Modern Poncho Knitting Patterns
These stylish modern ponchos are quicker and easier ways to add a warm layer to your wardrobe for use year-round. Many are just one or two knit pieces seamed together. Great for gifts!
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Easy Boat Neck Poncho
Easy poncho pattern is knit sideways in a 2-row 4-stitch repeat that looks great in multi-color yarn. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 5 sizes from small to xx-large. Designed by Michele Maks for Red Heart.
Cabled capelet with ribbed cowl neck. Designed by Berroco Design Team
Lynne Vogel’s Denizen is an asymmetrical poncho with a lace panel flanked by sideways knitted stockinette panels and finished with crochet. She provides instructions for “crocheting” with knitting needles. Pictured project by Schafsinn.
Cascade Topper Poncho
Love the color blocking in this poncho that is knit as two rectangles that are sewn together with stitches picked up for the color. Designed by Brian Smith
Lorna Miser’s easy poncho features double moss stitch, a ribbed cowl collar, and two pockets. Quick knit in Super Bulky Yarn.
This poncho from Purl Soho features a woven slip stitch texture with overlapping front, turtleneck and arm holes.
This cuffed poncho design by Martin Storey is knit sideways and features elegant cable patterns.
Julie Farmer’s lightweight poncho with lace panel is knit in just one piece and then joined at one shoulder while binding off. Pictured project by the designer. The project on the pattern page is in variegated yarn but I thought the solid showed off the lace better.
Berroco designed this split cowl neck poncho that is knit in two pieces.
Easy and fast poncho knits up quickly in jumbo yarn on size 15 needles. The garter lace pattern is a simple 4 stitch 1 row repeat in Cathy Payson’s design.
Reversible Brioche Poncho
Stunning turtleneck poncho by ABC Knitting Patterns. SIZE: S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X
This easy fringed poncho from Texyarns is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
This easy fringed poncho from Lana Grossa features a mitered pattern formed by 2 decrease stitches in the center.
Fair Isle Poncho & Arm Warmers
Matching set of poncho and mitts by Diane Moyer
Blanket Poncho and Bag
This poncho from Patons features cables and turtleneck, and comes with a matching pattern for a purse.
Cabled and Collared Poncho
A quick project knit with two strands of yarn together on big needles. Some knitters at Ravelry changed the collar to a turtleneck or left the collar off completely.
This cabled poncho by Texyarns looks great in multi-color yarn.
This ethereal poncho by Emily Nora O’Neil for Berroco uses three alternating yarns to create a soft and beautiful, lace fabric.
Boat Neck Poncho
This easy beginner pattern by Cathy Payson for Red Heart features super bulky yarn, a simple shape and easy stitch pattern to make a quick fashion statement.
On the Prowl Poncho
This fun fur poncho from Universal Yarn features a ribbed collar. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Tri-Color Lace Poncho
The Summer Poncho is designed by Susan Whitmore
Patterns for Purchase
Versatile poncho is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
Lace Sampler Poncho
Customizable sampler stitch poncho.
Dianne Cabled Poncho
Easy cable poncho with a slight cowl neck by jenniferwenger
El Matador Cape
Can be worn loose like a poncho but also has buttons to create sleeves.
Love the unusual look of this sleeved poncho with the mitered diamonds, picot edge and the ribbed cuffs.
Scarlet Sage Poncho
With its slipped stitches and lace work, this poncho is made simply by knitting a rectangle and seaming a portion of one side. One of 6 patterns in Berroco #340, Maya™ Vol 2 which is on sale at the time I posted this.
Hawthorne Hooded Poncho
This poncho featueres textured welt stitch, a hood, and armholes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
Easy beginner level poncho pattern with cowl neck and two front pockets. To fit: S (M, L). Recommended yarn on pattern page.
Toasty Asymmetrical Knitted Poncho With Cowl Collar
This poncho features a firm, dense and luxuriously deep texture stitch that never sags out of shape. There is a crocheted edge but you could probably replace it with a knit edge.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!