Free Butterfly Poncho

Adult XL size Butterfly Poncho

Who doesn’t love butterfly’s !!

This pattern is written out for 2 repeats of the butterfly pattern
Sizes:
Toddler
Child – Small – Medium
Adult Large
Adult XL can be purchased on Ravelry or Etsy

You will need

I/9 – 5.5mm hook

8ply / DK yarn

Needle for sewing in ends

Scissors

US Terms used

Chain = Ch

Single crochet = SC

Double crochet = Dc

Slip Stitch = Slst

Skip a stitch = Sk

Treble crochet = Tr

Stitch Marker = SM

Foundation double crochet = Fdc

Instructions in (-) are worked into the same stitch

Instructions in *to* are repeated

Gauge 7 dc across x 3dc high = 1 ½ inch

How to do a Foundation double crochet stitch:

Step 1: Ch 3

Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into the first chain, Yarn over, pull through loop. (chain made)

Step 3: Yarn over, and work as a double crochet (dc).

Step 4: Yarn over, insert hook into top two sts at the base of the just completed dc.

Pattern notes: The pattern is worked in a 4-row repeat starting with row 2 through to row 5.

Adult XL – Fdc 114

Rnd 1: Fdc 114, join with a slip stitch and mark the 57th st (halfway sts) as your centre point with a SM (114 fdc)

If you do not want to use the FDC then chain and do 1 rnd of Dc

In Rnd 2 You need to place stitch markers in the 4th dc of every sk 7 group

Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in same st as ch 1, ch 7, sk 7 (place st marker in 4th sk st), *7 dc, ch 7, sk 7* (place st marker in 4th sk st) rep from *to* into centre point put (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *7 dc, ch 7, sk 7* rep from *to* into 1st dc st put (2 dc, ch 2, dc) to finish the front point, join with a slip stitch into 1st dc (64 dc, 8 x 7 ch sp, 2 2 ch sp = 60 ch = 124 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, dc in same st, *ch 7, sk 7, 7 dc*, rep from *to* dc in next 2, into front centre point (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 9, *ch 7, sk 7, 7 dc*, rep from *to* dc in next 2, back point (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next st, join with a slst into 1st dc, (72 dc, 8 x 7 ch sp, 2 x 2 ch sp = 60 ch = 132 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st as ch 1, *ch 2, tr down into marked st, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 5 dc, 2 dc in next*, rep from *to* dc in next 10, into front point (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) dc in next 10, *2 dc in next, ch 2, 1 tr, ch 2, 2 dc in next, dc in next 5* rep from *to*, dc in next 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) dc in next 3, join with a slip st (96 dc, 18 x 2 ch, 8 tr = 140)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in same st, dc in next, 2 dc around ch 2, 1 dc into top of tr, 2 dc around ch 2, dc in each of the next sts rep around in to points do (dc, ch 2, dc) Slip stitch to join. (144 dc, 2 ch 2 = 148)

Start of Repeat rounds Rnds 2-5

Rnd 6: Slst over 1 (this is so the 7 dc’s will line up under the butterfly), Ch 1, dc in same st, dc in next 6, *ch 7, sk 7, 7 dc* rep from *to* dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into centre point, 8 dc, *ch 7, sk 7, 7 dc, rep from *to* ch 7, sk 7, 1 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in centre point, dc in next, ch 7, join with a slst into dc. (87 dc + 10 x ch 7, 2 x ch 2 = 157)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, dc in same st, 6 dc, sk 7, ch 7, *7 dc, sk 7, ch 7*, rep from *to* dc in next 10, into front centre point (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 10, *ch 7, sk 7, 7 dc*, rep from *to* dc in next 3, back point (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 3 sts, ch 7, join with a slst into 1st dc, (90 dc, 10 x 7 ch sp, 2 x 2 ch sp = 164 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st as ch 1, *5 dc, 2 dc in next, ch 2, tr down into marked st, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc* rep from *to* dc in next 10, into front point (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) dc in next 10, *2 dc in next, ch 2, 1 tr, ch 2, 2 dc in next, dc in next 5* rep from *to*, dc in next 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) dc in next 3, join with a slip st (88 dc, 20 x 2 ch, 8 tr = 136)

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 5, dc in every stitch, into corners put (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) join with a slip st (144 dc)

Keep repeating until you have the length you want always remember to start rnd’s 6, 10, 14, (on Rnd 18 you do not need to slip stitch over 1) with a slip stitch over to the next stitch so that the butterflies stagger properly

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