Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette, Free Crochet Pattern

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The Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette is about to become your new favorite crochet project! It can be worn in 3 different ways, a short poncho, shawl, and wrap. Even the entire look can be changed based on making two of one side rather than one of each side.

I was hoping to create a half circle shape but worked in rows from the center out to the wingspan with various height stitches. That didn’t exactly happen, but the current shape worked even better in not being a half circle. #HappyAccident  

In order to create this ponchette, various tall stitches will be uses, such as a triple treble stitch and a few extended stitches. If you’re new to such stitches, you will get plenty of practice while making the Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette! This combination of stitches create an even increase and decrease in the shape of each row. 

When you finish each piece, you might think of the beach because they look a lot like a giant clam shell. Luckily, one of my crochet besties lives in the Arizona desert, and when she mentioned that, we looked at each other in excitement about looking at deserts. Also, I love a good play on words too, so Mo’Rockin’ instead of Moroccan was a no-brainer. And finding a picture of the Moroccan sunrise sealed the name.

YARN

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Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK is a cotton blend yarn that has AMAZING drape with the blend of fibers. LoveCrafts gifted this yarn for this project, and I have just enough left to gift to one crochet friend! Deets below for a giveaway.

This yarn is a chainette construction with sheen from the polyamide and a nice structure from the cotton. Each skein is 50 g and 131 yards. It’s light and airy that is great to work with a range of crochet hook sizes. The only drawback of the yarn is that if it catches anything, a fingernail or a fine piece on the hook end, the yarn does pull and fuzz. Definitely file your nails and make sure your hook of choice is smooth along the head and neck before working with this yarn.

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MATERIALS
  • Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK (55% cotton, 45% polyamide, 131 yds/ 120 m; 1.7 oz/ 50 g skein): 5 skeins or 587 yds/ 224 g
  • US Size H (5.00 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge 
  • Stitch marker, 2
  • 15mm button, 3
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
GAUGE

Half Circle: 5 rows = 2.25 in. [6 cm]

FINISHED SIZE

Across the bottom: approx. 34 in. [86 cm] 

Center top to bottom: 17 in. [43 cm]

PATTERN KEY

BL: back loop

Ch(s): chain(s)

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

Dc: double crochet

Dtr: double treble crochet

Edc: extended double crochet

Esc: extended single crochet

Etr: extended treble crochet

FL: front loop

FO: fasten off

Fsc: foundation single crochet

Hdc: half double crochet 

M: stitch marker

Rep: repeat

RS: right side

Sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

Sc3tog: single crochet 3 together

Sc: single crochet

Sk: skip

Sl st: slip stitch

St(s): stitch(es)

Sk: skip

Tr: treble crochet

Trtr: triple treble crochet

WS: wrong side

YO: yarn over

Yo-slst: yarn over slip stitch

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

Edc: YO, insert hook in indicated stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

Esc: insert hook in indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop, YO, pull through 2 loops

Etr: YO 2 times, insert hook in indicated stitch, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop (4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times

Fch: *insert hook in indicated ch, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * number specified

Sc attach: insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st along side,YO, pull through st and 2 loops in hook

Sl st attach: insert hook in indicated st AND st along side, YO and pull through all sts and loop on hook

Trtr: YO 4 times, insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 5 times

Yo-slst: YO (2 loops on hook), insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull through st and all loops

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

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NOTES

  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Shawl is created in 9 parts: First Center, First Body, Edging, Second Center, Second Body, Edging, Connecting Pieces, Attaching Buttons, and Closing Chain.
  • The Body of each piece is created in back and forth rows that are attached to the Center half circle.
  • The sl st in the First and Second Center replaces the ch 1 for the following sc. Do not work in any of sl st made in the First or Second Center. 
  • Each row that begins or ends with a sc will be attached to one st of the Center, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Each row that ends with a sl st will be attached in the same st as the previously made row. 
  • It helps to attach the Second Chain to the lower button, and then use a hook to weave through stitches along the edge, and then secure at one of the top buttons.

