Hello, my name is Rose. I'm a wife and we are blessed with two wonderful boys. I design crochet patterns over at LoopinglyMade.com. Crafting has always been a part of my life, from making handmade beaded jewelry to calligraphy to making greeting cards, I have always dabbled in one form of craft or the other. I really enjoy bringing to life all the design imaginations in my head/heart, they are an extension of me and it brings me tremendous happiness seeing my designs on other crafters.
I am thrilled to finally be sharing the Vesuvius Poncho Crochet Pattern with you, it was a joy to create. First, I've got to say "Thank you" for the opportunity given to share a pattern I designed on The Hook Nook blog. Having read Jessica's inspiring story of when she started, to finding herself, working with brands, to writing a book and creating a product line fills me with so much inspiration and tenacity to never give up. The Vesuvius Poncho is inspired by geometric shapes, so I wanted to 'sketch' out a shape that was simple yet striking, add the stripe lines and you have two shapes that contrast yet blend beautifully. Using two deeply contrasting colours worked greatly to make the geometric shape and stripe lines pop. The Vesuvius Poncho is warm and excellent for the cool weather. It is a statement piece that I feel proud wearing. Fun fact- if you google 'vesuvius' the first photo(s) you might see have similar colours to the Vesuvius Poncho. It was fun to discover that because I had no idea there was a place called Vesuvius. I hope you have a blast making the Vesuvius Poncho.
worsted weight, medium 4 yarn, Lion Brand yarn ZZ Twist, 100g, 246yds/225m
Colour A- 800-1,400 yds
Colour B- 800-1,400 yds
6 snap fasteners (size 12mm)- optional
Crossed Stitch- skip 1 stitch, DC in next, HDC in skipped stitch
DC- double crochet
HDC- half double crochet
SC- single crochet
BLO- back loop only
RS- right side
WS- wrong side
11 Crossed St Set across/11 rows= 4"
(small in photos)- 33.8" wide/25" tall after slight blocking
Sizes - Bust (inches)
Small/Medium - 32-38
Large/XLarge - 40-46
2XLarge/3XLarge - 48-54
Gauge- 11 crossed stitch set across/11 rows= 4”
- Pattern is written in U.S terms
- Pattern is written for sizes Small/Medium (refer to last note for additional sizes)
- Ch 2 does not count as a stitch
- Each Crossed Stitch is often described as a ‘Set’, which is 2 stitches. So, 3 sets will be 6 stitches
- the numbers in (25, 26) are for the 2 additional sizes
Chain 132, (136, 140)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, HDC in 3rd skipped chain. *skp next ch, DC in next, HDC in skipped ch, repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn
Row 2: Crossed stitches across row. Ch 2, turn
Rows 3-37, (39, 41): repeat row 2, change to colour B
Row 38, (40, 42): repeat row 2 till last 3 (4, 5) Sets. Do not work into those 3 (4, 5) sets. Ch 2, turn
Row 39, (41, 43): work 28 (27, 26) Sets of Crossed sts, change to Colour A, Crossed sts across row. Ch 2, turn
Row 40, (42, 44): work 33, (35, 37) sets of Crossed sts, change to Colour B, Crossed sts till the last set. Do not work into the last set. Ch 2, turn
Row 41, (43, 45): work 29 (28, 27) sets of Crossed sts, change to Colour A, Crossed sts across. Ch 2, turn
Row 42, (44, 46): work 31, (33, 35) sets of Crossed sts, change to Colour B, Crossed sts till the last Set. Do not work into the last set. Ch 2, turn
Row 43, (45, 47): Crossed sts, across row. Ch 2, turn
Row 44, (46, 48): Crossed sts across till last Set. Do not work into the last Set. Ch 2, turn
Row 45, (47, 49)- 46, (48, 50): repeat previous row above. WITHOUT SKIPPING ANY SET. Ch 2, turn
Row 47, (49, 51): work 25 (24, 23) Crossed sts Set, change to Colour A, Crossed sts across. Ch 2, turn
Row 48, (50, 52): work 33, (35, 37) Crossed st Set, Change to Colour B, Crossed st Set across. Ch 2, turn
Row 49, (51, 53): work 27, (26, 25) Crossed st Set, change to Colour A, Crossed st Set across. Ch 2, turn
Row 50, (52, 54): work 31, (33, 35) Crossed st Set, change to Colour B, Crossed st Set across, change to Colour A. Ch 2, turn
Rows 51, (53, 55)- 52, (54, 56): Crossed sts across row. Turn
Row 53, (55, 57): Ch 4, skp 2 chs, Crossed st in 4th and 3rd chain, Crossed sts across row. Ch 2, turn
Row 54, (56, 58): Crossed sts across row. Turn
Rows 55, (57, 59)- 56, (58, 60) & 57, (59, 61)- 58, (60, 62): repeat previous two rows above 53 and 54 (of size S)
Row 59, (61, 63): Ch 8 (10, 12), skp 2 chs, Crossed sts, in 4th and 3rd chs, 6th and 5th chs, 8th and 7th chs, (10th and 9th chs, 12th and 11th chs) Crossed sts across row. Ch 2, turn
Rows 60, (62, 64)- 95, (97, 99): Crossed sts across row. Do Not snip yarn. Proceed to bottom edging
*each stitch row will have 2 stitches- a SC and Ch 1.
