I made this reversible poncho for Maia, using soft cosy polar fleece for the inside and a cotton outer, then crocheted a picot fan edging to finish it off. She loves it (no doubt due to choosing the fabrics herself) and has worn it a lot in the last couple of weeks! Everywhere from bike riding…
To the zoo…And of course to school! The poncho itself is very easy to sew, it’s just a square cut on the fold. I used 115cm wide fabric and folded it in two, then measured a 57cm square. No photos I’m afraid, because I didn’t take any, but when I was trying to explain how I made it I found it very difficult without pictures… so I drew you some. You’re welcome!
With right sides together sew each of the shoulder seams on both pieces of fabric. Then with right sides together put the inner and outer one inside the other – and sew all around the outside edge seam.Turn it right side out and fold under, pin and then sew the neck edge. Because all of the seams are inside the garment you have no edges to over sew and its reversible! Win!
To make the crochet edge, I used a 3 ply cotton. First blanket stitch around the outside edge:Then using a 3.5mm hook, do a row of single crochet: Then the picot edge which went like this: *6dc into the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc into the next, skip 1 stitch*… repeat between * and * all the way around the edge. Then using a contrast color (yes I know… PINK AND RED!) add a row of single crochet over the entire fan, and a ss into the sc between the fans…Weave in all ends and enjoy!