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Martha Stewart Coming Home Poncho
Created By: Evelyn Doyle

When I saw Martha Stewart boarding the airplane with her Coming Home Poncho on, I thought it was so beautiful and wished so much that I could get the pattern. I was already registered on the Lion Brand website so it wasn't long after that that I got an email from them offering the pattern FREE just to download. I can't tell you how excited I was. I bought my yarn right away and got started. I made me one from Homespun 312 Edwardian and liked it so much I had emailed the pattern to my sister, Elea Mae in Arkansas. She loved it, too but said she always had a hard time following the intstructions of a pattern. So I surprised her and made one for her and took it to her when I flew back to see her on April 1st, 2005. She loved it and was so surprised I'd made it so quick. She said she would love to make one for each of the girls in her family. I said, "oh, let me make them". I loved making them and they crocheted up so fast. So I made 4 for them using Homespun 338 Noveau, 309 Decco, 2 from 302 Colonial Blue. I also made one from 375 Candy Apple Red for my sister in law, another one from 309 Decco for another sister in law, and Navajo for a third sister in law. I made one from 315 Tudor for a another sister in Oklahoma. I loved making them from the Homespun. It was so soft and elegant looking.


The very first one went fast until I got to the trim. I worked 3 hours on it and ripped in out several times. I was about ready to give up on the whole thing one night and decided to go to bed. I woke up at 3 am and the pattern instructions came to me as clear as could be so I got up and finished the trim on it. After that I was making them as fast as I could get the yarn.


I took each poncho to the cleaners to have them pressed which made them look


professional. The girl at the cleaners was impressed with them and even wanted to know if I'd make them to sell. She was interested in buying one. Anyway, this pattern was very easy to follow and a yarn a joy to work with.


Yes, I would and did recommend this pattern to others. I got the time down to 6 hours for one poncho, so it goes pretty fast once you get the hang of it. Each time I started one I couldn't wait until it was finished so I could see the finished project.


Oh by the way, I have a niece in Arkansas who wants a pink one. I can't wait to get started on that one just to see it finished.


Thank you, Bernat, for making this pattern available. I'm sending pictures of my two sisters and one of my sister in law wearing theirs and one of me. I'm the one holding the baby.



 
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