EASY PONCHO

Pop on Becki Schooley’s stun­ning wool and al­paca mix poncho, for an in­stant ex­tra layer of warmth

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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!

NOTES

The Poncho is made up from a rec­tan­gle, which is folded and joined at the shoul­der.

PONCHO

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.

TO FINISH

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

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