Tip- you might want to separate your Colour A into 2 balls to use while changing colours, or you could use another ball of yarn.
Row 1: Ch 2, SC in 1st row, *Ch 1, SC in next row. Repeat from * across row. Ch 2, sl st into side of last row. Turn
Row 2: Sl st in Ch 2, Ch 2, SC in 1st SC, *Ch 1, skp ch 1, SC in SC. Repeat from * across row, ending with SC in last SC, Ch 2, Sl st in Ch 2 below. Turn
Row 3: Sl st in Ch 2 with Colour B, SC in 1st SC, *Ch 1, skp ch 1, SC in SC. Repeat from * across row, Ch 2, Sl st in Ch 2 below. Turn, Do not snip yarn
Row 4: Sl st in ch 2 with Col A, SC in 1st SC, *Ch 1, skp ch 1, SC in SC. Repeat from * across row, Ch 2, sl st in Ch 2 below. Turn
Row 5: repeat row 4
Rows 6-14: repeat rows 3-5. Snip yarn weave in tails.
Lay piece flat with RS facing up. (you choose the side you prefer as your RS)
Side A- working from shoulder to bottom
Row 1: with Colour B, join yarn in 1st st, Ch 2, *SC in next st, Ch 1, skp 1 st. repeat from * across row, (last st before the 14 rows at the bottom will be SC), SC into each st at bottom row, change to Colour A. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in 15 sts, *Ch 1, skp ch 1, SC in SC. Repeat from* across, Ch 2, sl st in ch 2 below. Turn
Row 3: Sl st in Ch 2, *SC in SC, Ch 1, skp ch 1. Repeat from * across row (including SC rows at the bottom). Ch 1, snip yarn, weave in tails.
Side B- working from bottom to shoulder (still with RS facing up)
Tip- take note of the chain stitches to work into on row 1.
Row 1: with Colour B, join yarn in Ch 2 (stands as 1 SC and ch 1), Ch 2, SC in next st, SC in 13 sts. *Ch 1, skp 1 st, SC in next. Repeat from * across row. Ch 2, sl st in bottom st. Turn
Row 2: Sl st in Ch 2 with Colour A, Ch 2, *SC in SC, Ch 1, skp ch 1. Repeat from * across row till last 15 sts at bottom rows, SC into each, last stitch will be made in ch 2. Ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC in 1st st, *Ch 1, skp next st, SC in next. Repeat from * across row, Ch 2, sl st in ch 2 below. Snip yarn, weave in tails.
SWITCH COLOURS AND MAKE A SECOND PANEL WITH SAME INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE.
With WS facing up, lay panels flat and join the shoulders.
With RS facing up, join preferred colour in shoulder (as seen in photo below) at the point where the two panels connect.
Row 1: Ch 1, Sl st in next st on the 2nd panel
*Sl st into each st till 1st low level rows (see photo…)
Sl st into next st row
2 Sl st into next st row and across till last level on opposite side
Sl st into the level st row
Sl st into remaining sts till shoulder
Sl st decrease (in the last st and first st where the 2 panels connect at the shoulder)
Repeat from *, sl st into the join
Row 2: Ch 2, SC in BLO of 1st st, *Ch 1, skp next st, SC in nxt. Repeat from * around. Join into Ch 2. Turn
Row 3: Ch 1, SC in 1st SC, *Ch 1, skp ch 1, SC in SC. Repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1. Join to 1st st with Colour B. Turn
Row 4: Ch 2, *SC in SC, Ch 1, skp ch 1. Repeat from * around ending with SC in SC. Join to 1st st with Colour A. Turn
Rows 5-24: repeat rows 3 and 4, changing yarn after every 2 rounds of Colour A. snip yarn, weave in tails.
Sew snap fasteners. Blocking the poncho slightly will help straighten ends.