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Granny square poncho

Posted by: HANNAH (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2009 09:47AM

Can I make a poncho using only two large squares?

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Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2009 12:49PM

As I envision this, you could make two large granny squares and then join along two sides leaving the center point where these two sides meet open so you would have kind of a flap collar. In the alternative, you could make two large granny squares and in the last few rounds, work them as back and forth rows so you form a square with one corner cut off. Sew up and then you have your poncho.

A third alternative would be to make two large granny "rectangles" and then join them where the short side of the rectangle is joined to the long side of the other. It would be easier to show you with a drawing -- if you can find Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch Book, she has a garter stitch knitted poncho based upon the design of two rectangles.

Posted by: HANNAH (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2009 03:27PM

Thanks for the info......I like the rectangle one. How do I 'granny' a rectangle. I don't crochet that much....usually knit...but I needed a change. I find this very relaxing.

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2009 05:23AM

I didn't expect much when I did a quick web search for "crochet granny rectangle" (odd keywords, I thought), but sure enough, a list of sites came up, including:

< [www.crochetcabana.com] >

< [iamtotallyobsessedwithyarn.blogspot.com] >

< [www.associatedcontent.com] >

I didn't read through them to see how the length of the beginning chain would determine the size of the finished rectangle, so you'll need to figure that out. Maybe you can make a few practice pieces (give them away as blankets for dogs and cats in animal shelters) before you take on the poncho project.

Posted by: HANNAH (IP Logged)
Date: April 25, 2009 05:04PM

Thank you...I also researched previous postings. Found it too!! Showed both square and rectangle granny's to the person I am making it for...and she likes the square better. So......that's what I am doing. I appreciate your help......