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Project info
Rhoda
Classic Granny Square Pattern by Purl Soho
Crochet
Partying
Needle and yarn
6.0 mm (J)
1,990 yards
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solids, Heathers & Twists
1 skein = 170.0 yards (155.4 meters), 100 grams
Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
1 skein = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 198 grams
Black
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
1 skein = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 198 grams
Red
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
1 skein = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 198 grams
Green
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
1 skein = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 198 grams
Purple
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
1 skein = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 198 grams
Orange
Notes

For my friend’s 40th birthday, we’re throwing a 70s-themed costume party. (You know, to celebrate all of the wonderful things and people--like our friend--who came out of the 70s.) So I’ve decided to dress like Rhoda Morgenstern and I’m going to replicate a granny square poncho she wore in an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I’m pretty much winging this with minimal crochet skills, so I’m really hoping this works out!

This ended up requiring 48 granny squares, which I pieced together using a single crochet join. Then I worked three rows of single crochet along the neck opening and the bottom. I also added 4” fringe along the bottom.

I obviously wasn’t very careful about matching the colors for this project. The colors I used are significantly brighter, which has the effect of making the original poncho seem downright classy. Still, it meets my “good enough” standards for the party!

At the party, we had a button maker so that people could make their own 70’s style protest/political buttons. A friend made the “Knit FTW” button for me to go with my poncho. :)

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April 27 2013
May 10 2013
 
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Super Saver Solids
by Red Heart
Aran / 10 ply
100% Acrylic
364 yards / 198 grams
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About this yarn
Vanna's Choice Solids, Heathers & Twists
by Lion Brand
Aran / 10 ply
100% Acrylic
170 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: April 27, 2013
  • Finished: May 11, 2013
  • Updated: May 13, 2013