Poncho knitting patterns created by knitting one flat piece that is seamed. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 6/18/23
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Lace edged poncho knit flat in one piece with garter stitch and a 12 row repeat lace stitch, then seamed. Sizes S/M M/L. Aran weight yarn. S11010 designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
Poncho knit flat in one piece with an 8 row repeat and then seamed. Sizes Child, Adult XS, S, M, L, XL. Chunky weight yarn. Elle 7729 designed by Saprotex International Design Studio.
Lace poncho knit flat in one piece in a 10 row lace stitch, and seamed. Prefer a shawl - just don't seam. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
Poncho knit flat in one piece using a 8 row repeat all-over cable texture. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kathy Yurman.
Poncho knit flat in one piece using a 2 row repeat cable stitch. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sylvi Designs. Pictured project by designer and Knitgazing
Play of Waves Poncho
Poncho knit flat in one piece and seamed using an 8 row repeat drop stitch seam foam stitch. Can also be knit as a shawl. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ann Linderhjelm.
This poncho is knit flat in one piece with a cable and bobble pattern. 3 Sizes: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL. Aran weight yarn - pattern uses a strand of lace and sport weight yarns held together. Designed by DROPS design. Available in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and more
This poncho is knit flat in one piece with with alternating columns of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch and seamed. Rated easy by Ravelrers. 2 Sizes. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
Old Bridge Poncho
This poncho is knit flat in one piece with a 4 row repeat and seamed. Suitable for a beginner according to the designer. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
6 Row Repeat Lace Poncho
Pullover poncho knit flat in one rectangle with a 6 row repeat lace stitch and then seamed. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Designed by Lion Brand. Bulky weight yarn. Pictured project by Dmlagas.
Virtual Cable Poncho
This poncho is knit flat in one piece and seamed. Knit with stockinette rib and a 4 row repeat mock cable pattern. Worsted weight yarn on US size 7 needles. This pattern seems easy to me though it may be a little confusing for a beginner.
More Free Patterns
Warm Waves Poncho Wrap
Versatile wrap knit with chevron texture with lace borders. Because it's knit as long rectangle with buttons, it can be worn as a poncho, shawl, scarf, cowl, and more. Designed in self-striping cake yarn, it can also be knit in solid color. DK weight yarn. Designed by Ravin Sekai.
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This poncho is knit flat in one piece with a cable pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
Do What You Want
Verstale striped poncho knit flat in one piece and buttoned, so it can be worn many different ways. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emma Andersson.
Lace Cotton Ponchette
Designed by windloop, this flexible pattern can be adjusted for a shorter or longer length, more or less lace.
Love Joy Poncho
Pullover poncho knit in an easy 8 row repeat variation of moss stitch with a ribbed neckline. Knit flat in one piece and seamed, then collar knitted on. Knit with 2 strands of yarn together to form bulky weight. Designed by Evi Volf.
Mixtape Fringe Poncho
Pullover poncho knit with 2 row repeat broken seed stitch in 2 colors to create subtle color pattern and texture. Pictured project uses a neutral base and a soft-colored variegated yarn. Knit in one piece and folded with boat neck created in center. Detailed photo tutorial included. Designed by ChiWei Ranck. Sizes XS - 2XL. Aran weight yarn. Web version is free. PDF available on Etsy.
Catalunya Colorblock Poncho
Easy poncho knit in stripes in a garter stitch rectangle and seamed. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Suitable for beginners according to designer ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
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Easy Peasy Poncho
Knit flat in one rectangle. DK yarn. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Tina Irving. Pictured project by kathinka14
Color-blocked poncho is knit with a 2 row repeat version of the broken rib stitch. Knit flat in one piece and seamed. Worsted yarn. Designed by Vanessa Ewing. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
Mira Monte Poncho
This poncho is knit with simple, one-row repeat based on broken garter ribbing that works well with variegated yarn. Designed by Andra Asars.
I Want That Wrap
This poncho designed by Carolyn Kinghorn with buttons on the shoulders is not only easy to get on and off but converts to a wrap when unbuttoned. Rated very easy by most Ravelrers.
Patterns for Purchase
Step it Up Poncho
No longer free. Poncho knit flat in one piece in garter stitch with a stepped eyelet lace border, and seamed. Works great with gradient or ombre yarn. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Urth Yarns.
Striped lace poncho is worked flat in one piece and shaped into an asymmetrical shape, with only one seam to finish it off. Designed by Anniken Allis.
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.
Cabled poncho knit flat in 1 piece with a no-purl option. Worked in mainly stockinette with a dramatic cabled border, knit-in fringe and a cozy collar that can button up as a cowl. Written instructions or charts. Worsted weight. Designed by Carol Sunday
One piece poncho with an overall texture and celtic cable and other cables along edge. This poncho is knit flat as a long rectangle with one side finished with an i-cord, then folded, sides sewn together and neck trim added. Instructions are written and charted. DK weight. Designed by Paulina Popiolek
Ocean Current Poncho
This poncho combines chevron and stockinette in wrap that is knit flat in one piece and seamed. Sport yarn. Designed by Vanessa Ewing
This easy poncho is knit flat in easy knit and purl textures including moss, double moss and garter stitch. Designed by The Lonely Sea
Miriam Carole Poncho
This buttoned poncho with open collar is mostly stockinette stitch and is knit bottom-up in a single rectangular piece with no provisional cast-on, no cable needle, no rearranging stitches, no grafting and no sewing.
Versatile poncho is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.