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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. 

 

Lovely V neck poncho made from pattern for crochet poncho

 

Crochet poncho for women on a hanger

 

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 Stitch Pattern Closeup

 

Finished easy crochet poncho pattern on a mannequin

 

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 finished in neutral colors

 

 

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

 

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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

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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

Join the short side of the front panel to the long side of the back panel

 

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

Work single crochet stitches on the raw edge of the neck starting from base

 

 

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

Starting from the bottom point, add a scalloped edge to the right edge of the 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.

 

 

sc is worked into the side of the ribbing

 

 

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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Julie

Monday 26th of September 2022

I couldn’t assemble this to make the front and back the same, so I laid it out and folded it the way it would look if there was a point in the front and the back, and a V shape neck on the front and back. I discovered that the whole back panel with the long point that would go down the back was missing. I added 38 more rows to the “back panel”, and now it’s a perfect match front and back. I took pictures but I don’t see a way to share them here. I hope this helps those who are confused.

Maria Tovar

Monday 18th of July 2022

how long is the back panel supposed to be for a medium size poncho and is it a continuation of the front panel thank you.

Sharon

Sunday 26th of June 2022

Thank you very much for the lovely poncho design! I was able to make my poncho along with your video instructions without a problem. Your instructions are very clear and the video is very close up and easy to see the stitches. I have made several of your other designs as well. I love each one of them! Blessings to you. ❤️

Marcy

Sunday 13th of March 2022

I cannot match your gauge and i don’t want to frog this from panel, so when it comes to putting this together. Essentially, the front part and back part should be the same size in inches? If my chain, following your directions for XL Is 40 inches wide, when I finish the back portion, that rectangle should be 40 inches long. Right?

Carol

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

PLEASE PLEASE post a photo of the back. I cannot get it right. It just does not work.