Two of Wands

Ombré Canyon Poncho

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra TavelComment

My new summer go-to garment! This poncho is perfect worn at the beach over a swimsuit or over a tank and cut-offs on the street. Worked up in Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, the weight of the yarn helps it drape beautifully, and while the cotton and loose-crochet aspects of it keep it nice and breezy for warm weather, it’s also just great as an extra layer to cover your shoulders for nights out to dinner and a movie. Follow the steps below to create your own, or purchase a printable, ad-free PDF here

The idea for this poncho came to me while I was visiting a dear friend in Los Angeles. The more beachy, bohemian side of me comes out when I'm on the west coast :) Having worked with 24/7 Cotton on my last project (the Movie Night Cocoon Cardigan), I knew that it would be perfect for this new pattern as well. There are so many beautiful colors to choose from, and lots of neutral and cool tone options, which are my fave!

I basically travel with a suitcase full of yarn wherever I go, so I had brought several shades of the yarn with me and had a tough time deciding which ones to use. That's when I settled on the faded effect of ombré and got to swatching.

This poncho works up super fast and is suitable for someone with basic crochet skills who is looking to learn a few new things. The techniques involved are double crochet, granny clusters, front post double crochet, and working in the round. Now let's get started!

MATERIALS:

2 skeins Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Taupe or 372yds/340m of another DK weight category 3 yarn for color A
2 skeins Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Silver or 372yds/340m of another DK weight category 3 yarn for color B
1 skein Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Charcoal or 186yds/ 170m of another DK weight category 3 yarn for color C
1 skein Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Black or 186yds/170m of another DK weight category 3 yarn for color D
Size US L11/8mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Neck Circumference: 24”/61cm
Length: 27”/69cm

GAUGE:

10.5 dc + 5.25 rows = 4”/10cm in double crochet

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms*

Beg - beginning
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Fpdc - front post double crochet
Rep - repeat
Sk - skip
Sl st - slip stitch
Sp - space
St(s) - stitch(es)

Note: All dcs and 3-dc clusters are worked between sts rather than into the tops of them unless otherwise instructed. To change colors, work the last yarn over of the previous stitch in the new color. 24/7 cotton is listed as a worsted weight yarn, but I find it to be lighter and more suitable to light worsted/dk weight.

PATTERN:

Body:

With color A, ch 64. Being careful not to twist, sl st to 1st chain to join into a large circle.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1 here and throughout), starting in same st as join, dc 32, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc 31, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. (66 dc + 2 ch-1 sp)

Round 2: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc 1 into the ch-1 sp, dc around to next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc around to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. (68 dc + 2 ch-1 sp)

Rounds 3 and 4: Rep round 2. (72 dc + 2 ch-1 sp)

Round 5: Sl st into ch-1 sp, [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] into ch-1 sp, sk 1 sp between dc, *3 dc in next sp between dc, sk 1 sp between dc, rep from * to ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp, sk 1 sp between dc, *3 dc in next sp between dc, sk 1 sp between dc, rep from * to end of round, sl st to top of beg ch. (38 3-dc clusters + 2 ch-1 sp)

Round 6: Sl st to top of next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc 1 into the ch-1 sp, fpdc around middle dc of next 3-dc cluster, *dc into next sp between clusters, fpdc around middle dc of next 3-dc cluster, rep from * to next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, fpdc around middle dc of next 3-dc cluster, *dc into next sp between clusters, fpdc around middle dc of next 3-dc cluster, rep from * to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. (78 dc + 2 ch-1 sp) 

Round 7: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc 1 into the ch-1 sp, dc around to next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc around to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. (80 dc + 2 ch-1 sp)

Rounds 8 and 9: Rep round 7. (84 dc + 2 ch-1 sp)

Round 10: Sl st into ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp, sk 1 sp between dc, *3 dc in next sp between dc, sk 1 sp between dc, rep from * to ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp, sk 1 sp between dc, *3 dc in next sp between dc, sk 1 sp between dc, rep from * to end of round, sl st to top of beg ch. (44 3-dc clusters + 2 ch-1 sp)

Rep rounds 6-10 once more in color A, then twice in color B and once in color C. (68 3-dc clusters + 2 ch-1 sp) 

Fringe:

With color D, cut 408 14”/35.5cm lengths of yarn. Divide into groups of 6 and tie each group in between each 3-dc cluster and ch-1 sp. To do so, fold the group of yarns in half and feed the fold through the space to be tied, then draw the ends through the folded loop and pull to secure. 

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