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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 $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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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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Eunice

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

I struggled with his pattern. Made a sample kids poncho and it came out way too small for the size indicated. Made a ladies size small and the neck openings didn’t match and didn’t lay right. The front and back points were not both in the center. Pulled it apart and moved on to a different pattern.

Michelle

Monday 1st of March 2021

I am needing some advice on the colors I am using. The colors are beautiful and I would like to have your opinion on the colors. I am using 1.orchard mist.2.clear blue. 3.lavender.4.rose bonbon. The friend I am making it for also wants me to use teenage dream as well as robin egg blue soft pink light purple. I don't think it will look with the colors. I really could your advice. Please help.😮😮😮

Vikki

Sunday 28th of February 2021

I've just finished this. I'm a size 12 so decided to go for large as I was hoping it would be a bit oversized. However unfortunately it's the opposite and too small. I love the pattern and the poncho so I'm going to see if I can carry on working around the bottom to make it longer. Luckily I couldn't decide on what colour to make this for myself so decided to make two, so with the next one I will make sure to follow the biggest pattern. Thank you for the pattern.

Alicia Harris

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Can I see what the back looks like? Any pics to share?

Eileen

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

Hi When you made your front panel the color changes seemed to be 3 row pattern repeats. When you switched to the much shorter back panel rows you still seemed to have 3 row pattern repeats. Did you cut the yarn to make the color rows line up?

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