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Title: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on December 30, 2004 07:23:06 PM
I used the Town and Country Poncho pattern from lionbrand.com for this one:
I scored the yarn in the Christmas Clearance section at Walmart, it is Caron Simply Soft Christmas White with gold foil woven in.



Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: BleuKitten on December 31, 2004 06:37:45 AM
Very pretty, you did a nice job!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: CrazeeMoi on December 31, 2004 08:14:13 AM
OHHHHH.... I have been wanting to make a poncho like that...and and oh oh  I also hit the jackpot at Walmart yesterday. First the yarn was 50% off..... went to the price scanner to scan a few other items.... scanned a skein of yarn......it was now  75% off!!  I flew back to the clearance aisle and grabbed the whole box the yarn was in.  Ummmmmm  errrrrrrrrr  (I am so pathetic ok?) 42 skeins!!!  And I wasnt sure what I was going to use the yarn for....but your poncho looks so pretty with that yarn!!  Thanks!!!  Do you remember how many skeins it took to make the poncho?


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on December 31, 2004 10:10:41 AM
It took about 3 1/2 of those small 3oz. skeins and I made the M/L size version of the poncho.


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on January 16, 2005 07:04:56 PM
ooh I LOVE your poncho - the scalloped edges are so feminine!  very nice. thanks for the link to the pattern.  was it very difficult to make? 


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on January 17, 2005 09:22:35 AM
No, it was actually really easy and fast.  It is all just HDC and you use a large hook so it works up quickly.  I have made a couple since then, it is a great pattern!!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on January 17, 2005 04:43:23 PM
thanks for the quick reply  :)  I noticed the pattern works in rounds..it said "Do not join, but mark end of rnd by placing contrasting thread between the last and first sts. Do not turn."  how do you keep going w/out joining it?  I've never worked in rounds so Im completely not seeing/understanding how this works........?

thanks for any help u might be able to provide ;)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on January 17, 2005 09:05:00 PM
I use a safety pin with a long red thread to mark the end of the round and then just stitch right into the next st as if it were still the same row.  Just keep going around this way as if one big long row and move your marker up each time you come to it.  Does this help, make sense??  
Here is a picture of the same poncho done in Lionbrand Homespun Baroque. '
 
 



Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on January 18, 2005 05:30:24 AM
I use a safety pin with a long red thread to mark the end of the round and then just stitch right into the next st as if it were still the same row.  Just keep going around this way as if one big long row and move your marker up each time you come to it.  Does this help, make sense?? 
Here is a picture of the same poncho done in Lionbrand Homespun Baroque. '

 



wow. that color is great ! i'm more excited than ever to try this pattern.  Thanks for explaining the rounds thing to me.  i think i've got it.  I've been reading the pattern in more depth ( I've only ever followed very basic patterns for scarves etc., and I dont quite understand this row:)

Rnd 3 and all odd rnds Hdc in each st around.


what does it mean when they say "and all odd rnds" ?

I'm probably driving you nuts w/all these questions - but I really want to make this and not realize 1/3 of the way through that I've totally flubbed it up  ;)

thanks  :)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on January 18, 2005 08:31:31 AM
No Problem!! Basically on the even number rounds you will be increasing stitches as the pattern reads,  and on the odd number rounds (3,5,7,9, etc.)  you just do a regular row of HDC without adding any stitches.  Keep asking questions, I don't mind and it's a good way to learn.  ;)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: jakesmom31 on January 21, 2005 04:50:56 AM
I love your ponchos.  You did a great job.  This is a great pattern, isn't it?!?   I'm working on one now made out of some leftover Paton's Katrina, which I hope I have enough of!  I'm making it to use as a nursing poncho. 
Great job!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on January 21, 2005 05:20:18 AM
No Problem!! Basically on the even number rounds you will be increasing stitches as the pattern reads,  and on the odd number rounds (3,5,7,9, etc.)  you just do a regular row of HDC without adding any stitches.  Keep asking questions, I don't mind and it's a good way to learn.  ;)

Okay, thanks again. I need to finish up the scarf i'm making so I can get goin' on this pattern! I find myself crocheting like crazy because I want to take a stab at this poncho sooo bad!  I'll letcha know how it goes  :)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on January 24, 2005 11:01:13 AM
Post your pic when you are done???


