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:

Easy knit modern poncho. Photo by Jeune Girl Studio
photo via One Dog Woof


Aspen Relaxed Knit Poncho by Mama in a Stitch:

photo via Mama in a Stitch


Sarucha by Christa Hartmann on Ravelry:


Fall Poncho by Crazy Cool Crochet:

free crochet pattern crochet fall poncho
photo via Crazy Cool Crochet



Wasilla Poncho by A Crocheted Simplicity:

Free Crochet Pattern - Wasilla Poncho by A Crocheted Simplicity #freecrochetpattern #crochetponcho #crochet #womensponcho #lionbrandmandala #crochetponchopattern
photo via A Crocheted Simplicity


Greyscale Poncho by Make and Do Crew:

Minimalist crochet poncho pattern that is perfect to pair with leather boots and jeans for a DIY fall outfit idea. The turtleneck cowl and pocket add an extra dose of cozy!
photo via Make and Do Crew


Alsace Poncho by Hopeful Honey:

photo via Hopeful Honey


I love hearing from you! If you have any comments or suggestions, please post them in the Comments section below.

Happy crafting!

Spinster Simone 🙂


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