I made this poncho last year...or was it the year before last? I can't remember.
I posted it on Ravelry a few months ago and somehow forgot to blog about it.
I love the light airy feel when wearing it. I think I'll dig it out and wear it to work this week.
This is a quick and easy project. It is extremely stretchy and the one in the photo has not been blocked.
You can download the pattern here or just use the instructions below
Size K crochet hook
Lace or fingering weight yarn (cotton for the warm season)
Crochet very loosely.
It is a little uncomfortable using a larger hook with smaller weight yarn, but it is necessary to create the openwork design. Scroll up to see close-up showing the stitch.
Crochet in the back loops
Ch 25 (29)
Working in the back loop
Row 1: Sc in 2nd st from hook. Sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired width to fit around your body. I stopped after 50 rows.
Finish off leaving about 12 inches of tail for sewing.
Fold the piece in half. Using the tail, begin to whipstitch the top of the piece (not the side edges).
Sew for approximately 4 or 5 inches. Finish off.
Weave all ends. The piece may appear small, but the texture is extremely stretchy (the poncho in the photo has not been blocked)
Don't worry about messing up. This pattern can be altered in so many ways. I used size 3 fashion thread for the one in the photo, but you can use any yarn you choose. I like the light weight for the warm weather.