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on January 25, 2005 05:41:06 AM
Post your pic when you are done???

i will!  :)i finished my scarf last night ( finally ) ..( i have to work kinda slow because I get alot of pain/numbness from crocheting? ~ anybody else get this?) ......  I'm going to start today on the poncho! yay!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on January 31, 2005 08:12:30 AM
Hi again JodyBoBodie... here's my poncho! i did it!!! I'm so excited ;D



I didnt have a N hook as the pattern asks for so I used a P 11 1/2mm hook instead.  It is so soft and comfy! I am already starting a pink one for my (7 yr old) daughter.  But! get this.. I went and bought a N-hook for my daughter's poncho, and when I started the neck it wouldn't go over my head! It was too tight!!!  ???  It wouldn't go over her's either?!  So luckily I had just started and I had to rip it out and start it over with the P-hook.  Did you use an N-hook for your ponchos??? Maybe me and my daughter have really big heads! LOL ... would it matter on the type of yarn used?  for her poncho i'm using Lionbrand's baby pink something.  I just used inexpensive Red Heart for mine?

Anyways.....thanks so much for helping me out!  It was actually easier than I anticipated.   :D


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: littleone1098 on January 31, 2005 08:39:21 AM
oooh these are cute :)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on January 31, 2005 08:45:59 AM
Artzy - Your poncho turned out great!!  It is such an easy pattern and works up so fast!  And yes I used the N hook, but patterns are just a base to work from.  I alter patterns all the time to fit my needs.  I'm glad that worked out for you.  Great job!!!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: Rat_Fink on March 04, 2005 08:42:57 AM
Funnily enough I was just looking at this pattern and wondering about the end of the rows as well so thanks for asking the questions artzyfartsy as I was about to post exactly the same one! I haven't got my kit with me at work but do you mean that it kind of works like one large spiral?

Also what weight wool have you used in yours? I'm in the UK so I'm not sure about the weight of the brands that you mention. Is it Double Knit weight (Sport or Worsted)?

Thanks a lot!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on March 04, 2005 11:04:39 AM
Funnily enough I was just looking at this pattern and wondering about the end of the rows as well so thanks for asking the questions artzyfartsy as I was about to post exactly the same one! I haven't got my kit with me at work but do you mean that it kind of works like one large spiral?

Also what weight wool have you used in yours? I'm in the UK so I'm not sure about the weight of the brands that you mention. Is it Double Knit weight (Sport or Worsted)?

Thanks a lot!

yeap, it works in one large spiral... & after like the 10th row or something like that ..it's REALLY easy because it's just half double crochets until the very last row!

are u wondering about my yarn or JodyBoBodie's?  I'm working on another one in an avocado green color. i cant wait to finish it!!!!! 8)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: Rat_Fink on March 04, 2005 12:24:40 PM
Either/both really! I see that Lionbrand Homespun is "Bulky" which I think is the same as Aran or Chunky in UK shops but both of your ponchos look lighter than I imagine Chunky wool would crochet with a N hook....? I have this lush red mohair blend in a DK or Worsted weight that I'd like to find a use for you see! I guess I'll just have to give it a go and experiment! I seem to have a problem with sticking to patterns or gauges but the beauty of ponchos, scarves and throws etc is that this doesn't tend to matter :).

Thanks for answering, I was sitting at work staring at the pattern trying to visualise how you could crochet in a round without joining the last stich at all and getting in a right mental mess. If only my job was to be crafty all day....!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on March 04, 2005 07:09:02 PM
Well the first poncho I did in the white is a worsted weight yarn.  The 2nd one is the homespun which is slightly thicker, similar I would say to a boucle?  They may have more info on the homespun at lionbrand.com.  And yes, I hadn't thought of it that way, but it is like a big long spiral going round and round, just move your marker so you know where the rounds start/stop.  Post a pic when you are done?  It is fun to see the different yarn types and colors.  And I never mentioned before, but Artzy I love the soft blue color of your poncho.  It is so pretty.


