Red Heart is running the Make a Shawl campaign this year to offer you options for making shawls and ponchos in both knit and crochet. Each month there will be a new pattern and video tutorial from me. This month we will be working on the Lace Panel Crochet Poncho. Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make the crochet version, there will also be a knit version.
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Lace Panel Crochet Poncho:
The Lace Panel Crochet Poncho is a great beginner project. Designed by my good friend Salena Baca with simple stitches to make a beautiful poncho. One of the great things about Salena’s work, if you don’t already know, is that she really makes the piece to be quick to finish. Once you are done with one of her patterns there isn’t much work remaining to finish your piece.
Constructing this poncho is done without seams. Starting with the foundation chain you will work the front panel and then pick up stitch at the starting chain for the back of the poncho. Be sure to check the pattern to find your correct size. You will be measuring around your shoulders to get the size that you need, which is not the typical measurement that you need for creating garments.
Reminder about the yarn, this yarn does have a bit of a halo and can catch onto itself. Since this yarn is wound as a ball it is best to take the yarn from the outside and not attempt to make it a center pull. If you try to pull the yarn from the center you run the risk of it getting caught and ripping.
Watch the videos below to learn how to work your way through the Lace Panel Crochet Poncho.
Lace Panel Crochet Poncho Materials:
Download your FREE Lace Panel Crochet Poncho pattern from Red Heart before getting started.
- RED HEART® Boutique Unforgettable®: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls 3941 Meadow
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
- Yarn needle
Note-The video should say that the lace panel is hdc and DC.
Crochet Lace Panel Poncho Right Handed Video:
Crochet Lace Panel Poncho Left Handed Video:
Knit Lace Panel Poncho:
If you are interested in the Knit version of this pattern you can check it out on the Red Heart website. Download your Knit Lace Panel Poncho pattern for FREE.