Iris Poncho

Hi friends! Lately I’ve been suffering from some MAJOR procrastination. I have 32734 projects working, all in various stages of completion because my brain is going faster than my hands.

I’m so excited to bring to you the Iris Poncho- and easy, quick, beginner friendly pattern. It’s made using the iris stitch, hence the name, which is so elegant looking but so simple to create. It’s one set up row, and then a one row repeat all the way through!

I chose to make this is the color Coral, in Lionbrand’s ZZ Twist, because even though its freezing outside right now I’m dreaming of spring. I thought the bright pop of color would do some good to get through the winter blues.

I hope you enjoy! You can purchase a large font, printable PDF version of the pattern here.

As always thank you for your continued love and support!

Iris Poncho

This poncho is designed to fit slightly oversized, with a low neckline.  If you prefer a more snug fit, please go down a size.

Poncho is made by crocheting two rectangles, and seaming them together in a unique way. The only edging is a row along the neckline.  You may add additional rows to the neckline if desired.

Instructions are written as followed:  S/M (L/XL, 2X/3X)


Each rectangle prior to seaming should measure approximately:

S/M- 14×30”



Sample is made in size S/M. From the lowest point in the neckline to the longest point on the front edge is approximately 19”

From shoulder to shoulder (widest part) is approximately 31”

Width of the neck opening is approximately 12”


Lion Brand ZZ Twist in Coral- weight 4-medium, 246 yds per skein

S/M- 4 skeins.  **Full disclosure- 4 skeins will get you by but its close-if you are unsure of gauge or would like to add any extra details, you will be better off with 5 skeins



Crochet hook- US 5 mm (I)

Yarn Needle


Measuring tape


16 stitches x 8 rows in DC= 4”

Stitches and Abbreviations


Sc-single crochet

Dc-double crochet


Make 2**

Ch 3 in the beginning of each row will count as a stitch.

1.Ch 67 (71, 75). In 5th ch from hook, 2dc, ch 1, 2dc. (Skip 3 ch, 2dc, ch 1, 2dc in next ch)* Repeat until 2 ch remain. Skip 1 ch, Dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

2. Skip 2 stitches,  (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in ch 1 space from the shell cluster below. Skip 4 stitches) *Repeat until 3 stitches remain.  Skip 2 stitches, dc in last stitch.

3-  Repeat row 2 to desired length.

S/M work to row 66

L/XL work to row 70

2X/3X work to row 74

Tie yarn, leave a long tail for seaming.

After 2 identical panels are done, we move onto seaming. Lie the two pieces out in front of you, one horizontally, and one vertically, with the vertical edge lining up with the edge on the horizontal piece, in an “L” shape.

Using the long tail you left, whip stitch the 2 pieces together where they meet.

Next fold in the open edges so they meet in the same positions. This will look similar to a heart shape.

Use your other long tail to whip stitch these edges together.

Neckline- Attach yarn at any point along the neck opening, and ch 1.

Sc all along the neckline, join with a slip stitch, and tie and cut yarn.  For the neckline we are working in the rough edges along the sides of our panels, so to keep everything evenly spaced, make 2 sc in each edge space.

Weave in ends, and you’re done!