Crochet Tweed Under Wraps
This is showcasing Patons Colorwul as a vibrant and 100% wool poncho. I know many people are allergic to wool or the cost of wool is outside of the budget of the average crocheter. What I have done is to substitute the yarn using Bernat Softee Chunky as an option to cut the yarn costs down to about 25 – 35% of what it would be if you use Colorwul.
- Patons Colorwul has 90 yards of yarn / ball.
- Bernat Softee Chunky has 431 yards of yarn / ball.
In Patons Colorwul Yards
- XS/M = 20 balls x 90 yards = 1800 yards.
- L / 2 XL = 22 balls of 90 yards = 1980 yards.
- 3 XL / 5 XL = 25 balls of 90 yards = 2250 yards.
Divide the number of yards by the yards of the yarn you want to substitute with.
- XS / M = 1800 / 431 = 5 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky yarn.
- L / 2XL = 1980 / 431 = 5 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky yarn.
- 3 XL / 5 XL = 2250 / 431 = 6 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky yarn.
This pattern is not difficult but you need to follow the steps as indicated in the pattern and tutorial. Here is what my finished poncho looked like after substituting my yarn. Due to myself switching to a value acrylic product. I tossed my poncho into the dryer for 15 minutes to soften it up. It draped better, it was softer and nicer to wear.
The tutorial will help construct this project and show you the steps, stitch by stitch involved in making this poncho.