The first pattern in my set of three picks is a Granny Square Poncho. Pattern here.
The squares are made with thread and then sewn together to make the poncho. It's a great take along project and because it is made with thread it's light in weight and can be worn throughout the year.
The next is a poncho made using both #4 yarn and chunky chenille thread. It is in larger sizes for ladies: L-XXL. It is done in alternating rows of sold crochet and loops so it can be worn year round too!. You can find the pattern here.
The last of the tree is this turtle neck shorty poncho. You can find the pattern here.
Great project to use chunky yarns. You can wear the collar up.
Or wear the collar down. It's a great pattern for the beginner.