Free Asymmetrical Crochet Poncho Pattern from a rectangle!

Nov 11, 2022 | Crochet patterns

This crochet poncho pattern is a beginner friendly asymmetrical crochet poncho and a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet poncho pattern

The Bijou Asymmetrical Poncho is a beginner friendly crochet poncho with a repetitive stitch pattern.  Simple stitches and easy construction combine for a fun and easy beginner-friendly crochet poncho pattern.

I especially love the beautiful drape on this poncho. So figure flattering – no matter your shape this poncho will fit beautifully and make you feel amazing!

The self-striping yarn combining with this asymmetrical style allows the stripes to flatter your shape.

beginner poncho pattern

Crochet Poncho Pattern details

This asymmetrical crochet poncho has minimal seaming. A simple rectangle shape is folded together and then seamed along the shoulder seam. So easy!  The easy construction of this lovely yet simple poncho makes this garment beginner-friendly.

For this poncho, I used a variation of the V-stitch – the Offset V-stitch for a lacy look.  The Offset V-stitch is beginner friendly using the double crochet stitch and chains.  This lacy stitch combines beautifully with Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Cake for beautiful drape and self-striping ease.

This free crochet poncho pattern is written in three sizes – S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X but instructions are provided to easily resize.

The Bijou Asymmetrical Poncho uses the Offset V-Stitch and I have a complete photo and video tutorial on the blog!

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Yarn used in design is the gorgeous Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake which is a medium #4 weight cotton/acrylic blend that is light and easy to wear – perfect for layering. With a lot of drape and beautiful texture!  Unfortunately Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake is now discontinued but Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball* is still available and makes the perfect substitute!

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One of my amazing testers, Julianna R. substituted Lion Brand Mandala yarn and it worked up beautifully! If you are subbing out another yarn – just make sure you can meet gauge as specified in the pattern. Her notes:

For the size L/1X she used 2 cakes, approximately 1180 yards, 300 grams, of Lion Brand Mandala (Light #3) in color “Centaur”. And although she was happy with the length she achieved she could have used a third cake – ending up with a few rows less than the pattern. She looks lovely!

If you are substituting yarn I do recommend a lightweight yarn especially for the larger sizes.  Using a worsted weight yarn could make this poncho quite heavy and it would have a lot less drape.  The drape gives this poncho a very flattering silhouette!

If you are a fringe person you could certainly edge fringe along the bottom edge.  I elected for the simple route here but I think fringe would add a fun boho vibe.

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beginner poncho pattern

Bijou Asymmetrical Crochet Poncho Free Pattern

Bijou Lace Asymmetrical Poncho

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake, Weight 4/Medium (58% cotton, 39% Acrylic,  3% Other Fiber, 481 yds/5.3 oz)
  •     Color Crown Jewels 2 (3, 3) cakes
  •     890 (1060, 1200) yards

Please note that Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake is now discontinued. You can substitute with Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball. Acceptable substitute would be Lion Brand Mandala or Red Heart Unforgettable.

Crochet hook size J/10 (6 mm)
Stitch markers
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size before seaming: 

S/M:  24” width x 60” long
L/1X: 26” width x 66” long
2X/3X: 28” width x 69” long

Gauge: 6 v-st x 7.25 pattern rows = 4” x 4”

Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
  • RS = right side
  • st(s)= stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • V-st = v stitch (see special stitches section below)
  • WS = wrong side

Special Stitches:

V-st (v stitch): (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) worked in the same st.

Recommended Tutorials:

Offset V-stitch Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • Poncho is worked in one long rectangle which is then folded and seamed together.
  • Ch 4 at the beginning of each row counts as first dc + ch 1.
  • To resize, pattern is worked in multiples of 3 + 2 for the foundation chain.
  • Instructions are written for size S/M with sizes L/1X, 2X/3X in parentheses as S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X), and when one number is given it pertains to all sizes.

Pattern Instructions

ch 98 (116, 134)

Row 1:  (RS) Dc in fifth ch from hook (dc + skipped chs counts as one V-st), *sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch,* repeat from * to * to last 3 ch, sk 2 ch, 1 dc into last ch.  Turn. 31 (37, 43) V-sts, 1 dc.

Row 2:  ch 4 (see pattern notes), 1 dc in same st (base of ch 4), *V-st into 2nd dc of next V-st,* repeat from * to * until 1 dc and turning ch remain, dc in third ch.  Turn.

Rows 3 – 110 (120, 125): repeat row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail approximately thrice the length needed to sew shoulder seam.  Weave in remaining ends.

Crochet poncho process

With WS facing, fold panel in 2 equal parts.  Pin together with stitch markers.  Beginning at side edge of row 1, sew shoulder seam, leaving approximately 12.5 (13, 14) in. unsewn for neck opening.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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