I always loved wearing ponchos as a kid in the 1970s. One of the ponchos was a colorful granny-squared variety that my Mom crocheted by hand. I always threw on the poncho when the weather was cool and dry. It made me feel like a cool boho girl from L.A. even though I lived in suburban NYC.
Ponchos are great for mild fall and winter weather. They are a wonderful alternative to sweaters; they are portable layers that travel well. Poncho projects are not as complicated as sweater projects, so they are perfect for beginner knitters or crocheters.
Ponchos are rectangular garments that drape over the head. They usually have a hole for the head and fit over the body like sweaters. Unlike sweaters, they are loose, sleeveless garments, so the arms and shoulders move freely.
So, if you’re ready to make a poncho, check out some of my favorites:
Catalunya Colorblock Poncho by One Dog Woof:
Aspen Relaxed Knit Poncho by Mama in a Stitch:
Sarucha by Christa Hartmann on Ravelry:
Fall Poncho by Crazy Cool Crochet:
Wasilla Poncho by A Crocheted Simplicity:
Greyscale Poncho by Make and Do Crew:
Alsace Poncho by Hopeful Honey:
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