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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.

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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!