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,* 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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12 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

  6. Danae

    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?

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

  7. Mary

    I am experiencing the same frustration as Tanya, and I am clicking on the very first download link. It just spins you round and back … you really need to fix this. It is extremely frustrating. How about this, can you please give me the PDF link to the “The Fastest, Easiest Crochet Poncho Pattern Ever” so that I just click once. Please. This is for a gift.

    • Hi Mary,

      Please check your downloads folder on your computer. As stated at the top of the pattern vault, as soon as you click that first link the file is automatically downloaded to your computer. What seems like a loop is simply your computer’s way of indicating that the download is completed.
      Inside your downloads folder, you will find a file called “Everywhere Poncho.” If you’ve clicked more than once, you will likely find multiple copies of the file in your downloads folder and you can go ahead and delete the duplicates.

      I hope this helps,

  8. Mary

    Hello Pam,

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

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