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65+ Crochet Poncho Patterns

Crochet ponchos for kids and adults are such a great way to add a layer of warmth to any outfit.

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated October 22, 2018
Crochet Poncho Patterns

Ponchos are the perfect all-weather clothing item. In winter, they add an extra layer of warmth, and in summer, they are light and airy. Learn how to crochet a poncho for friends, family, and yourself with this stunning collection of our favorite ponchos!

If you're wondering how to work poncho designs that are simple and attractive for all occasions, we have several free easy poncho crochet patterns to wear with everyday outfits. To crochet a poncho that's a bit fancier, or better for hot summer days, check out the lacy ponchos category.

Ponchos are not just for adults either. Crochet children's ponchos are great for dressing fussy kids who won't stay still or get irritated by constricting clothing. There are so many designs to choose from and they all make spectacular finished pieces.  Make poncho patterns for kids for a great and thoughtful back-to-school project. 

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And be sure to check out our video below on working with cushy, bulky yarn if you're looking to work up a cozy and warm crochet poncho. 

Crochet Poncho Patterns for Everyday Wear

These simple patterns for ponchos will keep you warm and stylish whether you're running to the grocery store, taking a walk in the park, or having dinner with friends. When you need something simple to layer over a simple shirt, grab one of these stylish ponchos instead of a light jacket for instant style. These designs are perfect everyday wear.

Whether you need something lighter, like the Sand and Sea Poncho, or something more neutral and everything, like the pictured Boho Poncho, we've got you covered.

  • Granny Square Poncho

    Granny squares are a favorite technique for making blankets, but they are also great for wearables! Free crochet poncho patterns like this one are great to wear in the spring and summer.

  • Poncho Sweater

    Who says ponchos are just for old hippies? Use this free crochet pattern to create an adorable baby Poncho Sweater! Baby will be a cozy ray of sunshine in this cheerful poncho.

  • Scrap Happy Crochet Poncho

    Use up some of that leftover yarn from old projects and treat yourself to this Scrap Happy Poncho Crochet pattern. The mix of colors creates a radiant rainbow effect. Plus, clearing out your stash means room for even more yarn!

  • Winsome Crochet Poncho

    Crochet your own diagonally striped crochet poncho with the Winsome Crochet Poncho pattern. This intermediate crochet pattern uses clusters of stitches to achieve the unique stitch pattern seen in the photo. 

  • All Year Round Crochet Poncho

    Do you have any crochet ponchos that you wish you could wear in almost every season? With the All Year Round Crochet Poncho, you can! 

  • Circular Poncho

    The off-set style creates an eye-catching design in the back. You'll love how simple and repetitive the pattern is to work up, too.

  • Perfect Fall Poncho

    The Perfect Fall Poncho features a simple cable-look pattern so it works up fast, an easy to wear shape and neutral color (in cozy Lion Brand Fishermens Wool), and is one size fits just about all adults.

  • Holiday Poncho

    The Holiday Poncho is great for cold evenings out and about, or even at home. ​The chunky crocheting and fringe are right in line with the current style; you will be the envy of the Holiday Party!

  • Ridiculously Easy Poncho Pattern

    Worked up using one crochet stitch, this crochet poncho can be made as big or as small as you want - you have much freedom from the starting chain to the width of the poncho. 

  • Effortlessly Chic Poncho

    The bright colors and bold stripes of this poncho make it the perfect statement piece to freshen up your wardrobe. You'll reach for this cozy, eye-catching piece over and over again.

  • Ice Crystals Poncho

    This Ice Crystals Poncho pattern uses bamboo yarn and looks beautiful when it's put together. A zipper separates one side from the other around the shoulder area. This dreamy poncho is elegant for winter, but also light enough to wear year-round.

  • Queen Elizabeth Poncho

    Worked up in a royal red yarn, this poncho is sure to make anyone look like they belong atop a throne. The elegant, flowing design is sure to flatter any body type, and to make the wearer feel like royalty.

  • Striped Poncho

    This striped poncho pattern is a stylish, easy crochet sweater that women can wear over anything. It makes a great jacket in the fall, or can be worn as a sweater in the colder months. Fringe along the edge of this poncho adds a touch of fun to this pattern.

  • Stupendous Stashbuster Poncho

    This crochet poncho pattern uses yarn scraps (or any yarn, really) to put together this colorful, textural poncho pattern. Use up any yarn in your stash and switch up the colors with every row to maximize the amount of scraps you use. 

