Monday, 31 October 2016

A Poncho for Joanie.

A few weeks ago my friends Mother had a very bad fall in her home and had to be admitted to hospital, she sustained a large gash to her forehead and broke her shoulder.  It was touch and go for a while for poor Joanie she's 90 years old and as you can imagine it was a huge shock to her system and she was in considerable pain, luckily she is on the mend but it's going to take a long time for her to recover.



I offered to make this poncho for her as she needed something that was practical and easy to wear. My friend told me what her favourite colours were and luckily I had enough yarn in my stash to make this.



I started by making some granny rose squares and then just used a zig zag granny stitch pattern until it was the length I needed. 


I made a crochet edging rather than a fringe as I thought it would be safer and look a lot neater too. I'm hoping that she'll like it.

You can find the Granny Rose Pattern here The pattern for the edging is the same as the one I used for my Nola Shawl and can be found here

I used 400 grams of Dk yarn and a 4mm hook

I got the inspiration from the granny rose poncho I made here  I can't believe that was more than four years ago!

Have a great week! 

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27 comments:

  1. That is a really nice gesture of you! It looks lovely, and I'm sure your friends mother will enjoy wearing this. A lovely edging in stead of fringe, what a practical idea!
    I hope she'll recover soon.
    Love, Anja

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  2. you are so kind. the poncho looks really beautiful.your friend's mom is going to love this. hope she gets better soon

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  3. How very kind of you to make this beautiful poncho for the unlucky lady.
    Love the lovely roses.

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  4. A lovely poncho from a generous person to a needed woman !
    Have a nice week !
    Hug
    Anna

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  5. The poncho is beautiful linda.

    Linda

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  6. Beautiful Poncho, Linda:) Hope your friend's mom recovers soon

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  7. Beautiful! What a kind gift for your Mum's friend, I hope she recovers very soon. I am sure this will cheer her on her way.

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  8. Beautiful Linda! I am sure she will wear it often. A poncho is such an easy wear garment. Any accident is so frightening for a 90 year old....hope she gets well soon!

    Amanda xx

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  9. What a lovely thing to do....and the poncho is gorgeous

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  10. A lovely gift that she can use over and over. Hope your friend recovers soon.
    xx Beca

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  11. That is a beautiful and thoughtful gift Linda. I hope your friends mother heals quickly.

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  12. That is so lovely, Linda. Using the Granny Rose square makes it really special x

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  13. You did a gorgeous job on this poncho Linda. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!

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  14. Poor Joanie! I hope she has a full recovery. Falls at her age can really set you back. I love the poncho you made for her. I think she will love it! I'll bet she finds getting it on is such a benefit. I always try to find clothing for my dad that is easy to get in and out of ... sweaters with zippers instead of pullovers (he's 93!). Too bad ponchos for men aren't really a fashion statement (but maybe he could start something in the nursing home haha).
    Wendy

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  15. I'm a bit slow on blog-reading at the moment. This poncho is stunning. It must have cheered up the poor lady.

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  16. LOVE the colors...so pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  17. What a thoughtful gift and so beautifully made.

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  18. It's so kind of you to make a lovely poncho for her. I'm sure she'll love it!

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  19. what a brilliant and lovely idea, a poncho she can just pop over her head with no fiddly sleeves - perfect. And just before the weather turned cold too. I'm sure she will love it.

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  20. So sorry to hear about your friend's mother falling. That was so kind of you to make her this beautiful poncho. I so admire your skills. My mother crochets,but unfortunately, I do not. I would love if you shared this beautiful poncho at Dishing It & Digging It. The party is live now.

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  21. Oh Linda, what a beautiful poncho! Those colours are so soft and lovely. I hope the recipient will heal quickly, and realise how much she is loved whenever she wears your gift.

    Those look like Astri's granny roses.... :)

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  22. Oh wow what a gorgeous poncho, it is on my soon to do list, thank you for the pattern

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  23. Such a sweet gesture, I am glad she is on the mend! Thanks for linking up at the DI & DI Link Party.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colours too.

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  25. I would like to get this pattern but your links do not take me to it or to the border shown in the pictures. Takes me to a rose pattern and the other to a different border. Can you give me the correct links. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Lorraine, there is no pattern for this poncho it was improvised, the rose is made first and then it's made into a square, the pattern for which can be bought here https://www.etsy.com/listing/238327233/all-5-steps-of-the-granny-rose-pattern?ref=related-3. I just sewed the squares into a v shape and crocheted around them and then used the border which I have linked. :)

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