Crocheted shawl or poncho

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So one of my goals for while we are socially distancing and self isolating is to use up materials I have at home, and finish projects that I have half finished. Which if you knew me, you would know that this could potentially keep me busy for years!

So, I these circles I crocheted for another project, but never finished the project…full disclosure here is that I have no idea what my original project was supposed to be, don’t remember why I crocheted all of these circles lol. Anyways, I found them in my yarn stash, and decided to make them into something.

This is what I started with….

So I decided to sew them all together and make a shawl or poncho. I started by figuring out I should make it about 20” wide, so I taped a line on my table.

Then I used black yarn to stitch the circles together. I laid them all out, and used a whip stitch to join them.

I laid them all out on the table and used the tape as a guide, to make sure it stayed pretty even. Then, as I finished, the edges, I crocheted a row of double crochet to even out the perimeter.

I had to crochet a few small flowers to fill in the bigger sized gaps, then stitched them in and continued the row of double crochet around the outside.

Here is what it looked like as it started to get bigger. I ended up crocheting another double crocheted row around the entire block.

Then I folded it in half and stitched the shoulder seams together.

It’s really hard to take a picture of the finished shawl because it is so dark. But overall, I’m pleased with the way it turned out, and one more half finished project completed!

It’s too bad that I’m not leaving the house to show it off to anyone, and it looks like we’re not going to be going anywhere for at least another month…. at least I will have time to start blogging again!

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