Men’s Classic Poncho – Free Crochet Pattern


about 450 – 500 g DK yarn (I used King Cole acrylic yarn in 3 colours: blizzard, denim and charcoal)


mens classic crochet poncho tutorial free pattern


Please note that names of the stitches vary, this is UK pattern, click through for UK to US crochet stitches conversion chart.

stitches used: chain (ch), treble (tr), half treble (htr), slip stitch (ss)


  • multiply of 3 ch times 2 + 1 ch (I stared with 96 ch + 1 ch base)
  • connect two ends of the chain with  ss


  • 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 tr and then continue with 2 more tr into chain of the base, 1 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr etc. Once you have 8 groups of tr work the corner adding 2 ch instead of 1 (mark it with marker or safety pin).
  • Work 16 groups of 3 tr with 1 ch in between.
  • Create another corner adding 2 ch instead of 1 ch and mark it.
  • Work the last 8 groups of 3 dc.
  • Finish the round with ss into 3 ch of the first tr, do not cut the yarn.

crochet poncho for men pattern tutorial step by step


  • Whenever you want to make different colour strip just connect new yarn leaving the previous one still connected.
  • Starting with 3 ch for the first tr and 2 more tr in between groups of 3 tr from the previous round, 1 ch and again 3 tr.
  • Once you will reach the corner work 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr and then again 3 tr into spaces between groups of 3 tr.
  • Continue like this for as many rounds as it is needed to make poncho long enough.


  • Work 2 ch for first htr and then htr all the way around poncho, even the corners to finish it off.


I finished the poncho with round of htr around the neck.

  • Work 2 ch and then htr around the neck without creating the corners again.


If you are using more than 2 – 3 colours you may need to cut the yarn and attach new colour each row not to get tangled.

More crochet poncho patterns.

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Your thoughts…

  1. frieda fereno says:

    I am looking forward to hearing from you. I love this poncho and thank you.

  2. are you on Ravlery as I am trying to link to you

  3. Hi Brenda, no I’m not on Ravelry. I do not publish crochet patterns in other places than this website.

  4. Patricia Holbrook says:

    Hi Margot, can you please tell me how many balls of each colour the pattern uses? Thanks –

  5. 450 – 500 g DK yarn altogether, I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly how many balls of each. I made this poncho over two years ago…

  6. Trying to get foundation row. 3 tr per stitch or is it 3 tr in as many stitches then a chain one but don’t skip a chain, or do I skip a chain?

  7. I also have a question on this pattern on Foundation round its 3tr ch 1 do you skip any stitches or continue 3tr ch1 in each base chain?

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