Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette: Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Today, I am so delighted to have my friend Courtney of creationsbycourtneyllc here on the blog. Even more exciting is her beautiful shawl; the Mo’Rockin’ Sunshine Ponchette! As you might have known, She designs beautiful, unique, and easy to follow crochet patterns. It’s not surprising seeing her lacy, crochet shawl!

The weather is gradually warming up, and this free crochet shawl pattern would be the perfect addition to your wardrobe. The details in this shawl is simply amazing and the yarn adds a classy look tot the shawl.

Inspiration

I’m excited to share the Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette with you all, as a guest designer on Fosbas Designs.

This elegant piece started as a very different idea that was supposed to be a shawl. In its own way, it can be worn as a shawl, as each side offers a different look, and when it’s not closed, it drapes like a shawl. 

I started the design in the center like many shawls, but wanted to create a half circle shape with back and forth rows that were worked around the center. As you may know, crochet doesn’t always play nice with some shapes, and instead, a different shape was created that reminded me of half of a seashell. It turns out that this shape fits wonderfully across the shoulders, especially with the use of different height stitches. 

Have you ever made a triple treble stitch? Well, you get to practice while making the Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette! That will be the tallest stitch and there are extended stitches too to create an even increase and decrease in the shape of each row. 

When it came time to name this design, I thought about something related to the beach, but 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. 

Inspiration for Easy crochet Shawl Pattern

I hope you enjoy creating the Mo’Rockin’ Sunrise Ponchette, as you can wear it as a short lacy or solid poncho, a wrap, or short shawl. I’m excited to see it worn over dresses, tanks, tops and any other way you come up!

Skill Level

This ponchette is an intermediate level pattern, but a beginner can make it with some patience. 

Pattern is written in US terms.

Measurements 

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

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

Gauge

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

Materials required for this easy crochet shawl pattern

  • Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK, weight #3 yarn (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

Stitch 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

Since you are here, you might want to check out some other crochet shawl patterns:

  1. Pretty in Purple Crochet shawl pattern – styled as a shawl
  2. X-capade crochet shawl – It is another free and easy crochet shawl pattern by Courtney.

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

Notes

  • Pattern is written in 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.

Remember, you can get the Ad-free PDF pattern of this easy crochet shawl pattern with step-by-step pictures here

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

Easy crochet Shawl Pattern

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

Easy crochet Shawl Pattern

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

Easy crochet Shawl Pattern

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

Easy crochet Shawl Pattern

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

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

Brooch - Crochet Pattern

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. 

About the Designer

Hi! I’m Courtney, the designer behind Creations by Courtney. I enjoy creating women crochet garments, and accessories for all ages and every body. By day, I’m a licensed psychologist, and in my “free time,” I’m a wife and mom to an 8-year old son and 4-year old twin girls. 

I love finding ways to avoid seaming in my crochet projects and creating a professional finish. I hope you come along this journey with me to build your crochet skill and style confidence. 

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