Easy Crochet Ruana Pattern PDF (Ratchet-up Ruana)
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.
- 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
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
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)