Avia Capelet Mini Poncho Pattern

by | Jun 5, 2022 | Crochet Patterns, Patterns | 0 comments

Did you know that the Goodwill, Salvation Army, and other thrift stores are a great place to pick up yarn? Yep, they totally are.

Now you may not find enough for a large project, but it’s often these single and lonesome skeins that provide me the most creativity. Single skeins are a blessing. A challenge. A way to think outside the box. And so very often, they are an easy way to grab something to do while traveling or while waiting for some other project to finish up. True, you may only end up for a scarf or a hat – but you might end up with something you truly love or an idea that takes you further.

What I’m offering you today is a simple one-skein pattern for a capelet – or mini poncho. Actually, you might even consider it a full sized poncho – especially if you are making it for a young one. The pattern is of a 3 row repeat so I could easily be made larger or smaller with more or less yarn.

If I’m honest, the “pattern” is so simple, that 1. even the most beginner crocheter should be able to do it, and 2. I just wouldn’t feel right charging for it. Besides, I think giving this pattern away for free is a great way for you and I to get to know each other better. =) I’m always worried that I don’t make my instructions clear enough, or that I take something for granted and leave it out of the instructions. =( So, if you do try this out, let me know how it goes for you. Tag me if you make it so I can see your beauties.

Okay, Christy, let’s get on with it.


Avia Capelet Mini Poncho Pattern

Required Materials:

  • Yarn: Premier® Yarns Momenti™ (58% Cotton, 42% Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g, 109 yds/100 m)
    • 2016-071 Meadow (or preferred color choice) – 1 ball
  • Needles: US Size N (9 mm) crochet hook
  • Notions:
    • Scissors (don’t run with them)
    • Yarn needle (or other means of weaving in ends.)

Stitch Definitions and Abbreviations:

  • Magic Loop
  • Slip Stitch
  • Chain – Ch
  • Single Crochet – SC
  • Double Crochet – DC
  • Triple Crochet – TR
  • Whip Stitch


Make a Magic Loop and slip stitch into it.

  1. Ch 3, DC 2 times, Ch 2, DC 3. Turn. (Close loop)
  2. Ch 3 – 2 DC in first DC from previous row, DC across to chain 2 space, DC 2 – Ch 2 – DC 2 in chain 2 space, DC across to last stitch, 3 DC in last stitch. Turn.
  3. Ch 4 – 2 TC in first stitch from previous row, Ch 1, ( TC – Ch 1 ) across to chain 2 space, TC – Ch 2 – TC in chain 2 space, Ch 1, ( TC – Ch 1 ) across to last stitch, 3 TC in last stitch. Turn.

Repeat rows 1, 2, and 3 – four more times or to desired length.

  1. Ch 3 – 2 DC in first DC from previous row, DC across to chain 2 space, DC 2 – Ch 2 – DC 2 in chain 2 space, DC across to last stitch, 3 DC in last stitch. Turn.
  2. Ch 1, SC across to chain 2 space, 4 SC in chain 2 space, SC across to last stitch, SC in last stitch. Create a tail two to three feet long, cut. (No increases this row)


Instructions (cont’d):

Align the two motifs wrong side in.

  1. Using tail and whipstitch (or your favorite joining technique) and join motifs together, working from outer edge towards neck, leaving a hole large enough for your head.

I seamed towards the end of the second row of DCs, but you do what works for you. =)

NOTE: Be sure to keep stitches loose and check for puckering that will affect the drape and lay of the caplet.

Tie off and weave in ends.



Christy R. Hall is the owner of Hand Cramp Crafts and fancies herself to be a String Wrangler, and an all-around fiber phreak. In her free time, she spins yarn (both literally spinning fiber into yarn, as well as, writing), crochets for charity, watches silly cat videos, looks at pictures of Corgis, and plays PC and console games. Her current (ongoing) favorites are Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online.