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Aran Poncho (English)

from Rainbow Valley Crochet
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Aran Poncho (English) Aran Poncho

Pattern Description:

The poncho was featured in the January 2013 issue of Inside Crochet and is now available as a separate pattern. There are also hat and mittens which have been designed specifically to match.

All of the cabled accessories which are available will also match as they use the same basic three stranded cable pattern.

You can buy the yarn online from
It is aran weight and 100% wool. I used 8 skeins for the poncho, one for the hat and one for the mittens.

It may seem a bit expensive, the conversion rate makes it about 10 (GBP) for 200g. But when you consider that the Sirdar Click cost me 3.25 (GBP) for 50g, it is actually a very reasonable price.

It is lovely to work with and gorgeous to wear.

They also sell on eBay, just search for "Donegal yarn".

If you don't want to get this yarn, any aran weight will be suitable.

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Work 14sts and 12 rows in pattern or htr 10x10cm or 4x4in using 4.50mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.


  • 8 x 200g skeins (Length = 320 m / 350 yards) Lilac-4812 Aran Tweed Knitting Wool from Kilcar in Donegal, Ireland.

You Will Also Need:

  • 4.50mm hook
  • needle for sewing in ends
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Hello! I am Helen Free and I design unique crochet patterns under the name of Enfys. I love colour and my favourite things to crochet are Rainbows. I love designing bright and cheerful things for ...

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