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27 Knit Poncho Patterns to Keep You Cozy

These free poncho knitting patterns are incredibly versatile. Find the style that speaks to you!

Updated September 07, 2018
Knit Poncho Patterns

Creating a unique and fashionable style doesn't have to be difficult and you don't have to be a model to pull it off. Sweaters and jackets are the usual go-to garments when you want to stay warm in fall and spring, but knit poncho patterns are a fantastic choice for those who want to add a touch of pizzazz to their cooler weather wardrobe. Whether you love easy knitting patterns, cable knitting, or are looking to make a stunning piece for any outfit, there are several patterns in this collection that you are going to love. The hardest part will be deciding which to create first.

Whether you want a knitted poncho for fall, winter, or any other time of year, these knit poncho patterns are just what you've been looking for. You will look extremely sleek and stylish no matter what pattern you choose to make.

Since ponchos are definitely on trend, be prepared to get a lot of compliments as well as a lot of people asking, "Where did you get that?" The good news is you will be able to blow them away when you tell them you made your fabulous knitted poncho! It doesn't get much greater than that. How many people can say they made what they're wearing? Little touches such as a cape or poncho are what pull together any ensemble as they are perfect for both hanging out at home or going out on a Saturday night.

With so many knit poncho patterns available, the hardest part may be deciding which one to work up first. Luckily, we have curated a collection of ponchos sure to please anyone in your life. The versatility of ponchos is what really makes them stand out from the crowd. You can throw on these toppers with just about any outfit and look extremely stylish and on trend. Plus, you're essentially wearing a blanket all day, so you will feel so warm and cozy.

These free knit poncho patterns would make great knit gifts for the holiday season. Many of these patterns are unisex, so you can make these patterns for men as well. Don't delay - check out these wonderful knit poncho patterns and get to work. Before you know it, you will have a lovely cold weather accessory. Be unique and catch everyone's eye when you wear these glamorous pieces, and when people compliment it, you'll win them over even more when you say you made it yourself. These knit poncho patterns are sure to impress.

1. Favorite Fall Poncho

This cozy knit poncho pattern is sure to become your go-to autumn garment. A simply constructed body with a functional hood and decorative tasseled-fringe, the Favorite Fall Poncho is a must-knit for a number of reasons.

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Favorite Fall Poncho

2. Funny Papers Poncho

The Funny Papers Poncho makes a great pattern for knitters who are making their very first poncho. Give this pattern a try, and you'll be hooked on ponchos!

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Funny Papers Poncho

3. Cozy Cabled Poncho

This wonderfully warm knit poncho pattern features a delightful diamond cable and bobble stitch design and a comfy, over-sized fit. Buttoned at the sides for a blanket-like feel, this orchid-colored beauty is sure to grace your year-round wardrobe on chilly days and breezy nights.

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Cozy Cabled Poncho

4. Petrol Blue Kid's Poncho

The Petrol Blue Kid's Poncho is the perfect layering piece to add to your little one's wardrobe for slightly chilly days. This free poncho knitting pattern is perfect for beginners.

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Petrol Blue Kid's Poncho

5. Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho

Doesn't just looking at this wrap make you want to cuddle up and fall asleep in it? This Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho is the epitome of comfort.  If you want to learn how to make a poncho like this one, it's actually really simple.

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Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho

6. Winter Goddess Poncho

Channel your inner snow bunny in the Winter Goddess Poncho. This elegant knit poncho pattern proves that just because the weather is dreary, it doesn't mean your outfit has to be.

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Winter Goddess Poncho

7. Turtleneck Knit Poncho

The deep purple of this piece is flattering on just about anybody and looks just as great with a pair of jeans as it does with leggings or stockings. Wouldn't it be nice to have a poncho that looks good no matter what the season?

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Turtleneck Knit Poncho

8. Trinity Knit Poncho Pattern

You'll feel like you're in a fairytale when you wear the Trinity Knit Poncho Pattern. For the experienced knitter, this cape goes stunningly with a dress or jeans. This pattern is a lot of work, but it will pay off big time!

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Trinity Knit Poncho Pattern

9. Charming Chestnut Poncho

This beautiful knit poncho pattern is perfect for a breezy spring day or a cool summer night. This adorable garment is adorned with a thick collar for extra warmth.

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Charming Chestnut Poncho

10. Rustic Stripes Poncho

This gorgeous knit poncho pattern is a wonderful way to create a warm, functional garment without dealing with the hassles of a knit sweater pattern. A good knit poncho pattern will satisfy your craving for comfort while offering you a polished finish.

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Rustic Stripes Poncho

11. Game Day Knit Poncho

Get game day ready with this black and white striped poncho. The Game Day Knit Poncho is the perfect piece to throw on when you're going to watch a football game or simply running errands around town. The chic knitted poncho pattern is sure to make a statement.

