So at the risk of being made fun of, I am ALWAYS cold. I could wear leggings and long sleeves in 85 degree weather. (I may or may not be doing that today… What can I say? I’m an island girl.) And I’m still cold! So, I decided to make a quick crochet poncho pattern to share with you all!
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I love a quick project, so I decided to remix my Clamshell Lace pattern from my Waterfall Vest and Lace Corset Belt into a giant, cozy, textured ruana style poncho. One of these days, I’ll make a tutorial for the stitches used!
Guys, I don’t want to brag too much, but I think I nailed it! I’m so warm and cozy! The super soft boucle style yarn makes it feel like you’re wearing a cloud of lace. I got mine at Michael’s, and they have the yarn (Loops and Threads Country Loom) on sale right now! The open lace pattern allows it to breathe, so I wasn’t too hot, even while shooting these photos outdoors in 80 plus degree weather.
What’s better? This quick crochet poncho pattern uses a gigantic Q crochet hook. At 16mm, you’ll absolutely fly through this crochet pattern! Instant gratification.
You can wear it like an open front cardigan if you like, and it looks great just as is, or belted to accentuate your waist. If you’re walking on the beach, you can wrap one of the sides around your neck and shoulders to keep it in place a bit better. I love that it’s so versatile! My kids even stole it on the car ride home from the beach to use as a blanket.
Materials to Crochet this Quick Crochet Poncho Pattern
6 balls Loops & Threads Country Loom (Approx. 600 yds Chunky (6) weight yarn)
Optional stitch markers, to mark the beginning of the lace section
Yarn Needle- make sure you can fit chunky yarn through it! These Susan Bates finishing Needles are perfect.
Dc – double crochet
Dc5tog – double crochet 5 together
Lp – loop
Sk – skip
Yo- yarn over
5dc shell: 5 Double crochet shell. Make 5 DC into the same stitch or chain space.
Dc5tog: Double crochet 5 together. Yo, draw up lp. Yo, pull through 2 loops. *Yo, insert hook into next st/sp, draw up a lp. Yo, pull through next 2 lps.* Repeat three more times. Yo, pull through all 6 lps on hook. Stitch completed.
Gauge / Finished Size
4 Stitches x 3.5 Rows in 4” square (worked in DC)
Approximately 45” wide by 70” from front hem to back hem.
This is a one-size fits most pattern. It’s meant to be a super oversized and quick crochet poncho, but you can adjust the length by adding or subtracting multiples of 12, and the width by increasing or decreasing the number of repeats- just be aware this will affect your yardage needed!
Chunky Clamshell Lace Quick Crochet Poncho Pattern
Solid Double Crochet Edging
Row 1: FDC 73. (Alternatively, ch 75, Dc in 3rd ch and across.) 
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc across. 
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Begin Clamshell Lace Pattern
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *Ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, dc. Sk 2, 5dc shell in center ch sp. Sk 2, dc.* until 7 stitches remain, Dc 7.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *(Ch 1, sk 1, Dc) 3 times. Dc, sk 1, 5dc shell in ch sp, sk 3.* Dc 7.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *(Ch 1, sk 1, dc) 3 times. Ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, dc.* Dc 7.
Row 7: Ch 2, Turn. Dc7. *Sk 1, 5dc shell, sk 3. Dc, ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2.* Dc 7.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *Sk 1, 5dc shell, sk 3, dc. (Ch 1, sk 1, dc) 3 times.* Dc 7.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *Ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, Dc. (Ch 1, sk 1, dc) 3 times.* Dc 7.
Row 10-12: Repeat Rows 4-6.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn. Dc 43. *Sk 1, 5dc shell, sk 3. Dc, ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2.* Dc 7. 
Split for the Neck
Row 14: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *Sk 1, 5dc shell, sk 3, dc. (Ch 1, sk 1, dc) 3 times.* Repeat once more, and make one last Dc, leaving 42 Dc unworked. 
Row 15: Ch 2, turn, Dc *Ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, Dc. (Ch 1, sk 1, dc) 3 times.* Dc 7. 
Row 16: Ch 2, turn, Dc 7. *Ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, dc. Sk 2, 5dc shell in center ch sp. Sk 2, dc.* FDC 42. 
Finish with a second lace panel
Row 17: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7. *(Ch 1, sk 1, Dc) 3 times. Dc, Sk 2, 5Dc shell, sk 2.* Repeat twice more. *(Ch 1, sk 1, Dc) 3 times. Dc, sk 1, 5dc shell in ch sp, sk 3.* Repeat across until 7 stitches remain, Dc 7. 
Row 18-21: Repeat Rows 6-9.
Row 22-26: Repeat Rows 4-8.
Finish with more Solid Double Crochet Edging.
Row 27-29: Repeat Row 2.
Break yarn and weave in ends.
Solid Neck Edging
Attach yarn at bottom inside corner with a standing Dc.
C-1: Dc up first panel. Place 3dc in both edges of the short rows. Dc back down the other panel. 
C-2: Ch 2, turn. Dc across. 
Break yarn and weave in ends.
Shawl Collar – optional but I recommend it!
Count 20 stitches up the inside of both front panels, and mark with a stitch marker (or scrap yarn).
S-1: Sc in 21st st, and next 9. Hdc 5. Dc 20. Hdc 5, sc 10.
S-2 and S-3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 10, Hdc 5, Dc 20, Hdc 5, sc 10.
Break yarn, and weave in all ends.
That’s it! You’re ready to drape yourself in luxuriously soft lace. Throw an end over your shoulder, or add your favorite belt to hold it in place, and you’re ready to rock it!
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