Fall Crochet Poncho – Crochet Along

This post is sponsored by Scheepjes

crochet poncho

The wait is finally coming to an end for the most anticipated B.hooked Crochet project of the year, the Scheepjeswol Fall Poncho Crochet Along.

I have been teasing you with pictures on my social pages for months and, well my friends, the wait is finally over! I have taken extra time to craft not one but two ponchos so you have four options to customize your own poncho. Relatively new to crochet? No problem, I’ll walk you through the entire project with five detailed video tutorials.

#PonchoCAL

Since this is a rather big project, we are going to break it down into “bite-sized” pieces (five to be exact), spread over the month of November. It’s a great way to stay motivated and see it through to the end! Let’s have a look at those pieces:

Timeline

This pattern is also available in Dutch!

Fall Poncho Dutch Instructions

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Each of the steps will become available on this page based on the dates listed above. So what do you need to do now? No matter when you are finding this post, you can still jump in and participate, but for those who are crocheting along and are reading this post between Novemeber 2-8, 2015, please sign up below.

Step One: Fall 2015 Poncho Crochet-Along Sign Up

Our sponsor, Scheepjeswol, is a Dutch yarn company who provides their yarn to us folks here in the U.S. via online ordering (we’ll get to the details of that in the next step). In all honesty, I have no clue how many of you will be crocheting along with me for this project. That’s where this sign up form comes in handy. I need to give Scheepjeswol an estimate number of participants so they can prepare their yarn distributors. This sign up will remain open until November 15, 2015.

The sign up for this Crochet Along is now closed. Don’t worry if you missed it, you may still join in and work up the poncho as the pattern is revealed throughout the month of November. If you are finding this crochet along during or after it has ended, the pattern will remain available on this page indefinitely. Have fun!

Please note that Scheepjeswol Stone Washed XL is the recommended yarn for this Crochet-Along. The pattern and video tutorials were created using this yarn. If you plan to use a different yarn, the poncho sizing and overall appearance may turn out differently than the photos. 

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Now that you have signed up (thank you for that!) I will now have an idea of how many will be participating. We want to make sure there is enough yarn for everybody! The next step is my favorite, choosing your color palette. I’ve made it simple for those who need a little guidance as well as those who want to explore a bit on their own.

Step Two: Choose Your Color Palette and Order your Yarn

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL is wonderful to work with, at least in my opinion. It creates a comfortable, breathable poncho, two very important qualities when crocheting wearable projects. Before you decide to order your Stone Washed XL, have a look at my Stone Washed XL yarn review.

First Choose your color palette

Scheepjeswol Stone  Washed XL comes in 20 amazing colors. Of course you are free to choose which ever colors you want but for those who like a little more guidance, I have compiled two color palettes for you.

Color Palette Two

Harvest – This color palette consists of (from left to right) green agate (855), moonstone (841), coral (856), lemon quartz (852) and brown agate (862).

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Color Palette One

Jewel Tones – This color palette consists of (from left to right) amazonite (853), yellow jasper (849), deep amethyst (851), crystal quartz (854) and garnet (850).

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If you wish to choose your own color palette

You may browse the available colors on the Scheepjeswol Stone Washed XL web page. You will need to choose one main color and four accent colors.

When you are ready to order your yarn

Scheepjeswol is a Dutch yarn company that is available for online purchase through Deramores and Paradise Fibers, both trusted and reputable online yarn shops that I have ordered from personally on more than one occasion.

To order your yarn from Paradise Fibers, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page.

Deramores ships to several different countries. Use the following list when you are ready to order your yarn. Click the link for your country and you will be directed right to the Stone Washed XL yarn page with the currency for your country. These are not affiliate links.

If you live in the United States, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL  page when you are ready to place your order.

If you live in the United Kingdom, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page when you are ready to place your order.

If you live in Europe, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page when you are ready to place your order.

If you live in Canada, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page when you are ready to place your order.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page when you are ready to place your order.

If you live in Australia, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page when you are ready to place your order.

If you live in New Zealand, use this link to direct you to the Stone Washed XL page when you are ready to place your order.

What you should order

If you are using the harvest color palette, order:

  • 5 green agate (855)
  • 3 moonstone (841)
  • 2 coral (856)
  • 2 lemon quartz (852)
  • 3 brown agate (862)

Note: add One skein in the color of choice if you will be adding a fringe border.

