Mar 24, 2021

Sewing Tutorial for Harvest Poncho


Photo by I Like Knitting

Sometimes I receive emails with questions about my knitting patterns and request for further explanation on how to make certain aspect of different knitting patterns. I try to response within a reasonable amount of time and provide the information to help those who ask better understand how things were done and created. 
Recently I received a question about the Harvest Poncho how the two rectangles are sewn together. The pattern itself provides schematic with drawing. However the schematic is a two dimensional and as another visual help I have decided to create this photo tutorial to make it more clear.

I have knitted two mini rectangles of what the two actual rectangles will look like when finished. For a better  understanding I made the two rectangles in two different colors.

Position the two rectangles as in this picture, making sure that the right sides are facing the same direction.

Sew the two rectangles together. along the edge using a mattress stitch. After this you have a "L" shape. In the picture bellow you can see the first seam in the left corner where the red arrows points.

The second seam will take place between the points A and B along the edge. In the picture above you can see the orange rectangle with WS facing up and the grey rectangle RS facing up. The orange rectangle RS is on the bottom at the moment. In the picture bellow you can see that the edge is sewn and the right sides are on the outside and the wrong sides are inside of the poncho.

After this seam you are almost finished.  

One side will look like this :

The other side will look like this:

Weave in  the ends and enjoy your Harvest  Poncho. 

Bellow is the link to the pattern itself:

Thank you for visiting.


  1. I have not made a poncho yet, still looking at patterns. I want to say "thank you" for the info presented here. It is very clear. I have worsted weight yarn that I am going to use. Since that will make it smaller do you have any tips? I am "mommasee" on Ravelry.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I hope this tutorial helps everyone with whatever kind of poncho pattern they decide to make, as long as the poncho is made of two rectangles and sewn together. There are other varieties of Poncho shapes that can be knit differently.
      If you are using a different weight of yarn, do make a swatch and measure it and compare to the gauge stated in the pattern. Depending on the difference you may have to make a smaller or larger size.
      Have fun knitting.