Friday, March 24, 2006

Paloma's Poncho- A bigger sized one

Here is a poncho I started a couple of days ago. I made a couple of these about a year ago. Then I couldn't find the pattern on my computer (it was from a blog that is no longer active, I guess...) We have since then gotten a new computer, so it might be on the old one. And all of my patterns I printed out are in Michigan in storage, so.... I have been trying to find it on Crochetville hoping someone might still have it from the post about a year ago... Well someone (not anyone from a year ago, someone else) found it for me on 'Way Back Machine'. I tried to find it on there but I must not know what I'm doing.... Yay! Well meanwhile I tried doing one figuring it out from pictures I had. Well I was way off on the starting chain. The original is like ch 45. I chained 78. So, this one turned out to be about a size 8 I'm thinking. I'm trying to get my son to try it on for size for me. ;p If it is about an 8, I'll send it to the grand daughter of one of my elders on Pine Ridge. (She's raising two of her grand children.) I also want to make a matching Barbie poncho. I need to get a Barbie though to see how big to make one. Sigh... I have barbies in Michigan.... Anyway! If you are interested in making one of these, the original pattern is called Paloma's Poncho. It is super easy and fast to make. I also did a tie. With I don't know how many chains. Then used a flower on the end which can be found here. I also did a sc, ch 3, skip next st, around the neck edge for the ties to go through. Oh, also continued with the pattern until I thought it was wide enough. (About three extra 'panels' of the three pattern rows.) I haven't figured out how to do a size 4, or 6 yet... :)

5 comments:

Mimi said...

This is a nice design, Tina, I could use it if my (older)sister wants another poncho =)

Tina said...

Thanks Mimi. It is super easy, too. I think not much more than 88 would be good to start a chain for an adult size. I guess you would have to see. 78 *almost* fits me. I'm a size 7. Just to give you an idea.

Lucy said...

I just ordered a book on amazon for 75 crochet Barbie clothes...let me know if you are looking for anything. I should be getting it any day now.

Tina said...

Lucy- I have the knitted barbie one! I should have gotten the crochet one, though, but oh well. I also have a bunch of barbie clothes patterns.. I joined some Annie's Attic club. Plus there are so many online for free! I just love making matching ponchos, though, for some reason. I made some for my nieces' for their bigger dolls about a year or so ago. I will be sharing the pattern for this on my other blog, when I get it written up. It shouldn't take too long, folks! ;)

Rachel said...

Love the poncho! My daughter has been wanting me to make her some.