If you are using the jewel tones color palette, order:

  • 5 amazonite (853)
  • 3 crystal quartz (854)
  • 2 yellow jasper (849)
  • 2 deep amethyst (851)
  • 3 garnet (850)

Note: add one skein in the color of choice if you will be adding a fringe border.

If you would like to choose your own color palette, order:

  • 5 main color
  • 3 accent color one
  • 2 accent color two
  • 2 accent color three
  • 3 accent color four

Note: add one skein in the color of choice if you will be adding a fringe border.

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If you plan to use a different yarn for your poncho

In order to maintain the proper gauge, you will need to choose a worsted (aran) weight yarn. The pattern is versatile enough that just about any yarn in this weight category will work. You may choose multiple colors like I have done for the demo ponchos, work it in a solid color or even use a variegated or self striping yarn to get a colorful effect (without all those pesky ends to weave in). The sky is the limit here, have fun with it!

You will need approximately 1,400 yards (1,280 m) of yarn for your poncho. Depending on which trim and neck options you choose, you may use slightly less than this amount.

In addition to the yarn, you will also need a few more supplies:

  • 6 mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Pattern Abbreviations

  • blo – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • sts – Stitches
  • Tc – Treble Crochet

Gauge

7 sts x 3 rows = 2″ worked in double crochet.

Pattern is written in US crochet terms.

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Has your yarn arrived yet? If so, you can see what I’ve been raving about for the last month. This stuff is amazing! Once you have squished and petted your new yarn and maybe snapped a quick photo (because it’s so  darn photogenic), now we can begin step three, choosing and crocheting our poncho neck.

Step Three: Choose your Neck Style

Neck Option 1: Turtle Neck

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions for Neck Option 1

Color A

Round 1: Ch. 68 and join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as dc) and make one dc in every chain. Join with a slst to the third chain. (68 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2. Make a fpdc in the first stitch and a bpdc in the next stitch. Continue to alternate fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the first fpdc. (68 sts)

Repeat round 2 until your turtle neck measures approximately 4.5″ long (you may adjust this number if you wish to have a shorter neck). Finish the turtle neck with a round of single crochet: Ch 1 (counts as stitch) and make one single crochet in every stitch. Join with a slst to the chain 1. Make sure that you have 68 stitches before moving on.

Written Instructions for Round 1 of the Body (shown in video tutorial)

Color A

Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2). Make two dc in the same stitch. Working in the back loops only (blo), make one dc in each of the next 16 sts. Next, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next dc. Dc in the blo of the next 16 sts. Repeat from * around. Make one last dc in the first stitch to finish up the first corner. (80 sts)

Now scroll down and/or proceed to Video #3 for the next step.

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Neck Option 2: Open Neck

 

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions for Neck Option 2

Color A

Round 1: Ch 68. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2). Make two dc in the same chain. Make one dc in each of the next 16 chains. Now make *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next chain. Dc in the next 16 chains. Repeat from * around. Make one last dc in the first chain to finish up the first corner. Join with a slst in the chain 5 gap space. (80 sts)

This instruction is also round one of the body of the poncho. You only need to follow round one above for this neck option.

Now scroll down and/or proceed to Video #3 for the next step.

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If you chose neck option two, this has been a painful wait, sorry about that! At this point, you should have your poncho necks and round one of the body complete. No matter which neck option you chose, you’ll pick up on round two of the body in this next section. This part takes a while…let’s begin!

Step Four: Crochet the Body of the Poncho

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions for poncho body

(This section begins with round 2. You should have crocheted the first round of the poncho body with your neck.)

Color A, working in the back loop only (blo)

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch space. Dc in next 20 sts. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 20. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch space. Join with slst in ch sp. (96 sts)

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch sp. dc in next 24. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. dc in next 24. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch sp. Join with slst In ch space. (112 sts)

Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch). Dc 2 in ch sp. dc in next 28.  *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. dc in next 28. Repeat from * around. Make one do in ch sp. join with slst in ch space. (128 sts)

Bind off color A.

Color B, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 5: Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (18 tc each side, 72 sts total)

Bind off color B.

Color D, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 6: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (39 sts each side, 156 sts total)

Bind off color D.

Color B, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 7: Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (21 tc each side, 84 sts total)

Bind off color B.

Color E, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 8: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around.  (45 sts each side, 180 sts total)

Bind off color E.

Color B, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 9: Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (24 tc each side, 96 sts total)

Color C, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 10: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (51 each side, 204 sts total)

Bind off color C.

Color B, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 11:  Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (27 tc each side, 108 sts total)

Bind off color B.

