Such Simple Poncho

Like the name says, the Such Simple Poncho is a very simple crochet poncho for beginners. It’s a 4-row pattern repetition and all you need to know is how to make chains, slip stitches and double crochet stitches. This poncho requires no seaming at all and is available in size S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL. You can easily adjust the length to your preferences. Optionally you can make 2 tassels on the front. Perfect for any season!

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Such Simple Poncho: free crochet poncho for beginners + video tutorial made with Lionbrand Jeans Colors

About the design

Last year I published the ‘Such Simple Shawl‘ which was very popular on my blog. I decided to use this fun and simple pattern repeat for a poncho. The poncho has 4 corners instead of 2, which makes it extra large and suitable for all sizes. You can easily adjust the length by repeating 4 rows as many times as you want. This pattern requires zero seaming.

Such Simple Poncho: free crochet poncho for beginners + video tutorial made with Lionbrand Jeans Colors

About the fit

This crochet poncho for beginners has an oversized nature and fits a variety of body types. To make it more comfortable, this pattern has 4 different size options varying in length, width and neckline. You can easily adjust everything to your size by simple repeating more rows.

Such Simple Poncho - free crochet pattern for beginners in size s-5XL - Wilma Westenberg en Willy Post

About the yarn

For this poncho you’ll need 4, 5, 7 or 8 skeins of Lionbrand Jeans® Colors Yarn, a fantastically soft yarn which is 100% pure acrylic. Like a great pair of dungarees it will last generations. Jeans Colors is available in 5 colors and Jeans in 7 colors. Perfect for any season!

+ Click here to grab the kit which includes all the Jeans Colors yarn you need for your size and a PDF version of this pattern +

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Materials

– 4 (5, 7, 8) skeins of Lionbrand Jeans Colors color Pink 506-101 (Weight 4/Medium, 3.5 oz/100g, 246 yds/225m)
or 380 (480, 605, 730) grams
Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size + a PDF version of this pattern!

Crochet hook 6 mm (US J/10)

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

– Scissors

Sizes

S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3X, 4XL/5XL

For reference, see photo above:

  • model on the left is 1.69m/5’6″ tall with a 36” bust wearing the poncho in size S/M,
  • model on the right is 1.65m/5’5″ tall with a 54” bust wearing the poncho in size 2XL/3XL

Measurement

When laying flat with a point facing down.

INCH S/M L/XL 2XL/3XL 4XL/5XL
Bust 32-38 40-46 48-54 56-62
Width 52 58 64 70
Length 25 28 31 34
Neckline 7 7 8 8

 

CM S/M L/XL 2XL/3XL 4XL/5XL
Bust 32-38 40-46 48-54 56-62
Width 132 147 162.5 178
Length 63.5 71 79 86
Neckline 18 18 20 20

Measurement such simple poncho

Gauge

14 dc stitches x 8 rows equal 4″ x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)

– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– ch: chain
– dc: double crochet

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
( ) at end of a row: amount of stitches you should have at the end of that row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– This project is worked in rounds with the right side facing you which will create a square which is then folded.

– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within the same corner

– Slip stitches do not count as a stitch

– Stitch count does not include the ch 2 in corners

– Pattern contains instructions for sizes S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL. Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “ch 77 (77, 85, 85)” whereas 77 stands for size S/M, 77 for /L/XL, 85 for for 2XL/3XL and 85 for 4XL/5XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow the pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Video

In this video you can see how to make the poncho.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

Make a slip knot and leave a long tail for weaving. Ch 77 (77, 85, 85), turn

If you want to change the size, make sure you’ll start with a multiple of 8 + 5

Round 1:
1 dc into 6th ch from hook,
*[ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch] 8 (8, 9, 9) times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch, corner made;
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with a sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into first corner (4 sets of 9 (9, 10, 10) ch-1 spaces)

Use your long tail end to close the bottom of the stitches. We’re using this method to prevent a twisted chain.

