Monday, February 9, 2015

Short poncho neckwarmer

The short poncho neckwarmer uses bulky/super bulky yarn and it is a quick pattern to make. 
If you choose a thinner yarn, it will be smaller and will fit children too. 
The model is strechy enough to fit over the shoulders with or without a coat. 
The flower is optional, it can be changed for any other motif or flower you wish to use.
Skill Level: Easy
Time to Complete: 2-3 hours
Materials Needed: 
10 mm hook or suitable for the yarn chosen 
200 gr of bulky yarn - around 200 meters.
Size using Super Bulky yarn: Top circumference: 56 cm - 22 inches; Height: 37 cm - 14,5 inches; Bottom circumference: 140 cm - 55 inches.
Make sure the starting chain fits you head, if not, the yarn is not bulky enough. Use double strands of yarn or choose a bulkier yarn.
A big thank you to the wonderful Ravelry testers: 
JaPerryCreations 
Wilmaelee 
kanelsnackan
celiaak (me) 

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Short poncho neckwarmer

Pattern by Celia Ascenso (C) 2015

Materials: Bulky Yarn (200 gr / 200 meters), 10 mm (N/P) hook - according to yarn and size being made.

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
(MR) Magic Ring

(Ch) chain
(Ch Sp) chain space
(beg ch) beginning ch
(sc) single crochet
(DC) double crochet
(HDC) Half double crochet
(Tr) Triple crochet.
(Sl St) slip stitch


Increase: (DC, Ch) 2 times in same chain space.

Notes:
Work DC sts inside the space created by ch sp of previous row, not in the chain itself.
Ch 4 - counts as Dc, ch 1 throughout the pattern.

R1 - ch 40; Join with sl st to 1st ch, do not twist chain.
R2 - ch 4; *(Skip next ch sp, DC in next ch sp, 1 ch)* around; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (20 DC; 20 Ch)
R3 - sl st to next ch sp; Repeat R2. (20 DC; 20 Ch)
R4 - Repeat R3
R5 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 3 times; increase; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 10 times; increase; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 4 times; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (22 DC; 22 Ch)
R6 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 2 times; increase; DC in the ch sp of last round increase, ch; increase, (DC in ch sp, Ch) 9 times; increase; DC in the ch sp of last

round increase, ch; increase, (DC in ch sp, Ch) 4 times; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (26 DC; 26 Ch)
R7 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (increase in next ch sp; DC in next ch sp, ch)* around; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (39 DC; 39 Ch)
R8 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (increase in next ch sp, DC in next ch sp, ch, DC in next ch sp, ch) around (13 times); sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (52 DC; 52 Ch)
R9 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (Dc in next sh sp, Ch) around; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (52 DC; 52 Ch)

Repeat R9 8 times (or until desired length). Fasten off.

Shells round: (change color if desired) sl st to any st from last round, *Skip next st, 5 DC in same st, skip next st, sc (shell made)*. Repeat from * to * working shells around, fasten off. (26 shells)

Neck: Atach yarn with a sl st on any st of R1 ch, sc in same st, and in each one of the st around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.(40 sc)




Flower (optional):
Bottom petals: Ch 5, join with sl st in first ch
(or MR). (Sc, ch 8) 5 times. (5 loops)
In each loop make 2 sc, HDC, DC, Tr, DC, HDC, 2 sc. Fasten off.
Center: Make a magic ring (MR), (ch 4, sc) 15 times. Fasten off (push end of magic ring to send all chs to the center tight, tie both ends).

Stitch or tie center to bottom petals, and leave ends to attach to the neckwarmer.

When applying to the neckwarmer, stitch the center and also the top petal, to prevent it from pointing down due to the weight.