The Many Wonders Ruana is a free crochet pattern for a fabulously chic and comfy wrap!
This lovely wrap will be perfect for traveling, every day “throw on and go” style or just wrap yourself in a wonderfully soft yarn hug whenever you need one. Style and comfort in one easy piece – yes, please!
My husband and I travel quite a bit and I see this wrap being a staple in my travel wardrobe! Perfect for airports and flying — I am always, always cold in airports and planes. I think this wrap will be seeing many wonders as my husband and I continue our travels!
I have been wanting to make a ruana style wrap for quite a while now and for some reason it took me some time to come up with a stitch and yarn combination I wanted to use. However, I think the wait was worthwhile!
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I wanted a stitch combination that would be textured yet repetitive. If you are going to make a blanket into a wrap, I think you want a pattern you can sit in front of a good movie with and crochet without thinking too hard about the pattern.
Also, the Silt Stitch I am using is beginner friendly yet textured enough to give the wrap and the pattern some interest so you aren’t bored working on it. In fact, I loved working on this pattern — I think I could have this as a WIP (work in progress) all the time! Who knows — I may even make this pattern into an actual blanket. Especially when I want something a little bit mindless! I have a complete photo and video tutorial for this wonderful stitch which you can find here.
The great thing about this stitch and what made it perfect for this wrap is that it really pops when you add a second color to the mix. Originally I was just going to use 2 different colors of Lion Brand Heartland* for the wrap but I happened to see a skein of Lion Brand Landscapes next to it and a perfect match was born!
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The Landscapes yarn is a roving self-striping yarn with beautifully vibrant color combinations available. Both Heartland and Landscapes have a lovely soft sheen and satiny feel to them — and both are wonderfully soft to work with! Your only problem with this yarn is going to be deciding on a color combination! 😉 Thank you so very much to Lion Brand for yarn support for this project!
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Many Wonders Ruana Wrap
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 38” wide x 60” long (without tassels)
Gauge: 8 rows = 4” 12 dc st = 4”
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
Notes about pattern:
- To resize, ch in multiples of 3
- Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as 1st st
- Ch 1 at beginning of row counts as 1st sc
Panels (Make 2)
With Color A, ch 183
Row 1: (RS) dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chains count as 1st st) and in each ch across. Turn (181) Change to Color B.
Row 2: With Color B, ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 2 dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, (1 sc, 2 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in top of 1st st. Turn. (181) Change to Color A.
Row 3: With Color A, ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in each st to end. (181) Change to Color B
Row 4: With Color B, repeat row 2. Change to Color A.
Row 5 – 29: With color A, repeat rows 3 – 2. After row 29, change to color B.
Row 30: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Row 31: With Color A, repeat row 3.
Row 32: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Row 33: With Color A, repeat row 3.
Row 34: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Row 35: With Color A, repeat row 3.
Row 36: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Row 37: With Color A, repeat row 3.
Weave in ends.
With WS of panels side by side facing up, laying panels side by side with the 4 row colors stripes of each panel together, sew seam from bottom of wrap to middle of panels approximately 30” from bottom of wrap. This will leave 30” open for the Center front split. See diagram below.
Sew panels together where panels have 4 rows of stripes together. This is the center of your wrap. See photo below:
Make 6 tassels with a mixture of both Colors A & B with a sturdy piece of cardboard 4 1/2” long with approximately 45-50 yarn wraps. Attach tassels to each of the 4 corners as well as the corners of the center front split.