Fall is my favorite season, but I’ll admit that once you take away the changing leaves and the pumpkin spice everything, there’s one very frustrating aspect of autumn that remains: the fickle weather. It’s that time of year again when the weather’s getting chilly, but if you wear a coat when you leave the house you end up sweating by the time the afternoon sun warms up. Take the coat off and the cold breeze cuts right through whatever you’re wearing, leaving you shivering. As much as I love the changing seasons, it’s hard to find the right cozy accessories  for this time of year. Fortunately, there’s one wardrobe wonder that’s here to save the day – the poncho !
A poncho is the perfect compromise between a sweater and a jacket. The cowl-neck variety eliminates the need for an additional scarf and the loose fit means you can layer as much as you’d like without looking bulky, making them flattering for any figure (and a godsend for those days where I’ve had one too many pieces of pumpkin pie.) Today I’ve rounded up 14 of our most popular poncho patterns  just for you! These free patterns (of both the knit and crochet variety) will teach you how to make a poncho  for any occasion, from work-friendly to wow-worthy.
 Tranquil Dusk Poncho  – This elegant striped poncho goes with any outfit.
Favorite Fall Poncho  – Tassels make this poncho stand out from the crowd!
Woodsy Hooded Poncho  – Perfect for a walk in the woods or a day at the park.
Elegant Artisan Poncho  – This cable-knit poncho adds a fun texture to a basic design.
Toasty Turtleneck Poncho  – Keeps even the coldest of autumn breezes at bay!
Soft and Sophisticated Poncho  – Looks great layered over long sleeves.
Stylish Stripes Poncho  – Make a statement with this striped stunner!
That 70s Poncho  – This blast from the past brings back some serious style!
Cozy Cowl Poncho  – Cold weather is no match for this soft and trendy design.
Crochet Collared Poncho  – I’m in love with the heart border on this collared poncho!
Queen Elizabeth Poncho  – Fit for a queen (or a princess!) Adds instant elegance to any outfit.
Scarlett Spiral Poncho  – This brightly-colored poncho looks great with a pair of jeans and some boots!
Neutral Hooded Poncho  – You’ll want to wear this neutral piece over and over again.
Ice Crystals Poncho  – Cool and classy, just like you!
What is your favorite thing about fall?