Marly Bird Poncho Crochet-along

The Marly Bird Poncho Crochet-along  is sponsored by Red Heart.

That’s right, it’s that time of year for a crochet-along and boy do I have a good one for you. Welcome to the details page for the Marly Bird Popular Poncho Crochet-along.

This is a new design of mine that is fun to make, great to learn new things, and totally on trend.


A Poncho! Something that is rather simple, intriguing, and popular. The project for this CAL is a rather basic poncho but it packs a lot of punch. There are many learning opportunities for me to teach you while you make the Marly Bird Popular Poncho.


The official start date is September 20, 2016 – October 11, 2016. There will be one video released each week along with the pattern instructions for that section. You will find a full schedule at the end of this post with links as they are available.


There is a dedicated Facebook group for this CAL that is monitored by me and several of the WONDERFUL sample crocheters who tested this pattern for me. We are all there to help you with this project. Please join us!


During the CAL, each section of the pattern will be released at the same time as the corresponding video release. This will help everybody who wants to participate in the crochet-along (CAL) stay at the same pace and subsequently make it easier for me to help!

Once the CAL is complete the full pattern will be available at RedHeart.com

Marly Bird Garter Stitch Shawl KAL

Queue it up and Like the Pattern on Ravelry


As I mentioned, one video will be released each week during the CAL. In these videos, I walk you through making this popular poncho and offer tips and tricks and suggestions to help you crochet this and future projects. Here is a link to the introduction video #1 (coming soon).

You will be able to find all the videos on https://www.YouTube.com/MarlyBird.


Suggested Yarn: Red Heart, “Unforgettable” (100% Acrylic; 280 yds/100g): 5 (6) balls for the basic poncho [no neck treatment or edging], and 2 more balls for cowl neck, dramatic cowl neck, or turtleneck, and any fringe. BE SURE TO GET SAME DYE LOT!

Yes, I could say that you need 7 (8) balls of yarn total but because I know some crocheters don’t like a cowl or fringe I wanted you to know how much yarn a basic poncho takes.

Samples were made in 3952 Tealberry, 3960 Tidal, 3943 Stained Glass, 9942 Cappuccino

Use the promo code MARLYCAL20 to get 20% off Unforgettable now through October 3, 2016!


Video Playlist for this Marly Bird Crochet-along 2016 is available here (coming soon)

Hook: 8/H (5mm) or size to obtain gauge

Notions: Bent Tip Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers, Knit Klips (optional), Decorative Buttons (optional)


Each rectangle piece measures 12¼ (21¼) x 27 (36)” (31 (54) x 68.5 (91.5) cm).

Finished Poncho measures 30 (40)” (76 (101.5) cm) across at widest point and 24¾ (34¾)” (63 (88) cm) in length when laid flat, not including neck or bottom edgings.



Raised Chevron Panel: 16 sts (2 repeats) = 4.5″ (11.5 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Loopy Chevron Panel:


…Should you accept it. Gather your materials, join the facebook group and let’s make this fantastic project 😉


Sept 20, 2016 Raised Chevron Panel
Sept 27, 2016 Loopy Chevron Panel
Oct 4, 2016 Seaming and Edging
Oct 11, 2016 Neck Treatment
Oct 25, 2016 Special Video: Finished Perfect Poncho’s from Facebook Group

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  1. Viv says:

    I am going to be on a cruise next week. How am I going to get the pattern. I do not want to get behind. I will be able to get the pattern for
    This week. Thanks.

  2. Vivienne says:

    I got through with first row of my gauge swatch.
    I am having trouble with doing the back post.
    I saw your video and is great but I still have trouble

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