26 May 2014

Miss Piggy Ponchette





Sadly, I'm too clumsy for a shawl.  Far too likely to catch it on door handles, dangle it in my soup or flick people in the eyes as I flap it around.  No, I'm much better with something a little less flouncy.

Slouchy, yes.  I love slouchy.  But not flouncy.

My Miss Piggy Ponchette is a deliciously simple project.  It's basically a large rectangle which is double (single US) crocheted together.

The science bit … I started with a chain of 60 (plus 2 to turn) and half treble (half double US) crocheted row after row until it measured approximately 120cm, which I think, in my case, was about 140 rows, using a 5mm hook.  I used Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk dk in shade number 001, Piglet.  It took four balls.

You could of course use any stitch/combination of stitches you like, edge it, decorate it with buttons, thread a ribbon … I won't go on, you're a crafty bunch of sausages and will have ideas I've not even thought of.

xxx

PS.  I have promised my daughter that I will credit her with the photographs in this post.  It's true, she did take them (for the princely sum of £2.00 and not without a large helping of mortification regarding my visible bra strap).  *sigh*

27 comments:

  1. Well, I never saw Miss Piggy wearing something so stylish, I think you should reconsider the name of your ponchette ;-)...
    It's really pretty !!

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    1. You're too lovely Ingrid, thank you. I don't know about stylish - it was quite a task to crop my 'porky' bits (ha ha!) out of the photos! x

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  2. Heather, this ponchette is just so pretty! You have chosen the *perfect* shade of pink (and thank you so much for the shade details!), and I actually think a simple DC stitch throughout makes this simply elegant. Well done! And an extra well done to your photographer... Chrissie x

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  3. It's lovely. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

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  4. Hi Heather, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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    1. I'm so glad you found me, Chris. Thank you for your lovely comment. x

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  5. GORGEOUS! your ponchette is just beautiful and a genius idea ..... I LOVE it, especially in that pretty shade.
    I love visiting your blog, you always make me giggle ;o)
    love Jooles x x x

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  6. That is utterly gorgeous Heather! you look fabulous in it and it has a sort of effortless elegance that is incredibly attractive. Perfect colour too and that Sublime cashmere silk blend is so soft - wonderful! Your daughter's pics are ace by the way - engage her again! Have a lovely week! E x

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  7. Beautiful!! It looks so pretty and is a lovely colour and so very versatile in all of the different ways that you can wear it! Great job by you in the making and by your photographer! xx

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  8. This is so pretty, yes I'd have a few difficulties with a shawl too! :) x

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  9. Oh Heather its gorgeous, love that the wool is named Piglet ! I love how we have all embraced the shawl habit differently, each of us adapting to what works for us best. Get out of here with your 'porky' bits, you're a veritable skinny Minnie x
    Definitely going to try the Sublime Cashmere Merino, their Merino DK is my absolute favourite wool.
    Have a fab week,
    Kate x

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    1. Can't tell you how tempted I am to show you the outtakes, Kate! ;-) x

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  10. It looks great, the colour is very pretty. It looks a far more useful wear for garden parties than a shawl trailing everywhere!

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  11. Just lovely! Brilliant idea and it looks like the softest thing in the world from here! Thank you for sharing the pattern - and I love the piglet bit! Have a good week.
    Jane x
    PS Your daughter did a great job on the photos

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  12. Hi Heather, your ponchette is gorgeous, as is the colour.... I love that it is called piglet :-) It looks wonderful on you and the photos are excellent.
    Tracey xxx

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  13. It's gorgeous! Such a lovely colour, and very chic.Thanks for sharing the "how to".
    Well done to your daughter for the great photos!
    Gill xx

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  14. You know, you are complete right about shawls, they do get caught on things and slip and slide about. This is gorgeous though, a absolutely perfect piggy pink and it's looks so lovely and soft and snuggly too. Perfect!

    S x

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  15. Just gorgeous. Wish that I'd seen it before making my gorgeous mum a wrap - it would have been a lot more useful. Lovely - I can see one on these lovelies in my future!!!

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  16. So pretty, i would love one of these, where can i buy it?

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    1. Thank you. Sadly mine isn't for sale but it was very easy to make. If you don't crochet yourself, perhaps you could ask a kind friend? ;-) x

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  17. This is gorgeous...and I love the name you have given it!
    Marianne x

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  18. I love this and agree that slouchy is good, flouncy not so. Well, not for me, anyway. I really want to make one of these Nordic shawls I see everywhere but haven't because I don't know how I'd wear it, or if I'm really a shawl person at all... Anyway, this is BEAUTIFUL, I love the soft, summery pink and actually think it looks rather stunning unembellished, so that the pattern shines through. x

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  19. This is so gorgeous and the colour is beautiful! Well done to your daughter on capturing the photos - £2 well paid for xx

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  20. I love Miss Piggy, Heather!! It is a very versatile garment, isn't it? and the colour is stunning and very well matched to your skin tone. Pati x

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  21. Oh that really is the prettiest shade of pink, my favourite kind! Love love love you Miss Piggy shawl and well done to your daughter for the photography. If I ask mine to do it, they are always blurry!

    xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. Hello, how are you?
    I absolutely adore this little project and I really love the pretty pink colour... I am going to pop it on my to do list :)

    Love laura xxxx

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