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Carnival Poncho/Skirt

Carnival poncho as a skirtThe Carnival poncho may be made as short or as long as you want.  It can also double as a fun skirt, which makes it a great item to take on a trip. Dimensions as shown, 16" long, 28" around neck, 90" around bottom.  
Pattern Price: $ 6.00

You'll need:
Yarn: Plymouth Carnivala, Color 254, four 50-gram balls (93 yds each)  AND Plymouth Eros, Color 3257, three 50-gram balls (165 yds each).  Note: very little of the third ball of Eros was used, so if your poncho is a little bit smaller than the model, you might need only two balls. If you want your poncho to be larger, add another ball of Carnivala, but the 3 balls of Eros should be sufficient.
Hooks: N-15 (10mm) and 13.5mm. The 13.5 mm hook is a special “in-between size” rug hook that may be ordered from William Schmidt at www.turn-of-the-century.com. Gauge isn’t too critical for this garment. If you do not have a 13.5mm hook, switching to a commercial 15 or 16mm hook will not make a great deal of difference. If you wear a small size, you might want to use a P-16 (11.5mm) as your larger hook.
Stitches: Chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch, and V stitch.  .V Stitch is used just to start, and is explained in the pattern.

 

Expanding Shells cape

This beautiful effect depends on two special stitches.  Pattern Price:  $ 6.00

You'll Need
Yarns: Rowan Tapestry Yarn, Color 180 (Lakeland) 70% wool, 30% soy; 50 gr/131-yd per ball.  Eight balls for sizes XS – L; ten balls for sizes XL-XXL.
Gauge: With Size I hook, 12 extended half double crochet stitches = 4”.  If you get more stitches, change to a larger size hook; if you get fewer, change to a smaller hook.
Hooks (three): Sizes I (5.5 mm), J (6 mm) & K (6.5 mm) hooks (or the size that works for you to get the correct gauge - your two larger hooks should be .5 mm and 1mm larger than the one used for gauge.)
Special Stitches: Extended half double crochet; extended double crochet.  Both stitches are explained in the pattern.

Feather and Fan Stole

This short cape-like stole is light as a feather, yet warm, thanks to super kid mohair.  Pattern Price:  $ 6.00

For the Feather/Fan Stole You'll Need

Yarn: About 2100 yards of any lace-weight yarn. The model uses 9 balls of Madil’s Kid Seta laceweight, in color 462 (pale aqua).  This yarn is 70% super kid mohair/30% silk; purup in 25 gram balls, 230 yards per ball.
Gauge: 4 double triple crochet (DTR) = 1”
Hooks: Size H-8 (5 mm), or the size that will produce proper gauge, for the main part of the stole. Size I-9 (5.5 mm), or one size larger than the hook used for body, for the edging,
Special Stitches: Back post single crochet; double triple crochet.  Both are explained in the pattern.