Thursday, June 4, 2015

Comparing Crochet - Buying a Poncho or Shawl Versus Crocheting Your Own

Lacy Poncho Kit - Crocheting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!
Lacy Poncho Kit - Crocheting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!

When it comes to crochet you can easily find an item online or in stores that looks crocheted but it may be imported from a factory in another country.  If you want something handmade from yarn made in the USA it's best to either crochet your own or purchase one from an independent artist.

This way you will get the quality you are looking for.  If you are looking for inspiration or enjoy crocheted items at discounted prices there are several lovely items you can find. A crocheted or knitted poncho is a comfortable item that can be worn during the summer or in the fall and spring.  Take a look at some of the items compared below that you can make or purchase for crochet ponchos.

eVogues Sheer Crochet Lace Poncho Top - This top resembles a poncho that is crocheted and comes in a variety of colors. It may look crocheted but it more lace like.  It's great to wear with a t-shirt or tank top and a popular and well reviewed item. 

BlackBlueCrochet Lace PurpleCrochet Lace MintIvoryOrangeFloral Lace NavyFloral Lace - Off WhiteCrochet Lace GreenCoral

Irish Crochet Shawl  - Knitting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!
Irish Crochet Shawl - Knitting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!

This pattern make from Vanna's Glamour Yarn features flower motifs and is a lightweight shawl that you can crochet for the summer or to wear to weddings and events. What's nice about this shawl is that you can match the yarn color to any outfit you want to make it in. It's a great way to added an accessory to something you want to wear.

Learn How to Make the Shawl or Get the Kit.

Victorian Wedding Crochet Circle Flower Elegant Triangle Shawl (White) 
This off white shawl is a crocheted shawl that you can buy online and wear with you favorite outfit.  It's very pretty with the fringe and its Victorian look.  

You can read the reviews or find our more about this shawl here 


Flower Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork Poet Shawl Kit - Crocheting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!
 Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork Poet Shawl Kit - Crocheting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!
This wrap around shawl kit has the look of the Fair Isle Crochet. The warm looking shawl pattern kit includes pockets for you to carry your stuff in or just warm up your pockets. When finished the shawl is about 70 inches long and 12 inches wide. You can crochet in the colors shown or change them for additional shawls that you wish to crochet.
Learn more about the Kit and the Pattern Here...

Here's a knitted shawl that reminds me of crochet. It's made out of acrylic yarn and has a sequin pattern that comes in colors of beige, grey, red, black, blue, etc.
It's a great fashion accessory for the price and can be worn over your t-shirt or sweater.

This free crochet shawl pattern requires some fun fur yarn to make in alternating stripes but you can modify the pattern to you liking.  

A fairly easy pattern to crochet it requires two strands of yarn to be held together throughout the pattern.  If you want to make your own unique crocheted shawl try out this free pattern.

Roll with the Poncho Top
Roll with the Poncho Top

 This incredible poncho top like item is something of beauty in fashion. Incredibly comfortable to wear with the look of crochet. View this item on and see a close up here. 

This is a quick and easy crochet shawl pattern that you can make using your favorite yarn...

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