Xandi

Crochet
April 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
3 - 5 yo
both US and UK
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The Xandi C2C Poncho

Pattern Notes

Special stitches c2c: Pattern is worked using the corner to corner technique, c2c is a simple stitch pattern working 3 double crochets into a block

• This pattern uses US crochet terms (UK terms in brackets)

• The pattern uses simple stitches and requires working into a chain, slip stitching and working in rows

• Instructions written after asterisks should be repeated as indicated

Skills Level – Easy

Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is assumed

Materials

Hook: 5mm hook
Yarn: Any Worsted weight yarn of choice.
Poncho shown used
Color A (main) Craftsmart Never Enough Peach Approx. 300g,
Color B (Accent) Tent Sale Monster Ball Cool Blue approx. 50g
Other: Yarn needle & scissors
Gauge Gauge is not essential in this pattern

Measurements & finished size

Poncho pictured measures approx. 18inches wide and length 20 inches: sized to fit an average 4 – 5 yo. But you can keep working your poncho until you are happy with the sizing

Stitches & Abbreviations: US terms (UK terms)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (UK treble crochet)
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)
sk = skip (UK: miss)
sp = space
ss = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
fpdc = front post double crochet (UK front post treble crochet)
bpdc = back post double crochet (UK back post treble crochet

c2c Corner to Corner stitch pattern

The corner to corner (c2c) stitch is a simple repeating stitch pattern worked on the diagonal using groups of ch3 and 3dc as the building blocks.  The full instructions are given in the pattern below.

Main body (make 2) Front – Increase Section
Using color A

Row 1: Ch6, 1dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch (ch3, 3 dc / 1 block made)
Row 2: Turn, ch6, 1dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2ch, ss into top of ch at start of previous block, ch3, 3dc in ch3 sp (2 blocks made)
Row 3: Turn, ch6, 1dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch, ss into ch3 sp in next block, ch3, 3dc in ch3 sp, rep from to end (3 blocks made)

Row 4-17: Repeat row 3 (17 blocks)
CHANGE COLOR (using color B)
Row 19-16: Repeat row 3 (19 blocks)
CHANGE COLOR (using color A)
Row 20: Repeat row 3 (20 blocks)

This is the final increase row which will make the poncho 20 blocks at the widest part.

You can carry on making the poncho bigger if you like or stop sooner, depending the size you are trying to achieve so make sure you are happy with the width before you start decreasing.
Once your work reaches the widest part, you are then ready to start the decrease section

Decrease Row: 

Using Color B
Turn, ss into the 3dc from the last row and into the ch3 sp
ch3, 3dc in ch3 sp, ss into next ch3 sp, rep from to the end of the row and do not make a block in the last ch3sp (stop at the ss).
This decreases the row by one block

Repeat 2ce Leaving you with 17 blocks

Change color (using color A)
Repeat the decrease row until you are down to the last block and finish with a ss in the last ch3 sp.
Fasten off, sew in ends
Make 2

Joining neckline and forming head hole

Using measurements from tip of shoulder base of neck; decide how big your neckline should be by counting the number of blocks you are going to skip to create the head hole and making sure you have an even number of blocks either side.  

For this size, I skipped 10 blocks and worked 5 blocks either side (20 blocks in total).
Join on either sides with slip stitch
This gives a neckline width of approximately 11 inches

Border

Using Color A & starting from any corner.
Insert hook and make a slip knot.

Row 1 Chain 3 and make evenly space out dc in all the stitch around do not slip stitch
Row 2: make 1 fpdc into first chain 3 on row 1, * bpdc in next stitch, fpdc in next stich* repeat until end of row
Continue repeat until border is to your satisfaction.
Row 3: 1dc into each stich around.
Fasten off and sew in loose ends

Collar
Using color A & starting from the front neckline
Insert hook and make a slip knot chain 3
Now working in the back loops only
Row1: Make a 1 dc in each stitch around do not join turn
Row 2: Working in both loops (front & back) make 1 dc in each stitch around
Repeat row 2 until collar is to your satisfaction.

Fasten off and sew in loose ends.

Block Poncho and enjoy

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