The Temperance Rauncho is a simply elegant design you can dress up or dress down with jeans. The name has a great story! My friend Crystal’s daughter’s name is Temperance (after Temperance Brennan from the show Bones), she’s 3 years old. She said, “It’s a rauncho!” because she tried to say ruana and poncho at the same time 😊, it was too cute!
The Temperance Rauncho was born! This has to be my new favorite go-to for going out, and if it isn’t too cold, it’s perfect. It’s great for wearing around the house too and will perfect for the office.
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A little bit about the yarn…
I used Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn. This is one of my favorite yarns on the market. It is so easy to work with, and the color selections are very earthy, which I love. It comes in a wide variety of tones, with solids, tweeds, and flecks of other colors throughout. You shouldn’t have any issues with this yarn at all. It also rips back easy, so that’s a positive too!
Yarn subs for the Temperance Rauncho…
The best place to check for other yarn substitutes is the Yarn Sub website here.
The beauty of this pattern is you can sub out just about any worsted (4) weight yarn and create it. However, I do recommend trying to match the gauge if you do sub. My tester, Crystal used a Red Heart yarn and a larger hook (because she crochets SUPER tight). Her holes for the beginning border were fairly large, so she modified hers by working Row 3’s stitches into the skipped hdc’s from Row 1 to close the gaps. (see photo below)
Mind you, this will change the look of the pattern slightly.
A little note about how this pattern is written…
As mentioned in the pattern notes below, the pattern is worked in rows. You work the left panel first, then the right panel. You assemble the two panels with a running stitch, then work the border, adding the tassels at the very end.
2” = 4 rows or 12 fhdc = 4” (10 cm)
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
+ Sizes/Finished Measurements
Blocked and Assembled
Width: 36” (91 cm)
Tall: 62” (157 cm)
Suggested Yarn & Yardage Needed:
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn Solids: 100% Acrylic Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon 5 oz, 251 yds per skein.
Color A: Great Smokey Mountains – 3-4 skeins (800-1000 yds)
Color B: Acadia – 1 skein (251 yds)
Color C: Grand Canyon – 1 skein (251 yds)
Care: see label for instructions.
Hook Size: US Size J (6 mm) crochet hook
|fsc||foundation single crochet|
|hdc||half double crochet|
|ldc||linked double crochet|
|rvsc||reverse single crochet (crab stitch)|
|blo||back loop only|
|*…*||rep instructions between asterisk however many times indicated.|
+ Stitch guide:
Stitches in pink are clickable links to a tutorial on how to create the stitch.
sc – single crochet
insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.
yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – rep from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.
+ Special Stitches:
(click stitch to see the tutorials)
create a slip knot. ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain. yo, draw up a loop. ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook. (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1. yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).
don’t turn your work to start. loosen loop on hook just a tad and working left to right. insert hook in indicated st. yo, draw up a loop (make it loose), yo, draw through both loops on hook.
step 1: ch 3, insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in same st as ch 3, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* two times (1 ldc created) step 2: insert hook in front horizontal bar of ldc just created, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* two times – rep step 2 for each new st.
+ Pattern Notes – Please Read
- Rauna is constructed by working 2 panels and sewing them together, then working a border around inside perimeter – tassels are optional and added later.
- Sizing is written in one size, see sizing adjustments below to modify.
- Foundation hdc row is counted in row count.
- Stitch count is 157 throughout, unless otherwise indicated.
Ready? Let’s make it!
Temperance Raunch – A Rauna & a Poncho all-in-one!
+ Skill Level
with 6 mm hook… with Color A
Length: Add foundation hdc in multiples of 2.
Width: Add additional rows to between rows 23 – 25, which is a repeat of row 15.
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Mark RS with st marker
Row 1 (WS): With Color A: Fhdc 157, finish last stitch with Color B.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, turn. *hdc 1, ch 1, sk 1* – repeat from *…* across, ending with 1 hdc in last st, finish last stitch with Color A – 79 hdc, 78 ch sp’s – 157 sts total.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. *hdc 2 in next ch sp, rep from *…* across, ending with 1 hdc around ch- 2, finish last stitch with Color C – 157 hdc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 (blo) in ea st across, hdc 1 in last stitch – 157 hdc.
