Miss Wiggles announced last September that her poncho was too small and it was going to be cold soon! I made that poncho* for her last November (2015) and it was only just big enough for her to put over her head, so I wasn’t surprised that she outgrew it quickly.
Liana’s “Coming Home” poncho, November 2015
Last winter I made a different poncho for Fiona.
Fiona’s “Little Sophia” poncho, January 2016.
This pattern** was so easy to make and the nicest thing is, I can easily add more rows to it as Fiona grows taller (as long as I hang on to the leftover yarn!).
Using this same pattern, I whipped up a poncho for Liana in about a week.
Liana’s “Little Sophia” poncho, December 2016
Her mommy sent me a picture of Liana wearing one of the hats I crocheted for Liana last year.
Miss Wiggles with a “Beanie” hat.
I can see that I am going to have to crochet a matching hat or two for this year’s poncho!
Ponchos are fun to make. Do you have something that you enjoy making over and over again?
*For pattern information (Coming Home poncho) and a picture of a poncho made in 2012 for Fiona with this pattern, please visit the blog post “Crocheted Ponchos.”
** Pattern info: Little Sophie by Drops Design.
Each Christmas I give my granddaughters hand-crocheted snowflakes to hang on their Christmas trees. These snowflakes have their initials and the year embroidered on them. I started this tradition in 2013, and at least one year I made double the snowflakes, with the plan being that eventually they will have two snowflakes for every year from birth to 18 years old.
The last couple of years I have gotten smart and crocheted the snowflakes in late December, early January for the coming year, while Christmas is on my brain. It has saved some last minute scrambling, that’s for sure!
This year I chose the Snoqualmie Snowflake pattern from Snowcatcher.net, where I have found many beautiful snowflake patterns.
Liana’s 2016 Snowflakes
Fiona’s 2016 Snowflakes
I wonder what the 2017 snowflakes will look like?
This has been a craft week. I’ve finished gift projects (bottom picture, they still need framing), started gift projects (top picture, center back, a poncho), picked up supplies for more gift projects (top picture, left, My Little Pony pajamas and top picture, right, a Christmas wall hanging), and worked on my own project (a counted cross stitch Santa). All in all, it has been a good week.
Christmas craft and sewing projects.
Counted Cross Stitch samplers. Christmas gifts for the granddaughters.