The Comfy Poncho Pattern

Comfy Poncho


The Comfy Poncho is knit using a cotton and nylon blend yarn making it light, drapey and comfortable to wear for those cool summer evenings, overly air conditioned places or rainy days. This poncho is child size but can easily be customized to smaller or larger sizes by increasing or decreasing the number of cast-on stitches and also by increasing or decreasing the length of the knitted pieces.

For the Comfy Poncho pattern, two identical pieces are knit flat using the seed stich pattern. These 2 knitted pieces are then joined using the zig zag crochet method. Next, the stitches are picked up for the neckband collar and knit in the garter stitch pattern. Lastly, a crocheted shell stitch border is added to the bottom edge of the Comfy Poncho.

Yarn: Crème Cotton™ Yarn by Loops & Threads™ in the Pastel Pink colorway (2 skeins or 648 yards needed for this pattern size)
Knitting Needles: US #7, US #9 (for cast on and bind off) and US #6 circular knitting needles for the neckband collar
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Gauge: 4.25 stitches / 8 rows per inch in seed stitch pattern with US #7 knitting needles
Crochet hook: US size H8 or 5.0 mm crochet hook
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
sm: slip marker
K2tog: Knit the two stitches on the left needle together
BOR marker: beginning of round marker
[…]: stitch pattern repeats
wyif S1: bring working yarn to the front before slipping the next stitch purlwise

The Comfy Poncho Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Knitted Piece 1:
With US #9 knitting needles cast on 51 stitches.
With US #7 circular or straight needles knit the following:
Row 1 (RS): K1, pm, K1, [P1, K1] repeat […] till 1 stitch before last, pm, wyif S1
Row 2 (WS): K1, sm, K1, [P1, K1] repeat […] till the stitch marker, sm, wyif S1
Repeat Row 2 – 200 more times ending with the wrong side row.
Bind-off Row (RS row): Bind off in seed stitch pattern using US #9 knitting needles removing markers

Knitted Piece 2:
Knit another piece (Piece 2) similar to Piece 1. The Comfy Poncho knitted pieces measured 12 inches in width and a little over 25 inches in length.

Joining the 2 pieces together:
With the 2 pieces facing the right side and US size H8 crochet hook, join the cast on edge of Piece 1 to the slipped edge stitches on the left side of the cast on edge of Piece 2 using the zig zag crochet method (several tutorials on the zig zag crochet join are available on YouTube).

Join the bind off edge of Piece 2 to the slipped stitches on the right side below the bind off edge of Piece 1 using the crochet zig zag method (see image below).

Knitting the Neckband Collar:
With US #6 circular knitting needles pick up and knit 108 stitches, place a BOR stitch marker and join the round (see the image above).
Round 1: Purl all stitches, slip BOR marker
Round 2: K2, [K2tog, K19, K2tog, K4] repeat […] 2 more times, K2tog, K19, K2tog, K2, slip BOR marker – 100 stitches left on the needle
Round 3: Purl all stitches, slip BOR marker
Round 4: K8, [K2tog, K6, K2tog, K15] repeat […] 2 more times, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K7, slip BOR marker – 92 stitches left on the needle
Round 5: Purl all stitches, slip BOR marker
Round 6: K5, [K2tog, K9, K2tog, K10] repeat […] 2 more times, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K5, slip BOR marker – 84 stitches left on the needle
Round 7: Purl all stitches, slip BOR marker
Round 8: K2, [K2tog, K13, K2tog, K4] repeat […] 2 more times, K2tog, K13, K2tog, K2, slip BOR marker – 76 stitches left on the needle
Round 9: Purl all stitches, slip BOR marker
Round 10*: Bind off using the stretchy bind off method
(*Optional: Add more rounds with 8 stitch decreases as needed for a custom fit before the bind off round)

The Crochet Shell Stitch Border:
Starting at the beginning of the zig zag crochet method on the front side of the joined poncho (see image above), pick up and single crochet with US H8 crochet hook all the slipped edge stitches, cast on and bind off edge stitches at the bottom of the poncho.
At the 2 corners, do 4 single crochets in the same corner edge stitch
Next round (shell/scallop stitch border): Single crochet 5 times in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches then single crochet 5 times in the next stitch. Repeat this all throughout the bottom edge of the poncho. At the 2 corners do 7 single crochets in the same corner edge stitch. Slip stitch to the beginning stitch of the round.
Weave in the ends, wash and air dry the Comfy Poncho.


