Saturday, January 20, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern-- Belle Poncho

The Belle Poncho is a poncho inspired by Disney's character Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She holds a special place in my heart mainly because Belle was a character that I could relate to in my youth.

I was and still am a lover of books. You could almost always find me in a library or a bookstore growing up. In college, I practically lived at the library because there was a part of the building that remained open 24 hours a day. Though I don't do as much reading as I would like, I still continue to collect them and love the smell of old books.

When I think of this book-loving character, I also remember the scene of Belle in the snow with the Beast in her red poncho. Perfect color for Christmas and Valentine. I hope you enjoy this classic design.

Materials

-Any worsted weight yarn (5 skeins Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in Claret is what I used.)
-1 skein of Lion Brand Go For Faux in Baked Alaska
-8.0mm hook for the body
-7.0mm hook for the collar
-Tapestry Needle
*Optional 2- 30mm buttons

Gauge

every 9 sts and 6 rows = 4”

Abbreviations

ch– chain
st– stitch
yo– yarn over
dc– double crochet
dc2tog– double crochet 2 together
sp– space
sps– spaces
slst– slip stitch
*–  repeat stitches from first asterisk to second asterisk
( ) –  the # of stitches at the end of the round

*Notes

The chain 1 in the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch throughout.

Please be advised that you must crochet loose in order to achieve the flowy nature of this poncho. If you are unable to achieve the gauge I suggest using a bigger hook size.

Pattern

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Body

With your 8mm hook, ch 66. Without twisting, slst into the first ch.

Row 1:  ch 1, dc in the st where you slst, dc across, slst into the first dc of the row (66)

Row 2: ch 1, dc in the same st where you slst, dc in the next 9 sts, 2dc in the next st, *dc in the next 10sts, 2dc* repeat to the end, slst into the first dc (72)

Row 3: repeat row 1 (72)

Row 4: ch 1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st  *dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next* repeat to the end, slst in the first dc (96)

Row 5: ch 1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st *dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next*, 2dc in the last st and slst in the first dc  (120)

Row 6: repeat row 1 (120)

Row 7: ch 1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st *dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next*,  slst in the first dc (144)

Row 8: repeat row 1 (144)

Row 9: ch 1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st *dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next* slst in the first dc (168)

Row 10-19: repeat row 1 (168)

Row 20: ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19 sts, 2 dc in the next 2 sts,* dc in the next 40 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts* (repeat this for a total of 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (176)

Row 21: ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19, 2dc in the next, dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st, * dc in the next 40, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next* (repeat this 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (184)

Row 22: ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19, 2dc in the next, dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st, * dc in the next 40, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next* (repeat this 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (192)

Row 23: ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19, 2dc in the next, dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st, * dc in the next 40, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next* (repeat this 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (200)

Row 24: ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19, 2dc in the next, dc in the next 8 sts, 2dc in the next st, * dc in the next 40, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 8 sts, 2dc in the next* (repeat this 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (208)

Row 25: ch 1, dc in the st where you slst, dc across, slst into the first dc of the row (208)

Row 26-28: repeat row 25

Row 29: ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19, 2dc in the next, dc in the next 10 sts, 2dc in the next st, * dc in the next 40, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 10 sts, 2dc in the next* (repeat this 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (216)

Row 30:  ch1, dc in same st where you slst, dc in the next 19, 2dc in the next, dc in the next 12 sts, 2dc in the next st, * dc in the next 40, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 12 sts, 2dc in the next* (repeat this 3 times), dc in the last 20 sts, slst in the first dc (224)

Row 31-33: repeat row 25
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Faux Fur Collar




Using your 7mm hook, attach your yarn to the neck opening.

Row 1: ch 2, sk the first sp, dc in between the next 3sts, dc2tog, *dc in the next 4, dc2tog* repeat to the end, slst to the top of the beginning ch 2 (55)

Row 2: ch2, sk the first sp, dc in between the next 3sts, dc2tog, *dc in the next 4, dc2tog* repeat until you have 2 sps left, dc in the last 2 sps, slst to the top of the beginning ch 2 (45)

Row 3: ch2, sk the first sp, dc in between the next 3sts, 
dc2tog, *dc in the next 4, dc2tog* repeat until you have 3 sps left, dc in the last 3 sps, slst to the top of the beginning ch 2 (38)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.


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