free crochet poncho pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns

Below is poncho using Poof #9375 - Kelim

This asymmetrical crochet poncho can be worn in different ways
(see below for another look - below poncho is Poof #3613 - Charcoal)

Another look for the poncho with
point turned forward.

Asymmetric Poof Crochet Poncho


Poncho Designed & Crocheted by Kristen Droke for Crystal Palace Yarns

Joining one short side of a simple rectangle to a long side yields a single pointed poncho.

Materials & tools:
7 - 50g balls of Crystal Palace Yarns Poof
Crystal Palace Yarns Crochet hook L 11 (or size needed to obtain gauge) and a hook 2 sizes smaller for neck line shaping

Gauge: in pattern, 2 inches = 5 stitches (3dc and 2ch), 2 rows

Stitch abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (dc's are worked in the chain spaces throughout, except in Row 1)
Basic stitch combination alternates dc1, ch1. (multiple of 2 stitches +1)

The Pattern:
Chain 42 (ch39 for base + ch3 to turn)

Row 1: dc1 in 4th ch from hook, *ch1, skip next chain, dc1 in following chain. Repeat * to end

Row 2: ch3 to turn, dc1 in chain space, * ch1, dc1 in next chain space. Repeat * across. Work final dc1 in turning chain.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approximately 60 inches long

Match the corner of the short side with the corner of long side (diagram below shows matching the 1 to 1 and the 2 to 2). Seam Row acts as two rows and joins the pieces in a seamless way (No need to sew!) Alternate working dc1 in the chain spaces on the shorter side with dc1 in the "spaces" between the rows on the edge of long side.

Work from bottom edge of poncho up to neckline.
Seam Row: ch2 to turn, work dc1 in corner of long side (B), * dc1 in next chain space on (A), dc 1 in next "space" on (B), Repeat * to end of short side (A) slip stitch to next "space" on (B)

Neck Line Shaping (worked with smaller hook)
Neck line Row 1: ch2, dc 1 in next "space", * ch1, dc 1 next "space". Repeat * around neckline, slip stitch to chain that began this row

Neck line Row 2: ch2, *dc1 in next chain space. Repeat * across, slip stitch to the chain that began this row.
Bind off and work in loose ends.

above: Diagram of seaming position

Please Note:
Poof is not the easiest yarn to crochet, but this crochet st is used to make it easier. Working in the chain spaces minimizes time hunting for the right place to put your next stitch. If you are a beginning crocheter, you may want to make a scarf from Poof first to get used to crocheting with it before making this poncho.

Poof is probably the softest fiber you could ever ask to work with (not to mention wear!).

Designed and Crocheted by Kristen Droke
copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Poof are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Poof or other Crystal Palace Yarns.

or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page February 15, 2015