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. :)