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16 Free Poncho Knitting Patterns

These knitted poncho patterns and capes are incredibly beautiful.

Updated October 03, 2018
16 Free Poncho Knitting Patterns

Discover our favorite free knitting patterns for ponchos or capes! Warm up by wrapping yourself in a knitted poncho that's easy to make and appropriate for all types of weather. Ponchos are universally flattering for all body types, and they're easy to work up since you don't need to worry about sizing like you do with a knitted sweater pattern. Take on a bigger project that isn't so intimidating when you choose to knit ponchos.

These free poncho knitting patterns are a perfect excuse to make gifts for your loved ones this year! Easy to make and trendy for the cool weather, these beautiful knitting patterns should be the newest priority on your knitting agenda.

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Free Knit Poncho Patterns

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

  • Knit Poncho with Buttons

    This 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 Poncho

    Keep 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 Poncho

    Looking 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 Poncho

    Great for knitters of all skill levels, this simple triangle poncho is a great staple for any wardrobe collection.

  • Beaded Poncho

    This 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 Cowl

    Poncho meets cowl with this knitting pattern. Longer in back and shorter in front, this cozy pattern will be your best layering friend this season.

  • Two Piece Knit Poncho Pattern

    This 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 Poncho

    This 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 Poncho

    Free 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 Poncho

    Keep warm with this cozy and convenient free knitting pattern. Featuring a fun hood, this poncho is a winter and fall essential.

  • Soft Shoulder Knitted Cowl

    Half cowl, have poncho, this mid-sized pattern is ultra cozy to put under a fall jacket and layer over your favorite sweater.

  • Funny Papers Poncho

    This lovely poncho pattern works up entirely in garter stitch, making this a great beginner-friendly project! The yarn used adds such richness to the completed project.

Knitted Capes

Love the look of ponchos? Well capes have a similar fit and flow! If you're interested in a similar style garment, consider making your own knitted cape with any of the patterns listed below.

  • Fashionable Knitted Cape

    This gorgeous cape is reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s, and has the loveliest eyelet detail for a wonderfully textured project. The central tie and cozy fit make this a wonderful autumn accessory.

  • Lace Capelet

    If you want a smaller project to work on, consider a capelet! This darling project adds weight around the shoulders to keep you warm like a nice hug. Embrace lacy stitch detail as well near the hem for a wonderful pattern.

  • Warm, Nubby Cape with Buttons

    This cape definitely has that poncho look! It's open in the front and buttons together like a cozy wrap. If you need to stay warm during your autumn seaside vacation, this is a wonderful project to bring with you.

  • Hooded Cape

    This hooded cape has a wonderful open neckline that pairs wonderfully with a collared shirt. The buttons on the sides are a wonderful detail.

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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 fhgravett@cox.net

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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