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Free Crochet Poncho Pattern

Easy Crochet Poncho and Photo Tutorial

This free pullover crochet poncho pattern made in Lion Brand Heartland Yarn worked up more beautifully than I could have hoped! If you have been looking for an easy crochet poncho tutorial, then try this free modern crochet pattern! The Amelia Poncho is a beginner friendly crochet pattern that starts out working in rows and then is seamed to work in the round! Don’t worry, this simple crochet project has a full photo tutorial to help you complete this free crochet pattern! Although I have classified this as an intermediate pattern I promise it is an easy crochet project!

A Pullover Crochet Poncho with a Collar!

Design Story and Inspiration

Having little ones can make getting dressed and looking cute difficult. The tee shirt and yoga pants look gets boring sometimes and I wanted a piece that was functional, but stylish. So I designed this modern crochet poncho pattern in heartland yarn! This free crochet poncho pattern is simple but the end result is an elegant, yet easy to wear, pullover crochet poncho!

I’ll be honest, I was a bit unsure of the arm hole placement but my goal for this easy crochet poncho was to keep myself warm while also having use of my arms. If I had placed the arm holes in the sides they would have had to be more open, which would mean more of a draft! So, when you are following this crochet tutorial, if you think your placement is wrong, no worries, the arm openings supposed to be closer together!

About the Yarn

Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn is my go-to 100% acrylic yarn. This yarn comes in a beautiful array of heathered tweedy colors that are absolutely stunning! Since this is a worsted weight yarn it is great for a fast projects, but it is so soft and it creates a really nice drape! I love that this yarn is machine washable and dryable! I have thrown my heartland yarn projects in the washer and dryer so many times and they have just be come softer while still keeping their stitch definition.

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How to Style your Pullover Crochet Poncho!

I paired my Amelia Poncho with simple jeans, a long sleeve top and boots! What I love about this piece is that it can be dressed up or dressed down. The way I styled this pullover crochet poncho is perfect for a casual lunch date or even an outfit to run errands in! You can also easily wear this easy collared crochet poncho over leggings with your most favorite cozy slippers around the house and still have your arms available to do some tidying up!

I think the best part about this piece is that it could be dressed up easily for a holiday party or a dinner out with friends! If you make yours in Heartland Yarn it is also a perfect kid friendly item, heartland is so durable and can be popped right in the washer and dryer!

How to style your crochet pullover poncho.

Materials

Size 6.00 mm crochet hook       
Scissors                                           
 #4 Worsted, 100% Acrylic
4 (5, 6, 7) Skeins LB Heartland

Gauge

For this free crochet poncho pattern I am giving you two different gauges to measure. That is because I find that personally, my tension changes with different stitches and it is entirely possible that you may yours in one hook for the body of this pullover crochet poncho and need to adjust your hook for the yoke! Working in rows check your gauge to be 13 sts x 9 rows in hdc BLO for 4” x 4”. For the toke you gauge will need to be 14 sts x 16 rows sc in the round for 4” x 4”.

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch
  • Slip Stitch – Sl St
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Half Double Crochet– hdc
  • Double Crochet – dc
  • Back Loop Only – BLO

Pattern Notes

  • XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • * Designates a repeat.  
  • Ch 1 and Ch 2 at beginning of Rounds and Rows do not count as stitches.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Each size is given its own set of instructions for the yoke after Round 7.
XS/SM/LXL/2XL3XL/4XL
Fits Bust Up To…36”42”50”58”
Actual Diameter44”52”60”68”
Length27”27.5”28.5”29”
Neck Opg.7”8”8”10”
Size Chart

Pattern Begins

Row 1
Fhdc 58 sts, Fsc 20 sts, ch 1, turn. [78 sts]
Row 2
Sc in 1st st, sc BLO next 19 sts, hdc BLO 57 sts, 1 hdc last st, ch 2, turn.
[78 sts]
Row 3 
Hdc in 1st st, hdc BLO 57 sts, sc BLO 19 sts, 1 sc lasted for st, ch 1, turn.
[78 sts]
Rows 4 – 35 (41, 47, 53)
Repeat Rows 2 & 3.

