Crochet Tutorial: The Pizzazz Poncho

Do you have a lot of scrap yarn? I am overrun by baskets of scraps left over from previous projects, and I often try to find fun and useful projects to use them.  When you wear this, it will make you spin, dance, and walk with spring in your step, because it is *that* much fun to wear! Here are a few photos of my poncho and how I wore it. I matched it with jeggings and riders with a man’s denim shirt and a matching headscarf.

Pizzazz Poncho
Comfortable and cozy, I am ready to go out on the town for the day! Bold! Colorful! Wild! The Pizzazz Poncho is all that and a bag of chips!!! I made this creation inspired by a photo I saw made by another crochet artist, but I added a bit of my own artistic spin!
Pizzazz Poncho
This Pizzazz Poncho is the perfect project to make good use out of scraps. This colorful poncho is extremely versatile. With it’s array of color and texture you can pair this with any outfit to dress up or dress down.

Pizzazz Poncho

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this poncho:


Designed by Nadia Fuad
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You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

-Approx. 1500 Yards of Scrap Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarns)
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle

~Watch the video to learn how to make this bigger or smaller. It is a repeat pattern so it should not be too difficult to adapt this pattern to the size you
~Change color every row (You don’t have to, but my video tutorial shows this)

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Poncho Make 2
Ch 101 (or any odd number)
Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn. (100)

Row 2
: Ch 1, DC in each st across, Turn.

Row 3
: Ch 1, SC in first st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat from * across, finishing with sc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Rows 4: 
Ch 1, DC in first 2 sts, *(DC, Ch 1) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last ch 3 sp, do not ch 1, dc in last sc on row.  Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, * sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next st, repeat from * across, ending with 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, *Skip next st, DC in next, DC in skipped st, repeat from * across. Turn. (Making criss cross stitches–see video for visual instructions)

Row 7: Ch 1, HDC across. Turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Ch 1, SC across. Turn.

Row 10: Repeat Row 3

Row 11: Repeat Row 4

Row 12: Repeat Row 5

Row 13: Repeat Row 2

Row 14: Repeat Row 6

Row 15: Repeat Row 7

Row 16: Repeat Row 6

Row 17: Repeat Row 9

Row 18: Repeat Row 3

Row 19: Repeat Row 4

Row 20: Repeat Row 5

Row 21: Repeat Row 2

Row 22: Repeat Row 6

Row 23: Repeat Row 7

Row 24: Repeat Row 6

Row 25: Repeat Row 9

Row 26: Repeat Row 3

Row 27: Repeat Row 4

Row 28: Repeat Row 5

Row 29: Repeat Row 2

Row 30: Repeat Row 6

Row 31: Repeat Row 7

Row 32: Repeat Row 6

Row 33: Repeat Row 9

Row 34: Repeat  Row 3

Row 35: Repeat Row 4

Row 36: Repeat Row 5

Row 37: Repeat Row 2

Row 38: Repeat Row 7

Row 39: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with LONG tail for sewing.

Make another one!

Once you have two pieces made, Watch video tutorial at Time 1:02:40 to learn how to attach the two pieces and go onto making the collar.

Working on backside at neckline (It’s best to watch the video tutorial for this part since it’s first worked in rows and then in rounds)
Row 1: SC in 4 sts at the back V neck part. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, SC across and sc into next 2 sts on last row of poncho, Turn.
Row 3-7: Repeat row 2 until you have 15 sts across. Sl st to next st on poncho and fasten off.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn on poncho row on the right side of back of collar *See video for placement* Ch 1, DC2TOG, DC to next Side of Poncho row, DC2TOG, DC in each st to the front V of neck, DC3TOG, DC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the next DC2TOG, SC2TOG at that point, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC2TOG, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, Repeat from * 2 times, ch 3, SC2TOG, **ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the V of neck, SC3TOG, ***ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *** until you get to the end. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, DC in first st, * DC in ch 3 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 5: (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

SC around entire bottom of poncho. (See video for visual instructions)


***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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15 responses

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  2. I love this poncho its beautiful! I was wondering how I would alter the pattern if I wanted to use a bulky weight yarn rather than worsted weight? Thanks!

  3. I’m having trouble downloading the mermaid blanket and pizzazz pattern. Is there any way you could forward the pattern to my email address below? Thank you so very much for sharing your gifted talents with the world!


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  5. I love this and I thank you for putting the pattern out for everyone to use. Just one question…..
    What are the stitch counts at the end of each row?

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  8. in Round 3 of the collar the asterisk (*) for the first repeat is missing at the starting point for the repeat. Please advise where the first repeat starts.

  9. Can you tell me the finished dimensions of the rectangles? I used a smaller hook and need to add more rows to make it wider.

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  11. I love this pattern I’ve made five ponchos,
    The first one for myself, my two daughters and my two granddaughters. I would send pictures if I know how.

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