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Lacey crochet summer poncho free pattern with full video tutorial.

Meet the easiest lacey crochet summer poncho pattern ever! Hey, girls, my sweet friends, summer is here. Let’s do a happy dance, yippie!

I just love wearing ponchos because they add an effortless look to a plain outfit.

And summer ponchos are easy to top on any basic tank top or a tee to turn the causal style into something glamorous.

Lacey and lightweight poncho.

Yep, that’s right, this lace poncho is breezy and lightweight from crocheted with a big crochet hook and cotton dk-weight yarn.

Moreover, the cotton yarn just gives a beautiful drape to the poncho, as you can see how flowy it looks from the photo, isn’t it?

Now that purple color happens to be my favorite color right now, do you ever feel like your favorite color changes depending on the mood you have on that day? I do. lol.

Light weight poncho for summer free pattern.

Easy crochet summer poncho pattern.

This simple poncho free pattern is made from one rectangle with a beginner lace crochet stitch which is only a one-row repeat.

Basically, they are like a crochet wrap but seam a little bit on top to create the shoulder, and that is, you got a chowarp!

The purple poncho works up really quickly, and it can be done in one weekend.

one rectangle summer crochet poncho free pattern.

How do you crochet a summer poncho?

You can crochet a lightweight poncho for summer by using any of your favorite crochet stitches.

And crocheting a poncho for beginner has never been easier than these 3 simple steps.

Step1. pick your favorite crochet stitches: that you like to make into the poncho can be one stitch for the entire poncho, or you can mix it up with 2 or 3 crochet stitches for your poncho, depending on your creative cuteness.

Step2. crochet a rectangle: mostly a poncho has the easiest construction of all the crochet garments.

Basically, they are made from just one or 2 rectangles, so if you can crochet a rectangle, then you can make a poncho; how simple is that?

Step3. join the rectangle: joining the rectangle either one or two rectangles, and you are all set to fly out with your newly made poncho.

Tip& trick to create lacy look ponchos for beginners.

  1. Crochet stitches: pick out some of your favorite crochet lace stitches or open stitches because most of those stitches will make your summer poncho airy and breezy automatic without trying too hard. However, if you go for dense crochet stitch, I still got you covered in the next second tip below.
  2. Stitch tension: to archive the lightweight and flowy look of your summer poncho, the crochet stitch tension is quite important; if your crochet stitch is too tight, your poncho is going to be too stiff and not flowy outcome but try to crochet loosely or if you can’t just switch to bigger crochet hook size that will make it easier.
  3. Check your gauge: be sure to check your gauge if your girls are following the pattern instruction. We all want your poncho to be a perfect fit and beautiful, aren’t we?
  4. Try it on: yep, that’s right, let’s try them long along your process so you can adjust to make it fit for you or add more things to spice up your crochet project.
  5. Take a break: Yeah, take lots of breaks along the way because when you come back, you will feel fresh and crocheted them faster; for example, like me, sometimes I just continue all day crocheting without a break and find out that it slows down the process coz I need a big break like a day or a week, or I might not go back to finish it lol.
Easy crochet summer poncho wrap made from cotton  yarn dk weight free crochet tutorial

best yarn to crocheted a summer poncho?

Well, in this easiest purple crochet poncho-free pattern tutorial,I use 100% cotton yarn with dk weight, or 4 medium weight is fine.

  • Cotton yarn: is perfect for summer garments; they are breathable, absorb less heat, and second skin-like.
  • Plant fiber content yarn: they are also similar to cotton, so if you have in hand go for it.

Need more simple women’s ponchos free crochet patterns to make this weekend?

Supplies & materials.

  • I used cotton dk weight yarn or you can use Lion brand 24/7 cotton yarn weight 4 aran. I use around 1500 yards.
  • I used a bright purple color for this poncho wrap. 
  • I am using about  1500 yards altogether.
  • 6.0 mm crochet hook
  • Sewing yarn needle
  • stitch marker


( the model is wearing a small size to fit Xl)

For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.

The bigger size (2xl-4xl) is detail in the pattern below.

