Pattern of the Week: Mixlace Poncho
I, like many crafters, have a tendency to overload myself with projects right before the holidays. That was the case last year, when I found myself hurriedly finishing crocheted gifts intended for family and friends. I swore to myself that I would never let that happen again! I explained to my skeptical daughter that I was a slow learner, not a no learner. So as soon as the 4th of July decorations came down in the stores and the Christmas decorations went up, I decided to get a jump start on my holiday crafting.
For this year’s holiday list, I aimed for projects that work up quickly and are enjoyable to make. Among that list is the Mixlace Poncho from Interweave Crochet Fall 2016. The poncho is comprised of 3 different lace patterns worked in a rectangle. It is then seamed along one side and an edging crocheted along the neck and bottom edge.
I used the new Red Heart Dreamy yarn that was featured in the Holiday Gift Guide in the Interweave Crochet Fall 2017, and a 6.5 mm size hook. The project is working up so nicely; I’ve decided to make 2!
Finished Size Approx 18″ wide and 50″ long, before seaming.
Yarn Lion Brand Yarns Scarfie (78% acrylic, 22% wool; 312 yd [285 m]/51/4 oz [150 g]; ): #203 ochre/navy (MC), #204 denim/navy (CC), 1 skein each.
Hook Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Gauge 10 sts = 31/2″ and 4 rows = 2″ in hdc. Gauge is not critical to this project.
I am well on my way to completing my list and am excited to see how the recipients of the Mixlace Poncho react when they lay eyes on the beautiful garment. You can’t go wrong with this gift. Do yourself a favor and whip this project out for that special someone.
Keep on hookin’ on,