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Turn a Rectangle Into a Fashion Masterpiece

Who would have thought that a shape as simple as a rectangle could be so exciting? Add some joins, minor shaping, a little lace and you have a truly fascinating fashion item. In episode five of season 11 Knit and Crochet Now! you will find all the instruction you need to create your own amazing Rectangle Ponchos.

Greetings, Stitchers!

It's Mary Forte again. As your Knit and Crochet Now! update editor, I can't wait to share the details of these gorgeous ponchos and give you a peek into the Technique Corner of episode five. I always learn something new when I watch an episode. This time it was how to create a side-wrapped poncho. Super interesting!

Rectangle Ponchos

Check Out the Rectangle Ponchos Episode!
At the start of the Rectangle Ponchos episode, co-hosts/producers Connie Ellison and Lena Skvagerson introduce the experts. Crochet expert Toni Lipsey covers the instruction for the Island Dream Wrap, while knit expert Kristin Omdahl explains the construction of the Moonstone Poncho. In the Technique Corner, Lena provides all the details you need to work the bead stitch for the next square of your Novo Block Crochet Afghan.

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Knit and Crochet Now! co-hosts/producers Lena Skvagerson and Connie Ellison bring in the experts, Toni Lipsey and Kristin Omdahl to guide you through creating two gorgeous ponchos.

Motifs Are So Fun to Stitch!
The Island Dream Wrap from this episode is based on motifs. Motifs are classic design elements in both knitting and crochet. These small sections (they can be almost any shape -- squares, circles, triangles or even stars) are joined together either after they are all complete or while they are being worked. Collections of motifs in books or in individual patterns give stitchers the opportunity to experiment with a variety of stitches and shapes.

Marvelous Crochet Motifs
With over 35 projects to choose from, Marvelous Crochet Motifs is a wonderful resource. You'll always have something fun to look forward to!

Marvelous Crochet Motifs

Learn to Join Crochet Motifs
It's amazing how many ways there are to join crochet motifs. With Annie's online class Learn to Join Crocheted Motifs, you can learn 11 different ways!

Learn to Join Crocheted Motifs

Persian Dreams Worsted
Knitters can explore the fun of motifs as well. A variety of colors in joined hexagon motifs make up the stunning Persian Dreams Worsted afghan.

Persian Dreams Worsted

Ponchos Are Perfect for a Capsule Wardrobe!

A capsule wardrobe allows you to mix and match from a selected group of useful items you already love to wear with new items to change up the look and coordinate with the season. This season, the Autumn 2020 Collection from Annie's Signature Designs introduces 16 gorgeous crochet pieces that are perfect for a capsule wardrobe, including ponchos. Check out the new collection and begin building your own capsule wardrobe!

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Where Can You View Episode Five of Season 11?

Are you ready to knit, crochet and learn with Annie's experts? Look for Knit and Crochet Now! in these places:

Most PBS stations have Knit and Crochet Now! in their lineups. Check your local PBS station's TV schedule and set that DVR!

Create TV offers Knit and Crochet Now! episodes along with lots of other exciting how-to programming.

The Knit and Crochet Now! website has all of the seasons, and you can find free downloads of all the patterns featured in each episode.

Annie's Creative Studio is Annie's online video streaming source. It offers all previous episodes of Knit and Crochet Now! along with videos and patterns for crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing and other crafts.

Annie's Creative Studio's extensive library includes garments, totes, stuffed animals and so much more. You can get tips for updating your home or even for cleaning your sewing machine! Check out the free trial membership to explore your favorite crafts and learn about new ones.

Don't Miss the Reviews Page
Are you ready to learn how to make Rectangle Ponchos? Click on the Reviews tab at the top of this page!

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