The Moroccan Weekend Wrap is an easy poncho-style topper that’s warm, fun to wear in a variety of ways, and a free crochet pattern in two sizes on Moogly!
Disclaimer: Materials provided by Yarnspirations and Clover USA; this post includes affiliate links.
Patons Alpaca Blend Featured
To make the Moroccan Weekend Wrap, I used Patons Alpaca Blend! This is a lovely, bulky weight yarn that works up fast but has an upscale look and feel. It’s super warm and gives this wrap its gorgeous depth of color.
Substitutions for Non-Woolies
That said, I know that animal fibers aren’t for everyone! Switching yarns can lead to a different look, but that can be fun too.
Try these great non-animal based options in Bulky: Red Heart Hygge, Red Heart Dreamy, Bernat Softee Baby Chunky, Red Heart With Love Chunky, Red Heart Gemstone, Red Heart Soft Essentials, or Caron Latte Cakes!
A Classic Moogly Stitch
The Moroccan Weekend Wrap brings back a classic stitch here on Moogly – the Moroccan Tile Stitch! Used as a bit of accent here, it adds a great graphic touch to this simple crochet wrap pattern.
Moroccan Weekend Wrap Styling
For something so simple, you can wear your Moroccan Weekend Wrap in a great variety of ways! Switch colors, try front to back, and the other way around – a new look for every outfit!
Moroccan Weekend Wrap
US – L, 8mm Clover Amour
750 – 1650 yds Patons Alpaca Blend (Bulky/5, UK: 12-14 ply; 60% Acrylic, 22% Wool, 10% Nylon, 8% Alpaca; 100g/3.5oz, 142 m/155 yds)
A: Black Cherry (3(6) balls)
B: Birch (3(6) balls)
Gauge: 9 sts x 6 rows = 4″/10cm in dc
Sizes: XS-L(XL-5X) (see schematic below for measurements)
Model is a size Medium, XS-L size wrap shown.
For custom sizing, begin with any mult of 3, plus 2 for the first row.
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
Moroccan Tile Stitch Tutorial – VERY HELPFUL!
v st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st
To avoid using the FSC, you can ch 1 more than listed for your size, skip the ch closest to the hook, and sc in each rem ch across.
If you would also prefer to avoid the CSDC or STDC, you can ch 3 instead for a dc substitute.
Place a stitch marker in the active loop of each color of yarn as you work the other color so that it does not pull out.
Row 1: With A, FSC 56(80); turn. (56(80) sts)
Row 2: CSDC, skip next st, *v st in next st, skip 2 sts; rep from * across until 2 sts rem, skip next st, dc in last st; pull up loop and remove hook, do NOT turn. (18(26) v sts)
Row 3: With B, STDC in ch sp of first v st, ch 1, dc in same ch sp, v st in each rem ch-1 sp across; pull up loop and remove hook, turn.
Row 4: With B row held in back, replace hook in active loop of A and CSDC in first st of same color row, ch 1, dc between the 1st and 2nd sts of same color row, *v st between the v sts of same color row, enclosing previous row in each st; rep from * until 1 v st of same color row remains dc between the last v st and the last dc st, ch 1, dc in the last st, pull up loop and remove hook, do NOT turn. (19(27) v sts)
Row 5: Insert hook in ch sp of the 1st v st of A, replace hook in active loop of B and pull it to the front, (CSDC, ch 1, dc) in the same ch sp, v st in ch sp of each v st to the end; pull up loop and remove hook, turn.
Row 6: With B row held in back, replace hook in active loop of A. CSDC, v st between the v sts of same color row, enclosing previous row in each st; rep from * until 1 v st of same color row remains, dc in the last st, pull up loop and remove hook, do NOT turn. (18(26) v sts)
Row 7: Rep Row 5.
Row 8 – 12: Rep Rows 4 – 7, ending on a Row 4 repeat. After Row 12, break A.
Plain Stitches Section:
Row 13: Insert hook in 1st st of A, replace hook in active loop of B, CSDC in same st, 2 dc in next ch sp, 3 dc in each rem ch sp until 1 ch sp rem, 2 dc in last ch sp, dc in last st; turn. (57(81) sts)
Row 14 – 37(54): CSDC, dc in each rem st across; turn. Break B.
Repeat as for First Half, switching A and B. Leave a long tail of A at the end for seaming.
Assembly and Finishing:
Seaming: Use the long tail of A to mattress stitch the last row of each piece together, so that the odd-numbered rows are both facing the same direction.
Edging: Join and sc evenly around the entire rectangle, matching the color to the yarn crocheted into, and working 3 sc in each corner.
Assembly: Fold in half where the last rows of each piece are sewn, and sew from the outer edge inward so that 10″ are left unsewn for the head hole. Weave in ends.
Wrapping Up with the Moroccan Weekend Wrap
And that’s how to crochet the Moroccan Weekend Wrap! I hope you enjoyed this latest addition to the Moroccan Tile series of patterns here on Moogly.
If you did, be sure to check out the other patterns – Chic Moroccan Slippers, Moroccan Handbag, Moroccan Basket, Moroccan Midnight Boot Cuffs, Moroccan Midnight Fingerless Mitts, Moroccan Midnight Cowl, Moroccan Midnight Slouch Hat, Moroccan Tile Afghan, and Moroccan Market Tote!
I can’t wait to see your finished Moroccan Weekend Wraps! If this free crochet pattern does inspire you to make your own, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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