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Retro and vintage patterns are a timeless way to explore creative crochet patterns. This retro crochet skirt poncho pattern is one of those patterns.

The pattern is for a poncho that can also be worn as a skirt if you want. It’s a pattern from 1971 now in public domain for a classic pineapple crochet design that is one of today’s classic patterns a poncho. This one is creatively style to wear 2 different ways. In a dramatic wrap or a fun-loving skirt, plus it's so easy to slip into. The pompon drawstring gives a snug fit around the neck or waist but lets the rest of you move freely.

The size says if fits 8 to 16 but check your gauge and work with the yarn to get the right fit. Yarn suggested for a skirt would be a lighter weight yarn such as cotton or a soft knitting yarn that is easy to use for garments. This pattern has not been tested and is in original form.

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Suggested yarn is about 7 skeins of 4 oz. each cotton or lightweight yarn. A crochet hook size H or size to give gauge.

GAUGE: 3 shell rows = 2"

NOTE: Body of this garment, which may be worn as either a skirt or a poncho, is worked for 38 rounds from foundation chain to lower edge; the yoke, which may be worn around neck and shoulders or around waist and hips, is worked for 6 rounds from first round of body to upper edge. (Finished Length = 27")

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Pattern for Skirt/Ponch

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BODY: Chain 156 to measure 60 inches. Join, taking care that chain is not twisted.
Rnd 1: Ch 2. Dc in same ch, with joining, * ch 6, sk 5 ch; in next ch, work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 do (shell), repeat from *, ending ch 6, sk 5 ch, 2 dc in same ch as first dc, join with dc in top of ch-2 at beg of rnd -- 26 shells.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc over dc worked in ch-2, ch 6; * in next ch-2 sp, work 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc; ch 6, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 6; repeat from *, ending ch 6, 2 dc over dc of joining, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-2 at beg of rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc over joining dc (1/2 shell); * ch 5, 13 tr in ch-5 loop (pineapple pat), ch 5, shell in center of next shell, repeat from *, ending ch 5, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-2.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc over joining dc (1/2 shell); * ch 3, tr in next tr, (ch 1, tr in next tr) 12 times; repeat from *, ending ch 3, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-2.
Rnd 5: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 11 times, sc in next ch-1 sp (11 lps over pineapple pat), ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from *, ending same as Rnd 4.
Rnd 6: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 lp, ch 3) 10 times, sc in next ch-3 lp (10 loops over pineapple pat), ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 7: Work 1/2 shell, ch 2; in same shell work 2 dc, * ch 3, work 9 lps over pineapple, ch 3; in next shell, work 2 dc (ch 2, 2 dc) twice; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 8: Work 1/2 shell, ch 2, shell in next ch-2 sp, * ch 3, work 8 lps, ch 3, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, shell in next ch-2 sp, repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4-2 shells in each shell section.

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Rnd 9: Work 1/2 shell, shell in next ch-2 sp, shell in next shell, * ch 3, work 7 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, shell in next ch-2 sp, shell in shell in next shell; repeat from * ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 10: Work 1/2 shell, * (ch 2, shell in next shell) twice, ch 3, work 6 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4 -- 3 shells in each shell section.
Rnd 11: Work 1/2 shell, * (ch 3, shell in next shell) twice, ch 3, work 5 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 12: Work 1/2 shell, ch 5, 2 dc in next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in same shell, ch 5, shell in next shell, * ch 3, work 4 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in same shell, ch 5, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 13: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, 14 tr in next ch-5 lp, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 3 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 14: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, tr in next tr, (ch 1, tr in next tr) 13 times, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 2 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 15: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, (sc, in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 12 times, sc in next ch-1 sp (12 lps over pineapple) ch 3 shell in next shell, ch 3, work 1 lp, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * end as Rnd 4.
Rnd 16: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 11 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 lp, ch 5, shell in next shell, repeat from *, ending ch 5, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc for joining.
Rnd 17: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 10 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 2, double tr in sc at base of pineapple, ch 2, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending ch 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc for joining.
Rnd 18: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 9 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, shell in double tr, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending shell in double tr, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc for joining.
Rnd 19: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3. work 8 lps, (ch 3, shell in next shell) 3 times, repeat from *, end as Rnd 4.
Rnd 20: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 7 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, (ch 4, shell in next shell) twice; repeat from *, ending ch 4, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc, join.
Rnd 21: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 6 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; in next shell, work 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc; ch 5, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending ch 5, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc, join.
Rnd 22: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 5 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, 16 tr in next ch-5 sp of shell, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 23: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 4 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, tr in next tr, (ch 1, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 24: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 3 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 14 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 23: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 2 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 13 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from * ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 26: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 3, work 1 lp, ch-3, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 12 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 27: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 5, sc in next ch-3 lp, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 11 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 28: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 2, double tr in next sc, ch 2, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 10 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 29: Work 1/2 shell, * draw up a 1/2-inch loop, draw yarn through, work sc on back loop of this st (1/2-knot st), work 1/2-knot st as before, (1 knot st); shell in next shell, ch 3, work 9 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 30: Work 1/2 shell, * work 1 knot st, sc in sc of first 1/2-knot st of last rnd, work 1 knot st -- 2 knot sts; shell in next shell, ch 3, work 8 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 31: Work 1/2 shell, * (work knot st, sc in sc of first 1/2-knot st) twice, work knot st -- 3 knot sts, shell in next shell, ch 3, work 7 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 32: Work 1/2 shell, * joining with sc as before, work 4 knot sts, shell in next shell, ch 3, 6 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from ending as Rnd 4.
Rnd 33: Work 1/2 shell, 5 knot sts, joining as before; shell in next shell, ch 3, 5 lps, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from *, ending as Rnd 4. Keeping continuity of pat, work and join 1 knot st more and 1 lp less in each section every rnd until there are 9 knot sts and 1 lp in each section.
Rnd 38: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 5, (sc in first sc of next knot st, ch 3, insert hook in top and side of last sc, yo and draw lp through for picot) 9 times (2 dc in next shell, ch 3, complete picot, 2 dc In same shell) twice; repeat from *, ending 2 dc in same place as 1/2 shell, picot, join with a sl st to top of ch-2. Fasten off.

YOKE: Join yarn from right side in same ch as 1/2 shell of first rnd.
Rnd 1: Work 1/2 shell, * ch 5, work shell in same ch with next shell; repeat from *, ending 2 dc in same st with 1/2 shell, dc in top of ch-2.
Rnd 2: Work same as Rnd 1 but ch 3 between shells.
Rnd 3: Work same as Rnd 1 but ch 1 between shells.
Rnd 4: Work same as Rnd 1 without ch between shells.
Rnd 5: Work 4 dc in each shell -- 26 4-dc groups.
Rnd 6 (Beading Rnd): Ch 5, tr in first dc of first 4 dc group, * ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from around. Ch 1, join with a sl st to 4th ch of ch-5, fasten off.

DRAWSTRING: With double yarn, make a chain of desired length; fasten off.

TASSELS (Make 2): Wrap yarn 75 times around a 3-inch cardboard. With a tapestry needle, draw a short length of yarn under strands at one end and tie tog tightly, cut strands at other end. Wrap a short length of yarn several times around strands 1 inch below tied top; tie securely.

FINISHING: Block garment. Weave drawstring through beading; sew tassels.

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