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My poncho is going well (although I did have a weeks head start.)

 

My problem is that I've run out of wool. It was some end of stock wool that I got cheaply off the market, I've been back to the stall and the man can't get anymore.

 

It quite long, but just not long enough to totally cover me on my camping weekends, so the red border will have to be longer. I've still got to do the neck and hood, so it won't be ready for this weekends expedition, but I'll take it with me and crochet on the beach.

<a href="http://www.coastaltown.nildram.co.uk/images/crafts/crochet/poncho3-4.jpg" target="_new">Clickie Clickie for a fuzzy picture.</a>

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I'd like to join if there is still time? I found a pattern is DC like the rules say and I have my hooks and yarn at the ready.. I don't have a digital camera to take pictures as I go but I'll be posting the progress on my (brand new/still figuring stuff out) blog.. So if I can, Count me IN!

Mouse

<a href="http://knottymouse.blogspot.com" target="_new">KnottyMouse Blog</a>

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Once you figure out how to get buttons on your site to show up;) , you can put up the button for Poncho-rama and go to town. The poncho needs to be a variation of dc, but you can make up a pattern of your own, if you want.

 

The link for the button should point to

pub119.ezboard.com/fcrochetvillefrm32.showMessage?topicID=6.topic

 

I'll put your name on the list. The list is kept here. That's where I chronicle the on goings of my poncho among other things.

 

:hug Welcome!

 

Pfirsch

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Hi, pfirsch! I went back and edited my post where I gave the Poncho-rama button instructions, so that the instructions now link the button to the Poncho-rama topic rather than just to Crochetville. :)
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Yay! I got my buttons to work! Unfortunately I managed to mess up the rest of my blog in the process and had to start over from scratch.. but ( does that mean that I had to frog my blog?? LOL) its done and I'm happy. I even made myself a button! So, now its off the computer and onto the poncho!

~Mouse

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I'm pretty happy...I only have one more ufo to finish before I can start my poncho...FINALLY. I finished my boyfriend's mother's Mother's Day gift, and a shalw for me for my boyfriend's upcoming graduation. My stupid camera broke, so I have to wait until it comes back from being repaired to take pictures...hopefully at least before Mother's Day!

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Thought I'd post on my "progress" with the Poncho-rama --- sending the 1/2 finished "poncho" to the FROG POND!!!!! GRRRRRR!!! (as I said before) I'm posting my frustrations here because my husband has no sympathy for the frogging of a project.. except that he can't understand why I would do it!

I finished one of the same pattern about 2 weeks ago and started on another one in black for the ponchorama and when I went to try it on again.. I hated it. So I'm going to be frogging them both in hopes that I can make ONE that actually looks how I want it to. What I did (and I'm so embarrassed to say that I thought this would work) was made a triangle shell stitch shawl and "laced it " up the front into a poncho.. I thought it would be cute.. I changed my mind. Now I've decided that I am going to try to make this particular stitch into 2 rectangular pieces and sew into a poncho. I have no idea how to translate this stitch into a rectangle... LOL this should be fun!!!!

-Mouse

(putting knots in her imaginary tail.. hence the name)

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Sorry you had to frog your poncho.:(

 

What is the stitch you're using for the poncho? I think that I may be able to help you form it into a rectangle. Once you know the repeat in the pattern, it's really not too bad to figure out.

 

There's a diagram at the bottom of the page for a Striped Poncho on adultramblings's vintage pattern site that shows how to sew the two rectangles together. I'm not sure if that's the shape you want, but it is an option.

 

I will try to work on my poncho today. The sun is out; so, maybe I can get my hands warm enough to crochet for a while.

 

Keep your head up, Mouse. We're crocheting along with you.:hugs

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<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>diagram at the bottom of the page for a Striped Poncho on adultramblings's vintage pattern site <hr></blockquote>

that is the pattern that I found too!! Its the one that made me go.. "ohhhhh.. THAT is how they did it!!!" LOL

The pattern that I was using <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20010802222825/www.cei.net/~vchisam/groovy/7706.html" target="_new">Groovy Shawl pattern</a>. I would like to make the pieces about 15 inches wide or so (little bigger is fine.. just not smaller)

<img border=0 src="http://members.aol.com/dustkittys/hug.gif" /> thanks for the support (and the help!) !!

-Mouse

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Well, Mouse, I don't have to actually do anything! There are two great links that will explain making those rectangles much better than I could:

 

Crochet World has a pattern for a Granny Rectangle (link is on the right)

 

There's a pattern for a Rectangle Granny Square Afghan, at Angel Crafts (but if it's a rectangle, it's not a square, is it? :rolleyes )

 

Or you can do dc in Groups of Three I think this will give you much more freedom to make the rectangles exactly the size that you want.

 

To have the poncho not stretch so much from it's own weight, adding a border to both rectangles before you stitch them together would be a good idea. Even if you still want to tie them up, I think it will hold up better with a border.

 

Sorry to go on and on.

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Hello,

 

I just ordered the poncho design from ebay and i would like to join. Is it too late?

 

Thanks!

-Stacey :)

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thanks for the help and the pattern links.. I hope that I have something worked out but we'll see when I get a few rows into it whether it decides to go completely wonky or not.

-- Mouse

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superstahr01, it's not to late to join! There's no real "deadline."

 

Read the rules and you're pretty much ready to roll.

 

I just need to know whether or not you have a site. If you do, I can link your name once it's on the list.

 

Pfirsch

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First of all..I do want to make a poncho and am learning a lot by 'watching' you all BUT I do intend to make one and I thought a black one would be cool.:Y Right now I am struggling with a pink tank top design that I found in a magazine. :D After a very bad experience with a shawl in eyelash yarn, I have been reluctant to try a poncho(such a big project)!:blush

 

I was walking through department store at the mall this week and saw ponchos in the trendy teen department. One was long and scarf like very similar to the beginning poncho pics here. The other was white and short almost like a little cape or cape-let done in lacy white open work stitches. :clap I thought it was a great idea for a poncho like wrap for summer without being as big as a poncho. BUT would it count for a poncho here?

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Ok:Y I'm on for doing that as soon as my tank top is done.

 

For anyone who wants to know, there is a capelet pattern available free at Interweave Knits site.

 

I'm doing the back now and then it's fan stitches and done, hopefully, it will fit!

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pfirsch,

Did you get my email? Just checking, I want in on the poncho-rama. I posted the links and everything on my blog site and have gotten a great deal done on my poncho just today alone.

I am so happy to be making something I can wear other than a hat and scarf. Man! I can't wait until next fall/winter.

 

Ro-

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