Row 36 (42, 48, 54) – Arm Opening
Sc in 1st st, sc BLO next 19 sts, hdc BLO 10 sts, Fhdc 20, sk 20 sts, hdc BLO 27, 1 hdc last st, ch 2, turn. 
[78 sts]
See photos below for clarity on this Row.

Row 37 (43, 49, 55)
Hdc in 1st st, hdc blo 57 sts, sc BLO 19 sts, 1 sc las st, ch 1, turn.
[78 sts]
Row 38 (44, 50, 56)
Sc in 1st st, sc BLO next 19 sts, hdc BLO 64 sts, 1 hdc last st, ch 2, turn.
[78 sts]
Rows 39 (45, 51, 57) – 63 (73, 85, 99)
Repeat Rows 37 & 38
Row 64 (74, 86, 100) – Arm Opening
Sc in 1st st, sc BLO next 19 sts, hdc BLO 10 sts, Fhdc 20, sk 20 sts, hdc BLO 27, 1 hdc last st, ch 2, turn.
[78 sts]
See photos above for clarity this Row.
Rows 65 (75, 87, 101) – 99 (117, 135, 153)
Repeat Rows 37 & 38.
Fold Panel in half and sl st first row to last row and finish off.
Reattach yarn at the seam at the single crochet side, ch 1 to begin yoke.
See photos below for clarity on this Row.

Yoke

Round 1
Sc in the side of each Row and in the seam, sl st to 1st sc.
[100 (118, 136, 154) sts]
Round 2
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [100 (118, 136, 154) sts]
Round 3
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [90 (107, 123, 139) sts]
Round 4
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [90 (107, 123, 139) sts]
Round 5
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [81 (97, 111, 126) sts]
Round 6
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [81 (97, 111, 126) sts]
Round 7
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [73 (88, 100, 114) sts]
Pattern Continues After Detail Photos.

Easy Crochet Poncho Pattern Collar Detail.
Close up of crochet poncho yoke.

Size XS/S

Rounds 8 & 9
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [73 sts]
Round 10 
Ch 2, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each next st, sl st to 1st hdc. [74 sts]
Rounds  11 – 25
Ch 1, (BPhdc/FPdc) around, sl st to 1st BPhdc. [74 sts]
Finish off and weave in your ends!

Size M/L

Round 8
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [88 sts]
Round 9
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [80 sts]
Rounds 10 & 11
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [80 sts]
Round 12 
Ch 2, hdc in each st, sl st to 1st hdc. [80 sts]
Rounds  13 – 27
Ch 1, (BPhdc/FPdc) around, sl st to 1st BPhdc. [80 sts]
Finish off and weave in your ends!

Size XL/2XL 

Round 8
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [100 sts]
Round 9
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [90 sts]
Round 10
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [90 sts]
Round 11
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [81 sts]
Round 12 & 13
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [81 sts]
Round 14 
Ch 2, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each next st, sl st to 1st hdc. [82 sts]
Rounds  15 – 29
Ch 1, (BPhdc/FPdc) around, sl st to 1st BPhdc. [82 sts]
Finish off and weave in your ends!

Size 3XL/4XL

Round 8
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [114 sts]
Round 9
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [103 sts]
Round 10
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [103 sts]
Round 11
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [93 sts]
Round 12
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [93 sts]
Round 13
Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st sc. [84 sts]
Round 14 & 15
Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. [84 sts]
Round 16 
Ch 2, hdc in each st, sl st to 1st hdc. [84 sts]
Rounds  17- 31
Ch 1, (BPhdc/FPdc) around, sl st to 1st BPhdc. [84 sts]
Finish off and weave in your ends!

Thank You!

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Patricia C. Hubler

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Maybe I Missed it buthow many sts in chain to start?

Patricia C. Hubler

Saturday 21st of November 2020

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Crystal Feit

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

On the poncho pattern m/l after row 117 you slip stitch to seam it together. My row ends on top where the 20 sc stitches are. Shouldn’t it end on the bottom? I’ve counted my rows multiple times to make sure I’m not off rows. Any guidance will be appreciated.

briannaiaropoli

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I hope I am understanding you correctly...but when you sl st together, you want to have your last sl st be at the side with the sc sts...that is the beginning of the Yoke. If you are ending opposite then you can either add or remove a row on the body before seaming...does that help?

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