I am so excited to share with you guys my latest wearable – the Ava Fringed Poncho!
It’s delicate and pretty with a flowy romantic feel, while being so super easy to make – even for brand new crochet beginners.
And have you seen that tassel style fringe?! It’s the perfect mix of bohemian comfort and chic, fashion forward style.
You won’t believe how easy this pattern comes together – it’s made of only 2 large rectangles that you sew together in a surprising way, add some neckline and hemline edging, plus tassel fringe and you’re done!
Even if you’re still a crochet beginner, don’t be afraid. If you can make a scarf or a blanket, you can make this!
I chose to use Lion Brand Yarn’s LB Collection Cotton Bamboo – yarn that I haven’t designed with before! It’s such a beautiful, soft, lightweight yarn that feels super luxurious. You know how some lightweight yarns also feel really cheap? Well these skeins feel like silky fibers you’d find in an indie yarn shop for about triple the price.
That’s one of the things about the LB Collection – it’s exclusively sold at LionBrand.com so that LB can offer luxury grade yarns at an affordable price by selling direct to the consumer. This way we have direct access to some incredible yarns for decent prices! Yay!
I don’t think this will be the last project I crochet with Cotton Bamboo, it’s so perfect for those warmer months and feels plushy soft right off the hook!
You’ll get all the instruction below printed and ready to make in your choice of the Cherry Blossom color I used or another stunning Cotton Bamboo color called Hyacinth shipped right to your door. As if that isn’t awesome enough, just for this week the kit is 20% off if you shop through my affiliate link HERE (at no extra cost to you, shopping through my link gives me a little commission and helps support this blog and its free patterns. Thank you!).
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Check out the video tutorial below where I teach the Medium/Large size cardigan start to finish – it’ll help ya no matter what size you’re making!
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To sum it up:
The Lace Fringe Poncho is the perfect topper to any outfit. It’s lightweight enough to keep you breezy in the warmer months, and a wonderful layering piece over sweaters when it gets chilly outside. The easier than ever 2 rectangle construction means even a brand new crocheter can make it & the unique assembly style is a fun surprise!
–Lion Brand Yarn Cotton Bamboo in Cherry Blossom (XS/S: 4 skeins, M/L: 4 skeins, XL/XXL: 5 skeins, XXXL/XXXXL: 6 skeins)
-Size J 6mm crochet hook
17 Dc = 4″
9 rows = 4″
Bust: 30″ (XS) 34″ (S) 38″ (M) 42 ” (L) 46″ (XL) 50″ (XXL) 54″ (XXXL)
Width across back: 20″ (XS) 21″ (S) 22″ (M) 23″ (L) 24″ (XL) 25″ (XXL) 26″ (XXXL)
Length: 24″ (XS) 25″ (S) 26″ (M) 26.5″ (L) 27″ (XL) 27.5″ (XXL) 27.5″ (XXXL)
Armhole: 6″ (XS) 7″ (S) 7.5″ (M) 8″ (L) 8.5″ (XL) 9″ (XXL) 9.5″ (XXXL)
Sleeve Length: 4.5″ (XS) 5″ (S) 5″ (M) 5.5″ (L) 5.5″ (XL) 6″ (XXL) 6″ (XXXL)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
rep – repeat
t – turn
Level 1 – Beginner
Pattern & Sizing Notes:
-For reference, model is 5’5” tall with a 39″ bust, and wearing the Lace Fringe Poncho in a size Medium/Large.
-Sizing listed in the pattern will be in X-Small/Small, Medium/Large, Xl/2X, and 3X/4X listed in parenthesis such as 36 “(41, 46, 51)” whereas Ch 36 for size XS/S, 41 for size M/L, 46 for size L/XL, and 51 for size 2XL/3XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle/highlight all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
-This cardigan is worked in 2 rectangular panels then seamed together. Neckline is worked directly onto the sewn pieces. Hemline border is worked directly onto the sewn pieces and tassel style fringe is added last.
-All sizing is slightly oversized and based on the CYC sizing regulations. Use this guide or the measurements above to determine what size range you fall into. If you want a more figure-hugging fit, size down.
-Ch 2/3 does not count as a st throughout.
Ch 65 (69, 73, 77)
Row 1: Dc in 4th from hook and each across (62, 66, 70, 74)
Row 2: Ch 3, t, sk 1 st, Dc in next st, *Ch 1, sk 1 st, Dc in next st, rep from * in each st across (62, 66, 70, 74)
Row 3: Ch 2, t, Dc in each st across (including Ch 1 spaces) (62, 66, 70, 74)
Repeat Rows 2-3 until you’ve reached Row 67 (69, 71, 73)
Each rectangle should measure close to the sizing listed below (remember – if you have slight variance, it won’t matter too much in the long run).
XS/S: 14 x 28”
M/L: 15 x 30”
XL/XXL: 16 x 32”
XXXL/XXXXL: 17 x 34”
Finish off, weave ends.
With a long piece of spare yarn, thread your tapestry needle.
Place one panel lengthwise (first panel) and the other widthwise (second panel). You should have one panel’s short side matching up with another panel’s long side, making a giant “L” shape.
Use a mattress stitch to seam your panels together. Sew through tops of the stitches on one panel and through the ends of the rows on the other panel.
To create the second seam, fold first panel in to meet your first seam. Fold your second panel in to meet the end of the other panel. You should have a giant heart shape.
Use a mattress stitch to seam your panels together again long the first panel’s short side and your second panel’s rough edge.
Identify the neckline area (smaller opening at the top of your seamed panels). Decide which side will be your front and back.
Join yarn to the center of the neckline back, Ch 2
Round 1: Dc in each st evenly around (I worked 1 stitch into the end of each Row – you’ll have a little tightening but that’s good), sl st to join
Round 2: Ch 2, Dc in each st around, sl st to join
Round 3: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, sl st to join, finish off
With the right side of the cardigan facing you, join yarn to any corner of the hemline
Round 1: Ch 1, Sc in each st around the entire hemline evenly, work 3 Sc into each corner, sl st to join
Round 2: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, sl st to join, finish off
Cut pieces of yarn about 7 in. long (6 per tassel fringe unit).
Fold 6 pieces in half together. Use your crochet hook to pull the fold of the yarn partially through any stitch along the hemline edging. Pull tails of the fringe through the loop created. Tighten and trim tails.
Skip 3 sts along hemline edging.
Repeat tassel style fringe units until you’ve lined the entire hemline of the poncho.
Trim all fringe to be as even as possible.
Pop your brand new Crochet Lace Fringe Poncho on and head out of here – you’re done!
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