Swoncho? No, that’s not a typo. The swoncho is part sweater, part poncho, and 100% awesome. And when we all emerge from our homes (and we will) you will be glad this is in your wardrobe. Let’s back up just a moment, though.
There is a lot going on in the world right now, and it can be stressful and scary. Every day seems to bring more uncertainty. We can’t control what happens in the world, but we can do a lot to manage our own stress and maintain perspective. One of the reasons I love crochet is because it feels like a form of meditation. Working on a crochet project gives me a chance to sit quietly and focus. Breathe, stitch, breathe, stitch.
Here’s the bonus, though. My crochet meditation helps me relax, but I also get to create something at the same time! You already know all this, of course, and if you’re anything like me, you have a basket of yarn to prove it.
That brings us back to the Sierra Swoncho. It’s the perfect spring project, especially when many of us are limiting our activities. This classic pattern combines simple mesh with dramatic lace borders, and features belled cuffs. The loose, poncho-style fit is one you’ll love wearing as the season changes.
Like all the patterns in I Like Crochet, the Sierra Swoncho pattern includes:
- Complete stitch instructions
- List of materials, notions, and hook size
- Pattern and special stitch notes
- Finishing instruction
Hold tight, though! This pattern also includes a video tutorial from designer Andee Graves for the Crochet Stacked Rows, making it easier than ever to follow the pattern and crochet yourself (or a friend) this lovely spring sweater – poncho – swoncho!
If you want more patterns like the Sierra Swoncho, don’t miss our collection of ponchos and shawls. The Red Delicious Ruana is a comfortable, easy-to-wear way to make sure you’re comfortable all season. Ruanas are open-front ponchos with Central and South American origins. They combine the best features of scarves and ponchos, being loose and long, but the fronts can also be thrown over the shoulder or closed with a beautiful pin. This piece is crocheted in white and red, and it’s beginner friendly, too!
And the stitch design in the Cedar Wrap is reminiscent of ripples of light through a forest of cedar trees. Featuring a rich combination of long color repeats with an easy, repetitive stitch pattern, this large cozy wrap is perfect for cool spring evenings.
A real standout is Angèle Lumière’s Macoun Leaf Shawl, which features an allover mesh pattern set off by a column of leaf motifs near one edge. It’s stunning.
Angèle used a deep purplish red yarn that brings to mind the color of a fresh Macoun apple. The color is so appropriate for a shawl named after this apple variety, because its flavor has notes of raspberry, too.
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