Skill and abbreviations

  • { American crochet term}
  • You will need to know how to make
  • Blanket stitch video tutorial
  • Sl st (slip stitch)
  • sc which mean single crochet
  • dc which mean double crochet
  • ch, Chain
  • slip knot

Gauge: 2 blanket stitches = 2 inch

crochet guage for blanket stitch.

How to crochet simple lace poncho youtube Video tutorial.

Easy summer poncho youtube video tutorial.

lacy summer poncho

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

The easiest purple poncho free crochet pattern instruction.

Note: we are crocheting this poncho loosely, not too tight.

crochet 1 rectangle with blanket stitch.


one rectangle 20×42 inch.

Start off by making a slip knot, Then make 117 chains foundation chains (Multiple of 3)

  • Small to xl chain 117
  • 2xl to 4xl chain 141

Row1.  Make 2 dc in the 3rd chain from hook and *sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, and make 2 dc in same ch stitch*. Repeat from * to* end of row. Sc in the last ch of the row. Ch 2, turn.

Row2.  2 dc in the first sc of the previous row, *sk next 2 dc, make sc and 2 dc in next sc*.

Repeat from * to* until the end of the row. Make sc in turning ch 2 at end of row, ch 2, turn.

Row 3 and beyond, and Repeat row 2 until we get 20-21 inches.

Add the lace row to the poncho.

crochet one rectangle easy tutorial.

Now we are going to make a base row for the lace stitch row. 

Make sc in each space on the side for 1 row. chain 2 and turn to the lace row.

Making the lacy row.

After we finish, make sc along the edge; then we start on the lacy row.

crochet simple meash edge to the poncho pattern.

Row1. Dc in the same stitch, *(ch1,sk1 then dc in next stitch.)*

repeat this* to * until the end of the row. chain2 and turn.

crochet simple mash second row.

Row2. dc in the same st , *( ch1, dc in the chain space from the previous row)* repeat this* to * until the end of row; at the end, make dc in the chain2 space.

Row3-7. repeat row 2, and finish off.

Repeat the same thing on the other side.

crochet mesh edge to summer poncho pattern.


After we all finished with the long rectangle piece, now time for assembly.

Lay pieces of a big rectangle in flatted and then fold them in half and place the stitch marker to fix where the open neck is, then use a yarn needle to sew along to create the shoulder.

How to assemble one rectangle crochet poncho step by step.

All done!

Happy crocheting!

If you make one, I would love to see your creation. Tag me on Instagram!

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Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

Love your ponchos. Looking for a summer lightweight pattern


Friday 14th of April 2023

thank u.


Thursday 13th of April 2023

Thank you so much Connie.


Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Hi Jenny, I need some help with your pattern. I have now tried twice to make this poncho and it simply is not working with your instructions. If I chain 117 to start the pattern it is no where close to 20 inches long, it's 37 inches long! So how should I be starting this? I've almost completely finished the poncho, ready to sew together, and it doesn't work at all. One side goes so far down my arm it almost touches my knees, I could never use that arm to do anything if I had the poncho on. So should I only do enough chains on the starting row to ensure I have 20 inches? Regardless of how many actual chains that is? I appreciate your reply as I am now about to pull out all of my work and start for a third time on this project. Thank you,


Monday 24th of January 2022

HI Linda, could u please dm me on instagram? so I could work it out with u.


Sunday 3rd of October 2021

HI Jane, I loved your video and must compliement you on your presentation! Nicely done. I tried to subscribe but it kept saying " couldn't verify , try again". Could you sign me up please? Thank you.


Monday 4th of October 2021



Sunday 21st of March 2021

Hi Jane I have loved your patterns for years you have an amazing blog and create more unique patterns with your special touch. I was subscribed to your blog before and tried to resubscribe 3-20-21 said successful although I never received an email to confirm. Thank you so much for all your amazing inspiration


Sunday 21st of March 2021

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for the lovely comment i will put u in my email list now .


Friday 1st of May 2020

Thanks a lot for posting the pattern, Greetings - Susan from South Germany


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Thanks you Susanne, you just make my day, love love.