The Midnight Madness Poncho is a free crochet pattern for an easy, dreamy, light and lacy poncho with a two row repeat made with Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball yarn!*
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While designing the Candy Kisses Scarf I fell in love with the blocked v-stitch and I wasn’t alone! I had people asking if I could design a poncho using this same stitch pattern and the Midnight Madness Poncho was born!
This pattern is so easy — just a two row repeat! The end result is a lacy, open poncho with wonderful drape!
I used Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball which is the perfect yarn for this pattern as well. The self-striping does all the color work for you and the color options are so beautiful! I chose Moonstone as my first colorway which has a line of metallic silver blue thread running through it. The shiny look really takes this poncho to the next level but you could certainly choose a different route — many beautiful color options in this yarn. Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Cake would be another option as well.
The pattern as written will fit Small/Medium/Large and and changes for plus size are included in the parentheses. Instructions are included to size up additional sizes. The yarn has a lot of give so one size will fit a range of sizes.
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Midnight Madness Crochet Poncho free crochet pattern
Pattern is written in US crochet terminology
Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 5 v-st = 4”, 9 rows = 4”
Finished Size: S/M/L: approximately 30” from neck corner space point to bottom corner space point.
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
v-st = v-stitch
sc = single crochet
sp = space
st = stitch
Sizes provided S/M/L (plus)
For further resizing, increase foundation chain by 8. For every increase of 8 chs, you will increase by a count of 1 v-st between corner spaces for a total increase of 2 v-st count for first row.
Pattern notes: Pattern written in S/M/L size, plus size noted in ( ).
Stitches: v-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st
Round 1: Ch 72 (80), without twisting ch, sl st to 1st ch, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), dc in same ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch,* repeat between * * 2(3) more times, (v-st, ch 2, v-st) in next ch (corner space), ch 1, sk 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch* repeat between * * 7 (8) more times, (v-st, ch 2, v-st) in next ch (corner space), ch 1, sk 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch* repeat between * * to end, sl st to top of ch 3. 20 (22) v-sts.
Round 2: sc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 1 sp, [*sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc ch 3, sc) in next ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to corner sp (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 1 sp] repeat between [ ] 1 time, repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, sc in last ch 1 sp, sl st in first 3 ch sp from beginning of row.
Round 3: ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1,[*v-st in next ch 3 sp, ch 1* repeat between * * to corner ch 3 sp, (v-st, ch 2, v-st) in ch 3 sp, ch 1], repeat between [ ] 1 time, repeat between * * to end, sl st to top of ch 3.
Repeat rounds 2 – 3 to desired size ending on round 2.
Weave in ends.