Technique used: Crochet
One skein of Caron International’s Simply Soft® (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/ 170g/ 315 yds/ 288 m): Shown in Iris
or NaturallyCaron.com 'Country' (75% Microdenier acrylic/25% merino wool; 3oz/85g, 185yds/170m skein)
Size US J-10/6mm Crochet Hook (or size to obtain gauge)
Size US G-6/4mm Crochet Hook (for embellishment)
Scraps of Worsted Weight Yarn in colors: Yellow & Black
With a DOUBLE STRAND of yarn, ch 60 (62) tightly. Taking care not to twist, sl st in first ch to join into a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next ch and in each ch around. Join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-2—60 (62) hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in each st around. Join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-4.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, tr in each of next 15 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next 29 (30), 2 tr in next st, tr in each st around. Join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-4—62 (64) hdc.
Rnds 4-6 (7): Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 7 (8): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first st (first shell made), *sc in next st, 3 dc in next st (shell made). Repeat from * around, ending with sc in last st. Join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3—31 (32) shells. Fasten off.
Leaf Embellishment (make 2)
With a single strand of yellow, worsted-weight yarn, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle and yellow yarn, sew leaves on on Rnd 2 of poncho following photo for placement.
Using black yarn and needle, make 3 French Knot berries above leaves.
Weave in ends. Block if necessary.