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Summer Style: 15 Knit Poncho Patterns

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor,

Irish Cabled PonchoFinding the right kind of outer garment in the summer can be a challenge.  You want something light, so that you won't be stifled, but also sturdy enough to keep off the chill on a cold night.  Ponchos are the perfect answer to this warm-weather problem.  Light and durable, ponchos are easy to take off and carry, but are comfortingly warm. These knit poncho patterns are relatively easy to create.  You'll love seeing these elegant garments form between your hands and busy needles.  Since ponchos don’t have sleeves and require only a minimum amount of shaping, beginning knitters will take to these patterns with ease.

Don’t let your kids miss out on these fun garments; we’ve included several knit poncho patterns that are perfect for a special child in your life.  You can easily deck out the entire family in these practical, easy to make garments.  These free knit poncho patterns are an economical way to make sure that your family has a fun and stylish summer.


Summer Style: 15 Knit Poncho Patterns

Summer Style: 15 Knit Poncho Patterns

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Knit Poncho Patterns for Summer
Poncho Patterns for Kids


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Knitters of any level will enjoy creating one of these knit poncho patterns. There's nothing quite like the satisfaction you can get from wearing a garment created with your own two hands.  You'll love knitting up these easy knitting patterns too; ponchos are great for knitters who are looking to move onto bigger projects.  They lack the complicating factors of sweaters, but are still an incredibly practical and useful addition to your wardrobe.  These knit poncho patterns are perfect for the beginning to intermediate knitter who wants to try out a bigger project.   The versatility of ponchos means that there’s a big return on the time and money spent on these elegant garments.


Embellished PonchoBasic Summer Poncho - Printable!

Magical Hooded Poncho

Summer Dream Poncho

Swirly Striped Cape
- Printable!

Red Riding Hood Poncho

Princess Ruffles Shawl

Irish Cabled Poncho

Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

Embellished Poncho - Pictured



Poncho Patterns for Kids

If you're not sure that you want to embark on a project scaled for an adult, try creating one of these knit poncho patterns for your kids.  You can easily wrap your little one up on in one of these cute knit ponchos on a windy day to easily protect them from a chill.  Little girls will look especially adorable in these cute poncho patterns for kids.  Since these projects are a little smaller in scale, you'll be able to create these knit poncho patterns in no time.  Allowing your kids to pick out the yarn for their poncho is a wonderful way to involve them in the creative process, and to ensure that you make a garment they’ll love.

Cellular Stitch Kids' PonchoEasy Baby Pretty Poncho

Anna's Winter Capelet

Ice Queen Baby Poncho

5 Hour Baby Sweater Poncho

Cozy Hooded Poncho - Printable!

Cellular Stitch Kids' Poncho - Pictured






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I think unless I was spending the summer in Alaska, I wouldn't wear these til Fall!!!


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