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"ANGEL" Poncho
by Toni Copyright 2005 -All Rights Reserved

Booties shown are Bev's VERY Easy Baby Booties

Bonnet is Toni's Bonnet

This pattern can be easily adjusted by adding or subtracting on the starting chain

Sport Weight Yarn -- J hook
Worsted Weight Yarn - K hook -- despite what manufacturers would have us believe, all worsted weight yarn is not the same weight -- use a lighter weight one or use a bigger hook -- you want this to be loose enough for draping and folding around the infant

The poncho is open all the way down the back

V = DC, Ch 1, DC in same stitch

Chain 24
Row 1:  DC in 3rd chain from hook; DC in next three chains; work (DC, Ch 1, DC) [V] in next chain; DC in next five chains) THREE times; Ch 3 and turn.  For first row, you should have:
x x x x x V x x x x x V x x x x x V x x x x x

Row 2:  DC in each DC across to Ch 1 space; (V in Ch 1 space; DC in each DC across)THREE times to end; Ch 3 and turn

Row 3 - 12:  Continue to work in pattern of DC's with V in each Ch 1 space - - Do NOT fasten off after Row 12

Turning your work, create a trim of your choice along end, neckline, end and bottom of Poncho.  In the picture, the Poncho is trimmed on sides and bottom with a Ch 3, 3 DC in same stitch, SK 2, SC.  On the neckline, I usually do a *Ch 2, SC* (repeat * - *) across.  This can be used around the entire piece for a simple finish.  Any border you use for a simple afghan can be used.


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