Free Bruges Lace Crochet Pattern

Woman in the woods wearing a bruges lace crochet poncho that is yellow, green, and blue over a pale green t-shirt. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Free Bruges lace crochet pattern

Pensacola Poncho is a free Bruges lace crochet pattern for a light, summer poncho. It is not hard, but some video tutorials might help if you are not familiar with it. Fortunately, I have two video tutorials linked below to help you with the stitch pattern, as well as the final join-as-you-go seam.

I’m thinking this would make a great accessory for Easter, Mother’s Day, or summer. Maybe you can make one for your mother!

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Recycled linen yarn

The yarn I used is Trendsetter Yarns Recycled Linen, which is hand-dyed by Lorna Miser, founder of Lorna’s Laces, now owner of Zombie Yarns. It is available in ten variegated colorways. I’d love to try making this poncho in some of the others to see how they look! See all the colors here.

I asked about the process used to make this yarn. The recycled linen comes from  shredding knitted linen cloth and then spinning those shredded fibers along with a core of standard linen fiber. It makes this linen yarn softer than any other I’ve touched. You can see my video review of the yarn by clicking here.

May Makes Blog Hop

Are you here for the May Makes Blog Hop? Welcome! Pensacola Poncho is one of the free crochet patterns for the week of May 8-14. To get this free pattern download you’ll need to first get this week’s coupon code from my roundup post. Then come back here for the download link.

Now that you have this week’s coupon code, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and you’ll find the download button. Use the coupon code when you check out on Ravelry and the download will be free!

Where can I get this crochet pattern?

The free version of this pattern is always available below! If you prefer a PDF, you can purchase one on Ravelry or Etsy!

Woman standing in the woods wearing a pale green t-shirt and a crochet Bruges lace poncho that is yellow, green, and blue. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

As with all my patterns, please don’t make digital or paper copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Pensacola Poncho, a Free Bruges Lace Crochet Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Available Sizes Circumference around shoulders 39 ¾ [45 ½, 50 ¼] inches. Stretches to fit a range of sizes. Pictures show the 45 ½ inch size on a 2X model (that’s me!) with actual circumference around shoulders of 53 inches.

Finished Measurements This is a rectangle with the two ends joined together, short edge against long edge. The rectangle is 11 ¾ [12 ¾, 14 ¾] inches wide and 51 ½ [58 ¼, 65] inches long after blocking.

Yarn Trendesetter Yarns Recycled Linen (84% Recycled Linen, 16% Linen; 150 yds; 50 g; weight category: 2 Fine): #10 Mercy, 4 [4, 5] skeins.

Crochet Hook G/6 (4 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Locking stitch markers, yarn needle, clear-drying fabric glue if desired to secure ends.

Gauge 8 rows x 4 columns would be about 4 inches x 6 ½ inches. To make a gauge swatch, work 10 rows of the First Column instructions, then the Turning, and then make three more columns of 8 rows each, alternating the Second Column and Turning instructions.

Notes

This poncho is made with a Bruges lace crochet pattern. It is worked in columns of very short rows that attach together as you go. At the end of each column, you will make a turning before beginning the next column.

When working Bruges Lace, every other row will include slip stitching to a chain loop from a previous column or row. In order for this to work, you will need to wait to turn at the end of each row until after you make the turning ch. I have written the instructions this way, but feel free to do things differently if you find something that works better for you.

See my video tutorial on how to crochet Bruges Lace. Click here!

Yellow, blue, and green Bruges lace crochet poncho lying flat on a gray background. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Poncho

First Column

Ch 8

Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook and in next 2 chs — 3 dc.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn, dc in each st.

Rows 3-26 [28, 30]: Repeat Row 2.

Turning

Row 1: Ch 2, sl st in the middle ch of ch-5 sp 2 rows below, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn, dc in each st.

Row 3: Ch 2, sl st in same ch as in Row 1, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Second Column

Row 1: Ch 5, turn, dc in each st.

Row 2: Ch 2, sl st in middle ch of next open ch-5 sp from previous column, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Rows 3-24 [26, 30]: Alternate repeating Rows 1 and 2.

Alternate repeating Turning and Second Column instructions until you have 30 [34, 38] columns. Place stitch markers in chain loops at top of first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth turnings. Place stitch markers around top joins in between these turnings as well, and the top join between turnings 13 and 15.

As you begin the last turning, you will begin joining the two ends of the wrap together. Take a moment to lay your wrap out flat and line up the short edge where you are currently working, with the long edge of your starting end. Make sure that as you begin joining, you don’t have a twist in your wrap.

See my video tutorial on how to crochet the last join of this poncho here.

Last Turning

Row 1: Ch 2, sl st in the middle ch of ch-5 sp 2 rows below, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn, dc in each st.

Row 3: Ch 2, sl st in same ch as in Row 1, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Row 4: Ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of marked ch sp at top of first turning, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Woman standing in the woods wearing a pale green t-shirt and a Bruges lace crochet poncho in green, yellow, and blue. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Last Column and Joining

Row 1: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between first and third turnings, ch 4, turn, dc in each st.

Row 2: Ch 2, sl st in middle ch of next open ch-5 sp from previous column, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Row 3: Ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of marked ch sp at top of next turning, ch 2, turn, dc in each st.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between third and fifth turnings, ch 4, turn, dc in each st.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 5.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between fifth and seventh turnings, ch 4, turn, dc in each st.

Row 12: Repeat Row 2.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.

Row 14: Repeat Row 2.

Row 15: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between seventh and ninth turnings, ch 4, turn, dc in each st.

Row 16: Repeat Row 2.

Row 17: Repeat Row 15.

Row 18: Repeat Row 2.

Row 19: Repeat Row 3.

Row 20: Repeat Row 2.

Row 21: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between ninth and eleventh turnings, ch 4, turn, dc in each st.

Row 22: Repeat Row 2.

Row 23: Repeat Row 3.

Row 24: Repeat Row 2.

Size 39 ¾ inches only:

Row 25: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between eleventh and thirteenth turnings. Fasten off.

Sizes 45 ½ and 50 ¼ inches only:

Row 25: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between eleventh and thirteenth turnings, ch 4, turn, dc in each st.

Row 26: Repeat Row 2.

Size 45 ½ inches only:

Row 27: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between eleventh and thirteenth turnings. Fasten off.

Size 50 ¼ inches only:

Row 27: Repeat Row 25.

Row 28: Repeat Row 2.

Row 29: Repeat Row 3.

Row 30: Repeat Row 2.

Row 31: Ch 4, sl st in same ch as top joining between thirteenth and fifteenth turnings. Fasten off. Remove any remaining st markers.

Finishing

Block. Weave in ends. Linen is not a grabby or smooshy yarn. Because of this, I find that it is difficult to weave ends in such a way that they won’t come loose. I used a tiny bit of clear-drying fabric glue at the very end of my “ends” to make sure they stay put.

As with all my patterns, please don’t make digital or paper copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

If you prefer a PDF copy of the Bruges lace crochet pattern, you can purchase one on Ravelry or Etsy!

May Makes Download

Here’s the download button for the Pensacola Poncho download that you can get free the week of May 8-14. Do me a favor and favorite or queue the project while you’re there! Enjoy!

Happy crocheting!

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