This poncho just sang to me from the moment I spotted it. It’s cabled, looks (and is) super cozy, and it just radiates Fall vibes. The pattern is not as scary as it looks either. It’s based on a 6 row repeat throughout, and a great practice project to get comfort with cables as long as you’re comfortable with post stitching.
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This top can be dressed up or down, and would be perfect for any occasion. It’s warm and comfy, and more lightweight than it might look. This pattern is so simple and yet very rewarding. You get into a rhythm working up the rows, and then before you know it you’re finished! It was a joy from start to finish and I recommend it for yourself or as a nice gift.
The pattern is very easy to follow, and gives sizing for newborns through adult. I went with two simple colors, but would love cute in any number of color combinations!
The result was something that will certainly become my favorite fall accessory. It’s warm, but not heavy. The hood is nice to block out a breeze but loose enough that it’s not constricting. And the little accents like fringe and tassels totally elevate this from a basic poncho to a stylish conversation starter. I think I’ll enjoy tossing this over a t-shirt during that transition time period where you need just a little something in the early mornings or the chilly late evenings.
Book review by EyeLoveKnots of Build Your Skills Crochet Tops: 26 Simple Patterns for First-Time Sweaters, Shrugs, Ponchos & More by Salena Baca.
This pattern was very easy to follow. The cowl and the body are both in a simple repetitive pattern comprised of easy half double crochets, chains and double crochets, and worked from top down, it makes it very easy to try on as you go to make sure it fits just the way you like. I had trouble meeting gauge, and was able to adjust how I needed to make it fit, but if gauge is met, there is no doubt in my mind that this project wouldn’t be great for a confident beginner.
This pattern was very easy to follow. Don’t let the pattern scare you at all because it’s worked in just simple chains, single crochets and treble crochets. If you can work a double crochet, a treble crochet is just one extra yarn over in the beginning, and one extra yarn over and pull through in the end making this a great project for a confident beginner, and a plus – it can be worn two ways.
The variegated yarn makes these granny squares the real star of the show on this poncho! Beautiful Spring or Fall accessory that’s totally fringe-tastic.
This poncho was originally designed for submission consideration to Happily Hooked Magazine, which had an issue that featured Cake Yarn. Upon completing the poncho, the editor asked if it could be used in the March’s Issue 42 of the Pattern Pack Pro Magazine, which featured Ponchos! Originally with the theme of Cake Yarn, I wanted to… Read more
Photo courtesy of Emily Truman for the Pattern Pack Pro. My Corner to Corner Poncho can be found in March 2018, Issue 42 of the Pattern Pack Pro. This issues theme was “Ponchos” to include mine and five other ponchos. If you don’t already subscribe to the Pattern Pack Pro, it’s a great monthly crochet magazine that focuses specifically on… Read more