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62 Crochet Poncho Patterns

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

By: The Editors at AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated July 17, 2018
57 Simple Crochet Patterns for Ponchos  Bonus eBooks

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 fo 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

    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!

  • Scrap Happy Crochet Poncho

    Use up some of that leftover yarn and treat yourself to this Scrap Happy Poncho Crochet pattern.

  • 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.

  • 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 make it perfect to freshen up your wardrobe.

  • 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.

  • Queen Elizabeth Poncho

    Worked up in a royal red yarn, this poncho is sure to make anyone look like they belong atop a throne. 

  • Striped Poncho

    Striped Ponchos are stylish, easy crochet sweaters that women can wear over anything. They make great jackets in the fall, or they can be worn as sweaters in the colder months.

  • 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

    It's an intermediate crochet pattern to complete using Bernat yarn.

  • 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. 

  • Dragonfly Crochet Poncho

    A simple design allows both the dragonflies and 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 seamless and colorful design. 

  • 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.

  • Collared Crochet Poncho

    Worked in the round with no real seams, this poncho pattern is fun to work up and delicately detailed with a row of hearts at the hem. 

  • Harvest Poncho

    The Harvest Poncho works up in just a few evenings or a weekend, making it the perfect go to for gifts.

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

    The work begins at the cowl neck and is then worked back and forth in rows. The crochet cowl edges are then seamed to form a tube.

  • 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.

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.

  • Bulky Velour Poncho

    Bulky yarn makes this poncho look nice and comfy. 

  • 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 poncho can be a great skirt for you to cool off during summer too.

  • 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.

  • Posh Poncho

    This is a more advanced crochet pattern that you'll be proud of when you're done.

  • A Soft Comfy Poncho for Fall

    This is an easy to intermediate crochet pattern

  • 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.

  • 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 look can be topped off with a thick belt 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. 

  • Mosaic Sunset Poncho

    This intermediate crochet pattern is worth every stitch because it looks so stylish and trendy.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recession Poncho

    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. The pattern includes instructions for a matching one for dolly too!

  • 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!

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! 

  • Orange Baby Poncho

    The bright orange color is perfect to wear in the summer. 

  • Pretty Purple Poncho

    If you're familiar with the granny stitch, you'll be able to work up this design in no time.

  • Child's Poncho

    This Child's Poncho was made for a 3 year old, but can be adjusted for different sizes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gold Leaf Capelet

    Double crochet and foundation double crochet stitches are used to work up this fun piece.

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

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