The description of Crochet Poncho Patterns
Ponchos were popular in the 1970's, and then faded as people didn't have the time knit or crochet that much anymore. But over the last couple of years the 70's style ponchos have made a tremendous comeback along with many new designs.
Ponchos are between a blanket and a sweater. The basic layout of the poncho is like a round blanket with a hole in the center for your head which can be easily put on and taken off when the temperature changes.
Some hang plain, while others have a drawstring with pom-poms or other designs at the end of the string, a row of buttons, or just one button at the top. There are also patterns with a collar like a shirt, turtlenecks, and even with a hood attached to the back.
The patterns vary from granny squares or other motives put together, strip patterns, beautiful lace, to solid stitch patterns. They come in round, diamond, zig-zag, and even square shapes, from long, or medium length to just a short caplet.
These ponchos come in so many shapes and designs that they have become a favorite amongst the young and old, rich and poor, famous and non-famous. Many stars are wearing them today in all designs and colors. Perhaps they have helped to boost the popularity of this fabulous new fashion trend.
Ponchos are a stylish way to hide the parts of the body which we'd rather not reveal. They can be worn on or off the shoulders, or on one shoulder. They can be worn in the winter as a coat, or in the summer as an extra layer over a t-shirt, tank-top, or bikini.
They can be worn over a t-shirt and jeans for a casual look, or with a skirt or evening dress for a more sophisticated look.
Ponchos are being commercially produced and sold in fashion stores. There are also a lot of poncho patterns available in books or the internet for crocheting, knitting, or sewing.
Anyone can make these ponchos, whether you're a beginner or on a more advanced skill level. There are patterns for everyone's skill level, and designs for everyone's liking.