27 Knitted Poncho Patterns

All of these knitted poncho patterns stand out from the crowd. They differ in color, stitching, shaping, and style. They all, however, embrace the poncho’s chic level of comfort that modern fashionistas have come to expect.

There is truly something here for everyone, so whether you want to load up your closet with knitted ponchos or use the patterns to make gifts for everyone you know, this is a collection to bookmark!

Ponchos are among the most popular garments today, the cover-up of choice for those with style. They don’t slip and slide like shawls can; simply toss one over a basic tee and you are ready to go and look anything but basic. They go with nearly anything and can be dressed up or down as you please.

Add in the fun of knitting a variety of styles, textures, and stitch patterns in a plethora of gorgeous yarns and colors, and these projects become irresistible. With 27 designs to choose from, each unique in it’s own way, you can transform your look with a few stylish knits! There are even some kids’ ponchos to ensure that no one is left out of the fun!


1. Kinsey Poncho Knitting Pattern by Dahlia In Bloom

This poncho will surely be a go-to piece for cozy comfort all winter long! If turtlenecks aren’t your thing, you can leave out that step and let the neck roll naturally. This asymmetrical poncho is made up of two rectangles that are seamed together in such a way that when worn, the poncho falls effortlessly and slightly askew for a look of casual comfort. 

Kinsey Poncho Knitting Pattern by Dahlia In Bloom

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2. Poncho Knitting Pattern by The Lonely Sea

This Autumn Poncho is a warm, chunky poncho to wrap up in for that walk by the sea. Different textured stitches add to the Autumn look, and make for a modern feel, with chunky yarn adding to the warmth.

Poncho Knitting Pattern by The Lonely Sea

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3. Watercolor Poncho Knitting Pattern by Knitting With Chopsticks

Every wardrobe needs a signature piece like this cozy knit poncho. It features trendy stripes and an oversized tassel belt, so you’ll look great on the outside, and feel like you’re cozied up in a blanket on the inside. Made of two rectangles sewn together, it’s a great starter pattern for knitters looking to get into garment-making.

With its loose oversized fit and open front, it will pair with almost any top in your closet. The light texture and bold colors make it the perfect piece for everything from a photoshoot to cozying up at a bonfire.

Watercolor Poncho Knitting Pattern by Knitting With Chopsticks

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4. Cozy Up Knitted Poncho Pattern by Yarnspirations

This easy knit poncho is perfect for layering and staying warm on cooler days. With simple knit and purl stitches this pattern is a great project for new knitters looking to tackle a bigger project, since the color changes are taken care of when using a self-srtriping yarn.

Cozy Up Knitted Poncho Pattern by Yarnspirations

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5. Basic Adult Poncho Knitting Pattern by Shaina Bilow Designs

Wearing this Basic Adult Poncho is like being wrapped in a warm, soft hug. This simple to knit and totally customizable adult poncho pattern uses your choice of DK, worsted, or chunky weight yarn.

Once you have picked your favorite yarn, choose a neckline and bottom edging detail that you love and enjoy some simple happy knitting! The best part of this design? Wearing it on a chilly day with a cup of hot cocoa in hand!

Basic Adult Poncho Knitting Pattern by Shaina Bilow Designs

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6. Caravan Poncho Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

This Caravan Poncho is an excellent companion for adventures and exploring, perfect for when there’s just enough chill in the air to need a layer of knits but not too much that you need a coat.

Caravan Poncho Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

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7. Ramble Poncho Knitting Pattern by Vi Talina Craft

Knitted with super bulky yarn, this Ramble Poncho is designed to keep you away from the wind and cold this winter season. It has a comfortable hood for extra warmth and front pocket for hands. 

Ramble Poncho Knitting Pattern by Vi Talina Craft

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8. Aspen Relaxed Knitted Poncho Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

This beginner friendly poncho has a beautiful drape and classic color combo making it a perfect piece to add style and comfort to any cold weather outfit. It’s made entirely with the beginner knit stitch! 

Aspen Relaxed Knitted Poncho Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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9. Beginner Lace Knitted Poncho Pattern by Briana K Designs

Is this your first time knitting a beginner lace knit poncho with a lightweight yarn? Or are you an expert? This pattern has a beautiful simplistic stitch for a beautiful drape and wearable poncho.

