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The Ponchoghan - The Wearable Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on November 2, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

The Coziest, Most Comfortable Poncho I've Ever Made!

I designed this Ponchoghan after working on a series of doilies that used a similar stitch pattern. One day I thought "why not try this in yarn?" and the Ponchoghan was born. I was really into TLC's Amore yarn at that time and it worked up beautifully.

The Poncho-Ghan is crocheted from the neck down in the round, and is designed as a cozy, wearable throw with lots of room. You can also of course just wear it over your favorite jeans! This size will fit anyone up to size 3X comfortably!

My lovely model is my late daughter-in-law Liz. She loved pretty things and loved to crochet. This Ponchoghan is the only one I made. I am planning someday to make another one, this one for me, in Red Heart's "Kiss" yarn. It is my singlemost favorite yarn in the world right now. I just haven't decided which colorway to use!

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What You Will Need

To make as shown:

TLC Amore - 2 skeins Hot Pink, 1 skein Red Velvet, 1 skein White, 1 skein Garnet, 1 skein Black

OR 6 Skeins other worsted weight yarn

Schnauzer Tested, Schnauzer Approved! - My beloved Sparky Lynn loved anything made of yarn!

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A Word About Yarn Selection...

This ponchoghan can be made with any worsted-weight yarn. It would also work with two strands of sport yarn held together. The yarn used for the one shown is TLC's Amore.

Care Of Your Ponchoghan

You can machine wash in a zippered mesh laundry bag or inside some other item but make sure you wash it separately in cold water. Machine dry on very low or air fluff cycle.

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I'm in a love affair... I freely admit it... with Red Heart's "Kiss" yarn! There is something about the feel of it that is just addicting! It is fuzzy, but silky at the same time. The fabric it creates worked up has amazing drapeability, it just flows. So far I have only made a scarf and a few smaller things out of it, but I've been building my stash in different colors as I find bargains, and there will be many more "Kiss" projects on my hook someday! I would love to see this Ponchoghan done in it. I think it would be just the most beautiful thing!

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How To Make It!!

Designer's Note: A stitch I call "Prong Single Crochet" is used throughout. I have not been able to identify a consistently used "real name" for this stitch anywhere. It is achieved by inserting the hook in between the "prongs" of the single crochet rather than under the two top loops as usual. The "Prong SC" creates a raised pattern on the right side of the fabric. Please note the illustrations following the directions.

Size H (5 MM) Crochet Hook or size to attain gauge.

Gauge: 5SC=1inch

Abbreviations:

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

PSC = Prong Single Crochet

SP = Space

Directions

With Hot Pink, CH 85, join with slip stitch to form ring (be VERY careful not to twist chain)

Round 1 (neckline) ch 1, Work 1 SC in each stitch around (84 SC), join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 2 Ch 1, SC in SAME place as ch 1. *Ch3, skip 3SC. SC in next SC.CH4, skip 4SC, in next SC work (SC,CH4,SC). CH4,skip 4SC, SC in next SC.Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 3 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *Ch 3,. SC in between prongs of next SC (Prong SC made). CH 5, in next Ch-4 loop work (SC, CH 4, SC). CH 5, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 4 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1.. *Ch 3,. SC in between prongs of next SC (Prong SC made). CH 6, work (SC, CH 4, SC) in next Ch-4 loop. CH 6, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 5 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1.. *Ch 3,. SC in between prongs of next SC (Prong SC made). CH 7, work (SC, CH 4, SC) in next Ch-4 loop. CH 7, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 6 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *Ch 3,. SC in between prongs of next SC (Prong SC made). CH 8, work (SC, CH 4, SC) in next Ch-4 loop. CH 8, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 7 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *Ch 3,. SC in between prongs of next SC (Prong SC made). CH 9, work (SC, CH 4, SC) in next Ch-4 loop. CH 9, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 8 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *Ch 3,. SC in between prongs of next SC (Prong SC made). CH 10, work (SC, CH 4, SC) in next Ch-4 loop. CH 10, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 9 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH3, Prong SC in next SC.CH4, in next ch-10 loop work (SC,CH3,SC),CH4. In next ch-4 loop work (SC,CH4,SC). Then CH 4, work (SC, CH 3, SC) in next ch-10 loop. CH 4, Prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 10 Ch1, SC in SAME place as ch1. *CH3, Prong SC in next SC.CH4 ,prong SC in next SC. CH3 ,prong SCi in next SC.Ch 5,in next ch-4 loop work(SC,CH 4, SC). CH 5, Prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC

Round 11 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH3, Prong SC in next SC.CH4, prong SC in next SC .CH3, prong SC in next SC .Ch 6, in next ch-4 loop work (SC,CH 4, SC). CH 6, Prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC

Round 12 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH3, ProngSCinnextSC.CH4,prongSCinnextSC.CH3,prongSCinnextSC.Ch7,innextch-4loopwork(SC,CH 4, SC). CH 7, Prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC

Round 13 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH3, ProngSCinnextSC.CH4,prongSCinnextSC.CH3,prongSCinnextSC.Ch8,innextch-4loopwork(SC,CH 4, SC). CH 8, Prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC

Round 14 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH3, ProngSCinnextSC.CH4,prongSCinnextSC.CH3,prongSCinnextSC.Ch9,innextch-4loopwork(SC,CH 4, SC). CH 9, Prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC

Round 15 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH3, Prong SC in next SC. CH4, prongSC in next SC. CH3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 10, in next ch-4 loop work (SC, CH 4, SC). CH 10, Prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC

Round 16 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *CH 3, prong SC in next SC. Ch 4, prong SC in next SC. Ch 3, prong SC in next SC. CH 4, work (SC, CH 3, SC) in ch-10 space. CH 4, work (SC, Ch 4, SC) in ch-4 loop. CH 4, work (SC, CH 3, SC) in ch 10 space. CH 4, prong SC in next SC. CH 3, prong SC in next SC. CH 4, prong SC in next SC. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 17 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *(CH 3, prong SC in next SC. CH4, prong SC in next SC) twice. CH3, prong SC in next SC.CH5,in next CH-4 loop work (SC, ch 4, SC). CH 5, prong SC in next SC. (**CH 3, prong SC in next SC; CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 18 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *(CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. CH3, prong SC in next SC.CH 6, in next CH-4 loop work (SC, ch 4, SC). CH 6, prong SC in next SC. (**CH 3, prong SC in next SC; CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 19 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *(CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. CH3, prong SC in next SC.CH7, in next CH-4 loop work (SC, ch 4, SC). CH 7, prong SC in next SC. (**CH 3, prong SC in next SC; CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first

SC.

Round 20 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *(CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH4, prong SC in next SC )twice. CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH8, in next CH-4 loop work (SC, ch 4, SC). CH 8, prong SC in next SC. (**CH 3, prong SC in next SC; CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 21 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *(CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. CH3, prong SC in next SC.CH9,in next CH-4 loop work (SC, ch 4, SC). CH 9, prong SC in next SC. (**CH 3, prong SC in next SC; CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC.

Round 22 Ch 1, SC in same place as ch 1. *(CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. CH3, prong SC in next SC. CH10, in next CH-4 loop work (SC, ch 4, SC). CH 10, prong SC in next SC. (**CH 3, prong SC in next SC; CH 4, prong SC in next SC) twice. Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first SC. Fasten off if color change desired.

Rest of Ponchoghan:

You will repeat the pattern established in Rounds 16-22, where you progress from chain-4's to chain 10's. Make your color changes starting at a Round 16 repeat (chain 4 Round). You can continue the ponchoghan to any length you wish in this manner. Every time you finish the chain 10 Round (Round 22) you will start over with the chain 4 Round (Round 16). Once you do the ch-4, work (SC-Ch 3-SC) in the ch-10 space, you just have to work the same stitches over the same stitches on the previous Round until you reach the ch-10 space before the next corner.

The orange dots are what I want you to see.

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      I love the color. You did a wonderful job with the tutorial. Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh my, this is such a nice crochet project. Great lens, and blessed!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Hi Sheila, I've never been much of one for crochet, but decided to look up your pattern because a friend knit me something similar. I thought she might enjoy knowing about this. I thought when I saw the first picture that I's like the ponchoghan a bit loner, but then I saw the picture of your d-i-l sitting down and it seemed longer. I also think that I'd like the neck a little tighter; I'm afraid it would stretch. I'd love to see my pictures here when you get the one for yourself finished. It's fun to see work that suiqdooers do themselves :+)

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      I have had someone just ask me for sometign similar Sharing for you :)

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      Sheila 3 years ago from Omaha, NE

      @LisaAuch1: Thanks so much, Lisa!

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      RaintreeAnnie 3 years ago from UK

      I think this is really lovely :)

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great idea.

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