  • Perfectly Paris Poncho

    This Parisian-inspired intermediate crochet pattern is completed using Bernat yarn. Even if you've never stepped foot in France, this stylish poncho looks straight off the runway of Paris Fashion Week. This poncho looks just as great at a sidewalk cafe as it does for casual everyday wear.

  • Plus Size Crochet Poncho Pattern

    This Plus Size Crochet Poncho Pattern gives easy intermediate-level instructions about how to increase the size of this crochet poncho to fit anyone. When finished, this DIY crochet poncho will be an excellent piece to add to your crochet outerwear collection. 

  • Dragonfly Crochet Poncho

    As intricate and eye-catching as this poncho is, it is a surprisingly simple design. This unique pattern allows both the dragonflies and the beautiful varigated yarn to show through.

  • Boho Poncho

    Quick to work up and easy to follow, this crochet pattern can be made in any color - or use self-striping yarn, as in the photo, for a colorful design. You'll feel like a boho goddess in this versatile poncho.

  • Sherbet Kaftan Top

    Crochet a free size and convertible kaftan top with this Sherbet Kaftan Top pattern. It would be a lovely beach cover up or a layering piece to pair with your casual clothes.

  • Sand and Sea Crochet Poncho

    The unique crochet pattern makes a rectangular poncho, instead of a pointed or round poncho. Even if you have several ponchos in your wardrobe, you'll find a spot for this one in your closet.

  • Collared Crochet Poncho

    Worked in the round with no real seams, this poncho pattern is fun to work up. Plus, this pattern is delicately detailed with a row of adorable hearts at the hem, which makes us love this poncho even more!

  • Harvest Poncho

    The Harvest Poncho works up in just a few evenings or a weekend, making it the perfect go-to for gifts. The bold colors and stripe design make this poncho look like something out of a cool boutique.

  • Midnight Madness Poncho

    This lovely and lacy poncho pattern is made using the blocked v-stitch, so it is easy enough for experienced beginners to take on. One size will fit a large range of women's sizes, and there are instructions to adjust the pattern to make a plus size poncho. This poncho will flatter ladies of any size!

  • Fatima Poncho

    Who says gray is boring and drab? This cozy poncho is neutral enough to go with almost everything in your wardrobe, but is still an eye-catching piece.This poncho fits anywhere from a ladies size small up to 1X, and there are even instructions for how to resize the pattern for a perfect fit.

Chunky Crochet Poncho Designs

Learn how to crochet a poncho that's super warm and extra cozy for the coldest of winter days! These chunky crochet ponchos are made with bulky and super bulky yarn, offering the most warmth you can get. Plus, since the yarn is so thick, these patterns will work up super quickly!

These chunky poncho patterns are great alternatives to sweaters and crochet cardigans, and they're so in style right now! Stay warm with a boho-chic flair!

  • Striped Cozy Poncho

    This attractive Striped Cozy Poncho has an irresistible pattern made with wonderfully soft yarn. Both making and wearing this lovely free crochet project will be a treat.

  • Cozy Tweed Crochet Poncho

    The buttons that divide the outsides into armholes make this poncho almost like a sweater and the cowl neck makes it fall and winter friendly.

  • Chic Cowl Neck Poncho

    This bulky crochet poncho pattern is the perfect transitional piece, great for a chilly and breezy spring. Quick and easy to work up, this piece will look great over any tee or tank and will keep you warm until the summer sun starts shining.

  • Cozy Cowl Poncho

    The cowl neckline makes this one of the most trendy crochet poncho patterns ever and will definitely keep you cozy without sacrificing a bit of style this season. This pattern works up fast using the half double crochet stitch.

Crochet Patterns for Lacy Ponchos

Lacy poncho designs are as versatile as they are ethereal. The airy openwork design in these ponchos doesn't provide a lot of warmth, but it looks beautiful over a simple tank top or swimsuit for a summer day or as an accent to a sleeveless dress on a special night out.

Learn how to crochet a poncho that's perfect as a simple summertime coverup, or make a lacy poncho to wear over a nice dress for any fancier dinners and events. 

  • Celebrity Poncho

    Look like a celebrity in this crochet pattern. Worsted weight yarn and a G hook allows you to create this beautiful pattern. The pattern is worked loosely to maintain the classy openwork pattern.

  • Bulky Velour Poncho

    Bulky yarn makes this poncho look nice and comfy. The warm, golden tones of this poncho make it the perfect piece for fall, but could easily be made in a different color to suit your fancy.

