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Crochet lace poncho

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Yarn - Bernat Softee Baby / light 3 / Net Weight - 120 g / 310 yds (283m) / 2 balls needed
Yarn for the edge - Red Heart - Shimmer / Medium 4 / Net Weight - 100 g / 280 yds (256 m) / less than 1 ball needed
Hook - G/6 4.25mm or other crochet hook needed for the gauge
Hook for the neck edge - F (3.75 mm)
Gauge - One motif is about 7 inches x 7 inches
Top Size - S/M
Complexity - Intermediate/Advanced beginner

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Poncho crochet pattern – women’s lace motifs top
Step-by-step crochet instructions
To make the poncho, crochet 14 motifs and join them together as you work the 16th round. In addition, crochet three small triangles and join two of them between the very bottom motifs and one triangle between two top motifs for the back part only.
Step 1
Motif
Make 6 chs and join it into a ring with the slip stitch.
1st round – ch2, sc7 into the ring plus sl.st.1 into the 2nd ch. from the starting point
Step 2
Begin working in continuous rounds
2nd round – [ch2, sk1, sc3 into 1 ch] x 4
3rd round – [ch3, sc1 under ch, sc3 (above sc3 of the prev. round)] x 4
4th round – [ch4, sc1 under ch, sc4 (above sc4 of the prev. round)] x 4
Step 3
Decrease one chain from the left side of each petal and increase 2 chs from the right one
5th round – [ch5, sc2 under chs, sc4 (above first 4 single crochets of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
6th round – [ch6, sc2 under chs, sc5 (above sc5 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
7th round – [ch7, sc2 under chs, sc6 (above sc6 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
8th round – [ch8, sc2 under chs, sc7 (above sc7 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
9th round – [ch4, dc1 under ch, ch4, sc2 under chs, sc8 (above sc8 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
10th round – [ch5, (sc1, ch3, sc1) above dc of the prev. round, ch5, sc2 under chs, sc9 (above sc9 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
11th round – [ch5, sc3 into the arch of 3chs, ch5, sc2 under chs, sc10 (above sc10 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
12th round – [ch5, sc1 under ch, sc3 above sc3 of the prev. round, sc1 under ch, ch5, sc2 under chs, sc11 (above sc11 of the prev. round), sk1] x 4
13th round – [ch5, sc1 under middle ch of an arch of 5 chs, ch5, sc1 into 3rd ch of the sc5 of the prev. round, ch5, sc1 into the arch of 5chs, ch5, sk2 single crochets, sc10] x 4
14th round – [(ch5, sc1 into an arch of 5chs) x 4, ch5, sk2 single crochets, sc7] x 4
15th round – [(ch5, sc1 into an arch of 5chs) x 3, (ch5, sc1) x 2 into same arch, ch5, sc1 into an arch, ch5, sk2 single crochets, sc4] x 4
16th round – [(ch5, sc1 into an arch of 5chs) x 4, ch9, (sc1 into an arch, ch5) x 3, sk2 single crochets, sc1] x 4
Cut the yarn and secure it from the wrong side of the motif.
Step 4
Join motifs
Second and all other motifs crochet as first one, joining motifs as you work the 16th round.
To join two motifs from one side (16th round) - (ch5, sc1 into an arch of 5chs) x 4, ch4, sc1 into the first motif (middle ch of an arch of 9chs), ch4, (sc1 into an arch {2nd motif}, ch2, sc1 into an arch {1st motif}, ch2) x 3, sk2 single crochets {2nd motif}, sc1 {2nd motif}), (ch2, sc1 into an arch {1st motif}, ch2, sc1 into an arch {2nd motif}) x 4, ch4, sc1 into an arch {1st motif}, ch4, (sc1 into an arch, ch5) x 3, sk2 single crochets, sc1, [(ch5, sc1 into an arch of 5chs) x 4, ch9, (sc1 into an arch, ch5) x 3, sk2 single crochets, sc1] x 2
If you need to join motifs from 2 or more sides, continue working (sc1 into an arch, ch2) after last ch4.
Step 5
Triangles
Make a foundation chain of 36 chs.
1st row (right side) – insert a hook into 11th ch from your hook, sc1, [ch5, sk5, sc1] x 3, ch3, trc1 into last ch + RC5
2nd row (wrong side) – sc1 into an arch, (ch5, sc1 into an arch) x 2, ch2, trc1 into 3rd ch + RC5
3rd row – sc1 into an arch, ch5, sc1 into an arch, ch2, trc1 into 3rd ch + RC5
4th row – sc1 into an arch, ch2, trc1 into 3rd ch + RC4
Join two triangles between bottom motifs for the front and back parts and one triangle between top two motifs for the back part only.
After you make last 4 chs, work sc1 into a sc st between arches of 9 chs. Then make 4 chs and work sc1 into an arch of the triangle. Continue joining the triangle with a motif as usual (ch2, sc1 into an arch) as you joint motifs.
Step 6
Bottom edge
Attach a thicker yarn, [ch5, sl.st.1 into the 1st ch of the 5 chs, sl.st.1 under the same arch, ch3, sl.st.1 into a following arch] to end
Neck edge
Work the neck edge as the bottom one, but use a smaller size crochet hook.

