Moroccan Tile Poncho

Ponchos have become such an iconic part of fashion that you can go almost anywhere and find dozens of ponchos in varying textures, colors and designs. This poncho, with its unique Moroccan Tile design (stitch incorporated into pattern) and chunky tassels that add an element of bohemian charm, will make the perfect accessory for when you’re in the mood for style and warmth.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women’s Small/Medium (Medium/Large) finished measurement 43 (47)” / [110 (119) cm] width x 63 (70)” / [160 (178) cm] length

Shown in size Small/Medium.

Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc.

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky weight yarn Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky (100% Merino Wool; 66 yards [60 meters]/50 grams): 010 Duck Egg (color A), 23 (29) balls; 006 Camel (color B), 18 (22) balls.

Hook: UK size 2 (7.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

dc – double crochet

Special Stitches

V Stitch (v-st)

dc in the next st, ch 1 (centre ch), dc in same st.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rows from side to side and from back to front.

Pattern

Back

With color A, ch 126 (138).

Row 1: Ch 5, v-st in 5th ch from hook, (sk 2 sts, v-st in next st) 41 (45) times, sk 2 sts, dc in next st. Drop color A loop from hook – 42 (46) v-sts.

Row 2: Turn work. Attach color B in centre ch of first v-st of Row 1, ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same st (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of Row 1) 41 (45) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 42 (46) v-sts.

Row 3: Turn work. Pick up color A loop of Row 1. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in sp between last dc and last v-st of Row 1 (v-st made), (sk next v-st from Row 2, v-st around Row 2 and between the next 2 v-sts of Row 1) 41 (45) times, sk next v-st from Row 2, v-st between the next v-st and beg ch-5 of Row 1. Drop color A loop from hook – 43 (47) v-sts.

Row 4: Turn work. Insert hook under centre ch of first v-st of previous row, pick up color B loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of previous row) 42 (46) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 43 (47) v-sts.

Row 5: Turn work. Pick up color A loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3, (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from 2 rows below) 42 (46) times, sk next v-st from previous row, dc around centre ch of next v-st from 2 rows below. Drop color A loop from hook – 43 (47) v-sts.

Row 6: Turn work. Insert hook under centre ch of first v-st of previous row, pick up color B loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of previous row) 41 (45) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 42 (46) v-sts.

Row 7: Turn work. Pick up color A loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in sp between last dc and last v-st from 2 rows below (v-st made), (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from 2 rows below) 41 (45) times, sk next v-st from previous row, v-st between the next v-st and beg ch-3 sp from 2 rows below. Drop color A loop from hook – 43 (47) v-sts.

Rows 8-83 (100): Rep Rows 4-7.

Fasten off.

Front

Right Side

Row 1: Attach color B in centre ch of last v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back) 20 (22) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 21 (23) v-sts.

Row 2: Attach color A in centre ch of 23rd (25th) v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back. Ch 3, (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from Row 83 (100) of Back) 19 (21) times, sk next v-st from previous row, dc around centre ch of next v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back. Drop color A loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Row 3: Turn work. Insert hook under centre ch of first v-st of previous row, pick up color B loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of previous row) 18 (20) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Row 4: Turn work. Pick up color A loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in sp between last dc and last v-st from 2 rows below (v-st made), (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from 2 rows below) 18 (20) times, sk next v-st from previous row, v-st between the next v-st and beg ch-3 from 2 rows below. Drop color A loop from hook – 20 (22) v-sts.

Row 5: Turn work. Insert hook under centre ch of first v-st of previous row, pick up color B loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of previous row) 18 (20) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Row 6: Turn work. Pick up color A loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3, (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from 2 rows below) 19 (21) times, sk next v-st from previous row, dc around centre ch of next v-st from 2 rows below. Drop color A loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Rows 7-78 (86): Rep Rows 3-6.

Row 79 (87): Rep Row 3.

Row 80 (88): Rep Row 4.

Left Side

Row 1: Attach color B in centre ch of first v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back) 20 (22) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 21 (23) v-sts.

Row 2: Attach color A in centre ch of 21st (23rd) v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back. Ch 3, (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from Row 83 (100) of Back) 19 (21) times, sk next v-st from previous row, dc around centre ch of next v-st of Row 83 (100) of Back. Drop color A loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts

Row 3: Turn work. Insert hook under centre ch of first v-st of previous row, pick up color B loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of previous row) 18 (20) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Row 4: Turn work. Pick up color A loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in sp between last dc and last v-st from 2 rows below (v-st made), (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from 2 rows below) 18 (20) times, sk next v-st from previous row, v-st between the next v-st and beg ch-3 from 2 rows below. Drop color A loop from hook – 20 (22 v-sts.

Row 5: Turn work. Insert hook under centre ch of first v-st of previous row, pick up color B loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3 (3rd ch counts as centre ch of v-st), dc in same sp (v-st made), (v-st around centre ch of next v-st of previous row) 18 (20) times. Drop color B loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Row 6: Turn work. Pick up color A loop from 2 rows below. Ch 3, (sk next v-st from previous row, v-st around previous row and between the next 2 v-sts from 2 rows below) 19 (21) times, sk next v-st from previous row, dc around centre ch of next v-st from 2 rows below. Drop color A loop from hook – 19 (21) v-sts.

Rows 7-78 (86): Rep Rows 3-6.

Row 79 (87): Rep Row 3.

Row 80 (88): Rep Row 4.

Tassels

Back

(With color A, cut 8 strands of yarn 16” / [41 cm] long, fold the strands in half/double, knot the folded strands into one of the sts along Row 1 of Back of Poncho) 9 times. Trim each tassel to measure 7” / [18 cm].

Front

Right Side

(With color A, cut 8 strands of yarn 16” / [41 cm] long, fold the strands in half/double, knot the folded strands into one of the sts along Row 80 (88) of Right Side) 5 times. Trim each tassel to measure 7” / [18 cm].

Left Side

(With color A, cut 8 strands of yarn 16” / [41 cm] long, fold the strands in half/double, knot the folded strands into one of the sts along Row 80 (88) of Left Side) 5 times. Trim each tassel to measure 7” / [18 cm].

Finishing

Wet block poncho to size and shape. Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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