I’m in love with this oversized hooded poncho. If you’re looking for a fun and free crochet poncho pattern, this is the perfect pattern for you!
While on the hunt for a cute crochet poncho, I came across the Driftwood Oversized Crochet Hooded Poncho from Mama in a Stitch.
This poncho is made using one of my favorite yarns, Scarfie by Lion Brand. Scarfie is a soft wool blend yarn. It’s called “Scarfie” because it includes enough yardage to knit or crochet a full-length scarf. As you can see though, you can make so much more than scarves with this yarn.
When working with Scarfie, you’ll notice that it has a beautiful self-striping ombré effect, with gradual shading from one color to the next. The color I used for my poncho is cream/taupe.
This poncho is so warm, cozy, and fun to wear. It’s the perfect piece to wear on a chilly fall day.
You can easily make your poncho as long or short as you want. With or without the hood. I’m considering making a second poncho that’s more cropped. I’ll also be choosing a different yarn color.
I think that it would also be cool to add pockets to this poncho. A simple Google search will show you how to easily make pockets for your poncho.
This pattern uses a knit-like stitch called the mesh stitch. You can see how it looks by checking out the photo above.
This was my first time doing this stitch, and I was a little bit confused at first. Thankfully, Jessica includes a super helpful video tutorial on how to crochet an easy mesh stitch.
I must say, this stitch looks so good and has become one of my favorite crochet stitches. If you want to make a crochet garment that’s nice and warm with minimal holes, the mesh stitch is the perfect stitch.
If you’re new to the mesh stitch, I recommend practicing the stitch before starting your poncho. Once you quickly get a hang of the stitch, this poncho works up so quickly and really is fun to make.
This pattern is worked flat in two panels and seamed at the shoulders. To make the hood, you’ll crochet a rectangle, fold it, and sew it together along the top.
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I hope you enjoy making this poncho as much as I did. It was so enjoyable working on this while binging my favorite TV shows. This poncho will definitely become your new favorite fall piece.
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