Crochet Ruana Pattern: Cover Me by Craft-Her

Rose from Craft-Her is joining us today to share a beautiful crochet ruana pattern with us. The Cover Me Ruana is a cozy cover-up that combines rows of double crochet with lacy v-stitches.

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About Craft-Her

Rose is an avid crafter who enjoys using her hands to create. She is also a d.i.y dabbler, gardening pro wannabe, natural wellness enthusiast and food adventurer (more on the tasting side). She shares free patterns on her blog at Craft-Her. She and her husband are blessed with 2 sons. When she is not crocheting, tending to family or her plants, she is dreaming up her next project or working on her blog.  

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Note from Underground Crafter: Rose recently renamed her blog to Craft-Her (you may know her as Loopingly Made), and you can find out why in this short video here. Also, if you love her hat in the photo above, you can find the free pattern for the Parisienne Puff Slouchy Hat here.

Cover Me Ruana

Crochet Ruana Pattern by Craft-Her

I am super excited to share The Cover Me Ruana Crochet pattern on the Underground Crafter blog. This has been a long time coming, and now that it is finally here it feels like a big accomplishment. I must first thank Marie for this opportunity, and for all the times she has reached out. Those times have been a blessing, because those times I felt like I was alone she was there (unknowingly) pushing me to take a step further. Thank you, Marie. 

The Cover Me Ruana Crochet Pattern is a garment you will want to wear all the time. It feels so comforting with a rich, yet smooth texture you’d like running your hands over. It is made with simple crochet stitches interspersed with a lacy design every 3 rows. It is pretty straight-forward, and if you’re keen to finish in time will take you 2 weeks or less to complete.

More often than not, naming my designs elude me. I would have to think long and hard to come up with a befitting name (which doesn’t always sound befitting anyway). When I thought to name this Ruana crochet pattern ‘Cover Me’, it felt right. Don’t we all need some form of covering now and again, to keep warm, to feel comfort, to feel protected? This Ruana crochet pattern gives some of that, just like the Reversible C2C Prayer Wrap I designed a while back.

I hope you enjoy making the Cover Me Ruana Crochet Pattern, and I hope whoever gets to wear it feels some comfort, love and protection. Thank you.

PATTERN 

Gauge

  • 11 crossed stitch set across/11 rows= 4” (10 cm)

Finished Size

  • (small in photos)- 33.8” (86 cm) wide/25” (63.5 cm) tall after slight blocking

You’ll Need

  • Bulky weight, 5 yarn (this pattern uses Lion Brand Homespun yarn, 6oz/170g, 185yds/169m)
    • Colour- Herb Garden (1,300 yds/1,189 m)
  • US Size J-10/6mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • 1 wood button- optional

Stitches/Abbreviation

  • CH- chain
  • DC- double crochet
  • LFP- left front panel
  • RFP- right front panel
  • RS- right side
  • SL ST- slip stitch
  • ST(S)- stitch(es)
  • WS- wrong side
  • V-St- (DC, Ch 1, DC) in the same stitch. A video tutorial for the v-stitch is available here.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Notes

  • The ad-free PDF version of this pattern is available on Etsy, LoveCrafts, and Ravelry
  • Pattern is written in U.S terms
  • Ch 2 count as first DC
  • The rows are 4 row repeats
  • The V-st counts as 3 sts
  • This is one size fits most, but see ‘customization’ notes

CUSTOMIZE

  • To make the ruana wider or less, add/remove 6 chains to the original chain count in the pattern. For instance, we’re starting with 109 chains, to make it wider, chain 115.
  • To make it shorter in top to bottom length, minus 1 or more sets from the pattern. For instance, back panel ends at row 56, if you remove 1 set, you will end your row at Row 52.

