View Full Version : Anyone Crocheting Martha's Poncho?
I so do not need another project at all! But, I loved how cute I thought the poncho was. I am thinking about making it (don't let me!)
Anyway, I was thinking of using this pattern
Ant this is what it looks like
I am being silly, or does this look like it will be pretty fast to make? Any thoughts?
I love ponchos. My husband put me on a poncho-ban last year because I bought so many.
03-20-2005, 05:36 PM
I just read an article about her poncho, and the inmate who made it. It also mentioned that a yarn company put up the pattern on their website for free. It's nice for something like that to get a little attention. I love the poncho, and how proud she looked wearing it. I've never crocheted in my life, but if I did, I'd be making it. Looked nice. :)
03-20-2005, 05:39 PM
I haven't crocheted in a long time, and I don't really care for Ponchos, but that one is cute, it might not take that long to crochet.
Lion put out a pattern for that poncho too. They did both a crocheted and a knitted version.
03-20-2005, 07:49 PM
I thought it was great that Lion donated yarn and needles to the prison facility.
03-21-2005, 10:38 AM
Here's an article that I found this morning. I also posted a knit version on the knit wits thread last week.
Martha's poncho, pronto
From Register news services
In the two weeks since Martha Stewart left prison wearing a poncho crocheted for her by a fellow inmate, 250,000 people have downloaded an approximated pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, which Stewart identified on her Web site as the source of the yarn.
Stewart's friend, Xiomaro Hernandez, bought the yarn in the commissary at the Alderson prison in West Virginia.
Spinrite, of Canada, says its designers spent three days making a version from its Bernat Galaxy yarn. The Web site has seen a 300 percent jump in traffic since its pattern went up, says marketing manager Sara Arblaster.
Sew-Beautiful (www.sew -beautiful.us) also offers what a company news release says is "the pattern, hook and yarn as a complete do-it-yourself package" for the Martha Stewart "Welcome Home" poncho.
The release also states: "Orders have been brisk and a whole new generation has become interested in crocheting. It's a good thing!"
Ponchos were hot this winter: "Like putting 'sex' on the cover of a magazine," Rabinowitz says. But interest was waning until the frenzy over Stewart's.
A spokeswoman for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. said, "We are pleased to see America has so much interest in crocheting."
07-04-2005, 10:19 AM
My 83-year-old mother is visiting for several weeks and asked me if I could find the pattern for this poncho.
I skipped the Google search and came right to the CLBB!! :D
Mom is happy as a clam and going shopping for yarn tomorrow (she's making the knit version from the Lion Web site, not the crocheted one).
Has anyone here actually made one of these ponchos?
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