4 Square poncho is more a tutorial than a pattern because you can use any afghan square you like to make this a fabulous custom poncho just for you.

Available as a Free tutorial in US or UK terms.




I designed the 4 Square Poncho back in 2015 and thought it was time for a rewrite and to show you some gorgeous alternatives.

The pdf includes how to extend your favourite afghan squares as well as the best joining techniques to use, and variations for necklines and bottom edges.

There are also notes on how to make different size variations.

The possibilities are endless and limited only by your own creativity. 

Spiro Star extended with Granny Stitch, a high neckline and fringe bottom edge.

I used Stylecraft Special Aran 2 x  Denim and 5 x Cream with a 5mm H hook.

Stylecraft Special Aran is available from Wool Warehouse and Deramores

Rosetta extended with Double Crochet, a simple low neckline of single crochet and the baseline was extended by repeating rounds from the afghan square and finished with Crab Stitch.

I used Stylecraft Amor Aran yarn in Berry x 6 balls with a 5.5mm I hook

Available from Wool Warehouse and Deramores

Here are some other examples made by my amazing testing team.

Terena used a larger square Dawn, you can find all the information on her Ravelry page.

Because of the larger number of stitches in these squares, Terena worked the neckline directly on to the poncho, decreasing at the front and back points, until the required size was achieved and she then followed the ribbing instructions for the high neckline.

These squares were not extended at all, the bottom is 1 simple round of half double crochet and then 1 round with chain 1 spaces to attach the fringe.

Terena used Double Knit yarn and a 4mm G hook.

Eva used the Desire square and you can find all her notes on her Ravelry page.

Worked with a low neckline and a simple bottom line, this is a beautiful no-fuss, poncho.

Eva used an Aran/worsted weight yarn and a 5mm H hook.

Jane used the Briony square form the Floral Fantasy E-Book, you can find all the details on her Ravelry page.

Jane went extra large and used a chunky 12 ply yarn and a 6mm J hook.


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