Monday, December 05, 2005

Another "Coming Home" poncho



+Size "Coming Home" poncho pattern
from Lion Brand website

I used plus size pattern this time, but I made the poncho shorter than the pattern suggests.
The yarn is Homespun "Prairie", and the color is described as "Mixed medium cool browns with a hint of green", but I also see colors like red, blue, and purple.
I probably should have picked a lighter color.....

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6 comments:

Linda said...

Hi! I made several of the Martha Stewart Coming home ponchos and they made wonderful gifts! I loved your color choice!! Thanks for sharing and have a Wonderful New Year!!

Chie said...

Linda -

Thank you for your kind words! :)
It really was fun to make!
I wish I could see pictures of the ones you made!
My mother was so happy to receive this one. :)

Crocheting Mom said...

Hello Chie,

Congratulations on your finished poncho! Do you mine me asking? Did you block this poncho, is it even necessary? If so, how do I do it?

The reason I'm asking is I just finished recently the bernat crochet poncho, this one actually(not THIS one exactly, but the pattern link).

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Sweaters/Open-Pattern-Poncho#

and was wondering is all.

Thanks for reading.

Chie said...

Crocheting Mom -

Thanks for your kind words!

I steamblocked mine with a garment steamer. You can do that with a regular iron too. Depending on yarn used, I sometimes mist completed projects a bit and put it in the dryer for a short time. It will help relax the yarn and stitches.

Crocheting Mom said...

Thanks for your reply and help Chie, certainly appreciate it!

Regards.

Crocheting Mom said...

Hi Chie,

I wanted to thank you again for your tips on blocking. I actually tried your dryer suggestion, accept I washed(short cycle) a baby afghan(75% acrylic, 25% wool I think it was) then dried it in the dryer just until dried. It REALLY relaxed the stitches like you said and loved the way it looked. Thanks again for the tips.