Ocean Kiss – Summer Poncho Crochet Pattern
Ocean Kiss Summer Poncho – warmth without weight
Hi everyone, how are you all,
We have been having a bit of a heatwave here in the UK, of course it has rained as well, but it wouldn’t be the UK if it didn’t.
Anyway, it got me thinking about my holiday to Spain; coming up in August, and I decided to design something I could wear in the evening, a lightweight lacy poncho would be perfect, as I often find the air conditioning too cold in restaurants.
I am so excited to bring you another design using the fabulous Shawl in a Ball from Lion Brand, this time a poncho called Ocean Kiss Summer Poncho. You can see in the small picture below a close up of one of the stitches a large “X”, hence Kiss!
The beautiful colour in the feature picture above is called Wind Chimes. It has an ombre colour effect, from lightest to darkest blue denim shades, with a silver metallic look thread running through.
For those who are not familiar with Shawl in a Ball it’s from Lion Brand based in the USA. Each colour is a cotton/acrylic mix 150g balls 61% cotton, 34% acrylic, 5% other, 473m.
It has a fuzziness to it, which adds to the soft appeal and gives garments a high end mohair type appearance, without the itchiness. Overall, it’s an Aran weight but does go a little thick and thin in places.
One drawback with Shawl in a Ball is that because it’s an ombre, when it’s in a ball, it’s really hard to photograph, and in the store, you would probably walk past it, not realising what a fascinating palette of colours each ball can produce.
This yarn is just so easy to design with and once again I used… yes you guessed it … my 9mm hook!
With the larger hook it’s just so easy to achieve the lacy airy look I love, giving the poncho a wonderful drape; and a softness you just want to reach out and touch.
I decided to model for you, for the pictures, as I just wouldn’t have been able to do the poncho design justice by just showing it on my little mannequin!
So apologies! I tried my best not to look too cheeeeeesy in the photos!
But maybe sometimes it’s nice for you to see the actual person behind the brand Crochet 24/7!
You can see I wore white underneath the poncho, and hopefully that gives you all some ideas for your own summer wardrobe!
This poncho squashes down to a tiny corner of your evening bag. Then it’s ready for you to pull out if the air conditioning is a little high, or you have gone for an after dinner stroll, and then find it’s a little cooler, as the sun is setting.
I was undecided which sample colour was my favourite, I love them both. I have gone with the blue for my marketing, but have also added an extra picture of the Opal (Grey), if you have a preference to Pin! to save to your Pinterest board.
This is the same colour I used for my Opal Shell 2 in 1 Wrap/Scarf Pattern
Wondering where I came up with the name for my summer collection? I very nearly called it the Ocean Whisper collection because I made the first sample in Opal and the yarn is soft as a whisper.
Also, I found this beautiful piece of music called Ocean Whisper which just transported me to directly to my holiday sun-lounger!
So, let’s talk about the Ocean Kiss Summer Poncho!
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The Ocean Kiss pattern is intermediate level, and uses a 7-row repeating pattern that will be easy to memorise.
If you want to use Shawl in a Ball to make Ocean Kiss, you will need 2 balls, although you will only be using 50g of the second ball (if you make the same size that I did); and I will be releasing another related pattern for a summer scarf, to use the remainder of the second ball!
Update! Ocean Kiss Summer Scarf now released to use up that yarn!
I am 5 ft 4, and a UK size 12-14 on my top half, the sample poncho is designed to be one-size for UK 8-16. If you need it/prefer it, to be larger, to be more comfortable, you can easily adapt the width, and therefore the depth at the back and front, by increasing your starting chain.
The Ocean Kiss poncho can be worn as a V-neck, or you can turn it, and wear it off one shoulder.
In terms of construction if you have been crocheting for a while and want to challenge yourself with the stitches, in terms of maybe your first garment, the Ocean Kiss would be perfect.
Once you have the 7 row repeat mastered, you just repeat rows 2-7, you are crocheting a long rectangle, with just one seam at the end to complete. I have included a diagram in the pattern to help you, and of course I am always around to answer any questions, here, or on my Facebook Page – Crochet 24/7.
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Can’t wait to see what colour you decide to make yours in! Keep a look out for the new scarf coming soon with the same stitch pattern! If you are holidaying in Denia, Spain in August, you will see me wearing mine!
Alternatively, anyone visiting the Crochet Guild of America conference held in Chicago, this July, I am attending and may well be wearing it there too!
Just wanted to mention I also have recently set up a new Facebook Group for any Crochet Designers out there! it’s called Crochet by Design – stop by and take a look!
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