Hello, everyone. I am writing here… PLEADING with someone to help me figure this out. I’ve found a pattern for a gorgeous poncho to fit my 10 month old daughter. I bought the yarn and started it today…. three times. [I]shakes fists in frustration[/I]
I’m getting SO annoyed! The foundation row is 36 stitches (to start the neck edge) using worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook.
So I did that… not big enough. Went up to a 6mm hook. Again, no good. Went up to a 7 mm hook. STILL not big enough (and I am making the stitches as loose as I can). Then I tried an 8mm hook, which just makes the foundation row look wonky and twisted. [I]sigh[/I] I can’t just add more stitches to it, however, because the pattern is worked in a multiple of 8. So I thought maybe I could make it so that it had buttonholes at the neck edge or something??? The pattern goes like this:
[B]Beg at neck edge, ch 36. Taking care not to turn chain (which I didn’t), join ch w/ a sl st forming a ring.
RND 1: ch3, work 2 dc in same ch as joining (first corner made), dc in next 8 ch, work 3dc in next dc, dc in next 8 ch 3 times. Join rnd w/ sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3.[/B]
Ok, so I’ve done all that exactly and there is NO way that this poncho will fit over her head using only 36 chains, and if I go beyond a 7mm hook it just looks sloppy. Can anyone PLEASE help?? It would be really appreciated!! TIA!!