Pattern for Crochet Poncho with Video, Sunset Poncho

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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 $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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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41 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.

    • Alice
      April 17, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      I must be having a moment. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to join this!

      • Shehnaaz
        Author
        April 17, 2020 / 3:06 pm

        Hi Alice, watch the video at the end of the blog post. That should help.

  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.

      • Margie Harner
        January 8, 2020 / 5:50 pm

        Is there a long V shape on the back?? Or does our drapes accept the shoulders in the back?? Do you have a picture of the back of the completed poncho?? I’m having trouble streaming it together. I cannot picture what the back looks like. A back photo would be appreciated please

  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.

  8. Rebecca
    November 23, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Hi
    I am currently making this poncho and am wondering where you are measuring the back extension from. I measure from 1 side to the other but doesnt sit right, I’m thinking you measure from the corner where back extension is started down?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      November 23, 2019 / 9:11 pm

      Yes, you are right. You measure the back extension from where it starts.

  9. Blair
    December 16, 2019 / 6:17 am

    Hi, I am almost done this pattern and it was a great and quick work up. I just have a question does your border go all the way around and join with the beginning or is it just on the front side and end at the shoulder when you rejoin to finish it. Thank you!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      December 16, 2019 / 7:40 am

      It is worked only on one side of the poncho. On the other side you will have the foundation chain that will look like scallops already.

  10. Sherri
    January 1, 2020 / 9:41 am

    I am starting row 1 of the back panel and am stuck after the 47 SC am I supposed to turn?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      January 1, 2020 / 3:52 pm

      No, you do not turn, continue to work that row to the end.

  11. Ahmad Firdaus bin Abdullah
    January 3, 2020 / 8:09 am

    Hai.. I would like to tell you that i love your ponchos crochet design so much ! Can i using any yarn cotton? I’m interesting but it’s very difficult to get that cotton of yarn your are using.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      January 3, 2020 / 6:49 pm

      Yes, you can use any yarn of the same thickness.

  12. January 10, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    Hi, I’ve made this poncho but can’t for the life of me figure out how to see it together, my first, so any help is appreciated!

  13. Amanda
    January 20, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    I’m confused on the measurements before it gets sewn together. Can you give me a diagram with the measurements of the length and width of the panels before they are sewn together. Something isn’t turning out right and I just can’t fully understand the measurements. Is the back panel length measured from where it splits from the front panel?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      January 22, 2020 / 8:57 pm

      Front panel measures 16(18, 20) inches wide and 28(32, 36)inches long. The back panel is also the same size. It is like 2 same size rectangles joined to form an ‘L’ shape.

  14. Dolores
    March 6, 2020 / 11:19 am

    What is the back supposed to look like?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 6, 2020 / 2:45 pm

      Hi Dolores, it looks just like the front. Not sure what you meant.

  15. Lori
    March 18, 2020 / 8:58 am

    I am a greeeeeen beginner and I keep messing this up, do you have a video. I think that might help me.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 8:27 pm

      Hi Lori, I am planning on making a video soon. I will add it to this blog post when I do.

  16. Tami Dowd
    May 15, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Just love the stitch of this pattern. I’ve tried the pattern three times and still cannot get it to work out. I tried a small each time the L part of the pattern left no hole for the neck they met in the middle, so I must have messed up somewhere. But just wanted to let you know i really like the stitch.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:26 pm

      Did you watch the video? Maybe you are are folding it wrong?

  17. Indu Singh
    July 23, 2020 / 3:08 am

    Crochet is my favorite life partner so i really like crochet pattern. Really am your big fan but i have no proof for you.

  18. Elizabeth
    August 11, 2020 / 6:58 pm

    For the gauge (5 pattern repeats= 4 inches), how many stitches would this be?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      August 12, 2020 / 10:03 pm

      15 stitches as each repeat has 3 dc in it.

  19. Sue
    August 11, 2020 / 11:13 pm

    Hello. I have had to frog this poncho once already so I am hoping I can figure it out the second time. It says to chain 182 and I’m assuming by the measurements at the end of that section of the front panel 182 stitches equals 36 in. When I trained 182 I got 55 in Long. What am I doing wrong please?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      August 12, 2020 / 10:02 pm

      Your gauge could be different or your yarn might be of a different thickness than mine. Make a gauge swatch and use a hook that will give you 5 pattern repeats(3 dc groups) in 4 inches.

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