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Midnight Madness Poncho Free Crochet Pattern Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball

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The Midnight Madness Poncho is a free crochet pattern for a dreamy poncho made with Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball yarn!

Midnight Madness Poncho free crochet pattern

While designing the Candy Kisses Scarf I fell in love with the blocked v-stitch and I wasn’t alone!  I had people asking if I could design a poncho using this same stitch pattern and the Midnight Madness Poncho was born!

Midnight Madness Poncho a free crochet pattern
Poncho will fit a range of sizes model is size Med / Large (10-12 US size)

This pattern is so easy — just a two row repeat!  The end result is a lacy, open poncho with wonderful drape!

Midnight Madness Poncho a free crochet pattern

I used Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball which is the perfect yarn for this pattern as well.  The self-striping does all the color work for you and the color options are so beautiful!  I chose Moonstone as my first colorway which has a line of metallic silver blue thread running through it.  The shiny look really takes this poncho to the next level but you could certainly choose a different route — many beautiful color options in this yarn.  Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Cake would be another option as well.

Midnight Madness Poncho free crochet pattern
Poncho worn by model size small / medium

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The pattern as written will fit Small/Medium/Large and and changes for plus size are included in the parentheses.  Instructions are included to size up additional sizes.  The yarn has a lot of give so one size will fit a range of sizes.

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 Pattern is written in US crochet terminology

2 (3 plus size) Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball Moonstone 10.6 oz (15.9) / 962 yards (1443)

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge: 5 v-st = 4”, 9 rows = 4”

Finished Size: S/M/L:  approximately 30” from neck corner space point to bottom corner space point.

Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

sk skip

v-st v-stitch

sc single crochet

sp space

st stitch

Sizes provided S/M/L (plus)

For further resizing, increase foundation chain by 8.  For every increase of 8 chs, you will increase by a count of 1 v-st between corner spaces for a total increase of 2 v-st count for first row.

Pattern notes:  Pattern written in S/M/L size, plus size noted in ( ).

Stitches:  v-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st

Round 1: Ch 72 (80), without twisting ch, sl st to 1st ch, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), dc in same ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch,* repeat between * * 2(3) more times, (v-st, ch 2, v-st) in next ch (corner space), ch 1, sk 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch* repeat between * * 7 (8) more times, (v-st, ch 2, v-st) in next ch (corner space), ch 1, sk 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch* repeat between * * to end, sl st to top of ch 3. 20 (22) v-sts.

Round 2: sc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 1 sp, [*sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc ch 3, sc) in next ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to corner sp (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 1 sp] repeat between [ ] 1 time, repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, sc in last ch 1 sp, sl st in first 3 ch sp from beginning of row.

Round 3:  ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1,[*v-st in next ch 3 sp, ch 1* repeat between * * to corner ch 3 sp, (v-st, ch 2, v-st) in ch 3 sp, ch 1, repeat between [ ] 1 time, repeat between * * to end, sl st to top of ch 3.

Repeat rounds 2 – 3 to desired size ending on round 2.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Midnight Madness Poncho a free crochet pattern
A lovely poncho with a lot of drape creating a flattering silhouette!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Midnight Madness Poncho Free Crochet Pattern Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball

  1. I’ve started this 4 times now and I can’t get the corners to line up. Is there a mistake or typo in the pattern in round 1?

    1. I am so sorry you are having trouble with my pattern! I am happy to help! Can you tell me which size you are making?

        1. You would have a total of 8 v-st between corner spaces of (v-st, ch 2, v-st). The row starts in the middle between the corner spaces. The ch 4 + dc at the beginning of the row counts as your first v-st so you will have a total of 4 v-st before you begin your first corner, corner sp, then complete 8 v-st, corner space and complete the row with another 4 v-st. I hope that helps. Howevever, if you are still having trouble I will be releasing a video tutorial next week for anyone with questions.

    1. Pat, I haven’t changed up the yarn myself but if you do, just complete the first row and make sure it fits over your head comfortably. If it does you are good to go! Let me know how it turns out!

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