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?


  • 460 yards of super bulky (6) weight yarn.
    • I used Lion Brand Hometown USA (4 oz (113 g) , 64 yds (59 m), 100% acrylic) in the Little Rock Granite colorway.
  • Crochet hook US size P (11.50 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • The FREE printable PDF file of this pattern (Available in my free pattern library. Don’t have a password? Request access here.)



  • 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.


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

Special Stitches:

Shell Stitch:  5DC in the same st.



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,* 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 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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7 thoughts on “The Fastest, Easiest Crochet Poncho Pattern Ever

  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. Jo

    I would love to try this pattern but I have some questions:
    -If you used a 4 weight yarn, does that mean you used 2 strands together?
    -How many yards of 4 weight did you use?
    -what are the finished dimensions of your rectangle?

  3. Looks cozy and warm!!

  4. Your web site is very confusing and frustrating. I subscribed and got the password. Every time I used it to dowload the pattern for the poncho, it kept looping around and I could not diwnload it. What a heck of an entanglement just for a pattern!

    • Hi Tanya, I’m sorry you feel that way. In most cases, when someone is looping it’s because the wrong link is being clicked. Be sure to click on the very first link for the pattern. When you do, it will automatically download to your device and the PDF will be found in your downloads folder. If you need further help, please let me know and I’d be happy to send the file to you directly.


  5. Jenelle

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

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

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