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Errigal Cable Crochet Poncho Pattern

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Stunning cables and a delicate moss stitch make this crochet poncho pattern perfect for any season. 

Effortlessly modern and a delight in a tweed yarn, the construction is far simpler than you might think.

The pattern is written for 4 sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/2X and 3X/4X, and is designed for a relaxed, oversized fit. A simple rectangle forms the basis for this poncho, so it is very easy to adjust for a different size too!

Studio Crochet | Issue 1

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You can also purchase the individual pattern as an easy-to-read, print-friendly PDF here:

How to crochet this poncho

This poncho is created from a simple rectangle!

First you will work the cable section in a long strip – you will get plenty of crochet cable practice in! The body section is worked in the moss stitch, into the long edge of the cable.

Next, you will fold the rectangle in half and seam at one shoulder to create the neck opening. The final touch is a reverse single crochet trim along the open edge.

Crochet Poncho Sizing

The poncho is designed to be quite loose-fitting, to fit the following bust sizes:

  • XS/S: 28 – 34″ / 81 – 86cm
  • M/L: 36 – 42″ / 101.5 – 106.5cm
  • XL/2X: 44 – 50″ / 122 – 127cm
  • 3X/4X: 52 – 58″ / 142 – 147cm

The sizes in this pattern are based on the body measurements as laid out by the Craft Yarn Council. Before you start, it is a good idea to go through the pattern and highlight/mark the stitch and row counts that correspond to the size you are making (this will make your life much easier!).

Materials

Yarn

For my poncho, I used WeCrochet City Tweed DK, which is a cozy combo of merino wool, alpaca and Donegal tweed. Although this is a #3/DK/Light weight yarn, I would say it is on the heavier side for a #3 yarn so a light worsted alternative should also work!

The approx. yarn amounts you will need for each size are as follows:

  • XS/S: 1798 yds / 1644m
  • M/L: 2047 yds / 1872m
  • XL/2X: 2175 yds / 1988m
  • 3X/4X: 2327 yds / 2128m

Hook

For my poncho, I used 2 different hook sizes for the different sections. For the cable section, I used a 5mm (H-8) hook, and then for the moss stitch section I went up one hook size to a 5.5mm (I-9) hook. I found that the moss stitch pattern was a little tight with the smaller hook! You can choose whichever hooks enable you to meet the gauge for each section.

If you have more stitches than stated for the gauge swatch, you can try a smaller hook size. And if you have less stitches than the gauge in the pattern, you can try a larger hook size.

Other supplies

You will also need a yarn needle to weave in those ends, and 2 stitch markers to mark the neckline.

Special Stitches

There are a few special stitches needed for the cable section – this is a fantastic opportunity to learn a new technique if you haven’t worked cables before.

Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc)

Step 1: Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook into second ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. [3 loops on hook]

Step 2: Yarn over and pull through first loop on hook i.e. ch 1. This creates the first “chain” in your foundation row. [still 3 loops on hook]

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through all three loops to complete the first fhdc. 

Step 4: Yarn over, insert hook into “chain” created in Step 2, yarn over and pull up a loop. [3 loops on hook]

Step 5: Yarn over and pull through first loop on hook i.e. ch 1. This creates the next “chain” in your foundation row. [still 3 loops on hook]

Step 6: Yarn over and pull through all three loops to complete the next fhdc.

Repeat Steps 4, 5 and 6 as required.

Front Post Treble Crochet (FPtr)

Step 1: Yarn over twice.

Step 2: Insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through two loops 3 times.

Front Post Double Treble Crochet (FPdtr)

Step 1: Yarn over three times.

Step 2: Insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through two loops 4 times.

Reverse Single Crochet (rsc)

Step 1: Working from left to right, insert hook into next stitch.

Step 2: Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through both loops.

Errigal Cable Poncho

Crochet Pattern

Pattern Options

There are few ways to get this pattern!

Option 1: You can purchase the individual pattern as an easy-to-read, print-friendly PDF in the following places:

Option 2: You can get this pattern in Studio Crochet Issue 1: Luxury.

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I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, if you have questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. And be sure to tag your finished project on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!

Happy crocheting!

Sarah

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