Snuggle Poncho

I’m on a bit of a roll with the ponchos! Here’s a variation on the purple poncho featured previously, but with super soft yarn that I already had to hand. It feels so snuggly and cosy. The pompoms around the bottom edge were something I’ve been wanting to try out for ages.

The pattern I used was this one from my etsy shop MoebiusJo.

You will need to add a few stitches to the length, as this yarn works up smaller than the chunky, purple yarn. I used a 9mm hook.

The main body uses two yarns crocheted together, Wendy Fleur DK in shade 3357 (blue) and Wendy Frizzante in shade 853 (pink/purple). Combining the yarns like this has produced a lovely rich color blend. Wendy yarns have sadly been discontinued. To find further substitute yarns I recommend the following guides: yarnsub.com (very simple to use); www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/c/article/how-to-figure-out-yarn-substitutions (a very useful overview article). I must’ve had the Wendy Frizzante for a while, as it doesn’t appear to be on yarnsub.com. However, you can often get hold of discontinued yarns on ebay.

The pompom edges are made just with a single yarn, the Wendy Fleur DK. Here’s how to make the pompom edging. Please excuse the traffic sounds in the background; I was sitting in my front garden on a normally quiet street.

If you prefer to follow written instructions, here they are.

Foundation row3dc (US sc) in each back loop along bottom edge of poncho.
Pompoms*4ch,
yoh, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yoh, pull hook back through (3 loops on hook),
yoh, insert hook in same chain, yoh, pull hook back through (5 loops on hook),
yoh, pull through all 5 loops on hook,
3ch,
yoh, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yoh, pull hook back through (3 loops on hook),
yoh, insert hook in same chain, yoh, pull hook back through (5 loops on hook),
yoh, pull through all 5 loops on hook,
insert hook in base of 1st bobble, yoh, pull back through,
dc (US sc) into ch1 of original 4ch,
slip stich into next dc (US sc) of foundation row,
slip stich into next dc (US sc) of foundation row,
repeat from * until end of bottom edge of poncho.

Here’s another look at the pompoms.

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