Pattern for Crochet Poncho, Sunset Poncho

This pattern for a crochet poncho is designed using the gorgeous Caron Cakes yarn. It is a self-striping yarn that comes in gorgeous colorways. You can find the Kid’s Size Poncho here. 

 

Pattern for Crochet Poncho

 

Crochet Poncho for Women

 

I initially planned to design this poncho using 2 rectangles and seaming them together. Later, I realized that the ribbing on the stitch pattern wouldn’t look continuous if I went with the plan.

 

Crochet Poncho Pattern Stitch

 

Easy Crochet Poncho Pattern

 

So I worked the back panel directly on to the front and seamed just at the back. I love how the ribbing looks seamless on the front and really brings out the stitch texture.

 

I love the colors on this Buttercream colorway, but it was really tricky to photograph. I hope my mediocre photography skills did justice to this beautiful yarn and its colors.

 

Crochet Textured Poncho

 

PATTERN FOR CROCHET PONCHO

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.50 here. The pattern will be emailed to you.

 

You can pin it for later here. 

 

Materials

1. Caron Cakes (size 4) yarn in color Buttercream. It is a self-striping yarn.

2. Hook I(5.5mm)

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

S/M– 22 1/2 inches from the base of neck to hem

L/XL– 25 1/2 inches from the base of neck to hem

2XL/3XL– 28 inches from the base of neck to hem

 

Yardage

Note: Each skein of Caron Cakes yarn includes 383 yards.

S/M: I used up 2 full cakes of Caron cakes and a few more yards to add the scallop edging.

L/XL:  3 cakes of Caron Cakes yarn.

2XL/3XL:  3-1/2 skeins of Caron Cakes yarn

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

sk- skip

fpsc- front post single crochet

YO- yarn over

 

Gauge

5 pattern repeats= 4 inches

 

Stitch Explanations

Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc): A fpsc is worked as a regular sc except for the way you insert your hook. Insert hook from front to back and to front again around the vertical post (upright part) of the specified dc st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook to complete the fpsc.

 

For a fpsc, the hook is inserted in the same way as working a front post double crochet. See my tutorial on front post double crochet here: Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial

 

CROCHET PATTERN

Notes

1. The poncho is worked in one big ‘L’ shape and seamed at the back.

 

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

 

3. If there was an abrupt color change in the middle of a dc row, I unraveled it and joined the new color at the beginning of the row. If the color change is in a sc row (Repeat of Row 3), you don’t have to do this as it won’t be visible on your poncho. Again, this is a matter of personal choice and you can choose to let the self-striping yarn do its job of changing colors.

 

4. When you have to join a new skein, make sure you keep the color sequence the same as your first cake of yarn.

 

CROCHET PONCHO FRONT PANEL

Ch 142(162, 182)

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, *(Ch 3, sk next 3 chs, 1 sc in next), repeat from * across to end, turn.———35(40, 45)ch-3 loops

 

Row 2: Ch 3 ( counts as a dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same st as beginning ch-3, sk next ch-3 loop, *(3 dc in next sc, sk next ch-3 loop), repeat from * across and after you skip the last ch-3 loop, 2 dc in last sc, turn. ———34(39, 44)  3dc groups with 2 dc on each end

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as beginning ch 1, *(ch 3, 1 fpsc around the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * across until you work a fpsc in the last 3dc group, ch 3, 1 sc in last dc, turn.——35(40, 45)ch-3 loops

 

Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as beginning ch-3, sk next ch-3 loop, *(3 dc in next fpsc, sk next ch-3 loop), repeat from * across and after you skip the last ch-3 loop, 2 dc in last sc, turn. ———34(39, 44)  3dc groups with 2 dc on each end

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your work measures 16(18, 20) inches wide and you end in Row 4. Do not fasten off. Your rectangle will be 28(32, 36)inches long.

 

ADDING THE BACK PANEL

 

Note: The back panel will be worked as a continuation of the front panel to form an ‘L’ shape.