This knit pattern uses the knit stitch, often referred to as stockinette to create a basic fabric garment. If you have a knitting machine, this can quickly be worked up within an hour.

Beginner Lace Knitted Poncho Pattern by Briana K Designs

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10. Free Poncho Knitting Pattern by Gathered

This free poncho knitting pattern is something special. Talk about versatile! Worn over trousers, with a skirt or a dress, the free poncho knitting pattern design is stylish and modern. Choose which way you wear it – as a shrug, a wrap or a poncho.

The secret to its adaptability lies in its buttons. Fasten both sides to each other to create a poncho, fasten them at an angle to create a wrap, or join the top and bottom of each side to create a stunning long-sleeved summer shrug.

Free Poncho Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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11. Cora Poncho Knitting Pattern by Simona Dan

This beautiful asymmetric poncho would make a great gift for a young girl. This pattern includes instructions on creating a beautiful easy poncho.The body of the poncho is knitted, while the ruffle edge are crocheted for a unique look.

Cora Poncho Knitting Pattern by Simona Dan

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12. Peruvian Spirit Poncho Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

Fashion a simple, geometric pattern in this Peruvian style poncho. Get inspired with all the wonderful shades that spark your creativity. Available in women’s and kids’ sizes, mom and child can sport a matching look with this unique layer of style.

Peruvian Spirit Poncho Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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13. Summer Mesh Poncho Knitting Pattern by Muki Crafts

Light and airy, this Mesh Poncho is perfect wearing on the beach to cover shoulders. Worked in easy lace pattern, this poncho is delicate and lovely summer knitting project to make a hand-made gift for your favorite little girl.

Summer Mesh Poncho Knitting Pattern by Muki Crafts

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14. Ylst Poncho Knitting Pattern by Boadicea Binnerts

This Ylst Poncho is a fall must-have. Put it on over everything, dress, blazer, sweater it’ll keep you warm and stylish. The straight oversized body is knit bottom-up, with a fun crisscross striping pattern to keep your attention.

The bottom and side borders are knit in square rib, it has a scoop neck, slanted shoulders and buttons. It looks lovely in the slightly variegated yarn, but solids, heathereds and tweeds would look fabulous as well! 

Ylst Poncho Knitting Pattern by Boadicea Binnerts

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15. Blair Knit Beach Poncho Pattern by Lakeside Loops

Lakeside to poolside, this stylishly striped child’s poncho is perfect for drying off and keeping cozy after a swim!  Crafted from 100% cotton yarn this beachy coverup is ultra-absorbent and soft on your little swimmer’s skin. The roomy hood adds extra warmth and sun protection making it great for long days of splashing around at the pool or beach!

Blair Knit Beach Poncho Pattern by Lakeside Loops

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16. Vail Ski Poncho Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

Like wearing a warm hug, this comfortable, cowl neck poncho is sure to keep you cozy. Understated bobbles meet beautiful eyelets to give the piece it’s unique texture. 

This simple knit pattern works up easily and the basic shapes make it easy for new knitters. Perfect for whether you just finished a day of skiing or you need a cozy cover up for your evening strolls.

Vail Ski Poncho Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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17. Knotted Chain Poncho Knitting Pattern by Ronnie Eldridge Designs

Knitters at the level of advanced beginner through expert will enjoy creating this fashionable, innovative yet classic poncho. This Knotted Chain Poncho is a versatile piece for every occasion and is full of gentle elegance making it a wardrobe staple.

The poncho was designed incorporating the new, innovative fashion-forward 3-D “Knotted Chain” giving the garment a fresh, classic look. It is framed by I-cord trim giving it soft edges and a beautiful, supple drape to the neckline. The long lines of the “knotted Chain” are universally flattering for all body types. One size fits most but can be easily modified.

Knotted Chain Poncho Knitting Pattern by Ronnie Eldridge Designs

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18. Fair Isle Poncho Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

The Fair Isle knitting technique may have originated in the Scottish isles, but comes to life on this poncho, right here at home! Customize your knit poncho using shades that you love for a look that sets off your style, or select colors with a recipient in mind. It’s a great project to show off your knitting skills!

