The Fastest, Easiest Crochet Poncho Pattern Ever

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I don’t know about you but I may be, what you’d call, ‘garment avoidant’. Don’t get me wrong, I love garments…I love sweaters, wraps, cardigans, kimonos…all of them. And I especially like ponchos. However, I almost never make them because they take FOREVER to finish…and being a plus-sized girl, I can never be sure they’re going to fit right. That’s why I designed this fastest and easiest crochet poncho pattern ever.

This pattern works up in a matter of hours and can be easily adjusted for petite or plus-sized needs. And, while I don’t usually recommend that crochet sellers make garments (because they’re just not cost-effective), this design just might be the perfect addition to your craft fair inventory.

Super bulky, soft, and super-duper cozy, this poncho is the perfect pattern to whip up as a quick gift or something special just for you to wear everywhere….introducing, the Everywhere Poncho.

Are you ready to make your own?



  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • SK – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)


  • Read through the pattern before beginning to ensure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology
  • When there is a CH-2 at the beginning of a row/round, it IS counted as a stitch.
  • To increase the width, work starting chain in multiples of 6 + 1.
  • One size fits most. Finished measurements before seaming are 54″ x 18″.


Mid-shell to mid-shell X 3.5 rows = 4” square

Special Stitches:

Shell Stitch:  5DC in the same st.


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With (P) 11.50 mm hook, CH91, turn.

ROW 1:    SK 3 sts (counts as DC), 2DC in 4th CH from hook, *SK 2 sts, SC, SK 2 sts, 5 DC in next st,* repeat from * to * until 3 CH sts remain. SK 2 sts, SC in last st.

ROW 2:    CH3 (counts as DC here and throughout),  turn, 2 DC in 1st st, *SC in middle stitch of shell, 5DC in next SC of row below,* repeat * to * until only a half shell remains. SC in the top st of the turning CH.

ROWS 3 -19: Repeat ROW 2.

Add rows if you’d like a longer poncho.


Lay the poncho on the floor with the long edge toward you.

Fold from left to right so the fold is on the left side and edges are matched on the right.

Stitch across the top from the matched edges toward the fold, stopping 15” from the fold in order to leave an opening for the neck. 

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  1. This is SO cute Pam! As a designer I don’t often see someone else’s design that I want to make for myself (since I’m always feverishly working on my own)… but this one I might have to try! And I am right there with you on being garment pattern avoidant! 😛

  2. I’m having some issues getting started. In row one, are the 5 DC in one stitch, or each in a separate stitch?

    1. Hi Jenelle, Yes, the 5 DC are all in one stitch. Hope that helps! Pam

  3. This pattern is cute, thank you!! If I wanted to use a worsted weight yarn would I need to double strand it and still use the original size hook?

    1. Yes, I’d use a double strand. Then, just check if you like the length and make adjustments as necessary. Enjoy!

  4. Hello Pam,

    How many balls of yarn did it take to complete this poncho?

  5. Can you use a smaller hook for this poncho.

    1. Hi Lynn,
      Yes, you can use a smaller hook for this poncho, but the poncho will, likely, end up smaller. In that case, simply add more chains to the beginning chain in a multiple of six. Hope that helps!

  6. Hi!! I made this poncho last fall in a cranberry color and I LOVE it. It was easy to follow and I get so many compliments. Today I was looking for a wall hanging pattern so I did a variation of this stitch with an ivory yarn that I hung from a stick – so cute!! Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity with all.

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