Open sided poncho style tops. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 5/22/23
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Open-sided pullover with panels of mock cables framed by a 6-row repeat herringbone slipped stitch texture. Sizes Extra Small/Small (Medium/Large, 1X/2X, 3X/4X). Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn. DK weight yarn.
Tabard style pullover poncho with a lace panel in front, ribbed v neck, and tassels. Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands. Aran weight yarn. Web version is free, pdf is available for purchase.
Knit in 2 panels in a 12 row repeat. Size 30” by 15” not including the self-making fringe. Designed by Made in America Yarns. Bulky weight yarn.
Nomad Wrap Poncho
Knit flat as a square with stranded geometric border. Wear the design at the ends of each arm, or turn the wrap so the design is at the bottom of the front and back. Sizes: XS - 2XL. Designed by Therese Chynoweth. DK weight yarn.
Linen Stitch Poncho
Seamed Wrap can be worn with seam to the side or front with open sides like a vest. Knit flat in one piece and seamed with a 2 row repeat Linen Stitch with a 2 color Linen Stitch Stripe. 3 Sizes. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Lace Panel Poncho
This poncho is knit with a 4 row repeat that includes the lace stitch panel, ridge stitch side panels, and borders. Knit in 2 rectangles and seamed. Designed by Caron Design Team
More Free Patterns
Before The Rain Tunic
Poncho vest with open sides closed with tabs and with a diamond lattice texture section. Sizes XS - XL. Designed by Inese Sang. Worsted weight yarn.
Cable Detail Poncho
Poncho knit flat as one rectangle with neck opening in an 8 row repeat cable on moss stitch. 2 options for neckline: cowl neck or collar. Sizes 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult. Designed by Hayfield. Aran weight yarn.
Color Block Poncho
Poncho knit flat in 2 pieces in a 4 row repeat with neck added. 2 Sizes fitting XS to 3XL. Designed by Brittany from B.Hooked. Sport weight yarn.
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- Get the recommended Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Bhooked Small Poncho 15 Ball Color Pack
Easy Quick Poncho and Cowl for Adult and Child Sizes
Tabard style poncho is worked in 2 identical pieces: Front and Back. The armholes are made by sewing buttons at underarms. Cowl is work flat and seamed. Poncho sizes: Child's 4-6 years, (6-8 years, 10-12 years, Adult S/M, L/1X). Designed by Lisa Carnahan for Lion Brand. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Lana D'Oro Poncho
Cowl neck pullover poncho with buttoned sides knit with a 4-row repeat lace pattern. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL. Designed by Vera Sanon for Cascade Yarns. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by Anja1973 and Wollbine11.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns® Alpaca Lana D'Oro at Amazon
The hood and eyelet lace make this poncho design by Linda Wolthuis unique. Knit in one piece from the bottom front to bottom back, you knit the front tab and neck opening as you go. The hood is created by picking up stitches at the neck opening.
Tri-Color Lace Poncho
Knit flat in 2 pieces with a reversible eyelet stitch and seamed.The Summer Poncho is designed by Susan Whitmore. Pictured project by DebraGreif. Rated easy by Ravelrers
Patterns for Purchase
Pullover poncho open at sides and buttoned together knit in 2 color brioche-tuck featuring a brioche “cable” traveling from one side of the piece to the other Sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Paola Albergamo.
Margo Poncho for Adults or Children
Pullover poncho open at sides and buttoned together. Worked flat in two pieces (front and back). Both the front and back feature an easy faux cable stitch pattern that is fun and interesting to knit. The back piece is longer than the front, creating a more modern silhouette. Two versions: Adult version sizes S/M (L/XL). Child version sizes 4-5 (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15) yrs. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Smith.
- See more pics and get the ADULT knitting pattern at Lovecrafts
- See more pics and get the CHILD version
Highland Cabled Poncho
Poncho buttoned on the sides knit with large cables worked on a reverse stockinette background with some simple neck shaping. The poncho knits up quickly in a chunky yarn. Finished Size: S/M - 22”(56cm) long and 22.5”(57cm)wide. L/XL - 24” (61cm) long and 28”( 71cm) wide. Designed by BiggerthanlifeKnits.
Easy Poncho Top
Open-sided pullover tabard style poncho knit flat with seed stitch shoulders, lace bodice, and stockinette. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X. Rated easy by the designer. Aran weight. Designed by Andi Javori. Included in Casual Weekend Knits - 25 Go Anywhere Knit Projects.
- See more pics and get the Casual Weekend Knits (digital download or paperback) at Leisure Arts for as low as $9.99
- Get the recommended Lion Brand Feels Like Butta (16+ colors)
- Get the paperback on Amazon (Prime available)
Easy beginner level poncho pattern with cowl neck and two front pockets. To fit: S (M, L). Recommended yarn on pattern page.