Do you love crocheted granny squares? I do! Granny Squares remind me of what is simple about crocheting, you can pick up a hook and yarn and make something pretty. I remember the first time I made a granny square shortly after I learned to crochet and I was hooked. I also love how granny squares and poncho look fabulous together. I created this Crocheted Simple Granny Square Poncho with beginners in mind. I also only had 2 skeins of the gorgeous Royal colored yarn and had to make a simple pattern to stretch my yarn to have a completed poncho.
This is a simple pattern that can be a fun weekend end project while you’re binge watching you’re favorite show on Netflix. It’s made up of 4 simple granny squares. Assembly is a simple slip stitch and border is a single crochet on bottom and neckline is two rows of ribbing which consists of front post and back post double crochet. I used Hobby Lobby’s I love This Yarn however you can use any worsted weight yarn. You will need 14 ounces of worsted weight yarn. You can also add fringe to this poncho if you’re a fringe lover.
You can modify this pattern to be bigger or smaller by making the granny squares bigger or smaller, just make all four the same size. This would look super cute in a child’s version. Have fun making a Crocheted Simple Granny Square Poncho and playing around with color choices.
Worsted Weight Yarn. I used 2 Skeins Hobby Lobby’s 7 oz. I love this Yarn, Any worsted weight will work you need 14 oz.
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
FP DC = Front Post Double Crochet
BP DC = Back Post Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
You will make 4 squares. Using yarn and H hook make a magic ring.
Row 1: CH 2, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH1, 3 DC, CH1 and SL ST to top of CH 2. You will have 4 clusters.
Row 2: 3 SL ST to next gap between clusters, CH 2, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in same space, in next corner space, 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, repeat on remaining 2 corners.
Row 3 – 13: 3 SL ST to next gap between clusters, CH 2, 2 DC. In corners, 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, and in next gap 3 DC. Repeat this around with 3 DC in gap on side and 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in corners.
On last row, leave a tail and fasten off.
Once you have 4 squares you can start assembling. I chose to slip stitch through the back loops only because I wanted a visible line seam to show on the front for texture. With right side together slip stitch through back loops only on the sides that need to be assembled.
Assembly will be front piece with be diamond shaped, attach one square on right side of diamond and attach other square on other side of diamond. Now to finish you attached back piece as a diamond shape with attaching right side of diamond to one piece and attaching left side with other piece. You now have neckline and a poncho that will fit nicely over your shoulders
Now you can chose a back and front. I use the back to attach yarn for border. Attach yarn with right side of poncho facing you. CH 1, SC, SC in each stitch around and in valley of poncho SC TOG 2 stitches. On peaks of poncho SC, CH 1, SC to create pointed peaks. SL ST to CH 1, leave tail and fasten off.
Attach yarn in back of poncho with wrong side facing you.
Row 1: CH 2, DC around with DC TOG in valley which would be front and back of collar line. SL ST to CH 2.
Row 2: CH 2, FP DC on next stitch, BP DC on next stitch. Repeat around to create a ribbing. SL ST to CH 2. Leave a tail and fasten off.
Sew all your ends in! Find and mirror and try on your gorgeous Crocheted Simple Granny Square Poncho!
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