Barcode Poncho: Free Crochet Poncho Pattern

With just a quick scan of this crochet pattern, you’ll fall in love with the Barcode Poncho! This free crochet poncho pattern is modern and stylish poncho that is sure to wow. It uses beginner crochet color work techniques combined with simple construction to make a great first time garment pattern.

I am so excited to welcome Hannah of Hanjan Crochet as a guest blogger here on my blog! I absolutely love this pattern that she is going to share with you, and I think you’re going to love it too. Quick and simple crochet color work garments are one of my favorite projects to make, and this pattern is so perfect as a wardrobe staple. I’ll hand things over to Hannah, and she can share her pattern with you!

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About HanJan Crochet

Hi! Im Hannah the designer, writer, photographer and tea maker behind HanJan Crochet.

Creating has always been a part of my life and over the past few years HanJan Crochet has grown beyond my wildest dreams Im so happy to be here on EClaire Makery and meet you!

I began designing almost 9 years ago after I learned to crochet but was completely incapable of sticking to a pattern so just started writing my own instead. Since then I have been on an amazing journey to publish in magazines, books and on my blog hanjancrochet.com too.

Intro to the Pattern

Im so thrilled to be sharing my brand new Barcode Poncho pattern with you today. Its a really easy garment to wear that is perfect for layering in the Winter and for those cool Summer days too. A great wardrobe staple that you can really rely on.

The intermediate level pattern needs you to crochet two matching textured stitch panels for the front and back which are seamed at the shoulders and sides. Then add a front and back bottom cuff, a simple roll neck collar and youre done!

In sizes XS-5XL the poncho is great for everyone who loves simple, stylish and beautiful crochet garments.

The Yarn

To make this crochet poncho pattern, you’ll need your favorite DK weight yarn. Since I’m in the UK, I used Sirdar Snuggle yarn, which has a super cozy texture that is perfect for garments. If you don’t live in the UK, some other great alternatives would be We Crochet Swish DK yarn, Paintbox Cotton DK, Lion Brand Coboo, or another cozy DK weight yarn.

You’ll need two different colors to create the barcode pattern on the poncho. I recommend using two contrasting colors, so that the lines you crochet will stand out on the background.

Supplies:

  • 4mm/G crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Dk weight yarn in two different colors (Recommended yarn Sirdar Snuggle Double Knit -55% nylon, 45% acrylic, 50g, 175yds/165m (see chart below for quantities))
    • Main Color (A): XS/S = 1432 yds; M = 1611 yds; L = 1611 yds; XL = 1969 yds; 2XL/3XL = 2327 yds; 4XL/5XL = 2685 yds
    • Yarn B: XS-3XL = 537 yds; 4XL/5XL = 716 yds

Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • ss – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitches
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side
  • rep – repeat
  • BL – back loop
  • FL – front loop
  • BP – back post
  • FP – front post
  • sk – skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr -treble crochet

Gauge: 19st and 11 rows = 10cm by 10cm

Sizes: XS-5XL

Size Label

To fit bust (cm)

Poncho width (cm)

Poncho length at front (cm)

Armhole depth (cm)

XS/Small

71-86.5

52.5

65

30

Medium

91.5-96.5

57.25

65

30

Large

101.5-106.5

63

65

30

XL

112-117

67.5

70.5

33

2/3XL

122-137

76

70.5

33

4/5XL

137-142cm

79.5

70.5

33

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Work a matching front and back panel before adding a different cuff to the front and back panel.
  • The collar is worked separately and then sewn in place once the sides and shoulders are seamed.
  • A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • When working the front and back panels always work into the back loop (BL) of a stitch when working on the right side (RS).
  • When working the front and back panels always work into the front loop (FL) of a stitch when working on the wrong side (WS).
  • When working the panels the treble stitches are always worked into the stitches of 2 rows below, working over the chains of the previous row.
  • The asterisks ** used in Rows 1-3 of XS/Small and XL sizes denote the main section of stitch pattern which is worked for other sizes.
  • You can adjust the side seams and shoulder seams to change the poncho fit to suit you.
  • If you would like to make your poncho longer or shorter then just add or subtract rows at the beginning and end of the panel (make sure you do an even change on both the beginning and end to make sure the pattern stays central).  

Barcode Poncho Crochet Pattern:

Make a matching front and back panel.

Using your main colour, ch101 (109, 121, 129, 145, 153) working each size as follows:

 

XS/Small:

Foundation chain: ch 101.

Row 1: RS: starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in 1, ch2, sk 2, **hdc in 4, ch4, sk 4, hdc in 3, ch3, sk 3, hdc in 2, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 1, ch1, sk 1, hdc in 2, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 3, ch3, sk 3, hdc in 4, ch4, sk 4, (hdc in 1, ch1, sk 1) four times, hdc in 2, (ch1, sk 1, hdc in 1) four times, ch4, sk 4, hdc in 4, ch3, sk 3, hdc in 3, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 2, ch1, sk 1, hdc in 1, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 2, ch3, sk 3, hdc in 3, ch4, sk 4, hdc in 4**, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 1.

