Easy Crochet Doll Poncho – Free Pattern & Video Tutorial for Beginners

amigurumi doll wearing a poncho with text underneath that says Easy Crochet Doll Poncho Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

For my latest free doll clothes pattern, I’m going to teach you how to make an easy crochet doll poncho. This colorful poncho uses two different yarn colors and is a very easy crochet project. This free pattern is accessible to beginners as it is made with basic crochet stitches and includes a step-by-step video tutorial in addition to the written pattern.

This pattern is Week 16 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along and is designed to fit my Advent Amy doll pattern which is a 10 inch doll when crocheted to gauge. However, it could fit a number of my other amigurumi doll patterns that I have available.

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Missed the previous weeks of the CAL? No problem! You can start any time and there are already a lot of other free crochet doll clothes patterns available.

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Want for a crochet poncho for child or an adult size poncho for yourself? You could possibly find a free crochet pattern that you could customize to make a matching poncho for the little girl / child that you plan to gift your advent calendar to. Check out my round up of free crochet poncho patterns.

sample of the poncho made with this easy crochet doll poncho pattern made in teal and white

How Do You Crochet A Doll Poncho?

This easy crochet poncho pattern is crocheted in a single piece with no seaming required. The foundation row of the poncho creates the neck line and the chain space that will act as the button hole. The rest of the rows build the body of our beautiful poncho and I’ve added some stripes using a different color to give it some visual interest. The buttons secure at the doll’s shoulders. This poncho is easy to customize by changing your colours and adding or omitting stripes.

Want this poncho to fit an 18″ American Girl doll? Try making it with a bulkier yarn weight and larger hook or holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together and using larger hook. It may take a little experimentation to find what works for you but this cozy poncho pattern doesn’t take much time to make at all.

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Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Pattern?

  • You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF pattern with all three parts of the doll together in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops OR

  • Buy the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pattern and all the CAL patterns sent to you when they are released. Pattern updates will be emailed to Etsy buyers and updated in your Ravelry library for Ravelry users.
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Important Note About The Supply List for this Project:

The supply list shown for this pattern shows the materials needed Weeks 10 – 18 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along. Not all materials will be used this week. A new/updated material list will be posted starting Week 19. The supply list for Weeks 10 – 18 can be found on any of the previous week’s patterns (links listed above).

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Terminology:

  • US Term

Supplies:

Abbreviations:


Special Techniques and Stitches:

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Learn how to do this with my invisible finish/join tutorial.

Finished Size:

  • Clothing to fit Advent Amy Doll which is approximately 10.5” tall.


Gauge:

  • Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square.

  • Doll: Rounds 1 – 4 of the Leg = 1.5” across at widest point.

 

Notes:

  • Gauge is important for ensuring that all of the parts of your doll fit appropriately.  If you don’t plan to match gauge, ensure that you maintain a consistent tension throughout your project. 

  • Most of the pieces are worked back and forth in turned rows, unless noted.  Read instructions for each piece carefully before starting to crochet.

  • For pieces worked in continuous rounds, a stitch marker is used to marker the first ST of the round and is moved up in each consecutive round.
  • CH 2 in Round 6 of the body of the bear counts as a ST.

  • You may need to fold down the ears of the bear for it to fit into the advent box.

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts of the doll together + 1 outfit in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops
OR
buy the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pattern and all the CAL patterns sent to you when they are released.

Easy Crochet Doll Poncho Step-By-Step Video Tutorial:

amigurumi doll wearing the easy crochet doll poncho in teal and white

Poncho

Using Colour M, CH 40. 

Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and in the next 7 CHs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the next CH, SC 16, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the next CH, SC 8. (36 STs & 1 CH-6 SP)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 9 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 18, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 9. (40)

Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 10 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 20, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 10. (44)

Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 11 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 22, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 11. (48)

Change to Colour B

Row 5: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 12 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 24, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 12. (52)

Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 13 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 26, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 13. (56)

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Change to Colour M

Row 7: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 14 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 28, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 14. (60)


Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 15 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 30, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 15. (64)

Row 9: CH 6 and turn. SK 6 CHs, SC in the first 16 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 32, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 16. (68 STs and 1 CH-6 SP)


Row 10: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 17 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 34, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 17. (72)

Change to Colour B

Row 11: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 18 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 36, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 18. (76)

Row 12: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 19 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 38, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 19. (80)
Change to Colour M

Row 13: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 20 STs, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 40, (SC, CH 2, SC) in the CH-SP, SC 20. (84)

FO and weave in ends.  Fold piece in half and using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the poncho, across from the CH-6 space from Rows 1 & 9. Use the CH-6 space to fasten the poncho closed by slipping it over the button once on the doll (buttons and button-holes should sit on the shoulder/arm of the doll).  Optional: If you find that your poncho is stiff, lightly steam block.

I hope that you enjoyed learning how to crochet an easy doll poncho with this free pattern and video tutorial. I’d love to see your beautiful finished project! Share your doll poncho with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylambCAL in your posts.

What colors are you going to make your easy crochet doll poncho in?  Let me know in the comments section below and help inspire other makers!

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