Open Shells Pon­cho

Crochet World - - Touch Of Style - De­sign by Lori Baker

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated. When weav­ing in the be­gin­ning tail, use it to sew small open­ing at neck to­gether.

SPECIAL STITCHES Be­gin­ning shell (beg shell):

(Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first st.

Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st in­di­cated.

First foun­da­tion sin­gle cro­chet (first foun­da­tion sc):

Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A—ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through both lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tions B and C—sc com­pleted). A Next foun­da­tion sin­gle cro­chet (next foun­da­tion sc): [Insert hook in last ch-1 made

(see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook B (see il­lus­tra­tion B—ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through both lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tions C and D—sc com­pleted)] as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. C

PON­CHO

Rnd 1: Leav­ing a long tail (see Pat­tern Notes), first foun­da­tion sc (see Special Stitches), next foun­da­tion sc (see Special Stitches) 55 (62, 69) times, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first sc. [56 (63, 70) sc] Rnd 2: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each st around, join in first st. Rep rnd 2 un­til piece mea­sures 6 (8, 10) inches.

BODY

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in each st around, join in first st.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, work 2 dc in each rem st around, join in first st. [112 (126, 140) dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3, work 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. [168 (189, 210) dc]

SIZE SMALL/MEDIUM ONLY

Rnd 4: Beg shell (see Special

Stitches) in first st, sk next 3 sts, * shell (see Special Stitches) in next st, sk next 3 sts, rep from * around, join in first st. [42 shells]

SIZES LARGE/X-LARGE & 2X-LARGE/3X-LARGE ONLY

Rnd (4): Beg shell (see Special Stitches) in first st, sk next 3 sts,

shell (see Special Stitches) in next st, *sk next 3 sts, shell in next st, rep from * around to last (4, 1) st(s), sk last (4, 1) st(s), join in first st. [(47, 53) shells]

ALL SIZES

Rnd 5: Sl st across to first ch-2 sp, beg shell in same sp, shell in each rem ch-2 sp around, join in first st.

Rnds 6–22: Rep rnd 5. Rnd 23: Sl st across to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, work 8 more dc in same sp, work 9 dc in each rem ch-2 sp around, join in first st. Fas­ten off. [378 (423, 477) dc]

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