Needlecrafts - Crochet, Poncho with Flare

Needlecrafts, Crochet - Poncho with Flare
Peplums on garments seem to be a style everywhere in fashion from t shirts to jackets.
Unfortunately, this style is not always easy to wear, especially if the body itself is formfitting.
My idea of comfort is an oversize garment and a design that can be adapted for different seasons and types of yarns.
Inspiration struck when looking at a blouse with a very loose flare or flounce and a loose body.
Since poncho styles seem to be popular, I decided to design a very easy garment with a flared band or skirting.
As I looked around for yarn, I came across an unfinished project which consisted of a few crocheted squares, probably intended for a shrug.
This was an excellent starting point where I didn't have to start from scratch.
You may also want to think of this pattern for the spring or summer crocheted with a lovely soft cotton.
This design is very easy to customize either in the squares and also in the skirting as this is your waist.

Read further for the pattern instructions, schematics and also a thank you to Erin, a colleague and a very patient model.
Cascade Yarns, 220 Marls and Solids| information here
KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Superwash | information here
Please read entire tutorial | Knit Simple Magazine, Button up
Video Tutorials | How to Work Evenly Around - How to Crochet Decreases Sc2tog and Dc2tog
Happy Crocheting!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you...it's really comfy to wear and super easy to make
      All the best with your project,

  2. Do I need 4 square to make a poncho or can I just use 2 rectangle? Will it make a difference? Pliz help me.

    1. Hi,
      You certainly can use 2 rectangles. I used 4 as I already had the basic squares crocheted for some time.
      I had actually thought for the spring to make another one with 2 rectangles and stripe them. You can also make 18 granny squares to make front and back.

      All the best with your project,