Welcome to The Purple Poncho – Crochet by Carolyn

Here you will find Crochet Patterns, Inspiration, The Linky Ladies Party, Tutorials & More! 

I like to design and work with unusual fibers and crochet stitches to create unique jewelry, household items and classic accessories. My designs have been featured in Magazines, with Yarn Companies, as well as here on my blog and other sites. I hope you will find inspiration, something to make, and join in our fiber arts community link party while you’re here! 

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This is my Purple Poncho and it is the inspiration of why I learned to crochet. I was introduced to crochet by my Grandma Mary when I was very young. She made me a purple poncho for Christmas and I’ve been “hooked” ever since! 


I grew up enjoying lots of crafts, such as macramé, knitting, beading, weaving, embroidery, sewing and of course, crocheting.  I’ve incorporated some beading and embroidery with some of my crochet designs for an interesting affect. I’ve recently tried my hand at tatting, which I love, and also paper crafts with rubber stamping. 

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my crochet and crafts adventure!

Have a great day!