The simple summer poncho crochet pattern was designed with summer in mind. However, it can be worn in any type of weather to add a touch of warmth. The crochet poncho works up fairly quick due to the open stitch that is used. It’s easy to adjust in size, and you can wear it two ways for a completely different look as shown below.
You can wear it with the point in the middle, which makes the poncho look longer than it actually is. Notice you also have another point at each side.
Or wear it square for a super elegant look. At the length that is shown, it’s almost like a nice evening wrap. But if you were to crochet it longer, it can serve as a light jacket or a cover-up.
The yarn for this poncho was provided by Red Heart. It’s the new Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (affiliate link) yarn. They sent me one skein, which was just enough for a nice summer poncho for myself. The length is not very long, but I’m short, so it worked out good for me. If you want to make it longer, you will need at least two skeins of this yarn.
A little about this yarn… I really enjoyed working with this yarn. It was easy to work with and I enjoyed how the colors changed as I crocheted.
Also, the yarn used here is acrylic, but you could easily substitute with your favorite summer cotton and make adjustments for the neck opening as needed in a multiple of 8. As for the length, simply continue in pattern until you reach it.
I wanted to rework this poncho in a cotton yarn, but I couldn’t find one I liked from Red Heart and so I went with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. I really like how it turned out especially after blocking.
Simple Crochet Summer Poncho
Skill Level: Easy
Materials & Measurements for Super Saver Poncho:
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 10 oz/283g – 482 yds/440m) 1 ball for poncho as shown.
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 11 sc = 4″.
Finished Size: XS/Teen. XS/Teen. Measuring from point to point from the neckline down it measures approximately 17″. Measuring in between the corner points from the neckline down it measures 12.5″.
Materials & Measurements for 24/7 Cotton Poncho:
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – 24/7 Cotton (Medium, #4; 100% Mercerized Cotton; 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m) 7 balls.
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge before blocking: 12 sc = 4″.
Gauge After blocking: 9 sc = 4″.
Finished Size: Measuring from point to point from the neckline down it measures approximately 34″. Measuring in between the corner points from the neckline down it measures 21.5″.
- Neck opening can be increased in multiples of 8. Then to establish corners, divide your number of chains by 4.
- Example: 80÷4=20. In this case you would mark off every 20th chain as your corner chain. Then work 3 hdc into each marked chain for the corners, and 1 hdc in each unmarked chain.
- Can be crocheted as long as desired by repeating Rnds 4 and 5.
- Mark off corner stitches if needed.
- A (tr, ch 1) is worked in between each hdc set, including before and after each corner hdc set.
- Turn after each round up to last round before the single crochets. The last round is worked from the same side as the last half double crochet round.
Ch 72 (or any multiple of 8) join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, 3 hdc in same ch as join (first corner hdc set made, place marker in middle hdc of corner set), hdc in next 17 chs, *3 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 17 chs; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. Turn. [80 hdc]
Rnd 2: Sl st into first st, ch 5 (counts as first tr and ch-1 sp, now and throughout pattern), *[sk next st, (tr, ch 1) in next st]; up to corner hdc set, sk next st, (tr, ch 1) 3 times into middle hdc of corner hdc set, (place marker in middle tr to mark corner); rep from * around; join with sl st in first tr (4th ch). Turn. [48 ch-1 sps]
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first ch-1 sp (first hdc set made), 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, *3 hdc in corner tr, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp and into each ch-1 sp up to corner tr; rep from * around ending last rep when you get back to first hdc set; join with sl st in first hdc. Turn. [108 hdc]
Rnd 4: Ch 5, (tr, ch 1) in between next hdc set and in between each hdc set to corner hdc set; *sk next hdc, (tr, ch 1) 3 times into next hdc, (tr, ch 1) before next hdc set and in between each hdc set to corner; rep from * around ending last rep when you get back to first tr; join with sl st in first tr (4th ch). Turn. [64 ch-1 sps]
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first ch-1 sp and into each ch-1 sp up to corner tr, *3 hdc in corner tr, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp and into each ch-1 sp up to corner tr; rep from * around ending last rep when you get back to first hdc set; join with sl st in first hdc. Turn. [140 hdc]
Rnds 6-19 (29): Rep Rnds 4 and 5 until desired length, omitting last turn at last rnd. I worked the acrylic poncho for 19 rounds, and the cotton is shown for 29 rounds.
Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around working 3 sc into each corner. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
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If you enjoy this summer poncho pattern, you might also enjoy this granny square poncho, which is also perfect for summer. Another recommendation would the roundup for Crocheted Summer Ponchos… or visit CPB for more Crochet Poncho Patterns.