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gaylefrancis
« on: November 21, 2013 02:18:32 PM »

So, it was supposed to be a baby sweater, but I fail at baby sizes, and after being informed it was gonna be way too big for a baby, I realized what I'd made fit over my head and figured I'd take a shot at making a poncho.





It's all double crochet with an I-hook, worked top down. I worked joining rounds without turning and increased on every round until it was wide enough to fit around my shoulders with some ease.

The front/back post dcs in the bottom half came about due to some boredom with just working the same stitch over and over and over again. I've never really done f/bpdcs, so getting some practice in was nice.

It's made from Red Heart Soft, and I'm looking forward to throwing it through the wash to see how it softens up further. It's a bit tighter in the arms than I intended, and not as flowy as I was expecting, but I made a poncho to figure out how to make a poncho, so I've got some ideas for the next run.

It's warm, and that's all I was going for in the end besides the practice.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013 02:40:59 PM »

Good idea turning it into something else!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013 06:11:25 PM »

I wouldn't have guessed that this started as anything but a stripey grown-up poncho Smiley. It looks warm and the colors are great.
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gaylefrancis
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013 09:50:31 AM »

Good idea turning it into something else!

I do love a happy accident, especially when it basically gives me a blanket I can wear to work.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013 09:51:42 AM »

I wouldn't have guessed that this started as anything but a stripey grown-up poncho Smiley. It looks warm and the colors are great.

Thanks! I managed to figure out it was too big at basically the exact right time to start increases, so there was definitely some luck involved. It is very cozy but light enough to wear with a long-sleeved top, so it's great for work.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013 05:12:53 PM »

I love the colors and that the stripes are not all the same width.  Very cute!
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gaylefrancis
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013 09:56:29 PM »

I love the colors and that the stripes are not all the same width.  Very cute!

Thank you! The stripes got changed because I got bored and didn't want to change colors as often. Deeply important design decision, clearly. Smiley
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