 

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as beginning ch 1, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc in the next 47(53, 62) dc sts, you will now be in the middle st of a 3dc group, *(ch 3, 1 fpsc around the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * across until you work a fpsc in the last 3dc group, ch 3, 1 sc in last dc, turn.———19(22, 24) ch-3 loops

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *(3 dc in next fpsc, sk next ch-3 loop), repeat from * across and after you skip the last ch-3 loop, 2 dc in next sc, leave the remaining sc sts unworked and turn. ———18(21, 23)  3dc groups with 2 dc on each end

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as beginning ch 1, *(ch 3, 1 fpsc around the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * across until you work a fpsc in the last 3dc group, ch 3, 1 sc in the last dc, turn.——19(22, 24) ch-3 loops

 

Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as beginning ch-3, sk next ch-3 loop, *(3 dc in next fpsc, sk next ch-3 loop), repeat from * across and after you skip the last ch-3 loop, 2 dc in last sc, turn. ———18(21, 23)  3dc groups with 2 dc on each end

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until the back extension measures 28(32, 36)inches long and you end in Row 4.

 

SEAMING THE PONCHO

Note: In case you get confused, the front panel is the one in which the lines running across the stitch pattern are longer.

 

Lay your poncho flat in an ‘L’ shape with the wrong side( with no ribbing or lines) facing up. Using a slip stitch, join the front piece to the long side of the back extension as shown in the picture. Take care not to stretch the fabric while seaming.

 

FINISHING THE NECK

 

One side of your neck already has a row of single crochet. Work a row of sc on the other raw edge of the neck, sl st to the base of the “V’ at the back, fasten off.

 

ADDING A BORDER TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CROCHET PONCHO

 

The left edge of your poncho will already have a scalloped edge from the foundation chain. So we will now add the same to its right edge as shown by the arrow.

 

 

Sl st to the right corner of your poncho, ch 1, 1 sc in the corner, *(ch 3, 1 sc in the next ribbing), repeat from * and when you are near the second corner, ch 3 and 1 sc in the corner, fasten off.

 

 

You might also like my popular Uptown Poncho Crochet Pattern and my Kalisha Poncho Crochet Pattern

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

 

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14 Comments

  1. Chris Mead
    October 4, 2019 / 7:12 am

    Your ponchos are just lovely! I can’t wait to make this one! Thank you for the beautiful pattern.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 4, 2019 / 8:00 am

      Hi Chris, thank you so much. I am glad to hear you love my ponchos.

  2. Kathy Cowart
    October 5, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    Can’t wait to make this! Your patterns are gorgeous and you give excellent directions!💕

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 5, 2019 / 10:53 pm

      Hi Kathy, your comment made my day. Thank you so much <3.

  3. Valerie Piris
    October 6, 2019 / 2:08 am

    Hi
    I am sure to make this one soon

    Would you have a size for a child?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 8, 2019 / 9:28 pm

      Yep, I will be releasing the child size soon.

  4. Jenny Bishop
    October 6, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    I loved the colours and look of your Kalisha poncho pattern. More than half way through crocheting it, realised there was no back to it. Could I have misread or misunderstood the pattern?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 8, 2019 / 9:27 pm

      Hi Jenny, Kalisha poncho is made from 2 same size rectangles seamed together. Hope that clears up the confusion for you.

  5. Judi
    October 12, 2019 / 6:47 am

    Hi, I just purchased and am making it now and my question is: if there is abrupt color change in the middle of dc row, unravel and join the new color at the beginning of a new row. I don’t understand and I don’t know how to continue working on that row with the same color. Do I have to cut? And use the other skein for the same color? This may sound dumb, but I don’t know how to continue with same color.

    Thanks!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 12, 2019 / 7:51 am

      Hi Judi, Yes, you have to cut the yarn. Unravel the row to the beginning and start with the next color on the same skein. You are trying to avoid a sudden jump in the colors. Makes sense?

  6. Connie
    October 12, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    Could I use this pattern to make a scarf?
    Thank you

  7. Linda
    November 17, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    What a beautiful poncho design! Can I use Caron Cakes Chunky yarn (size 6) to make this pattern? thanks so much!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Hi Linda, it will work if you make the rectangle panels the same size as my poncho.

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