Free Mini Poncho Crochet Pattern

Colourful Striped Doll Poncho

You can use any yarn weight or type, with a suitable hook size to make your mini poncho. The yarn and hook size you choose will determine the finished size.

As a guide, I have used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (US Bulky), 100% acrylic yarn, with a 6mm crochet hook. My finished poncho measures approximately 19cm/7.5″ long (front to back hem excluding fringe), by 12cm/4.75″ wide, with a head opening of 6x5cm/2.5×2″. The fringe can be trimmed to any length to add to the total length of the poncho.

I have used a mix of 6 bright colours (Red, Hot Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Orange). You can substitute colours as you choose. Keep to the same yarn weight throughout, and try to keep to the same yarn brands for consistency.

Mini Striped Poncho Doll Clothes Crochet Pattern

Crochet Terms & Techniques Used

For this pattern, we will be using the following US crochet terms and techniques:
(ch) Chain, (sl st) Slip Stitch, (sc) Single Crochet.

We will also be working a special Back Loops Only, explained within the pattern.

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Striped Poncho Crochet Pattern

For this poncho, we will be working in rows all on one side (without turning) so that the right side of the stitches are all on the same side. We will be attaching a new colour yarn to the first stitch of each row, and we’ll rejoin in the first stitch when working the same colour again. Allow approximately 2” for your starting and ending tails, these will be trimmed and used as a fringe.

Free Crochet Pattern - Photo of the striped Poncho

I have used a mix of vibrant colours, Red, Hot Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Orange. You can substitute the colours as you like.

Using Red yarn, chain 29, cut yarn and fasten off,

R1.

Join Pink yarn with a sc into the back bump of the first chain, work sc in each remaining back bump, cut yarn and fasten off (29 sc)

R2.

Join Blue yarn with a sc into the first st, sc in each remaining st, cut yarn and fasten off (29 sc)

R3.

Rejoin Blue yarn with a sc into the first st, sc in each remaining st, cut yarn and fasten off (29 sc)

R4.

Join Green yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st in each sc st, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off (30 sl st)

R5.

Join Yellow yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Green sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Blue sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x28, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st, (29 sc)

R6.

Join Green yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st in each sc st, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off (30 sl st)

R7.

Join Red yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Green sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Yellow sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x28, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st, (29 sc)
We will now work rows in 2 sections, leaving a gap of 9 stitches in the middle for the head.

R8.

Rejoin Red yarn with a sc into the first st, sc x9, cut yarn and fasten off, skip the next 9 sc sts, rejoin Red yarn with a sc into the next st, sc x9, cut yarn and fasten off (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R9.

Join Orange yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st x9, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 11 sl st) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R10.

Join Yellow yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Orange sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Red sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x9, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R11.

Rejoin Yellow yarn with a sc into the first st, sc x9, cut yarn and fasten off, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R12.

Join Orange yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st x9, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 11 sl st) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R13.

Join Green yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Orange sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Yellow sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x9, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R14.

Join Blue yarn with a sc into the first st, sc x9, cut yarn and fasten off, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R15.

Join Pink yarn with a sc into the first st, sc x9, cut yarn and fasten off, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.

R16.

Rejoin Pink yarn with a sc into the first st, sc x9, cut yarn and fasten off, repeat for the second section (2 sets of 10 sc) Weave in the 2 inner tail ends.
We will now work straight across the entire row again.

R17.

Join Red yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st x9, ch9, sl st x10 along the second section, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off (30 – 21 sl sts and 9 ch sts)

R18.

Join Pink yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Red sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Pink sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x9, [sc through the top and back loop of the ch st] x9, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x9, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st (29 sc)

R19.

Join Red yarn with a sc into the first st, sc in each remaining st, cut yarn and fasten off (29 sc)

R20.

Join Blue yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st in each sc st, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off (30 sl st)

R21.

Join Orange yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Blue sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Red sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x28, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st, (29 sc)

R22.

Join Blue yarn with a sl st into the first st (allowing the yarn to wrap around the edge), sl st in each sc st, sl st around the edge of the last st, cut yarn and fasten off (30 sl st)

R23.

Join Yellow yarn with a sc through the back loop of first Blue sl st plus both loops of the previous row’s Orange sc st, [sc through the back loop of the next sl st plus previous row’s sc st,] x28, cut yarn and fasten off skipping the last extra sl st, (29 sc)

R24.

Join Green yarn with a sc into the first st, sc in each remaining st, cut yarn and fasten off (29 sc)

Trim the tail ends to your desired length to finish.

Congratulations!

You have now completed your mini striped Poncho!

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