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The Holliday poncho cardigan free crochet pattern

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easy crochet how to poncho cardigan free pattern

Meet The holliday poncho crochet short sleeve cardigan ! You will love how easy and beautiful of this cute colorful crochet short sleeve cardigan is.

They made from cotton yarn and it great for  summer or spring season but you can switch up to wool blend yarn for the colder season too.

This  cute poncho cardigan is super simple made from just 2 rectangles with youtube video tutorial include.

simple summer crochet poncho cardigan video tutorialLet’s get into it.

I used Lion brand 24/7 cotton yarn weight 4 aran. I use around 1500 yard. ( size  s to large )

I used 2 color for this top.

– 5.00 mm hook 

– Sewing yarn needle

the holliday poncho cardigan free crochet pattern

Gauge:  ” 3 stitch of herringbone double crochet = 1 inch

Note: we are crochet this poncho cardigan not too tight.

easy how to crochet summer poncho cardigan freee pattern

Skill and abbreviations

(American crochet terms)

You will need to know how to make

-sc which mean single crochet

-Sl st (slip stitch)

-dc which mean double crochet

Herringbone double crochet stitch video tutorial.

hbdc – herringbone double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into next chain, yarn over and pull through the chain and the first loop on the hook, yarn over and draw through 1 more loop on the hook, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

-ch, Chain

-slip knot


Size from s to 4xl: 

For the model size Small to large.

( other size to make it bigger by add more row of the main color  detail in the pattern below)

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

the holliday poncho cardigan

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.

Video tutorial.


9×55 inches.

The holliday poncho cardigan crochet  instruction.

Start of by making a slip knot Then 170  chain plus 3 chain for all size =173 chains  (foundation chain multiple of 2 + 3  ).

Row 1: pick up green color ,Skip first 3 ch from hook (counts as 1 dc), 1 hbdc in next ch and every ch until the end of the row, ( ch3 turn counts as 1 dc)

Row 2: , green, skip first st, 1 hbdc in next st and every  st of hbdc until the  end of the row, in the last st make hbdc in the  ch3 of the previous row. ( ch3 turn counts as 1 dc)

Row3 and beyond : Repeat row 2 until we get 5 inch deep of green color.

 small to Large 5 inches deep of green color

XL to 2XL 7 inches deep of green color

3XL to 4xl  9 inches of green color

Then we will switch up to yellow color  repeat row2, until u got 1 inches deep.

 then switch up to green color repeat row2, until u got 1.5-2 inch deep.

Then switch up to yellow color repeat row2, until u got 1 inch deep.

Then switch up to green color repeat row2, until u got 2 inches deep and fasten off.

And repeat the same method for the second piece.

After we got 2 pieces finished. Will look like this.


Lay two pieces in flatted side by side then fold them in half.

Use yarn needle to sew in the middle part to creat the back panel and sew on the side  to create the body and for the harmhole no sew for 5-6 inches.

Adding the sleeve.

Adding the sleeve is for the option.

Join yarn at any part of the armhole and sc around the armhole for 1 round.

Then chain2 to start the 

simple lace at the sleeve.

then dc in same st, * ch1,skip1st, dc in next st * repeat this* to * until end of round.

then *dc in chain space of the previous row*

Then repeat this * to * round after round until u got your desired lenght.

I end up making about 5 round.

All done!

Happy crocheting!

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Sharon Lozano

Sunday 23rd of April 2023

Your little boy is cute and he is right about his mommy!!! Where do I find more outfits from you? You make very nice pieces. You are a wee bit tiny 4'9" and I am 5'9". A whole foot taller than you LOL!! Enjoy your family!!


Thursday 4th of May 2023

Hi Sharon, to find more free pattern just click on the top bar on in the search box for example put on crochet top etc..


Wednesday 6th of April 2022

Looks really good but was unable to download the free pdf from

Can you please let me know why?


Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

@Chris, the PDF pattern isn't free, it is ad free. You have to pay for the PDF.


Friday 24th of July 2020

This is beautiful, thank you for sharing this awesome pattern!