Saturday, 31 January 2015

A poncho for me

It was love at first sight ...

Have you seen the poncho from Simply Crochet issue 25?
When I saw it I knew that I had to make it for me! But without the fringe, I do not like fringes at all. They never seem to stay clean and neat with me. But I decided that I would think about the border later on, I ordered the yarn immediately. I had worked with Drops Nepal before, it is a chunky yarn, a mix of wool and alpaca and therefore quite gentle to the skin.
  I chose all shades of red, pink and purple: grey purple for the cowl neck and the border and all the different shades for the stripes: deep red, red, cerise, medium pink, powder pink and mix purple. 

It was so easy to start with this project. Hooking up these rows with a 6 mm hook works up extremely quickly and soon I was able to start with the stripes. I chose the colours randomly, using the main colour grey/ purple once in a while. Soon I had done the 16 rows of the original pattern. 

But as I do not want the fringes, I will continue with the "granny double crochets" until the length is fine with me. 

I happily crochet row after row and in between I squeeze myself a fresh juice from apples, pears, carrots, beetroot and fresh curcuma (it is said to be very salutary). Something fresh and healthy to get well soon.

Take care of yourself!


  1. Gorgeous combination of colours Viola! I have to agree too i wouldn't add the fringe either. I am just not keen on fringes on anything! I so know how you feel about the way time flies by as you mentioned in your previous post.
    Keep well

    Amanda x

  2. Hi Viola,
    danke für deinen Besuch bei mir.
    Deine Farbkombi ist aber auch sehr hübsch.
    Liebe Grüße,

  3. Beautiful! I have this pattern aswell and I will also make it.
    Don't know the colors yet, but they will be bright!
    Have a nice evening. Liked your blog so much, I will put it on my list in my blog.

  4. hallo viola,
    tolle farben!!! dieser poncho steht auf meiner to do liste.
    hab einen schönen sonntag,
    liebe grüße,

  5. Gorgeous poncho! i like the colors and I agree with you about the fringes::: Your fresh juice semms yummy! I try to use curcuma as weel but usually I add a little bit in lentil soup ! Have a great sunday!

  6. I am working on the poncho too. Different colours though - I really like your's too though! Amazing how the same thing can look so different to coloursn, isn't it?

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

  7. Hallo Viola,
    ich habe deinen Namen bei Regina gefunden und habe dort gelesen, dass deine Kinder eine Waldorfschule besuchen. Das hat mich interessiert, denn meine Töchter waren auch auf einer. Das ist aber schon lange her. Beide sind jetzt erwachsen.
    Die Farben deines Ponchos sind wunderbar. Er wird toll werden.
    Wenn ich darf, schaue ich mich jetzt hier noch etwas um.
    Eine tolle woche für dich und liebe Grüße,

  8. Hi Viola, Thank you for visiting me! I love your blog, so colorful and creative. I will be back!

  9. The cowl neckline is unusual and makes this poncho stand out as well as being extra warm.
    I don't mind fringes, depending on where they are used. Do you think you will add some other decorative border element when you reach the length you want, or will you just let your beautiful colours do the work?
    I am glad you are well enough to be able to continue your crochet. Take care. xx

  10. Hi Viola,
    danke für deinen Besuch bei mir. Habe mich sehr gefreut.
    Vielleicht verwechsle ich dich jetzt auch: ich meine, du hättest auch einen Blog auf deutsch geschrieben?????? Mein Englisch ist nicht soooo gut, um alles hier immer richtig zu verstehen. Gibt es diesen Blog bei dir? Wenn ja, würde ich mich über die Adresse freuen. Aber evtl habe ich dich auch verwechselt. ;-(
    Liebe Grüße zum Wochenende,

  11. Gorgeous poncho, such lovely colours!
    Have a great week!
    Helen xox

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous, Viola! Love the colours you've chosen. I really like crocheted ponchos - they are so easy to wear compared with shawls which I tend to find slip off! Hope everything is OK with you. Thinking of you and sending you a hug aus England. E x


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