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Abbreviations
ch – chain
prev. – previous
RC – returning chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip a chain or single crochet stitch
sl.st. – slip stitch
trc – triple crochet

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Crochet poncho - women's lace motifs top crochet pattern

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Comments

Hi Sana,

Hi Sana,
Each motif of mine are 8 inches by 8 inches. How many motifs should I make for a small size poncho? Thanks

Hi saip,

Hi saip,
If your motifs are bigger than mine, your poncho will be longer. You still need to work the same number of motifs for the poncho. The only thing I would recommend to adjust is step 5 (triangle). I would suggest to make it bigger/longer accordingly. Happy crochet!

Thanks for the reply Sana,

Thanks for the reply Sana, but since I don't want my poncho to be longer and bigger, can i decrease the number of motifs to keep the size of poncho same as yours? With each motif being 8'' by 8'' if i do 14 motifs, my poncho would be very big in size for me....please help. Thanks

Hi saip,

Hi saip,
If your poncho will be longer than mine, that doesn't mean, it will be big on you. However, you know better what you want. To get the same size poncho as mine, it is necessary to adjust your gauge by using a thinner yarn or smaller size crochet hook. You still need to work the 14 motifs. Happy crochet!

Love this poncho! Reminds me

Love this poncho! Reminds me of pinwheels; soooooo am going to make it like the ones I just gave my grandkids to play with in the wind. Different colors for each one would be different. Also thinking of blues - different hues - or even doing it in autumnal colors-brown, orange, red, yellows, greens. Oh, just had an idea....peppermints in red and white!

Thank you for the comment,

Thank you for the comment, Teresa Loerts. I also think that it would be a great idea to crochet motifs in different colors. Blessings

Looking for directions

Looking for directions/instructions on how to join the motifs from front to back.. I've completed my 7 motiifs for the front, where do I attaché the 8th and remaining motiifs to the pattern to complete the backside? Do I make 7 motiifs as I did for the front side then attach?

Hi Jettiemax,

Hi Jettiemax,
Thank you for the good question. I joined my 8th motif with my 5th motif from one side (watch the video starting from about 29:17). Then my 9th motif I joined with my 8th and 7th motifs and so on. Happy crocheting!

Hi Sana, thank you for

Hi Sana, thank you for answering my last question, my poncho is coming along quite nicely. Your written instructions in your email was helpful attaching motif 8 & 9. I did re-watch the video at 29:17 minutes but unfortunately since I am not an experienced crocheter I have additional questions as your pattern still remains unclear. Please explain in detail where I now attach motif #10 to? #11 to? #12 to? #13 to? & #14 to? in proper order. Looking at your written pattern numbered 1 through 7 does not explain to me the order of 8 through 14. Thank you for your time in answering both my emails.

Hi Jettiemax,

Hi Jettiemax,
Your back part motifs should be joined like a mirror reflection to the front part motifs. I would suggest to put your front part motifs the wrong side facing to you. Then bend the 8th and 9th motifs (back part motifs) the right side facing to you, they should be above 5th and 7th motifs of the front part. I think that way it will be easier to see in which order the motifs should be joined. Then continue joining motifs that your 10th, 11th, 12th motifs will be above 2nd, 4th, and 6th motifs. Your 13th and 14th motifs should be above 1st and 3rd motifs.