Pop on Becki Schooley’s stunning wool and alpaca mix poncho, for an instant extra layer of warmth
This slouchy poncho starts life as a simple rectangle – just fold it in half and stitch along part of one of the open ends. What could be simpler? It will crochet up quickly too, so you could be wearing it by next week!
The Poncho is made up from a rectangle, which is folded and joined at the shoulder.
Using a 9mm hook, ch62 (72).
Row 1 Htr into third ch from hook, htr in each ch to end, turn. [60 (70) sts]
Row 2 Ch2 (does not count as st throughout), htr into bl of the first 12 sts, htr in each st to end, turn.
Row 3 Ch2, htr into first 48 (58) sts, htr into bl of next 12 sts, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until the rectangle measures 134 (162)cm.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Block the rectangle before making up the Poncho.
Referring to the diagram to the left, fold the rectangle in half along the dotted line, so that both point 1s meet and both point 2s meet. Sew the two ends together for 37 (51) cm between points 1 and points 2. Weave in any remaining ends.
Working stitches in back loops gives a ribbed effect
This variation on the poncho shape means it’s open on one side – both stylish and practical