Crocheted 3 Color Poncho Pattern
From: The Gypsy Vest Accessory Book III by Jack Frost (the yarn people), Vol. 77, 1970
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
2 4oz pull skeins 3 different colors Jack Frost Wintuk Knitting Worsted type (use yarn double)
8 4oz pull skeins Jack Frost Wintuk Bulky (use single)
"K" crochet hook
GAUGE: 5-1/2 stitches to 2 inches.
NOTE: Keep in mind that a poncho has 4 points (front & back) and 2 shoulder points. You are working from the TOP down.
CHAIN 56. Join with a slip st to make a circle.
Row 1: Ch 3, * 3 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 13 ch sts, repeat from * twice. 3 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Join with a slip st to the top of ch 3.
Row 2: Slip st across 1 st, ch 3, 5 dc in the next st. (This will be the center stitch of the back point, and all increases will always be made in the center st of the previous increases.) 1 dc in each of the next 15 sts, 3 dc in the next st (center of shoulder point), 1 dc in each of next 15 sts, 5 dc I n next st (center of front point) 1 dc in each of next 15 sts, 3 dc in the next st (center of shoulder point) 1 dc in each of the last 14 sts. Join with a slip stitch to the top of ch 3. (Always join end of row with a slip stitch to the top of ch 3.)
Row 3: Slip st across 2 sts, ch 3; continuing in pattern, work 3 dc in each center st of the four points.
Row 4: Slip st across 1 st, ch 3; continuing in pattern, work 5 dc in the center st of back and front points, and 3 dc in the center of shoulder points. (This will make your front and back points longer.)
REPEAT ROW 3 & 4 until Poncho is a total of 22 rows
Put Fringe around bottom. Work 2 rows of sc around neck to finish. Block if necessary with a damp cloth..