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Extremely Easy Crochet Granny Square Poncho Pattern

Posted on: 3rd Mar 2013

crochet square poncho free pattern

This poncho is made on granny square base, instead of starting with small circle inside I started with large, empty square of 20 x 20 (80 all together) chains which turned out a bit too big for my two year old but she is growing so fast it will be just right in no time…

easy crochet poncho pattern


  • couple of colours of double knitting yarn (I used 5 colours: beige, kiwi green, lilac, rose pink and chocolate brown) – about 350 g – 400 g all together
  • 2 handmade pom poms


  • crochet hooks (I used 4.00 mm one to crochet and 5.00 mm to make frills)


stitches used: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), triple crochet (tr), slip stitch (sl)

easy crochet poncho for spring


  • multiply of 4 ch + 1 ch (I stared with 80 ch + 1 ch base)
  • connect two ends of the chain with  sl

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  • This is the most important part, counting stitches is crucial, otherwise poncho won’t be even. The beginning will be place where all rows will be connected, therefore we need to start half way in between corners, not on the edge.
  • Work 3 ch instead of first dc and then continue with 9 more tr into each chain of the base.
  • Then work 4 ch to create the corner and 20 dc into each chain of the base.
  • Again 4 ch for the corner and then 20 dc.
  • One more 4 ch corner, 20 dc and 4 ch for the last corner.
  • Work last 10 dc and finish the row with sl into 3 ch of the first dc.


  • Start with a new colour the same way like in the previous row, starting with 3 ch for the first dc and then continue with dc in between stitches from the previous row.
  • Once you will reach the corner chains work 2 tr into the chains of the base, 4 extra ch to create a new corner and again 2 tr into the chain base.
  • Continue like this for as many rounds as it is needed to make poncho long enough.

girls poncho with pom poms

LAST ROUND (the most time consuming)

  • Start the round with colour you will be using for frills.
  • Work 2 ch for first hdc and then hdc all the way around poncho, even the corners.
  • Cut pieces of the yarn and tie into each dc stitch, I tied 3 pieces of yarn into each of them – use larger crochet hook to pull the yarn through the holes.

DIY pom poms


Using the same colour as frills I finished the poncho with scallop pattern around the neck and then chain with pom-poms as this is child poncho and I needed possibility of adjusting the size.

  • First row: work 2 ch and then sc around the neck without creating the corners again.
  • Second row: work 1 sc 2 dc 1 sc into every second stitch to create the scallops.

Make chain long enough to be tied into bow, thread it into the scalloped neck finish.

Create two pom-poms and attach them to the ends of the chain.


If you are making poncho from one colour you can decorate it with some flowers or other little embellishments.

It is much easier to use two or three colours only, then you don’t have to cut and tie yarn all the time. I started working on second, two tone poncho for my older daughter… I will add more photos once it is finished.

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With thanks to my husband who was helping me to tie the frills… it took us 3 evenings :)

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  1. very cute shawl

  2. Could you please let me know what yarn you got exactly?

  3. I used standard DK yarn, not sure of the brand now, I had it at home for a very long time…

  4. Adorable! I am autistic and have difficulty with abbreviations: does “tr” mean “triple crochet?” It is not listed as a stitch used, but the first 9 stitches of the foundation row call for it as well as the corners of consecutive rows. Thanks for your help!

  5. Hi Karen, yes, it is triple crochet, I have added it to the list of stitches… thank you for noticing!!!

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