Lisa Cropped Ruana

So I’m a short person, standing at about 5 feet tall.  I love the look of big, flowy garments. Often times, when I try to recreate those looks on my small frame I end up looking stumpy, blocky or like I’m wearing an afghan.  There is nothing wrong with afghans, I just don’t want to wear one to work or the grocery store.

This Ruana is designed to hit just below the hip and to extend out to just below your elbow, to create balance and warmth.

You can style this garment many different ways, wearing it with a shawl type collar, adding a button, throwing a side over your shoulder or just let it hang. The shape of the Lisa Ruana ensures that it will stay put without shifting around or falling off when your shopping, chasing kids or at work.

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Materials

Yarn: Rowan Softyak DK 50g 76% Cotton, 15% Yak, 9% Nylon 135 m, 148 y. Colors 230/Oatmeal, 240/Dark Green, 241/Light green. Small and Medium 6 Balls of 240/Dark Green, 4 Balls of 230/Oatmeal, 3 Balls of 241/Light Green.

Hook:6.0 MM Manufactures of hook vary in size, please ensure that your hook is 6.0 MM

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends. Large Button. Stitch Markers

This pattern is Written in US Crochet Terms

Blocked Guage/Tension

4in/10CM square. 10 Rows and 14 stitches for both the sections of solid color and diamond sections

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Sizes

Small 30-34 inch bust, is included in the patter below.

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Medium 36-38 inch bust

Large 40-42 inch bust

Extra-Large 44-46 inch bust

Ease

Oversized, with 4—6 inches of positive ease.

Special Stitches

Foundation Half Double Crochet: First stitch, Ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook—1 foundation half double crochet. For second and all other stitches, Yarn over, insert hook under the 2 loops of the “chain” stitch of last stitch and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook; repeat from * for length of foundation.

Notes

Garment is worked from the center out to the right side. Then worked from the center out to the left side, making it seamless.

There are three sections of color work. When working them carry the un-used color, crocheting over it so that it is not visible. If you try to create floats, it will effect the gauge/tension and will distort the shape of the garment. Each color section has a build in boarder of certain amount of stitches. When you reach that boarder, stop carrying the unused color, work to the end of the row, turn work, work back to where you dropped the unused color and begin carrying it again. This will prevent ruff edges or the fringes you see on most tapestry work.

To work the corners of the ribbing, Work them as follows: the 90 degree angles in the next line, you will make 2 SC into the chain space. For the angles on the body of the garment, place 3 of the same stitch around that post, meaning if the pattern calls for a BPDC, place 3 BPDC around that post. If your stitch count is off, don’t worry. Simply follow the pattern all the way around making the corners as above.

Pattern

Row 1. With Oatmeal yarn, make 75 Foundation Half Double Crochets.

Row 2. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 3. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 4. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 5. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

The Spine color chart is at the end of the pattern.

For Row 6-10, Holding only the Oatmeal yarn, Ch 2. Work 6  HDC, 1 in each ST. Pick up and carry the Light Green Yarn, working a HDC for each square in the color chart. Repeat the color chart pattern 7 times in each row. Drop/Stop carrying the Light Green yarn being carful to move it to the back of your work, work the last 6 HDC, with just the Oatmeal yarn.

Row 11. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 12. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 13. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 14. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Row 15. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 HDC into each stitch, until row is completed.

Center rectangles is completed, break yarn and tie off

Left wing

Row 1. With RS facing, Take dark green, and attach to the last stitch made in the oatmeal/spine section. CH 2. Make HDC all the way until the end of Oatmeal section (75 HDC). Do not turn work, make 51 FHDC.

Row 2. Ch up 2. Place 2 HDC in first ST. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete. 127 HDC total

Row 3. Ch up 2. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete, placing 2 HDC in the last stitch. 128  HDC total

Row 4. Ch up 2. Place 2 HDC in first ST. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete. 129  HDC total

Row 5. Ch up 2. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete, placing 2 HDC in the last stitch. 130  HDC total

Row 6. Ch up 2. Place 2 HDC in first ST. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete. 131HDC total

Row 7. Ch up 2. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete, placing 2 HDC in the last stitch. 132 HDC total

Row 8. Ch up 2. Place 2 HDC in first ST. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete. 133 HDC total

Row 9. Ch up 2. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete, placing 2 HDC in the last stitch. 134 HDC total

Row 10. Ch up 2. Place 2 HDC in first ST. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete. 134  HDC total

Row 11. Ch up 2. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete, placing 2 HDC in the

last stitch. 135 HDC total

Row 12. Ch up 2. Place 2 HDC in first ST. Make HDC in each stitch until row is complete. 136 HDC total

Row 13. Switch to Oatmeal yarn. HDC in each stitch across until row is complete. 136 HDC.

