MATERIALS: 16 ounces knitting worsted.
Aluminum crochet hook size G, or size required to crochet to gauge.
GAUGE: Large square = 4 1/2″
LARGE SQUARES: Make 20. Start at center, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 3; work 3 dc in ring, drop Ip from hook, insert hook in top of ch-3 and in dropped Ip, y o hook and pull through all Ips on hook (first cl made), ch 3; * work 4 dc in ring, drop Ip from hook, insert hook in first dc of group and in dropped Ip, y o hook and pull through (another cl made), ch 3.
Repeat from * twice more; sl st in top of first cl.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-3 sp; ch 3, in same sp work 2 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (first corner made), ch 1; * in next ch-3 sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (another corner made), ch 1. Repeat from * twice more; join to top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp. Work a first corner in same sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp (shell made), ch 1, work corner in next corner sp. Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, shell in next sp, ch 1; join.
Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and in ch-1 sp, work a first corner in same sp, * (ch 1, shell in next sp) twice; ch 1, work corner in next corner sp. Repeat from * twice more; (ch 1, shell in next sp) twice; ch 1, join.
Rnd 5: Sl st in back Ip of each st around. Break off.
SMALL SQUARES: Make 30.
Work as for large square, working first, 2nd and 5th rnds only. Break off.
ASSEMBLE: Hold 2 large squares together with wrong sides facing and join along one edge by working sl st through back Ips only. Join 5 squares in a strip, then make another strip in same manner.
Join strips to form rectangle (see diagram).
Make another rectangle. Add 15 small squares for border as shown. Join end A of first rectangle to B section of 2nd rectangle. Then join end A of 2nd rectangle to section B of first rectangle to form poncho.
Rnd 1: Starting at one corner (X on diagram), * work 7 sc along edge of next small square, sc in joining
seam. Repeat from * to next corner, ending last repeat with sc in corner. Continue along second edge in same manner.
Rnd 2: * Ch 6, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 3: Sl st to center of next Ip, * ch 6, sc in next Ip. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3. Place a marker on sc on 4th row directly above X on chart.
Rnd 5: Sl st to center of next Ip, * ch 6, sc in next Ip. Repeat from * to first marker; ch 6, sc in marked sc, ch 6, sc in next Ip (1 Ip inc at corner). Complete rnd, increasing Ip at other corner in same manner.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 3. Break off.
Fringe: Work 1 tassel in each sc and in center of each Ip on 6th rnd as follows:
Cut 2 strands of yarn 18″ long. Hold 2 strands tog and fold in half. With right side facing you, draw folded end through Ip (or sc), then draw ends through folded end and tighten.