A couple of years ago, I started to learn crochet. And once I got the “hook: of it (because, yes, there was a lot of cussing and starting over…and over…and over, at first), I loved it. I mostly stuck with simple stuff like scarves, dishcloths and beanies, but I enjoyed it.
Then, last Christmas came along and I spent an insane amount of time crocheting. I was really happy with the way everything came out, but since I had gone crazy with it, by the time I was done, I was done.
But recently, I decided it was time to get my yarn and hooks out again. Since it’s getting chilly (and I have a nice sample of different colours from past projects), I settled on a poncho for my 2 year old. I found a graphic pattern here (which I had to learn to read, because I only knew how to read written patterns) and got to work. It took a bit of finnicking before I could figure out how to join and start a new row correctly, but in the end, I managed.
What do you think? Pretty cute, eh?
Since the blogger who posted the pattern didn’t give any indication as to which type of yarn she used, I had to play around with what I had (I used worsted weight yarn, by the way). What I did know is that my initial chain had to be in multiples of 8 and I ended up going with a chain of 64.
I have to say, I am pretty pleased. This thing worked up quickly (which is a good thing because the 3 month old has decided of late that naps weren’t his bag of tea…) and it gives an amazing result.
Because she’s two years old (and she knows it), Amélie showed me how absolutely thrilled she was at posing for me this morning.
I think it looks pretty darned good. I really like the length, but I think the neck opening is a bit too large. If I were to make another poncho for a two year old, I’d probably go with a chain of 56 (or even 48) instead of 64. But hey, it’s no biggie.
Now, on to my next project. Stay tuned!