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A Wistful Dream by DROPS Design

Poncho with lace pattern and crochet squares, worked top down in DROPS Belle. Sizes S - XXXL.

Tags: lace, ponchos, square,

DROPS Design: Pattern no vs-036
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
350-450-550 g color 03, light beige
150-200-250 g color 11, old pink

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 MM / G/6 – or the size needed to get 18 double crochets and 9 rows on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6.

CROCHET INFO-1:
The first double crochet from the beginning of the round is replaced by 3 chain stitches and the round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the start of the round.

CROCHET INFO-2 (diagram):
Each round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the start of the round.

COLORS:
The whole poncho is worked with light beige apart from the 3 rounds marked with a black square in the diagrams, these rounds are worked with old pink.
The square is worked with light beige apart from the 4th round (= the round with together-worked double crochets), this round is worked with old pink.

INCREASE TIP-1:
Increase 1 double crochet by working 2 double crochets in/around the same stitch.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Increase 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch by working 1 double crochet, 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet and 1 chain stitch around the same chain stitch.
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PONCHO:
The poncho is worked in the round and top down in 3 sections which are worked together as you go. Start with the first section, then work the squares separately as section 2. Increase mid front and mid back as shown in the diagram and otherwise increase evenly along the sides.

FIRST SECTION:
The round starts on the left shoulder.
Work 146-178-206 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm / G/6 and light beige and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Work 3 chain stitches – READ CROCHET INFO-1, then work 1 double crochet in each of the next 5-3-5 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* 5-7-8 more times (= 30-36-42 double crochets), 1 chain stitch (= chain space in front), work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4-4-4 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* 13-16-19 more times (= 60-72-84 double crochets along the side), 1 chain stitch (= chain space in the middle in the back), work 1 double crochet in each of the next 6-4-6 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* 5-7-8 more times (= 30-36-42 double crochets along half the side) = in total 120-144-168 double crochets and 2 chain stitches on the round.
REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!

Then work according to the diagram – READ COLORS and CROCHET INFO-2. Increase every double crochet round marked with an arrow – READ INCREASE TIP-1!

A.1 is worked as follows:
Work rounds 1-3 as follows: Work A.1A in total 5-6-7 times, A.1B over the chain space, A.1A in total 10-12-14 times, A.1B over the chain space in the middle, finish with A.1A in total 5-6-7 times.
Then work the last round and increase 23-23-23 double crochets evenly in each of the sides between the chain space in the middle mid front and the chain space in the middle mid back.
When A.1 is finished in height there are 100-112-124 double crochets between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 200-224-248 double crochets and 2 chain-spaces on the round).

A.2 is worked as follows:
Work rounds 1-3 as follows: Work A.2A in total 8-9-10 times, A.2B, A.2A in total 16-18-20 times, A.2B, finish with A.2A in total 8-9-10 times.
Then work the last round and increase 9-9-9 double crochets evenly in each of the sides between the chain space in the middle in front and the chain space in the middle mid back.
When A.2 is finished in height there are 132-144-156 double crochets between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 264-288-312 double crochets and 2 chain-spaces on the round).

A.3A and A.3B are worked as follows:
Work A.3A in total 11-12-13 times, A.3B over chain space in the middle, A.3A in total 22-24-26 times, A.3B over chain space in the middle, finish with A.3A in total 11-12-13 times.
When A.3B is finished in height there are 73-79-85 double crochets with 1 chain stitch, between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 146-158-170 double crochets with 1 chain stitch and 2 chain-spaces on the round).

A.3A and A.3C are worked as follows:
When A.3A is worked, repeat only the last 2 rounds upwards. Work A.3A in total 12-13-14 times, A.3C, A.3A in total 24-26-28 times, A.3C, finish with A.3A in total 12-13-14 times. Continue up to and including rounds 4-6-8 in A.3C. There are now 77-85-93 double crochets with 1 chain stitch, between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 154-170-186 double crochets with 1 chain stitch and 2 chain-spaces on the round). Cut the strand, start next round as shown in A.4A, i.e. not in the middle chain space, but before this one.

A.4 is worked as follows:
On the 1st round you will increase 1-2-0 double crochet/s (with 1 chain stitch) evenly on each of the sides between the middle chain space mid front and the middle chain space mid back - READ INCREASE TIP-2 and work as follows: Work * A4.A, A.4B in total 25-28-30 times *, repeat from *-* 1 more time. Then work rounds 2-4.
Then work round 5 and decrease 2-0-0/increase 0-0-8 double crochets evenly in each of the sides between the chain space in the mid front and the chain space in the mid back.
When A.4 is finished in height there are 160-180-200 double crochets between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 320-360-400 double crochets and 2 chain-spaces on the round). Cut and fasten the strand. Lay the piece to one side and work the second section.

