The Barbados Ruana
The Final release .. The Barbados Ruana.
This Ruana is made with the same stitches as its “sisters” .. The Binini & The Caribbean, though the width and length differ. I also used a cotton/acrylic blend of yarn for this Ruana. I feel it gives this wider Ruana a flow and less weighted down feel and look. Stay tuned for my post “The Caribbean Ruana Collection”.. coming soon. It will go into more details on my thought process, differences & similarities of these Ruana’s.
The Barbados is the widest of this series, the length however, is longer than the Caribbean but shorter than the Bimini… The Barbados would be a Lg/ Plus
6 Skiens of Yarn Bee’s Urban Chic
Grab a extra skein if you wish to add a border.. This Ruana does not have a border and uses exactly 6 skeins.
9 mm Hook
Scissors, Measuring Tape & Tapestry Needle
Need To Know..
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
The majority of this Ruana is made with using the V- Stitch.
This pattern is continuous.. It is not made in panels and sewn.
I did not use a border for this pattern.. I felt it looks great without it.
Row 1.) 2 DC’s in 3rd chain from hook, *skip a chain.. 2 DC’s next chain.* Repeat * to * across.. Ending with 1 DC in last chain.
Row 2.) Ch. 3, turn.. (We are not starting V- Stitch yet).. 2 DC’s in First Space between DC’s , skip the 2 DC’s then 2 DC’s in next space.. Continue this across putting a 1DC in Ch.3 space at end of row.
**Now we will start the V-Stitch.**
Row 3.) Ch. 3, turn .. 2DC’s in-between the 2DC’s of previous row. Continue this pattern across, ending with DC in Ch.3 space.
Row 4-52.) You will repeat Row 3 for another 49 rows = 50 total rows.
**Now you will be doing a few “short” rows for the neck gap. The picture below is for example only. Each Ruana has different amount of rows.
Continuing with V-stitch…**
Row 53.) Ch. 3,turn , 2DC’s in -between prior DC’s, Repeat 39 more times, Place 1 DC in next V stitch.
You should have a total of 40 – 2DC’s & 1 DC
Row 54.) Ch.3, turn, V-Stitch across, DC in Ch.3 space
Repeat Row 54 …2 more times.. Total of 4 short rows for neckline.
** Now you will be making the other front “Flap”..
and go back to making “long” rows. **
The Red Arrow shows you the chain you be adding at end of Row 56.
Row 57.) Ch. 3, Follow V-Stitch pattern til you come to Last V-Stitch on “Short Rows”…DO Not Turn… Your going to chain 80 + 2
Note.. Make sure to maintain the Same tension as Starting chain. If you do this chain to tight or loose it will not match up with previous side. Also Make sure to not twist your chain as you work back along it.
Row 58.) Turn and start in 3rd chain from hook… 2DC’s in first chain, *skip a chain, 2 DC’s next*… work * to * along chain and previous V stitch row til end, DC in Ch.3
Row 59.) Ch.3, turn, V-stitch across, DC in Ch.3
Repeat Row 59 for 48 more rows… 50 rows total.
Row 107.) Ch.3, turn, DC in first “space”. ( Not in V stitch), 2DC’s in each space between V-stitch across.
Row 108.) Ch.3, turn, 2DC’s in between DC’s, Repeat across, DC in last space.
Fasten off and Hide ends…
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What is the gauge of the Barbados rhuanna
I do not have a gauge for the ruana patterns.. if you measure your chain before continuing the pattern .. your chain should measure approximately 57inches long. This is with laying it flat and not stretched out as you measure.
I just found your site..what gorgeous items you’ve created! I’m a long-time crocheter and quilter, but I’d never heard of a ruana until yesterday!
I’m 5′ 2″, weigh 105. Even tho I’m petite, I prefer my clothes fit loose. I’m leaning toward the Barbados, as I like the longer sleeve and prefer a bit longer in general. However, I see its the largest of the 3 you discuss here. Wondering would I just cut back on the beginning chain to make it fit more like a medium/large?
Thank you for any assistance you can give. And thank you for sharing your talent and time.
Thank you. Yes.. just measure the chain over your shoulder and see where it hangs on you. If it’s too long just shorten your chain to desired length.
Thanks for the info and fast reply.
Your very welcome
I love this, it looks so light and comfy. I’m trying to make this for my daughter to take on vacation. I’m at the part to do the short end and then chain the 80 + 2. I’m not understanding. Is there a video or utube that I can see this part. If I can’t figure it out I’m going to have to frog it and find a different pattern.
Lisa you have done the short part. In order to do the 2nd long side you’ll chain 80+2 then turn at the end and you’ll start the 2nd long side. Hope this helps.
Hello Lisa, have you finished the short rows? On the last short row.. all you do is keep going by starting the chain (80+2) .. hope this helps. I do agree I need to do a video but life has had other plan for me lately, my apologies
I’m really sorry, I’m still not understanding. I just don’t get it ?
Lisa when your done with your last short row (neck area) you won’t turn. When you reach the last stitch the next stitch will start your chain. At the end of the chain you turn to start the other long side of the ruana. Please feel free to contact me thru email or FB. FB is Kimberly Reamey VA, email me at email@example.com