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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I’d love to make this but I don’t want to use a 9.00 mm hook. I’d rather use a smaller one. Plus I want to make it for my mother in law and I’d need an extra large plus size. Any ideas?
I would need to know a few things.. what size hook would you be using? Are you using a different yarn? If so what weight is it? I can do some math with the measurements I have for the Barbados and let you know what you could do to make it larger
please what are the dimensions for each ruana in the way you designed it? The Barbados ruana uses urban chic yarn, do you know of a less expensive yarn? What about using urban chic but a size “K” hook, would it take more or less yarn & would it turn out smaller than using the “M” hook?
I do not have the dimensions handy for the Ruana’s.. they are still packed away from our move. You can use any light weight ( 3) yarn. It does not have to be Urban Chic. Using a size K instead of the M you would definitely need more yarn or it would be a lot smaller.
I would like to make The Barbados Ruana. I’m having a hard time finding the yarn to make it with Yarn Bees Urban Chic in the colour posted. I’m in Canada and wondering if you can help me
I’m sorry I’m not sure if hobby lobby ships to Canada but you can use any yarn you wish. Just make sure it is a Weight 3.
I will be using either a #3 or #4 weight yarn with H or I hook. I wear xlarge. Any suggestions about size? Would I need to chain more?
Considering the hook you will be using .. I’m going to say yes, you will need to add more chains. I would recommend after completing the chain, place a stitch marker in the last chain and then put the chain you made evenly over your shoulder and see how it hangs on you. If you like the length then no need to add more.
Thank you for responding so quickly. Love that I don’t have to join anything together.
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I made your Barbados Ruana and absolutely love it. I used 9mm hook and 4 skeins 5 oz redheart super saver Banana Berry yarn (#4) and 3 skeins 7 oz redheart super saver cornmeal yarn (#4). Used the pattern exactly as written. Comes to right above my knees. Will take a picture of my grand daughter wearing it. Thank you so much for sharing. Measures folded at neck opening top to bottom 30 inches. Laying flat folded at neck opening right to left 57 inches
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Thank you so much😁 so glad you like the ruana pattern and the pattern worked for you🤗