A crochet poncho pattern: Stylecraft blog tour 2017

Crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft blog tour 17

Crochet poncho pattern alert! Hello again – I’m back and the Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017 is visiting me today. The project that I’ve done with the gorgeous Stylecraft Batik and Batik elements yarn is one that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. This crochet poncho pattern has been quite an adventure for me to put together but making it is really relaxing and easy.

Get the Desert Irony Poncho on Ravelry

If you take a look at my post from yesterday with some background to the blog tour, you will see the four different colour packs that 16 of the Stylecraft blogstars were given to make a new project. Here is a quick recap: from Lagoon (top left), Desert (top right), Rainforest (bottom left) and Country garden (bottom right).

Stylecraft blog tour colourways Desert Irony crochet poncho pattern

You can see what the other blogstars used their packs for on the lovely blog posts that have been popping up over the last 2 weeks. These have been the projects and blogs on the tour so far:

Helen Kurtz of the blog The Knitting Exploits of Josie Kittenย whose post on the blog tour was yesterday. Tomorrow its the turn of Heather of The Patchwork Heart, so make sure you check out what she’s made. The blog tour ends on Monday with a visit to Jane Crowfoot – can’t wait to see what she’s done with her pack.

I chose the Desert colourway, which features four balls of the Stylecraft Batik elements in the colourway iron. Hence the name, the Desert Irony Poncho! Sorry, the best I could come up with due to not being in top form at the mo!

Desert Iron crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017

While I’ve had the trapped nerve in my neck (no worries, I’m not going on about that again!), I’ve had time to really concentrate on getting the pattern done, and its a biggie. Its on Ravelry as a paid download as it contains 4 complete step-by-step tutorials on how to do the techniques required. Click on any of the Ravelry buttons in this blog to see more info about the pattern and take advantage of the introductory discount.

Get the Desert Irony Poncho on Ravelry

The Desert Irony poncho pattern is available at a 50% discount

The winners of the 30 free patterns in the blog tour giveaway have been chosen on Monday 30 October. Check out the blog post with the list of winners or check your Ravelry box or email to see if you have won. The Stylecraft Competition is now closed; I’ll also add the name of the winner of the yarn pack to the post as soon as that is available.

Plus, the pattern is on offer at a 50% discount from today until my birthday, November 8th 2017.

Get the Desert Irony Poncho on Ravelry

The Desert Irony crochet poncho pattern

I set out to design a simple, non-fussy and wearable poncho. Working out the maths is a bit tricky, but that’s all done for you. I’ve also done a lot of sampling, swatching and trouble shooting so that the finished pattern fits snugly around the neck but isn’t difficult to get on. And it has a very nice drape, making an attractive and cosy cover-up for cool autumn and spring days.

Starting off is the most difficult, as it is with all crochet projects. But once you get going, this is a TV crochet project, it glides off the hook and allows you to dream and think your own thoughts. A perfect crochet meditation. And you have something retro, warm and snuggly to wear at the end.

Details about the Desert Irony Crochet Poncho pattern

It includes:

  • Details about yarn, size, gauge etc.
  • A written pattern in UK and US crochet terms. You can print the written pattern in whichever crochet terminology your prefer – in only 2 pages of A4.
  • The colour order to make the poncho in the same yarn and colourway that I used.
  • Four complete step-by-step phototutorials to show you how to:
    • Work a chainless foundation round for maximum flexibility for the poncho neck
    • How to work the set up neck rounds so that there is no difficult counting to do.
    • Detailed instructions on how to work the pattern (its easy, but handy to see exactly what to do).
    • Work an optional roll neck to finish off the poncho and make you extra warm and toasty.

But, less waffle and more photos. My ย lovely and long-suffering friend Carole very kindly let me know a ‘photoshoot’ of her wearing the poncho in her gorgeous retro home. There are a few photos of me too, but I’m nowhere near as slim and elegant (the poncho still looks good though!).

Desert Iron crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017

Desert Iron crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017

Desert Iron crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017

Desert Iron crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017

Desert Iron crochet poncho pattern Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017

I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog tour and that you like the Desert Irony Crochet poncho pattern. If you fancy making it in a different colourway, I’ve added in a table below to show the colours I would suggest from the other packs.

Remember that you need the Batik pack (as currently sold as Desert, Rainforest, Lagoon and Country garden PLUS a ball each of silver and cream to finish the poncho.

