This new Filet Poncho pattern may just be my favorite design to date. Yes, I do say that with many of my designs, but seriously… this Filet Poncho is a one-size (and plus size) crochet pattern that is absolute perfection.
Filet Poncho Crochet Pattern
It’s roomy, it’s flowy, it’s warm, it’s got a peek-a-boo effect… it’s simply fabulous! The “one-size” fits most folks up to about XL – 2XL. The “plus size” fits up to about 3XL. If a size larger is needed, there are recommendations for this as well!
For this pattern we are using a variation of filet crochet. Filet crochet means that you’re crocheting double crochets and chain-spaces in “blocks” or “sets” of squares. In this pattern we have 9-block squares that are separated out by rows of solid crochet, then offset the next time.
This pattern is worked as one large rectangle. The neck is worked into the piece so that the shoulders are seamless – as are the optional cuffs. The collar is crocheted separately and then added. By crocheting the collar separately and attaching, there is the option to leave it off entirely. Or, you could alter the height of said collar very easily.
What you’ll need to make it:
A cotton blend will work best for drape. This can be a size 3 yarn or a worsted weight, size 4 yarn. As always, be sure to check your gauge! Since this is an oversized pattern, gauge is not as imperative as a fitted garment, but you still want to come out on pace with the pattern sizing.
Approx. 1600 yards for the “one size” and approx. 2000 yards for the “plus size”. Great yarn choices as pictured are…
“Mochaccino” colorway of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton (size 3, cotton/polyester blend)
“Gingham Heather” colorway of Wool of the Andes Tweed (size 4, wool)
“Planetarium” colorway of Comfy Worsted (size 4, Pima cotton/acrylic blend)
Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm
*or hook size needed to obtain gauge
For the brown poncho pictured here I used Lion Brand Comfy Cotton in the “Mochaccino” colorway. It has such a fabulous drape and feels great to wear.
For the blue version of this design I used Comfy Worsted yarn – a lovely blend of Pima Cotton and Acrylic. This blend gives an amazing drape and is super soft to the touch.
For yet another version, I used Wool of the Andes Tweed in Gingham Heather. While this poncho is not as soft as the other two – being that it is wool – it sure is warm and I absolutely love the flecks of color sprinkled throughout!
Note that I did steam these ponchos using my handy dandy steamer. It made a world of difference in the drape.
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