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Tweed Crochet Pullover – a free, easy crochet poncho pattern

This week I’m sharing the free crochet pattern for my Tweed Crochet Pullover Poncho and it got me thinking about wearing handmade and why I’m still absolutely terrified of it!

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free PDF version of the Tweed Crochet Pullover Poncho in my pattern store.

I designed this poncho ages ago (years even) and am ashamed to say I’ve only worn it a few times. It’s not because I don’t love it. I absolutely love it but I just don’t think I’m brave enough. Childbearing body changes aside there’s this annoying little voice telling me people will think I’m silly to wear handmade.

Perhaps it comes from my childhood where handmade was definitely not in fashion and we were the weird ones wearing jumpers and cardigans made by our Mum. The thing is though, I was braver then. I didn’t care less when people teased me for wearing handmade. I was so very proud that my Mum had made it for me and told people so.

Now that I’ve got my own children that I make clothes for myself I’ve decided that I need to be braver and not care what anyone thinks of me wearing handmade too. It’s so strange because the few times that I have worn this poncho I’ve had so many lovely compliments from people. I wore it to a crafting show at Alexandra Palace once and literally got stopped time after time for people to ask about. It was so lovely.

So from now on I’m going to be brave and confidently wear what I make. All my crochet garments are out of the sample box hidden in the cupboard and are in the wardrobe to wear. How about you? Will you join me?

To kick start this new pledge I thought I’d share the pattern here with you for the Tweed Crochet Pullover Poncho so that if you fancy making it to add to your wardrobe then you can. It’s such an effortless thing to wear and style that it will suit anyone and is sooooo easy to make (don’t tell anyone…!)

woman wearing blue tweed crochet pullover and black long sleeved top against stone wall with hand on hip

About The Tweed Crochet Pullover Poncho

The fabulous thing about sleeveless pullovers and ponchos is that you can dress them up, down, layer them and be just the right level of toasty warm. This top is so very easy to make and construct with a detail edging and sumptuous cowl to finish it off.

I always team ponchos and oversized jumpers with skinny jeans, boots and a long sleeved black or white top, or for summer some cute little pumps work too.

However you decide to wear yours it will definitely look fabulous as it’s so empowering to proudly wear something you’ve created. So let’s get to the making part!

Pattern Options

The Tweed Crochet Pullover is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it. If you’d prefer an ad free version you can find them here:

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Yarn

I used 2 balls of Blue Tweed in WI Soft and Smooth Tweed Aran, (97% acrylic, 3% viscose 400g/600m) which is easy to get hold of in the UK.

A great alternative if you’re not in the UK (or even if you are!) is Lion Brand Re-Tweed Yarn (40% wool, 40% polyester, 20% acrylic, 185m/100g) which comes in the most beautiful rustic shades of tweed colours you could want.

Tension and Sizing

12st and 10 rows = 10cm by 10cm

The finished poncho can be made in the following sizes: Small (UK 8-10), Medium (UK 12-14), Large (UK 16-18), X Large (UK 20-22).

SizeLength (cm)Width (cm)
Small6357
Medium6560
Large67.565
X Large69.569

The pattern is really easy to adapt to be as wide or as long as you like though so just adjust your starting chain or numbers of rows to make it perfect for you.

Materials

To make your Tweed Crochet Pullover Poncho you will need the following crochet tools

Notes

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

The ch3 at the beginning of a round does count as a stitch.

Make the front and back of the pullover then join shoulders, add cowl and then the edging before finally seaming the sides.

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

rep – repeat

sk – skip

BP – back post

FP – front post

Stitches –

UK termsUS terms
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet
woman wearing blue tweed crochet pullover and black long sleeved top against stone wall looking down

Pattern – UK Crochet Terms

Scroll down for pattern in US Terms.

FRONT –
Foundation chain: ch 59,62,68,74 (multiple of 3+2)

Row 1: (dc,htr,tr) in 2nd ch from hook, sk2, *(dc,htr,tr) in next, sk2, rep from * to last, dc in last [58,61,67,73]

Row 2: ch1, (dc,htr,tr) in same, sk2, *(dc,htr,tr) in next, sk2, rep to last, dc in last [58,61,67,73]

Repeat Row 2 for 56,58,60,64 more rows.

BACK –
As for front but repeat Row 2 for 58,60,62,64 more rows instead.

JOIN SHOULDER SEAMS –

With WS facing, join 10,12,15,18 in from each shoulder with a ss seam. This leaves 38,37,37,37 stitches for neck.

ADD COWL –
With WS facing, join yarn to any stitch around neckline

Round 1: 76dc evenly around neckline, ss in 1st to join [76]

Round 2: ch3, tr in each, ss in 1st to join [76]

Round 3: ch3, BPtr, FPtr in 2, *BPtr in 2, FPtr in 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join

Rounds 2 and 3 create the pattern.

Repeat the pattern 3 more times (or more if you would like a large cowl) and turn over cowl to right side.

woman wearing blue tweed crochet pullover and black long sleeved top against stone wall pulling collar up

EDGING –

With RS facing, join yarn to any stitch around entire pullover.

Round 1: ch1, dc in each st and side of each row, (add a
stitch at each shoulder seam for 1st, 3rd and 4th sizes) ss
in 1st to join [352,364,382,400] (mult of 4)

Round 2: ch3, tr in each, ss in 1st to join [352,364,382,400]

Round 3: ch3, BPtr, FPtr in 2, *BPtr in 2, FPtr in 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join Round 4: ch1, BPtr, FPtr in 2, *BPtr in 2, FPtr in 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join

Seam sides: With WS facing, ss seam 34 stitches of each side together 18,20,22,24 stitches from top of shoulder.

Weave in all ends to complete.

Pattern in US Crochet Terms

FRONT – 

Foundation chain: ch 59,62,68,74 (multiple of 3+2)

Row 1: (sc,hdc,dc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk2, *(sc,hdc,dc) in next, sk2, rep from * to last, sc in last [58,61,67,73]

Row 2: ch1, (sc,hdc,dc) in same, sk2, *(sc,hdc,dc) in next, sk2, rep to last, sc in last [58,61,67,73]

Repeat Row 2 for 56,58,60,64 more rows.

BACK – 

As for front but repeat Row 2 for 58,60,62,64 more rows.

JOIN SHOULDER SEAMS – 

With WS facing, join 10,12,15,18 in from each shoulder with a ss seam. This leaves 38,37,37,37 stitches for neck.

ADD COWL –

With WS facing, join yarn to any stitch around neckline 

Round 1: 76sc evenly around neckline, ss in 1st to join [76]

Round 2: ch3, dc in each, ss in 1st to join [76]

Round 3: ch3, BPdc, FPdc in 2, *BPdc in 2, FPdc in 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join 

Rounds 2 and 3 create the pattern. Repeat the pattern 3 more times (or more if you would like a large cowl) and turn over cowl to right side.

EDGING –

With RS facing, join yarn to any stitch around entire pullover. 

Round 1: ch1, sc in each st and side of each row, (add a stitch at each shoulder seam for 1st, 3rd and 4th sizes) ss in 1st to join [352,364,382,400] (mult of 4)

Round 2: ch3, dc in each, ss in 1st to join [352,364,382,400]

Round 3: ch3, BPdc, FPdc in 2, *BPdc in 2, FPdc in 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join 

Round 4: ch1, BPdc, FPdc in 2, *BPdc in 2, FPdc in 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join 

Seam sides: With WS facing, ss seam 34 stitches of each side together 18,20,22,24 stitches from top of shoulder.

Weave in all ends to complete.

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