This simple poncho is easy to make and surprisingly warm. It was FREEZING when I took these photos, and while my poor husband was shivering, I was pretty toasty.

It’s a perfect mid layer for really cold climates since it doesn’t have sleeves to bind up inside your outer layer.

My favorite feature though, is that it can be worn in two different ways. Wear it with the front and back panels facing out as a traditional poncho, or turn it sideways and it’s like a totally different design. I love it 🙂

If you’d like to buy the printable, downloadable PDF version in sizes XS-4XL, it’s available on my Etsy and Ravelry stores along with all my other designs.

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • rep = repeat
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Notes:

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this poncho
  • This pattern made as XS/S( M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL )
  • This poncho is made in 2 separate pieces and then joined together ( Front and back panels are made the same ). The collar is added later
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size XS/S

Yarn needed :

  • Color A : 550( 590, 630, 670 ) yards
  • Color B : 420( 450, 480, 510 ) yards

Gauge blocked : 9 hdc X 6.5 row = 4″

Measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS/S = 35.55″ Width X 24″ Length
  • M/L = 40″ Width X 25.23″ Length
  • XL/2XL = 44.44″ Width X 26.46″ Length
  • 3XL/4XL = 48.88″ Width X 27.69″ Length

Panels ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( rs ) Color A : ch 81( 91, 101, 111 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 80( 90, 100, 110 ) hdc

Row 2 ( ws ) Color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 80( 90, 100, 110 ) hdc

  • Row 3 – 6( 6, 6, 6 ) rep row 2 Color A
  • Row 7( 7, 7, 7 ) – 12( 12, 12, 12 ) rep row 2 Color B
  • Row 13( 13, 13, 13 ) – 18( 18, 18, 18 ) rep row 2 Color A
  • Row 19( 19, 19, 19 ) – 24( 24, 24, 24 ) rep row 2 Color B
  • Row 25( 25, 25, 25 ) – 30( 30, 30, 30 ) rep row 2 Color A
  • Row 31( 31, 31, 31 ) – 36( 36, 36, 36 ) rep row 2 Color B
  • Row 37( 37, 37, 37 ) – 39( 41, 43, 45 ) rep row 2 Color A

The end of row 39( 41, 43, 45 ) Cut the yarn and leave a 20-30″ long tail

Join the panels together

Place the front and back panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tail that we left earlier, using which ever method you prefer to sew ( Check picture below )

Next we’ll crochet the collar. If you want to leave it like that, that’s OK as well

Turn your work right side out, we’ll crochet on the right side.

Round 1 Color A : Add new yarn into the shoulder seam, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st around ( At the shoulder seams I made 2 dc in there so it doesn’t make a big hole ), sl st into the third ch that we did. Total of 40 dc ( Check picture below )

Round 2 Color A : ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 40 dc

Round 3 – 5 rep round 2. If you want a longer collar, just keep repeating round 2 more times to the desired length.

The end of round 5 cut the yarn and weave all the ends.

Congratulations, you did it! I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Happy crocheting

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