Happy Knitting!
~coffeeteaknits

The Cozy Neckwarmer Pattern

The Cozy Neckwarmer

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The Cozy Neckwarmer is knit flat in the garter knit stitch and in sections. Stitches are picked up and knit for the different sections. The Cozy Neckwarmer also has a short rows section with wrap and turns. Since the neckwarmer is knit in the garter stitch pattern, the wraps don’t need to be picked up and knit. A single crochet border is added once all the sections are completed and the piece that goes around the neck is joined with the zigzag crochet method. The picture below shows how the Cozy Neckwarmer was knit:

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The Cozy Neckwarmer Pattern (pattern text and images for personal use only)

Yarn: Lion Brand® Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn in Chai Latte and Whipped Cream Colorways
Knitting Needles: circular or straight US #9 and US #7 
Crochet hook: US size 7 or 4.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: 20 stitches / 38 rows (or 19 garter ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch with US #7 knitting needles
Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • Kfb: Knit front and back (knit one stitch first in the front and then knit the same stitch in the back before slipping it off the left needle – 1 stitch increase)
  • K2tog: Knit the first two stitches together on the left needle (1 stitch decrease)
  • pm: place marker
  • rm: remove marker
  • sm: slip marker
  • wyif S1: with yarn in front slip the stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right needle
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • w&t: wrap and turn – with yarn in back slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the yarn to front and place the slipped stitch back on the left needle and turn to the next row.

With the yarn colorway Chai Latte , cast on 5 stitches with US #9 knitting needles
With US #7 knitting needles knit as follows:

     One stitch increase section:

  • Row 1(RS): K1, pm, K2, Kfb, pm, wyif S1
  • Row 2(WS): K1, sm, K4, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 3 (RS): K1, sm, knit till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 4 (WS): K1, sm, knit till marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat rows 3 and 4 till 32 stitches (or more if preferred) ending with Row 4

    Additional stitch cast on section:

  • Row 1(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1, cast on 18 stitches using the knitted cast on method with US #9 knitting needles. There is a total of 50 stitches for the Cozy Neckwarmer now (more stitches can be cast on if preferred).
  • Row 2(WS): (With US #7 knitting needles) K1, pm, K19, rm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 3(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 4(WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat Rows 3 and 4 till the additional section is wide enough to slip over the head and around the neck (I knit the Cozy Neckwarmer about 14.5 inches)

     Additional stitch bind off section:

  • Row RS: K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row WS: Bind off 18 stitches with US #9 knitting needles (removing the marker and switch back to US #7 knitting needles) K1, pm, knit to marker, wyif S1

     One stitch decrease section:

  • Row 1(RS): K1, sm, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 2(WS): K1, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat these two rows till 5 stitches are left on the needle ending with Row 2
  • Row RS: With US #9, bind off all stitches and remove markers

     Short rows section:

  • Row 1(RS): With US #7 and starting from the cast on edge, pick up stitches all along the bottom of the knitted piece ending at the bind off edge. For the Cozy Neckwarmer, 122 stitches were picked up.
  • Row 2(WS): K1, pm, knit to 1 stitch before last, pm, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 3(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 4(WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 5(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 6(WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 7(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 8 (WS): (Set up row for short row shaping) K1, sm, [K5, pm] repeat […] 7 more times, K20, pm, K20, [pm, K5] repeat […] 7 more times, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 9 (RS): K1, sm, [K5, sm] repeat […] 7 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 6 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 10 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 6 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 11(RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 5 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 12 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 5 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 5 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 13 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 5 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 4 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 14 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 4 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 4 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 15 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 4 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 3 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 16 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 3 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 3 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 17 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 3 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 2 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 18 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 2 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 2 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 19 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 2 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 1 more time, rm, w&t
  • Row 20 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 1 more time, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 1 more time, rm, w&t
  • Row 21 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 1 more time, K20, sm, K20, sm, K5, rm, w&t
  • Row 22 (WS): K5, sm, K20, sm, K20, sm, K5, rm, w&t
  • Row 23 (RS): K5, sm, K20, sm, K20, rm, w&t
  • Row 24 (WS): K20, sm, K20, rm, w&t 
  • Row 25 (RS): K20, rm, K60, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 26 (WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 27 (RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 28 (WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 29 (RS): Bind off with US #9 removing all markers

    Last add on decrease section (left side of the knitted piece):

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  • With US #7 knitting needles, pick up 11 stitches from the cast on edge as shown in the image above
  • Row 1 (WS): K10, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 2 (RS): K1, K2tog, knit till the last stitch, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 3 (WS): Knit to last stitch, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 till 5 stitches left ending with the WS row
  • Row 4 (RS): Bind off with US #9 knitting needles

     Last add on decrease section (right side of the knitted piece):

  • With US #7 knitting needles, pick up 11 stitches from the bind off edge as shown in the image above
  • Row 1 (WS): K10, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 2 (RS): Knit till 3 stitches before last, K2tog, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 3 (WS): Knit to last stitch, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 till 5 stitches left ending with the WS row
  • Row 4 (RS): Bind off with US #9 knitting needles

With US size 7 or 4.5 mm crochet hook, single crochet all around the piece with the Whipped Cream yarn colorway. 

Wash and block the knitted piece

Join the two sides of the additional cast on and bind off sections with the zig zag crochet method
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