One item of clothing I’ve been dreaming of for as long as I can remember: a fitted poncho with sleeves. This NEW poncho crochet pattern, the On Point Poncho, is fitted, it has sleeves, it’s flowy around the middle, and the fringe adds a whole new dimension!
On Point Poncho
Throw this sleeved poncho on over a tank top and some capris and you’ll be set for fall. I love the V-neck and the points that help to pull the eye up, creating a streamlined and slimming vertical line.
One of my easiest designs to date, the On Point Poncho is SUPER beginner friendly and comes in NINE different sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL. If you can make a double crochet, you can make this poncho.
For this pattern you will want to use a lightweight/size 3/DK yarn – and surprisingly little of it! Good examples of this would be Red Heart Comfort Sport (pictured above in blue), Lion Brand Comfy Cotton (pictured above in cream), or any other similar weight yarn. For the size large I’m modeling here, you’ll only need about 975 yards. That’s less than one skein of the Comfort Sport!
Lightweight/Size 3/DK yarn (yardage listed is without fringe)
-approx. 675 yards for XXS
-approx. 700 yards for XS
-approx. 715 yards for S
-approx. 825 yards for M
-approx. 975 yards for L
-approx. 1025 yards for XL
-approx. 1150 yards for 2XL
-approx. 1200 yards for 3XL
-approx. 1250 yards for 4XL
6mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Because this is a roomy and forgiving pattern, I do not give bust measurements. It would just be too inaccurate to do so. When deciding which size to make, choose the size that you would normally wear in tops. If in doubt, go a size DOWN from what you would normally wear.
Gauge: 12 double crochet sts x 8 rows = 4”
Using a larger hook size than typically recommended for this weight of yarn gives the fabric a fantastic drape. If you would like a more dense, warmer poncho, you could substitute worsted weight yarn instead of the lightweight, but be sure to check your gauge no matter which yarn you choose.
As with any crochet project, your yarn choice will affect the outcome of your poncho. For example, if you use a 100% acrylic yarn, the poncho will relax a bit more in the wash than if you were to use a cotton blend. I find that my acrylic versions are more comfortable and roomy compared to the ponchos I’ve made with less stretchy yarn.
I hope you loved the On Point Poncho pattern, and stay tuned because child sizes are coming next! As always, the child sizes will be free individually right here on Heart Hook Home. Share a photo of your finished On Point Poncho in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook, or by tagging @HeartHookHome on Twitter or Instagram!