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Crochet poncho WIP

As part of my de-cluttering, stash-busting efforts, I decided to make myself a poncho out of the huge balls of aran wool/acrylic yarn that I bought a couple of years ago.

When I bought it, intending to make a sweater or cardigan, I hadn't realised that crochet comes out much thicker than knitting. To get the same thickness of fabric, you need a finer yarn. I don't wear very chunky sweaters, so the yarn languished while I puzzled out what to do with it.

Eventually, I realised that a simple poncho was the answer. It gets chilly in the winter sitting at my computer desk by the window, so something I can pop on while working would be very useful.

Crochet poncho WIP

It will be made out of two equal-sized rectangles and, as I don't want a fancy pattern, I'm just adding a bit of texture with different variations on half-treble (UK).

Current Mood: sick snuffly with a cold

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seaivy From: seaivy Date: October 25th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are VERY clever!
I love those colors
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 27th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Whilst I love the many brightly coloured projects that people post in the Facebook crochet group, neutrals and muted colours actually fit better with our home and are more the sort of thing I actually wear.
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: October 25th, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's very pretty!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 27th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's a very basic crochet stitch, but I do like the way the yarn is working up.
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