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A Poncho for my Princess

Remember how I wrote about my love for Ponchos?I have always wanted to dress up my little girl in a Poncho.DSC02758 

This yarn was a complete impluse buy.The bright colors were such a pick-me-up.When I first bought this combination,it reminded me of a beautiful silk Bandhani(tie-n-dye) Saree that my mom had in the same combination.So it was difficult for me to think one a different line.Naturally,the first project I tried was mittens,turqouise with pink dots..to mimic bandhani.But the yarn was too heavy for mittens and I ripped it off.

Next I tried a shrug and then a jacket,but nothing seemed right..ripped off.Finally,3 months and 3 rip-offs later,I gave myself a mental kick..and said,Why not a Poncho?And why not,indeed?So,Poncho it was.The yarn was quiet thick and twisted and called for a size 6mm hook.But,I liked the finish better with a smaller 4 mm hook.I am glad,I experimented.

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for this project,I used-

Yarn- Panda Yarns Toto Kids

Amount- 3 balls of Royal,1 ball Fuchsia

Hook-4.0 mm

Pattern-The pattern can be found on Joann.com-Pattern no.70368AD

Variation-The only change I made was,I didn’t make the trim,as stated in the pattern.Instead,I threaded a strand of  Fuchsia,to break the Blue.:)

Comments- When my dad saw the pic of Aadi,wearing the Poncho,he said,I remind him so much of my mom..And how she used to keep making things for us girls,and how  glad he is that,I have her crafty genes 🙂

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