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Crocheted Baby Clouds Poncho

CROCHETED BABY CLOUDS PONCHO
Design by Mary Jane Protus

SUPPLIES (available from Michaels, The Arts and Crafts Store):

Red Heart® Baby CloudsTM, Art. E710
(6 ounce/140 yard solid; 4.5 ounce/105 yard multi skein):

  • 6 ounces No. 9311 Cloud (CA)
  • 4.5 ounces No. 9351 Tutti-Frutti (CB)
  • 3.5 ounces No. 9322 Creamsicle (CC)
  • Crochet Hook: 10mm [US N-15]
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
mm = millimeters
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

INSTRUCTIONS

Directions are for size Small (2-3 years); changes for size Large (4-6 years) are in parentheses.

Gauge: 7 sts = 4"; Rows 1-7 = 5" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

To Change Color in sc: Work to one st before required color change, draw up a lp in next st, drop color in use; with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.

To Change Color in dc: Work to one st before required color change, yo and draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through 2 lps, drop color in use; with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.

Poncho (Make 2 pieces alike): With CA, ch 42.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across changing to CB in last st; turn—41 sc.
Row 2: With CB, ch 3, skip first sc; [yo and draw up a lp] 3 times all in next sc, yo and draw through 6 lps, yo and draw through 2 lps— puff st made; * ch 1, skip next sc, puff st in next sc; rep from* to last sc; dc in last sc changing to CA; turn.
Row 3: With CA, ch 1, sc in dc, sc in puff st, * sc in ch-1 sp, sc in puff st; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3 changing to CC; turn.
Row 4: With CC, ch 2, skip first sc, hdc in next sc and in each sc across changing to CA in last sc; turn.
Row 5: With CA, ch 1, sc in each hdc across and in top of ch-2 changing to CB in last sc; turn.
Row 6: With CB, rep Row 2.
Row 7: With CA, rep Row 3.
Rep Rows 4-7 two (three) more times. Fasten off. Piece should measure approximately 23 1/2" x 10 1/2" (13").

Finishing: Sew short side of first piece to long edge of second piece following diagram below. Then sew short side of second piece to long edge of first piece.

Lower Edging:
Rnd 1:
With right side facing, attach CC in a corner; ch 1, * (sc, ch 1, sc) all in corner, work sc evenly to next corner; rep from * around; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, attach CA in ch-1 sp at corner; ch 1, ** (sc, ch 3, sc) all in corner, ch 3, skip next sc, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc; rep from * to next corner ch-1 sp; rep from ** around; join. Fasten off.

Neck Edging: With right side facing, attach CC at shoulder area; ch 1, sc evenly around neck working a decrease over each seam area (to decrease: draw up a lp on each side of the seam, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook); join to first sc. Fasten off.

Tie: With CA, ch 100 (120). Fasten off. Weave through sc of Neck Edging. Make a knot at each end of tie.

 


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