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23 Favorite Free Shawl and Poncho Knitting Patterns

These knitted poncho patterns and shawls are incredibly beautiful.

By: The Editors of
Stella Luna Lace Shawl

Our favorite shawl and poncho knitting patterns are available here. Warm up by wrapping yourself in a knit shawl or poncho that's easy to make and appropriate for all types of weather!

The free shawl knitting patterns are a perfect excuse to save a few dollars on gifts this year - your friends will love it. The knit poncho pattern is easy to make and trendy for the cool weather!

Knit Poncho Patterns

Free Knit Poncho Patterns

Knit Poncho with Buttons

These knitted poncho patterns are all so varied from pattern to pattern. Find adorable half ponchos like the one pictured, or go full out and make a giant, flowy, cozy option. These patterns below are lovely and definitely worth your time. If you give them as gifts, they will be so loved by the recipients.

  • Knit Poncho with ButtonsThis is a chic collared poncho that layers well for those winters when you want extra warmth. It is super trendy so try it out.
  • Cable Half PonchoKeep warm and stylish without all the fuss with this cable half-poncho knitting pattern. Though the intricate cable design makes this an intermediate knitting pattern, finishing this knit poncho is much easier than a traditional sweater.
  • Jazzy PonchoLooking for something light and fun to wear?  This knitted poncho is it!  It's easy to make and great for wearing any time of year!
  • Easy Triangle PonchoGreat for knitters of all skill levels, this simple triangle poncho is a great staple for any wardrobe collection.
  • Beaded PonchoThis Beaded Poncho has a chic shape and cool color pallet. It's great for crisp fall days and calls to mind images of tree-lined streets. Best of all, this beginner knitting pattern is free!
  • Becky CowlPoncho meets cowl with this knitting pattern. Longer in back and shorter in front, this cozy pattern will be your best layering friend this season.

More Free Knitting Patterns for Ponchos or Capes

Magical Hooded Poncho

Still looking to learn how to knit a poncho? Find more of our favorite knitting patterns for ponchos below!

  • Two Piece Knit Poncho PatternThis two-piece knit poncho pattern is for women of all shapes and sizes. It is quick and easy to make and looks great in every color.
  • Pretty Turtleneck PonchoThis pretty turtleneck poncho from Bernat Yarns is every bit cozy as it is beautiful. Look stylish without even trying with this free knitting pattern from Bernat.
  • Easy Kids' Knit PonchoFree poncho knitting patterns are perfect for adults and kids alike. Make a teeny tiny poncho and give it to your favorite little one.
  • Magical Hooded PonchoKeep warm with this cozy and convenient free knitting pattern. Featuring a fun hood, this poncho is a winter and fall essential.
  • Soft Shoulder Knitted CowlHalf cowl, have poncho, this mid-sized pattern is ultra cozy to put under a fall jacket and layer over your favorite sweater.

Free Shawl Knitting Patterns

Knit Pear Sorbet Shawlette
  • Easy Lace ShawlThis lace shawl knitting pattern creates a pretty wrap for the colder months. The pattern is quick and easy, requiring no seaming, but looks impressive.
  • Three Seasons ShawlGreat for spring, fall, or winter, you will enjoy knitting and wearing this soft, luxurious shawl.
  • Emily's Circular Lace ShawlThis round knit shawl is perfect for any season.  Use it to add color to a tee shirt and jeans or a nice dress ensemble.
  • Just Meshing AroundThis knit shawl pattern is lightly knit with a worsted weight yarn so you can wear it in summer or layer it with more clothing for the cooler months.
  • Knit Pear Sorbet ShawletteSure, free knitted shawl patterns are great, but shawlette's are even better. This shrunken shawl is the perfect complement to any outfit.
  • Easiest Ever Triangle Wrap PatternThis light and airy, easy triangle wrap can be worn like a scarf, small shawlette or simple cover-up.

More Knit Shawl Patterns

Easy Cranberry Shawl
  • Knotted Lace Triangle ShawlThis is an easy and fun knit shawl pattern for beginners.  Best of all, you can make it with one ball of yarn!
  • Princess ShawlThis beautiful Princess Shawl from Red Heart Yarn was inspired by Princess Kate, who was seen wearing one very similar.  A knitted shawl is a great fashion staple, as it's great to wear year round and can easily be dressed up or dressed down.
  • Stella Luna Lace ShawlThis beautiful free knitting pattern will remind you of the Victorian era. Throw it over a fancy dress and head out the door to a party or wedding.
  • Quick and Easy ShawlKnit a quick and easy yet elegant shawl to wrap up in the evenings. This free shawl knitting pattern from Patons is easy enough for beginners.
  • Skylark Knit Shawl PatternSoar above the rest style-wise, when you knit and purl this stunning shawl that features a sunset of colors.
  • Easy Cranberry Shawl Knitting PatternThis project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even.

Which do you prefer to knit: shawls or ponchos? Why?

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Help! I made the Bernat Soft Boucle poncho to knit on the back of your boucle yarn. I cannot figure out how to put it together. When I put it together as instructed it does not work. Please give me specific instructions with pictures, preferably, as to how to put it together. The pieces are the same size, but I cannot figure out how to get them together to form the poncho. Thank you for your help. Faye Gravett

Quite easy instructions and beautiful outcome. Quick and easily understood, I will surely make this shaw in this glorious ruby color!

i like to make ponchos by crocheting my easy pattern is a giant hole granny

I like your knitted patterns but I don't knit. I prefer your crochet patterns cuz that I love to do. Thanks


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