Crochet Yarn Classes

International Crochet Workshops

March most certainly is International Crochet Month around here. My hook is kept in action at all times while I prepare two full day workshops for the Library in Skive in Denmark next weekend. One of the workshops I’m doing is titled “Design Your Own Poncho” and I needed to have some new inspirational pieces along with me for it.

Hannah - A Bright And Breezy Poncho by Irene LundgaardHannah – A Bright And Breezy Poncho © Irene Lundgaard 2012

I worked this little blue poncho with a few pretty colour rows of remnants from my basket. The poncho reaches down to the elbows which means the arms are free to work away. It’s a simple pattern, the poncho is warm and only the imagination is the limit as to colour choice and stitch choice. I have called the poncho Hannah as it reminds me of her bright and breezy nature.

Note: The yarn used is a mixture of Lett Lopi and Studio Donegal Aran Tweed. The pattern will be made available for sale after the workshops.

Crochet Yarn Classes

Morphed Crochet

Poncho Tunic by Irene LundgaardOn Friday night I started working on a crochet poncho, I had this idea that a new poncho would suit my wardrobe just right and at the same time the end product could be used in my upcoming workshop and crochet class where participants can design their own poncho. It’s a fun class and I had the best time picking colours for the project! I landed on main colours in Cushendale DK and some Noro Silk Garden Lite for a bit of discreet colour effect.

However, once I started crocheting the poncho morphed itself into a sweater, which meant there was quite a bit of ripping and perhaps just the tiniest bit of cursing involved. Just a bit, naturally! However, when the sweater was well under way the poncho yet again took on a life of it’s own and morphed further by turning itself into a tunic. Or rather, it turned itself into wanting to become a tunic and there was the corresponding amount of ripping and just the tiniest bit of cursing involved too. And right now, I think I’m on the home stretch, but only time will tell. Sleeves are yet to be made as is most of the main body and God only knows what that will morph into, but one thing is for sure, I’m fairly well rehearsed in the cursing department, whatever happens! Wish me luck!

PS. I made a typo in the word ‘crochet’ when I was writing this and the spell checker suggested ‘ricochet’ as the correct spelling… Now, there’s a thought!

Yarn Classes

Modelling The Miniatures

I am doing the Design Your Own Poncho class tomorrow morning and a bit of inspiration managed to run off the hook over the last week or two. Some I like, some I love, some I’m not too sure about but one thing is for sure, I’ve seen the light when it comes to the wearability of ponchos. They are great as they keep you warm in just the right places but still allow air to flow.

CollageDesign Your Own Poncho Inspiration Models
© 2010 Irene Lundgaard

I look forward to seeing what creativity they come up with tomorrow!
After the poncho class it’s on to the Tunisian Class. I LURV Tunisian Crochet, just sayin’!

Note: A couple of the patterns are inspired by Liselotte Weller’s wonderful Bellflower sweater, which I cannot praise enough. Go see for yourself, right here!


Preview of Moonlight – A Body Cosy

moonlightdetailI thought I would share a little preview of the body cosy I have just completed. It’s called Moonlight and it’s worked in Debbie Bliss Como which is a very chunky yarn. It’s one size and it’s snug. I am currently working on writing up the pattern and finding a model to show it off properly. For now, I will just share this little teaser of a picture. Watch this space!

Moonlight – A Body Cosy © 2009 Irene Lundgaard