Color A, do NOT work in the back loop only 

Round 12: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (57 sts each side, 228 sts total)

Continue Color A, work in the back loop only (blo)

Round 13:  Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch space. Dc in next 57 sts. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 57. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch space. Join with slst in ch sp. (61 sts each side, 244 sts total)

Round 14: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch sp. dc in next 61 sts. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. dc in next 61. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch sp. Join with slst In ch space. (65 sts each side, 260 sts total)

Round 15: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch). Dc 2 in ch sp. dc in next 67. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. dc in next 28. Repeat from * around. Make one do in ch sp. join with slst in ch space. (69 sts each side, 276 sts total)

Bind off color A.

Color E, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 16: Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (36 tc each side, 144 sts total)

Bind off color E.

Color D, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 17:  Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (75 sts each side, 300 sts total)

Bind off color D.

Color A, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 18:  Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (39 tc each side, 156 sts total)

Bind off color A.

Color B, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 19: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (81 sts each side, 324 sts total)

Bind off color B.

Color C, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 20: Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (42 tc each side, 168 sts total)

Bind off color C.

Color E, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 21: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (87 sts each side, 348 sts total)

Bind off color E

Color A, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 22: Ch 6 (counts as tc and ch 2) tc in ch sp. * ch 1 skip stitch tc in next. repeat until you reach point. At point, tc ch 2 tc. At last stitch ch 1. Join with slst in ch space. (45 tc each side, 180 sts total)

Bind off color A.

Color D, do NOT work in the back loop only

Round 23: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2). Dc 2 in ch space. *dc in tc, dc in ch 1 sp. when you reach the point, dc 2 ch 2 dc 2. Repeat around. (93 sts each side, 372 total)

Bind off color D.

Color B, work in the back loop only (blo)

Round 24: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch space. Dc in next 93 sts. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 93 sts. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch space. Join with slst in ch sp. (97 sts each side, 388 sts total)

Bind off color B.

Color E, work in the back loop only (blo)

Round 25: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch space. Dc in next 97 sts. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 97 sts. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch space. Join with slst in ch sp. (101 sts each side, 404 sts total)

Bind off color E.

Color C, work in the back loop only (blo)

Round 26: Ch 5 (counts as stitch and ch 2) dc 2 in ch space. Dc in next 101 sts. *dc 2 ch 2 dc 2 in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 101 sts. Repeat from * around. Make one dc in ch space. Join with slst in ch sp. (105 sts each side, 420 sts total)

Bind off color C.

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You’ve made it this far, Yay! By now you are probably thoroughly in love with your new poncho, I know I am! All that is left is to finish it up with a proper border. I’ve selected two options for you, which one will you choose? Let’s have a closer look.

Step Five: Choose Your Trim

The final decision you have to make for the poncho CAL is which lovely trim to go with. I have come up with two options for you, the picot border and a fringe border.

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Trim Option 1: Picot Border

 

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions for Trim Option 1

Color C

Bind on at any corner in the chain 2 gap space and chain 1 (counts as sc). Make a sc, ch 2 and 2 more sc in the same gap space.

Working in the blo

Sc in the next two stitches. *Make a picot stitch in the next stitch and sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * until you have reached the second corner. In the chain 2 gap space of that corner, make 2 sc, ch 2 and 2 more sc.

Sc in the next two stitches. *Make a picot stitch in the next stitch and sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * until you have reached the third corner. In the chain 2 gap space of that corner, make 2 sc, ch 2 and 2 more sc.

Sc in the next two stitches. *Make a picot stitch in the next stitch and sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * until you have reached the fourth corner. In the chain 2 gap space of that corner, make 2 sc, ch 2 and 2 more sc.

Sc in the next two stitches. *Make a picot stitch in the next stitch and sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * until you have reached the first corner where you started. In the chain 2 gap space of that corner, join with a slst to the first chain.

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Trim Option 2: Fringe

 

Written Instructions for Trim Option 2

Color A

You will need to cut 8 strands of color A (or any other color you wish) that measure approximately 9 inches long for each tassel. I recommend making the tassels and attaching them as you go.

Arrange your tassels so that there is one in each corner. Then starting from one corner, count over 4 sts and fix your tassel in the fifth stitch. We will be adding a tassel every fifth stitch.

Please refer to video #5 for detailed instructions of how to make the tassels.

Thank you so much for participating in the B.hooked Crochet, Scheepjeswol Poncho Crochet along!

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