Crochet Pattern Review: The Evening Chill Poncho
Pattern: The Evening Chill Poncho, Paid Pattern
Designer: ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs
Pattern Source: Ravelry
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I was thrilled to have been able to review this pattern. I have made ponchos before and have found all of them to be different, be it construction wise or stitch wise. So, crocheting and reviewing this one was a joy.
First off, the picture showcasing this poncho is delightful. The colors used to create The Evening Chill poncho lends itself to elegance and an air of enchantment. The finished product itself is just as charming as the picture suggests. The Evening Chill Poncho is a great pattern for yourself or as a gift to someone else.
This pattern is a paid pattern but the listing on Ravelry, where you can purchase it, has all the pertinent information you would need to decide on purchasing this pattern. Once you have received your pattern after purchasing it, you will have all that you need to create your very own poncho.
The pattern lists all the materials, including the necessary tools needed to crochet the poncho. Furthermore, you are given the gauge, though not critical to the poncho, as well notes, stitches used and special stitches. The great thing about this pattern as well, is that you are given the multiples of chains needed to adjust the pattern to your desire.
The pattern is listed as Easy to Intermediate. I found this to be because anyone who is learning to crochet, and have mastered the basic stitches, but wants to push their skills a bit further can follow this pattern well enough.
The pattern itself is written in a manner that you can easily understand what you’re doing and can easily find your place. Once you get a rhythm going, this pattern works up fairly quickly. It took me about a week to crochet the poncho, only because I am a slow crocheter and don’t like crocheting late into the night. Experience has taught me that the next day I will be unraveling what I did the night before because I crocheted while tired. Not fun!
The extra bonus, to me, in this pattern is that you are also given a stitch diagram. This is useful for anyone who likes to read the pattern and look at the diagram to be sure they are on track.
This was a great poncho pattern to make, and while you are given instructions as to where to change color, I used it as a guide to see where color changes were made. However, I decided to do my color changes in only various spots. The poncho can be made in any color combination you’d like, or in one single color. With the stitch pattern combination in this poncho, any colors used makes it stand out. My finished product was elegant, I’m being biased here. I fell in love with it.
Do I recommend this pattern? Yep! A resounding yes! It’s well worth paying for it. It’s versatile enough that you can make the same pattern is different color variations making it look like you’ve crocheted it for the first time.