(Your rows should measure around 2” at this point).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in ea st across – 157 sc.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea st across, finish last st with color B – 157 hdc.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea front loop (camel hump) across, ending with 1 hdc in last stitch – 157 hdc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in ea st across – 157 sc.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea st across, finish last st with color C – 157 hdc.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in each st across, ending with 1 hdc in last st – 157 sts.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in front loop (camel hump) of ea st across, sc 1 in last stitch – 157 sc.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in each st across, finish last st with color A – 157 hdc.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea st across – 157 hdc.
Row 14: Ch 2, sk 1 st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 (working behind dc) into skipped st, *sk 1, dc 1, hdc 1 in skipped st (working behind dc)*, rep from *…* across, ending with 1 dc in last st – 157 sts.
Row 15: Ch 2, hdc 1 in ea st across – 157 hdc.
Row 16: Repeat Row 14.
Row 17 – 19: Repeat Row 15.
(if you drop a stitch on this row, add one hdc at end).
Row 20: Repeat Row 14.
Row 21: Repeat Row 15.
Row 22: Repeat Row 14.
Row 23 – 25: Repeat Row 15 (on row 25, finish last st with color C).
Row 26: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 (blo) in ea st across – 157 sts.
Row 27: Ch 2, hdc 1 in ea st across, finish last st with color A – 157 hdc.
Row 28: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1, ch 1, sk 1, [hdc 2, ch 1, sk 1] 2 times, [hdc 3, sk 1, ch 1] 35 times, [hdc 2, ch 1, sk 1] 2 times hdc 1 in last 3 sts, finish last st with color C – 157 sts.
Row 29: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea of next 2 sts, *hdc 2 in ch sp, hdc 1 in next st* (2 more times), *hdc 1 in ea of next 2 sts, hdc 2 in ch sp* (35 times), *hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in ch sp* (2 times), hdc 1 in last st – 157 sts.
Row 30: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea st across, finish last st with color A – 157 hdc.
Row 31: Ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in ea st across – 157 hdc.
Row 32: Ch 3, turn, ldc 1 in ea st across – 157 ldc.
(my stitches went down to 156, so you need to work in the end chain as the last stitch for these rows)
Row 33 – 37: Repeat Row 32.
Row 38: ldc 1 in ea of next 78 sts – 78 ldc.
Row 39: Ch 3, turn, ldc 1 in ea of next 78 sts – 78 ldc.
Row 40 – 42: Repeat Row 39.
fasten off, weave in tails.
Work rows 1-37, cut, fasten off.
Lay flat with RS up, starting at top left, count over 78 sts to the right and attach yarn in 78th st.
Row 38: Ch 3, ldc 1 in same as join, ldc 1 in ea of next 77 sts – 78 ldc.
Row 39: Ch 3, turn, ldc 1 in ea of next78 – 78 ldc.
Row 40 – 42: Repeat Row 39.
Finishing & Assembly:
Assemble panels as seen in diagram below, sew along dotted line.
Creating the neckline border:
Border: with RS facing up, attach yarn in bottom corner of right panel (see diagram above).
Row 1: Ch 2, dc 1 in same as join, dc 1 in ea of next 76 sts, dc3tog over next two sts, and beg of neck, dc 1 in ea of next 19 sts, dc3tog over next neck st and in next two sts on left panel, dc 1 in ea of next 77, do not turn – 156 sts
Row 2: rvsc 1 in each st around – 156 rvsc
– cut, tie off, weave in all tails.
Cut 3 strands around 11-12″ long, fold over and create the tassel. I extended the colors down from the pattern. I added one tassel at the end of each row. When folded over, they measure around 5-6″ long. I didn’t trim them after I attached them, however, I did wet block it. They still have a little bit of a curl to them despite the blocking, but I like that .
Congratulations! You’re Finished!
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