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Easy Crochet Ruana Pattern PDF (Ratchet-up Ruana)

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    • Detailed written instructions - standard US English , crochet terminology
    • Numerous how-to photos
    • Rated as EASY
    • Width back panel 40”; front panels 20” each, Length back panel 25”; front panels 30” each


    This is my favorite ruana design yet! Really. 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. And the optional fringe is so much fun!

    This ruana is worked as one continuous piece -- no seams!.

    The stitches for this pattern are double crochet (worked in various combinations of back loops and both loops) and chain spaces.

    Detailed instructions for making and adding the fringe included as well.

    This ruana is basically one-size-fits-most, BUT I do provide a gauge and guidelines for altering the size.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • This ruana was made using LION BRAND YARNS Heartland 100% acrylic yarn, weight Medium 4 (5 oz / 142 g / 251 yd / 230 m).
    • LION BRAND YARNS Heartland, color , Grand Canyon x 4 (x 5 for a larger ruana)
    • LION BRAND YARNS Heartland, color , Mammoth Cave x 2
    • Size N/10 mm crochet hook (for base chain)
    • Size M/13/9.00 mm crochet hook
    • Yarn needle