Lighter Poncho Knitting Patterns
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.
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
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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This lace edged poncho is knit as a rectangle and seamed. Designed by Emilia Menéndez. Available in English and Spanish.
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.
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.
Raglan Lace Poncho
Top down circular lace poncho designed by Jana Trent.
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
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
Lacy Waves Poncho
Sue Childress designed this class lace capelet for woman’s small (medium, large) sizes for Creative Knitting magazine.
Tri-Color Lace Poncho
The lace Summer Poncho is designed by Susan Whitmore. Pictured project by Owltard.
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.
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.
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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.
This ethereal poncho by Emily Nora O’Neil for Berroco uses three alternating yarns to create a soft and beautiful, lace fabric.
Lace poncho knit in two pieces. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.
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
Designed by Luise Bjerre, this lace cape or poncho drapes beautifully. S (M) L (XL)
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.
Easy Breezy Poncho
Very easy 2-row repeat lace poncho designed by Lynn Stitchman. Pictured project by SunsetKnitting
Patterns for Purchase
This easy openwork design can be worn two ways — as a lovely, open capelet, or slouched up as a generous cowl.
Lace Sampler Poncho
Customizable sampler stitch 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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Wave Lace Poncho
Versatile convertible poncho can be worn many ways.
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.
Victorian Lace Ponchette
This lace poncho combines alternating lace patterns with easy shaping and simple construction.
On the Fringes Capelet Poncho
Easy short poncho features a cowl neck and fringe
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);
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!