I have a bad habit of browsing crochet patterns on YouTube. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this or not, but I am a visual learner. That means I stink at reading patterns, but show me how to make it and it’s stuck in my head for weeks. My current favorite teacher is Clare. She is Australian and a pro at crocheting. I have no trouble keeping up with her instructions and am even considering trying my hand at a baby sweater I saw on her site. GASP! Also, she has tutorials on how to do even the most basic stitch. Great for beginners to advanced crocheters.
First I’ll show you MY poncho. Or more aptly, my baby’s poncho.
TADA! I replaced the crocheted tie with a ribbon. My favorite part; the scalloped edge. It looks so professional to me!
Want to see it on the cutest model ever?
Such a little poser…or model…hmm?
This is her, “What do you mean I’m not allowed to yank on the poncho? It’s on my body.”
Oh, and that AWESOME (cough, cough) chair in the background is my husband’s…in case you were wondering.
Now, for the tutorial links!
The pattern is split up into six videos. I definitely recommend watching all six before beginning this project. The last two are dedicated to how to enlarge the poncho to fit any size. I had to make mine bigger simply because I was using my G hook and my Cascade Pacific yarn. Oh, by the way, I’m going yarn shopping this week! I’ll make sure to let you in on my purchases at the end of the week!
Here is video 1.
Here is video 2.
Here is video 3.
Here is video 4.
Here is video 5.
Here is video 6.
Cost: Free! I already had all of the supplies on hand due to past projects. If you count that as cheating then I’ll price things as if you were purchasing them for the first time.
Crochet Hook (size G): $5.99 (I think…)
Yarn: $6.50 per color = $19.50 (can use as few as one color)
Ribbon: Too old to know the cost…I’ve had it for a long time. Also, it is not required.
Total: $25.49. Not bad for something to keep your baby warm…or yourself…or a doll…husband…friend…the possibilities are endless!