- Detailed written instructions - standard US English , crochet terminology
- Numerous how-to photos
- Suitable for an INTERMEDIATE crocheter
- MEASUREMENTS Width back panel 39”; front , panels 19” each; Length front panels 34'” each; , back panel 34”
Materials you need at home:
- This ruana was made using LION BRAND Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic yarn, weight Medium 4 (3.5 oz / 100 g / 170 yd / 156 m)
- LION BRAND Vanna’s Choice, color LINEN x 10
- Size N/10 mm crochet hook (for base chain)
- Size M/13/9.00 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
I really do like this ruana. It is very versatile and can be worn in several different ways -- crossed in the front, open in the front, or one front panel over the shoulder. It fits a lot like a rectangular poncho, except that it is open in the front. As you can see from the photos, it has a beautiful drape in the back.
Thank you for checking out my ruana.
This crochet pattern is listed as INTERMEDIATE. It uses standard US English crochet terminology. It has been tested for clarity and accuracy by a professional crochet designer. In addition, it contains step-by-step how-to photos. I am confident this pattern will make for a happy crochet experience (and a very nice ruana).
This ruana is basically one-size-fits-most, but I do provide a gauge for those wishing to achieve the same measurements. I also provide some guidelines for adjusting the size, should you wish to do so.
Sonja Hood (KnotYourselfOut)
I absolutely love to crochet! My mother taught me how when I was five years old, and it occupied a lot of my childhood.
It was during my time living in Bulgaria, as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, that I first began to dream about writing and publishing my own crochet patterns.
As the years passed, work became my main focus, but I continued to dream about becoming a crochet designer and I collected inspiration from the many different places I was working in and traveling to: Bulgaria, Boston, Germany, Canada, Ireland (to name a few).
It was the birth of my son, ultimately, that finally gave me the opportunity to realize my dream. When my son was a baby, I wrote and published two crochet books (Painted Jute Rugs, Annie’s Attic, 2010 & Elegant Beaded Bags, Leisure Arts, 2013).
When my son began school my focus shifted to selling patterns online. I have been having the absolute time of my life -- crocheting, imagining crochet, writing about crochet, and engaging with many amazing crochet-lovers in online communities!
Home is now Toronto in Canada.
Thanks for reading my profile. I hope you will find a design in my shop that inspires you (the way it did me) to stitch up something beautiful.
Sonja Hood (Crochet Designer & Author)