Penny Poncho

Design by Jessie Rayot, owner of Jessie At Home.

Penny Poncho by Jessie Rayot from Jessie At Home

This square poncho crochet pattern features an easy v-stitch with four increases giving the Penny Poncho a playful handkerchief hem. With a 3 round repeat, this square poncho is easy to make and is a great project to take with you in waiting rooms, pick-up lines, road trips, and crochet and knit groups! Use your scraps of yarn to make magic yarn and turn them into fashion. I made mine with nearly a dozen colors of Lion Brand Heartland yarn that I had in my stash. I love finding ways to use partial skeins of yarn, and the more you use, the more fun the Penny Poncho becomes.

Finished Size: Junior (Regular, Plus) – Neck opening 24 (28, 32)

Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern (vst, ch 1) across


  • Yarn:
    • Lion Brand Heartland: (100% Acrylic), Size 4 (11 wpi, worsted weight), 251 yds / 142 g (yds/g = 1.77)
    • Magic Cake, (885 yds / 500 g) used in sample. Amount needed will vary by yarn and length of poncho.
    • Magic Cake of nearly any yarn and the coordinating hook.
  • Hook: 5 mm (US H/8) – Furls Streamline Swirl used for sample
  • Other supplies:
    • yarn needle
    • 4 stitch markers

Skill Level: Beginner

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