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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flower Motif Ponchette - Free Pattern

I designed this poncho for Hobby Lobby a few years ago for one of their free "Tear Sheets". Yarn companies give away free patterns hoping you'll buy their yarn. I am no longer doing designs for HL, but they used to send me huge boxes of yarn and told me to make whatever I wanted to with it. That was so much fun!


Of course, I'd send them a swatch and sketch of each design for their approval. They do have beautiful yarn, so if you've never seen their yarn you really need to go check it out. They have every kind of yarn you can think of! (as well as other popular brands)



A member of Ravelry pointed out that the link for the free pattern is no longer working on the Hobby Lobby website, so I'm posting it here. Hope you enjoy making it! If you're looking for a quick and easy open stitch poncho your search is over!. Just 4 large motifs makes a small ponchette, but you could easily add more motifs if you want a larger poncho. Using a smaller hook and smaller wt. yarn will result in a poncho that will fit a child. If that's what you want, go for it!



Flower Motif Poncho
Original Design by Mary Jane Hall
One size fits most
Skill Level - Intermediate

Only 4 motifs are made joined together for this poncho that can be worn 2 different ways

Materials
Yarn Bee Yarn: 2 skeins -Highland Thistle in Tartan # 265 or any other # 6 Super Bulky yarn
Crochet hook size N (change to size P hook if your gauge does not match)
Yarn Needle

Gauge
1 Flower motif square = 13" x 13"
1 petal = 3" tall x 4" wide (2 dc, 2 tc, 3 dtr, 2 tr, & 2 dc)
8 sc in circle of round 1 = 2" in diameter

Special Stitch - 3 Loop Clover St - (ch 7, sl st in 1st ch of the ch 7 you just made, catching both lps) 3 times: Youll have 3 ch 7 lps

Instructions for Motif - Make 4
Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp, 7 sc in ring, join to 1st sc  (8 sc)
Rnd 2: * Ch 5, sk 1st st, 1 sc in next st; rep from * around, ending with sl st in 1st sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in same sp as sl st, in each ch 5 lp work (2 dc, 2 tr, 3 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc) Sc in sc of previous rnd; rep from * around, sl st to sc (4 petals)
Rnd 4: Sl st over to middle st (dtr) * (ch 7, sl st in 1st ch of the ch 7 you just made, catching both lps) 3 times. Clover st made. Sl st in next dtr, sl st 3 sts over to top of last tr on petal, ch 7, sl st over to 2nd dc on next petal, sl st 3 sts over to middle st (dtr) of petal, Rep from * around, end with sl st to 2nd dc on last petal. End off yarn.
Rnd 5: Attach yarn to any ch 7 lp between petals. * Ch 5, sl st into 1st ch 7 lp of Clover St, ch 5, sl st in 2nd lp of Clover St, ch 5, sl st in 3rd lp of Clover St, ch 5, sl st in ch 7 lp between petals; rep from * around, ending with sl st to 1st sl st at beg. of rnd. End off.

Sew Motifs together with yarn and yarn needle in the following manner:


 
Chain Link Edging
Attach yarn to center point at front or back of poncho (middle ch 7 lp of clover)
* Ch 5, Sl st in center st of next ch 5 (between clover leafs) ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp of clover, ch 5, sl st in middle ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in ch 7 lp between petals, ch 5, sl st in middle ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp (of clover st) ch 5, sl st in center of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in seam, ch 5,  sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in ch 7 lp of next clover leaf, ch 5, sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp that is on previous rnd, ch 5,  sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp (clover leaf) ch 5, sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next seam, ch 5, sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp (clover leaf) ch 5, sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in ch 7 lp that is on previous rnd, ch 5, sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp, (clover leaf) ch 5, sl st in center ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sl st in next ch 7 lp (middle leaf of 3 leaf clover). Rep from * around to other point.
Next rnd: Sl st over to center of 1st ch 5 lp on previous rnd, * ch 6, sl st to next ch 5 lp; rep from * around entire edge, ending with sl st to 1st sl st on rnd.



Optional - add fringe if desired or add more motif's for a larger poncho!
Finishing - Weave in all loose ends with yarn needle
Block poncho if needed with steam iron . Make sure you have a protective fabric over poncho before steaming.

The cream color Ponchette was made by a Ravelry member (© Mermaiden) and I love the color.

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your amazing gift with us, MaryJane. God bless you!

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  2. Thank you for the pattern !
    Do you have a chart ? Kisses

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  3. No, I'm so sorry. I don't have a chart. I'm assuming you mean a stitch pattern chart.

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  4. No, I'm so sorry. I don't have a chart. I'm assuming you mean a stitch pattern chart.

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  5. I am having trouble understanding how to put the motifs together...can you help

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    1. These only thing I know to say it to look at the picture. I don't know how I can tell you without being there to show you. Is there someone there, a friend or family member that can help?

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    2. If you look at the the diagram it shows that there are only 4 large motifs. 1 in the front, and 1 in the back and the other 2 hang off the shoulders. The diagram shows you that the 2 motifs for the shoulders are folded and attached to the front and back motif.

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    3. If you look at the the diagram it shows that there are only 4 large motifs. 1 in the front, and 1 in the back and the other 2 hang off the shoulders. The diagram shows you that the 2 motifs for the shoulders are folded and attached to the front and back motif.

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    4. These only thing I know to say it to look at the picture. I don't know how I can tell you without being there to show you. Is there someone there, a friend or family member that can help?

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