Freewheelin’ Poncho Pattern

I hadn’t planned on releasing this as part of my fall patterns – in fact I had no idea I was going to design this at all until inspiration struck unexpectedly one lazy afternoon. Instead of doggedly persisting in whatever I was working on at the time, I dropped everything and followed my instinct, and I’m glad I did.

The Freewheelin’ Poncho is available for 5.50 USD in my Etsy Shop and Ravelry Pattern Store, as usual. Β BUT WAIT, there’s more! Now through August 22 I have a Buy 2 Patterns, Get the 3rd Free sale through Ravelry, no coupon code needed! Just put everything you want in your cart and the discount will be taken at checkout.

The Freewheelin’ Poncho is probably one of my favorites so far because it is relatively quick AND it’s easy AND it looks damn good. But that’s just my humble opinion, maybe you’d like to see for yourself?


A versatile wrap that works up quickly using a 9.00 mm hook, the Freewheelin’ Poncho features an alluring keyhole collar and a thick fringe at the edges while the lightweight mesh fabric flows and drapes to show off the person underneath.

Inspired by both retro and modern styles, this is a fashionable but easy level pattern for free spirits of all walks.


Yarn Weight required: #4 Worsted Weight
Hook size: 9.00 mm
Skill Level: Easy
Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Even though this pattern is written for worsted weight, it looks great in bulky weight as well!


Confession: I can strum a G chord… and that’s about it.


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  5. When starting the double chain, I keep thinking it’s too loose. I’m using louisa harding amitola grande and I’m wondering if it’s too thin or I need to go down a hook? Could you offer any advice?


    • Hi Karen! Since this piece is made with an oversized hook, your gauge is going to be looser than you are probably used to – I would recommend making a gauge swatch in dc, ch-1 repeats to see if you are on target or not. The yarn you are using looks beautiful!


      • It is! So soft and silky. You’re right that it seems very loose. Clearly missed the gauge on the pattern! I shall try that first. Thank you!


  6. Hi Regina
    Love your work and I’m sort of flitting between 3 wips (all yours I have to admit πŸ€—)
    I’m not sure what size hook I should go up to to convert the Freewheeling Poncho (which is one of the wips) to make the Driftwood. Did you still use the 9mm to make it a denser poncho for cold weather or go up sizes?
    btw – are you in Aus?


    • Hi Kerri! Yay, I’m glad you like my designs enough to be doing 3 at once! Wow πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ For the Driftwood Poncho, I believe I used the same size hook as recommended in the Freewheenlin’ Poncho pattern (9mm) and just altered the yarn weight, and that was enough to make it large and in charge πŸ˜‰ I’m not in Australia, though, I’m located in Indiana, USA πŸ™‚


      • Thanks Regina
        Really appreciate the response. I am doing in 9mm with bulky wool and am loving the look so far πŸ˜€
        I did really hope you were in Aus (my PayPal payment showed it went to Sydney) Really difficult to find free spirited, crochet addicted, open hearted people πŸ€— so thanks for being out there doing what you’re doing lovely 😊😊😊


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