Two Piece Knit Poncho Pattern


Two Piece Knit Poncho Pattern

This rectangular poncho knitting pattern is perfect for beginners.

Two Piece Knit Poncho Pattern
Two Piece Knit Poncho Pattern

Looking for a new staple piece for your wardrobe? Well, you've come to the right place! This Two Piece Knit Poncho Pattern is a must for every winter closet. Made out of chunky yarn, this poncho will keep you warm and cozy. 

Whether you're attending a fancy event or taking a lazy day, this free knitting pattern is a great option, and it's meant to be worn by women of all shapes and sizes. In the pattern's instructions, you'll notice that you can adjust the poncho's size without any extra trouble. You only need three or four balls of yarn, so there's no way you'll break the bank. This pattern is so easy to knit that you'll be choosing ponchos over knit shawl patterns in the winter (though you should definitely bookmark our shawls collection to come back to in summer!).

No one wants to deal with increases or decreases if they can avoid it. By working up this rectangular poncho knitting pattern, all you need to do is create two panels and seam them together. So, if you're looking for a free poncho knitting pattern or you just want to try something new, this poncho pattern is perfect for you!


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts and 22 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in stocking st.

Finished SizeXS/M 20½ in. [52 cm] -- L/2XL 22½ in. [57 cm] -- 3XL/5XL 24½ in. [62 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat Harmony (100 g/3.5 oz) in Ocean Blue (47142) - Sizes XS/M 3 balls; L/2XL 4 balls; 3XL/5XL 4 balls
  • Knitting needles: size 5 mm (U.S. 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.


The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).

FRONT and BACK (make alike):

  1. Cast on 55 (60-65) sts.

  2. Knit 3 rows.

  3. Next row: (RS). Knit.

  4. Next row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.

  5. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 29 (32-34) in. [73.5 (81.5-86.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.

  6. Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).


  1. Sew cast off edge of one piece to side of other piece as shown in Diagram.


XS/M 28-38 in. [71-96.5 cm]
L/2XL 40-50 in. [101.5-127 cm]
3XL/5XL 52-62 in. [132-157.5 cm]

Finished length between neck edge and point:

XS/M 20½ in. [52 cm]
L/2XL 22½ in. [57 cm]
3XL/5XL 24½ in. [62 cm]

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I have made this four times and on my fifth! It is a great pattern and I use many colours of 8ply yarn. I am a longtime knitter but have never grasped most patterns unless they are very easy. Wonderful!!

How did the pattern work out with 8 ply? I'm just wondering since the recommended yarn is 12 ply did the sizing come out the same or did you have to make alterations? I make ponchos with bulky and super bulky yarn frequently but I have a lot of 8 ply (dk) yarn and would like to make some lighter ones with that yarn.

i don,t understand the directions. it says to knit the first 3 rows and then knit the next row? (RS ) what does thatnmean

It means you are actually knitting 4 rows, but the first 3 rows are set up rows, so they are not repeated, only the following two rows are repeated.

Hi, after knitting the first three rows for the edge, you then knit again, followed by purl next row and continued that knit and pearl pattern till you get to other end where you then check length, finishing on ws row and do last two rows knit before cast off.

How is the best way to join the 2 pieces? The one on the photo looks nice.

This easy poncho is a fun project especially for a beginning knitter. The pattern can be adjusted if you want a bigger poncho. A self striping yarn also adds an interesting visual element. The finished project makes a great gift it fits everyone and is the perfect weight for chilly spring and autumn days. I highly recommend you try this one!

This two piece Poncho pattern is so much fun to do. I have done several of them and everyone is adorable. I have made them for both adults and children. All that I have made were for gifts and everyone loved them. SO if you live where it is cold, these are a must. Enjoy.

Hi mariagarcia2 5331336, Unfortunately our patterns only come in English. Sorry for any inconvenience. -Editors of FaveCrafts

please a need the partten in spanish


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