Poncho Frenzy

There seems to be a poncho frenzy going on in the crochet world.  The poncho can be found on Simply Crochet Facebook page.  What caught my attention was the texture of the collar.  The back and front post double crochet created a thick ribbing effect.  Be warned, the cowl part is a yarn eater.  I was a little skeptical about the cowl but to my amazement that is what makes this poncho so special.  The cowl can be worn up or down.  The cowl reminds me of something from the medieval times.

Poncho Progress - Finished Cowl

The colors I chose were from Red Heart (Carrot, Buff, Aran, Coffee) and the green was from the Vanna White Collection.  I chose the colors based on the amount of skeins I had in that color.  The choice of colors were completely random.

Poncho Progress - Almost Finished

 

I’m tall and I wanted to see how it looked on a live person.  Pam was very happy to model for me.  WTG Pam, you look great.  It wasn’t quite as long as I wanted it to be so I added more rows.

Poncho Progress - Pam

This was an easy project for a beginner.  You may want to watch a video from Moogly on front post double crochet and back post double crochet.  I omitted the fringes but you can your own edge type.  I can see myself making more of these and trying a different neck style and edging.

Poncho Frenzy

If you have joined the Poncho frenzy please stop by the Crochet Styles 4U Facebook page and show off.

Happy Hooking!

Blaze Orange Hat

I knew nothing about hunting until I moved to Virginia from New York City.  So you know, when in Rome do as the Romans do.  I found this Perfect Man Hat pattern and went to work.  I used Caron, Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Reflective yarn for this project.  This hat was made in about 3 hours.

Blaze Orange Hat

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Blaze Orange Hat

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