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After a crochet hiatus, creating this gorgeous poncho was just what the doctor ordered

I’d been in a bit of a crochet slump recently, with no drive to make anything for myself which hasn’t happened in a long time. I had been sharing of my crochet creations with work colleagues which lead to my boss wanting a commission.

I found this Drops 100% cotton worsted yarn from Woolwarehouse and it’s amazing!

Will be using a size 5mm and 3mm hook to complete. This yarn was so lovely to work with, super soft and the colours to choose from are divine. My boss requested the poncho to have a blue base, with some pinks and purples to liven it up. It’s going to be a birthday present for her daughter.

I’d eyed up a few ‘granny square’ style poncho patterns that seemed pretty straight forward, Yarnspirations had a free pattern which I will link to below. I also wanted the poncho to include a stretchy style collar so had to get my thinking hat on.

I decided to work the collar in a size 5mm hook with HDC rows in the back loop only (important – you must remain in the BLO), this gives a nice stretchy effect so it can fit over the head but is snug around the neck. The rest of the poncho is worked in size 3mm to reduce the gaps a little.

MATERIALS:

  • Approx. 500g Drops cotton worsted yarn
  • 5mm and 3mm hooks
  • Needle to weave ends

INSTRUCTIONS: ***US TERMS***

THE COLLAR = 5mm hook

  Chain X21, turn  
1 Skip 1 Ch, 20HDC in BLO, turn  = 20 ST
2 REPEAT until you have approx. 25 rows (or, until this can wrap around your head) Join to form a circle, by folding in half (length way), then working SLIP STITCHES along both side  = 20 ST

THE PONCHO BASE =  3mm hook

I followed the below granny square pattern from Yarnspirations.

Lastly, attach the two pieces together with a needle, using the invisible joining method. Pin down the pieces first, so you keep things neat and even.

Ta-da!

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