8.15.2017

Patina Poncho - a Free Crochet Pattern

Patina Poncho free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Today I have a free crochet pattern for you dear readers! This is Patina Poncho, an easy crochet pattern for women. I'd say it's for beginners, but not quite. It is made in a soft Pima cotton, so it has a really nice feel to it without being super warm.

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Patina Poncho free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

 This women's poncho is crocheted as a long rectangle, about 18 inches x 52 inches (or 45.5 cm x 132 cm). It begins on the bottom long edge, and works up from there. There is very little finishing to do. It is not edged. The only finishing is one small seam at one shoulder, which you can leave out if you prefer and just wear as a wrap with a shawl pin to close it.

Patina Poncho free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Patina Poncho
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Easy

Finished Measurements About 18 inches x 52 inches or 45.5 cm x 132 cm.

Yarn

I used Berroco Pure Pima (100% Pima Cotton; 115 yds or 106 m; 1.75 oz or 50 g; Weight 3/light): 7 skeins #2203 Oyster, 1 skein #2230 Mellow Rose, 2 skeins #2217 Limelight, but this yarn has been discontinued.

Recommended substitutes


Crochet Hook H/8 (or 5 mm) and I/9 or (5.5 mm) hooks. Adjust hook size(s) if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 6 patt reps and 12 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in Wattle stitch.


Note
To change colors, fasten off at end of last row before color change. With new color on hook, join with sl st in first ch sp, continue with instructions for Row 2, which are repeated for pattern.

Wattle Stitch
With off-white yarn and smaller hook, ch 254.

Row 1(RS) With larger hook (Sc, ch 1, dc) in 2nd ch from hook (one patt rep made), *sk 2 chs, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, repeat from * across, turn – 85 patt reps.
Row 2 Ch 1, sk first st, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp**, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending at **, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for patt.

Wrap
Beginning with Row 1, work in pattern 4 rows of off-white..
Work 2 rows in red/pink.
Work 2 rows in off-white.
Work 12 rows in green.
Work 2 rows in off-white.
Work 2 rows in red/pink.
Work 34 rows in off-white. Fasten off.

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Finishing

Fold wrap in half with RS together, lining up short edges. Begin at both edges, working toward fold, count 15 patt reps along top edge (the edge without the stripes). With off-white on hook, join with sl st through ch sps of 15th patt reps of both thicknesses. Working through both thicknesses, sl st in each set of ch sps and sts, working across 10 patt reps. This will make a seam along one shoulder. Weave in ends. Turn wrap RS out.

Patina Poncho free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Leave a comment with your thoughts! I'd love to know what you think of this design. What colors will you make it in? Who will you make it for?

Looking for other poncho/wrap/shawl crochet patterns? Find some of my others by clicking the links below:

Willow Creek Wrap - Just $3 on Ravelry!

Twinkle Shawl - Pattern available from Interweave

Shifting Shawl - Pattern available from Interweave

Rosalie Wrap - Tunisian pattern available from Interweave


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Happy stitching!
April

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8.08.2017

How to Fix Broken Yarn When Spinning - It's Easy!

How to fix broken yarn when spinning, a tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

So you're spinning along, enjoying the relaxing rhythm of your work, when your yarn unexpectedly breaks! Maybe you over-drafted (my usual problem) or maybe your yarn wasn't twisted enough and just fell apart. What now?!

No worries friends. It is easily fixed. I have made a short video to show you how it's done. Enjoy!


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April