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Welcome to the Sampler Poncho CAL!

Event dates: July 4, 2022 – August 29, 2022

This is my first time hosting a crochet-a-long (CAL) and I am so excited!

It is something I have been wanting to try for years, but have been totally scared to do. 😂

So, I decided to ease myself into by asking 23 of my fellow crochet friends and designers to join me in creating some beautiful squares that can be assembled into a simple, but stylish poncho.

Each square is unique and uses a particular crochet stitch or stitch pattern, so this is a really fun way to learn a new stitch/stitch pattern or to practice the ones you may already know!

Here’s how it works:

  • Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the dates of July 4, 2022 – August 29, 2022 one square pattern by will be released. That’s 3 squares each week.

  • You will come here (the roundup/informational page) to get the coupon code (if there is one) and click on the black “Get pattern” button to go to the designer’s website.

  • Once you are on the designer’s website, look for and click on the button below. It takes you to where the pattern can be downloaded. If it is Ravelry, you will need to apply the coupon code before checkout. If it is hosted on the designer’s website, there will be instructions to guide you.

Sampler Poncho Download Button
  • On the final day of the event (August 29th), come here to get the poncho assembly instructions.

That’s it! Super easy and super fun!


Poncho Sizing

Each PDF provides instructions for a 7″x7″ square and an 8″X8″ square. The poncho can be made in two sizes – small and large – that works for all sizes XS – 5X. Thus, it is a “two-sizes fit all” project.

***You will need to duplicate 6 squares of your choice to assemble the poncho. So, make one each of 18 squares in the CAL and make 2 each of 6 squares in the CAL for a total of 30 squares.

Extra small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), and Large (L) = Small Poncho; make 30 – 7″ x 7″ squares.

Small Poncho finished dimensions are 32″ from shoulder to tip not including trim. Arm length is 20″ not including trim.

Extra large (XL), 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X = Large Poncho; make 30 – 8″ x 8″ squares.

Large Poncho finished dimensions are 36″ from should to tip not including trim. Arm length is 23″ not including trim.

NOTE: Trim adds approximately 0.5″ around bottom of the poncho and around the neckline of the poncho.

***Construction and Sizing Schematics will be provided on the final day (August 29, 2022) and are provided in the pattern bundle (see below).


Don’t want to wait until August 29th to complete your Sampler Poncho?

No problem! We’ve bundled all the square patterns together, along with the poncho assembly instructions, and have made it available to you in the Sampler Poncho pattern bundle.

Click on the button below

Sampler Poncho CAL Bundle Banner

Materials needed for the Sampler Poncho CAL.

Recommended yarn

You may use any medium 4 worsted weight yarn for this project. I used the following:

Yarnspirations Red Heart Super Saver, medium 4 worsted weight, 100% acrylic, 364 yds / 333 m, 7 oz / 198 g.

Colors: Real Teal, Charcoal, & Aran – 2 skeins for Small & Large Poncho Sizes

Total yardage per color: 728 yds / 666 m

Yarnspirations Red Heart Super Saver, medium 4 worsted weight, 100% acrylic, 236 yds / 215 m, 5 oz / 141 g.

Total poncho yardage: 2656 yds / 2428 m to 2892 yds / 2643 m.

Colors: Grey Heather – 2 skeins for Small Poncho & 3 skeins for Large Poncho.

Total yardage: 472 yds / 430 m to 708 yds / 645 m.

Total poncho yardage: 2656 yds / 2428 m to 2892 yds / 2643 m.

Other materials

  • Crochet Hook sizes US 7/4.50 to US H/5.50 mm or whatever hook is necessary to obtain the correct gauge for each square.
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

LET’S GET STARTED!


SEED STITCH

DAY 1 – JULY 4TH

Crochet Seed Stitch Squares by Itchin' for some Stitchin'
Image via Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

The seed stitch is a series of alternating double crochet (dc) and single crochet (sc) stitches. It is a simple stitch that is easy to learn so it’s great for beginners. When you alternate the two stitches across each row, a lovely tight and strong weaved fabric that resembles the knitted seed stitch is created.

by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

HERRINGBONE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET

DAY 2 – JULY 6TH

Herringbone Half Double Crochet, Kay Fey Crochet
Image via Kay Fey Crochet

The Herringbone Half double Crochet is a such a versatile stitch. It is beautifully simplistic.

by Kay Fey Crochet

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET

DAY 3 – JULY 8TH

Double Treble Crochet, Knot Bad Britt
Image via Knot Bad Britt

Double Treble Crochets work up quickly and provide beautiful drape to any project.

by Knot Bad Britt

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

BOBBLE CHEVRON PATTERN

DAY 4 – JULY 11TH

Bobble Chevron Pattern, Knitting with Chopstitcks
Image via Knitting with Chopstitcks

If you’re looking for a super fun textured stitch, the Bobble Chevron crochet stitch is perfect. Easy colorwork is used to create the playful bobbles, and my step-by-step instructions will walk you through it, even if you’ve never done colorwork before. Choose lively contrasting colors to make the chevron design pop, or stick with monochromatic tones for a more neutral look.

by Knitting with Chopsticks

Pattern instructions come with three sizes, I used the 6″ x 6″ instructions and a 5.0mm hook for the square used in the Sampler Poncho.

