Hey, welcome back! If you’re new here, you have great timing as I’m about to show a really easy crochet poncho pattern in sizes XS-XXXXL for free. Why? Because we’ve had a tough year already and we need some easy wins for our winter wardrobe 🤣
This crochet poncho is actually really cute and versatile in spite of how easy it is to make. I think it’s a really cute and easy way to liven up my usual hoodie and jeans look for winter.
It also makes for a great mid layer in the coldest climate as it doesn’t have sleeves to bunch up in a jacket. I’m sure I’ll be taking a lot of pictures of my crochet poncho this winter to demonstrate all the different ways it can be worn.
This project is made using a moss stitch. If you’re not familiar, I have a stitch tutorial so you can get familiar with it.
I used Lion Brand Heartland for this crochet poncho and I actually used a 10mm hook. It gives this medium weight yarn a nice drape for this style of garment. It also makes it retain the warmth well, so you can wear this poncho over a hoodie long into the winter.
I used a cotton cord to cinch up the side’s so it’s really easy to adjust. You could use any style of cord you like, including this crochet I-cord that I happen to have a tutorial for. I seem to have a tutorial for almost everything these days🤣
If you’re loving the poncho vibe and would like to check out some of my many other crochet poncho designs, you should check out these
1 Crochet Lace Shell Shrug / 2 Crochet Poncho Summer Top
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Ok, onto the details…..
#4 Medium weight yarn
I used Lion Brand Heartland #4 Medium weight yarn
I also used cotton craft cord to thread up the side of the poncho
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Stitches Used & Code ( US Terms )
ch = chain
st = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
REP = repeat
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
” = inches
This pattern uses English US Terminology
This crochet poncho pattern made as US women’s sizes XS/S( M/L, XL/XXL, 3XL/4XL )
This pattern is made in 2 separate pieces and then sewn together ( Front and back panels are made the same )
This pattern is made from the bottom up
This pattern is in multiples of 2 ch
This pattern is a 2 row repeat ( Row 2 and 3 )
In this picture I have demonstrated with size XS/S
Yarn needed :
Main yarn : 750( 830, 910, 990 ) Yards
Cotton cord : 120( 120, 120, 120 ) Inches
Gauge blocked : 11.5 st ( sc & ch ) X 11 rows = 4″
Measurements after blocked/washed
*Keep in mind that since I used an oversized hook, your poncho will stretch a bit with wearing.
XS/S = 30.95″ Width across back X 20″ Length
M/L = 33.73″ Width across back X 20.72″ Length
XL/XXL = 36.52″ Width across back X 21.45″ Length
3XL/4XL = 39.30″ Width across back X 22.18″ Length
Crochet Poncho Written Pattern
Row 1 ( RS ) : ch 90( 98, 106, 114 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc into next ch* REP from *TO* across. Total of 89( 97, 105, 113 ) st ( including ch 1 sp )
Row 2 ( WS ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 sc into last st. Total of 89( 97, 105, 113 ) st ( including ch 1 sp )
Row 3 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, *ch 1, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp* REP from *TO* until you have 2 st left, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into last st. Total of 89( 97, 105, 113 ) st ( including ch 1 sp )
REP Row 2 and Row 3 : 26( 27, 28, 29 ) more times. You will have a total of 55( 57, 59, 61 ) rows
*If you’d like a shorter or longer poncho, just make less or more rows by REP row 2 and row 3.
The end of row 55( 57, 59, 61 ) cut the yarn and leave an 18 – 20 inch long tail
Sew the poncho together
Place your panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tails that we left earlier. Sew 30( 34, 37, 42 ) st of the front and back panel together at the shoulder seam. Use which ever method you prefer to sew ( Both sides are sewn the same ). Check picture below
*Note: You can customize the size of the neck hole to be larger or smaller to your preference by sewing more or less stitches. Just make sure both shoulders are even.
Attaching the cotton cord to the crochet poncho
First, you need to cut two strands of the cotton cord about 50 – 60 inches each and this also depends on how long you’d like it to be. Start lacing the sides of the top together down the side seam. You can lace them across like a tennis shoe or play around with a different method. Leave about 9-10 inches for the arm hole openings on each side. I also left about 7-8 inches in the bottom of the side seam. Check picture below
If you want to sew the sides, or leave them totally open, that’s fine too, whatever suites your style. Just make sure to leave yourself plenty of space in the arm holes so you can wear it over other clothing.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINISHED CROCHET PONCHO
Hope you enjoy your crochet poncho as much as I’m loving mine. If you’d like to share your finished work with all the rest of us, feel free to share with me on IG or FB and I’ll happily repost it.
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