Row 2: FL only for this and every other WS row: ch1, hdc in first st, dc in next 2sts two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on), **ch4, sk 4, dc in 4, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, ch2, sk 2, dc in 2, ch1, sk 1, dc in 1, ch2, sk 2, dc in 2, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, ch4, sk 4, dc in 4, (ch1, sk 1, dc in 1) four times, ch2, sk 2, (dc in1, ch1, sk 1) four times, dc in 4, ch4, sk 4, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in 2, ch2 , sk 2, dc in 1, ch1, sk 1, dc in 2, ch2, sk 2, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in 4, ch4, sk 4**, dc in 2, hdc in last.

Row 3: BL only for this and every other RS row: ch1, hdc in first st, ch2, sk 2, **dc in 4, ch4, sk 4, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in 2, ch2, sk 2, dc in 1, ch1, sk 1, dc in 2, ch2, sk 2, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in 4, ch4, sk 4, (dc in 1, ch1, sk 1) four times, dc in 2, (ch1, sk 1, dc in 1) four times, ch4, sk 4, dc in 4, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, ch2, sk 2, dc in 2, ch1, sk 1, dc in 1, ch2, sk 2, dc in 2, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, ch4, sk 4, dc in 4**, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 1.

Medium:

Foundation chain: ch109.

Row 1: RS: starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in 4, ch3, sk 3, work from ** to ** as given for XS/Small Row 1, ch3, sk 3, hdc in 4.

Row 2: FL only for this and every other WS row: ch1, hdc in first st, ch3, sk 3, dc in next 3sts two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on), work from ** to ** as given for XS/Small Row 2, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, hdc in last st.

Row 3: BL only for this and every other RS row: ch1, hdc in first st, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, work from ** to ** as given for XS/Small Row 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, hdc in last.

Large:

Foundation chain: ch121.

Row 1: RS: starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in 2, ch1, sk 1, hdc in 2, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 3, ch3, sk 3, work from ** to ** as given for XS/Small Row 1, ch3, sk 3, hdc in 3, ch2, sk 2, hdc in 2, ch1, sk 1, hdc in 2.

Row 2: FL only for this and every other WS row: ch1, hdc in first st, ch1, sk 1, dc in st two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on), ch2, sk 2, dc in 2, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, work from ** to ** as given for XS/Small Row 2, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in2, ch2, sk 2, dc in 1, ch1, sk 1, hdc in last.

Row 3: BL only for this and every other RS row: ch1, hdc in first st, dc in st two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on) ch1, sk 1, dc in 2, ch2, sk 2, dc in 3, ch3, sk 3, work from ** to ** as given for XS/Small Row 3, ch3, sk 3, dc in 3, ch2, sk 2, dc in 2, ch1, sk 1, dc in 1, hdcin last.

XS/Small, Medium, Large Colour Sequence:

Rows 2 and 3 create the pattern. Repeat the pattern in the following colour sequence:

Rows 4-12: A, Row 13: B, Row 14: A, Row 15: B, Row 16: A, Row 17: B,Rows 18-21: A, Row 22: B, Row 23: A, Row 24: B, Row 25: A, Row 26: B, Rows 27-30: A,

Row 31: B, Row 32: A, Row 33: B, Row 34: A, Row 35: B, Rows 36-39: A, Row 40: B, Row 41: A, Row 42: B, Row 43: A, Row 44: B, Rows 45-48: A, Row 49: B, Row 50: A, Row 51: B, Row 52: A, Row 53: B,Rows 54-65: A,

Row 66: continue to work in A, work as Row 2 but replace any chains and skipping stitcheswith working a hdc into the stitch of the previous row. [100 (108, 120) sts]

 

XL:

Foundation chain 129.

Row 1: RS: starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in 1, ch1, skip 1, **hdc in 1, ch2, skip 2,  hdcin 2, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 3, ch4, skip 4, hdc in 4, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 3, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 2, ch1, skip 1, hdc in 1, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 2, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 3, ch4, skip 4, hdc in 4, (ch1, skip 1, hdc in 1) six times, ch2, skip 2, (hdc in 1, ch1, skip 1) six times, hdc in 4, ch4, skip 4, hdc in 3, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 2, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 1, ch1, skip 1, hdc in 2, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 3, ch 3, skip 3, hdc in 4, ch4, skip 4, hdc in 3, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 2, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 1**, ch1, skip 1, hdc in 1.

Row 2: FL only for this and every other WS row: ch1, hdc in first st, dc in next st two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on), **ch1, skip 1, dc in 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 4, ch4, skip 4, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 1, ch1, skip 1, dc in 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 4, ch4, skip 4, (dc in 1, ch1, skip 1) six times, dc in 2, (ch1, skip 1, dc in 1) six times,  ch4, skip 4, dc in 4, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch2, skip 2, dc in 2, ch1, skip 1, dc in 1, ch2, skip 2, dc in 2, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch4, skip 4, dc in 4, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch2, skip 2, dc in 2, ch1, skip 1, dc in 1**, hdcin last.

