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I think it’s safe to say that the weather is warming up in most parts of the country. (Sorry to those of you still dealing with the cold!) I’ve been in full spring mode for a while now, but to those are you who are just now pulling out your lightweight yarns, I’ve got the perfect project for you to start with!
The Bindi Poncho is my newest free crochet pattern and it is going to be a new spring staple! I used the Vidalana Ambient Sock yarn in the colorway Robin’s Promise for my Bindi Poncho. This yarn is a fingering weight yarn in gorgeous hues of blue. I worked up the size M/L and it took 4 skeins of this yarn.
The Bindi Poncho is going to be our Spring 2019 Crochet Along! We will start the CAL on April 1st and it will run the entire month. It will be taking place in my Two Brothers Blankets Crochet Community group. If you would like to participate please go ahead and join the group! There will be opportunities to share your progress, ask questions, and win prizes!
Bindi Poncho Crochet Pattern
1100-2000 yards fingering weight (#1) yarn
F/5(3.75mm) crochet hook
See below for gauge pattern.
Sizing & Yardage
XS/S- 28-34” bust 1120- 1200 yards
M/L- 36-42” bust 1600- 1900 yards
XL/2X- 44-50” bust 1900- 2000 yards
Pattern is worked in multiples of 12 + 3.
Starting chain counts as the first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern.
You will make 2 rectangles and sew them together to create the poncho.
Pattern is written in the smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. Final stitch count for all sizes will be in parentheses at the end of each row.
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/h0L7xBNBaRQ
Joining video tutorial: https://youtu.be/PBsuB4NHFvQ
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
dc3tog- double crochet 3 together
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each st across. (25)
Row 2: ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch 2), turn, skip 2, 1 dc in next, skip 2, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next, skip 2 sts, dc in next, [ch 2, skip 2, dc in next] twice, skip 2 (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, skip 2, dc in next, ch 2, skip 2, dc in last. (13 dc)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn, *skip ch-2 space, 3 dc in next dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next, ch 1, dc in next dc*, repeat across. (21 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, *dc3tog, (ch 4, dc3tog) twice, dc in next st*, repeat across. (9 sts- does not count chs)
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next st, 4 dc in ch-4 space, 1 dc in next st, 4 dc in ch-4 space, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in ch-4 space, 1 dc in next st, 4 dc in ch-4 space, 1 dc in last 2 sts. (25 dc)
Repeat rows 2-5 one more time.
You should have a 5” x 4.5” rectangle.
Rectangle (Make 2)
Ch 147 (159, 183)
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. (145, 157, 181 dc)
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch 2), turn, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, *skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next, skip 2 sts, dc in next, [ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in next] twice*, repeat from * across to last 9 sts, skip 2, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, skip 2, dc in next, skip 2, ch 2, dc in last. (73, 79, 91 dc)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), turn, skip ch-2 space, *3 dc in next dc, [skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1*, repeat across to last 3dc worked, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 5. (121, 131, 151 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, *dc3tog, (ch 4, dc3tog) twice, dc in next st*, repeat from * across. (49, 52, 61 sts)
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next st, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, 1 dc in next st, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, *1 dc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, 1 dc in next, 4 dc in ch-4 space*, repeat across, 1 dc in last 2 sts. (145, 157, 181 dc)
Repeat rows 2-5 (10, 11, 12) more times or to desired length.
Ch 1, turn, sc evenly around entire rectangle.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block before sewing if you are going to block your project.
Lay your rectangles with one directly on top of each other.
Sew each side of the top of the rectangles together, leaving 10-12” unsewn in the middle for your head to go through.
Optional: Sew the sides of the rectangles together from the bottom up, leaving an 8-10” hole at the top of each side for your arms to go through.
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