Here’s a little number that I worked up for the only grandchild of a dear friend. I wanted her to look like a butterfly princess on her first birthday. The poncho is a simple two rectangle version made with RH worsted weight yarn sewed together to create the poncho. (The rectangles are approximately 12 inches X 22 inches. DC, ch 2, DC.) I edged it in some LionBrand Homespun I had on hand to make it appear as if it were fluttering. The larger scale Homespun created a nice fluffy effect for the edging. Then I freeformed a pretty butterfly for the front and added two yarns for emphasis. I also created a tiny hair clip with a single strand of all three yarns for her hair. I’ll try to post a pic of the little princess wearing it on her first birthday next month. I think the poncho looks really large in this pic. But, Peytan is half her mom’s height (mom is 5 ft tall) at 11 months. She’ll grow into it even if it’s a bit large now. It’s too cold to wear it outside in the St. Louis area now anyway. Her birthday is in March and she’s VERY prissy, so I think she may enjoy wearing this.
Tell me what you think, please.
By jd wolfe