The Diamond color chart is at the end of the pattern

Row 14—28. Holding only the Oatmeal yarn, Ch 2. 1 HDC in each of the next 4 . Pick up and carry the Light Green Yarn, working a HDC for each square in the color chart. Repeat the color chart pattern 8 times in each row. Drop/Stop carrying the Light Green yarn being carful to move it to the back of your work, work the last 4 HDC, with just the Oatmeal yarn.

Row 29. Chain up 2, HDC in each stitch across until row is completed. 136 HDC.

Row 30. Switch to Dark Green yarn.

Row 31-35, repeat row 30 with Dark green.

Row 36. Switch Oatmeal yarn. Chain up 2, HDC in each stitch across until row is completed.

Row 37 Repeat row 36.

Row 38. Switch to Light Green yarn. Chain up 2, HDC in each stitch across until row is completed.

Row 39. Switch Oatmeal yarn. Chain up 2, HDC in each stitch across until row is completed.

Row 40. Repeat row 39

Row 41.  Switch to Dark Green. HDC in each stitch across until the row is completed.

Row 42 Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 134 HDC.

Row 43.  Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 132 HDC.

Row 44.  Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 130 HDC.

Row 45. Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 128  HDC.

Row 46.  Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 126  HDC.

Row 47. Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 124 HDC.

Row 48.Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 122 HDC.

Row 49.  Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 120  HDC

Row 50.Chain up 2, SK the first ST, HDC in the next stitch across until the you reach the last stitch in the, leave the last ST unworked. 118HDC.

Right Wing.

Place garment right side up, with the left wing facing away from you. Attach dark green to the first stitch make in the oatmeal center/spine of the garment. You will repeat rows 1 thru 50 or the left wing.

Ribbing.

Row 1. Make sure that your garment is RS and find the center motif. In the 8th row, with dark green, attach and chain up 3. Place 2 DC into each row for the next 7 rows. Place 1 DC into the 8th row. You are at the 90 degree angle of the neck line. Sk the end of the 8th row and the 1st space of the foundation chain. All the way around the garment place 1 DC into each stitch, and 2 DC into the end of each row. When you reach the curved edges in the garment, place 3 DC into the space between the row end and the stitch end. When you arrive back up at the 90 degree angle of the next line, SK the last stitch and the first space int the row end. 2 DC in each of the next 7 rows. SL ST to the 3rd chain in your CH 3.

**Your garment may begin to pucker. Once you steam block your garment that will go

away.

Row 2: Change to the Off-white. Chain up 3, and that will be counted as a BPDC. This is going to be the first stitch in the BPDC, FPDC pattern. For the angles on the body of the garment, place 3 of the same stitch around that post, meaning if the pattern calls for a BPDC, place 3 BPDC around that post.

Row 3: Change to the Light Green. Chain up 3, and that will be counted as a BPDC. This is going to be the first stitch in the BPDC, FPDC pattern. For the angles on the body of the garment, place 3 of the same stitch around that post, meaning if the pattern calls for a BPDC, place 3 BPDC around that post.

All over ribbing is complete.

Row 4. With the Light Green, you will begin on the collar. At the base of the front panel, find the 3 post stitches placed in the angle. SL into the first stitch. Single crochet into the second post stitch. In the 3rd stitch, please follow the established post stitch patter all the way up and around the neck line, and down the left side panel. When you reach the 3 post stiches in the corner. Place 1 post stich in the first, 1 sc in the second post stich and sl to the last post stitch.

Row 5 With the Off White you will begin on the collar. At the base of the front panel, find the 3 post stitches placed in the angle. SL into the first stitch. Single crochet into the second post stitch. In the 3rd stitch, please follow the established post stitch patter all the way up and around the neck line, and down the left side panel. When you reach the 3 post stiches in the corner. Place 1 post stich in the first, 1 sc in the second post stich and sl to the last post stitch.

Row 6. With the Dark Green, you will begin on the collar. At the base of the front panel, find the 3 post stitches placed in the angle. SL into the first stitch. Single crochet into the second post stitch. In the 3rd stitch, please follow the established post stitch patter all way until reach the SC’s made in the collar angles. SK those SC and only work the post stitches., and down the left side panel. When you reach the 3 post stiches in the corner. Place 1 post stich in the first, 1 sc in the second post stich and sl to the last post stitch.

Row 7 With the Dark Green, you will begin on the collar. At the base of the front panel, find the 3 post stitches placed in the angle. SL into the first stitch. Single crochet into the second post stitch. In the 3rd stitch, please follow the established post stitch patter all the way up and around the neck line, and down the left side panel. When you reach the 3 post stiches in the corner. Place 1 post stich in the first, 1 sc in the second post stich and sl to the last post stitch.

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