Oh, this poncho!! I just love it!! The colors are gorgeous and the drape is fabulous!! It’s perfect with jeans and boots on those days when you need a little extra warmth but just want to be comfortable. Plus, it’s nice and long so you get plenty of coverage while staying super stylish! I wanted a vintage look for this poncho, and the shell stitch achieves that perfectly. It’s a beautiful stitch and an easy repeat so it’s very relaxing to crochet. An added benefit is that it’s reversible. One side looks a little more like stripes, and the other side looks a little more like dots so you get two looks in one. 🙂 And it practically named itself since I used Jeans yarn from Lion Brand. I kept singing “Tiny Dancer” in my head. Hahaha!! You know the line – “Blue jean baby, L.A. Lady…” Whether you sing while you crochet or not, you’re going to love this piece. Happy crocheting, my friends!
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Lion Brand Jeans yarn in Stonewash – 4 skeins (you will only use a small amount of the 4th)
Lion Brand Jeans yarn in Brand New – 4 skeins
Lion Brand Jeans yarn in Top Stitch – 2 skeins
Lion Brand Jeans yarn in Khaki – 2 skeins (you will only use a small amount of the 2nd)
Hook size I/9 5.25mm
12 hdc stitches and 8 hdc rows = 4”
44” wide by 52” long
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
St, sts – stitch, stitches
Sp – space
- Beginning chains count as stitches.
- Always make your first stitch in the very first stitch in the row.
- You’ll be making two rectangles and sewing them together for the poncho. You can adjust the size by increasing or decreasing the size of the rectangles, but be aware that if you add rows to increase the width, you will change the look of the color pattern. If you change the length, you will need to be sure you end up with a multiple of 6+1 for your stitches. For example, my starting chain is 182, so after I crochet the first row, I have 181 stitches, which is 6×30 plus 1.
- I recommend using stitch markers to easily keep your rows even. Place a stitch marker in the the first stitch of a row, and you will know where to crochet your last stitch when you get back to that end. It’s especially helpful to put a stitch marker in the top of the chain 3 at the beginning of that row (see Row 3 below) as it can be confusing where to do your last stitch in the following row.
Panels – make two
With Brand New, ch 182.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and across row. 181 sts.
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sk 2, *5 dc in next st, sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2*. Repeat from * to * across row. Sc in last st. 30 full shells.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first st (the ch 3 and 2 dc form a half shell), sk 2, sc in next st (this will be the center of the shell from the previous row), sk 2, *5 dc in next st (this is the sc from the previous row), sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2*. Repeat from * to * across row. Three dc in last st. 29 full shells plus 2 half shells – one at each end.
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sk 2, *5 dc in next st, sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2*. Repeat from * to * across row. Sc in last st. 30 full shells.
Row 5: With Top Stitch, turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first st, sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2, *5 dc in next st, sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2*. Repeat from * to * across row. 3 dc in last st. 29 full shells plus 2 half shells.
Row 6: With Brand New, repeat row 4. Continue alternating the pattern from rows 4 and 5, following the color changes as indicated. After last row, bind off and weave in ends.
Row 7 – 8: Stonewash
Row 9: Khaki
Row 10 – 11: Stonewash
Rows 12 – 20: Brand New
Rows 21 – 22: Stonewash
Rows 23 – 24: Top Stitch
Row 25: Khaki
Rows 26 – 28: Top Stitch
Row 29: Khaki
Rows 30 – 31: Top Stitch
Rows 32 – 37: Stonewash
Rows 38 – 40: Brand New
Row 41: Top Stitch
Row 42: Brand New
Row 43: Khaki
Row 44: Brand New
Rows 45 – 49: Stonewash
Row 50: Khaki
Sew the panels together.
Lay the panels out side by side. Making sure your shells are lined up, sew up the front panel about 14 1/2”. Then sew up the back panel about 23 1/2”.