Tuesday 13 March 2012

Daisy Poncho and Motif #53


 Last week the postman delivered a huge box, it was full of squares made by loving hands members. This is just half of them.

 I had volunteered to sew up these squares but I have to say it's a challenge as they come in all sizes and textures.  The obvious thing would be to turn them into blankets and I think the majority will end up as blankets but I wanted to try and be a bit creative so I decided to try making a poncho.  

Once I got started I realised just how simple it was.

I took 16 squares, then edged them with two rounds of dc in a bright contrasting shade.

placed them into a poncho shape

Then realised that it would be easier to join them using this shape

I then crocheted all the squares together with a row of dc in bright purple and  added a shell border around the edge.

Here it is all done and embellished  with Linda's cute little daisy's from Chalky's World

I enjoyed assembling this little Poncho so much I am going to see how many more I can manage to get out of the squares I have, the rest I will make into blankets, unless you lovely peeps have more ideas. :)

Motif 53

Such a sweet and easy little motif, your hook just speeds around and it's finished in seconds.
Here it is in two colours

I think it looks lovely adorning this little poncho, another one made from the box of squares,  it brings the whole thing together. :)


  1. Some little girl is gonna love that poncho - it's very pretty. :)

  2. what a great idea, Linda - and the daisies look really cute on the poncho!

  3. Very cool! I like the poncho. :)

  4. Very creative idea! I love it when I am faced with the challenge of how to use what someone else has made or how to finish an unfinished project that comes my way. This looks simple enough and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!!! :) Have a great day!!!

  5. Cute. Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters

  6. first time on your blog, found it through icrochet. I really love this poncho idea. I have random granny squares I have made over the last couple years as testers... They or rather some of the ones that go together will look great in a few little ponchos...
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. I would recommend turning your squares into poncho's it's a great way to use them up, it will look great too. I'm still making them lol

    2. Hi Linda, how large were those squares? I take it, it will be large enough for head to pop through. I have a pile of granny sqr. 3inch black with contrast centre, how many of these do you think I need? in short, what did you poncho measure? Thanks for sharing. I love all your motifs. So cleaver and so sweet.

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    4. Hi Pat the squares were 6" so if yours are 3" you will need 4 to make one 6" square so that's 64 altogether,
      you could join them like this it would be so much quicker


      Thanks for your lovely comments :)


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