Row 3: BL only for this and every other RS row: ch1, hdc in first st, ch1, skip 1, **dc in 1, ch2, skip 2, dcin 2, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch4, skip 4, dc in 4, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch2, skip 2, dc in 2, ch1, skip 1, dc in 1, ch2, skip 2, dc in 2, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch4, skip 4, dc in 4, (ch1, skip 1, dc in 1) six times, ch2, skip 2, (dc in 1, ch1, skip 1) six times, dc in 4, ch4, skip 4, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 1, ch1, skip 1, dcin 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 3, ch 3, skip 3, dc in 4, ch4, skip 4, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 1, ch1, skip 1**, hdc in last.

2/3XL:

Foundation ch 145.

Row 1: RS starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in 4, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 2, ch1, skip 1, work from ** to ** as given for XL Row 1, ch1, skip 1, hdc in 2, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 4.

Row 2: FL only for this and every other WS row: ch1, hdc in first st, ch3, skip 3, dc in next 3sts two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on), ch2, skip 2, dc in 1, work from ** to ** as given for XL Row 2 **, ch2, skip 2, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, hdc in last.

Row 3: BL only for this and every other RS row: ch1, hdc in first st, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 2, ch1, skip 1, work from ** to ** as given for XL Row 3,  dc in 2, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, hdc in last.

4/5 XL:

Foundation ch 153.

Row 1: RS: starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in 3, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 3, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 2, ch1, skip 1, work from ** to ** as given for XL Row 1, ch1, skip 1, hdc in 2, ch3, skip 3, hdc in 3, ch2, skip 2, hdc in 3.

Row 2: FL only for this and every other WS row: ch1, hdc in first st, ch2, skip 2, dc in next 2sts two rows below working over chains from previous row – (work all dc in this way from now on), ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch2, skip 2, dc in 1, work from ** to ** as given for XL Row 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 2, ch2, skip 2, hdc in last.

Row 3: BL only for this and every other RS row: ch1, hdc in first st, dc in 2, ch2, skip 2, dc in 3, ch3, skip 3, dc in 2, ch1, skip 1, work from ** to ** as given for XL Row 3, dc in 2, ch3, skip 3, dc in 3, ch2, skip 2, dc in 2, hdc in last.

 

X Large, 2/3XL, 4/5 XL Colour Sequence:

Rows 2 and 3 create the pattern. Repeat the pattern in the following colour sequence:

Rows 4-15: Colour A,

Row 16: B, Row 17: A, Row 18: B, Row 19: A, Row 20: B,

Rows 21-24: A,

Row 25: B, Row 26: A, Row 27: B, Row 28: A, Row 29: B,

Rows 30-33: A,

Row 34: B, Row 35: A, Row 36: B, Row 37: A, Row 38: B,

Rows 39-42: A,

Row 43: B, Row 44: A, Row 45: B, Row 46: A, Row 47: B,

Rows 48-51: A,

Row 52: B, Row 53: A, Row 54: B, Row 55: A, Row 56: B,

Rows 57-71: A,

Row 72: continue to work in A, work as Row 2 but replace any chains and skipping stitcheswith working a hdc into the stitch of the previous row.  [(128, 144, 152) sts]

 

Join The Panels:

Seam the front and back panels before adding the front and back cuffs and collar:

Holding the RS of the panels together, work a slip stitch seam to join the shoulders for 33, (37, 43, 47, 55, 59) stitches either side of the last row. This leaves 34 stitches at the front and 34 stitches at the back for the neckline (you can make your neckline bigger or smaller to suit).

 

Seam the sides:

Sizes XS/S, M, L: Continue to hold the RS of the panels together and whip stitch from row 33 down to row 1 to create armholes.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL: Continue to hold the RS of the panels together and whip stitch from row 36 down to row 1 to create armholes.

 

Add the Front and Back Cuffs:

Front Cuff:

Turn the work to RS facing and join main colour yarn to 1st stitch at bottom of front panel.

Working into the front panel foundation chain:

Sizes XS/S only: Row 1: ch3, ch3, dc in same, dc in BL of each to last, 2dc in last. [102 sts]

Sizes M, L, 2/3XL: Row 1: ch3, dc in BL of each st. [108, 120, 144 sts]

Size XL, 4/5XL only: Row 1: ch3, dc in same, dc in BL of each st. [129, 153 sts]

Row 2: ch3, BPtr, dc, *dc, BPtr, dc, rep from * to end.

Row 3: ch3, FPtr, dc, *dc, FPtr, dc, rep from * to end.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: ch1, ss in BL of each to end.

Row 6: ch1, ss in FL of each to end.

 

Back Cuff:

With RS facing, join main colour yarn to 1st stitch at bottom of back panel.

Work as for front cuff until Row 4.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: ch1, ss in BL of each to end.

Row 10: ch1, ss in FL of each to end.

 

Make and Join Collar:

Round 1: With WS facing, join yarn to stitch at shoulder seam of neck line, ch3, work 77dc evenly around neck hole, ss in 1st to join. [78 sts]

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

Round 3-6: Repeat Round 2.

Sew in all ends to finish and block lightly.

Im so happy to have shared this pattern with you today and really hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much to Claire for being so fabulous and hosting me, its been so much fun!

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Hannah

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