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Free Crochet Poncho Pattern with Video, Uptown Poncho

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This knit-look free crochet poncho pattern now comes in a Kid’s Sizes too. You can now make a Mommy and Me set. How cool is that?

 

Crochet poncho in cream color with buttons on side and lacy hem

 

Some of you had requested an asymmetrical crochet poncho pattern, so this one is for you. I hope you like it. Please leave your feedback. I love hearing from you.

 

Crochet Poncho Front View

 

Crochet poncho side view

 

 

The crochet poncho is designed using the herringbone half double crochet stitch to give it the look of a knit fabric. You can watch this video and learn how to work the beautiful stitch. A full video tutorial for the poncho is given at the end of the blogpost. 

 
 

Closeup of finished poncho

 

 

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Full side view of poncho

 

 

I love the cream color but it was a pain capturing it in pictures. No matter how hard I tried, one side would look brighter than the other and stayed blurry. After taking almost 400 pictures like a crazy woman, this is what I got! I swear, the poncho is far prettier than the pictures.

 

 

This is a beginner-friendly poncho pattern that is made from a simple rectangle seamed on the sides. Unlike my lacy Elise Poncho, this design is warm and chunky. I added a lacy hem to complement the solid body of the poncho.

 

 

This free crochet poncho pattern was tested using a wool blend worsted weight yarn. A DK yarn will work great for this poncho too, but keep in mind that you might need extra yardage if your yarn is thinner.

 

 

You might also like my FREE  Elise Poncho Crochet Pattern.

 

Link to Elise Poncho pattern

 

 

Free Crochet Poncho Pattern-Uptown Poncho

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $4.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

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Materials

  1. Worsted weight(size 4) yarn. I would suggest a wool blend yarn for good drape. Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Fisherman was used for the sample poncho.
  2. Hook J(6mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
  4. 1-1/4 inch wooden buttons- 4 for size S/M and 5 for the bigger sizes.

 

 

Finished Size

The measurements give the size of the rectangle before seaming.

S/M- 64 inches long and  22 inches wide

L/XL-66.5 inches long and 23 inches wide

2XL/3XL-69 inches long and  24 inches wide

 

 

Yardage

S/M – 6 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease of 197 yards each

L/XL: 7 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease of 197 yards each

2XL/3XL: 8 Skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease of 197 yards each

 

 

Gauge

13 hhdc and 11.5 Rows= 4 inches

 

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain

hhdc- herringbone half double crochet

dc- double crochet

beg- beginning

 

 

Stitch Explanations

Herringbone Half Double Crochet(hhdc): YO, insert your hook into the next st, pull up a loop through the st and the first loop on your hook, 2 loops left on your hook, YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.

 

V- st: (dc, ch 1, dc)worked into the same st.

 

Lacy Shell: (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc)worked into the same st or ch-space.

 

 

Crochet Poncho Pattern

Note: Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order S/M(L/XL, 2XL/3XL)

 

Ch 211(219, 227). Initial chain should be a multiple of 8+ 3 for the lacy hem pattern to work. 

 

Row 1: 1 hhdc in the 3rd ch from hook and each ch across to end. Turn.—–209 (217, 225)hhdc

 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hhdc), 1 hhdc in each st across to end. Turn.——-209 (217, 225)hhdc

 

Repeat Row 2  45(48, 53) more times. Your work will measure close to 16 1/2(17 1/2, 19) inches

 

Do not fasten off. Turn and work the Lacy Hem below.

 

 

Lacy Hem for Crochet Poncho

Note: The lacy hem is 5-1/2 inches wide for all the sizes.

 

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st as beg ch-3, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in next, *( ch 1, sk 3 sts, 1 lacy shell in next, ch 1, sk  3 sts, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to last 4 sts, ch 1, sk 3 sts, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last st. Turn.——25(26, 27)  full shells + 1 half shell on each end

 

 

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, ch 2, V-st in the next sc between shells, *(ch 2, sc in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2, V-st in the next sc between shells), repeat from * until you work a V-st in the last sc, ch 2, 1 sc in beg ch-3. Turn.—–26(27, 28) V-sts

 

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, ch 1, lacy shell in ch-1 space of the next V-st, *( ch 1, 1 sc in next sc on top of shell, ch 1, shell in ch-1 space of  the next V-st), repeat from * until you have worked a shell into all the V-sts, ch 1, 1 sc in last sc. Turn.—–26(27, 28)full shells

 

 

Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, ch 2, 1 sc in the ch-2 space of next shell, *(ch 2, 1 V-st  in the next sc between shells, ch 2, 1 sc in the ch-2 space of next shell), repeat from * until you work a sc in the ch-2 space of the last shell, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc. Turn.——-25(26, 27) V-sts

 

 

Row 5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the same st as ch 3, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc on top of shell, *(ch 1, 1 shell in ch-1 space of next V-st, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc on top of shell), repeat from * until you have worked a sc in the last sc, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in beg ch-3. Turn.——25(26, 27) full shells + 1 half shell on each end

 

 

Repeat Rows 2-5 once and then Rows 2 and 3 once. Do not fasten off. We will continue with the working yarn once the poncho is seamed. Fold the rectangle along its length, leave a 13 1/2 inch opening for the neck and using mattress stitch, sew for about 10 inches. The rest of the length is left open for the sleeve slit.

 

 

Adding Sleeve Edging

 

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1. Shells will be worked into the base of the half shells

 

 

Now pivot your work and work along the shorter side of the rectangle to add shells to the sleeve edges. Place a marker at the base of the 3 half shells on the edge as shown in pic 1 above.  You will work shells into these marked spaces.

 

 

 

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2. Shows 3 shells completed along the edge

 

Work 1 more sc in the corner where you have your working yarn, working along the side of the lacy rows, ch 1, 1 shell in the first marked space, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of the 2 markers, ch 1, shell in the next marked space, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of the 2 markers, shell in the last marked space, ch 1, 1 sc at the base of the 3rd hhdc row.

 

 

 

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3. Work one shell across 4 rows a

 

 

 

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4. Shows how the edging is continued up the sleeve slit and onto the backside

 

 

Continue working one shell per 4 rows on an average until you reach the arm slit (pic 3), work sc distributed evenly along the side of the slit, 2 sc at the base of the slit and sc distributed evenly down the second side of the slit (see pic 4), continue to work shells across the backside of the poncho until you hit the hem and fasten off.

 

 

Finishing

  1. Weave in any tails left.
  2. Sew the wooden buttons onto the seam.

 

 

 

You might also like my free Elise Crochet Poncho Pattern that features a 3D stitch.

You can find more such free patterns on Allfreecrochet.com.

 

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Francine

Friday 13th of May 2022

Just finished it. Made size 2x/3x. Very easy pattern, turned out great. Video was very hel pful for the lace border. Thank you.

Karen

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

I changed 211 but the rectangle comes out around 84 inches in length. What did o do wrong?

Kavita Panday

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Thank you for your patterns! You are amazing!

Mariztella Dibble

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Hi, I know it's been a few years, but I just started making this and I am using Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in smokey water color. I have the stitch gauge right but I seem to be off on my row gauge. The pattern calls for 11.5 rows and I get 12.5 rows. Is this going to be a problem? If so, how do you suggest I fix it? I've already done 16 rows. I really don't want to unravel it to re-work it just to get the row gauge right. Thank you for this wonderful pattern! I am excited to make it. I'm making one for all my family members.

Janet

Saturday 26th of March 2022

I am dying to make this uptown poncho for my adult daughter cause I'm always making for her children but she is allergic to wool. Do you havea suggestion for a comparable good draping yarn?Thank you sooo much!!