Crocheted Poncho From Scrap Yarn


Most crocheters have small balls of yarn left over from other projects.  This poncho pattern gives you an easy way to use this leftover yarn creatively. You will need approximately 40 oz. of yarn total and a size J crochet hook.  I used a full skein of black yarn and added it in periodically to tie the other colors together.  I am working on a poncho now using denim blue as my “tie-together” color.

Gauge:  3 tr equals 1” and 1 row equals 5/8” 

Body: (make 2)

Loosely chain 70 (My starting chains are usually too tight so I go up one size hook just for the starting chain.)

Row 1: With size J crochet hook, Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch to end (66 tr counting ch 4 at beg as 1 tr). Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: Sk first tr, tr in next tr and in each tr to end (66 tr). Ch 4, turn.

Repeat row 2 and work until rectangle measures 37” long.  Finish off piece and weave in ends. Make a second piece in the same way. Both rectangles should measure 22” X 37”.

Finishing:

Join the two pieces together following the diagram. After the pieces are joined, crochet one row around the outside edge and one row around the neck edge. On the outside edge, join the yarn at the right-hand corner of one long edge, *work 1 tr in each tr and 2 tr in each row to the corner; work 2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr in corner; rep from * around and join with sl st. Fasten off.

For neck edge, work 2 tr in each row around, decreasing 1 tr  at front and back points. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.


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