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poncho and shawl confusion

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Hi everyone ,

Im sure this has been posted before but im wondering if someone can help.

 

I have yet to crack the secret of how to make ponchos and shawls ( the triangle shaped ones )

 

I can follow patterns now with out a lot of trouble and make granny squares but i cant figure out how to make ponchos and shawls from a single piece nor can i figure out how to make the triangle ''fillers '' that go in between granny squares when im making a shawl to fill in the edges..

 

i did try making a poncho by making a giant granny square with a head size hole in the middle but it got all bunched up and didnt sit properly

 

so i have these questions ..

 

- is there a general pattern or rule for when to increase or decrease when making large triangular pieces that i can use with differant stitches depending on the look i want ?

 

- how how how do i make the triangle bits that will help to make a straight edge on my granny square shawl and whats the rule for adjusting their size ?

 

- is there a really simple pattern i can use for a large poncho ? the ones if seen so far on the net are pretty confusing .. :(

 

thanks in advance for any help or advice everyone :)

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This is a really easy granny poncho pattern. It is basically a 2 cornered granny with a hole in the middle for your head. I made a several of these for gifts a few Christmases ago. It's basically the "martha" poncho without the scalloped edge.

 

I imagine if you tried to make a regular 4 cornered granny with a head-hole it would lay "bunchy"; this has one corner in the front and one in back and lays nicely.

 

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-poncho.html?noImages=

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Here is a simple triangular shawl, not a granny, but might work for you.

 

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_other/article/0,2025,DIY_14142_4910752,00.html

 

Here's a doily doily that starts out like you would make a triangular granny shawl. Just follow the pattern through row 5, then repeat row 5 until you get to the length/width you want.

 

http://www.crochetdoilies.com/crochet_heart_coaster.html

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