As we are still in the thick of the winter season, what better time to create another warm outfit that’s definitely not a sweater! Nothing against sweaters but if you’ve never tried a poncho before, you might just find that it’s just as good against the cold and can be a lovely addition to your outfits, as well.
That’s why we’ve put together here 17 of the most figure-flattering free crochet poncho patterns we can find. There’s quite a gamut of designs to choose from and ranging from easy to advanced difficulty.
More often than not, ponchos are made from very simple shapes. If you enjoy crocheting simple shapes like rectangles, you may want to check out the Crochet Anything with Rectangles class where you'll take the basic shape you already have down pat and turn it into useful, practical, and beautifully professional projects.
Crochet Chic Cape Poncho
The Curvy Girl Cape is a fabulous and flattering cape that is so easy you aren’t going to believe it! This pattern is beginner friendly using the Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch. A simple and repetitive stitch pattern that works up quickly.
This crochet wrap is lightweight, trendy, and versatile. Plus, it comes together really easily which makes this a great project for all levels. This Asymmetrical Crochet Poncho Pattern is the perfect choice for rapidly approaching sweater weather!
The Hot Cocoa Poncho
Flex your Tunisian crochet muscles to make the perfect cold weather layering piece, the sweet and simple Hot Cocoa Poncho! It was designed to serve the same purpose – it’s there when you need it, lightweight but warm, and it won’t get in the way like an oversized wrap or blanket might.
Via TL Yarn Crafts
The Rancher Poncho is almost as oversized as it gets. This pattern is easily customizable to make it shorter, longer, wider or thinner. Feel free to adjust as you see fit – but know that the dimensions given were hand picked to fit most ladies from petite to plus beautifully.
Red Heart Fire and Ice Poncho
This trendy crochet poncho is a great grab ‘n' go item that effortlessly adds flair to any outfit. It's lightweight and easy-going in colorful Red Heart. It's a Wrap Rainbow yarn. The yarn lets shades transition easily to finish a pretty garment with a youthful, carefree spirit. This is an awesome gift for your favorite teen!
Bubble Gum Easy Crochet Poncho
Meet Bubble gum cute and easy crochet poncho pattern! This easy poncho is made from just 2 rectangles mostly double crochet and the little trick is crochet in back loop which gives the poncho so much pretty texture.
Via Jenny And Teddy
Misty Morning Poncho Top
This poncho top is made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn and used a granny stitch so it’s really a beginner-friendly. It’s so soft and has a beautiful drape. You can decide to sew the side seams together to give it a little more warmth for cooler weather, which is why it's called “Poncho Top” and not just a poncho.
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.
Via Crochet Dreamz
Lisbon is a beautiful lace poncho crocheted in the round from the top down.
Red Heart Tunisian Lace Poncho
Make an entrance wearing this impressive crochet poncho featuring the Tunisian crochet simple stitch. You'll love to wear this drapey poncho in any popular color of Red Heart Soft. The lacy crocheted edge and pretty tie on this stylish layer make any outfit look pretty and put-together.
Crochet Summer Poncho
If you have some leftover yarn that you don’t know what to do with then this project for you! It's Easy to make and you could use it as a scarf too!
The Frosted Petals Poncho
The Frosted Petals Poncho is a gorgeously textured design that uses the linen stitch in the main body. It's bordered by a lace flower stitch that creates a soft hue and elegant finish. This poncho would be a great addition to any wardrobe fitting sizes small through 5x.
Via Furls Crochet
The best part about the Garden Poncho? This pattern uses just two simple rectangle shapes that are seamed together in a unique fashion to create this gorgeous, lightweight Poncho. Don’t let the shaping and stitch definition scare you, a beginner could easily complete this pattern in no time!
Via Hooked On Tilly
Wrapped Pearl Poncho
This simple poncho construction is a rectangle worked flat, then seamed along one side leaving an opening for head and neck.
Crochet Poncho Dress
The Crochet Poncho Dress is a beginner-friendly pattern that works up fast. Perfect to make for yourself, or as a gift for family and friends. All you need to know is how to make chains, single crochet stitches, double crochet and treble crochet. Stay warm and comfortable with your own Crochet Poncho Dress!
Simple Summer Poncho
The crochet poncho works up fairly quick due to the open stitch that is used. It’s easy to adjust in size, and you can wear it two ways for a completely different look.
Via Crochet N Crafts
The Pineapple Poncho is a light and lacy garment that can be worn year round, featuring a lacy stitch combination with pineapples! Looks great with your casual sweats and tank top or over a nice dress for an elegant look too, it’s very versatile.
While these free crochet poncho patterns may be used this winter, many of the designs here can also work up to spring and even on a cool summer day!
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