27 July 2011

Granny Square Poncho



So happy to finally be able to show you my project using these cute granny squares to make a Granny Square Poncho!

I love it - and so does my darling daughter (with her little sister very eager to inherit it when she 'grows bigger').

Despite having made a few crochet blankets, believe it or not this was the very first time I have actually ever joined granny squares together (thanks to these helpful tips).  It's really not as scary as I'd thought.

It was really fun to make, although it did take a couple of late nights to tie on the fringing!


When I was young I dreamed of having my very own poncho.  They were all the rage and I soooo wanted one!  Rather tempted to make a larger version for myself actually... or maybe one of these. Ha!


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55 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful! (:

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  2. Lovely! Just the colours I like!

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  3. That is adorable! You did an awesome job. :

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  4. Great colours - she looks pretty happy with the result.

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  5. That is great. I had one when I was a kid and remember wearing it. Lovely. Cx

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  6. Jeepers!! That is sooooo gorgeous. Well done x

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  7. Well done you .. everytime I see this call I can see it Boo's tummy hehe :-)

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  8. Love the colours, and it looks awesome on your super cute model!

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  9. oh my gosh this is ADORABLE! I love ponchos.. this one is super cute!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  10. Looks great! Love the colours.

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  11. love love love this!! And that outfit you linked to... kept thinking it'd be perfect for an ABBA party... lol..actually you just never know when it'd come in handy :-)

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  12. Oh,this is just so lovely, your daughter must be thrilled with it :) Many thanks too for taking the time to visit by my blog - your wonderful crochet projects have been my inspiration for learning myself this year! Best wishes,Katrina

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  13. Wow, I just love it. I love making handmade things for my kids, while they still love them...because one day they might not. ha ha

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  14. OH, this is just gorgeous, I love it! I thought it was for yourself at first too. Are you going to make a grown up version too?

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  15. Oooooo I LOVE it!!
    You should definitely make one for yourself! x

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  16. Oh I totally LOVE it Kristy!!! CUte!!

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  17. Well done! My mum bought me a poncho when she was last here, I love it!!

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  18. its gorgeous! Just needs a matching beanie now. :)

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  19. OMGOODNESS!!!!!!!!
    ♥♥♥
    you truly are
    The Crafting Goddess!!!
    I bow to you...oh great one!
    lol
    seriously though
    PJ that is so adorable
    I would love one of those myself!

    you rock!
    and ps look at your follower #...wow!!!

    love and light

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  20. I love the poncho, it's lovely!

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  21. wow!! i've been wanting to make one of these for ages! Have just ordered an old pattern book with it in.
    Looks beautiful Kristy!x

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  22. kattabrained12:36 pm

    your stuff is epic. god likes it too.

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  23. Super clever! I wish I could make something for my kids to wear - I'm sure you get a huge sense of pride seeing something YOU MADE prancing around!

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  24. I had one of these as a kid...thanks for the memory jog.
    xo Jana

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  25. I just LOVE this poncho, it is beautiful! Is there any better colour combo than pink and grey... I think not! I would wear this in a heartbeat.
    Your little girl looks gorgeous in it too! :o)

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  26. That is fabulous...my mum knitted us all ponchos when we were younger...I have kept mine but my 12 year old doesn't seem to think it is cool enough/trendy enough to wear. Maybe my grandchildren will one day.

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  27. It's gorgeous! I totally want an adult version :-)

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  28. Simply fantastic, it's just amazing & what a lucky girl!! Love Posie

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  29. love this! now i just need a daughter ;)

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  30. Beautiful! So much so, I have been inspired to ask my mum to bring her crochet hooks next time she comes by, and teach me how to make my own granny squares! :)

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  31. Oh my! I had one of these in orange and chocolate when I was little - ah the 70's.......
    It's gorgeous.
    Your link gave me my laugh out loud for the day too!

    Thanks for that.

    X

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  32. Do it!! MAke a big one it would compliment that gorgeous all in one suit. I just know that is you modelling it in the pinterest picture! Yes it is don't deny it.

    xxx

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  33. Wooowww, amazing work Kristy! I was SO wondering how you came along with your pile of granny squares!

    It's a touch job crocheting/stitching them all together, good job, well done!

    And she looks so cute in it ;)

    Hugs from Nienke

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  34. Please please please teach me to make granny squares!!!

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  35. I think I remember seeing a post of these...maybe watching the royal wedding?? i don't know.. anyways loved the colors then and love the final project!! You did a great job! i would do good to just finish a project;)

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  36. OMG! I want one! I had a poncho when I was a kid, it was a burnt orange colour in knit with a white trim... It was soooooooo trendy!

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  37. Okay, well I LOVE ponchos and especially granny square ponchos and I have been flirting with the idea of making one for years, but I don't know if it's really a done thing for a grown woman to wear a granny square poncho anymore. But now that I see so many other like-minded poncho lovers out there I am inspired! If you make an adult one, I will make one too! This one for your daughter is lovely, btw!

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  38. I can totally relate to some of the other comments about the "lovely" colours our mothers made us wear in the 70s, mine was flouro orange and green. I love your colours and am loving seeing the whole crochet rebirth by people with actual taste, (not like my mother LOL)

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  39. I love ponchos! Aren't granny squares great? you can do so much with them! Really like the colours you've used as well! Good job!

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  40. Un poncho muy bonito, este invierno quiero hacer uno. Un saludo.

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  41. Hi...I like your poncho. I'm in process of making my own granny square poncho, but I have a little bit problem in attaching the square to form this poncho. Can you help me? Thank you so much...

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  42. Thank you so much for your nice comment at my blog! LOVE your poncho and your little lady looks so beautiful in it!!
    Sacha (www.maarnietvangrijs.blogspot.com)

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  43. Olá,
    looks beautiful :o)
    http://backtogermany.blogspot.de/2012/04/nada-melhor-que-um-dia-chuvoso.html

    Hugs,
    Sandra

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  44. wow! the color combination and pattern looks great!!

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  45. Hello,
    Use a bathrobe or poncho! A warm bathrobe, wearable blanket (Hello Snuggie) or poncho can be used. After securing your child in the car seat with the chest clip at armpit level and harness pulled snug.
    mammaandme.co.uk

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  46. Anonymous6:11 am

    I'm so doing a poncho for myself!! Those colors probably fit even if I'm 15?
    And to others, I think you can wear poncho despite your age! They must be comfy in winter time :3

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  47. I love this. I want to make it for my 3 yr old grandaughter. Could you make a pattern on how to make the neck part of the poncho? Please? Love,Love,Love it!!

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  48. I love this. I want to make it for my 3 yr old grandaughter. Could you make a pattern on how to make the neck part of the poncho? Please? Love,Love,Love it!!

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  49. Its lovely! Your daughters are lucky.

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  50. That colour combination is stunning on her!

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  51. Muy lindo este ponchito. Me encanta la combinación de colores. Hermoso. Laura.

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  52. Please could you tell me how big the squares are, for a child....It is lovely, but I would like to do an adult one....want to know how big to do the squares.
    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Sorry but I did this years ago and can't tell you exactly. Just make your square until it seems right for you - the size of square shouldn't matter, more how many.

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