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You can try using a larger hook when making the Posh Poncho.
If you chained the base chain in multiples of 4, until the neck-line size is how you want it, you should be able to continue the pattern from there. You could also try tight stitches, smaller yarn, and a smaller hook.
Nope. Many people ask this same question. And there is an answer: All 4 dc's for your cluster do not go in one stitch. That would be 4 dc's in each st (and there are 120 stitches) and that wouldn't turn out right. Here's a quote of the beginning of Row 8 with some parts bolded for emphasis:
Ch 2 [yo, insert hook in next st and draw up loop, yo and draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.
That's the key: "next stitch". I think you realize that the Ch 2 (or, in other patterns, Ch 3) counts as one dc at the beginning of the row. Now you need 3 more dc's to equal 4...each performed (but not closed) in the next stitch, not the same one. Here's a step by step example of the first part of Row 8 to get you started:
Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into next st (which is a sc) and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops on hook. You now have two loops on your hook. Yarn over, insert hook in next st (sc) and draw up loop, yarn over and draw through two loops on hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over, insert hook in the next st (sc) and draw up a loop, yo and draw through two loops on hook. Now, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.
Get it? Instead of doing 4 dc in one st, you are doing 4 dc in 4 sts, but it ends up being one cluster because you don't close them all until the end.
The designer says she used Jaeger Angora Spun, which is listed as a 4 ply/worsted weight yarn. Any 4 ply/worsted weight yarn can be substituted. A lot of people have made this in RH (Red Heart) and it has turned out fine.
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