This crocheted poncho is rustic, warm and sexy -- a unique combination that will have you looking great and feeling cozy when the weather begins to chill. The poncho looks great as a casual statement over a simple sweater with boot-cut jeans, yet would also work with a suede skirt and knee-high boots for a dressier look. It works up fast using a heavy worsted yarn, and it is crocheted in the round from the top down, in order to provide optimum fit and almost zero finishing. Employed is an interesting and simple technique for weaving separate strands of yarn into the fabric while the poncho is being worked. So go ahead! Grab yourself some yarn, a hook and settle down by the fire with a friend or with a few of your favorite movies. You'll not only have fun, but you will quickly end up with a poncho that expresses that eternal free spirit within.
This pattern is best suited for the intermediate crocheter. The pattern includes directions for sizes Medium (X-Small, Small, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). The most significant finished measurement is taken at the bust height to include BOTH the bust and upper arms (hold arms at sides). This poncho is meant to be fitted at the bust, while providing adequate stretch for movement. Follow smallest sized directions that equal or exceed desired measurements. Bust/arm measurements for the sizes stated above are 46" (38", 42", 50", 54", 58", 62", 66", 70"). Finished length is 25" at the longest point, excluding fringe. The pictured poncho was made with Handspun by Manos del Uruguay.
Substitute yarn gauge is 14-18 sts = 4 inches (as stated on yarn label), heavy worsted or light bulky weight.