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: Rat_Fink on March 05, 2005 03:00:48 AM
Thanks for that. I've just started it so when I'm done I'll post a pic :)


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on March 06, 2005 06:35:22 AM
Well the first poncho I did in the white is a worsted weight yarn.  The 2nd one is the homespun which is slightly thicker, similar I would say to a boucle?  They may have more info on the homespun at lionbrand.com.  And yes, I hadn't thought of it that way, but it is like a big long spiral going round and round, just move your marker so you know where the rounds start/stop.  Post a pic when you are done?  It is fun to see the different yarn types and colors.  And I never mentioned before, but Artzy I love the soft blue color of your poncho.  It is so pretty.

thanks. it's my absolute favorite poncho now.  I had bought a couple earlier this year and now i wished I hadn't because I love the fact of making my own! thanks to you!! you got me started on a frenzy now!!!! ;)



Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on March 06, 2005 06:40:43 AM


Thanks for answering, I was sitting at work staring at the pattern trying to visualise how you could crochet in a round without joining the last stich at all and getting in a right mental mess. If only my job was to be crafty all day....!

that's how i was exactly before I plunged into the project -- I couldnt believe it would work not joining the last stitch - but its' MUCH better that way because you see no lines at all like you sometimes do when you join rounds.  ..and yes!! please post a picture!

I think my yarn was 4 ply worsted ( am I even saying this right??) and my hook was a bigger one ( a P hook ).  The one I'm working on now is a vintage yarn w/no tags - but it looks like a thinner (2 ply) yarn and I choose a smaller hook and it's taking a bit longer because of it - but I love how it looks like this too.  I'll post a pic too when I'm finished ;D


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: Rat_Fink on March 06, 2005 01:26:57 PM
Hi,  

ok so here is the finished article:-
     

I made it a bit longer than it said and didn't have enough yarn to do the 10 chain stitches for each bit of the fringe so I made a chain of 10 and then skipped two stitches. I think that I might try it again with a lighter weight and a bigger hook. I love the way it works in a round though, the pattern doesn't look too solid in a funny kind of way- it looks more like a mesh than rows of stitches.

Thanks for the help!


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: JodyBoBodie on March 07, 2005 02:09:50 PM
Hey Ratfink!  That turned out great!!  I love the beautiful color and I really love the way you did the edging!  And the flower is a great sdd-on.  Soooo Cute!  I feel like I have somehow started a crochet-along without trying to.  Cool.


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: artzyfartzy on March 07, 2005 02:20:56 PM

I made it a bit longer than it said and didn't have enough yarn to do the 10 chain stitches for each bit of the fringe so I made a chain of 10 and then skipped two stitches. I think that I might try it again with a lighter weight and a bigger hook. I love the way it works in a round though, the pattern doesn't look too solid in a funny kind of way- it looks more like a mesh than rows of stitches.

Thanks for the help!

wow, how pretty!!! i really like your poncho.  the edging is nice, i think i'm going to try that! ..and wow you are FAST!  ;D


Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: kathyhuk on March 07, 2005 02:54:32 PM
Ratfink that is fabulous!!!
Love it! I wish I could crochet as fast and as well as you  :)



Title: Re: Pretty White Poncho
Post by: BleuKitten on March 09, 2005 11:00:55 AM
These are all gorgeous! Well done! I have to admit that at first I wasn't sure about that pattern, it seemed a bit short for my tastes but I LOVE the ones you've all made.


Title: AAGH.
Post by: Kuruku on March 24, 2005 09:15:05 PM
OK, I'm totally freaking out! I followed this pattern's instructions to the letter and ended up with a ridiculous-looking, bulky thing that points out from my shoulders rather than draping down like your guys' did. I have no idea what went wrong! It's all rippled at the top. I used a fairly bulky yarn -- could that be why? HELP. >:( >:( >:(