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Monday, July 24, 2017

Crochet Hood On A Poncho

How To Add A Crochet Hood On A Poncho

Poncho Pattern By Drops Design
Video and Hood By Jonna Martinez


To begin I created a video for the Raspberry Smoothie Poncho. It was a fun project and I used the cherry chip color that Caron Cakes has. It did seem to be missing a little something though. 
Then a lovely subscriber asked if I would add a hood to the poncho. I have never done a hood so I said I would look into it. 
Well I am super happy with the out come!! I hope you will be too.
In the video (And it is longer than the poncho tutorial 😳But only because I also teach you how to make you're own tassels!! Yay!) I show you where to start and other details like how to turn etc. 

Please check out the HOOD video HERE 


I used a 6.00mm crochet hook, almost a whole Caron cake, along with scissors, a yarn needle and a flexible measuring tape. 


 I also liked how the rope and tassels when tied, brought the collar up to a more comfortable place than without the hood. 

Here is how the back of the hood looked on mine. 


You can add tassels like me, or you can add pompoms or nothing at all. Maybe do a ribbon or something or a cord for the rope. Lots of fun options. 



Well thank you for the visit! If you read this whole post please leave me a comment. And defiantly check out my VIDEO. xox

                     Have a lovely crochet day!




Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Raspberry Smoothie Crochet Poncho

Raspberry Smoothie Crochet Poncho Tutorial

Video by Jonna Martinez
Pattern provided by Drops Design




Hello! 
Thank you for visiting my blog today! 
I got my poncho finished and the video up, So now I am sharing some extra photos and info on my poncho.


I used two caron cakes in cherry chip color ( I just love how yummy that sounds, goes so well with raspberry smoothie!) I also used a J/6.00MM crochet hook a yarn needle to sew in the few ends and a pair of scissors. 



You can find the free pattern HERE


You can view my tutorial over HERE

I went for 25 rows to meet the 20 or so inches. You can see in this photo below how I measured the poncho~


You can see my tape way up in the corner there ↑


I also used almost both Caron Cakes check out this little scrap I had left over↓


Well thank you again for the visit!! 
Please check out my tutorial on this pattern. I hope you give it a like and leave me a comment. (here too) 😉

Have a lovely crochet day!

~Jonna


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Starfish Crochet Dish Cloth

Starfish Crochet Dish Cloth 

Pattern By Mary Ann Frits 
Provided FREE by Red Heart.com



Hello Everyone! 
In this video I crochet this super fun an very summer feeling dish cloth. 
I love the ocean so crocheting something with the theme was really great and I enjoyed every stitch! 

I used parts of two balls of Creme de la Creme yarn in Cream and Tan, as well as some cotton mill ends yarn in the blue. I would have used all of the high quality cotton of Creme de la Creme but I didn't have any summer blues or pinks on hand. 
I also used an H 5.00MM crochet hook.


Summer is a hard season to crochet only because the acrylic and wool yarns get sticky and hot. So cotton is my favorite this time of year. 

I also got to show a new stitch for my channel. The reverse crochet stitch or crab stitch. It is a gorgeous edging for all kinds of projects, and not just for dish cloths!  


Practice this Crab stitch and it will be your go to for blankets, baskets, and more! 
If there is an edge it could have a crab stitch! 


So make sure to leave me a comment here and if you get a chance to see the video leave one there too. I love to hear from my readers and viewers. If you have Instagram or Facebook make sure to check out my post there too. 
Have a lovely crochet day!! 
Until next time~Jonna  


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pineapple Peacock Crocheted Shawl

Pineapple Peacock Shawl 

Pattern by Amy Gunderson



My most recent three part tutorial the Pineapple Peacock shawl was a request by a subscriber and I am so happy I was able to create it!  Another big thank you to Amy Gunderson for providing this free pattern and giving me permission to make the video.

Here I wanted to share some links, more info and also more photos of my shawl.

First off link to the pattern is HERE


Video number ONE

Video number TWO

Video number THREE


So you are probably wondering why in the world I made a 30 something row pattern into three parts. Well I was hearing a few saying I was just going a bit too quickly so I tried to slow it down. The result was more footage but so far a very good views response.
Thank you so all who have watched and left me comments!

