At the end of November I saw a beautiful crochet poncho being blogged about (Lazy Daisy Jones crochet poncho) , I don't often do this but I knew I just HAD to make it so I rushed out to buy issue 25 of Simply crochet magazine and a suitable amount of yarn (I chose an inexpensive acrylic one as this would be my biggest crochet project to date, and I wasn't sure I could do it!!). I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my evenings snuggled up on the sofa with my creation in progress.
I have made my poncho longer than the instructions suggest as I wanted the front to finish below my waist, and I chose not to add the fringe at the last minute as I felt it would just get in the way! I used a simple picot edging, Lucy at Attic 24 created a wonderful wave edging for hers (Attic24 cowl neck poncho). I think if I were doing it again I would stick to the magazine's suggestion and use single rows of colour rather than two together, but other than that I am very pleased with it. We try to conserve as much energy as possible at home and add a jumper rather than turning the heat on straight away so the poncho has come in very handy already!! I would love to make a mini sized one for my daughter but I think my next crochet projects will most likely involve making baby blankets as I have a couple of friends who are expecting.
Please excuse my bizarrely posed photos - I am new at this and have a lot to learn!!
Thanks for reading!