Is it a poncho, a kaftan, a tunic or a slanket? It doesn’t really matter because it’s super cosy and practical and my new lounge wear favourite!
People get really sneery about lounge wear. They mock people who work from home for spending the day in their pyjamas.
Well the way I see it, that’s jealousy! People often criticise what they secretly are jealous of. It’s called projection. I know I do it too sometimes, though I do attempt to catch myself in the act and have a word!
I know a lot of people like to shower and dress up for the office when working from home as it gets them in the right mind set. If that works for them, then brilliant.
Me? I bloody love to be comfy. Even if society says there’s somehow something wrong with that, I refuse to be ashamed that some Sundays I just don’t really get dressed properly, I just put my yoga gear on on the morning for my evening class!
I also love to keep my heating bill down, so it’s all about big slouchy cosy hoodies, jumpers and ponchos. This was the inspiration behind the Up and Over poncho. I wanted something which incorporated all of the stuff I love about lounge wear, so these are the reasons I love this modern crochet design:
- Pockets – the best thing about hoodies – without them where would I put my phone?
- Comfy – because why would you wear anything that wasn’t?
- Warm – obviously
- Cosy and slouchy – because we could all do with more hugs!
- Practical & Versatile – this can be worn multi ways and doesn’t get in the way when you’re cleaning up. Plus you can throw it on over anything and it will work!
- Pretty and wearable out in the world – because sometimes on those lazy days, we do need to pop to the shop or put out the rubbish and who can bothered to get changed to do that?
- Did I mention the pocket?
This is perfect for mooching round the house in or curling up with a book. It’s intentionally over sized so that it has the feel of a blanket when you’re chilling (or crocheting) on the sofa. You can button it down the sides to give it a little shape, add a belt to wear it like a kaftan or just leave it to hang loose.
This is a great couch project to make too. It’s a simple stitch repeat that is fun to work up. I used WI Premium acrylic yarn from Hobbycraft in Blue and Grey. Even better, it’s on 3 for 2 in Hobbycraft (aff)
I also included instructions for a belt so you can turn this into a tunic.
This one is a real problem solver for me. I love that crochet designing can do that. I hope you love the design too! You can download this pattern in all my usual spots including Ravelry, Love Crochet and Etsy.
I’d love to hear what you think. What’s your attitude is to lounge wear? What’s your favourite piece comfort clothing? (I bet it has pockets, pockets are the best, I think I mentioned I love pockets, didn’t I?)
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