So to start my shawl I printed off the pattern and picked out some yarn. I did not have what the pattern called for so I chose a couple Caron cakes from my yarns. The color Faerie seemed the perfect fit for something like a peacock.
I ended up using about 1.5 cakes. 300g or so......



I also used my steal J10/6.00MM hook


I love the soft feel of the wool blend yarn, and I could see this done in lots of colors! ↓


Make sure to comment here and if you have Instagram #pineapplepeacockshawl

You can follow me there too!

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I really enjoyed using this yarn. I was my first project of many. 



My Facebook page is HERE please stop in for a visit and a like :)


Thank you so much for stopping in! Have a lovely crochet day. ~Jonna


Friday, March 24, 2017

How To Make A Crochet Cocoon Shrug From ANY Square

Hello! Thank you for the visit.
Today I am writing about the very popular cocoon shrug.


I have been wanting to create one with a Virus Blanket for a really long time, and then Leona from Leona's Craft sent me a message and a link to the cocoon she created on her blog.
Please check hers out HERE .



I also realized that you can create one with any square so I decided to use the Beautiful shells blanket as my second square.


You can check out my video HERE
But the list goes on..... so many amazing blankets to make cocoons out of!

If you want to make one you will need a crocheted square between 30-41 inches or a measurement from the back of your neck to where you want it to end on your behind.

Stay on the large side.
This way you can even make a cocoon for a child. 💗

To start make your square.
You will need the yarn and hook you used for your square
and a yarn needle and a pare of scissors.


I used Red Heart super saver on warm brown and buff for the Virus blanket. About 700 yards
and an 8.00MM crochet hook.


and for the Beautiful shells square I used an N.9.00MM hook with Red heart heather gray and Berry red. About the same yardage maybe a little more.

After completing your square, fold it in half, wrong side out.


Then you measure 7 inches down from the fold and place a stitch marker on each side.


Then sew with your yarn needle from the stitch maker to the open end of your work. (do this on both sides) The 7 inch openings are now your arm holes.

Grab the open end of your work and open it. It should now look like this~



Join your yarn to the bottom of your work (see next photo arrow) And HDC all around the opening.


So now it looks like this

You can now choose what kind of edging you want.
I went with a camel stitch for the virus cocoon. It was so smooth but textured like a knit stitch.
I show you how to do this in my video if you do not know the camel stitch.


Or you could do the double crochet front post double crochet. This gives a beautiful texture.


You can do the one row of hdc and then 2-4 rows of the texture stitch of your choice, then one or two rows of single crochet.

For the gray cocoon I did one row of single crochet and then realized that it was falling too open for me so I single crocheted around once again, but this time skipping every other stitch.

It worked well for me and tightened it up.

Now what ever you did for the large opening of your cocoon you will repeat in small scale for your arm holes...............


Mine looked like this when done.


Sew in your ends and show off your new wearable blanket!!

Thank you for the visit and please leave me a comment. 💚💚💚


Friday, February 17, 2017

Beautiful Shells Blanket Straight Edge


I wanted to add a straight edge to my Beautiful Shells Blanket so I came up with this. Now I can leave it as is or I can add another edge!

I've created a video tutorial as well.

Continue scrolling for the pattern and a few more photos.


I will start with the square version of this blanket.

You have 7 double crochet in each shell.

You will need the yarn and hook you used for your blanket.

sc = single crochet

Dc= Double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

** Repeat all text between stars*


To begin:

Sc into the 4th Dc (middle st) of one of the side shells, sc into the next st, hdc, Dc, Dc into the sc of the previous row, Dc, hdc, *3sc, hdc, 3Dc, hdc* Repeat around.

When you get to the corners you need to *Dc, chain 2 and Dc* into the corner sc. Repeat this for all of the corners


Here's another photo

Then you can to the same to your Rectangular Shells Blanket
This blanket has 5 Dc in each shell.

To begin the Rectangular:

Sc into the 3rd double crochet of one of the side shells. Sc into next st, hdc into next st, Dc into the sc of the previous row, hdc into next stitch, *sc into next 3 st, hdc, Dc, hdc* repeat until you get to a corner.


Now the corner sc gets a *Dc, chain 2 and Dc*. Repeat this for all of the corners



Slip stitch to join at the end of the row. From here you can add any edge you like.

Thank you for reading and please be sure to comment! I love hearing from you! Have a lovely crochet day,
Jonna