BACK PANEL

  • Chain 109
  • Row 1: skip 2 chains, DC in third ch from hook and each ch across. Turn
  • Row 2: Ch 2, DC in next st and each st across. Turn
  • Row 3: repeat row 2
  • Row 4: Ch 2, skip next st, V-st in next. *Skip 2 sts, V-st in next, repeat from * across till last 2 sts, skip next st, DC in last st. Turn
  • Row 5: Ch 2, DC in next st and each st across. Turn
  • Rows 6-7: Ch 2, DC into each st across. Turn
  • Row 8: Ch 2, skip next st, V-st in next. *Skip 2 sts, V-st in next, repeat from * across till last 2 sts, skip next st, DC in last st. Turn
  • Rows 9-56: repeat rows 5-8. Turn
  • Lay piece flat, mark out neckline with stitch markers with the measurement below (see photo)
    • Right side- 16 V-sts, middle- 3 V-sts, left side- 16 V-sts

RIGHT FRONT PANEL

  • Continuing from last row
  • Row 1: DC into each st across, make last DC into the first V-st of next V-st. Turn
  • Row 2: Ch 2, DC into each st across. Turn
  • Row 3: repeat row 2. Turn
  • Row 4: Ch 2, skip next st, V-st in next. *Skip 2 sts, V-st in next, repeat from * across till last 2 sts, skip next st, DC in last st. Turn
  • Rows 5-56: repeat rows 1-4. Turn
  • Rows 57-59: repeat rows 1-3. Turn. Snip yarn

LEFT FRONT PANEL

  • Row 1: join yarn in st. (first st of previous V-st), Ch 2, DC in next st and each st across. Turn
  • Row 2: Ch 2, DC into each st across. Turn
  • Row 3: repeat row 2
  • Row 4: Ch 2, skip next st, V-st in next. *Skip 2 sts, V-st in next, repeat from * across till last 2 sts, skip next st, DC in last st. Turn
  • Row 5: Ch 2, DC into each st across. Turn
  • Row 6: Ch 2, DC into each st across. Turn
  • Row 7: repeat row 6
  • Rows 8-59: repeat rows 4-7. Do not snip yarn

SIDE EDGING

  • Ch 3, skip first row, V-st in next. *Skip next row, V-st in next, repeat from * across till last 2 rows, V-st in next row, DC in bottom st of last row. Snip yarn
  • Repeat same for opposite side, starting from the bottom of back panel. Snip yarn, weave in all tails.

FRONT EDGING

  • RFP- Join yarn into the bottom st row on right front panel, Ch 3, *skip next row, V-st in next, repeat from * to the shoulder (you will have one last row before working at the back then moving to the left front panel- skip the last row. See photo below)
  • DC into each st on the back, that will amount to 9 stitches
  • LFP- *Skip next row, V-st in next. Repeat from * across, in last row DC into bottom st. Snip yarn, weave in tails.

POCKET- make 2

  • Chain 25
  • Row 1: skip 2 chains, DC in third ch from hook and each ch across. Turn
  • Row 2: Ch 2, DC in next st and each st across. Turn
  • Row 3: repeat row 2
  • Row 4: Ch 2, skip next st, V-st in next. *Skip 2 sts, V-st in next, repeat from * across till last 2 sts, skip next st, DC in last st. Turn
  • Row 5: Ch 2, DC in next st and each at across. Turn
  • Rows 6-7: Ch 2, DC into each st across. Turn
  • Rows 8-19: repeat rows 4-7
  • Position pockets at preferred spots on right and left panels, sew them on. Be careful to not sew the back panel along with the front panels.
  • Sew button on twenty-first row (Row 21) of left front panel or lower at preferred spot.
  • Weave in all tails. Snip yarn.
© 2021 by Rose Obom/Craft-Her and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Rose’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/01/27/crochet-ruana-pattern-cover-me-by-craft-her/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

2 thoughts on “Crochet Ruana Pattern: Cover Me by Craft-Her”

  1. Hi Rose, I LOVE the ruana, the pattern, and also your boots and Beautiful hair! It Is so awesome to have pockets on a ruana. I don’t often see that, and who doesn’t love pockets! Your drape is lovely, and I will follow your instructions. Thank you for this Wonderful pattern!

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    • I am so glad you love the pattern. It was so much fun to make, and I can tell you this is a bonafide ‘crochet and chill’ pattern. I hope you enjoy making it.

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