PonchoMarch 7, 2005
The poncho, shown above in Homespun Coral Gables was a pretty interesting learning experience to make. I could find no pattern in homespun, so was “winging it.” The first one I made was huge and could fit me, but looked weird. This was the second version. I did it in double crochet. I used a K hook and crocheted 42 chains, then did double crochet for 15 rows. I did 2 rectangles of this. The problem came when I joined them together. The neck hole was the size of a doll’s head. So, I folded one side to make a collar. (If I try this again I am going to chain 52 rows.) The flower is of my own design, with 10 outside petals of 8 chains, 10 inside petals of 6 chains and 10 inside petals of 4 chains. It kind of reminds me of a dahlia. The hat is from Lion Brand’s Chenille Thick and Quick Hat and Scarf Set, except I modified the bottom of the hat so it looked more like a beanie. I did it the same pattern with a K hook and it ended up fitting my 3 1/2 year old daughter, perfect!