Granny Square Poncho Pattern – Rustic Rose

This is a classic granny square poncho pattern, but you can make it not classic by choosing your colors and yarn styles, adding fringes or tassels, beads, and any embellishment you love!

Why not a poncho when you are looking for an easy relaxing soothing crochet project that involves granny squares?

Be creative and let your style shine!

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easy granny square crochet poncho free pattern

Why an Easy Granny Square Crochet Poncho Free Pattern?

Well if you are a beginner crocheter, granny squares are the easiest way to learn to crochet.

There are so many free crochet patterns for granny squares out there , but the first and classic one is so versatile you can use it for almost any crochet project.

A crochet poncho made with granny squares is a quick, calming relaxing weekend project.

Think of this free crochet granny squares poncho pattern as the beginning of your journey!

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Let’s get to the pattern, shall we? Making a Granny Square Poncho




  • Kartopu, Melange Wool 100 gr, 80 % Acrylic,20% wool, 170 m, Color K9002 (brown) ( 2 Skeins)
  • Kartopu, Melange Wool 100 gr, 80 % Acrylic,20% wool, 170 m, Color K9005 (pink) ( 2 Skeins)
  • or any weight #5 yarn of your choice
  • Hook: US Size L-11 (8 mm) 
  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


  • 10 st  X 5 rows


  • Can be modified as you wish by adding more rounds
  • This sample is: 24” high from the V to the bottom and 35” wide, Size M/L for women

Stitch Key

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • SlSt = Slip Stitch

How to work a classic granny square

In this video, I teach how to work a classic granny square in one way- in the pattern instructions below you will find a second way.

Try them both and choose whichever you find easier!

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  • The pattern is worked in rounds
  • Ch3 does count as st at the beginning of each row
  • 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 colors
  • This pattern is worked with 4 identical granny squares joined together ( joining instructions below)
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique 
  • You can decide on the size of the squares by adding rounds
granny square crochet poncho pattern


A Granny Square- Make 4

Chain 4, Sl st to 1st Ch to form a circle

Round 1: Ch3, Dc 2, Ch 2, Dc3, Ch2, Dc 3, Ch2, Dc3, Ch2, Sl st to 3rd Ch of 1st., do not turn work

Round 2: Ch3, Dc2 in prev Ch2 space ( this will prevent us from slip stitching to the next Ch2 space ), Ch1,*[(Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) in next Ch2 space, Ch 1]* , repeat from * to * one more time to form the corners, finish last corner with Dc3 Ch2 and Sl st to next Dc . You should have 4 corners with Dc3+ Ch2+Dc3  in each and a Ch1 space between them.

Round 3-9:  Repeat Round 2, working Dc3 in each Ch1 space and Dc3+Ch2+Dc3 in each corner.

You should have a square with 7 Dc3 clusters on each side +( Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) on each corner

Round 10: Ch3, Dc1 in next st, Dc1 in next and in every st around including the Ch1 spaces – (Dc3 + Ch2+Dc3 in each corner), a total of 35 Dc’s on each side + (Dc3 + Ch2+Dc3 in each corner)

This sample has 10 rounds you can change colors where you wish I decided to play with the colors and changed in different rounds on every square


Place 3 squares as shown in the photo

Join with Sc1 on each side.

Fold and join the last square as shown on the drawing

poncho lay out sketch
rustic rose granny poncho


Sc1 in every st of the neck hole, Sc2 when you reach the V on the front and back.

Cut your yarn and weave in the ends.

You can add tassels, fringe or beads/


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