Marie Louise Poncho

Well it seems I can’t get enough of the Broomstick Lace stitch!  I love it!  Granted it does take a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but I love the finished look.  So with all the craze with Ponchos right now I figured I would challenge myself a bit and try my hand at a Broomstick Lace Poncho!  What do you think?  I think it turned out really well.

Marie Louise Poncho
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With this pattern I am going to give you the ability to take the single size pattern and customize it to the size that works best for you.  DON’T worry!  I have given in the directions EVERYTHING you need to know to make a larger sized Poncho.  That being said, PLEASE do yourself a favor and read the entire pattern and notes before beginning.

Materials
6.50 mm hook
Loops and Tread Impeccable Yarn
50mm knitting needle

Gauge
7 rows of Front/Back Post Half Double Crochet = 2 inches
8 stitches of Front/Back Post Half Double Crochet = 2 inches

Stitches
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPHDC – Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC – Back Post Half Double Crochet
Marie Louise PonchoDifficulty – Intermediate, experience with Broomstick Lace strongly recommended

Tutorial
Broomstick Lace Photo Tutorial
Broomstick Lace Video Tutorial

Joining Circle - Not in the Base ChainIf you have issues joining the Chain and it twisting you can check out THIS tutorial for an alternative way.

Special Notes: This pattern is worked in series of 16 stitches. If you want to make the initial cowl larger or smaller you will need to increase/decrease by 16 CH.
When making the Broomstick Lace rows, the part when you are taking the loops off of the hook, you will increase each row by 16 stitches (4 additional Broomsticks)

Cowl

CH63 + CH2 – (CH2 will count as first DC) – this is the size shown!  If I were to make myself one I would use the same start for the cowl as shown

Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in each stitch around, Join with SLST in first DC (64DC)
Row 2: CH1, FPHDC in first stitch (CH2), BPHDC in next, *FPHDC, BPHDC*, repeat from *to* around. Join with SLST in first FPHDC (64HDC)
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until you get desired height for the cowl

Join the tail of your first CH to the last CH.
Marie Louise PonchoPoncho
(I changed colors from grey to pink at this point)
Row 1: CH1, FPHDC in same as joining and in each stitch around. Join with SLST in first FPHDC
Row 2: CH1, HDC in same as joining and in next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC in next stitch, *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2HDC in next*, repeat from *to* around (80 HDC) – your stitch count has increased by 16 🙂

Option – You can continue to work rows to make it larger over the shoulders before you start the Broomstick lace. Right now there are 80 stitches. This is the formula is – 80/16 = 5 (96) which means you will work 1 stitch in next 4 stitches, and 2 stitches in 5th stitch. The next row would be 96/16 = 6 (112), work 1 stitch in the next 5 stitches and 2 in the 6th stitch.  Continue to repeat this increasing pattern until you get the size needed. I highly recommend doing this for larger sizes.  But of course if you have the option just try it on the person being made for and go from there!

IF you use the option, remember you are adding 16 additional stitches (4Broomstick stitches), so make sure when you move onto Row 4 you add an additional Broomstick stitch in each repeat.  Modified Row 4 – *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* twice more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops , repeat from *to* once more, ^*take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* three more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops*, repeat from *to* once more^, repeat from ^ to^ twice more

Row 3: Pull up loops (you can pull up the loop using booth front and back loop or like shown just work in the back loop)
Row 4: Take off 4 loops, pull up a loop and CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* once more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops , repeat from *to* once more, ^*take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* twice more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops*, repeat from *to* once more^, repeat from ^ to^ twice more. Join with SLST in first SC

Marie Louise Poncho

Click on photo to read TIP

(I changed colors at this point)
Row 5: CH1, SC in same as joining and in each stitch around. Join with SLST in first SC
Row 6: Pull up loops
Row 7: Take off 4 loops, pull up a loop and CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* twice more, take off 4 loops and work 8SC in loops, ^*take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* four more times, take off 4 loops and work 8SC in loops*^, repeat from ^to^ twice more, take off last 4 loops and work 4SC in loops. Join with SLST in first SC

Marie Louise Poncho

Click on photo to read TIP

(I changed colors at this point)
Row 8: CH1, SC in same as joining and in each stitch around. Join with SLST in first SC

Continue to repeat rows 3 – 8 of Poncho until you reach your desired length.  I put a HDC finishing edge on the one pictured.

Copyright KatiDCreations January 2015.  You may chose one photo and link back to the original post.  Please do not re publish any of this pattern or photos or claim them as your own.  Feel free to gift, sell or donate any products made from this pattern!

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5 thoughts on “Marie Louise Poncho

  1. I need help!! Do you/can you pull all the loops in the “round” of the poncho? I can only get so far and then I can’t pull any more loops, Thanks

    • Ok, so you have a few options.
      1. get multiple hooks to use (probably 3)
      2. Use some flexible belting
      3. pull up the loops, and then as you get to the point when you cant get anymore on, you take them all off. Then about 6 of your most recent worked loops back on the hook and continue. – This is the method I use
      I had no issue with the loops coming undone on their own. If you find that you did snag a loop and pulled it out simply start reapplying the loops on your hook in that area until you have them all worked back to the correct height

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