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Lighter Poncho Knitting Patterns

by | Apr 8, 2017 | Clothing

Knitting Patterns for Spring and Summer Ponchos. Most patterns are free.

These lightweight ponchos are perfect for warmer weather in a variety of styles from beachwear to evening.

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.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Cocktails on Mykonos Poncho

Cocktails on Mykonos Poncho

Lacy poncho is perfect for spring/summer evenings or as a beach cover up. DK weight yarn. Both charted and written instructions. Designed by Heather McCall.


Free Knitting Pattern for Oak Wood Poncho

Oak Wood Poncho

This lace poncho is perfect for transitional weather. Single piece construction in an allover lace pattern with fringes to finish off the front edge. Designed by Michele C Meadows for Diamond Yarn. Pictured project by Helenhfj

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Free Knitting Pattern for Emilia Poncho


This lace edged poncho is knit as a rectangle and seamed. Designed by Emilia Menéndez. Available in English and Spanish.

Free Knitting Pattern for Topsy Turvy Moebius

Topsy Turvy Moebius

Lace wrap with a Moebius twist and an unusual lace pattern that also be worn like an infinity scarf cowl. Designed by The Rainey Sisters.

Free Knitting Pattern for Drop Stitch Capelet Cowl

Drop Stitch Capelet Cowl

Easy drop stitch pattern creates the perfect summer accessory for beach or evening. Designed by Lana Hames. Small – Med 32-40″; Med – Lrg 40 – 48″ Available in English and Spanish.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cascade Lace Cowl Poncho

Cascade Lace Shoulder Cowl

Elegant lace poncho by Colinton Australia features optional beads at neckline and hem.

Free Knitting Pattern for Raglan Lace Poncho

Raglan Lace Poncho

Top down circular lace poncho designed by Jana Trent.

Free Knitting Pattern for Poncho Top With Fringe

Poncho Top With Fringe

Airy fringed poncho is knit in two pieces with stockinette and garter stitch. Designed by Phildar Design Team. Available in English, French, and Dutch. Sizes 34/36, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52

Free Knitting Pattern for Bargello Poncho

Bargello Poncho

Easy poncho designed for multi-color yarn and knit in two rectangles with intarsia columns. Point can also be worn in front. Small, Medium/Large, 2X-Large/3X-Large Designed by Patty Nance for Red Heart

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Free Knitting Pattern for Ridged Wrap Poncho

Ridged Wrap Poncho

Easy poncho features a 4-row repeat garter ridge pattern that’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Andra Asars

Free Knitting Pattern for LiGitana Poncho

Diamond Lace Poncho

Lace poncho by DROPS Design in sizes S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL under the title Blue Breeze. Pictured project by LaGitana

Free Knitting Pattern for Grace and Style Poncho

Grace and Style Set

This very easy poncho is one of three patterns in this set that also includes an infinity scarf (pictured on model’s neck) and shrug. Designed by Adele Cutten

Free knitting pattern for Lacy Waves Poncho

Lacy Waves Poncho

Sue Childress designed this class lace capelet for woman’s small (medium, large) sizes for Creative Knitting magazine.

Free Knitting Pattern for Summer Poncho

Tri-Color Lace Poncho

The lace Summer Poncho is designed by Susan Whitmore. Pictured project by Owltard.

Free Knitting Pattern for Riviera Maya Poncho

Riviera Maya

This lace poncho with butterfly motif by DROPS Design is sized for S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL. Pictured project by christhalinette

Lace Cotton Ponchette

Designed by windloop, this flexible pattern can be adjusted for a shorter or longer length, more or less lace.

Free Knitting Pattern for Same Thing Only Different Poncho

Same Thing Only Different Poncho

Light versatile poncho that can be made with any yarn, gauge, stitch patterns, seamed or seamless. Can be worn with the rectangular edge in back for a cowl neckline in the front, or with the edge down one arm for an asymmetric look. Designed by Cheryl Schumer.

Hybrid Vigour Poncho free knitting pattern for asymmetric lace poncho with option beads AND more free poncho knitting patterns at

Hybrid Vigour

This asymmetric lace poncho by Mary-Anne Mace was inspired by shawls she loved but would never stay in place. Instructions included for adding beads.

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 Katia Poncho

Katia Poncho

Lace poncho knit in two pieces. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.

Free Knitting Pattern for Interpretations Poncho

Interpretations Poncho

I’m fascinated by the look of this poncho. It’s actually easy and the effect of the floating loops of yarn is made by knitting with laceweight yarn alternating with a bulky multi-color yarn. Designed by Laura Cunitz

Free knitting pattern for Digitalis cape poncho with all over lace pattern

Digitalis Cape

Designed by Luise Bjerre, this lace cape or poncho drapes beautifully. S (M) L (XL)

Free Knitting Pattern for Firefly Poncho

Firefly Poncho

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Breezy Poncho

Easy Breezy Poncho

Very easy 2-row repeat lace poncho designed by Lynn Stitchman. Pictured project by SunsetKnitting

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Calypso Cowlet

Calypso Cowlet

This easy openwork design can be worn two ways — as a lovely, open capelet, or slouched up as a generous cowl.

Knitting Pattern for Moonlight Poncho

Moonlight Poncho

This lace poncho features a Japanese feather pattern that is easy to master. Knit in a rectangle and seamed. One of the patterns in Love of Knitting, Summer 2017

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Knitting Pattern for Wave Lace Poncho

Wave Lace Poncho

Versatile convertible poncho can be worn many ways.

Knitting Pattern for Cable Mesh Poncho

Knitting Pattern for Cable Mesh Poncho

Viva Poncho

This book contains 20 knitting patterns for ponchos in every style and season from beachwear to evening wear, including the pictured pattern for the Lola poncho.

Knitting Pattern for Victorian Lace Ponchette

Victorian Lace Ponchette

This lace poncho combines alternating lace patterns with easy shaping and simple construction.

Knitting Pattern for On the Fringes Capelet Poncho

On the Fringes Capelet Poncho

Easy short poncho features a cowl neck and fringe

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.


Cara Cropped Poncho

This stunning lace poncho is cropped in front and long in back. Knit with reverse Stockinette stitch and lace patterns to create a piece great for a special occasion. Finished Size: X-Small/Small (Medium/Large, XL/2X);

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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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