SECOND SECTION:
Work in total 18-20-22 similar squares. One square measures 11 cm / 4½'' in width x 11 cm / 4½'' in height. NOTE! It is important that you keep to these measurements so that the squares fit the measurements on the last round of the first section.

SQUARE:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm / G/6 and light beige and form them to a ring with one slip stitch in the first chain stitch - Remember COLORS. Continue in the round according to A.5 until the square is finished. Cut and fasten the strand. Work 17-19-21 more squares in the same way.

ASSEMBLY OF SQUARES:
Lay 10-11-12 squares together in a line (the square at each end = mid front and mid back of the poncho).
Lay 2 and 2 squares on top of each other, wrong side to wrong side and work them together through both layers as follows: 1 single crochet in the middle chain stitch in the corner, 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around the same chain-space, 1 chain stitch, * 1 single crochet around the next chain-space, 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around the same chain-space, 1 chain stitch *, repeat from *-* in total 3 times, work 1 single crochet around the next space (= the corner), 2 chain stitches, finish with 1 single crochet in the middle chain stitch in the corner.
Lay the other 8-9-10 squares together in a line and work together in the same way.
Lay the 2 lines together to make a tip in each side (i.e. mid front and mid back – see the sketch) and work together in the same way as before.

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST AND SECOND SECTIONS:
Lay the first section = 160-180-200 double crochets, together wityh second section (i.e. the side with the shortest circumference of squares). Work them together through both layers (adjust so that there is 20 double crochets over each side of each square of 5 chain-spaces) as follows: Work * 1 single crochet in the next double crochet and around the chain-space on the square, skip 3 double crochets *, repeat from *-* the complete round, around the 2 chain spaces in the middle work in addition 3 chain stitches over the middle chain spaces (= mid front and mid back). Cut and fasten the strand.

THIRD SECTION:
Continue working in the round on the second section, i.e. the side with the longest circumference of squares, there are 10-11-12 square sides on each side of mid front and mid back (= in total 20-22-24 sides).
Start in one corner. Remember CROCHET INFO-2. Work 4 double crochets around each of the 5 chain-spaces on each square until the next corner, work 3 chain stitches (= chain space in the middle), work 4 double crochets around each of the 5 chain-spaces on each square until the next corner, finish with 3 chain stitches (= chain space in the middle). There are now 200-220-240 double crochets between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 400-440-480 double crochets and 2 chain-spaces on the round).

A.6 is worked as follows:
Work * A.6A in total 33-37-40 times, A.3B over the chain space in the middle *, repeat from *-* 1 more time. When A.6 is finished in height there are 215-239-257 double crochets between the chain-space mid front and mid back (= in total 430-478-514 double crochets and 2 chain-spaces on the round). Cut and fasten the strand.

TIE STRING:
Cut 2 strands light beige and 2 strands old pink of 4 meters in length. Twist them together until they resist, fold the string double and it will continue to twist. Tie a knot in each end, approx. 5 cm / 2'' from the end. Thread the string up and down, starting mid front, through the holes in round 3 from the neck.

This pattern has been corrected. .

There has been made a small edit in pattern text about diagram A.2B.
Updated online: 21.02.2017
FIRST SECTION:
The round starts on the left shoulder.
Work 146-178-206 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm / G/6 and light beige and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch.
Updated online: 13.07.2017

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= chain stitch
= single crochet in stitch
= single crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= work 1 double crochet in/around each of the next 2 stitches, but wait the last yarn over and pull through on both of these double crochets, work 1 double crochet in/around the next stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook
= work 2 double crochets around the chain-space, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on both these double crochets, work 1 double crochet around the same chain-space and pull the last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook
= work 1 double crochet around the chain-space/in the stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double crochet around the same chain-space/in the stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 3 loops on the hook
= treble crochet around the chain stitch
= double treble crochet in stitch
= double treble crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= 4 chain stitches, form them in to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch – see point on circle, the round starts and finishes here
= slip stitch
= increase round/decrease round
= the round is described in the text and is already worked - start on the next round
= shows the last round of the previous diagram - start on the next round
= round worked with old pink





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Mary Gill 09.01.2018 - 02:08:

What weight yarn should I use....1 or 2 or 3. I would like it to be a spring like poncho.

DROPS Design 09.01.2018 kl. 07:40:

Dear Mary, the piece is made of DROPS Belle yarn, that falls into the DROPS yarn group "B", approximately 120 meters in a 50 gramm skein, which is about the same size as other DK yarns. Happy Knitting!

Vladka 05.07.2017 - 14:44:

Because I was curies, I tried L/XL size and with this size is everything OK. Can you check chain stitches and SUM of double crochet stitches together with spaces again, please. Because 172 chain stitches is not the same as SUM of double crochet stitches together with spaces (146 stitches) -> 26 chain stitches left.

