I decided to go with a Navajo Style pattern with this Serape Crochet Poncho. I’ve made this one for my daughter Lilly. I didn’t sew of the sides this time, my husband requested that I did it with the poncho I made him last year. I decided to use a simple stitch that’s easy to repeat so this crochet serape pattern is very beginner friendly.
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Crochet Serape Poncho– Navajo Style –Free Crochet Pattern
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For this project you’ll need:
YARN: I used worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
I used 1 ½ skeins of each color, so grab two of each of the 5 colors you wish to use if you are making this large size.
- 2 white
- 2 black
- 2 tan
- 2 brown
- 2 dark grey
Each Skein was – 100 grams / 3.5. oz or 210 meters / 230 yards
You can adjust the size of your own poncho in length by making your beginning chain longer in multiples of 2 and repeat the crochet rows as many times you need to widen your panel.
Each panel measured 16 inc / 41 cms wide and 46 in / 118 cms in length but then you’ll fold it in half when making the poncho.
Remember you’re making 2 panels and sewing them together so each panel is half the size of the poncho. Each panel is 62 rows total.
This poncho measured 33 in /84 ½ cms wide from shoulder to bottom
and 23 in / 59 cms long once it was folded and sewn so if you want your poncho to hang down lower to cover your legs, make the beginning chain longer.
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ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
sk a st = Skip a stitch
beg = beginning
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of row.
The Moss Stitch = Sc, ch 1, sk 1 st.
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Ch in multiples of 2 until you reach desired size.
I chained 180 for this medium size I made. Be sure to see below pattern for the color changes per row if you want to use the same color pattern as I did.
sc in 2nd ch from the hook.
*Ch 1, sk a ch. Sc in next st.*
Repeat for row. The pattern should end perfectly with a ch 1. sk and a sc in the last st. Ch 1 and turn
Sc in 1st Sc. Sc in ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, sk a st. Sc in next ch 1 space.
Repeat for row. At the end of your row, sc in ch 1 space, then sc in very last sc. Ch 1 and turn
Sc in 1st Sc. *Ch 1 and sk a sc and sc in next ch 1 space.*
Repeat for row. The pattern should end perfectly with a ch 1. sk and a sc in the last st. Ch 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3.
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