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A New Poncho/Cape !
A New Poncho/Cape !


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Hello ! I just finished this one....It got cold here! lol
If you can crochet just a little....... you will be able to do this (if you like  A Poncho that is)
It is very 'easy'.......but, I can only give you 'a basic' idea of how I did it  FOR NOW ..ok?
I will.......try to write basic instructions here....in the near future.....so , please come back.
Here (below) is photo of Completed Poncho/Cape  (note the 'slits' for arms?)
Below is View of 'progress'......
Note: You actually crochet 'downwards'....(the neck is the top)...  I use my 'cluster' stitch')
(I created this in 5 days! Ok, I crochet 8-12 hours a day too though...lol.)

HERE I WILL try to  GIVE YOU  INSTRUCTIONS FOR A 'BASIC' PONCHO ......(no slits for arms)
Start by chaining 80 single crochets for the cluster stitch. You may need less for the double crochet...(or 'measure' your neck !)...do at least 4 rows, then....divide the row into 4 sections.
(I tie a string between the stitches to know 'where' the corners will be!)
 'INCREASE' at least  2 extra double crochets  when you come to 'the corner' ON........EVERY ROW FROM THEN ON.
(IT'S KIND OF LIKE CROCHETING A 'GRANNIE SQUARE' ..... with a hole big enough for your head to go through!     Nothin' to it !!
(For the 'CAPE look with the 'slits for your arms....... right now I just don't know how to write down the instructions for that .... honest) You may be able to 'figure' that out yourself........ I hope.
This is meant to show you 'how I did it'...... just can't 'describe it'......IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION.. EMAIL ME below. I will answer.

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almost down to 'bottom'..... add your own 'border' if you like......
now I go back........up to do the 'Collar'....... this is what mine looks like.....
You create this by simply 'picking up' the stitches around the neck......make it as big or as small
as you like........ this is just to 'show you mine'. And....... you can 'see' the stitch I use.
one last look at the COMPLETED ONE OK?
well............. I hope you try creating this if you enjoy crocheting........ great for my 'grandaughters' too!
I'm in the process of creating 'theirs' ....... much smaller !! LOL
Please BOOKMARK ME.......... I hope to be able to 'write' good INSTRUCTIONS SOON !!!
Hugs, Marianne
ps. I hope you go to 'all' my pages and sites !!!!!  There is LOTS  to see........ and hopefully you get many many IDEAS  of your own. And.......... DROP ME A LINE .
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