely not making it that long. I am making it for a thirteen year old. I made it so that the center sits slightly longer than he belt. It has turned out beautifully. Doing it in place has taken a very long time but it is well worth it.

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  23. I'm having issue with putting this together.
    I have all the squares made....like you said if I follow the diagram in the picture the head hole isn't big enough...sooooo how do I do this when I have more squares of each color. ....
    Ex. ...the white squares I have 8..would I drew them together as follows:
    Triangle
    Square
    Triangle
    Square
    Triangle
    Square
    Trange
    Square
    And join

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  24. GOSTEI MUITO DESSE PONCHO,O DESENHO É SUAVE E A COR MUITO BONITA QUE FICOU.
    OBRIGADA POR PARTILHAR.

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  25. I love ponchos and had to read this post as soon as I saw the word poncho. Pinned and shared.

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  26. So cute! I knit, but I've never managed to figure out how to crochet decently!

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