The Halle Summer Crochet Poncho is worked in simple stitches without complicated increases, so even a beginner can quickly work one up!

Using just basic crochet stitches, this crochet poncho pattern is easy to follow – even for beginners!

Start this crochet poncho at the neckline, working in rows, then continue in joined rounds to work the body of the project.

While this light and airy crochet poncho is worked in cotton yarn for a summer piece, you can easily substitute the yarn and colors to make a poncho for any season.

This crochet poncho pattern is worked from the top down in two parts, and It’s a great pattern because:

  • Three different sizes are included in this pattern design: Small, Medium & Large!
  • Begin working the neck in rows, then work the body in joined rounds.
  • Measure as you go to easily assure the size fits!
  • Use up yarn you already have in your stash!
  • This project works great with cotton yarns, and plant-based fibers for warmer months, and acrylic or animal fibers for cooler months.
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: rows, joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, color changes, finishing techniques & more!

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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Summer Crochet Poncho – Resources

Finished Summer Crochet Poncho Projects

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How To Change Yarn Color

Wondering how to change colors in joined rounds? 

If you’re not sure how to crochet in joined rounds, add a yarn when working in joined rounds, or change color when working in joined rounds, here is a video tutorial that will help:


Knit Picks Dishie, Worsted #4 yarn (100% cotton; 190 yds/173 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): 325 (375, 425) yds

For more details about how to substitute yarn for a crochet project, here are some great tips: Understanding Yarn Substitution: An Easy Reference For Crocheters


  • US Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle


Neck: 10 Hdc rows = 5.5”

Body: 17 pattern Sts = 4”


Small: 30” Neck, 11” Long, 36” Wide

Medium: 34” Neck, 12.5” Long, 42” Wide

Large: 38” Neck, 14” Long, 48” Wide



  • BLO = Back Loops Only


  • Pattern is worked in parts, from the neck down: Neck (rows), Body (joined rounds), Fringe (optional).
  • Color changes (optional):
    • Color A: Band, Body rounds 1-6 (8, 10)
    • Color B: Body rounds 7 (9, 11) – 12 (14, 16)
    • Color C: Body rounds 13 (15, 17) – 16 (18, 20)
    • Color D: Fringe, all sizes.
  • Video: Change color as desired.

Summer Crochet Poncho Instructions – Small (Medium, Large)


Row 1: Ch 6, Skip 1 Ch (not a St), work 1 Hdc into BLO of each Ch across – 5 Hdc

Row 2: Ch 1 (not a St), turn, work 1 Hdc into BLO of each St across – 5 Hdc

Repeat row 2 until 52 (60, 68) rows complete. 

Hold 1st row together with last row worked, Sl St through both fabrics to join. Turn band so that Sl St seam is on inside. 

Do not fasten off, continue to Body.


Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 5 (first Dc + Ch-2 space), (Dc, Ch 2) into each Hdc end row from Band, Sl St into top of first Dc to join – 156 (180, 204) Sts; 52 (60, 68) Dc + 52 (60, 68) Ch-2 spaces

Round 2: Sl St until Ch-2 space reached, Ch 3 (first Dc), (Dc, Ch 1) into first Ch-2 space, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into each Ch-2 space around, Sl St into top of first Dc to join – 156 (180, 204) Sts; 104 (120, 136) Dc + 52 (60, 68) Ch-1 spaces

Round 3:  Sl St until Ch-1 space reached, Ch 5 (first Dc + Ch-2 space), (Dc, Ch 2) into each Ch-1 space around, Sl St into top of first Dc to join – 156 (180, 204) Sts; 52 (60, 68) Dc + 52 (60, 68) Ch-2 spaces

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until 16 (18, 20) rounds complete (ending on a round 2 repeat). 


  • 1 Fringe Bundle = 3 strands of yarn, 8” each in length.
  • Evenly knot 1 fringe bundle into each Ch-1 space from last round of Body. 


Sew in all ends, trim excess.

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