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Free lacy crochet poncho pattern

Give your wardrobe a new lease of life with this asymmetrical and lacy free poncho crochet pattern

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Don’t let on how simple the construction of this crochet poncho is – a rectangle seamed in a clever way. Instead, let everyone believe you’re a textile architectural genius and keep your crafty secret close to your chest. This free crochet pattern By Sharon Murphy of The Stitch Foundry features fantastic airy and lacy stitches, making it the perfect throw-over layer for spring and summer!

You will need

This crochet poncho pattern was originally made in Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK (100% wool, 50g/120m) which has unfortunately been discontinued, so we would suggest an alternative DK yarn such as:

Make sure to check any alternatives against the table below for yarn amounts and measurements. You can also find more helpful information about substituting yarns in our guide on how to substitute yarns.

  • Yarn A Dove (Cream)
  • Yarn B Primrose (Yellow)

A 4.5mm (US 7) hook
Stitch markers

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Tension

24 sts and 9 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using a 4.5mm hook

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

The main part of the Poncho is made as a straight rectangle, then seamed together as shown in the diagram. Borders are then worked around the neckline edge and the bottom edge, and are worked in the round. Change yarn shade in the last yrh of the previous stitch.

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Free crochet poncho pattern

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With Yarn A, ch88 (112).

Row 1 (RS) Tr in 6th ch from hook (counts as tr, ch1, tr), *ch1, skip next st, tr in next st; rep from * to end, turn. [85 (109) sts]

Row 2 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), skip next ch-1 sp, tr in next tr, *ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, tr in next tr; rep from * to end, with last tr in top of the 3 turning ch that count as last tr, turn.

Row 3 Ch3 (counts as tr), *skip next (ch-1 sp, tr), tr in next ch-1 sp, ch3, 3tr around the post of the previous tr (block made), skip (tr, ch-1 sp), tr in next tr; rep from * ending last rep with tr in third ch of beg ch-4, turn. [14 (18) blocks]

Row 4 Ch5 (counts as tr, ch2), *skip 3tr of next block, dc in top of ch-3 of same block, ch2, skip next (tr, ch1), tr in next tr, ch2; rep from * ending last rep with tr in top of beg ch-3, turn. [85 (109) sts]

Row 5 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), *(tr in next ch-2 sp, ch1) twice, tr in next tr, ch1; rep from * ending with last tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-5 until piece measures approx 122 (162) cm long.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Block before seaming and working the Neckline and Border.

To make up

Lay the piece out WS facing and fold as shown on the Diagram so that point A meets point A and point B meets point B. Sew together between A and B as shown.

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Neckline border

With RS facing, join Yarn A in any row end st on the Neckline edge at the back of the work. Work Round 1 loosely.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc evenly around working 2dc in each row end, ending with ss in top of first dc to close the round.

Round 2 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), *skip 1 dc, tr in next dc, ch1, rep from * around ending with ss into top of first tr to close the round.

Round 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), htr in same st, place marker in first htr, (htr in ch-1 sp, htr in next tr) around, ending with last htr in ch-1 sp, do not close the round with ss, move the st marker to first htr of each row.

Round 4 Htr in bl of each htr, do not close the round with ss.

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Size S/M only

Round 5 As Round 4.

Change to Yarn B.

Round 6 Place 4 stitch markers evenly spaced in round, *htr in bl to st marker, htr2tog in bl over next two sts; rep from * until last st, change to Yarn A.

Round 7 Htr in bl around, ending with ss in first st of round.

Round 8 Ss in each st to end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size L/XL only

Round 5 Place 4 stitch markers evenly spaced in round, *htr in bl to st marker, htr2tog over next two sts; rep from * until last st, change to Yarn B.

Round 6 As Round 4, change to Yarn A.

Round 7 As Round 5, continue in Yarn A.

Round 8 Htr in bl around, ending with ss in first st of round.

Round 9 Ss in each st to end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Bottom border

With RS facing, join Yarn A in any row end st on the bottom edge at the back of the work. Work Round 1 loosely.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc evenly around, working 2dc in each row end and (dc, ch1, dc) in corner, ending with ss in top of first dc to close the round.

Round 2 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), *skip 1 dc, tr in next dc, ch1; rep from * around, working (tr, ch4, tr) in corner ch-1 sp, ss to third ch of beg ch-4.

Round 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), place stitch marker in first st, htr in same st, (htr in next ch-1 sp, htr in next tr) around, working (3htr, ch1, 3htr) in corner ch-4 sp, ending with last htr in ch-1 sp, do not close the round with ss, change colour on last st to Yarn B.

Round 4-6 Htr in bl of each htr, working (2htr, ch1, 2htr) in corner ch-1 sp, do not close the round with ss.

Change to Yarn A.

Round 7 Htr in bl of each htr, working (2htr, ch1, 2htr) in corner ch-1 sp, do not close the round with ss.

Round 8 Tr in bl of first st, (ch1, skip next htr, tr in bl of next htr) to last 2 sts before corner ch-1 sp, ch1, (tr, ch6, tr) in corner ch-1 sp, (ch1, skip next htr, tr in bl of next htr) to end, ss in top of first tr.

Round 9 As Round 3, working (3htr, ch1, 3htr) in corner ch-6 sp, change to Yarn B.

Round 10 As Round 7, closing with a ss at the end of the round.

Round 11 Ss in each st to end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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If you’re looking for more spring makes to celebrate the season, why not try our fabulous Free spring Mandala crochet pattern, or try getting crafty with our list of 12 of the best summer sewing patterns.

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