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Create the perfect summer accessory with this lightweight lacy poncho crochet pattern! Featuring a delicate cluster stitch design and color gradient yarn, this stylishly slouchy poncho is ideal for sunny days at the beach or greeting the warm sun and cool breeze.

Made from just one rectangle this stunning summer wearable is all about the gentle drape you can achieve from combining a finer yarn with a larger crochet hook. Read on to find out how!

One size fits all but you can create any size of rectangle that you like and seam as much or as little as you like for the neckline to make yours unique.

In this post you’ll find everything you need to know how to crochet a lacy poncho like this including materials, stitches, a detailed video tutorial and free written pattern for blog subscribers.

Construction of the Crochet Lacy Poncho

Simplicity is key with this design so that the detail in the yarn and stitches can sing. So we simply create a rectangle of the most delicate fabric using a fabulous cluster stitch pattern.

Once you’ve reached the size you’d like then we simply fold and then join a few ends of some of the rows (do as many as you like) and that creates the most beautiful scooped neckline for you.

No shaping, no tricky seaming. Perfect 🙂

Getting Started: Materials Needed for Your Crochet Rectangle Poncho


Adult Size: One size fits all.

Width: 70cm (27in)

Length: 56cm (22in)

Easily adjustable for length and width. See below for details.


To crochet the lace poncho I used Rico Creative Cotton Degrade Print which is 70% Acrylic 30% Virgin Wool, 200g/800m.

This is a glorious category 2 weight yarn that has the most beautiful gradient colour choices.

How much yarn do I need to crochet the poncho?

The poncho needs approximately 780m/850yds of yarn (one ball of the recommended yarn).

This will vary if you choose to add any extra length or width to your project.

Finding an alternative for this yarn proved tricky but here are some that might work well:

  • Easy to wear style: your lacy summer crochet poncho will work your whole wardrobe – dress it up or down!
  • Quick to make: the relaxing stitch repeat is meditative, calming and quick
  • No shaping to worry about: with the emphasis on drape and ease, there’s no tricky increasing or decreasing to work.

Why make a lacy crochet poncho?

The trend for loose, oversized garments without much structure is still going strong this year. I love wearing items with a good amount of positive ease (meaning they are bigger than your body measurements) but I hate it when they appear to add bulk to my frame.

So I was so excited to design something that is comfy, easy to wear and also a real show stopper!

More Free Summer Crochet Patterns

I have shied away from creating many summer crochet patterns over the years but am pleased to say that I’m beginning to really get the bug for them!

It’s so wonderful to create lightweight and easy to wear items such as my summer crochet cardigan (made from just two matching rectangles) or my fun granny style crochet crop top.

Pattern Gauge

29 sts and 12 rows to measure 20x20cm (8x8in) over pattern using a 6mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

Work a gauge swatch as per the Main Panel in the written pattern. Then block it before measuring to make sure you meet the gauge.

Read all about how to make a crochet gauge swatch and why it matters.

Other Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Video Tutorial: Follow Along to Crochet Your Summer Poncho

Step by Step Video Tutorial

Come along as I crochet the main stitch in this step-by-step video tutorial.

Crochet Terms You’ll Need to Know

Glossary and Abbreviations

ss/sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space

sp – space

st(s) – stitch(es)

sk – skip

rep – repeat

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Yoh – yarn over hook


The pattern is written in standard US terms and uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK double crochet)

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

Special Stitches

Cluster Stitch (4dc-Cl)

Yoh, insert hook in space/st, yoh, pull through a loop, yoh, pull through 2 loops. Yoh, insert hook back into same space/st, yoh, pull through a loop, yoh, pull through 2 loops. Yoh, insert hook back into same space/st, yoh, pull up a loop, yoh, pull through 2 loops. Yoh and pull through all 4 loops.

If like me you love textured crochet stitches like the cluster stitch then you will enjoy my Oyster Shell baby blanket and my Florence textured crochet sweater pattern too!

Variations and Ideas: Making Your Lacy Poncho Unique

The great thing about this simple crochet rectangle poncho pattern is that you can make it any size you like!

To alter the length of the Poncho, work a foundation chain that’s a multiple of 4+2.

To alter the width of the Poncho you can work additional or fewer rows. The width of the Poncho will measure half of length of your finished piece.

Before you dive into crocheting your poncho, take a moment to read through the pattern notes—it’s a game-changer!

These handy insights will not only simplify your pattern-reading journey but also ensure a smoother crochet experience. You’ll find helpful tips on deciphering the sizing, transitioning yarn colours, and tips on turning your work.

Trust me, a quick peek at these notes will set you up for crochet success!

  • A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as st.
  • Turn at the end of each row.
  • A ch4 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc and ch1.
  • Poncho is worked in rows in one piece.
  • It is joined together over 4 row-ends across one edge.
  • The pattern is written in one size.
  • Read through the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Make sure that you are familiar with all of the stitches in the abbreviations list before you begin.
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each row. If no stitch count is given, then the count is the same as the previous row.
  • The pattern uses standard US crochet terms.

Faraway Lace Crochet Poncho Pattern

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Foundation chain: Ch82.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [81 sts]

Row 2 (WS): Ch4 (counts as dc and ch1 throughout), (skip next st, 4dc-Cl in next st, ch1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch1) 19 times, skip next st, 4dc-Cl in next st, ch1, skip next st, dc in next st, turn. [41 sts, 40 ch-1 sps]

Row 3: Ch4, (skip ch-1 sp, dc in next st, ch1) across to final st, dc in final st, turn.

Row 4: Ch4, (skip ch-1 sp, 4dc-Cl in next st, ch1, skip ch-1 sp, dc in next st) across to final st, dc in final st, turn.

Rows 5-6: As Rows 3-4.

Row 7: Ch1), sc in each st and ch-1 sp across, turn. [81 sts]

Row 8: Ch4, (skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 4dc-Cl in next st) across to final st, dc in final st, turn. [41 sts, 40 ch-1 sps]

Row 9: As Row 3.

Rows 10-11: As Rows 8-9.

Row 12: As Row 8.

Row 13: As Row 7.

Repeat Rows 2-13 until piece measures 140cm or desired measurements. End on a Row 7 or Row 13 repeat.

Fasten off. For best results block to measurements at this point.


Fold piece in half lengthways. Cut 4 lengths of yarn, approx. 25cm long.

Measure 32cm from fold and tie the row-ends together. “Skip the next 2 row ends and tie the next row-ends together; rep from * twice more.

Weave in ends to complete.

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