Cat’s Cradle Poncho

by Doris Chan

crochet poncho designed by doris chan

I am a huge fan of crochet designer Doris Chan. She designs fabulous crochet garments and shawls. When I saw the Cat’s Cradle Lace Topper on Ravelry, I always wanted to make it. But the design is in a sold out magazine and doesn’t come with a crochet chart. This design, Cat’s Cradle v.2,  is very similar to the original but with more sizes and a crochet chart for the lace section. The pattern is great and the charts are super helpful.

I crocheted the poncho with a size 6 mm hook, but should have chosen the recommended 5,5 mm. Since I made it as a poncho version and without sleeves it doesn’t have to fit perfectly tight to my body. With a black T shirt underneath this poncho is über cool :-))

This is not the last Cat’s Cradle in my wardrobe. I hope I will find a great color for the next project.

Hook   6 mm  US: 10/J

Yarn    3 skeins Rowan, Wool Cotton. 50% wool, 50% cotton, 50g 113m/123 yards. Shade #980 Brolly. A perfect yarn choice for this project. The yarn feels very soft and comfy when worn and brings out the lace structure of the pattern very nicely! Remeber to wet block the piece, else the lace pattern will not be so pretty as intended.