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

BLANKET STITCH

DAY 5 – JULY 13TH

Blanket Stitch, Off the Hook for you
Image via Carroway Crochet

The texture of the blanket stitch works with more than just blankets! It adds an extra flourish to garments too.

By Carroway Crochet

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

CABLE & CROSSED SQUARE

DAY 6 – JULY 15TH

Cable & Cross Square, Cosy Rosie UK
Image via Cosy Rosie UK

This simple crochet square packs a punch with lots of
texture and open spaces to create a square that will
work in many different crochet patterns from afghans
through to wearable garments!

By Cosy Rosie UK

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

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Cluster STITCH

DAY 7 – JULY 18

Cluster Stitch, Juniper & Oakes
Image via Juniper & Oakes

This easy stitch creates a reversible and durable texture, perfect for long lasting garments.

By Juniper & Oakes

Coupon code: EXPIRED

N STITCH

DAY 8 – JULY 20TH

N Stitch, Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Image via Sunflower Cottage Crochet

The diagonal ribbing created by the N stitch is a welcome addition to any pattern. Using simple stitches it makes any item look regal.

By Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Coupon Code: Expired

Suzette Stitch

DAY 9 – JULY 22

Suzette Stitch, The Loophole Fox
Image via The Loophole Fox

The Suzette Stitch is a beautiful, textured stitch that is quick to work up for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.

Shannon of The Loophole Fox

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Alpine crochet stitch

DAY 10 – JULY 25TH

Alpine Crochet Stitch, Nana's Crafty Home
Image via Nana’s Crafty Home

The Alpine Stitch is so beautifully textured using front post double crochets worked around stitches from a previous row creating a very unique and textured look.

By Nana’s Crafty Home

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Moss Stitch

DAY 11 – JULY 27TH

moss stitch, Pam's cozy corner
Image via Pam’s Cozy Corner

A Moss Stitch is an easy beginner friendly stitch that is perfect for any pattern like home decor, garments, accessories etc.

By Pam’s Cozy Corner

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Extended Moss Stitch

DAY 12 – JULY 29TH

Image via Frankie Kate

The Extended Moss Stitch is reversible and very versatile. It can be used for various items such as scarves, blankets, cardigans, etc. It can make a beautiful dish cloth with cotton yarn. Use different colors and yarns for different effects.

By Frankie Kate

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Remember you can grab all the patterns in the Crochet-a-Long without jumping from post to post each feature day.

Check it out!

Crochet Sampler Poncho Pattern Bundle

Double diamond Tapestry Crochet square

DAY 13 – AUGUST 1ST

Tapestry Crochet, Spotted Horse Design co.
Image via Spotted Horse Design Co.

The Diamond Square uses tapestry crochet to create a fun diamond design.

By Spotted Horse Design Co.

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Sedge Stitch

DAY 14 – AUGUST 3RD

Sedge Stitch, Crafting each day
Image via Crafting Each Day

The Sedge Stitch is an easy combination of basic stitches that creates a beautiful texture. he Sedge Stitch combines beginner stitches to create this beautiful texture. It works well with garments, blankets, afghans and more.

By Crafting Each Day

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Mini Bean Stitch

DAY 15 – AUGUST 5TH

Mini Bean Stitch, Off the Hook for You
Image via Off the Hook for You

Mini Bean Stitch – a stunning stitch that gives a great repetative pattern, which is surprisingly easy to crochet.

By Off the Hook for You

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Treble Cross Stitch

DAY 16 – AUGUST 8TH

Treble Cross Stitch, Creations by Courtney
Image via Creations by Courtney

The Treble Cross Stitch creates a reversible, textured fabric of faux cables (with no post stitches) that looks great in garments to accessories.

By Creations by Courtney

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

Bobble Stitch

DAY 17 – AUGUST 10TH

Bobble Stitch, Banana Moon Studio
Image via Banana Moon Studio

Bobble stitch has such stand out texture that it’s a great way to make letters, words, shapes, and lines in your projects!

By Banana Moon Studio

Coupon Code: SAMPLERPONCHO

Primrose Stitch

DAY 18 – AUGUST 12TH

Primrose Stitch, Through the Loop Yarn Craft
Image via Through the Loop Yarn Craft

The Primrose Stitch is full of pretty texture. It’s quick and easy to work and good for all skill levels.

