Crocheted Victorian Lattice Poncho

I discovered the loveliest crocheted square design called Victorian Lattice Square, designed by Destany Wymor and offered free on her Ravelry page at:

The minute I saw it, I decided that I wanted to use it to make myself a really lightweight poncho that’s almost more like a top that I can wear over a camisole or t-shirt. So I sketched out a rough poncho layout that had been simmering in my mind. Then I selected three colours that I love from the Loops & Threads Woolike line of yarn—it’s a super-fine yarn that I’ve fallen in love with because it’s so soft and a bit stretchy—and I began working away on the squares.

Here’s how I made my Victorian Lattice Poncho.

  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • Loops & Threads Woolike Yarn (678 yds/3.5 oz./620 m/100 g)
    2 balls Tan, 2 balls Pumpkin Spice, 1 ball Golden Yellow
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Squares are 7-1/2 x 7-1/2, unblocked.

The size shown is a medium. You can increase or decrease the size of your hook to change the size of your poncho.

Following the Victorian Lattice Square pattern at the link above, I made:

4 Golden Yellow squares (GY); 8 Tan squares (T); and 12 Pumpkin Spice squares (PS).

When I started making the squares, I had a vague idea of the colour pattern I wanted to follow, so just to be able to see a visual of it, I initially tied a bunch of squares together with pieces of yarn and also tried it on over my head to make sure the neck opening would be big enough. The 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 squares were the perfect size.

Once all the squares were complete, I seamed them together, right sides facing, stitching on the wrong sides, into 6 separate strips as shown below (I used the Tan yarn for all seaming):

Two squares seamed together.

Seamed strips laid out to match final layout.

Once the strips were complete, I laid them out side by side in the pattern below, wrong sides facing up, and pinned them together. The grey square in the middle represents the neckline opening.

Then, I seamed the strips together one by one.

Once the strips were seamed together, I turned the poncho back to the right side so I could work on the neckline. I simply did one round of single crochet around the neckline in each colour—starting with one sc round of Golden Yellow, then one sc round of Pumpkin Spice, then two sc rounds of Tan.

Finally, I finished the poncho with striped edging in all three colours: first two rows of dc in Golden Yellow, then two rows of dc in Pumpkin Spice, then two rows of dc in Tan.

Lastly, I blocked the poncho by dampening it with a spray bottle of water, then pinned it to a huge piece of foamcore board. Optional: you can add tassels or fringe if that’s your preference; I was fine with just having the striped edging.

I would love to make another one using the same yarn, which is wonderful to work with, but in different colours.

This is the top and pants combo I plan to wear it with.



  1. February 4, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Hi, just found your blog and love your projects and patterns,
    I really love this pattern but was wonderfing what size does this pattern fit, because I’m a size 3X.
    Thanks for giving me an answer cause I would really love to give this pattern a go for this spring.
    Thanks for your time and will definitly return.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 6, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      Hi Nathalie,
      Thanks for visiting! The one I made is a large, but it would be easy for you to increase the size. All you have to do is add more rows of squares around the layout I provided. Before you start, just print out my layout, then use a pencil to draw at least 2 more rows of squares right around, with one extra square in each corner. For example, you would add 24 more squares for your first row around (5 squares for each side–4 sides–and one in each corner). Keep in mind the color scheme that I’ve used while you’re drawing it out. That will let you know how many more squares of each color you need to make. Before I seamed all the squares together, I used scrap yarn to “baste” them together into my poncho shape so I could try it on before I started permanently seaming. If, at that stage, you find that it’s not large enough, just crochet another round of squares to add. Hopefully, these instructions are making some sense! Good luck with your project!


  2. March 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    So beautiful! I’m always amazed with your skills!


    • March 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks so much! By the way, I love that picture of you and your dad, when you’re on his lap opening your gift and his eyes are wide. I had a chuckle at that one! Such adorable pictures.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        Thanks! It is a great example of his personality. One of my favorites!


  3. March 23, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Here is another must do! How fun I found from Hooked on Crochet link. ❤


  4. March 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Looks very delicate. Lovely colours!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. TheViewFromHere said,

    March 15, 2017 at 1:07 am

    When do you even find the time?!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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