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The Skittles Summer Crochet Poncho – Free Pattern

I think it’s fair to say that we could all use a bit of sunshine and rainbows to brighten us up right now so I’m bringing it in crochet form with The Skittles Summer Crochet Poncho!

I don’t know about you but when times are tough I turn to crochet to keep me grounded, keep me busy and keep me going. If you’re like me then I’m so pleased that you’re here and that I can share my next free pattern with you this week, a feast of colour and fun – The Skittles Poncho. It’s made from two matching rectangles and with a fringed edge there’s no ends to sew in at all! 

Last week I shared The Silver Squares Blanket and thank you so much for such an amazing response to it! I’m so glad so many of you are enjoying it. How are you getting on? I’d love to see your blankets.

This week I’m mixing it up a bit as I know that not everyone enjoys blanket making as much as I do! (Although you could absolutely make this poncho as a blanket instead, just saying….)

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The Skittles Poncho, a bright and fun beginners crochet pattern by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. A free crochet pattern to learn how to crochet in rainbow colours, a fun and easy summer make for you handmade wardrobe.

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Yarn

Scheepjes – Cahlista, 100% cotton, 50g/85m    

5 balls of: Yarn A: Bridal White 

1 ball each of: Yarn B: Apricot, Yarn C: Rich Coral, Yarn D: Tangerine, Yarn E: Yellow Gold, Yarn F: Saffron, Yarn G: Lime, Yarn H: Sky Blue, Yarn I: Powder Blue

Check out the yarn here

Tension and Sizing

13st and 10 rows = 10cm by 10cm over main stitch pattern

Small/Medium, (UK 8-14) Width 60cm, Length 68cm

Medium/Large, (UK 16-22) Width 68cm, Length 68cm

The summer crochet poncho is designed to have lots of positive ease (be nice and roomy) but if you’d like yours bigger or smaller then it’s really easy to just adjust the amount of stitches and/or rows you work. The same applies for if you want to make it into a blanket instead. Not that I’m obsessed with blankets at all…!

The Skittles Poncho, a bright and fun beginners crochet pattern by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. A free crochet pattern to learn how to crochet in rainbow colours, a fun and easy summer make for you handmade wardrobe.

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 6mm/J crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Notes

The ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch

Side tassels are made from ends of rows, so be sure to leave at least 10cm at either end of every row. 

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch(s)chain(s)
ssslip stitch
skskip
st(s)stitch(es)
RSright side
reprepeat

Stitches

UK termsUS terms
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – trebledc – double crochet

Special Stitch

UK Terms –

2tr two below: 1tr in each of the next two stitches from two rows below, working over the top of ch2 of previous row (on first row work into ch of foundation chain)

US Terms –

2dc two below: 1dc in each of the next two stitches from two rows below, working over the top of ch2 of previous row (on first row work into ch of foundation chain)

The Skittles Poncho, a bright and fun beginners crochet pattern by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. A free crochet pattern to learn how to crochet in rainbow colours, a fun and easy summer make for you handmade wardrobe.

Pattern – Skittles Summer Crochet Poncho

(In standard UK terms – please scroll down for pattern in US terms)

FRONT AND BACK – make two, both alike

Foundation chain: Using B, ch 79 (87)

Row 1: (RS), htr in 2nd ch from hook, htr in next ch, *ch2, skip 2, htr in next 2 chains; rep from * across [78, 86], change to A

Row 2: ch1, htr in 2, 2tr two below (see special stitch above), *ch2, skip 2sts, 2tr two below, rep from * to last 2sts, htr in 2, change to C

Row 3: ch1, htr in 2, ch2, skip 2 sts, *2tr two below, ch2, skip 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, htr in 2, change to

Row 4: ch1, htr in 2, 2tr two below,  *ch2, skip 2 sts, 2tr two below, rep from * to last 2 sts, htr in 2

Rows 3 and 4 create the pattern. 

Repeat the pattern 31 more times, changing colour at end of each row win the following sequence:

D, A, E, A, F, A, G, A, H, A, I, A, *A, A, B, A, C, A, D, A, E, A, F, A, G, A, H, A, I;  rep from * twice more. 

Final Row: Using A, ch1, htr in 4, *2tr two below, htr in 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, htr in 2. Fasten off. 

JOINING

With wrong sides facing, line up panels and work a ss seam along 26 sts either end of final rows of panels to join and create neck hole.  

SIDE TASSELS

Join the side ends into groups of 3 and tie in a secure knot to create tassels. Use a needle to tease individual strands of cotton out to make fluffy. 

Pop over your head, secure with your favourite belt and enjoy! 

Pattern – Skittles Summer Crochet Poncho

In Standard US Terms (also included in the PDF)

FRONT AND BACK – make two, both alike

Foundation chain: Using B, ch 79 (87)

Row 1: (RS), hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, *ch2, skip 2, hdc in next 2 chains; rep from * across [78, 86], change to A

Row 2: ch1, hdc in 2, 2dc two below (see special stitch above), *ch2, skip 2sts, 2dc two below, rep from * to last 2sts, hdc in 2, change to C

Row 3: ch1, hdc in 2, ch2, skip 2 sts, *2dc two below, ch2, skip 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, hdc in 2, change to

Row 4: ch1, hdc in 2, 2dc two below,  *ch2, skip 2 sts, 2dc two below, rep from * to last 2 sts, hdc in 2

Rows 3 and 4 create the pattern. 

Repeat the pattern 31 more times, changing colour at end of each row win the following sequence:

D, A, E, A, F, A, G, A, H, A, I, A, *A, A, B, A, C, A, D, A, E, A, F, A, G, A, H, A, I;  rep from * twice more. 

Final Row: Using A, ch1, hdc in 4, *2dc two below, hdc in 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, hdc in 2. Fasten off. 

JOINING

With wrong sides facing, line up panels and work a ss seam along 26 sts either end of final rows of panels to join and create neck hole.  

SIDE TASSELS

Join the side ends into groups of 3 and tie in a secure knot to create tassels. Use a needle to tease individual strands of cotton out to make fluffy. 

Pop over your head, secure with your favourite belt and enjoy! 

If you’ve enjoyed this summer crochet poncho pattern then here are a few more really easy free garments you could try next:

The Picante Wrap

The Colour Block Jumper

The Autumn Cluster Cardigan

Thank you so much for visiting me here at HanJan Crochet – I’ll be back soon with more exciting new patterns and free tutorials soon!

Stay safe,

Hannah

The Skittles Poncho, a bright and fun beginners crochet pattern by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. A free crochet pattern to learn how to crochet in rainbow colours, a fun and easy summer make for you handmade wardrobe.
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