Let’s Just Call It ‘The Puzzle Poncho’ ๐Ÿ˜‹

Let me tell you why! 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for stopping by! 

A few days ago I told you about the ‘WiP’ that went terribly wrong. Remember the Poncho…well, the project that started as one, turned into 2 trapeze shaped (instead of rectangular) pieces? And that I had the glimmer of an idea how to turn it around? 

Well, I think I did it! ๐Ÿ˜

Let’s take a look…

First – here’s what it was supposed to look like 

You see my dilemma….trapeze shapes won’t work. ๐Ÿ˜‹

So I turned everything sideways, and joined the former bottom edges to form the seam down the front, the former top now ends at the wrist. But the ‘sleeve’ was too long. I removed the rows of ‘Granny Squares’. Perfect fit! ๐Ÿ˜Š 
I started sewing the (former bottom, now middle) edges together, when I noticed that one piece was longer than the other. ๐Ÿ˜ซ And not just a little bit! Nooooo! A good  4, 5″ . Aargh! 

Then something went right. ๐Ÿ˜€ The ‘Granny Square’ row was just as long as the panel taken sideways. Oh geez….it’s a lot more complicated to write it down than to actually do it. ๐Ÿ™ƒ I hope you are still following this? Of course you are! ๐Ÿ™‚ So let’s continue…

With the squares in place I was still missing another inch or so. Nothing a few rows of crocheted mesh can’t fix. ๐Ÿ˜Œ See…and I got to use more of my favorite yarn 

I added a row of single crochet, and a row of double crochet mesh in purple ombre yarn for the border. 

So far so good. ๐Ÿ˜ My lovely friend Michele agreed to model the piece. There we discovered that it can be worn two ways….with a V-neck or a straight neck. 


Doesn’t she look fabulous? ๐Ÿ˜

Well, that’s where I am right now. Now blocking, more fringes, and some decorative stitching and it should be done. And now you know why we call it the ‘Puzzle Poncho’! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I’m so happy that it’s now something wearable ๐Ÿ˜ I’ll show you the finished piece asap! 

Until then ๐Ÿ’• Take care & ‘Happy Sunday’ ๐ŸŒž

~Tina xoxo 


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise Harvey
    Apr 30, 2017 @ 22:33:15

    Your puzzle poncho is a masterpiece! I enjoyed reading how it was made. Thanks, Tina!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Bluebird4UDaily
    May 07, 2017 @ 16:26:20

    Fabulous .. great job.. hugs from Laura

    Liked by 1 person


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