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lion brand® touch of alpaca® bonus bundle darlington crochet ruana

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 3 - Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca® Bonus Bundle Yarn – Olive
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 
   -  Finished Width About 30" (76 cm) 
   -  Finished Length About 28" (71 cm)

GAUGE: 4 pattern reps + 7½ rows = about 5" (12.5 cm).
 
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Note: One pattern rep consists of one ch-sp and the following (sc, ch 3, Cl) group. Please be sure to check your gauge.
 
STITCH EXPLANATION:
Cl = 2 Double Crochet Cluster
   -  Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops rem on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
 
 
NOTES:
1. Ruana is worked in 2 halves, then sewn together following a diagram.
2. For those who find a visual helpful, we have included a stitch diagram.
 
 
HALVES (make 2):
Beginning at lower back edge, ch 63.
 
Row 1 (RS): (Sc, ch 3, Cl) in 6th ch from hook (5 skipped ch counts as beg ch-sp), *ch 3, sk next 4 ch, (sc, ch 3, Cl) in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch – 12 pattern reps.
 
Rows 2-86: Ch 5 (counts as beg ch-sp), turn, (sc, ch 3, Cl) in first Cl, *ch 3, (sc, ch 3, Cl) in next Cl; rep from * across, dc in beg ch-sp
 
Row 87: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sc in next Cl, *ch 4, sc in next Cl; rep from * across, sc in beg ch-sp.
 
Fasten off.  
Step 2
FINISHING:
From RS, lay halves side by side on a flat surface with lower back edges matching.
 
Place markers on inner edge of each half, about 25" (63.5 cm) up from lower back edge. Sew halves together from marker down to lower back edge. Remove markers.
 
 
Note: If desired, the 2 halves can be crocheted together as follows: Join yarn with sc in inner edge of one half at marker, ch 3, sc in inner edge of other half at marker, *ch 3, sk end of next row of first half, sc in end of next row of first half, ch 3, sk end of next row of second half, sc in end of next row of second half; rep from * down  to lower back edge.
 
Remove markers.
 
Following diagram, fold piece along shoulder line. Place markers on both side edges about 10" (25.5 cm) below fold for armholes and about 9" (23 cm) above lower edge for side slits. Sew side seams between markers. Remove markers.
 
Edging
From RS, join yarn with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of ruana, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around outside edge including slits, working 2 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc.
 
Fasten off.
 
Armhole Edging
From RS, join yarn with a sl st at underarm, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around armhole; join with a sl st in first sc.
 
Fasten off. 
 
Rep edging around opposite armhole.
 
Weave in ends. 
Step 3
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
Ch = Chain
Ch-sp = Chain Space Previously Made
Dc = Double Crochet
Rem = Remain(ing)(s)
Rep(s) = Repeat(s)
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
 
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