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21 Crochet Shawl Patterns + How to Crochet a Poncho

Learn how to crochet a poncho shawl you'll fall in love with.

By: Julia Litz, Editor,
Updated June 13, 2018
21 Crochet Shawl Patterns  How to Crochet a Poncho

Wrap up in one of these easy crochet shawl patterns or homemade ponchos and stay warm all year long. The projects featured are pretty, delicate and sweet. A crochet poncho pattern is perfect for the warmer summer months - you never know when the air conditioning will be on full blast or a cold breeze will sweep through.

When that happens, you can rest assured that you'll remain comfortable and happy - all you need is a poncho, cape, or shawl. These are also great crafts to make and give as gifts. Best of all, you can easily adjust a poncho so it fits an adult, child or someone in between.

Luckily, ponchos come in so many different styles, so you don't have to stick with one kind of pattern if you choose to make a bunch. Your favorite crochet shawls may be light and lacy or bulky and heavy - there's no one right or wrong way to make a crochet shawl or poncho. Learn how to crochet a poncho or shawl that's extra eye-catching and memorable - it'll become a wardrobe staple all year long.

Free Crochet Shawl Patterns

Cover your shoulders in style with these free crochet shawl patterns. Pick a delicate and airy design or something more bold and bright. When in doubt, pick a pattern that grandma would love. No matter what, shawls are a great way to stay warm and look good at at the same time. Also, they work with fancy outfits as well as more relaxed clothes, so you can throw them on whenever you want.

Crochet Capelet Shawl Patterns

Crochet capelets toe the line between a shawl and a poncho. They often drape over your head like a poncho, but they're shorter, so they feel more like a shawl in terms of coverage. A cape crochet pattern can be a stunning addition to a formal outfit during winter, and they also look lovely as an accessory year round. Browse the collection of lovely capelets below.

Easy Crochet Poncho Patterns

Ponchos aren't just meant for the rain. Throw one on over a casual outfit and show off your fashion sense or wear it with a more formal look for a touch of class. No matter what, a free crochet poncho pattern is always a smart choice. Best of all, you don't have to worry about leaving it behind when you get up from the table at dinner.

Which do you prefer: shawls or ponchos?

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