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AUNT LYDIA’S® “Caress™ ” Microfiber, Art. 157 (2 ounce/136 yard ball): 4 Balls No. 2221 Lt. Periwinkle.

OR

J.&P. COATS® Royale™ “Silkessence” Microfiber, Art. 165 (2 ounce/136 yard ball): 4 Balls No. 2221 Lt. Periwinkle.

Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle.

abbreviations

 
ch : chain
dc : double crochet
mm : millimeters
rep : repeat
rnd(s) : round(s)
sc : single crochet
sl : slip
sp : space
st : stitch
* or ** : repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
[] : work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

gauge

 
GAUGE: 3 shells on Rnd 1 = 4"; 8 rnds = 4" in pat.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

sizes
 
To Fit Bust: 30-38 (40-48)".

instructions
 
Begin at neck edge, ch 132 (144); join with a sl st to first ch, taking care that ch is not twisted.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, * skip next 2 ch; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next chshell made; skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * to last 5 ch; skip next 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip last 2 ch; join with a sl st in top of ch-3 – 22 (24) shells.

NOTE: Skip the dc of the shells unless otherwise noted.

Rnd 2: Ch 4; * shell in ch-2 sp of next shell shell over shell made; dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * to last shell; shell over shell; join in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnds 3 to 6: Ch 4, * shell over shell, ch 1 **, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnd 7: Ch 5, * shell over shell, ch 1 **, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-5.

Rnds 8 to 12: Ch 5, * shell over shell, ch 2 **, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-5.

Rnd 13: Ch 6, * shell over shell, ch 2 **, dc in next dc, ch 3; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-6.

Rnds 14 to 18: Ch 6, * shell over shell, ch 3 **, dc in next dc, ch 3; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-6.

Rnd 19: Ch 7, * shell over shell, ch 3 **, dc in next dc, ch 4; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-7.

Rnds 20 to 28 (31): Ch 7, * shell over shell, ch 4 **, dc in next dc, ch 4; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-7.

Rnd 29 (32): Ch 5, * 7 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4 **, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd ch of ch-5.

Rnd 30 (33): Ch 3, * [dc in next dc, ch 1] 6 times, dc in next dc, skip next ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3.

Rnd 31 (34): * Sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next dc] 6 times, skip next dc, ch 3, 7 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, skip next dc; rep from * around; join in first sc. Fasten off.

Neck Edging: Join yarn at neck edge in same st as joining and working in remaining loop of foundation ch from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work * 2 reverse sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 reverse sc at base of next shell, 2 reverse sc in next ch-2 sp, skip loop under
next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Rose: Ch 28.

Row 1: 4 Dc in 4th ch from hook, 5 dc in each ch across. Fasten off. Coil into rose shape approximately 2" wide. Stitch through all thicknesses to secure, joining outer edge into a circle.

Outer Edging: Join yarn in any dc around outer edge; ch 1, sc in same st, * ch 5, skip next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * around outer edge; join in first sc. Fasten off.

Pin or stitch Rose in position as shown.

close up of shells & roses poncho

 
     
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