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Modern Poncho Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 9, 2016 | Accessories, Featured, Shawls

Poncho Knitting Patterns. Most patterns are free

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!

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Alexis Poncho

Alexis Poncho

Quick poncho knit in 2 rectangles knit in seed stitch, cable, and ribbing. Collar is knit separately and sewn on. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sisters in Wool. Available in English and French


Free Knitting Pattern for 2 Row Repeat Cozy Up Poncho

Cozy Up Poncho

Rectangular poncho with buttoned sides is knit in a 2 row repeat broken rib stitch. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Easy 2 Row Repeat Boat Neck Poncho

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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for River Poncho

River Poncho

Cabled capelet with ribbed cowl neck. Designed by Berroco Design Team

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Free Knitting Pattern for Denizen Poncho

Denizen Poncho

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cascade Topper Poncho

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Pocket Poncho

Pocket Poncho

Lorna Miser’s easy poncho features double moss stitch, a ribbed cowl collar, and two pockets. Quick knit in Super Bulky Yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for City Cape

City Cape

This poncho from Purl Soho features a woven slip stitch texture with overlapping front, turtleneck and arm holes.

Free Knitting Pattern for Madison Poncho

Madison Poncho

This cuffed poncho design by Martin Storey is knit sideways and features elegant cable patterns.

Free Knitting Pattern for Voyager Poncho

Voyager Poncho

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Reversible Brioche Poncho

Reversible Brioche Poncho

Stunning turtleneck poncho by ABC Knitting Patterns. SIZE: S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X

Free Knitting Pattern for Nordico Poncho

Nordico Poncho

This easy fringed poncho from Lana Grossa features a mitered pattern formed by 2 decrease stitches in the center.

Free Knitting Pattern for Fair Isle Poncho and Arm Warmers

Fair Isle Poncho & Arm Warmers

Matching set of poncho and mitts by Diane Moyer

Free Knitting Pattern for Blanket Poncho and Bag

Blanket  Poncho and Bag

This poncho from Patons features cables and turtleneck, and comes with a matching pattern for a purse.

Free Knitting Pattern for Honeycomb Poncho

Honeycomb Poncho

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.

Free knitting pattern for Flutterwheel Poncho

Flutterwheel Poncho

Berroco designed this split cowl neck poncho that is knit in two pieces.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled and Collared Poncho

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Malemute Poncho

Malemute Poncho

This ethereal poncho by Emily Nora O’Neil for Berroco uses three alternating yarns to create a soft and beautiful, lace fabric.

Free knitting pattern for Boat Neck Poncho - Beginner pattern in super bulky yarn.

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for On the Prowl Poncho

On the Prowl Poncho

This fun fur poncho from Universal Yarn  features a ribbed collar. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Free Knitting Pattern for Tri-color Lace Poncho

Tri-Color Lace Poncho

The Summer Poncho is designed by Susan Whitmore

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Knotted Chain Poncho

Knotted Chain Poncho

This classic poncho with innovate 3-D detail is knit bottom-up in a single rectangular piece with no provisional cast-on, no cable needle, no grafting and no sewing.  DK weight. Designed by Ronnie Eldridge

Knitting Pattern for Escher Poncho

Escher Poncho

Love, love the geometric striped sections in this pullover wrap. The poncho is made in three separate striped and biased strips that are seamed together. A contrasting garter stitch border is added. Designed by Shaina Bilow

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Free Knitting Pattern for Boho Poncho

Boho Poncho

Versatile poncho is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Lace Sampler Poncho

Lace Sampler Poncho

Customizable sampler stitch poncho.

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Knitting Pattern for Dianne Cabled Poncho

Dianne Cabled Poncho

Easy cable poncho with a slight cowl neck by jenniferwenger

Knitting Pattern for El Matador Cape

El Matador Cape

Can be worn loose like a poncho but also has buttons to create sleeves.

Knitting Pattern for Mofu Poncho

Mofu Poncho

Love the unusual look of this sleeved poncho with the mitered diamonds, picot edge and the ribbed cuffs.

Knitting Pattern for Scarlet Sage Poncho

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.

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Knitting Pattern for Hawthorne Hooded Poncho

Hawthorne Hooded Poncho

This poncho featueres textured welt stitch, a hood, and armholes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Mirna Poncho

Mirna Poncho

Easy beginner level poncho pattern with cowl neck and two front pockets. To fit: S (M, L). Recommended yarn on pattern page.

Knitting Pattern for Toasty Asymmetrical Knitted Poncho With Cowl Collar

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.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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