This is an easy poncho pattern that’s great for beginners.  It’s a perfect light cover-up for warmer weather.  I think it would be awesome at the beach as a swimsuit cover-up.  This is just the solid color version of my Pastel Summer Poncho.  I love that one, but I can wear this with more things.  If needed, you can easily make it a little longer by making a longer beginning chain.  Just be sure to make it an even number.  

For a tutorial from Annie’s Catalog on how to do the treble crochet, click here.  Note that I do my turning chains differently – I only chain 3, whereas the traditional way is to chain 4.  I feel that my way produces less of a gap, but feel free to do it whichever way you like.  Also, I always work into the very first stitch.

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Materials:

Crochet hook size J

Yarn – 3 skeins of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Ecru

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tc – treble crochet

sk – skip

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch, stitches

sp – space

Notes:  

* Beginning chains do not count as stitches.

Instructions:  You will make two. 

Chain 120 plus 2.

Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch and each st across for 121 sts.

Row 2:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st and each st across.

Row 3:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st and each st across.

Row 4:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 5:  Turn, ch 3, tc in first st, *tc in next sp, tc in next st *, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 6:  Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across.

Row 7:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 8:  Turn, ch 3, tc in first st, *tc in next sp, tc in next st *, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 9:  Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across.

Row 10:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 11:  Turn, ch 3, tc in first st, *tc in next sp, tc in next st *, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 12:  Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across.

Row 13:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 14:  Turn, ch 3, tc in first st, *tc in next sp, tc in next st *, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 15:  Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across.

Row 16:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * across row.

Row 17:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * across row.

Construction:

Lay the two panels out evenly with the insides lining up (the inside is the last row you stitched – row 17). 

Using your yarn, sew from the ends towards the center as far up as you wish. 

Be careful to line up the squares/holes as you sew. 

I sewed the front of mine about 7 1/2 inches…  

…and the back about 12 inches.

If you’d like to add fringe, you’ll need to cut about 160 pieces of yarn and make them about 10” long.  Fold a strand in half…

… weave the folded end through a space, then pull the two loose ends through the loop. 

  Pull tight.