And here we go to the third and last part
Before we join our two rectangles we have to make a sc border all the way around. For the long sides its easy as we follow the existing stitches but for our short sides we are going to work around the posts of the stitches. To every dc just do 2 scs around the post of the dc and to each of sc or hdc just 1 sc. In this way you will have even stitches to opposite sides.
Begin from a corner and do a sc chain 2 sc then continue with a sc as described above
At the end of this round you will have something like this
Now lets join them!!!
A friend posted an image very helpful of how we join and i just copied it.
This is actually were we are going to join So place like this your two rectangles
and start joining stitch by stitch. There are many joining methods for this one i prefer a sc joining as it creates a seam i really like
but feel free to join as you like ;)
After you join your rectangles it's time for the border. Once more your can be as creative as you want. My choice was a simple border. A round of dcs and a round of scs. Just be careful
1)to the corners to do *2 dcs chain2 2 dcs * for example (if you choose your first round to be a dcs round)
and 2) to the points where we joined the two rectangles (a, b, c, and d) to do a *dc dc2tog dc* like shown in the photo
I finished the border with a scs round (to the second round only be careful with the corners)
For the neck line i made only a round of scs.
I also crocheted a cute flower with a button and sewed it to the neck line in order to embellish it a little.
And that's all folks!! Our Speedy Gonzales Poncho is ready!!
I hope the pattern was helpful and clear and i would love to see your Speedy Gonzales Poncho if you make one :) Until next time just hook it!