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Lacy Crochet Cover Up Pattern, Lucy Poncho

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Who doesn’t love a lacy crochet coverup pattern? This is a fun pattern that is easy enough for beginners. 

 

The Beautiful You yarn from Lion Brand is gorgeous and perfect for summer. Light and with a great texture, you couldn’t ask for more. 

 

 

 

 

The striping found in the stitch pattern was totally accidental but I love how it turned out. The stitch is a gorgeous mix of shells and chains which is easy to memorize. 

 

 

The poncho construction is very simple. You first make an L shape piece and seam it at the back to make your lacy crochet coverup. 

 

 

 

Back view with seam

 

 

Lacy Crochet Cover Up Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

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Materials

1. Size 2, sport weight yarn. I use Lion Brand Beautiful You yarn in the color Cayenne for the sample poncho. 

2. An E(3.5mm) hook. 

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

4. Locking stitch markers or safety pins

 

Finished Size

S/M- Fits chest 34 to 38″

L/XL- Fits chest 40 to 46″

2XL/3XL- Fits chest 48 to 54″

 

Yardage

S/M– 3 Skeins of Beautiful You yarn or around 950yards

L/XL- 4 skeins of Beautiful You yarn or around 1200 yards

2XL/3XL– 5 skeins of Beautiful You yarn or 1500 yards

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain

st- stitch

sk – skip

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

 

Stitch Explanations

Shell: 4 dc worked into the same st

 

Gauge

With 3.5mm hook,  19 dc sts X 10 Rows= 4 inch square

 

Ch 185( 209, 233). The initial chain should be a multiple of 12+5

Row 1: 1 sc in 11th ch from hook, *(ch 5, sk 5, 1 sc in next ch), repeat from * across to end, turn.——-30(34, 38) ch-5 loops

 

Row 2(Shell Row): Ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, shell in the next sc, *(1 sc in the 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, shell in next sc), repeat from * until you work shell in the last sc, 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 2, sk next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn.——15(17, 19) shells

 

Row 3: Ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd dc of next shell, *(ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd dc of next shell), repeat from * until you work a sc on top of the last shell, ch 5, 1 sc in the 4th ch of last ch-5 loop, turn.——30(34, 38) ch-5 loops

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have completed 24(27, 29) shell rows. Your last row should be a repeat of Row 2. 

 

Back Extension

Place a marker on the 10th(11th, 12th) shell from where your working yarn is right now. 

 

Row 1: Ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd dc of next shell, *(ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd dc of next shell), repeat from * until you work a sc on top of the marked shell, turn.——-19(21, 23) ch-5 loops

 

Row 2(RS): Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in first st, 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, *(ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, shell in next sc, 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * until you work shell in the last sc, 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 2, sk next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn.——9(10, 11) shells

 

Row 3(WS): *(Ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * until you work sc in last ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.——-19(21, 23) ch-5 loops

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 above until you have completed 36(42, 48) shell rows. Fasten off.

 

Seaming the Poncho

 

Measuring the lacy fabric can be really tricky, so lay out your fabric on a flat surface in an L shape with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. Stretch each side to the correct measurement as shown in the chart above.

 

 

Place a marker 16(18, 20) inches away from the top corner of the extension as shown in the picture above. 

 

 

Now bring down the top edge to join the extension, match point A to point A and point B to point B, sew them together(see picture above). Confused? Place the same color markers at the 2 points marked A. Place another pair of a different color markers at points marked B. Bring down your fabric to match the same color markers and sl st or sc the sides together between the markers. Take care not to stretch the fabric while you sew. 

 

Adding a Leveling Row to the Neckline

 

 

The right edge of your neckline will be scalloped. So let us add a leveling row as shown in the pic above. Turn the poncho right side out. Sl st to the back seam of the poncho, *(1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 dc of the shell, 1 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-5 space), repeat from * until you reach the marker at the front of the neck. Sl st to the marked point, fasten off. 

 

Tip

Want the poncho longer, add some fringes!

 

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Patricia Thrift

Sunday 15th of August 2021

I really like the pattern, so nice and lacy looking.

Shehnaaz

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Thank you!

Patricia Thrift

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Lovely. and I love it in the red.

Tamara

Saturday 14th of August 2021

This is very cute. I have a friend who wears ponchos. I think I will make one up for her. Thank you for such great instructions