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Paula J. Vester
Scraps of your yarn in any size.
An H hook.
Photographed ponchos were made with handspun - @13 wpi = DK weight
Ch 48; join with slst and ch 1.
Mark 1 st ch and 24 th ch.
Rnd 1: Sc at join, ch 1. *skip 1 ch, sc, ch 1* repeat *-* around to end. Join to 1 st sc. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (is 1dc, ch 1), 2 dc in same space; dc in each sc and ch 1 space to marker. (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in marked stitch; continue around and dc in each sc and ch 1 to end. Dc in beginning space next to ch4. Join in 3 rd ch of 4ch beginning. Replace markers into ch 1 space of cluster each row.
Rnd 3: Slst into ch 1 space. Ch 4 (is 1dc, ch 1), 2 dc in same space; dc in top of ea dc to marker. (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 space. Dc in top of ea dc back to beginning. Dc in beginning space next to ch 4. Join in 3 rd ch of the ch 4 beginning. Markers should be placed in ch 1 space of cluster corners at each row.
Repeat round three 5 times. Change color yarn at beginning of each row if you want. Join side is center of back.
Finishing - tie fringe at each stitch (I used 2 strands) or do a shell stitch or sc with picot as edging.
Crochet chain and lace through sc row for tie.
Make different sizes by measuring doll’s head plus ¼ inch to ½ inch and use even number of chain stitches. You can also use this pattern for real people by measuring their head and adding ½ - 1 inch to your chain and keeping it an even number of chains. Then you mark the half-way chain for the center front. You can work as many rows as you need to reach between the elbow and the wrist.