Size
one size
Dimensions when completed
Centre front length about 48 cm + fringe 13 cm
Demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)
A - lichen 400 g
B - turquoise 100 g
C - honey 50 g
D - fuchsia 50 g
E - cyclamen 50 g

Other supplies
Hook:
1 x 5.0 mm Novita Crochet hook
Needles:
1 x 4.5 mm (40 cm) Novita circular needle for the collar
Or the size required to give the correct tension.
Density
Crochet stitch patterns:
- Follow the stitch diagram and written instructions.

Knitting stitch patterns:
- Rib stitch in the round
All rounds: *K2, p2*, repeat *-*.

Tension:
8 treble groups = 12 cm; 7 treble rounds = 10 cm

Tip
To keep weaving in ends to minimum, work loose ends into the treble groups as you go when you change colours.
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Setting up row

Using yarn A, work loosely 120ch and ss into first ch to join to work in the round.

Round 1 (see the stitch diagram): work 3ch (corresponding to first tr), yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook into fourth chain stitch from the hook, yoh and pull through to the front, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook into the same ch stitch, yoh and pull through to the front, yoh and pull through 2 loops yoh and pull through all loops on the hook (first 3trcl), 1ch. *Miss 1 ch st, yoh, insert hook into next ch stitch, yoh and pull through to the front, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook into the same ch stitch, yoh and pull through to the front, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook into the same ch stitch, yoh and pull through to the front, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh and pull through all loops on the hook, 1ch (second 3trcl).* Repeat *-* 13 more times. Miss 1 st, work into next ch stitch 3trcl, 4ch, 3trcl, 1ch (first corner of the poncho). Repeat *-* 29 times. Miss 1 st, 3trcl, 4ch, 3trcl, 1ch (second corner). Repeat *-* 14 times. Change to yarn D and close the round by working 1ss into the third ch of the round. You have now 62 treble clusters.

Round 2: Using yarn D, work 4ch (= first tr + 1 ch), work 3trcl + 1ch into each chain space between two treble clusters of the previous round and 3trcl + 4ch + 3trcl + 1ch at each corner. When you have one ch stitch left, work 2trcl. Change to yarn B and close the round by working 1ss into the third ch of the round. You have now 64 treble clusters.

Round 3: Using yarn B, work 3ch (= first tr) and work 2trcl into ch st of the previous round. Continue by working one 3trcl + 1ch into each chain space between two treble clusters of the previous round and 3trcl + 4ch + 3trcl + 1ch at each corner. At the end of the round change to yarn C and close the round by working 1ss into the third ch of the round. You have now 66 treble clusters.

The number of treble clusters at each corner increases by one on every round.

Continue in the following manner: work 1 round with yarn C, 2 rounds with yarn A, 1 round with yarn B, 1 round with yarn E, 1 round with yarn C, 1 round with yarn D, 2 rounds with yarn A, *1 round with yarn B, 1 round with yarn E, 1 round with yarn A, 1 round with yarn D, 1 round with yarn B, 1 round with yarn C and 2 rounds with yarn A*. Repeat *-* once. Cut yarn.

Finishing

Lay the piece to measures on a flat surface with the WS facing up, wet with a spray bottle and let dry.

Collar: Using circular needle and yarn A, pick up and knit one 1 st per each chain stitch of the setting up row = 120 sts. Work 24 cm in rib stitch in the round and cast off all sts in rib stitch.

Fringe: For one fringe tassel, cut eight strands of yarn A of about 30 cm each. Keeping the strands together fold them in half, pull the folded end through a space between two treble clusters at one corner of the poncho. Pull the loose ends through the folded end and tighten up. Attach one tassel at every other space between the treble clusters.