Through the Loop Yarn Craft

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Mini Puff Stitch

DAY 19 – AUGUST 15TH

Mini Puff Stitch, Clair de Lune Fiber Art
Image via Clair de Lune Fiber Art

The Mini Puff Stitch is wonderful for adding depth and texture while keeping a dense and cozy fabric. It looks great when used as the primary stitch or as an accent!

By Clair de Lune Fiber Art

Star Stitch

DAY 20 – AUGUST 17TH

Image via Crochet Clodbery

The Star Stitch is bursting with texture. The stars in a row have open spaces that create a delicate look.

By Crochet Cloudberry

Moss Stitch in a square

DAY 21 – AUGUST 19TH

Moss Stitch in a square, Made by Gootie
Image via Made by Gootie

Moss stich in a square takes moss stitch and works from the center outward giving it a unique look and feel that will add depth to any piece.

By Made by Gootie

Trinity Stitch

DAY 22 – AUGUST 22ND

Trinity Stitch, Three Fates Creations
Image via Three Fates Creations

The trinity stitch is an easy stitch that creates a lot of texture and works up quickly.

By Three Fates Creations

mINI bASKETWEAVE sTITCH

DAY 23 – AUGUST 24TH

Mini Basketweave Stitch, Raffamusa Designs
Image via Raffamusa Designs

The Mini Basketweave stitch creates a woven fabric look chalked full of texture and works well with garments and accessories. You’ll fall in love with the soft and squishy texture of the mini basketweave stitch! This basketweave or “rice stitch” square pattern is your quick and fun entryway to front and back post double crochet stitches. Comes with a video tutorial too!

By Raffamusa Designs

Alternate Single Crochet

DAY 24 – AUGUST 26TH

Alternate Single Crochet, Remington Lane Crochet
Image via Remington Lane Crochet

Can you believe this is single crochet? It’s hard to believe that by simply alternating front and back loops in one of the beginner basic stitches, this gorgeous texture appears. You’ll fall in love with single crochet all over again with the Alternate Single Crochet stitch!

By Remington Lane Crochet

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Sampler Poncho Assembly

DAY 25 – AUGUST 29TH

Crochet Sampler Poncho by Itchin' for some Stitchin'
Image via Remington Lane Crochet

Time to turn all those gorgeous squares into a fun and fashionable poncho! This poncho is super easy to assemble and makes a fabulous addition to any wardrobe!

By Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

These squares are so fun!

You can make so many combinations in so many colors to create an awesome poncho that’s as unique as you!

Plus, think about all the other amazing projects you can make?

Bags, cardigans, sweaters, skirts and more!

There are so many fabulous possibilities!

What else will you make with your sampler squares?


DID YOU MISS THE CROCHET-A-LONG?

Don’t worry !

You can still get all 24 square stitch patterns from the CAL, plus the poncho assembly instructions in the Sampler Poncho Pattern Bundle.

But... only until September 5, 2022!

Crochet Sampler Poncho Pattern Bundle


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Mohini

Friday 29th of July 2022

Hi RaeLynn.

I am unable to click on the link for 29th. Please help,

Thanks

Itchin4Stitchin

Sunday 31st of July 2022

Hi Mohini,

Please email me at itchinforsomestitchin@gmail.com and I will be happy to help!

Best wishes,

RaeLynn

Carol

Friday 22nd of July 2022

Hi! I've looked everywhere, but I can't find the download for the suzette stitch from The Loophole Fox.

Itchin4Stitchin

Sunday 24th of July 2022

Hi Carol,

Please email me at itchinforsomestitchin.com - there was an update to the editor and I didn't realize that my buttons disappeared!

Sincerely,

RaeLynn

Mohini

Friday 22nd of July 2022

Hi, For Square 9, there is no link to the pattern. Kindly help,

Itchin4Stitchin

Sunday 24th of July 2022

Hi Mohini,

Please email me at itchinforsomestitchin.com - there was an update to the editor and I didn't realize that my buttons disappeared!

Sincerely,

RaeLynn

Patty

Monday 18th of July 2022

I went to the designer's page which for today's sampler square for the poncho, and everytime I try to get the free download it sends me back to this page, and on this page it tells me to go to the designer's page, no coupon needed. Where do I get the download? I am totally confused.

Itchin4Stitchin

Monday 18th of July 2022

Hi Patty,

It sounds like when you get to the Designer's page you are clicking on the Sampler Poncho "Roundup" button instead of the Sampler Poncho "Download" button. I believe the downland button is below the roundup button. Once you click on the "Download" button it takes you to the designer's about me page where you will scroll down to the very bottom. There you will see information about the Sampler Poncho CAL and a black "download" button. Click on that ant the pattern will open up for you on screen.

Please feel free to email me at itchinforsomestitchin@gmail.com if you need further help.

Sincerely,

RaeLynn

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