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Crochet Split Wrap Ruana

I love to make crochet wearables that I can use any season! That was one of my goals when designing this free crochet split wrap ruana pattern! Aside from being an easy beginner ruana crochet pattern, I really wanted this project to double as an open front crochet poncho! I think this oversized crochet wrap achieved just that and I am sure you will love finding all the ways the you can style your Lolly Split Wrap! I hope you love making this crochet cape like wrap as much as I did!

Crochet Split Wrap Ruana

Design Story and Inspiration

Now, so why Lolly Split Wrap? You have probably noticed by now that I name all of my patterns, like I really name them…I actually look for names that I feel like embody a certain personality for my design! Well Lolly is my mom! All the grand babies call her Lolly and my dad is Pop, get it, Lolly Pop…yeah they’re cute, I know. Anyways, SO MANY of my designs seem to be made just for her, I don’t know how it happens, but it does and I have yet to name one for her. The this Easy Crochet Split Wrap Ruana Pattern happened and it just have to be “Lolly”!

Looking for something different…

I have another oversized crochet wrap that I am sure you will love, the Reverie Ruana! Reverie is also made in a crochet cape style that is lovely! But maybe you want a cardigan with closed sides? Then check out this beginner crochet pattern for Beverly!

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About The Yarn

Have you tried Lion Brand’s Re-Tweed yet? You’re missing out if you haven’t! I loved creating this free pattern crochet wrap using this yarn! This worsted weight yarn works up beautifully and fast! The simple stitches used in this open front crochet poncho were given amazing drape and softness in this yarn!

“Re-Tweed is a rustic-look tweed yarn that comes in an array of muted natural colors. The nubby texture created by the tweed flecks will add depth to even the most basic stitches and patterns, or show off the tweed in cables or traditional gansey patterns”. – Lion Brand

Materials

Size 7.00 mm crochet hook      
Scissors                                           
 #4 Worsted Wt Yarn – LB ReTweed
(202 yds each)
Color A 2 Skeins  – Olivine
Color B 2 Skeins – Hay
Color C 2 Skeins –  Peanut Butter
Color D 2 Skeins – True Navy

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Gauge

Even though this free crochet wrap pattern for Lolly isn’t a super fitted crochet garment, gauge is still important. No one likes running out of yarn! So check the gauge for your crochet cape whicth is 14 sts x 11 rows in pattern repeat, is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – Sl St / Half Double Crochet – hdc
  • Foundation Half Double Crochet – Fhdc – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops, (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom) *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made. It will look like the top or “V” of a stitch. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops, repeat from * to desired count.
  • Extended Foundation Half Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook into the same space as your last stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over pull though all loops. *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over pull though all loops, repeat from * to desired count.
easy crochet pattern for a open front crochet poncho

Pattern Notes

  • One Size – 48” long x 38” wide
  • * Designates a repeat.  
  • Fit – Loose / Oversized
  • Row Colors are noted in table after instructions.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Skill Level : Easy

Crochet Split Wrap Ruana Pattern

Row 1
Fhdc 170 stitches, ch 1, turn.
Row 2
Hdc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, hdc in next, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, sc in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3
Hdc in first 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *hdc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, hdc in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 4 – 48
Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 49
Hdc 90 sts, *hdc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, hdc in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 50
Hdc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, hdc in next, repeat from * for a total of 91 sts, EFhdc 79 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 51
Hdc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, hdc in next, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, hdc in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 52
Hdc in first 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *hdc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, hdc in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 53 – 97
Repeat Rows 51 and 52.
Row 98
Hdc in every stitch across, finish off.

Rows 1-10, Color ARow 25 – 35, Color CRows 64 – 74, Color C
Row 11 Color BRows 36, Color DRow 75, Color B
Rows 12, Color ARow 37, Color CRows 76 , Color C
Rows 13 – 22, Color BRow 38 – 61 , Color DRows 77 – 86, Color B
Rows 23, Color CRows 62, Color CRow 87, Color A
Rows 24, Color BRows 63, Color DRow 88, Color B
Rows 89 – 98, Color A
Row Color Chart

Fringe

I chose to do twisted fringe for my Crochet cape, the Lolly Split Wrap.

To Do Twisted Fringe:

  1. Cut 13” long pieces of yarn, one for the end of each row of each color.
    (Color A 44, Color B 48, Color C 52, and Color D 52)
  2. Fold one strand in half, thread the folded end through the end of one color corresponding row and then thread the two loose ends through the folded middle and pull tight.
  3. Keeping tension on your tassel, twist each around the other and then tie a knot at the end.
  4. When you let go it should stay twisted together, but spring out a bit!
Close up photo of a beginner crochet pattern with fringe

I know you love to make crochet wearables like me that can be used any season! So I hope you loved this crochet split wrap ruana! I hope you found this to be an easy beginner crochet pattern! Have you tried to double you’re as an open front crochet poncho or crochet cape yet?!

This oversized crochet wrap can be styled so many ways, I hope you love your Lolly Split Wrap! I hope you loved making crochet wrap with this free pattern as much as I loved designing this easy crochet ruana pattern! So, I can’t wait to see your finished oversized crochet wraps too! Don’t forget, be sure to tag me on social media when you share your crochet capes on Instagram @life.and.yarn and Life and Yarn Designs on Facebook! I have other cardigans, to pullovers, to shawls and wraps, you won’t be disappointed with all of the options you have in the Free Patterns Section! Also, if you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter and be notified as soon as a new free pattern is available!

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Diane

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Any suggestions for changing the pattern to make this using medium weight (4) yarn?

briannaiaropoli

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

It is designed to use a 4 weight yarn ☺️

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Monday 6th of July 2020

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