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The Toasted Marshmallow Poncho Crochet Pattern

Like many people, I absolutely love everything about Fall. However, the one thing that I don’t love is that, every year, sometime around the transition from Summer to Fall, I tend to get a little unmotivated and uninspired. In a lot of ways I think it makes sense, the “excitement” of summer starts to dwindle and the sun goes down earlier, my surroundings change, so my mood usually changes with it.

Since this is the first year that I have been creating my own designs, the hardest part about the season transition was that my designs had to transition with it, which threw me into a complete whirlwind. I had gotten so used to designing lacy tops and skirts, that when I realized that I had to shift mindsets and start working on sweaters and other warm garments, I just didn’t know what to do. My mind went completely blank on how to make my design style work with thicker yarns and heavier garments, long story short, it has not been a fun time.

If there is anything that I have learned about myself over the past few years it is that I pretty much need a creative outlet at all times to stay truly happy. With this being said, I kinda of disappeared for a little bit in order to give myself a little bit of a break, but I have been trying to push through it, so I’m finally back with a new cozy pattern to share! The Toasted Marshmallow Poncho!

Toasted Marshmallow Poncho Details

Sometimes in order to get through a period where I don’t feel particularly motivated, I try to get myself to work on something more simple which is how this poncho was born! Ponchos, while cozy and stylish, are pretty easy to make and design so it was the perfect thing for me to work on while I’m going through this phase. In terms of construction, this poncho is literally just two rectangles stitched together, can it get any easier than that?? This is a one size fits all pattern, but you can always make adjustments if you’d like. Shall we get started?

Materials:

  • 4 Skeins of Loops and Threads Impeccable Tweed in Aran
  • 2 Skeins of Red Heart Soft Essentials in Cocoa
    • You obviously don’t have to use two different yarn brands, but I was working with what I already had in my yarn collection and I really liked these two colors together haha
    • Approximately 1030 yards (Weight 4 Yarn)
  • 6.00 Crochet Hook
    • I used a Furls Odyssey Hook

Final Measurements:

  • Approx. 30″ x 30″ (for scale from the pictures, I am 5′ 4″)

Abbreviations:

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet

So as I mentioned before, the poncho will be constructed from two rectangles that will be sewn together to create the poncho shape. The rectangles are made with the “Block Stitch” which is very easy if you have never tried it before, the main technique is that you will be changing your colors every row, but it works up rather quickly!

dog with poncho

Rectangles

Foundation

Chain 60 +1 (or any multiple of 3 plus +1)

Row 1 (in C1):

  1. SC into the 2nd chain from the hook
  2. Work one more SC into the next chain stitch
  3. Chain 2
  4. Skip 2 chain stitches and work 1 SC into the next stitch
  5. Chain 2
  6. Skip 2 chain stitches and work 1 SC into the next stitch
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 until the end of the row
  8. Work 1 SC into the last chain stitch of the row
  9. Change colors
  10. Chain 2 and turn

Row 2 (in C2):

  1. Work 1 DC into the first stitch
  2. Work 3 DC into the chain 2 space
  3. Work 3 DC into every chain 2 space until the end of the row
  4. Work 1 DC into the last stitch of the row
  5. Change colors
  6. Chain 1 and turn

Row 3 (in C1):

  1. Work 1 SC into the first stitch
  2. Work 1 SC into the space between the 1 DC and set of 3 DC from the previous row
  3. Chain 2
  4. Work 1 SC into the space the next set of 3 DC’s
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until the end of the row
  6. Work 1 SC into the last stitch
  7. Change colors
  8. Chain 2 and turn

Now you are going to repeating Rows 2 and 3 for until you have a total of 36 rows.

poncho in progress

Working The Second Rectangle

At this point you will have finished your first rectangle and then just need to repeat all of these steps to make your second rectangle. However instead of making a separate rectangle and attached them together at two points, we are going to start working the second rectangle directly off the side of the first one and then attach them at one point. This part is pretty self explanatory, you will work a new set of 3 DC sets into the side of the first rectangle as picture below.

poncho in progress

Row 1 (in C2):

  1. Work 4 DC into the first “side stitch” of the 3 DC set
  2. Work 3 DC into the next “side stitch”
  3. Work 3 DC into every “side stitch” until you have a total of 19 – 3 DC sets (this includes the first set that has 4DC’s)
  4. Work 4 DC into the next “side stitch” (you should now have a total of 20 sets)
  5. Change colors
  6. Chain 1 and turn

Row 2 (in C1):

  1. Work 1 SC into the first stitch
  2. Work 1 SC into the space between the 1 DC and set of 3 DC from the previous row
  3. Chain 2
  4. Work 1 SC into the space the next set of 3 DC’s
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until the end of the row
  6. Work 1 SC into the last stitch
  7. Change colors
  8. Chain 2 and turn

Row 3 (in C2):

  1. Work 1 DC into the first stitch
  2. Work 3 DC into the chain 2 space
  3. Work 3 DC into every chain 2 space until the end of the row
  4. Work 1 DC into the last stitch of the row
  5. Change colors
  6. Chain 1 and turn

Now you are going to repeating Rows 2 and 3 for until you have a total of 36 rows. Now you will just need to fold the rectangles over each and stitch them together along the other side. You can stitch this section together however you like. I slip stitched them together in C1 because I wanted a bold line along the seam, but if you would prefer a invisible seam then you can simply sew them together, it is completely up to you!

I also ended up doing a trim of SC in C1 all along the sides and neckline to polish of the sides, but that is also completely optional! I hope you enjoyed this pattern! I’m really happy that this was such a simple and quick project to work up to get into the fall mood. As always if you have any question please feel free to reach out, and if you end up making this top tag me on instagram or send me a picture! I would love to see the final product! You guys are the best!

Toasted Marshmallow Poncho Back View    Toasted Marshmallow Poncho Side View  Toasted Marshmallow Poncho Front View

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