The Sedona Ruana is an easy, beginner-friendly granny square crochet ruana and is a free pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home.
You are going to love how beautifully simple this blanket-style Granny Square Ruana is! Made from 5 Granny Squares sewn together creating a unique style and shape.
This is the kind of pattern you can chill in front of the fire with or take on the go. Perfect yarn stash buster project as well!
I used the beautiful Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca* in Goldenrod and the soft self-striping Lion Brand Ferris Wheel in Pink Marmalade for accent. I just love how these yarns look together – the neutral warmth of a golden wheat with bright pops of hot pink, purple and green. These colors together remind me so much of of our time in Sedona, Arizona. The rocks were ever changing colors with a bright warmth and vibrancy. Gorgeous!
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And how about the relaxation of working traditional granny squares? After designing my stitch sampler Autumn Rhapsody Blanket, I was looking for a project that would be both relaxing and rewarding. Taking the granny square and making something a little unique yet retro and reminiscent of my childhood seemed like a go-to winner!
If you aren’t familiar with a ruana, it is a poncho-like garment that is typically a rectangle blanket with an opening for the head and a slit down the front to the hem. The Sedona Ruana gets to be the best of both – looks like a poncho from behind and a ruana from the front!
Very comfortable to wear for throw on and go fashion. Or, my favorite way to wear this is snuggled on the couch with a cup of tea. With this particular pattern, there is no bulk around the hips at the back. So, you aren’t sitting on your ruana yet the front is nice and long so it completely covers your legs – perfect way to keep warm!
I wanted a way to give some shape to the ruana so I added an optional crocheted cord with tassels which helps keep the ruana in place as well as give some waist shaping. I have made a complete video tutorial for the crochet cord. This cord is also great for bag straps or any project that needs a cord.
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Granny Square Sedona Ruana free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Size H crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 66” from tip of triangle to bottom front edge x 20” wide per side. Total front width = 40”
Each finished square measures approximately 20” square
Gauge: 4 rounds of granny square = 4”
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
beg = beginning
st = stitch
Cluster = 3 double crochet cluster (see special stitch section below)
hdc = half double crochet
Cluster = group of 3 dc stitches worked in same sp
Ruana is quite long in the front if you would like to make shorter, I recommend 1 fewer round per granny square. This will make the ruana approximately 2 1/2″ shorter in the front panels.
Granny Square (Make 5)
Round 1: With Color A, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2) in same ch sp,* repeat between * * 2 more times, sl st top of beg ch 3.
Round 2: sl st in next 2 st, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3.
Round 3: sl st in next 2 st, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, 3 dc cluster in next sp between clusters, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 corner sp, 3 dc cluster in next sp* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3.
Round 4: sl st in next 2 st, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, 3 dc cluster in each sp between clusters to corner sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 corner sp, 3 dc cluster in each sp between clusters,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3.
Round 5: sl st in next 2 st, Change to Color B, repeat round 4 with color B.
Round 6 – 23 : repeat round 4 with following color changes:
Round 6: Color B
Round 7 – 9: Color A
Round 10 – 11: Color B
Round 12 – 14: Color A
Round 15 – 16: Color B
Round 17 – 19: Color A
Round 20 – 21: Color B
Round 22 – 23: Color A
At the end of round 23, sl st top of ch 3, sl st in next 2 st, sl st in ch 2 corner sp. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in remaining ends.
With long tails left from each square, sew together as indicated in the diagram below. I used the mattress seam stitch for my squares.
Cord (complete video tutorial here)
Row 1: With Color B, ch 4 (place st marker in 3rd ch from hook), hdc in 4th ch from hook, turn work towards you and place another st marker in the two loops at the top and in the back of the hdc just made (2 loops closest to hook).
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in first st marker (from beginning ch), place st marker in the 2 loops at the top and in the back of the hdc just made.
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in the 2 loops in the st marker farthest from your hook.
Place a stitch marker at the top and back of each hdc made until you feel comfortable knowing where you will work your stitches.
Repeat row 3 until cord is approximately 65” long or length desired. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Insert cord at waist approximately 28” from bottom edge through both sides of shawl in spaces between clusters.
With Color A, make 2 tassels approx 3” in length with approximately 15 wraps per tassel. Attach to each end of cord.