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leftover poncho (vintage crochet pattern)

Since I'm not planning on keeping up my website, Adult Ramblings, I thought I'd try to move some of the vintage patterns over here to my blog. One of my favorites is the leftover poncho.

left over poncho

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You need:

32 oz of leftover yarn.

Boye crochet hook size J.

Gauge: 12 tr to 5"; 1 row to 1".

Row 1: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch to end (57 tr counting ch 4 at beg as 1
tr). Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: Sk first tr, tr in next tr and in each tr to end (57 tr). Ch 4, turn.

Continue to work even in tr for a total of 37 rows (37" from beg). Make a second piece in the same way.


Sew 2 pieces tog following diagram. For outside edge, join yarn at right-hand corner of one long edge, *work 1 tr in each tr and 2 tr in each row to corner, work 2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr in corner; rep from * around, join with sl st. Fasten off.

For neck edge, work 2 tr in each row around, work 1 tr decrease at front and back points. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

From the Columbia-Minerva "Learn to
Crochet" book, price $3.50, from 1976.