Fair Isle Poncho Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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19. Wavy Sea Knitted Poncho Pattern by The Lonely Sea

Wavy Sea is a flowing poncho, with a scalloped lacy edge that is reminiscent of the waves on the sea shore. Knitted in aran/worsted yarn, it is a lighter knit for Spring/Autumn days, or brilliant for cooler, Summer evenings. Great with jeans or a flowy skirt and just right for that extra layer on the beach or when out and about. 

Wavy Sea Knitted Poncho Pattern by The Lonely Sea

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20. Knitted Ella Poncho Pattern by A Story In Stitches

This beautiful, modern hooded poncho is easy and quick to create, fitting childrens’ sizes 6-10. It is simple knit and purl and is made from 5 knitted parts that are simply sewn together. There is an optional crocheted edge for a more unique look.

Knitted Ella Poncho Pattern by A Story In Stitches

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21. Color Block Knit Poncho Pattern by B.Hooked

This pattern was inspired by the beautiful blend of colors in the instant where fall meets winter. It comes together in three easy-to-knit sections with a simple and elegant stitch pattern. It’s perfect for newer knitters looking to improve their skills or create their first garment!

Color Block Knit Poncho Pattern by B.Hooked

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22. Be So Brave Poncho Knitting Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

This beautiful and easy to knit poncho is an incredibly flattering accessory for anyone’s wardrobe. It is as soft and cozy as wrapping yourself in a blanket, but flattering enough to wear just about anywhere. Paired with boots and skinny jeans, it is a chic look with minimal effort. The horizontal hem is very flattering and buttoning up the sizes for mock sleeves makes this a very practical accessory, too.

Be So Brave Poncho Knitting Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

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23. Patent Poncho Knitting Pattern by Linda Marveng

Inspired by all the Fisherman’s rib patterns in fashion, this poncho is designed in an oversized sweater style with longs splits in the side. It is knitted in parts to create a contrast between the unstructured cable and the linear rib, called patent in Norwegian. The large splits on the sides make this poncho less voluminous. The sleeves are knitted long, to keep you warm on cold days.

Patent Poncho Knitting Pattern by Linda Marveng

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24. Happy Harvest Knitted Poncho Pattern by Elizabeth Smith

Here’s a quick knit that combines a fun acorn lace stitch pattern with simple garter and stockinette stitch. It uses 2 colors – a main color for most of the garment and a contrasting color for the top portion of the back and the cowl.

It features button closures at each side (to create armholes), a hi/lo hemline and a separate, removable cowl that can be worn with or without the garment (or with a completely different outfit!).

Happy Harvest Knitted Poncho Pattern by Elizabeth Smith

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25. Wool Poncho Knitting Pattern by Esther TG

This wool poncho knit pattern is easy, and it’s explained round by round. It is knitted at first straight and then in the round so it is perfect to start with the circular needles if you haven’t done it yet. This turtle neck poncho is perfect to give an original and exclusive touch to any look, very easy to wear because of the side opening and super cozy.

Wool Poncho Knitting Pattern by Esther TG

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26. Summer Poncho Knitting Pattern by Hobiholik Fashion

This is about the simplest pattern you could find for a poncho. This piece works up with the speed of a chunky weight but gives the look and feel of a lacy garment. Artistic thick-and-thin yarn that gives anything you create a wonderful texture, while the cotton fibre makes it a perfect choice for summer knits.

Summer Poncho Knitting Pattern by Hobiholik Fashion

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27. Indigo Frost Poncho Knitting Pattern by Isabell Kraemer

Indigo Frost is a great little capelet/poncho worked seamlessly from the top down, with a loose turtle neck and an easy 4 Color-Slip-Stitch pattern band on the yoke. Eyelets on the body, the cute, deep 2×1 ribbings for the neck and the bottom edge, and its shorter length make this capelet a modern take on a classic transitional fashion piece.

Indigo Frost Poncho Knitting Pattern by Isabell Kraemer

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BUSY KNITTERS WILL SNAP UP THESE KNITTED PONCHO PATTERNS FOR ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL, GOOD-LOOKING, AND EASY-TO-MAKE GARMENTS EVER!

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We hope these knitted poncho patterns bring value to your life! It’s so fun making the stuff we wear or even making something for someone else – it’s just so special.