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« on: March 26, 2011 04:53:18 PM »

When I was in elementary school (in the '70s), my mom crocheted ponchos for me. By far, my favorite was one made of varigated purple and lavendar yarn.  I think I would have worn it everyday if she'd have let me.  Anyway, I taught myself to crochet a couple of years ago, but hadn't ventured into making garments for myself yet. But, I ran across a pattern for a poncho in an old crochet magazine (that if have since mislayed, I'll update it if I find it) and had to do it.  It turned out to be a great stash-buster, it used 10 different yarns.  I got to use up a bunch of purple and lavendar yarns that I'd collected doing afghans for nieces and other little girls; including two kinds of really soft, varigated purple yarns--like the poncho my mom made me!  It is also really cool because each band of color uses a different stitch or technique. 



Hope you enjoy!
(Sorry for the picture quality, I used my iPhone camera, so the photo isn't the greatest.)

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011 05:13:27 PM »

Love this, it reminds me of Joseph's coat of many colors.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011 05:16:51 PM »

I've never been a big fan of ponchos (or even the color purple), but for some reason I really like this one a lot! Maybe it's because you used so many different yarns and techniques to create it, or the way the collar looks really nice, but I want one like it! Awesome job and I hope you get a lot of use out of it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011 05:39:42 PM »

I agree with tcmatteson - all the different techniques and layers make a very cute poncho.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011 06:35:04 PM »

Your colors are great! I recognize that pattern, too. It's a Lily Chin but I don't remember what issue magazine.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011 06:56:00 PM »

That's so pretty! Love it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011 07:32:09 AM »

Wow, it certainly was a great stashbuster, it doesn't look like you had to repeat any Smiley I think it's sweet you were able to recreate a happy childhood object with crochet!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011 01:13:44 PM »

Oh I love it!! Hope you can post a link to the pattern or the mag...Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011 09:23:58 AM »

It's a Lily M. Chin pattern called Living On The Edge Poncho and can be found in this magazine:
Family Circle Easy Crochet, Fall/Winter 2005

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011 10:10:31 AM »

I knew I'd seen that poncho somewhere before!  Maria, thanks for telling us, it would have driven me crazy thinking about it.

Calicotortoise, great work on the poncho.  It's always fun to find a great stashbuster that turns out so nice.  I love the crazy, mixed-up-ness of it!
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