free crochet poncho pattern from Crystal
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
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (dc’s are worked in the chain spaces throughout, except in
Basic stitch combination alternates dc1, ch1. (multiple of 2 stitches +1)
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
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
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 07, 2012