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!

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I started crocheting again after many years. Back then when I thought of the word crochet a granny square comes to mind first. No one was wearing crocheted clothes and the fad of crocheting died. I picked up a hook and some yarn and I was on my way. No more granny square blankets for me. Thanks to the internet you can learn anything you want and if you search just a little bit further you will find people who share your passion. I immediately I became enthralled in Pinterest, Ravelry and Facebook crochet groups. If I ran into a snag there was YouTube, I can learn a new stitch from a live person. So two years later here I am, a certified crochet addict and lover of yarn.

If you are a die hard crocheter you will understand. I have so many WIP’s going on at one time until I confuse myself. The attack of the yarn has made it to my home. Yarn has found it’s way from my computer room, bedroom, and now it rests in the family room. Pretty funny having my son’s friends over and they are moving yarn to sit down and I provide the entertainment of showing them my finished work. I think that’s the real reason why they want to come by so much.

To combat the many unfinished projects I decided to keep an online presence of what I do, make and find on the web.

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