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X-capade Poncho: Premium Crochet Pattern

X-capade Poncho, a crochet pattern using worsted weight weight. It'll become your favorite poncho to wear no matter the weather.

The X-capade Poncho is the second pattern in the X-capade collection, and my first published poncho design. ? (There is another poncho that has been in time out since 2015… and actually started that adventure of the X-stitch)

Back to the X-capade Poncho… It’s designed to be a one size fits most with completed measurements of 40 inches wide by 57 inches long without the fringe. It’s a straight-forward design that be adjusted to be narrower or wider, shorter or longer, which will require a different amount of yarn ?

There are instructions for styling the poncho three different ways! Why wear a gorgeous garment just one way? Switch up the look by simply adding a belt, or tack/baste the sides to create a tunic.

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials Needed:

  • Baby Bee Hushabye Solid medium (worsted) weight acrylic/cotton yarn (3.5 oz/208 yds/100g per skein): 8 skeins or 1,664 yards
  • Hook US J10 / 6.0mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • 4-6 Locking stitch markers

Gauge: 12 dc = 4”/10cm, 3 X-Sts = 4.75”/12cm; 6 rows in pattern = 4.25” /11cm

Measurements: 40” W x 57” Total L; 20” W per half

Stitches Used:

ch(s): chain(s)

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

slst: slip stitch

fdc: foundation double crochet

yo: yarn over

tr: treble crochet

hdc: half double crochet 

st(s): stitch(es)

sp: space

FO: fasten off

PM: place marker

sk: skip

Additional Terms:

  • CSDC: Chainless Starting Double Crochet – pull up a loop to the height of the stitch, holding loop, yarn over (YO) {turn hook around yarn}, insert hook in first stitch, YO, pull up a loop, yarn over, [pull through 2 loops] twice
  • Str: Starting Treble Crochet – single crochet (sc) in first stitch without a chain 1, insert hook through middle of first sc and under 2 loops, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, [insert hook through middle of last sc and under 2 loops, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
  • X-St: each X-St is followed by a treble as follows – YO 2 times, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), YO (4 loops on hook), skip next 2 stitches, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] four times, chain 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice. Complete a standard treble crochet in the next st [YO 2 times, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops) three times].
    • The X-St as written will cover 5 stitches of the row below. The first leg of the X will be     in one stitch, two stitches are skipped, and the second leg of the X is placed in the next stitch (4th stitch). The treble crochet is placed in the next stitch (5th stitch of row below)
    • X-Stitch Tutorial can be found here
  • Fdc for Neck opening: 
    • Begin first fdc by YO, insert Hook into side of last made dc (arrow in pic.1, pic. 2), YO and pull through to have three loops on hook (pic. 3), YO, pull through one loop, [yo, pull through two loops] two times. First fdc made. Continue pattern by making fdc in same manner as Row 1 of the first half 
    • To reattach/continue to dc: YO, insert hook through both loops of ch of last fdc (arrow in pic. 4), insert hook in next st (pics. 5 & 6), YO and pull through st and both loops of ch (three loops on hook, pic. 7 & 8), [YO and pull through two loops] two times. Next dc completed (pic. 9). Dc in next stitch to continue the pattern

Additional Notes

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • The fdc of the second half for the neck opening can be replaced with the same number of chains as listed in pattern below. Use stitch markers to mark where to start and end chain. Attach yarn with a slip knot, make chain, skip the listed amount of stitches, and then slip stitch where the second marker is placed. Be mindful to chain looser in order to work stitched into each chain for row 1 of the Second Half. 
  • The neck opening can be adjusted by adding or subtracting 2 stitches at a time, and skipping the same number of stitches before continuing the first row of the second half. 
  • St in pattern refers to stitch and chain within the pattern. 
  • Pattern can be lengthened by adding a multiple of 5 chains. Make sure that the beginning foundation stitches are a multiple of 5+1
  • Poncho width can be shortened or widened by making fewer or more rows before edging.

 

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Alternative Styling Options

X-capade Poncho crochet pattern
Wear poncho in the traditional manner draped across the front and back. Add a twisted belt to gently gather the material.
X-capade Poncho, a crochet pattern using worsted weight yarn.
Rotate the poncho for the tassels to hang over your arms, and create a shorter front and back. Add a twist tie around the wait to create a cropped top look. 

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The X-capade Poncho is an intermediate crochet pattern using worsted weight yarn. It's a great layering piece to wear year-long over a turtleneck and jeans, or a long spring dress.
The X-capade Poncho is an intermediate crochet pattern that offers visual and stitching interest. It's a great layering piece to wear year-long over a turtleneck and jeans, or a long spring dress.
The X-capade Poncho is an intermediate crochet design that offers visual and stitching interest. This design uses worsted weight yarn. It's a great layering piece to wear year-long over a turtleneck and jeans, or a long spring dress.

2 comments

    1. Thank you Loretta! Variegated yarns are lots of fun. I enjoy discovering a random pool of a darker shade in variegated yarns to make a project truly unique.

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