Crochet Poncho Pattern for Beginners – The Grey Day Poncho

Poncho Time! Are you a crochet poncho kind of lady? If yes this crochet poncho pattern for beginners is perfect for you!

Ponchos are my favorite! easy, quick and so cozy!

They also remind me of my homeland Argentina, so I am a bit biased!

I wear my ponchos at home, love the feeling that I have my hands free and my back warm. This pattern is designed for beginner level and advanced , it is very customizable in colors!

I called it the Grey Day because of my color choice- but imagine it in pink. or orange? maybe blues…

Are you with me?

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What is the best stitch for a crochet Poncho pattern?

Choosing the right stitch for your crochet poncho depends on several factors as your desired fabric look and drape, and your skill level

for a more dense and warm: Single crochet (sc) or half double crochet (hdc) create a denser fabric good for cooler weather.

If you are after Lighter and draper: Double crochet (dc) or treble crochet (tr) create a looser, more drapey fabric for warmer weather or a more flowy look.

The Grey Day Paoncho Pattern uses the V stitch which is a simple yet very textured stitch , great for beginners.

For a more textured poncho (requires some experience):

  • Moss stitch: Creates a beautiful textured fabric with a bumpy surface.
  • Popcorn stitch: Creates a fun and playful look with raised popcorn-like clusters.
  • Cable stitch: Adds a sophisticated and textured look with twisted stitches.

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What are the crochet poncho sizes?

This sample is: 28” high from the V to the bottom  and 35” wide, Size M/L for women

Here is a size chart you can learn from- to adapt this pattern to your size choice.

SizeBust Measurement (inches)Height (inches)

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How to work the Classic V stitch?

The V-stitch is having a major moment, and for good reason. This easy-to-learn stitch is a true classic that unlocks a world of creative possibilities.

Even beginners who can handle chains and double crochets can join the fun! The beauty of the V-stitch lies in its amazing simplicity. While it creates a stunning textured look with depth and detail, it’s surprisingly quick to master.

  1. Crochet a chain that is a multiple of 3 stitches.
  2. (Dc + ch 1 +dc 1) in 4th ch from hook.
  3. skip 2 ch
  4. In the next chain work (dc, ch 1, dc). This is the V-stitch. continue until the last 2 chains. End with skip 1ch, dc into the last ch.

Let’s get to the pattern, shall we?




  • Alize Burkum Klasik 100 gr, 100 % Acrylic, 210 m, Color 195 (dark gray) ( 3 Skeins)
  • Alize Burkum Klasik 100 gr, 100 % Acrylic, 210 m, Color 208 (light gray) ( 1 Skein)
  • Hook: US Size J-10 (6 mm) 
  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


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  • Can be modified as you wish by adding more rounds
  • This sample is: 28” high from the V to the bottom  and 35” wide, Size M/L for women

Stitch Key

  • Ch = Chain,
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • St = Stitch
  • Dc = Double Crochet

Specialty Stitches

Vst = V stitch ( dc 1+ ch 1 + dc 1) in same st

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  • The pattern is worked in rounds
  • Ch3 does count as st at the beginning of each row
  • This pattern uses pattern repeats.
  • Do not turn work at the end of each round
  • You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish- I used two solid colors
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique and weave your ends in.
  • You can decide on the width and length of the Poncho by adding rounds
  • The  72 foundation chain does not change with size. Always start with 72 chains.
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Chain 72 and Slst to close a circle. Make sure your chain is not twisted

Round 1: Ch1, Sc1 in 1st ch, Sc1 in next and around to end of the round, Slst to Ch1 to close the round, do not turn work

In round 2 we will mark the two points where the poncho shape will become.

Round 2: (Ch4+ Dc1+ Ch2 + Vst) in 1st Sc from prev round, Skip 1 st, Vst in next, skip 1st, Vst in next up to  18 Vst without counting the first two V stitches to mark the point, (Vst+Ch2+Vst) in next Sc st from prev round, skip 1st, Vst in next and around to a total of 18, close the round by Slst to top chain of ch3 at beginning of round to close the round.

You should have 18 V stitches between each point.

Round 3: (Inc)  SlSt to ch1 space on 1st Vst from prev row, Vst in Ch1 space, (Vst+ch2+Vst) in next Ch1 space, this makes the point and increases on each round, and we will repeat this pattern on each round always working a Vst+Ch2+ Vst in the Ch2 space of point, continue Vst on each Ch2 space around until you reach the 1st Vst from the next point, Vst in Ch1 space, (Vst, Ch2, Vst) in Ch2 space, continue with Vst on each Ch1 space to end or round, Slst to 1st Dc to close the round.

Each round you will finish in a different stitch- not in the point- this is because we are increasing, and it is OK.

Round 4: (inc) Slst to Ch1 space of Vst, Ch3+Dc2 in Ch1 space, Dc3 in next Ch1 space around until 

you reach a point, Then Dc3 in 1st Vst of point, (Vst, Ch2, Vst) in Ch2 space, and continue with Dc3 on every Ch1 space of Vst from prev round, repeat at next point, Slst to top of 3rd Ch of Ch3 at beginning of round.

Rounds 3+4 are the repeat pattern of the poncho each round is an increase round.

This sample has 24 rounds you can change colors where you wish I did at round 7+8 and at rounds 23+24


Sc1 around the neckline with the second color for a more finished look.

Cut your yarn and weave in the ends.


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