Poncho Knitting Pattern : On the Go

Easy & FREE poncho knitting pattern! A chunky, two rectangle poncho that’s modern & cozy. This poncho knitting pattern includes 2 video tutorials to help you bring it all together.

Chunky yarn makes for a quick project that’s extra stylish and extra warm, yet surprisingly light and cozy.

Fall is right around the corner… any one else ready to cozy up in some chunky knits!?!

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Available Sizes: Eight
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Videos


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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit & Purl Stitches
Clean Edge



Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 575 – 820 yards {525 – 750 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Circular Needles with a 32” {80cm} Cable
Extras: None



Size 37” {94cm} wide, CO 101 STS, {575-630 yards} 525-575m
Size 39” {99cm} wide, CO 107 STS, {600-655 yards} 550-600m
Size 41” {104cm} wide, CO 113 STS, {630-685 yards} 575-625m
Size 43” {109cm} wide, CO 119 STS, {655-715 yards} 600-650m
Size 45” {114cm} wide, CO 125 STS, {685-740 yards} 625-675m
Size 47” {119cm} wide, CO 131 STS, {715-765 yards} 650-700m
Size 49” {124cm} wide, CO 137 STS, {740-795 yards} 675-725m
Size 51” {129cm} wide, CO 143 STS, {765-820 yards} 700-750m



Gauge: 11 STS & 17 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below


Picture Details:

Poncho Measurements: 47″ wide x 19″ {119cm x 48cm}
Poncho Weight: 1lb 8.2oz {685g}
Model is 5’9″/175cm, 130lbs with a 33″/84cm chest, 27″/68cm waist wearing a 47″ width poncho with mid-rise jeans.



Not reversible.
Knit top down or bottom up, either way.
Knit using the rib & stockinette stitch.
Knit flat, back & forth using circular needles.
Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches.


Video: Top Seam:


Video: Side Seam:


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO the number of STS from the “Size” section above.


Top Rib:

Rows 1, 3, 5 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P1, K1* P1, WYIF S1PW

Rows 2, 4 {RS}: K1TBL *K1, P1* K1, K1TBL



Row 6 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL

Row 7 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P1* WYIF S1PW

Repeat rows 6-7, until desired length, minus the bottom ribbing


Bottom Rib:

Repeat Row 6 {RS} K1TBL *K* K1TBL

Rows 1, 3 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P1, K1* P1, WYIF S1PW

Rows 2, 4 {RS}: K1TBL *K1, P1* K1, K1TBL

Row 5 {WS}: BO in the K1, P1 pattern


Knit the 2nd side the same as the first.

The front and back are the same.


Top Seam:

Put the wrong sides together.

Starting from the outside, seam the top seam, leaving a hole just large enough to fit your head through. Make sure the seams from the outside to the inside are the same measurement.


Mine measures 47″ wide and the hole width is 8″. Each top seam measures 19.5″.


Side Seam:

Starting from the bottom, seam each side using the mattress stitch, leaving a hole just large enough to fit your hand and arm through.

Side Seam {video tutorial}:


Weave in the ends.


Steam-block lightly, which will add 1-2″ of length.



* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
WYIF – with yarn in front




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Poncho Knitting Pattern : On the Go


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