Our Best Crochet Poncho Patterns

Love them or hate them, ponchos are having A Moment. They’ve been having one for a while, actually, and although I was skeptical at first, ponchos have won me over. If you’re a poncho convert like me—or a life-long poncho believer—you’re in luck, because Interweave has put out some pretty great crochet poncho patterns over the years.

Check out some of our most popular ponchos in the list below, then choose your favorite and stitch up a trendy piece that’s sure to become a go-to layer!

Photo by Chris Demsey

Photo by Chris Demsey

#1: Lavena Poncho

Your favorite Interweave poncho pattern is Bonnie Barker’s lovely piece from Celtic Cable Crochet. Three types of cables combine with ribbing at the neck and edges to create a gorgeous poncho that’s sophisticated enough for walking around the city, but cozy enough for an evening at home on the couch.


Photo by Harper Point Photography

Photo by Harper Point Photography

#2: Lady Blue Warmer

Coming in at number 2 is this almost dainty number from Interweave Crochet Winter 2011. The elegant lace pattern and touch of sparkle from the beads make this poncho from Renee Rodgers perfect for special occasions.


Photo by Harper Point Photography

Photo by Harper Point Photography

#3: Hondius Way Pullover

If you’re feeling a little avant-garde, try this sweater-poncho hybrid from Interweave Crochet Fall 2017. One side has a sleeve like a traditional sweater; the other side is open and loose like a poncho. The lace stitch highlights the unusual construction of Natasha Robarge’s bold but gorgeous garment.


Photo by Harper Point Photography

Photo by Harper Point Photography

#4: Urban Poncho

This project by Jane Howorth has been one of my favorites since it came out in the Spring 2017 issue of Interweave Crochet, so I’m glad to see that you all love it, too! The open Art Deco–inspired stitches are eye-catching and sophisticated, and the flowing lines flatter all body types.


Photo by Harper Point Photography

Photo by Harper Point Photography

#5: Mixlace Poncho

Denise LaVoie mixes lace patterns in this dramatic poncho from Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 that’s great for both special occasions and everyday wear. Make it in a single hue—black or cream would be lovely—to wear over dresses at parties or concerts, or try it in a gradient yarn to create a great everyday piece.


Photo by Joe Coca

Photo by Joe Coca

#6: Sycamore Poncho

This versatile piece from Lily Chin is a bit of an oldie, but it’s a goodie! Featured in Interweave Crochet Fall 2010, this lightweight piece includes both solid stitches and a mesh pattern, and it can be worn multiple ways. Try it with the solid sections in front and back for a traditional look, or mix it up and put the mesh section in front!


Photo by Harper Point Photography

Photo by Harper Point Photography

#7: Cuddle Up Poncho

Interweave Crochet Editor Sara Dudek designed this cozy poncho from the Winter 2018 issue. The simple stitches are great for garment beginners, but crocheters of all abilities will want to make this piece that’s perfect for cuddling up in front of the fireplace.

I hope this list has inspired you to start crocheting your own poncho! These versatile garments are great layering pieces any time of year—and with a variety of colors and stitch patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find one that complements your personal style.

Happy poncho crocheting!
Rachel


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