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Stylish Sweater-Style Crochet Poncho Video Tutorial For Beginners

In this crochet poncho video tutorial, learn how to use simple rectangles to construct a cozy crochet poncho sweater with sleeves. These step-by-step instructions are very beginner friendly. Follow along with the free written pattern that includes plus sizes!

In this crochet poncho video tutorial, we’ll learn how to make the free Alpine Poncho pattern. This video is very beginner-friendly and covers all the techniques you’ll need step-by-step. Follow along with the written free Alpine Poncho pattern or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch charts

In this crochet poncho video tutorial, learn how to use simple rectangles to construct a cozy crochet poncho sweater with sleeves. These step-by-step instructions are very beginner friendly. Follow along with the free written pattern that includes plus sizes!
This crochet poncho video tutorial is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

When I asked on Instagram recently if you’d like to see a video tutorial for the Alpine Crochet Poncho, there was a lot of “YAAAASS!” responses, so here we are! (Are we Instagram buddies yet? If not, come say hello and follow along here!)

Read on for more details about this pattern and crochet poncho video tutorial or scroll down to dive into the lesson.

In this crochet poncho video tutorial, learn how to use simple rectangles to construct a cozy crochet poncho sweater with sleeves. These step-by-step instructions are very beginner friendly. Follow along with the free written pattern that includes plus sizes!

Crochet Poncho Video Tutorial For Beginners

As I mentioned in the Alpine Poncho pattern, I really wanted this project to be approachable for beginners who are ready to move beyond scarves and blankets. Because this crochet poncho pattern is made from five basic rectangles, it’s truly is as simple as making a bunch of scarves and wrapping them around your body in a fashionable way. Ha, sounds easy, right?!

In this video tutorial, I cover each step of how to crochet this poncho sweater, including how to make the main rectangles, how to crochet the sleeves and collar using half double crochet through the back loop only, and lastly, how to easily seam it all together.

This is one of those projects that feels way fancier than the sum of its parts, so I hope you love it as much as my mom and I do. (My mom helped design it and crochet the sample you see here!)

This easy crochet poncho with sleeves is a great free pattern for beginners because it's made entirely from basic rectangles. Free pattern and tutorial featuring Lion Brand yarn.

Grab the Alpine Poncho Crochet Kit

It’s always exciting when Lion Brand chooses to offer one of my patterns as a kit on their site so I’m happy to share that you can now order an Alpine Poncho kit, which includes all the yarn you’ll need and a black and white printed copy of the pattern (including the stitch charts!)

You can order your kit here!

More Beginner Crochet Sweater Patterns with Video Tutorials

Making beginner-friendly crochet sweater patterns from very basic shapes is one of my favorite challenges as a designer. These are a few of the most loved free sweater patterns on Make & Do Crew that all use simple shapes and techniques to make something fantastic.

Free crochet sweater patterns made from rectangles. Beginner video tutorials and free patterns featuring Lion Brand Yarn.

1. Free Range Kimono // 2. Stonewash Shrug // 3. Dwell Sweater // 4. Habitat Cardigan

Alpine Crochet Poncho Video Tutorial

Below, you’ll find the full step-by-step video tutorial. NOTE: Video is not viewable when an ad-blocker is installed on your browser. Turn of ad-blocker and reload page if video isn’t appearing.

Links Mentioned in the Video

Free Written Pattern: Alpine Crochet Poncho

Printable PDF: Alpine Crochet Poncho PDF with stitch charts (Really helpful for visual learners!)

Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca Bonus Bundle (See all the gorgeous colors here.)

Crochet Kit: Order all the yarn you’ll need + a printed copy of the pattern in this handy kit from Lion Brand

Hook: Size J or size to obtain gauge (I’m using a Boye Yarn Crafts ergonomic set in the video and I love them.)

More Free Crochet Poncho Patterns

If crochet ponchos are your thing, here are more free patterns you might enjoy! You can always peruse our collection of free crochet patterns here too.

Modern, free crochet poncho patterns with tutorials from Make & Do Crew. Featuring Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo, Scarfie and Touch of Alpaca yarns.

1. Braided Poncho – free knit-look crochet poncho pattern with stitch video tutorial

2. Saratoga Poncho Top – free crochet summer poncho top pattern

2. Greyscale Poncho – free crochet poncho pattern with a cozy pocket

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8 Comments

  • Keke
    January 19, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Your videos are so helpful since I’m such a visual crocheter! Thank you. This poncho is beautiful!!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm

      I’m so glad you find them useful. I’m a visual learner too and having a video and a stitch chart is always invaluable for me.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Deb
    January 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    One thing I have never been able to figure out is how to tell the “right” side from the “wrong” side of a crocheted fabric. When crocheting rows, it is done back and forth (which is flipping from front to back.) Can you help me recognize the wrong side of a completed panel?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Hey Deb,

      It depends on the fabric (or which stitch you’re using). In the case of this poncho, there’s no right or wrong side with this stitch, so it’s okay to just choose the side you like the look of better.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Deb
    January 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Going to try!

    Reply
  • Char
    January 28, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Great video I ‘m excited to get started! I’m a visual person so this will be of great help! Good explanation Thank you and God bless!

    Reply

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