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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.

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.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: lace, ponchos, square,

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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.

Diagram

= 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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