The crochet poncho is a versatile and ideal piece to be used in winter or on cold and rainy days. It ensures an elegant and creative look in these lower temperature periods.
There are countless models of wonderful ponchos that dress women, men and children of all ages.
Crochet is perfect for making ponchos, especially using wool yarn that is the best and most traditional in making this accessory.
The technique just makes everything even more beautiful, working with a more creative and personalized weaving, forming incredible designs, textures and weaves.
The colors, size and style are at the discretion of each one, the ponchos can be made for personal use or for sale, making an extra income in the colder seasons.
Most used crochet poncho models
Overall, poncho models can be large, covering the entire silhouette; medium, up to the waistline; or small, offering neck and chest coverage.
However, the pieces can also differ in their shape, as there is a kimono style (more open), a jacket style, with or without sleeves, with or without a hood, etc.
There are several options to make and choose from, but knowing a base of sizes, styles and preferences for each audience can also help in choosing…
A tip for those who want to give the impression of a slimmer silhouette is to opt for models that go past the waistline (longer).
Another tip is to always have models of ponchos in white, to expand the combination options with the most varied types of clothing.
In any case, check out the most creative and used ideas for making men’s, women’s and children’s ponchos to enjoy them as you wish.
Men’s ponchos can bring many variations from the use of darker shades, mainly gray, black, brown and blue.
It is possible to find many elegant models of the men’s crochet poncho that have collars, sleeves, with few designs and no accessories included.
But this does not prevent men from using printed ponchos, with African, Indian, striped prints, among others, also making use of cords and hood.
Women’s ponchos are very diverse, there is a huge variety of neutral and patterned models.
It is also common to find models with fringes, with more open or more closed weaves and to see different sizes between each one of them.
The ideal is to ensure that your style is imprinted on the piece, as each design, texture and shape causes a different impression and can best match certain looks.
Children’s crochet ponchos are always cute and simple, usually having a sweet and delicate decoration for the little ones.
The use of fringes and pompoms is very common in children’s models, and light colors and pastel tones are often used.
Here, the tip is to protect babies and children from the cold with pieces that have thicker threads and are anti-allergic, giving preference to models with closed weaves.
Poncho with crochet sleeve
The poncho with sleeves is an important option for cold days, as they protect the body even more.
However, the size of the sleeve usually varies in each model and it can be wider and looser or be closer to the arms.
When adding sleeves to the crochet poncho, it is important to keep in mind that they will be an extension of the desired model.
Therefore, they are usually made with the same crochet stitches, as well as the same colors and prints.
The hood is yet another extension of the crochet poncho, which can be large or small, have cords, a velvety hem, among other details.
The hood, like any other part of the poncho, needs to match the intended style.
A velvety hem, for example, can make the piece more cozy.
Not to mention the children’s models that can use animal-inspired ears (like teddy bears and kittens) to create a thematic, simple and fun poncho.
How to make a crochet poncho step by step
Crochet poncho for beginners is the best way to start producing ponchos without fear of making mistakes.
A basic trick for beginners is to use a larger needle (nº 6 or nº 7) if you are used to making tighter stitches.
If the stitches are too tight, the thread will lose elasticity, so the ideal is to leave the stitches with a reasonable amount of slack.
So, the tutorial will show you how to weave simple and easy crochet stitches to create a beautiful and elegant poncho.
The high point, the low point and the very low point are part of this basic step by step.
Watch Professor Simone Eleotério ’s video and do it yourself:
How many balls of yarn to make a poncho?
Although the number of skeins depends on the model of poncho that will be made, four to six skeins of wool form the average of the expected amount. This works in most cases, but there are always exceptions.
It is a large model, with sleeves, a hood and prints, the quantity may exceed the mentioned average.
Otherwise, small and simpler models, such as children’s models, may end up consuming less than the average.
What is the difference between poncho and shawl?
Much is said about the difference between the poncho and the shawl, but the truth is that in common sense these differences can go unnoticed.
Differentiating the poncho from the shawl may just be a didactic matter for those who want to understand the deeper meaning of these denominations.
The shawl, for example, has its origin linked to Indian traditions, which have the custom of wearing this piece over the shoulders, also covering the neck.
The poncho, on the other hand, is seen as a piece of South American origin, and it is likely that the piece was used by ancient inhabitants of the Andes Mountains.
Here, the gauchos are the ones with the strongest tradition regarding the use of these pieces. However, as small as it may be, there is still an aesthetic difference between the poncho and the shawl that can be noticed.
The poncho is usually a more appropriate piece for the intense cold and the focus of this garment is to guarantee this protection. The shawl, however, can be made with finer threads and have a more decorative purpose.
So, how not to love the crochet poncho?! This piece seems to add both things into one, as they are creative and still protect from the cold.
See crochet poncho inspirations
Multicolored crochet poncho
Hollow white poncho
gray poncho on mannequin
Colorful poncho with long sleeves
animal hooded poncho
Green and gray striped poncho
Half navy blue and gray poncho
Stylish black, white and yellow men’s poncho
Colored poncho in stripes
Women’s light blue poncho
Hooded earth tone poncho
Gray poncho with light pink
blue leaky poncho
Colored hollow poncho with collar
Children’s Pikachu Poncho
Light blue poncho with beige and cap
Poncho in neutral tones with necklace
long yellow and brown poncho
Different gradient poncho
Dark blue poncho with spikes
Poncho with geometric figures
Poncho with stripes and pompom
dark gray short poncho
poncho in different colors
Women’s dark poncho with collar
basic black poncho
Different colored poncho with white details
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