DROPS Design 13.07.2017 kl. 09:19:

Dear Mrs Vladka, a correction has been made, you will cast on 146 chains in 1st size. Thanks for your feedback. Happy crocheting!

Vladka 05.07.2017 - 14:43:

Thank you for your answer, but I did exact as you written and it doesn´t work. If you count all double crochet and spaces you get SUM 146. But this doesn´t get along with 172 ch stitches (Work 172-177-206 chain stitches). And what I also noticed is that difference between S/M and L/XL is just 5 chains stitches and between L/XL and XXL/XXXL is 29 chain stitches. I still think 172 chain stitches for S/M size is not correct. Should it be 146 chain stitches?

Vladka 02.07.2017 - 16:17:

Hi. In all your answers I still didn't get the correct one. What is about first section? I made 172 chain stitches and at the end I have 120 dc and 2 chain stitches + all the chain stitches in between. But still there are 26 CHAIN STITCHES LEFT. Why? What should I do with them? Many ask that already, but still there is no proper answer to this. According to this pattern I don't know how to continue after first section is finished and this is really frustrated,

DROPS Design 03.07.2017 kl. 10:02:

Dear Vladka, remember to skip chains as told and work: 3 ch (=1st dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch*, repeat from *-* 5 more times (= 1 dc + 5 dc + 24 dc= 30 dc), 1 ch (= ch-space in front), 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch (= 4 dc), *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch*, repeat from *-* 13 more times (= 4 dc+ 56 dc = 60-72-84 dc along the side), 1 ch (= ch-space in the middle in the back), 1 dc in each of the next 6 ch (= 6 dc), *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch*, repeat from *-* 5 more times (= 6 dc + 24 dc = 30 dc along half the side) = 120 dc + 1 ch on mid front + 1 ch on mid back. Happy crocheting!

Jessica 26.06.2017 - 04:16:

Pattern correction? First section: Dc 4 stitches , 7 more times does not = 36sts ... would be 9 more times to = 36 sts... same problem with (13-16-19) and (5-7-8 ) in pattern... = in total 120-144-168 double crochets and 2 chain stitches on the round.

DROPS Design 26.06.2017 kl. 08:40:

Dear Jessica, you work 3 ch (= 1st dc), then dc in each of the next 3 ch ( = 4 dc), then *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the 4 dc*, repeat from *-* 7 more times (4 dc x 8 = 32 dc) = 4 + 32 = 36 dc. Same on next row: 4 dc + (17 x 4 dc) = 4+ 68= 72 dc. Happy crocheting!

G.Hekman 11.05.2017 - 22:41:

Patroon met veel fouten en onduidelijkheden. Beslist geen aanrader.

G.Hekman 03.05.2017 - 10:10:

Ook ik heb het zelfde probleem met de steken. Ik lees dat er een correctie is geweest voor dit patroon, maar dat kan ik niet vinden.Ik wil graag weten met hoeveel lossen ik moet beginnen.

DROPS Design 12.05.2017 kl. 19:33:

Bedankt voor het geduld, ik heb het even uitgezocht. Er is inderdaad een correctie geweest, alleen dit betrof een correctie op het telpatroon. Het aantal steken is (nog) niet aangepast. Het aantal op te zetten lossen heb ik een paar keer nagerekend en ik kom inderdaad uit op 146 voor maat S/M. Van de grotere maten zijn het aantal op te zetten lossen wel goed aangegeven. Dit heb ik doorgegeven aan de maker van het patroon, echter hier op heb ik nog geen bevestiging op gekregen. Zodra dit bekend is laat ik het weten.

Ann Willems 30.04.2017 - 20:17:

As already requested by other crocheters, but not yet answered properly: the initial chain counts 172 stitches but we have to crochet 120 DC's, add 2 chains and skip 26 chain stitches, so I've worked on 146 chain stitches ... what about the remaining 26 chain stitches ???

DROPS Design 30.05.2017 kl. 09:01:

Dear Ann, number of sts will be checked again. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Dolores 22.04.2017 - 16:28:

Will this pattern be updated or is it my understanding that's the problem? Thanks.

DROPS Design 24.04.2017 kl. 11:30:

Dear Dolores, the only change made in this pattern affected onnly the charts and the symbol's explanation. If you let us know what is the problem in more details, we will try to help more. And remember, you can always turn to the place you bought your DROPS yarns from for more hands on help. Happy crocheting!

Dolores 02.04.2017 - 16:24:

I'm a bit confused. I've counted all the spaces left on the chain and the stitches. It adds up to 146 or there about. I erased the tally. Can you verify that 172 chain stitches are the correct number? Can you explain this to me? Many, many thanks. Dolores

DROPS Design 03.04.2017 kl. 11:13:

Dear Dolores, number of sts will be checked again. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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