Crochet Girl’s Flower Poncho





Instructions are for Child’s Small Size (2-4). Changes for Medium (6-8) and Large (10-12) are in parentheses.

Materials:
4 ply worsted weight yarn (2 oz skein), 5(6-7) MC and several
yards each of 6 colors.
crochet hook Size H or size to give gauge.

Check Your Gauge! 2 rnds to 1″; 4 dc to 1″.
Square is 10(12-14)”

FLOWER PONCHO

SQUARE (Make 4): With MC, ch 3, join with si st to first ch to form ring. All rnds are worked from right side.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 2, join with si st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp to right of joining, * dc in each of next 3 dc; 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp for corner; rep from * twice, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in same sp with ch-3, ch 2, join this and all rnds as Rnd 1.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp to right of joining, * dc in next 7 dc; 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next corner sp; rep from * twice, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in same sp with ch-3, ch 2, join.





Continue in this way working corners as before and having 4 dc more between corners in every rnd, until there are 10 (12-14) rnds from beg — 39 (47-55) dc between corners. Fasten off.

To Assemble: Following diagram for placement of squares, hold right sides tog, overcast squares taking up back lps only of sts and matching st for st.

BORDER — Lower Edge: Join MC on outside edge at joining of 2 squares.
Rnd 1: * Through back lps only, work dc in each dc, dc in 1 ch of each ch-2 sp on straight edge, 1 dc at each joining to ch-2 sp at point, in ch-2 sp work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc; rep from * around. Join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, through both lps, dc in each dc, in ch-2 sp at points work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Join, fasten off.

NECK BORDER: Following diagram, fold poncho forming V neck. Join MC at top of shoulder. Rnd 1: Ch 3, * working through back lps, dc in each dc to within 1 dc of first ch-2 sp, yo, draw up a lp in next dc, yo and through 2 lps on hook, yo, draw up a lp in first ch of ch-2, yo and through 2 lps, yo, draw up a lp in next (center) ch-2 sp, work off 2 lps, yo, draw up a lp in next ch of ch-2, work off 2 lps, yo, draw up lp in next dc, yo and through 6 lps on hook, ch 1 (center front or back); rep from * once, dc in each dc to end. Join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, * through both lps dc in each dc to within 2 sts of center ch-1, work center decrease over 5 sts as before; rep from * once, dc in each dc to end. Join and fasten off.

FLOWERS (Make 4): With desired color, ch 20. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring. All rnds are worked from right side.
Rnd 1: Ch 3(counts as first dc), work 39 dc in ring, join (40 dc).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc. Join. Cut color 1, draw Color 2 through lp on hook.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st with joining, *[3 dc in next dc] twice, [sc in next dc] twice; rep from * around.
Join with sl st to first sc (10 petals). Fasten off. Sew 1 flower to center of each square.

FRINGE: Cut strands of MC 12″ long – using 4 strands, fringe every 4th st on outside edge.





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  1. iceah April 22, 2009
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