Instructions

First Center

Magic Circle

Row 1: Working in the magic circle, ch 2 (doesn’t count as st), 6 dc in center, tighten, turn – 6 dc

Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st, turn – 12 dc

Row 3: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * to end, turn – 18 dc

Row 4: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end, turn – 24 dc

Row 5: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts ; rep from * 3 more times, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st – 31 dc

First Body

Row 1: Ch 58, turn 

Row 2: Tr in 5th ch from hook (sk 4 ch counts as first tr), tr in next 43 sts, edc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc attach in last st – 55 sts

Row 3: Sl st in next st of First Center, turn, sc in first st, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 8, sk 8 sts, [tr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts] 2 times, [dtr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts] 2 times, trtr in last 2 sts, turn – 55 sts

Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as trtr here and throughout), trtr in next st, ch 6, sk 6 sts, [dtr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts] 3 times, tr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc attach in last st – 17 sts, 38 chs

Row 5: Sl st in next st of First Center, turn, sc in first st, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 8, sk 8 sts, tr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts, [dtr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts] 3 times, trtr in last 2 sts, turn – 15 sts, 40 ch

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 4-5

Row 8: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in next 42 sts, edc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc attach in last st – 55 sts

Rows 9-26: Rep [Row 5, then [Rows 4-5] 2 times, then Row 8] 3 times

Rows 27-30: Rep Row 5, then Rows 4-5, then Row 4, turn

Row 31: Rep Row 3

Row 32: Rep Row 8, FO

Edging

Row 1: Attach yarn to first tr of Row 32 and working around the st at the end of each row, evenly sc (6 sc per trtr and 3 sc per tr), turn – 168 sc

Row 2: Ch 4, (tr, dc) in first st (counts as half shell), sk next st, sc in next st, *[sc in next st, sk next st, (dc, tr, dtr) in next st, (dtr, tr, dc) in next st, sk next st, sc in next st] 5 times**, sk next st, (dc, 2 tr, dc) in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 more times and stopping at ** on last rep, sc in next st, sk next st, (dc, 2 tr) in last st – 29 shells, 2 half shells

Row 3: Working along the last and first rows of the Body, evenly sc and in each st across, sl st to join to first half shell, FO – 135 sc

Second Center

Follow same instructions as First Center; do not FO

Second Body

Row 1: 55 fsc, sl st in ch of last fsc, turn

Row 2: Ch 6, trtr in next st, ch 8, sk 8 sts, [dtr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts] 3 times, tr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc attach – 15 sts, 40 ch

Row 3: Sl st in next st of Second Center, turn, sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, edc in next 3 sts, tr in next 8 sts, etr in next 3 sts, dtr in next 20 sts, trtr in next 12 sts, turn – 55 sts

Row 4 (RS): Working in FL only, ch 1, yo-slst in each st, sl st attach in same st as previous row – 55 yo-slst

Row 5: Sl st in next st of Second Center, turn, working in the FL of each yo-slst of Row 4, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, edc in next 3 sts, tr in next 8 sts, etr in next 3 sts, dtr in next 20 sts, trtr in next 11 sts, turn – 55 sts

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 4-5, turn

Row 8: Rep Row 2

Row 9: Sl st in next st of Second Center, turn, sc in first st, sc in next st, esc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 24 sts, dc in next 25 sts, turn – 55 sts

Row 10: Ch 6, trtr in next st, ch 6, sk 6 sts, [dtr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts] 3 times, tr in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 8 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc attach – 17 sts, 38 ch

Rows 11-22: Rep [Rows 3-7, then Row 10] 2 times

Row 23: Working in BL only, yo-slst in each st, sl st in next st of Second Center, turn – 55 yo-slst

Row 24: Rep Row 10

Rows 25-36: Rep [Rows 3-7, then Row 10] 2 times

Row 37: Rep Row 9

Row 38: Rep Row 2, except sl st attach in same st as Row 37 for the last st

Row 39: Sl st in last st of Second Center, turn, sc in first st, sc in each st. Do not FO

Edging

Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around each row end (6 sc around each trtr, 2 sc around each dc), turn – 168 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in first st, sk next st, (dc, tr, dtr) in next st, (dtr, tr, dc) in next st, sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * to end – 28 shells

Row 3: Working along first and last rows of the Second Body, sc evenly across, sl st to ch-1 of Row 2. Do not FO

Connecting Pieces

Lay pieces on top of each other. Place M in the center of both pieces and 16 sts on each side of the Center.

Row 1: Working between the two pieces, ch 10, sl st to corner of Left Piece, sl st in next st, ch 12, sk 4 sts on Right Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 11, sk 9 sts on Left Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 10, sk 9 sts on Right Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 10, sk 9 sts on Left Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 9, sk 9 sts on Right Piece, ch 8, sk 9 sts on Left Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 8, sk 9 sts on Right Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 7, sk 7 sts on Left Piece, ch 6, sk 5 sts on Right Piece, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 6, sk 2 sts on Left Piece, sl st in next st, turn

Row 2: Flip the piece over, sl st in back bump of each ch (between the pieces and at least one sl st of the Body to attach all the way to end); rotate as needed, FO.

