This is very simple crochet poncho that I made for myself an uses mostly trebles that are my favourite of stitches because they can be worked almost without looking while watching movies…
Treble stitches here can be replaced here with even taller double treble crochet stitches.
about 450 – 500 g DK yarn (I used acrylic one to be able to wash my poncho in washing machine)
Please note that names of the stitches in UK & US vary, this is UK pattern, click through for crochet stitches conversion chart.
stitches used: chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half treble crochet (htr), triple crochet / treble (tr), slip stitch (ss)
- multiply of 2 ch + 1 ch (I stared with 100 ch + 1 ch base)
- connect two ends of the chain with ss
ROUND 1 (FOUNDATION ROUND)
- 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 19 more tr into each chain of the base.
- Then work 4 ch to create the corner and 50 tr into each chain of the base.
- Again 4 ch for the corner and then remaining 30 tr.
- Finish the round with ss to close the round, do not cut the yarn.
- Start with a new colour the same way like in the previous row (tie ends of both colours together on the back of the poncho), starting with 3 ch for the first tr and then continue with tr 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.
LAST ROUND (the most time consuming)
- Work 2 ch for first htr and then htr all the way around poncho, even the corners.
- Cut pieces of the yarn and tie into every second htr stitch, I tied 2 pieces of yarn (both colours) into each of them – use larger crochet hook to pull the yarn through the holes.
I finished the poncho with scallop pattern around the neck.
- First row: work 2 ch and then htr around the neck without creating the corners again.
- Second row: work 1 dc 2 htr 1 dc into every second stitch to create the scallops.
If you are making poncho from one colour you can decorate it with some flowers or other little embellishments.
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.