The simple summer poncho 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.
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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.
Crochet Pattern Information:
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 10 oz/283g – 482 yds/440m)
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 11 sts = 4″, 6 rows = 3.75″
Finished Size: XS/Teen. Measures approximately 17″ from neckline to bottom point. From neckline straight down measures 12.5″. Opening for neck area is 6.25″x4 for 25.25″ around.
Neck opening can be increased in multiples of 8. Then to establish corners in Rnd 1, add 2 sts before each corner for each multiple of 8 that you increase from given pattern.
Can be crocheted as long as desired by repeating Rnds 4 and 5.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Mark off each corner stitch to make it easy to see where increases go for the next round.
1. On the rounds with the hdc sts, place marker in second of the three sts made in corner.
2. On rounds with the (tr, ch 1) sts, place marker in 2nd of the 3 tr’s made in the corner.
A (tr, ch 1) is worked in between each hdc set, including before and after each corner hdc set.
Simple Summer Poncho Crochet Pattern
Ch 72 (or any multiple of 8) join with sl st in back bump of first ch making sure there are no twists in ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, 3 hdc in same ch as join (first corner hdc set made, place marker in corner (center) hdc for increase in next round), 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), *sk next st, (tr, ch 1) in next st; rep from * up to corner hdc set, sk next st, (tr, ch 1) 3 times into corner hdc, place marker in corner (center) tr for increase in next round; 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 (place marker in corner hdc), 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; *sk next hdc, (tr, ch 1) 3 times into next (corner) hdc, place marker in corner tr; (tr, ch 1) in between next hdc set and in between each hdc set to corner; rep from * around ending last rep when you get back to first tr with a (tr, ch 1) in between last hdc set; 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, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp and into each ch-1 sp up to corner tr, *3 hdc in corner tr (place marker in corner hdc), 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: Rep Rnds 4 and 5 until desired length.
Rnd 20: 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.
Did you make this pattern? Let us know below your favorite way to wear it.
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.