HAZE PONCHO

Keep warm during the chilly season with this simple, yet elegant poncho. It is made using one of my favorite crochet stitches, the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch. This project is made using medium weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook. Optional material used: Stitch Markers

Begin

Start with a slip knot (Photo 1) and hook in 76 chains ( Photo 2).

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Row 1

Herringbone half double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook ( Photo 3 ) and in each chain. You will have a total of 75 stitches ( Photo 4 ). Turn your work.

Special Stitch | Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Yarn over ( YO ), insert hook into the designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop into the chain or stitch and through the first loop (Photo 2), YO and draw up a loop through the two remaining loops on your hook.

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Row 2

Chain 2, skip the first stitch ( Photo 5 ), Herringbone half double crochet in the next stitch and in every stitch in the row. Turn your work.

Row 3 to Row 150

Chain 2, skip the first stitch ( Photo 5 ), Herringbone half double crochet in the next stitch and in every stitch in the row ( Photo 6 ). Turn your work.

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Once completed, leave a tail long enough for sewing ( Photo 8 ).

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

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Fold your fabric together with the wrong side facing up. On the long side of the fabric, whip stitch in the next 50 stitches ( Photo 9 ). Fasten off and weave in any loose ends ( Photo 10 ). Turn your work inside out.

TURTLENECK

On the first stitch, join your yarn ( Photo 11 ). We will now begin working in the round. Chain 2, Herringbone half double crochet in the next 49 stitches ( Photo 12 ). Slip stitch in the beginning chain to join.

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Round 2 to 10

Chain 2, Herringbone half double crochet in the next 49 stitches. Slip stitch in the beginning chain to join. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.

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