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lion brand® wool-ease® thick & quick® bonus bundle openwork crochet ruana

Step 1
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
   -  Finished Width: About 30" (76 cm).
   -  Finished Length: About 27" (68.5 cm).

GAUGE: 4 pattern reps = about 8 3/4" (22 cm); 6 rows = about 5" (12.5 cm). Please be sure to check your gauge.
 
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NOTES:
1. Ruana is worked in 2 halves.
2. Each half is worked from side to side.
3. One pattern rep consists of a ch-5 sp and the following sc.
4. For those who find a visual helpful, see a stitch diagram, included. 
Step 2
HALVES (make 2)
 
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Beginning at one side edge, ch 136.
 
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 8th ch from hook (7 skipped ch count as 2 base ch, first dc, and ch 2), *ch 5, sk next 4 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to last 3 ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch – you will have 25 pattern reps (dc and ch-2 sp at beg and end of row count as 1 additional rep).
 
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first ch-2 sp, 3 dc in each ch-5 sp across, dc in beg ch-sp, dc in 5th ch of beg ch-7 – 79 dc.
 
Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, sk next dc, sc in next dc (first dc of first 3-dc group), *ch 5, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to beg ch, ch 2, dc in top of beg ch-3.
 
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to beg ch, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 – 26 pattern reps.
 
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in each ch-5 sp across, dc in last sc – 80 dc.
 
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *ch 5, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to last 3-dc group, ch 5, sk last 3-dc group, sc in top of beg ch-3 – 26 pattern reps.
 
Row 7: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, sc in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across, ch 2, dc in last sc.
 
Rows 8-13: Rep Rows 2-7.
 
Row 14-17: Rep Rows 2-5.
 
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to last 3-dc group, ch 4, sk last 3-dc group, sc in top of beg ch-3 – 27 sc and 26 ch-4 sps.
 
Fasten off.  
Step 3
FINISHING:
From RS, lay Halves side by side onto a flat surface with foundation chains at center.
 
Following diagram, place markers on inner edge of each Half, about 23" (58.5 cm) above lower back edge. Sew Halves together from markers down to lower back edge.
Remove markers.
 
Following diagram, fold piece along shoulder line. Place markers on both side edges about 9" (23 cm) below fold, for armholes, and about 8" (20.5 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, then 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 sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
 
Rep edging around opposite armhole.
 
Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
Ch = Chain
Ch-sp(s) = Chain-Space(s) Previously Made
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep(s) = Repeat(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl st = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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