Round 2:
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout the pattern), 2 dc into corner,
*1 dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, 1 dc in last dc before corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 23 (23, 25, 25) dc)

Round 3:
Ch 5, 2 dc into corner,
*1 dc in each dc across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 27 (27, 29, 29) dc)

Round 4:
Ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1) into corner,
*[1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] repeat across, 1 dc in last st before corner, (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 ch and sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 15 (15, 16, 16) ch-1 spaces)

Round 5:
Ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1) into corner,
*[1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] repeat across, 1 dc in last st before corner, (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 ch and sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 17 (17, 18, 18) ch-1 spaces)

Round 6 – 29 (33, 37, 41):
Repeat round 2, 3, 4, 5 six (seven, eight, nine) more times

Stitch count overview

Here you can find an overview of the amount of stitches you should have on each side for your size.

stitch count such simple poncho

Tassels

Ch 120 (120, 130, 130) or until it measures 30 (30, 32, 32)”.

Weave through the first row of chain spaces.

Make 2 tassels and attach to both ends.

How to make tassels

1. Wound yarn around your phone 25 times. Cut two more strands.

2. Add a knotted cord on top.

3. Knot a strand around the tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot.

4. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot) and trim the ends.

Tadaa!

How to make tassels for a crochet shawl - with Lion Brand Mandala yarn

Share a picture of your poncho

I would love to see the poncho you made and the different yarn/color choices. Please share some pictures on Facebook and Instagram. You can tag me on Instagram with my username @wilmawestenberg. Don’t forget to add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here.

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna L Beck
    2 September 2020 at 2:40 am

    I am confused about which size hook to use? us it a6 mm or N/P which is a size 10mm?

  • Reply
    Stephanie L Deese
    28 August 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Wilma, I am a big fan of your patterns, love the designs and the patterns are easy to follow. Loved the Such Simple Shawl (have made several) and the Perfect Gift Poncho, and am excited to try this Such Simple Poncho soon! Thank you!!!!

  • Reply
    Susan C Mason
    28 August 2020 at 6:14 pm

    What’s the total yardage for XL size?

  • Reply
    Jen
    28 August 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you for a beautiful pattern and the beautiful person you are.for so long I have looked for a pattern such as this and I plan on making many for Christmas gifts in each persons’ favorite color.i am so happy to have found the perfect pattern.
    Again,thank you so very much.

  • Reply
    Susan
    28 August 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I love your patterns, easy to follow , great videos. I’ve made many of your shawls. I was wondering if you would be interested in making patterns for shawls or wraps that are rectangle shaped and using the variety of crochet you use in your triangle shape shawls. I would definitely buy the patterns. Thank you for all your hard work.

  • Reply
    Becky
    25 August 2020 at 6:26 am

    Wilma, I love your smile! I know that you don’t show it often, but you should. Let the light shine that God gave you.

    Your patterns are wonderful too.
    I’ve purchased a number of them.

  • Reply
    Deb W
    19 August 2020 at 11:56 pm

    I completely agree about paying for a pattern and not complaining! For goodness sake, Wilma gives us beautiful patterns, great video tutorials and she is always so gracious and giving of her time and skills. For the one who does not seem to appreciate what Wilma does, there is twenty more who love her work and are very grateful for everything she does.

  • Reply
    Ines
    19 August 2020 at 2:31 am

    Thank you Wilma for sharing this wonderful and easy pattern ❤
    Jennifer, you couldn’t have said it better

  • Reply
    Tina
    18 August 2020 at 2:48 am

    Lovely! Thank you so much ❤

  • Reply
    Karen
    17 August 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Love your patterns they are easy to follow, thank you.

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    GeorgeZef
    14 August 2020 at 3:44 pm

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    Barbara
    13 August 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I am looking for a poncho for my Granddaughter and this one would work.
    Unfortunately there is no print button or link to print it off… disappointing.

    • Reply
      Jenifer A.
      14 August 2020 at 5:34 am

      Here’s a suggestion from someone who doesn’t know Wilma but loves her work: go to Etsy like I’m going to do and spend the $3.11 to get a printable copy instead of complaining on a free blog page. Creators like Wilma who write these patterns and share them don’t make money for their hard work unless people are willing to make the effort. Don’t be cheap.

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