The Draped in Diamonds Poncho is a show-stopping crochet garment! As a seamless project, you’ll love the texture created by post stitches and wanting to find a reason to wear it every chance you can.
This crochet poncho was inspired by a poncho I saw on Pinterest. I love finding inspiration in fashion to translate it with yarn for a truly unique design.
There were several swatches and sketches to find the right stitches. I wanted something that looked dramatic and complicated but is relatively easy to do.
I considered a large cable going horizontal from one side to the other, and after learning Live Loop Cables with Sue Perez, I was ready to give you a new technique to learn. But I chose not to experiment with cables for the first time on a such a large project.
I definitely considered the Lemon Peel Stitch, which is a favorite of mine (Only 6 designs with that stitch so far…), but decided to choose something different but also with texture.
The Waffle Stitch was a close runner up to be used for this poncho, as it creates a fun dense fabric, but it didn’t have the right pizazz that I was looking for. So after searching the Internet (meaning Ravelry and Pinterest), I was reacquainted with the Diamond Trellis Stitch.
It has been years since I made this stitch and I had never completed a project with it. Of course it made great sense to create a poncho with a ton of post stitches. 😆
But seriously, you’ll enjoy making this pattern as much as you will enjoy wearing it, and receiving oodles of compliments. This is a show-stopping piece!
Also, this is my first crochet garment that includes children sizes! 😬
Why did I include children sizing on a short, dramatic poncho? Why not?!? I know that my twin girls are fashionistas in the making, especially after walking in Strands 2021. Once I have the chance to make ponchos for my girls, there will be a few fun videos of them walking and spinning.
The folks at WeCrochet are awesome, and truly believe in supporting independent designers and crocheters. They graciously provided the yarn for this project.
I chose Brava Worsted in Hunter, as it’s a gorgeous color and it’s a great acrylic yarn. As my first time working with it, I enjoyed the softness and consistency in color. The only point I would take away from the yarn is random tufts of fuzzy white fiber in one skein out of 14 that I used.
This is a yarn eater project, but totally worth all of the yarn. You’re going to love the Draped in Diamonds Poncho for transitional weather in the fall and spring.
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- Knitpicks Brava Worsted (100% premium acrylic, 218 yds / 199 m; 3.5 oz/ 100 g skein): 8 (10, 11, 13, 14, 19) skeins
- Alternate Yarn Option: Knitpicks Brava 500: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) skeins
- Hook US J-10 / 6.00 mm or hook needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch Marker, 2
- Yarn needle
- Tape Measure
13 dc sts = 4 in. [10 cm], 11.2 pattern rows = 4 in. [10 cm]
- Size 2-4: 36 in. wide x 8 in. length, when folded in half
- Size 6-8: 42 in. wide x 10 in. length, when folded in half
- Size 10-12: 52 in. wide x 14 in. length, when folded in half
- Size 14-16: 56 in. wide x 16 in. length, when folded in half
- XS-XL: 64 in. wide x 20 in. length, when folded in half
- 2XL-5XL: 70 in. wide x 24 in. length, when folded in half
- Btw: between
- Ch: chain
- Cnr: corner
- CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Fdc: foundation double crochet
- FO: fasten off
- FPtr: front post treble crochet
- FPtr2tog: front post treble 2 together
- Fsc: foundation single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- M: stitch marker
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sk: skip
- WS: wrong side
- YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
CSDC: pull up a loop, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (YO), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
Fptr2tog: YO twice, insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop, *[YO, pull up a loop in next st]; repeat from * to end
Attach last fdc to continue pattern: YO, insert hook in foundation ch of last fdc made (pic. 7), YO, pull up a loop (pic. 8), insert in next st after M (pic. 9), YO, pull through st and 1 loop on hook (pic. 10), YO, pull through 2 loops (pic. 11); continue to dc to end of row (pic. 12)
- Pattern is written US terms.
- Read the entire pattern before beginning.
- The foundation row can be substituted by making a ch in the number of sts as the fsc +1 listed.
- The CSDC of each row is included in the total st count.
- Be sure to sk the st behind each FPtr and FPtr2tog.
- All FPtr2tog have 3 skipped sts btw each leg of the st to create half of the diamond shape.
- All FPtr2tog are linked to create the diamond shape.
- Any changes in length are not listed in the yarn amounts.
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