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Game Day Knit Poncho

12. Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

Tip-toe behind alleys and hide yourself in the cloak of darkness in this mysterious knit cape pattern. The Midnight Rendezvous Capelet is a gorgeous cropped cape pattern with a button down front.

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Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

13. Tranquil Dusk Poncho

This easy poncho pattern uses self-striping yarn to achieve a design that looks like the sky as the sun dips beneath the horizon. The pattern is simple enough for even a beginner to manage it, and the Kidsilk yarn is so soft you're not going to want to take it off.

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Tranquil Dusk Poncho

14. Basic Summer Poncho

Get the hang of poncho knitting with this simple pattern that features a basic poncho shape. With lines of lace constructed from delicate yarn, this is one of those free easy knitting patterns that begs to be worn during the summer.

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Basic Summer Poncho

15. Embellished Poncho

Knitters of any level will enjoy creating this poncho pattern. There's nothing quite like the satisfaction you can get from wearing a garment created with your own two hands. The versatility of this pattern means that there’s a big return on the time and money spent on these elegant garments.

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Embellished Poncho

16. Glamorous Statement Poncho

It's easy for a knit poncho to look cozy and homey, but hard for one to look absolutely fabulous. This Glamorous Statement Poncho does just that. The bulky yarn's golden sheen gives it an air of sophistication unseen in most knitting patterns.

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Glamorous Statement Poncho

17. On the Prowl Poncho

Uncage your inner animal with this fun knit poncho pattern. This On the Prowl Poncho will be a creative piece in your closet. Knit this cape pattern if you want to look fierce and fabulous.

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On the Prowl Poncho

18. Shimmering Jade Knit Poncho

We think this knit poncho pattern is as pretty as those jade gemstones found in our jewelry collections, and we love that this easy knitting pattern allows us to channel such a gorgeous color into our clothing.

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Shimmering Jade Knit Poncho

19. Swirly Striped Cape

We know ponchos are trendy and functional pieces to have in your fall wardrobe, but we love them because they're just so much fun to wear. Swoop down the street in the gorgeous Swirly Striped Cape.

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Swirly Striped Cape

20. Cozy Artisan Poncho

The Cozy Artisan Poncho is not only gorgeously designed, it's an effortlessly elegant way to stay warm and cozy come fall. With no sleeves and less shaping to deal with, knit poncho patterns are a relaxing and rewarding knit.

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Cozy Artisan Poncho

21. Mixed Greens Capelet

This beautiful knit poncho pattern is perfect for a breezy spring day or a cool summer night. This adorable capelet is adorned with two charming buttons at the neck for added style.

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Mixed Greens Capelet

22. Cozy Hooded Poncho

This knit poncho pattern features a charming cable knit shawl with a fuzzy lined hood. The cables add a classic touch, while the lining makes it the perfect finishing touch for a holiday outfit.

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Cozy Hooded Poncho

23. Hi-Lo Poncho

If you love crisp, cool days but are tired of reaching for the same old sweaters, try a poncho for a fresh twist on the old classic. Free knitting patterns for ladies like the Hi-Lo Poncho make great additions to any autumn wardrobe.

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Hi-Lo Poncho

24. Stylish Stripes Poncho

This sleek and chic knit poncho pattern is sure to satisfy your fashion craving while offering extreme comfort and warmth. With no sleeves and less shaping to deal with, knit poncho patterns are a relaxing and rewarding knit.

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Stylish Stripes Poncho

25. Merlot Hooded Cape

Let your sorcerous side shine through with the Merlot Hooded Cape. Bewitching and mysterious, this knit cape pattern is perfect outfit for a clandestine meeting or for swooping around town.

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Merlot Hooded Cape

26. Urban Fairytale Cape

Forget going into the woods, you'll be able to take on the concrete jungle when you wear the Urban Fairytale Cape. This gorgeous free knitting pattern shows you how to make a cape using a woven slip stitch knitting technique.

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Urban Fairytale Cape

27. Soft and Sophisticated Poncho

Say hello to your new autumn go-to. The Soft and Sophisticated Poncho is the perfect combination of sleek style and cozy comfort. This delicious knit poncho pattern features warm earth tones and an interesting stitch design for a look that's both fashion-forward, yet elegantly understated.

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Soft and Sophisticated Poncho

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Knit ponchos are a great Fall fashion accessory. There are a variety of different fashion styles and textures available in this collection that should be suitable for almost anyone that loves to wear these ponchos. Each link takes you to the page where the free pattern is available to save or print.

Lovely patterns, I have made a few of them. It would be so much better if you showed a little picture by each one--that way it would be faster and easier to view those that are new or sort through what I would like to look at.

Knit ponchos are incredibly stylish and versatile. Regardless of the season, you can throw on a poncho and feel cozy and comfortable. Plus, ponchos are totally on trend these days, so you can't go wrong.

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