Perfectly Paris Poncho
Follow this free crochet pattern and you'll be looking and feeling your best in no time. The Perfectly Paris Poncho is a timeless classic that will make any woman feel refined and elegant. Envision yourself walking down a Parisian street to get a latte and croissant as you wear this stylish poncho. It's the perfect thing to wear for an evening out on the town or simply when you're taking a stroll down the street. It's an intermediate crochet pattern to complete using Bernat yarn.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- Bernat® Berella 4
- Bernat® Super Value
- Bernat® Satin
- Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Assembly Diagram
Photographed garment made with Bernat Super Value (Grey)
390 g (13.75 oz)/685 m (760 yds)
485 g (17 oz)/850 m (945 yds)
585 g (20.5 oz)/1025 m (1140 yds)
12 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].
To fit bust measurement
28 - 38 ins [71 - 96.5 cm]
40 - 50" [101.5 - 127"]
3 Extra-Large/5 Extra-Large
52 - 62" [132 - 157.5"]
Finished measurement from neck edge to point
18¾ ins [47.5 cm]
3 Extra-Large/5 Extra-Large
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Note: Turning ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
When working tr push stitch to RS of work.
When working Bobble, push Bobble to RS of work.
Make 2 pieces alike.
Ch 41 (47-53).
1st row: (WS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. 39 (45-51) hdc.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Miss first hdc. *Dcfp around next hdc. 1 dc in each of next 2 hdc. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times in next hdc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – Bobble made. 1 dc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Dcfp around next hdc. 1 dc in last hdc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first dc. *Dcbp around next st. 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Dcbp around next st. 1 hdc in last dc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. *1 tr in next st. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row.
5th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row.
Rep rows 2 to 5 for pat until work from beg measures approx 27 (29-31) ins [68.5 (73.5-78.5) cm], ending with 3rd or 5th row. Fasten off.
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew 2 pieces tog as shown in Diagram.
Top edging: Join yarn with sl st at any seam at neck edge.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. Work 83 sc around neck edge. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: (Eyelet rnd). Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *(Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 hdc in next sc. Rep from *to last sc. Ch 1. Miss last sc. Join with sl st to first hdc.
3rd rnd:Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Bottom edging: Join yarn with sl st to any corner at bottom.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work 120 (132-144) sc along bottom edge to next corner. 1 sc in point.
Work 120 (132-144) sc to next corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 hdc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc (having 1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc in each corner sc). Ch 1. Miss last sc. Join with sl st to first hdc.
3rd rnd: Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Drawstring: Make a chain 40 ins [101.5 cm] long.
1st row: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sl st in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off.
Beg at center front, thread Drawstring through eyelets at neck edge.
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Sep 24, 2018
I attempted this pattern. I don't understand how you can skip the first stitch every time you repeat row 2 and have a rectangle when finished. You are decreasing one stitch every 4 rows?
Feb 28, 2018
What a stylish poncho. I love the neutral color and look at all of the design elements. Like most poncho patterns is made with two identical pieces joined but all the bells and whistles really make this one different.
Feb 26, 2018
There are a lot of design elements to this perfectly Paris poncho from Bernat. From the drawstring to the intricate edge, this will get a lot of complements if you elect to create this poncho. Crocheting it in a neutral color will ensure you can wear it with practically anything.
Jan 16, 2018
This poncho is a timeless classic. That look with that beret totally has the French look. Just point me to the Eiffel Tower. Size instructions are given from extra small up to 5xl. So, everybody gets a poncho is what I could hear Oprah saying LOL. Looks very easy to make.
Aug 12, 2017
I love this pattern very much. I will make the larger sizes as I would like this to be longer on me, covering my arm more. Thanks for this pattern.
Jul 19, 2017
No picture comes up with the instructions. It would be extremely helpful if I could see what it looks like to decide if it is something I would like to create.
AFC Editor Julia
Jul 20, 2017
Hi nsbeachbum, The image should be showing up now - thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet
Apr 29, 2016
This is so beautiful!. Very chic, classy, and elegant. I will make this poncho and wear it exactly the way the model wears it. LOL. I appreciate the generosity of the author who published the pattern on the same page complete with different sizes an other relevant information.
May 21, 2013
Awesome! Would love to see a poncho with arm holes. I'm not much on creating.
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