Poncho Spanish Style Exchange to crochet
Add a touch of Mexico with this easy-to-knit design. One size fits teen-agers and adults.
Materials; 8 two-ounce skeins thick and thin yarn, a number 6 crochet
hook and one pair size 13 knitting needles or size required to knit to gauge.
k (knit) tog (together)
p (purl) sl (slip)
st (stitch) Sc (single crochet)
psso (pass over slipped stitch)
Gauge: 5 sts equal 2 inches
7 rows equal 2 inches
First Half: For lower edge cast on 70 sts, slip marker on needle, cast on another 70 sts (140 sts).
Pattern-Row 1 (Right Side): K 1, sI 1. k 1, psso, work k 1, p 1 to 3 sts before marker, k 2 tog, p 1, slip marker, k 1, p 2 tog, work k 1, p 1 to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, p 1.
Row 2: K across.
Row 3: K 1, sI 1, k1, psso, work p 1, k 1 to 3 sts before marker, p 2 tog, k 1, slip marker, p 1, k 2 tog, work p 1, k 1 to last 3 sts, p 2 tog, k 1.
Row 4: K across.
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern until 48 rows have been completed.
Second Half: Work same as first half.
Finishing: Weave shoulder seams. Work 1 Row sc around neck edge.
Cut remaining yarn into 6-inch pieces, using thick part of yarn only for fringe. With right side facing and using crochet hook, pull cut ends of yarn up through every other st around lower edge and pass through loop to knot fringe. Poncho may be lined if desired.
Workbasket January 1968