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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

RAR PONCHO CAL: PART 1

TRADITIONAL GRANNY SQUARE (make 10)


 
PATTERN TERMS:    US



YARN:  Elle Charity Chunky (12 ply).   Stylecraft Special Chunky is an excellent quality / great value alternative yarn.

HOOK SIZE:  5.50mm (I/9 US or 5
CANADIAN) 

SQUARE SIZE:   The Layout Measurement of 15cm x 15cm (5.9 inches x 5.9 inches) for this square is based on the above yarn and hook size.  This measurement is also based on the Designer’s tension.   You may need to adjust your hook size up if you hook tightly or down if you hook loosely
 

NOTE:  The size of your square will depend on your choice of yarn thickness and hook size.   Should you choose to work exactly according to the RAINBOWS AFTER THE RAIN PONCHO layout, simply repeat the final round of the pattern until the square measures 15cm x 15cm .  Gauge is not too important with this poncho. Yarn thicknesses vary somewhat from brand to brand as do the tensions of individual crocheters.  The most important thing is that your tension remains even throughout the poncho.
  
COLOURWAY:   Each crocheter may choose his / her own colour layout - colour changes / breaks are suggestions only.


SQUARES are worked in the round with Right Side Facing throughout.


IMPORTANT:  Read through pattern before starting to crochet. 

 
Foundation:  Start with a magic ring; alternatively crochet 3ch;   sl st into 3rd chain from hook to form a circle


Round 1:   5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch),  (3dc into ring, 2ch) 3 times;  2dc into ring;   sl st into 3rd of beginning 5ch to close.  
 

Stitch Count:  3dc each side and 2ch in each corner. 


Round 2:   sl st into 2ch space;    3ch (counts as 1dc);  (2dc, 2ch, 3dc) into 2ch space;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space) x3;    sl st into 3rd of beginning 3ch to close row.    Break off yarn.
 

Stitch Count:  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) in each corner.


Round 3:  Join yarn with a sl st in space between 3dc groups;   3ch (counts as 1dc) or crochet a standing dc,   2dc into same space;   *(3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into corner 2ch;   3dc into space between 3dc groups* Repeat *to* twice more;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into corner 2ch, sl st into 3rd of beginning 3ch to close row.   Break off yarn.
 

Stitch Count:  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) in each corner and 1 x 3dc grouping each side.


Round 4:  Join yarn with a sl st in space between 3dc groupings before any corner 3dc.  3ch (counts as 1dc) or crochet a standing dc,  2dc into same space;  *(3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into corner 2ch;   3dc into each space between 3dc groups to corner*  repeat from *to* twice more, (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into corner 2ch, 3dc into space between 3dc groupings;  sl st into 3rd of beginning 3ch to close row.    Break off yarn.
 

Stitch count:  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) in each corner and 6dc (2 x 3dc groupings) each side.



Round 5:   Join yarn with a sl st in space between 3dc groupings before any corner 3dc;   3ch (counts as 1dc ) or crochet a standing dc,   2dc into same space;   *(3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into corner 2ch;   3dc into each space between 3dc groups to next corner* Repeat *to* twice more;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into corner 2ch;   3dc into each space between 3dc groups to start 3dc group, sl st into 3rd of beginning 3ch to close row.     Break off yarn.
 

Stitch count:  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) in each corner and 9dc (3 x 3dc groupings) each side.


Round 6:  Join yarn with a sl st in space between 3dc groupings before any corner 3dc;   2ch (counts as 1hdc) or crochet a standing hdc,   2hdc into same space;   *(3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc) into corner 2ch;   3hdc into each space between 3dc groups to next corner* Repeat *to* twice more;   (3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc) into corner 2ch;   3hdc into each space between 3dc groups to beginning 3ch,  sl st into 2nd of beginning 2ch to close row.     Break off yarn.

Stitch count:  (3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc) in each corner and 12hdc (4 x 3hdc groupings) each side.



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