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Jazzy Poncho



If you're looking for a lightweight, fun, frilly, knitted poncho pattern, you'll find it in this Jazzy Poncho from Caron!  This poncho is easy to make and can be worn with almost anything.  Dress it down during the day and jazz it up at night!

Jazzy Poncho


  • Caron International's Simply Soft Brites: 4 ply, Worsted Weight (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170g): 2 skeins # 9610 Grape
  • Size US #13 or #15 knitting needles
  • Size J crochet hook
  • Diagram


  1. CO 33 (43) sts. Purl 1 row.
  2. Pattern (numbers 2-5):  R1: K1, *K1-YO-K3-Sl 1-K2tog-PSSO-K3-YO* end K2.
  3. Rows 2-4-6: Purl.
  4. R3: K1* K2-YO-K2-Sl 1-K2tog-PSSO-K2-YO-K1* end K3 instead of K1.
  5. R5: K1-K2tog* YO-K1-YO-K1-Sl1-K2tog-PSSO-K1-YO-K1-YO-Sl 1-K2tog-PSSO* end YO-K1-YO- K2tog-K1.  Added clarification for Row 5: rep from *, ending last rep [k1, yo] twice, k2tog, k1.
  6. The last time you repeat from the * instead of doing the sl 1, k2tog, psso after the [k1, yo] twice, you end with k2tog, k1. Therefore the last time through the repeat you only work 5 sts instead of 10 and then work the 5 ending stitches. This works out to 43 sts. For the last 10-st repeat of the pattern, there is no compensating increase (yo) after the double decrease (sl 1, k2tog, PSSO), so instead of working 'sl 1, k2tog, psso' (a double decrease, using 3 sts) you work 'k2tog' (a single decrease, using 2 sts), then knit the last st (which is actually an edge st throughout the Stitch pattern). This will keep the stitch count consistent on Row 5.
  7. Repeat rows 1-6 for 30”. Bind off loosely.
  8. Make 2 pieces.



  1. Lay pieces flat. Mark each piece according to diagram.
  2. Join and pin seams.



  1. Using crochet hook, SC in each loop decreasing in each “V” or seam. Join.
  2. Finish with Backward SC or Shell Stitch.



  1. Cut 10”-Use 3 strands.


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May 14, 2013

Honestly this pattern could be written much easier. Heck #6 has stuff in there that is wordy and almost made to be confusing. And I've been knitting since I was 9! I understand the pattern....but geez. I think I will file this away for later when I feel like rewriting it for myself to use. I like a pattern I can glance at while watching TV or waiting in line at the store. Not one I have to give myself a headache using.


Mar 25, 2013

For those of you having trouble with this pattern, I found it by chance when downloading free patterns at Mary Maxim website. It is called "Free Lacy Poncho Knit Pattern" if you need to search for it. Try this link to the pattern: http://www.marymaxim.com/free-lacy-poncho-knit-pattern.html. You may need to login or register to get it. Try this download link once you login/register: http://www.marymaxim.com/downloadable/download/sample/sample_id/267/. You will be able to download a pdf of the pattern and it is complete with assembly diagram. Best of luck ladies, it was a lucky find....


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Mar 19, 2013

I finally got the 2 pieces knit. Now I have no idea how they go together. I made the "L" shape from the two pieces but now what?


Nov 26, 2012

Poorly written pattern for a beautiful project.


Sep 19, 2012

Oh how I would love to make this poncho, but I don't understand the R5 amendments and I don't understand the diagram either. If anyone could write this pattern and diagram in a more understandable way, I would love to have it.


Sep 18, 2012

I would really like to make this but the pattern is causing a headache...and for some reason I can't print the translation a nice lady (Rosa)? put in the comments...Please, can someone clean this pattern up for us?


Jun 17, 2012

I'm sooooo disappointed that this is a knitting pattern - such a pretty poncho! Any chance of a very clever person converting this so that I could get my hook into it?


Jun 7, 2012

where is the diagram for finishing?


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