If you're looking for a modern, on-trend seamless crochet poncho pattern, you've found it! Use the waffle stitch to whip up this easy blanket-like garment. Find the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here!
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for supplying the yarn for this seamless crochet poncho pattern. This post contains affiliate links.
Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.
Today Grace from Stitchberry is here with her free seamless crochet poncho pattern! You can see lots of of Grace's crochet patterns in her Etsy shop. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram and Pinterest. Grace, take it away!
Why I Chose to Design a Poncho
Hello! I’m Grace, the girl behind Stitchberry! I am passionate about creating crochet pieces that are timeless and modern. I’m so honored to be able to share one of my newest designs with you!
When it comes to my design style, I typically create pieces that are minimalist and versatile. But I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and create something that is more elegant and a statement piece. I settled on making a poncho for two reasons.
The first being there is absolutely no seaming. I dread seaming garments and I love that this poncho requires zero seaming. The second reason is wearing this poncho is basically like wearing a blanket.
I love that I feel put together when I this and no one would guess that is is actually the coziest and comfiest garment ever! Who doesn’t love feeling put together while they’re wearing a blanket?
My New Favorite Yarn
I settled on using Lion Brand’s Coboo yarn in Silver for this poncho. Because I was already going out of my design comfort zone with such a large statement piece, I wanted to stay with a color that I am familiar with.
My mind was blown away when I received this yarn. This yarn has become one of my new favorite yarns! It’s a lightweight DK yarn. The drape is absolutely incredible, perfect for garments! Even though it’s a cotton and bamboo blend, the yarn is still very warm and perfect for the colder months.
Learning a New Stitch - Easier Than Expected!
Over the past year I’ve seen a lot of waffle stitch patterns in the stores. As a crochet designer who creates modern pieces, I am constantly getting my inspiration from what I see people wear.
So earlier this year I decided it was finally time for me to learn the crochet version of the stitch. My only regret it that I did not learn the stitch sooner! The waffle stitch looks intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, this poncho becomes a super mindless project.
More Easy Crochet Poncho Patterns
Feeling punchy for more ponchos? Here are some more beautiful beginner-friendly crochet poncho patterns from Make & Do Crew that'll satisfy your hook and hands. You can always find all our free crochet poncho patterns here.
5th Avenue Crochet Poncho Free Pattern
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Explanation: Oversized and elegant, the 5th Avenue Poncho is the right amount of sophistication and comfort. With an easy stitch repetition and absolutely zero seaming this is the perfect WIP for those binging your favorite show or when you simply need a mindless project.
Skills required include double crochet, front post double crochet, and half double crochet.
• Sizes throughout the pattern are worked S (M, L).
• The measurements below are for the finished poncho. This is approximate sizing.
- Width: 29 ¼ (31 ½, 34 ¾ ) inches
- Length: 28 ½ inches
• With I/5.50mm hook, 9 st = 3 inches, 8 rows = 3 inches
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
Sl st: Slip stitch
Hdc: Half double crochet.
Dc: Double crochet
Fpdc: Front post double crochet
Overall Pattern Notes:
• This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
• The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does count as a st.
• Because the ch 2 counts as the first double crochet of every round, you will not be working a double crochet into the first st. You will also work a double into the turning ch of every row.
With I/5.50mm, ch 119(128, 149)
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc and in every st across [117,126, 147]
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), *work 1 fpdc in next st, work 1 dc in the next 2 st* repeat to end of row. Work 1 dc into the last st (this is the ch 2 from the previous row) [117, 126, 147]
Row 3: Ch 2(counts as 1st double crochet), *work 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st* repeat to end of row. Work 1 dc in the last 2 st [117, 126, 147]
Repeat rows 2-3 for a total of 75 rows.
Row 76: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), *work 1 fpdc in next st, work 1 dc in the next 2 st* repeat for a total of (46, 49 sts. Ch 24, skip (25, 28, st, in next st work 1 dc in next 2 st. *work 1 fpdc in next st, work 1 dc in the next 2 st* repeat to end of row. Work 1 dc into the last st. 
Row 77: Ch 2(counts as 1st dc), *work 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st* repeat for a total of 46. Work 1 dc in the next 25 ch.), *work 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st* repeat to the end of the row. Work 1 dc into the last st 
Row 78: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), *work 1 fpdc in next st, work 1 dc in the next 2 st* repeat to end of row. Work 1 dc into the last st (this is the ch 2 from the previous row) 
Row 79: Ch 2(counts as 1st double crochet), *work 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st* repeat to end of row. Work 1 dc in the last 2 st 
Repeat rows 78 and 79 for a total of 152 rows. Fasten off.
With H/5.00 mm, fasten yarn on at the neckline.
Round 1: Evenly hdc around the neckline (76, 80, 86). Sl st into first hdc, ch 1.
Round 2-17: Work one hdc into every st (76, 80, 86). Sl st into first hdc, ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Thanks again to Grace of Stitchberry for sharing this easy, seamless crochet poncho pattern! Be sure to check out Grace's Etsy shop for lots more modern crochet patterns!
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