With cooler weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your winter wear. This collection of free poncho knitting patterns will help get your knit fashion in check. You'll be inspired by these cool pattern designs to cast on and start knitting.
Before you begin, I just want to share a quick note. The patterns below are not my own but the works of some creative designers. If you have questions or concerns about a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
This seamless, top-down knitted poncho is such a simple knit. Using size 15 circular knitting needles and super bulky merino wool yarn, you could knit this up over the weekend.
To knit this warm poncho, you’ll need to know how to increase using M1L (make 1 Left) and M1R (make 1 Right). The pattern also requires you to knit in the round and uses a slip stitch border.
The pattern comes with written knitting instructions for small, medium, large, and extra large sizes.
Knit with fingering yarn, this one-size, women's knit poncho is just the right size. Requiring only one yarn ball of Aalta yarn in superwash wool, you can let the yarn do all the work.
You’ll need U.S. size 6 knitting circular knitting needles in 16” and 24” and several stitch markers. The written pattern is easy enough for beginners, too. You’ll work the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and yarn overs (yo) to complete this simple knitting project.
This free rectangle poncho knitting pattern is so easy to knit and stylish, too. Knit flat in sections that attach as you go, this makes it a great beginner project.
Using two strands of Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn held double, the yarns create this wonderful marled yarn effect. You could also use one strand of DK yarn so long as you check gauge. Remember, always check gauge.
As far as knitting techniques go, you’ll need to know a few. First is the cable cast on. Another is an applied i-cord edge. Then you’ll need to know how to knit through the back loop (TBL) and knit 2 together through back loop (K2TOG TBL).
If you know simple knitting stitches like knit, purl, and seed stitch, you can make this women’s knit poncho. The handspun yarn gives it a great texture, and there’s fringe, too!
It requires you to knit with two strands of Manos del Uruguay aran weight yarns. Other techniques are the M1L knitting increase, as well as the right (M1R).
The pattern comes with written instructions for small through extra-large sizes.
This Lion Brand pattern is not only a quick knit but one that any knitter could make.
It’s knit from an acrylic blend of Lion Brand woolspun yarn but you could always do a yarn sub. Whatever you prefer. Just remember to check your gauge by swatching in the round before you begin knitting.
To knit this bulky yarn poncho pattern you’ll need to be able to purl, knit, and knit in the round. Worked as one piece, the only other technique you’ll need to know is how to pick up stitches in knitting. That’s it.
The written pattern also comes with schematics and includes instructions for sizes Small through Large.
When you need just the right amount of warmth, this poncho is ideal. Knit with merino wool, it’s both light and airy.
To knit this free top down knitting pattern you should be able to knit, purl, and make basic increases. You’ll need two skeins of yarn in fingering weight or about 875 yards (800 meters) and circular knitting needles.
This simple knitting pattern is available in English and French translations.
If you’re looking for an easy knit poncho rectangle this is the pattern for you. Knit from egyptian cotton in DK weight yarn, it’s perfect for any weather.
This two rectangle poncho pattern is an intermediate knit but still easy to make. It’s worked in two pieces then joined at the shoulders using a 3 needle bind off. Other techniques include K2TOG, P2TOG, SSK, SSP, and picking up stitches for the neck edging.
This plus size pattern is sized to fit Women’s Small - 3XL sizes. It includes a stitch pattern chart, schematics, and written instructions.
This free poncho knitting pattern from Berroco is in full swing. Knit with one shade of Berroco Millefiori Light, an alpaca yarn blend, the end result will be luxurious.
Adriana is an intermediate knit worked in three panels. First you knit the center panel. Then you pick up stitches to create the side panels. This styling, along with the sport weight yarn, creates a swingy piece perfect for layering.
The plus size poncho pattern includes written instructions and schematics for sizes in Small - 3XL.
Here’s another knitted poncho pattern that’s easy enough for beginners. Knit with Bernat Satin Solids, an aran yarn, and U.S. size 10 needles, you could make this pretty quickly, too.
The stripes on this asymmetrical poncho are everything. To make your own, you’ll need to know how to knit and purl.
Then you’ll knit two panels separately. No knitting in the round here. Later, you’ll sew the two pieces together. You’ll also need to pick up stitches to create the neckline. That’s it.
There’s fun possibilities here. Switch up the acrylic yarn used here, play with colors, go crazy. Head on over to your local yarn store (LYS) for ideas. You could even substitute a worsted yarn. Just remember to knit a gauge swatch.
We hope that some (or all!) of these free winter knitting patterns made it to your list of cool things to knit.
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