Verity Poncho

Dec 23, 2005
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by Angela Ho for Entwined Designs

Introduction

Verity PonchoA quick and easy poncho that is anything but boring. It's named it Verity because of the "V" created by the shell pattern when it's seamed, and we think the simplicity of the pattern may just reveal some truths to you as you relax into crocheting it. Classic in any colour, Verity's sleek, graphic lines lend this poncho an urban edge. Unseamed and longer, it would make a lovely wrap or shawl. This pattern of diagonally stacked shells needs to be blocked to show off its beauty; I chose to wet-block and stretch it out with my blocking wires.

Materials List

  • Paton’s Classic Merino (223 yds / 205m per 3.5 oz / 100g), Colour 00230, 3(4, 4) balls
  • Hook size (J/10 – 6mm)

Finished Size

Adult S(M, L) for 43" (49", 56") around bust and arms.

Gauge

Chain 22 stitches and work in pattern for 8 rows. Your work should measure approximately 5.75" / 14.5 cm wide and 4" / 10 cm to the top of a shell in the last row.

Notes

US pattern notations used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

The Pattern

Chain 62 stitches loosely (all sizes)

Foundation row: Sc in second ch from hook, *ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch*, repeat between ** to end of row. Turn work.

Pattern row 1: Ch 2, 2dc in first sc (this makes a half shell), 1 sc under first ch-5 loop, *ch5, sc under next ch-5 loop, 5 dc in next sc (shell), 1 sc under next ch-5 loop*, repeat between ** ending the row ch 5, sc in last sc. Ch 2, turn work.

Row 2: Half shell in first sc, 1 sc under next ch-5 loop, *ch 5, 1 sc in third dc of next shell, shell in next sc, 1 sc under next ch-5 loop*, repeat between **s ending with 1 sc in top of turning chain. Ch 6, turn work.

Row 3: 1 sc under first ch-5 loop, *shell in next sc, 1 sc in third dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc under next ch-5 loop*, repeat between **s ending with shell in last sc, 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 6, turn work.

Row 4: 1 sc in center of next shell, *shell in next sc, 1 sc under next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in third dc of next shell*, repeat between **s ending with 1 sc in third dc of last shell, shell in next sc, 1 sc into the 3 rd ch of the ch-6 turning loop. Ch 2, turn work.

Row 5: Half shell in first sc. 1 sc in third dc of next shell, *ch 5, 1 sc under next ch-5 loop, shell in next sc, 1 sc in third dc of next shell*, repeat between **s ending with ch 5, 1 sc into 3 rd chain of ch-6 turning loop. Ch 2, turn work.

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have worked 83 (91,99) rows in pattern ending with a ch5, and turning your work. (End of Row 3) Work modified row 4 instructions (see below) to get a straight edge across the top of your work.

Modified row 4 instructions: 1 Sc in third dc of next shell *dc, hdc, dc into next sc, ch 3 loosely, sc in third dc of next shell*, repeat between **s across row ending with 1 sc in third dc of last shell, dc, hdc, dc in last sc, ch 3 loosely and sc into 3 rd chain of ch-6 turning loop.

Fasten off.

Block severely.

Lay your work flat so that the diagonals are aligned this way (see diagram). Point E is the same distance in from point A as the distance between B and D (put another way, AE = BD).

schematic

Fold work so that points A and D meet and Points B and E meet. Sew the seem between points A and E neatly together.

Finish your work by single crocheting around the neckline and the bottom edge.


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Comments

Mackenzie4 wrote
on Sep 25, 2007 5:29 PM

It looks very good.

DonnaMaeT wrote
on Jun 19, 2009 6:11 PM

This looks great, and I can't wait to stitch this one for my daughter!! Thanks for the pattern!