Category Archives: Poncho
Remember how I wrote about my love for Ponchos?I have always wanted to dress up my little girl in a Poncho.
This yarn was a complete impluse buy.The bright colors were such a pick-me-up.When I first bought this combination,it reminded me of a beautiful silk Bandhani(tie-n-dye) Saree that my mom had in the same combination.So it was difficult for me to think one a different line.Naturally,the first project I tried was mittens,turqouise with pink dots..to mimic bandhani.But the yarn was too heavy for mittens and I ripped it off.
Next I tried a shrug and then a jacket,but nothing seemed right..ripped off.Finally,3 months and 3 rip-offs later,I gave myself a mental kick..and said,Why not a Poncho?And why not,indeed?So,Poncho it was.The yarn was quiet thick and twisted and called for a size 6mm hook.But,I liked the finish better with a smaller 4 mm hook.I am glad,I experimented.
for this project,I used-
Yarn- Panda Yarns Toto Kids
Amount- 3 balls of Royal,1 ball Fuchsia
Pattern-The pattern can be found on Joann.com-Pattern no.70368AD
Variation-The only change I made was,I didn’t make the trim,as stated in the pattern.Instead,I threaded a strand of Fuchsia,to break the Blue.:)
Comments- When my dad saw the pic of Aadi,wearing the Poncho,he said,I remind him so much of my mom..And how she used to keep making things for us girls,and how glad he is that,I have her crafty genes 🙂
This was one of my quickest projects.Interstingly,when I first learnt how to crochet,my first ever project was a beautiful yellow and black poncho.I got full grades in craft work for that piece.
Coming to this particular piece-When I was knitting,Color-me-up for Aadi,a friend’s daughter had asked me in the cutest little girl voice,”Maushi,will you make one for me too?”[Maushi=aunt in marathi]
And I agreed.So,this little girl was turning 4 and I decided to make this poncho for her.
The pattern can be found here
My twist to it was to use two strands,one of each color for the fringe!
Need I say,the poncho was suitably gushed at 🙂