  • Beauty in Bloom Poncho

    You can make this crochet pattern using any color lace you want. Make many of them so you have options. The flowers add a nice embellishment.

  • Twilight Reverie Crochet Poncho

    The pattern includes a link to a tutorial for lover’s knots, as well as photos illustrating the decreases.

  • Bea Crochet Poncho

    This flirty crimson poncho is worked with a combination of simple stitches that combine to make an eye-catching pattern.. This pattern can also be modified to wear as a great skirt for you to cool off during hot summer weather.

  • Oversized Lean Poncho

    The length gives you a lean and flattering style to complement any look and complete your wardrobe. There are even different sizes if you want it to fit just a little bit shorter or longer.

  • Shortly Oversized Poncho Pattern

    This oversized style also has a lacy look and feel, making it super cute and flirty. The pastel colors add a feminine touch, but this pattern would be just as fashionable made in a darker color scheme.

  • Posh Poncho

    This is a more advanced crochet pattern that you'll be proud of when you're done. The open weave of this design make it the perfect piece to wear on warmer days, but could also be layered over a warm top to wear during chillier weather.

  • A Soft Comfy Poncho for Fall

    This is an easy to intermediate crochet pattern that is perfect for fall. The pattern is worked up using a super soft yarn for a cozy poncho that you'll want to wear all autumn long.

  • Scarlett Spiral Crochet Poncho

    It is worked in the round and as you crochet, a spiral pattern develops. Choose your favorite fall shade, or pick a trusty neutral, and get started on your next favorite fall piece. 

  • Phoebe Asymmetrical Poncho

    Phoebe is a poncho that only increases on one side, so it can be worn sideways for an asymmetrical look, or long in front and short in back. Wear it over a tank in summer for a light layer, or pair it with a long sleeve tee during cooler weather.

  • Rainbow Lace Crochet Poncho

    The Rainbow Lace Crochet Poncho has such an open and airy feel to it, thanks to the crochet lace pattern. It is an easy crochet pattern that can be made in many different sizes, so this piece would work for anyone.

  • Multicolored Poncho

    This chic poncho can be cinched in with a thick belt for a stylish and flattering look for your night out. It's a versatile pattern that can be worn as a poncho or over the shoulders.

  • Southern Spring Fling Poncho

    Chevron stripes and an airy design make this poncho perfect for the summer. It is crocheted using a linen and cotton blend yarn for a lightweight texture.

  • Mosaic Sunset Poncho

    This intermediate crochet pattern is worth every stitch because it looks so stylish and trendy. The different colors throughout the poncho make this design reminiscent of the sunset.

  • Casablanca Summer Poncho Crochet Pattern

    Keep it easy and breezy in the warm weather with this airy poncho pattern. Wear it over a t-shirt or tank top, or even use this lightweight poncho as a swimsuit cover-up.

Striped Crochet Children's Ponchos

If you'd like to crochet children's clothing with fun colorwork, learn how to make ponchos with stripes for your kids! These simple crochet patterns will help you make good ponchos for kids to wear to school, birthday parties, and play dates. A crocheted poncho is a great layering item for recess and walks to school.

Poncho patterns for kids are a great alternative to ordinary sweaters and sweatshirts!

  • Child's Striped Poncho

    The best part of these striped ponchos is that since they aren't fitted it takes a long time for kids to grow out of these! They are comfortable and loose--perfect for kids to play in or dress up.

  • Frutti Toddler Poncho

    This baby crochet pattern uses three basic stitches making it an easy crochet pattern. Fun pom poms add a whimsical touch to this poncho that your little one is sure to love.

  • Candy Crush Crochet Poncho

    It can be made any length you want, so it's easy to customize the size of this crochet poncho pattern for the recipient. The repetitive granny stripe design is a great mindless pattern to keep your hands busy as you catch up on your DVR.

  • Fall Shades Crochet Poncho Pattern

    This design is sized from 3 months to adult 4x/5x and Worsted Weight Yarn. Originally prepared as a CAL all parts are now available with photo tutorial support for each of the stitches included in the design.

  • Cute Striped Poncho

    This adorable poncho pattern is made just for your child. It's an easy crochet pattern that you can make in different sizes. Pick your kiddo's two favorite colors, and work up a piece they will love to wear.

