The Misty Grey Tunisian Crochet Poncho was the very first design I contributed as a guest post on another blog.
This was already November last year (2019), and I shared it on the Underground Crafter blog. You can still find the original post here!
Two Stitches, Two Hook Sizes
For crocheting the Misty Grey Poncho, we will be using two different stitch combinations.
The bottom of the poncho, which I made in blue, is a Tunisian Simple Stitch band with some Tunisian puff stitch details. The puffs are distributed in such a way to create a zigzag effect that is very eye-catching and fun.
The main body of the poncho has a very elegant diagonal lattice texture, which is the result of alternating Tunisian cross stitches. The resulting fabric is quite thick, yet super soft and warm. And I simply love it! Your poncho will be the perfect go-to garment for those early fall days that are chilly but not yet freezing.
What Kind of Crochet Hook Will You Need?
You might be surprised by how differently two kinds of Tunisian crochet stitches can be. Here, I am talking about thickness, gauge, final width.
This is why I had to play around a bit with my gauge and hooks to make sure that the two stitch combinations of this poncho flowed nicely together.
For this, the best combination I could get was with a 6.5-mm hook, for the blue, puffy part, and a 10.0-mm hook for the diagonal lattice stitch part.
I am confident these hook sizes will work fine for you too. However, you might want to double-check your gauge before starting your poncho.
Construction of the Tunisian Crochet Poncho
The Misty Grey Tunisian Poncho consists of two main rectangular panels, A and B (see figure below), which are seamed together at the end.
When crocheting garments, having too many panels is kind of a nightmare for many makers. So, while I could not avoid making the body of the poncho in two separate panels, I tried to reduce the seaming for the cowl.
By simply crocheting the cowl neck directly on the top side of B and part of the inner side of A.
If you look at the image below, it might be a lot clearer to understand what I am talking about.
And you might notice that we will be working on the wrong side of A and B!
This way, you will be able to fold your cowl neck and actually have the right side exactly where it is supposed to be.
Finishing Your Tunisian Crochet Poncho
Once you have A, B, and cowl neck ready, all is left is a little bit of seaming.
Seaming is never too fan and most crocheters hate it, including me by the way. However, sometimes it is really unavoidable.
But let’s stay positive on seaming Tunisian crochet panels! I think that seaming Tunisian crochet is super easy and there is no way you can miss a row because they all have a chain on the side that you can clearly see. So, sure thing, your seaming will be straight!
Ad-Free Downloadable Pattern
The Pattern of the Misty Grey Tunisian Poncho is available as an ad-free PDF pattern on both my Ravelry and LoveCrafts shops!
– Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran in Kingfisher Blue (834).
You will need approximately 2 balls (200 g) for sizes XS-S and M-L, and 2.5 balls (250 g) for the size XL-2XL.
– Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran in Misty Grey (803).
You will need approximately 7 balls (700 g) for the size M-L, 6 balls for the size XS-S, and 9 balls (900 g) for the size XL-2XL.
– 10.0-mm (15/N USA, 000 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a wire extension of 105 cm (41“)
– 6.5-mm (10.5/K USA, 3 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a wire extension of 105 cm (41“)
Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Puff – Open Tunisian Puff Stitch
Return – Standard Tunisian Return
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
Open Tunisian Puff Stitch (Puff)
Identify the next vertical bar two rows below. This is the vertical bar just below the next stitch. *Yo. As for a tss, insert your hook from right to left under the next vertical bar from two rows below, yo, and pull up a loop. Repeat from * other two times inserting your hook always into the same vertical bar. Yo, draw yarn through all 6 loops on your hook.
Crochet the next tss normally into the vertical bars of the last row.
If you would like more help, please, take a look at my step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make Tunisian puff stitches.
Standard Tunisian Return (Return)
Yo, pull through the first loop on your hook, *yo, pull through two loops*. Repeat in between * for all the loops on your hook until you will only have one loop on your hook.
- Always skip the very first st.
- If the pattern states to make tot number of tss at the beginning of a row, the very first vertical bar is included in the indicated number of stitches.
- The first stitch is included in the stitch count.
- Work the last stitch under both loops of the final ch from the previous row.
- In the pattern, stitch counts and repeats are indicated for sizes M-L. In brackets, you can find the indications for sizes XS-S and XL-2XL.
- The instructions below only describe the forward pass. The return pass is always a Standard Tunisian Return.
The Misty Grey Tunisian Crochet Poncho is available for sizes
- XS/S (fits bust 28-34″)
- M/L (fits bust 36-42″)
- XL/2XL (fits bust 44-50″).
- For the Diagonal Lattice Stitch part: With your 10 mm crochet hook, 17 sts for 10 rows in 10 cm (4”) worked in diagonal lattice stitch.
- For the Puff Stitch part: With your 6.5 mm crochet hook, 14 sts for 14 rows in 10 cm (4”) worked in Tss.
Find the free crochet pattern in the original post here!
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Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop
The pattern of the Misty Grey Tunisian Poncho was featured in the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop hosted by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’.
The blog hop was full of awesome patterns and I’d love for you to take a look at them on the main page of the event on Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’.
3 thoughts on “Misty Grey Tunisian Crochet Poncho”
l Love this pattern and the splash of color is fantastic the blue is wonderful… I think my painting Lady in Blue would agree 😉
Thank you for sharing in the Fall Hop
Kay Swanson Torrence
I am so glad you like this pattern! Enjoy 🙂