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Multicolored Poncho


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What woman wouldn't want a Multicolored Poncho like this one? This crochet poncho sweater can be worn with just about any outfit. 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. It's an easy crochet pattern so get started.

Multicolored Poncho
Multicolored Poncho
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Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Poncho measures 50” wide x 17” long.


  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 Skein each 512 Turqua A and 672 Spring Green C.
  • RED HEART® “Stripes™”: 2 Balls 944 Breezy Stripe B.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 12 dc = 4”; 6 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Note: When changing colors, work last step of last st of previous color with new color.

Abbreviations: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

First Side

  1. With A, ch 150.
  2. Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across – 148 dc.
  3. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
  4. Rows 3-5: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in ch-1 space] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
  5. Rows 6-9: Repeat Row 3 with B.
  6. Rows 10-13: Repeat Row 3 with C.
  7. Rows 14-17: Repeat Row 3 with B.
  8. Rows 18-21: Repeat Row 3 with A.
  9. Rows 22-25: Repeat Row 3 with B.

Second Side

  1. With C, ch 150.
  2. Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across – 148 dc.
  3. Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
  4. Rows 3-12: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in ch-1 space] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
  5. Rows 13-25: Repeat Row 3 with A.


  1. Measure and mark center 16” for Neck along each foundation chain. Measure and mark 12½” from each edge of foundation ch.
  2. With right sides together and working through both layers, join B at one side edge and slip st beginning edges of First and Second Sides together from side edges to first marks.
  3. Repeat on opposite side edge. Skip 5” along edge. Tack pieces together, leaving center 16” unsewn for Neck. Turn right side out.

Neck Edging

  1. With right side facing and B, slip st evenly around Neck edge, slip st to first st to join. Fasten off.
  2. Weave in ends.



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I made this and as another commented, it's way to short and not as shown in picture. I made another one and ended up chaining 200 to get the length. I would suggest altering your initial chain to get the length you want. I did check my gauge and ended up using a size K hook.

I agree this pattern is very simple to resize and even modify the stitches.

Stylish, simple, versatile, this Multicolored Poncho has it all. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. I definitely recommend it for beginners. Couldn't find the Breezy Stripe yarn, but was able to easily substitute it with another color. I usually use my own colors anyway. Make this poncho. It is a great fashion accessory.

This Multicolored Poncho is totally cool and different from other basic ponchos. This pattern reads well and sounds like it will come out nicely. I do like the idea that it can be worn two different ways. Thank you for this free crochet pattern.

I thought I posted a comment on this but I can't find it.

Why are there 2 different pictures of this poncho shown? I thought I would be making the poncho in the picture at the top of the page...and instead I found out after getting to the bottom of the instructions I find there is another picture...and that the directions are for that picture...not the other one. I would like to know how to do the poncho in the begining...does anyone know how to putit together?

It looks like it is the same poncho, just twisted around in another direction - giving you the option of wearing it 2 different ways.

This is a beautiful poncho. Unfortunately, I could not find the Stripes yarn anywhere.

This is so beautiful. A Double Stitch Twin design?

Love the pattern, not so keen on colour, will be making this

I made this and was very disappointed in that the length is way too short, I am only 5'4". Unfortunately, I have finished it off, so will have to rig it in some way to make it longer, probably by adding rows going perpendicular at the bottom. It looked much longer in the picture, sad!

I had the same problem, ended up giving it to my granddaughter (she's 8). I made another and increased my initial chain to 200.

This is a beautiful Poncho and I could not wait to get started on this project...BUT the 944 Breezy Stripe yarn could not be found in any store or on line. It appears to be discontinued! WHAT A BUMMER!!!

What size skeins is the RED HEART Super Saver??

I tried making this poncho but the measurement does not add up. Looking on the model, how could the length be 17". 17" is just from shoulder to waist length on me as i'm small. But looking at the model it almost 3 times that 17" long that you say. Clarify please and do i use yarn or crochet thread?

I would say that what they consider 'length' doesn't correspond to wearing the poncho in that first picture but in the second - so the 'width' of 50" would be the length in one style of wearing and width in another. I would also assume that one side of the poncho measures 50x17", not that the overall poncho measures 50x17" - which is kind of how the above reads when they say "Poncho Measures..." So the dimensions overall, I would imagine, would be 50x34" running 50" from wrist to wrist and 17" down the front and 17" down the back when worn across the shoulders or 17" neck down arm on one side and 17" neck down arm the other side with the main 50" length divided down the front and back, which would vary how far down either way it goes depending on how you position it etc. Does that make sense? I think I waffled a bit too much trying to find the right way to say it lol!

I think this poncho is going to be the eye catcher this summer;

This is an adorable poncho. Can't wait to make it for my daughter.


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