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Secret Pathways Triangle Poncho

This secret pathways triangle poncho was so fun to make. I decided to try my hand at a poncho and since this is my first one, it had to be easy. The little clusters of double crochet remind me of the granny stitch.

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The Secret Pathways Triangle Poncho is an easy crochet pattern that all crochet skill levels can make.

Triangle Poncho back
Triangle Poncho back

Crochet Pattern Design

My daughter has been asking me to make her a poncho. We have been searching for just the right one for quite some time. Some of them that looked really pretty; however, they seem a bit too complicated for my first poncho.

Therefore, I settled for making something I had a little experience in making. This triangle poncho uses a pattern recently designed as a triangle shawl. Would you also like to start with a triangle shawl first? You can find two triangle shawl patterns that I have made. The crochet spiked triangle shawl pattern is here. The easy and quick triangle scarf pattern is here.

They are just so pretty and a joy to make too.

Side View of Poncho
Side View of Poncho

Beautiful Yarn for a Shawl

Do you have any of the skeins of Red Heart Unforgettable yarn in your stash? I happened to see this beautiful yarn in the store a few weeks ago and I added some to my stash. Each triangle shawl took two full skeins of yarn. This triangle poncho took a bit more than 4 skeins because I needed a little bit for sewing the shoulders and sides.

Front View of Poncho using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn
Front View of Poncho using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn

Measurements & finished size

The Poncho described here measures approximately 53 inches wide at the top of one triangle; therefore, it is 106 inches around at the top when joined. From the bottom tip to the top, the poncho measures approximately 26 inches long.

The arm holes are approximately 22 inches around.

The neck hole is approximately 24 inches around.

This top size will fit nicely for someone that wears a medium-large. Row 26 falls at about the waist and measures approximately 43 inches around.

You can keep working your poncho until you are happy with it’s size. As you continue adding rows, the triangle will become larger at the top and longer in the center. The triangle poncho shown in the photo is 53 rows.

When worn it will stretch a little.

Video Tutorial

The video tutorial for this pattern is the same one used for the crochet spiked triangle shawl and the quick and easy crochet triangle shawl. Each one has a video showing how to crochet the triangle shawl, which is the same method that this triangle poncho uses.

Here are the links to the two videos…one is sure to be your favorite for working the pattern.

crochet spiked triangle shawl

quick and easy crochet triangle shawl

Are you new to crochet and not sure how to complete the Double Crochet Stitch? Check out the video to help you master it. Here is the link to the crochet tutorials.

Pattern Notes

This Secret Pathways Triangle Poncho is made by joining two Triangle Shawls at the shoulder and sides.

The shawls are worked from the bottom tip to the top.

Crochet Top Side View
Crochet Top Side View

Directions: Secret Pathways Triangle Poncho


4 1/4 Skeins of Red Heart Unforgettable Echo yarn. Each triangle uses 540 yards with an additional 100 yards to join. Total yarn needed 1,180 yards. You can get that here if you are not able to purchase it locally.

Size I 5.25 mm Crochet Hook


Yarn Needle

This crochet set is a nice set of all the crochet hook, scissors, and yarn needles for this project.


CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

Directions to the Shawl for the Poncho

Begin with CH 4

Row 1: Insert your hook in the first CH and complete 3 DC.

This completes row 1.

Row 2: CH 3, 2 DC in the beginning ST. CH 1, 3 DC in the top ST of the last DC of the first row.

That is all there is to it for row 2.

Row 3 and beyond: CH 3, 2 DC in the beginning ST. CH 1, 3 DC in the previous CH 1 SP. CH 1, 3 DC in the last DC of the previous row.

Make this Triangle Shawl as large as you would like it. Continue the stitch pattern in row three making sure to start each row with the CH 3 and 2 DC. Then completing the 3 DC for each CH 1 SP and ending with the 3 DC in the last DC ST of the previous row.


Weave in the yarn ends and cut off the excess yarn before joining the two triangles together.

The photo below shows the arm hole after joining the two triangle shawls together to make the triangle poncho

Photo of Arm Hole After Triangle Shawls are Joined
Photo of Arm Hole After Triangle Shawls are Joined

Joining the Triangle Shawls to Make the Triangle Poncho

Hint: to make the seams a bit more sturdy, I used a yarn piece that was four times the length needed. Once I sewed to the neck opening, I weaved the yarn sewing it back to the starting place. Since I left a long tail, the ends could be weaved in. Cut off the excess yarn

Joining the Shoulder Seams

Align the triangle shawls. Then start joining the shoulder seams first. Using a yarn needle, I worked from the outside the neck opening; stopping at the 23rd cluster of 3 DC stitches. Move to the other side and repeat. Weave in the ends and cut off the excess yarn.

Joining the Sides

Again, with the triangle shawls aligned, start joining at row 26 and stop at row 37. Move to the other side and repeat. Weave in the ends and cut off the excess yarn.

Photo Showing Arm Area Joined for Top
Photo Showing Arm Area Joined for Top

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I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted projects, here are a few others you may enjoy.

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Sunday 24th of January 2021

What if you want an extra large poncho?


Monday 25th of January 2021

The nice part about this crochet pattern is that you can just keep adding rows and making this larger. Go until you have the finished size that you desire.

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Friday 14th of February 2020

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Friday 14th of February 2020

What a great partnership in sharing crochet patterns with folks.

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