This ponchini is not only a different kind of outfit, but it makes a great fashion statement. You can wear it two different ways and it's an easy crochet pattern perfect for anyone to make, from Caron International Yarns.
- Caron International's Fling #0007 Twilight, 6 balls (NOTE: This yarn has been discontinued. Specifications on the yarn: pigtail chenille, chunky or bulky weight yarn, 37 yds/33 m, Knitting gauge on size 9 US Needles 10 sts and 24 rows = 4" Recommended hook size H-8 US, recommended needle size 9 US)
- One crochet hook size US K/10.5 (6.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle (tn)
- Sewing needle and matching thread
- Two – 1" buttons
In single crochet, 8 sts = 4"/10 cm
Single crochet (sc)
Ponchini may be worn two ways; either with the buttons in the Front and Back, or with a button at each shoulder.
Place a marker between 2 center sc; count 25 to marker, then 25 from marker to end.
BACK and FRONT (both alike)
Foundation Row: Ch 51.
Row 1: Beginning in second ch from hook, sc in second ch and in each ch across; turn—50 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 10" from beginning.
Join Back to Front:
* Overlap the upper corner of one edge of the Back diagonally over the corresponding upper edge of the Front. Using sewing needle and thread, sew button 1/2" from the corner edge, (see diagram below).
Measure 2 1/2" from the button toward the neck; using tn, tack the Front to the Back.
Repeat from * for opposite side.
Weave in ends.