And I’ve labelled them all with a letter, so you can devise your own colourways. I’ve added in the metres and yards of yarn of each that you will need so that you can calculate how many balls you need of any yarn you fancy.

Crochet poncho pattern alternative colourways

xxx See you soon xxx Kathryn

Get the Desert Irony Poncho on Ravelry

61 thoughts on “A crochet poncho pattern: Stylecraft blog tour 2017

  1. Lex Priestley says:

    The pinch looks fabulous, I love the way the block stitch works with the elements and the more solid colours

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Lex you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  2. Marlen says:

    I love your poncho! Especially the turtle neck is such a lovely design element that really adds character to the whole peace. Thanks for designing it. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Sue says:

    Absolutely love this poncho, wonderful use of stylecraft yarns in this blogtour. Looks just soo stylish and warm

  4. Helen says:

    I love the poncho! The colours really pop with the addition of silver and cream. Iโ€™m cros15h on ravelry.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Helen you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Your pattern will be with you soon ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  5. Heather says:

    It’s a lovely poncho and looks really cosy.

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been well – hope you feel much better soon.

  6. Kathleen Williams says:

    I, too, love your beautiful poncho and I especially love the colors you chose! I hope to win a pattern – thank you for the chance!

  7. Jo Musgrove says:

    I love this and know exactly who I will be making it for as a Xmas pressie. Thanks for the chance to win. Joeygrey xx

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Libby you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  8. Gemma says:

    I love this ๐Ÿ™‚ I think Iโ€™d do it in the lagoon colourway. The yarn looks great. I bet itโ€™s nice to work with. My rav name is dancinpuffin

  9. bekki says:

    I love your poncho. It looks so cosy! The colours in the desert pack are so beautiful. I’m sorry to hear you are still struggling, I hope you feel better soon. Take care x

  10. Claire Bowman says:

    Love the colours in the poncho. This might be a bit complicated for me but I have a friend who will give me a hand if I can’t fathom the tutorials. I do need to push myself a bit. Thanks for the chance.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Claire you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  11. Ellie says:

    I love the way your poncho shows all the colours from the pack.
    Thankyou for taking the time to write the pattern for everyone and Thankyou for the chance to win it.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Ellie you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  12. Kathy says:

    This is a gorgeous poncho! I have not entered to win the yarn as I was very blessed to win this pack earlier in the blog tour. I wasn’t sure what I would do with it but having seen this ….. the pattern would come in handy! I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ My Ravelry name is Ntwyned.

  13. Miriam Evans says:

    I love the poncho and hope I might be lucky enough to win the pack and pattern. Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. nicola says:

    hello Kathryn, love the poncho it looks fabulous. I hope you are feeling much better soon and able to do more x x fab name purpletopaz1971

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Vanessa you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  15. Kimberly says:

    Iโ€™ve been wanting to do a poncho and this looks great. Iโ€™m already planning on making a few for gifts. Thanks for a great pattern.

  16. Louise Carway says:

    Oooo love it. Glad you are starting to feel better. Have missed your podcast and hearing what vying are up to but understand just how painful it must be to try to record and edit. Good to hear from you and look forward to your next update when you hopefully feel a lot better. Louise x

  17. Tean Porteus says:

    Great poncho, think you’ve inspired me to make one of my own. My Gran used to make these, but I’ve somehow not got one of hers.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Linda you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Cindy you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  18. Patty says:

    I would love to win this pattern ! We all need a retro poncho in our lives. I know I do! I am sending warm, healing thoughts your way as you continue to get better.

  19. Trina says:

    The poncho is lovely. It would make a great gift for a couple of my “permanently cold” friends. Was hoping that you’d be feeling better by now.

  20. Alison says:

    Hi, I have enjoyed seeing all the stylecraft creations shown on this tour using these new bundles. I find this poncho stunning and the colours work so well. It must take ages to sort out which to put where to complement each other so well. Thankyou for the chance to win a pattern.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Diane you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Your pattern will be with you soon ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Congratulations Anne you have won a copy of the Desert Irony poncho pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Please email me with your Ravelry name so I can gift you the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Kathryn

  21. Nicola says:

    HI Kathryn. Glad to ‘hear’ from you again. You have been missed. Love the poncho. I don’t know if I’m eligible to win a pattern (if so, then I’m NicolaKnits) but I won’t be entering to win the yarn as I don’t use wool.

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