Easy poncho knitting patterns. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 2/27/23
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Easy poncho with body knit flat in garter stitch wedges and shaped with short rows for a flattering silhouette. Neckline is picked up and knit. DK weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Great project for self-striping or gradient yarn. The poncho is knit flat in a 2 row repeat eyelet lace. After seaming, the collar is picked up and knit in rib. Aran weight yarn. 2 Sizes. Poncho in Lang Yarns Alpaca Dégradé. Available in English, Dutch, German, Italian
Fade to Grey Poncho
Simple but interesting construction on this poncho. It's knit in the round from the bottom in ribbing and the turtleneck collar is formed by decreased and smaller ribbing, without picking up stitches. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sophia Rosa
Garter Lace Poncho
Easy poncho knit flat in two pieces with in eyelet diamonds on a garter stitch background. Ribbed turtleneck collar is picked up and knit. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat
Simple Knitted Cape
This poncho is knit flat in one piece and creates a faux multidirectional design by alternating a 2 row repeat broken rib with a 4 row repeat ridged pattern, separated by eyelet rows. Can also be worn as a shawl. 4 Sizes but I imagine it would be easy to customize the size. Designed by Woman's Weekly. Aran weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
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Sampler poncho knit flat in two pieces with gansey inspired textures Diamond Brocade Stitch, Mistake Rib Stitch, Double Moss Stitch, and ribbing. The side edges are picked up and knit, but you could substitue a different side edging of your choice as you knit. Bulky weight yarn. 3035 Poncho designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio. May only be free for a limited time.
Striped poncho knit in the round from the top down with eyelet neck and hem. No picking up stitches though it starts with magic loop. Designed for 7 colors, it's a great stash buster, though a kit is also available. 3 Sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii.
More Free Patterns
Easy poncho knit flat in one piece and seamed with a border of a slipped stitch texture. Want a shawl instead? Just don't seam when you're done. Sport weight yarn. 15 Bingo Poncho in Lana Grossa Cool Wool
Easy poncho knit half in knit stitches, with a ribbed hem and eye-catching but simple decreasing rib yoke. Worsted weight yarn. F984 Pima Rino Tweed Capelet designed by Plymouth Yarn
Easy poncho knit with a feather and fan lace 4 row repeat. Knit flat in one piece and neck finished with i-cord. Great showcase for gradient yarn. Bulky weight yarn. Poncho, S9966 designed by Schachenmayr
Easy poncho knit flat in one piece with a 12 row repeat basketweave texture with fringe. Seam for poncho or leave flat for a shawl. Great showcase for multicolored yarn. Aran weight yarn. Poncho, S9603 designed by Tanja Steinbach for Schachenmayr
Easy poncho knit flat in two identical pieces with a 6 row repeat cable and lace, then seamed. Great showcase for multicolored yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn
Mitered Diamond Poncho
Easy poncho with body knit flat in garter stitch and stockinette. Rolled neckline is picked up and knit. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Striped poncho with body knit flat in generally 4 row repeat. Sizes XS/SM (Fits bust 28-36"), Med/Lg (Fits bust 38-44"), XL/2XL (Fits bust 46-52"). Collar is picked up and knit. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim. A kit is also available.
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Easy poncho knit flat in one piece in a 2 row rib and seamed. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Knit with 2 strands of Fingering weight yarn held together. A kit is also available
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Easy poncho with sampler texture sections. All you need to know is how to cast/bind on and off, knit and purl stitches and combinations of these to form the different stitch patterns. Suitable for a confident beginner. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Heather Corcoran for TheLonelySea
Easy poncho with an ombré fabric created by working with two strands of yarn held together throughout and switching some of the strand colors. Great use for stash and leftover yarn. Knit flat as a large rectangle with buttonholes. Designed by Holli Yeoh
Poncho knit flat in two rectangles. 8 sizes Designer says it is suitable for beginners. Bulky yarn. Designed by Jennifer Thompson for Bromefields
Seeded Stripes Poncho
Easy poncho knit flat in what looks like two identical pieces with a variation of seed or moss stitch and ribbing. Sizes XSm/Med and Lge/XXLge. Aran yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
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