- Detailed written instructions - standard US English , crochet terminology
- Numerous how-to photos
- Rated as EASY. Suitable for BEGINNER crocheter
- MEASUREMENTS Width back panel 45”; front , panels 21.5” each; Length front panels 26'” each; , back panel 19”
Materials you need at home:
- This ruana was made using LION BRAND Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic yarn, weight Medium 4 (3 oz / 85 g / 145 yd / 133 m)
- LION BRAND Vanna’s Choice, color GREY MARBLE , x 6
- LION BRAND Vanna’s Choice, color OATMEAL x 3 (x , 4 if making tassels)
- 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. And the tassels are so much fun!
Thank you for checking out my ruana.
This crochet pattern is listed as EASY - yay! It would be very suitable for a beginner crocheter. 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 blanket wrap / ruana is worked as one continuous piece in double crochet.
Detailed instructions for making the tassels are included as well.
This ruana is basically one-size-fits-most, but I do provide a gauge for those wishing to achieve the exact measurements.
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)