Painted Desert Poncho

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Painted Desert Poncho Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain stitch (ch). Slip stitch (sl st). Single crochet (sc). Double crochet (dc). Reverse single crochet (rsc).

Pattern Description:

Make a colorful retro poncho in warm Fall colors! Although this poncho uses traditional granny squares, it gets a "painted" look by working with 3 strands of fingering weight yarn and changing 1 color every 2-3 rounds.

US crochet terminology.


4 rnds = 3" (8 cm), 3 sets of 3 dc = 3" (8 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. Poncho measures about 25" (63.5 cm) along center front, falling about 30" (76 cm) from shoulder (excluding fringe), and is about 32" (81 cm) wide.


  • Fingering weight yarn, such as Palette by Knit Picks (, approx. 750 yards (686 meters) total. The sample shown uses approximately 125 yards (114 meters) of ea of the following colors: Yellow, Gold, Orange, Dark Orange, Red, and Green
  • Crochet hook size I-9 U.S. (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Suggested yarn:

750 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Palette by Knit Picks

About Designer

About Designer

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I have been crocheting since I was a teenager and started designing crochet patterns several years later. I wanted to make a sweater for my daughter and I couldn't read the crochet patterns. I later taught myself to read patterns. The first pattern I sold was a square sampler baby afghan to Crochet World and I haven't stopped designing since.

I also make one-of-a-kind freeform crochet scarves ...

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