Free Crochet Pattern: Candy Corn Poncho
1 ball each Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) for Bernat (70% acrylic/30% wool; 167 yds/153 m) in colors: (A) Yellow(ish) #0012, (B) Coral(ish) #0014, and (C) White(ish) 0004
Size US H-8 (5mm) Crochet Hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US I-9 (5.5mm) Crochet Hook (optional) 2 Stitch Markers Tapestry Needle
12-24 mos (2-4 years) Shown in larger size.
Neck circumference: 19”/48 cm (20”/51 cm) Length: 9 1/2”/24 cm (11”/28 cm)
12 sts x 6 rows = 4”/10 cm in dc
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half-double crochet
pm = place marker
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
With Color A, ch 70(74). Join into rnd with a sl st, taking care not to twist.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in the next ch and each ch around. Join rnd with sl st. (70/74 sts)
Rnds 2-3: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, pm, dc in next 34 (36) sts, pm, dc in each st around. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in marked st, move marker to last dc made, dc in each st to 2nd marker, 2 dc in marked st, move marker to last dc made, dc in each st around. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. (72/76 sts)
Large Size only:
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 5. (78 sts)
Both Sizes: Join Color B. Cut Color A.
Next 5 Rnds: With B, rep Rnd 5. Join Color C. Cut Color B. Next 4 Rnds: With C, rep Rnd 5.
Edging Rnd: Ch 3, [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in same st as ch, ch 1, sk 1 st, *[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Make Tie With larger hook, 1 strand each of Color A & C held together, and leaving a 6”/15 cm tail, ch 170 (or amount to create desired length). Fasten off, leaving 6”/15 cm tail.
Note: If not using a larger hook, then make a chain using only 1 strand of yarn. Ch as many stitches necessary to create desired length.
Weave tie in and out of base of neckline (Rnd 2), beginning and ending at center front of poncho.
Pompoms (make 2) Using Color A & C held together, wrap yarn around three of your fingers about 30 times. Slip wraps off of fingers and tie a piece of yarn tightly around the center of the wraps. Cut both ends of wraps and fluff pompom. Trim.
Using beginning and ending tails of tie, tie one pompom to each end. Snip tails to blend with pompom.
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I really like this poncho. I would like to make it an adult size for my Mom for the winter or cooler days. She will be 90 years young in September. How would I do that? Many times a pattern will give different number of stitches in brackets for a larger size. Is it possible for this pattern?