  • Recession Poncho

    Use yarn you already have in your stash to make this budget-friendly pattern. The double crochet stitch is used throughout the pattern making this an easy crochet pattern for most. 

  • Abby's Dolly & Me Poncho

    The drawstring opening makes for an easy fit, so your child will not grow out of this poncho too quickly. The pattern includes instructions for a matching one for dolly, too, so your little one will be even more excited to wear it!

  • Easy Peasy Poncho for Children

    The "Easy Peasy Poncho" is now available in children's sizes. It's as easy as the adult version, but scaled down in stitch count to fit the wee folk! Use up the leftover yarn in your stash for this fun, stripey poncho.

Simple Crochet Poncho Patterns

Learn how to make pint-size ponchos in solid colors with our free easy crochet patterns for children's ponchos. These designs feature solid colors and some color changes to make the perfectly designed poncho patterns for your little ones. 

You'll find stylish and simple crochet patterns for ponchos to fit school-aged girls and boys - these designs make fantastic back-to-school surprises or holiday gifts!

  • Little Girl's Poncho

    This stylish poncho will perfectly fit a 7 or 8-year-old child, and it's one size fits all! If the little girl in your life loves pink, she will adore this poncho.

  • Orange Baby Poncho

    The bright orange color is perfect to wear in the summer. If you have been wanting to try a poncho pattern but feel overwhelmed, why not start with a baby poncho for a smaller scale project?

  • Pretty Purple Poncho

    If you're familiar with the granny stitch, you'll be able to work up this design in no time. This pattern uses bulky yarn, so this pretty purple poncho will be complete before you know it!

  • Child's Poncho

    This Child's Poncho was made for a 3 year old, but can be adjusted for different sizes. This pattern has a video tutorial, which makes it the perfect project for visual learners.

  • Customizable Broomstick Lace Poncho

    This is an intermediate crochet pattern, but it is highly recommended by the designer that you know how to work with broomstick lace to make your experience easier.

  • Petite Poncho

    Use any color yarn you want to complete this intermediate crochet pattern. ​The pattern is written for 12-24 months, and is sure to keep baby cozy in cool weather.

  • Child's Sunnytime Poncho

    This Child's Sunnytime Poncho is an adorable outfit for spring! It is a light sweater for a cool day, or even a nice jacket to throw over a dress. It is like a ray of sunshine in a sweater!

  • Gold Leaf Capelet

    Double crochet and foundation double crochet stitches are used to work up this fun piece. The sparkling gold accents make this poncho perfect for glamorous little girls.

Hooded Crochet Poncho Patterns

Want a poncho that's even warmer and cozier than the ones above?

Try out a crochet poncho pattern with hood - these hooded patterns work for adults or children and offer an extra layer of warmth when you need it most. 

  • Car Seat Cloak

    This car seat cloak is a perfect way to keep your child warm without the big puffy coat. This pattern is beginner friendly.

  • Maid Marion Lace Crochet Shawl

    The Lion Brand yarn suggested for this crochet pattern has a slightly sparkly finish and makes this shawl even more special. 

  • Thick and Neutral Crochet Poncho

    The versatile gray color allows you to wear this topper with just about any outfit and the thick wool will make sure you stay warm at all times. The feminine design even features a hood, so your head will also be cozy.

What are your best tips for crocheting a poncho? Let us know!

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Thank You Chris Hammond for your wonderful video on "cushy" yarn what to look for and feel, and explaining the "ply or twists" of yarns! You have a wonderful presence and are Great!

Wow. This is a treasure trove of ponchos. The link says 11 simple patterns for ponchos but when I go there, the title page says 57 simple chrochet patterns for ponchos and a bonus ebook. Are the 11 simple patterns the ones that are included in the bonus ebook? Either way this is a lot of patterns and there should be one for everybodys tastes included.

this is a beautiful poncho, perfect for any season when it cool outside.

I think it's a great idea. NOW WHEN DO I GET MY FREE BOOK????? I AM SO ANXIOUS TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

Hi sunshine715! You can download any of our free eBooks at any time by clicking on the free eBooks link in the header bar at the top of every AllFreeCrochet page. Hope this helps! -- Editors of AllFreeCrochet

looking for a pattern that u use double crochet in mex. style

Great pattern books for tablecloths, doilies, etc. can be found in antique stores.

why is it that I can never find patterns for crocheted tablecloths?

try looking into Filet Crochet

There are a number of crocheted tablecloths on Ravelry which is free to join if you haven't already.

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