Kallisto Crochet Poncho-Cardigan-FREE PATTERN




I am so excited to share with you my new Kallisto Poncho Cardigan! I really loved this pattern.

I chose Stylecraft Special Aran yarn  because it  is so soft  that makes the cardigan worthy of wearing all fall and winter days. It is a great quality 100% acrylic yarn, very soft, that makes the cardigan drape beautifully and  it is very affordable.

I made it for me or  for my daughter......ok maybe for  both and I beleive she will enjoy wearing this hoodie cardigan both for work or casual outfit.

You can find my tutorial video for this cardigan on my you tube channel

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Materials needed
-US size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook for the cardigan
-US size  7(4,5mm) crochet hook for the narrow straps that cover shoulder seams.
-Worsted weight yarn 1926 yds

I used:
STYLECRAFT SPECIAL ARAN
100% premium acrylic
Shade: 1218 Parchment
196m=214yds

9 skeins in total

Gauge
11 dc = 3.93” inches (10 cm) width
8 rows of pattern=3.93”(10cm) long



Sizes: One adult size. It is very loose and oversized so it fits at many body types. 
Measurements of finished poncho-cardigan
Width of a front piece: 17.7” (45cm)
Width of the whole back piece after sewing the 2 pieces: 35.4” (90cm)
Height from edge shoulder to bottom (it is the less long part) 24.40” (62cm)
Height from neckline to bottom (it is the longest part): 28.34” (72cm)



Abbreviations in US terms:
YO=yarn over
Sts=stitches
Ch=chain
Sl st=slip stitch   
Dc=double crochet 
Rep=repeat
Sk = skip
Prev =previous
BLO= back loops only

CROCHET PROJECT
* We are working sideways to make the rectangles, so the foundation chain is the height of the cardigan, from edge shoulder to bottom.
*This pattern consists of 4 similar, nearly rectangle pieces and the hood, so we crochet 5 pieces in total.
* We seam together 2 of the pieces in the longest part of the height, to form the back of the cardigan.
* Assebly: we put the front pieces on to the back piece and sew the sides, up to a point so we leave an opening to form the armholes then we sew the shoulders leaving an opening for neckline.
* we sew the hood on to the body
*optional: we crochet narrow straps and sew them on to the shoulder seams to secure and decorate this seam.

There is no certain multiple to chain for this pattern


With your -US size 10 (8 mm) crochet hook make a slip knot and chain 70 (make another 3 pieces like this)



Note: we are going to make a very simple increase at the beginning of rows 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23 working 2 dc in same first st of these rows. This way we shape a shoulder line and this makes cardigan fit well.


Row 1: dc in 4rth ch from hook, (turning chain counts as your first dc), dc in every chain across the row to the end (68 dcs) turn


From now on you are going to be working in BLO of dcs

Note: chain 3 at the beginning of all rows count as your first dc.
Row 2:ch3, dc in next st(you have to skip the very first st which is right below the ch3 you have just made and dc in the loop of second dc loop of prev row), dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (68sts), turn
Row 3: (increase row) ch3, dc in very fisrt st(=incr), dc in next st, dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (69 sts), turn
Rows 4, 5 , 6: repeat row 2  (69 sts in every row), turn
Row 7: (increase row) ch3, dc in very fisrt st(=incr), dc in next st, dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (70 sts), turn
Rows 8, 9, 10: repeat row 2 (70 sts in every row), turn
Row 11: (increase row) ch3, dc in very fisrt st(=incr), dc in next st, dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (71 sts), turn
Rows 12, 13, 14: repeat row 2  (71 sts in every row), turn

Row 15: (increase row) ch3, dc in very fisrt st(=incr), dc in next st, dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (72 sts), turn
Rows 16, 17, 18: repeat row 2 (72 sts in every row), turn
Row 19: (increase row) ch3, dc in very fisrt st(=incr), dc in next st, dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (73 sts), turn
Rows 20, 21, 22: repeat row 2 (73 sts in every row), turn
Row 23: (increase row) ch3, dc in very fisrt st(=incr), dc in next st, dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (74 sts), turn

Rows 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 : repeat row 2 (74 sts in every row)
Fasten off , weave in all ends.



SEWING

Place back piece flat.
Put the front pieces onto the back, right sides facing you.
Then you will get your yarn needle and a long piece of yarn to sew.
You may wish to pin the pieces together so they don’t move around. .
You will begin sewing right sides facing you, choose your preferred method.
 Start on the side seams from bottom up, till bottom armhole point, leaving an opening 9.44” (24cm)
Sew up the shoulders from edge shoulder point till the neckline, leaving an opening for neckline as follows:
 10” (25cm) in back neckline and
 4.7”(12cm) in each front neckline.
 So in total after seaming the shoulders the neckline will be 18”-19”(48-51cm). In this perimeter of neckline we will be attaching -by  sewing- the hood, so our hood has to be as wide as this neckline

HOOD
With your crochet hook 10 US (8mm)
Chain 56
Row 1: dc in 4rth ch from hook, (turning chain counts as your first dc), dc in every chain across the row to the end (54 dcs) turn

From now on you are going to be working in BLO of dcs
Note: chain 3 at the beginning of all rows count as your first dc.
Row 2:ch3, dc in next st(you have to skip the very first st which is right below the ch3 you have just made and dc in the loop of second dc loop of prev row), dc in every st across the row, working your last dc in 3rd ch of initial ch3 (54sts), turn
Rep row 2 for 17 more rows, your hood should be approximately, 19” (51cm) wide and 13.3”(34cm) long.
Fold the hood in half widthwise and sew the top of the hood.

SEWING THE HOOD ON THE BODY


Match center of hood to center back neck.
Attach yarn to right side bottom edge if right-handed, or to left side bottom edge if left-handed.   You will sew   facing the right side of neckline.



POCKETS
make 2
Chain 21
Row 1:  in 2rd ch sc, sc in every chain across to the end of the row, turn (20 sc,turn
Row 2:,ch1(does not count as a sc), sc in first sc of prev row, sc across to the end of the row, turn (20 sc)
Repeat row 2 untill your pochet measures 6.6” (17cm) , about 15-17 rows in total.
Fasten off weave in ends.
Size of the pocket 6.6”x6.6”  (17 x 17 cm ) approximately.
Place the pockets on the cardigan approximately 6”(16cm) from the bottom  and  6”(16cm) from the chest and sew on with a tapestry needle.




SMALL STRAPS FOR THE SHOULDER  SEAMS
Make 2
With your US size 7 (4,5mm) crochet hook
Chain 6
Row 1:sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in each ch across to the end (5sc), turn
Row 2:ch1, sc in BLO of the first sc of prev row, sc in BLO in each st across to the end of the row (5sc), turn
Rep row 2 until the length is approx.. 16.14”(41cm) or long  enough to cover the shoulder seam
.
Fasten off , weave in all ends.
Attach the straps on the shoulder seams and pin them.
Thread a needle and start seaming. Attach yarn in edge shoulder, sew up the long side of the strap, turn and sew the narrow side near the neckline, turn and sew the other long side, finally sew the last narrow side. Do this in both shoulders.
Fasten off weave in all ends


I hope you will enjoy crocheting this pattern and tell me all about it !

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1 comments:

  1. So glad to find a pattern for a poncho. I plan to use the pattern for the hooded poncho (minus the hood), as I will make changes and add a collar instead. My other change (intent) is to put the pockets on the inside near the arm openings.... [However, I will need to figure this out.. ] Just want to say thank you for the pattern... I have not seen any others I like as well as this one.

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