Second Chain

Row 1: Make a slip knot, 4 fch, sl st to first st (loop made), 106 fch, sl st to 4th st from hook (loop made), FO

Need Help with the fch?

Check out this tutorial with picture and video available.

Optional Brooch

Row 1: Ch 4, sl st to first ch (loop made)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in loop, turn – 1 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, turn – 3 sc

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 5 sc

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn – 7 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn – 7 sc

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn – 5 sc

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn – 3 sc

Row 9: Sc3tog, sl st in row end space, turn – 1 sc

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in st (skip the sl st), turn – 1 sc

Rows 11-17: Rep Rows 3-9, turn

Row 18: Ch 4, working through both spaces, sl st to make a loop

Row 19: Evenly sc around the side, sc2tog in the center between each side, continue to evenly sc around, sc2tog in the center, continue to evenly sc along side, sl st to first sc, FO.

Finishing

  1. Using a length of yarn, attach one button on each side where M is placed along the top, and attach the third button at one bottom corner.
  2. Weave in all ends.

That’s all there is to it! I hope you have enjoyed making the Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette! It offers a mix of open and solid stitches for a unique look and subtle texture, while keeping one’s interest. It’s surprisingly easy to make, but looks complicated. Enjoy letting others know that you made this gorgeous piece.

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Grab your favorite DK weight yarn to make this fun to wear short poncho. The Mo'Rockin' Sunrise Ponchette offers 2 distinct sides and 3 ways to style. Enjoy making this free crochet pattern.

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45 Responses

  1. Love your patterns. I’ve even tested for you. This poncho is beautiful and so you! Creative. I love to see your art.

    1. Thanks so much, Cathy! I hope you’re on the Pattern Testing email list so we can work together on future art.

  2. I love all your patterns. They are so unique and when wearing them you know no one will have anything like it. You do such a good job and I thank you for all your lovely patterns.

    1. Thank you for the kind words! It’s so much fun to come up with unique patterns that can become classic pieces.

  3. The combination yarn and the different heights of the stitches makes this a truly special pattern. I will be making this one.

    1. I’m so glad that you like the different stitch heights! I can’t wait to see your ponchette!

  4. This ponchette is so chic and stylish! I especially like the style versatility. It’s a beautiful design.

    1. Thank you, Velynda! I think versatility is important when we crochet garments and other wearable items so we can get the most use out of our hard work.

  5. I love this pattern! Thank you for sharing it. I enjoyed watching your designs in the fashion show a while back. I think this pattern was featured?! You are a great designer!

    1. Gosh, I’m so glad to learn that you watched the fashion show! This was featured in the show, and the model did a great job showing this off. Thank you for the kind words!

  6. Thank you for sharing this great pattern you are very talented and I just might be brave enough to give this one a whirl.

    1. You’re welcome, Sandra! You are absolutely brave enough to make this one. One stitch at a time.

    1. You should definitely grab your favorite DK yarn to make one. A light worsted weight could work too but will be longer and wider.

  7. I remember seeing this when it was shared on Fosbas blog. I was swamped then but hopefully now I’ll have time to make it:)

    1. I hope you do have time to make it now. I think you’ll find a lot of fun to make and even more fun to wear.

  8. This is such a different and very beautiful pattern. As well, all your patterns are very unique!

  9. Your designs are beautiful. This ponchette is especially so. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win at the giveaway.

    1. Thank you participating in the giveaway! I hope you’ll make yourself this lovely ponchette!

  10. Hey Courtney, this is such a unique little ponchette style. It kind of gives me Cleopatra vibes – very sexy! I really dig your colour choice as well, so fresh and vibrant. This design will look fabulous in most of the Paintbox Metallics too!

    1. Ooh, I like the idea of the Cleopatra vibe! I would love to see this ponchette in a different shade of Paintbox Metallics.

  11. Hi Courtney, This is a fabulous design! It’s so unique and different than anything else I’ve seen. And what a way to spruce up any outfit without being weighted down.

    1. Thanks, Verna! I’m so happy that you connected with my vision of how it can spruce up an outfit!

  12. This pattern is so unique and different from other shawls. I really would like to try and make it.

    1. Thank you! I enjoy creating unique versions of classic styles. Let me know by email when you get started and if you need any help.

    1. Gosh, thank you fo such kind words! It’s a pleasure to share my crochet designs with you all!

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