Friday, 10 January 2014

Asymmetrical Easy Crochet Poncho

Pin It I once had a bottle green crochet poncho which, when worn with my knee high ABBA socks made me feel like a bit of a fashion icon.  Whilst the ABBA socks may no longer be in fashion, I am pleased to see that ponchos, shawls and all manner of drapey knits never seem far from a knitters (0r crocheters) wardrobe.

One of my many and frequent internet purchases was 8 balls of lambswool from Scotland.  I have had it for about a year and was wondering what to make with this delicious stuff.

I wanted a warm, close weave poncho that could be worn with skinny jeans and leather boots and, from looking at a number of ponchos, decided to give one a go.  

Instructions.


Scottish Wool - Scrumptious!
Make a chain that is the length from the wrist of your outstretched arm, around your neck and back again.

Double crochet into the second chain from the end and continue to the end.
Next row:  Chain 2, DC into each space.

Continue to crochet until you are happy with the width of the poncho - in my case 43 cm or 16.5 inches.

Using a crochet slip stitch, crochet the shoulder seams together until you are happy with the fit and drape.

Very simple instructions, in fact, I doubt it could be any easier.  

I chose not to double the yarn so that it crochets up quickly as I wanted a finer look to the poncho but, by all means, double or even triple the yarn for a quick project.

To finish, I chose a couple of toggle buttons with a leather look and the poncho is ready for its first outing.

It's currently 40C outside at the moment so, unfortunately, I doubt that it will be any time soon.

Happy crocheting,
Louise













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14 comments:

  1. Just found this pattern and I plan on starting on it tomorrow! What size hook did you use though? I'm going to use a sport weight yarn I have been waiting for the perfect project to use. I think a nice worsted weight would be warm and cozy here (in the US its single digit low temps right now!) BTW...my daughter (15 yrs old) will be traveling to Australia and New Zealand this coming summer. She is very excited!

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    1. Saw your comment and noticed no response was given. Here's what is you wanted to know.


      Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

      Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
      Hope this helps you.

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  2. I would love to make this for my daughter. What size needle do I use? Weight of yarn? How many yards of yarn? Thank you! beautiful!!

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    1. Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

      Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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  3. I failed. Apparently I cannot follow simple instructions

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  4. I want to make this poncho using a foundation chain with sc, hdc, or dc. Haven't decided that yet. Will make foundation chain as long as finger tip to finger tip around neck...then as many rows to make width desired. Not sure yet of yarn or hook size. Looking forward to this project.

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  5. Thank you for giving a way to measure it at the beginning. I think I'll try this with a foundation double crochet, with a larger hook. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. Can you give an idea of how much yard to buy to make this?

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  7. How much yarn is "8 balls of lambs wool from Scotland"? Need yardage please?

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  8. Yes, I need to know the yardage of the 8 ball of yarn from Scotland.

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  9. Does anyone have pictures of the shoulder seam to share? I'm a bit confused by that part.

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  10. Can someone help with the shoulder seams I don’t understand what you are supposed to do

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  11. can someone help with shoulder seams.

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  12. How many ounces or yards of aran yarn is required for this project please

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