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Freedom Poncho

Crochet
March 2005
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
9.0 mm (M/N)
1770 yards (1618 m)
one size, see notes
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Seems like everyone admired the graceful lines and cozy texture of Martha Stewart’s “Freedom Poncho”—and who better to give the definitive interpretation than Lily Chin, knit and crochet diva and fashion designer extraordinaire. Using two of Coats & Clark’s most stylish yarns, the poncho is worked in one piece from the neck down in a lacy pattern of double crochet and chain stitches, ending with a gently scalloped shell-stitch edging. The collar is worked last, to provide that final fashionable touch. Lily debuted her version of this famous poncho on the CBS Early Show on March 14, 2005.

The original poncho was designed and crocheted for Martha by Xiomaro Hernandez, from the minimum-security prison camp in Alderson, W. Va.

Gauge: Four sets of 3 dc, ch 1 pattern = 7.75” (19.3 cm). 4 rows of 3 dc, ch 1 pattern = 4” (10 cm).

Finished Size: 23.25” (58 cm) circumference at neck; 25” (62.5 cm) long at sides; 30” (76 cm) at points.

Yarns
• Coats & Clark Red Heart Casual Cot’n #E723 (61% acrylic, 29% cotton, 10% polyester; 140 yd
128 m/113 g): #3550 zebra, 6 skeins.
• Coats & Clark Red Heart Symphony #N391 (100% acrylic; 310 yd 283 m/100g): #4905 charcoal,
3 skeins.