Saturday, 12 August 2017

free crochet pattern, #1100, Gossamer Poncho

#1100 - GOSSAMER PONCHO
Copyright © 2016, Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)
This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments. 
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MATERIALS:
YARN: This design used: 1 strand of Red Heart Super Saver plus 1 strand of Red Heart
       Unforgettable in color: Gossamer.  
        Adult Small to Medium: 400 yds of each (total of 800 yds)  
        Adult Medium - Large: 500 yards of each. (Total of 1000 yds)
        Fringe requires 100 additional yards.  
       (per fringe: 5 strands of different colors for a total of 2 yards with fringe added in every 2nd 
       bottom loop.)
Size Q CROCHET HOOK, (15.75 OR 16 MM)  This is a very, very large hook!
Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS: (3 hour project) 
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this pattern, in print, or as a digital file. For people who would like this pattern, please refer them to this blog to get their own 

1.  Small - Medium:  Working with 2 strands of yarn, chain 36, slip stitch to join, being careful not to
                     twist the chain. 
      Large - XLarge:  Working with 2 strands of yarn, chain 40, slip stitch to join, being careful not to
                 twist the chain.

2.  Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (S-M: 36; M-L: 40)

3.  Chain 1 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch for this row only, single crochet in each
     stitch around, slip stitch to join. ((S-M: 36; M-L: 40))

4.   *Chain 3, single crochet in the next stitch, repeat from * around.  (36 loops formed for S-M; 40 loops
 formed for M-L)

5.  Slip stitch into the next chain 3 loop 2 times (2 slip stitch in the same loop to position into the  
     center of the chain 3 loop). Chain 1, single crochet in the same loop, * single crochet in the next loop, 
     repeat from * around, slip stitch to join in the first single crochet. (36; 40)

6.  Chain 1 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch for this row only, make 2 single crochet in each
stitch around, slip stitch to join. (72, 80)


7. *Chain 3, single crochet in the next stitch, repeat from * around. (S-M: 72 loops around;  M-L: 80 loops)

8.  Slip stitch into the next chain 3 loop 2 times. Chain 1, single crochet in the same loop, * single crochet in
    the next loop, repeat from * around, slip stitch to join in the first single crochet. (72, 80)

9.  Chain 1 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch for this row only, single crochet in each
stitch around, slip stitch to join. (72, 80)

10. Repeat step 7, 8, and 9 until the poncho is long enough after stretching (see blocking below).  If after
    stretching, you would like it longer, simply repeat sequence of 7, 8, and 9.  This poncho ended with a
    row of chain 3 loops (step 7),  then the fringe was added into the loops.  


11.   BLOCKING:  Blocking can lengthen the poncho 6 to 8 inches!
      This poncho achieves its best appearance when blocked.To block,
      EITHER, saturate with water, place on a thick bath towel or blanket, stretch the length of the
 poncho, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, pulling as hard as you can to open up the rows of single crochet.
 (They will take on a ‘broomstick lace’ type of long stitches.)
     OR:
      Place on an ironing board, steam the poncho, (steam by placing the iron slightly above the poncho, and
      applying heavy steam), then stretch the length as much as possible.

FRINGE:  Wrap yarn around a 6 inch piece of cardboard.  Cut across the bottom loops to make
            12 inch long lengths of yarn.  Fold 5 strands in half, insert the fold through a loop on the
            bottom of the poncho, then pull the ends through the loop, pull to tighten and form a fringe.  
            Fringe was added in every 2nd loop in this design.

OPTIONAL: Chain a cord of approx. 40 inches, pass through the neck opening of the poncho.
           Add tassels to the ends of the cord.

HOW TO MAKE A TASSEL: 
1.  Wind yarn around palm of hand.  
    For a longer tassel as in this design, wind
    yarn around a 4 inch piece of cardboard.
2.  Tie into a bundle.
3.  Tie a ball shaped puff at the top with a piece of yarn.
4.  Cut open the loops on the bottom.
5.  Trim the ends evenly.
6.  Pull the yarn ends from the ball section into the center of
    the tassel.
7  Tie onto the project with the 2 yarn ends from step 2.
   Pull yarn ends into the center of the tassel.




Weave all yarn ends into the finished work.