Kelley's Ponchito with Penelope

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Kelley's Ponchito with Penelope


Join Penelope for two, 1.5 hour sessions to make Kelley’s Ponchito by Julie Blagojevich.   Kelley’s Ponchito is a perfect project for any crocheter who has mastered basic stitches. This intermediate pattern is appropriate for all levels of crocheters, including advanced beginners.  It is challenging enough to be interesting for “seasoned” crocheters, but not too difficult if this is your first garment and/or pattern reading experience. One skein of Galler Peruvian Tweed yarn creates a stunning garment with a gorgeous drape.  (Please stop by Dances With Wool to see the completed pattern using the recommended Galler yarn.) This ponchito will become one of your favorite fall and winter garments!

Saturday, October 13, 9:30-11:00 am - Session One

  • A brief discussion of crochet chart symbols

  • How to read the crochet pattern and tips for counting rows

  • The extended single-crochet stitch (It’s easier than you think!)

  • Completing the gauge swatch

  • Starting the pattern

Optional Help Session

  • Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 am, prior to the first session, to refresh basic crochet skills.

  • Students may also schedule optional help sessions directly with Penelope after the first session. ($15.00/30 minutes, $30.00/60 minutes)

Saturday, November 10, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Session Two

  • Decreases

  • Finishing techniques

  • How to block your top

Prerequisite skills:

Students should be proficient with basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet, and how to weave in ends.

The following materials are required:

  • Kelley’s Ponchito pattern (in your selected size) and chart printed from Ravelry

  • One Skein Galler Peruvian Tweed

  • One 5.0mm (H) crochet hook or correct size to obtain gauge (If you are a loose crocheter, you may need a 4.0mm (G) or 4.5mm hook, and if you are a tight crocheter, you may need a 6.0mm (I) hook.  Please contact Penelope if you have questions about gauge.

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

  • A pen or pencil to take notes and a highlighter marker

Prior to first class:

  • Print the Kelley’s Ponchito pattern from Ravelry in either size Small/Medium or Large and the Kelley’s Ponchito Lace Symbols.

  • Purchase one skein of Galler Peruvian Tweed and a 5.0mm (H) crochet hook.

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