Today’s the day! It is FINALLY time for part ONE of the Come On I Wanna Ruana Crochet Along! Grab your yarn and hook, and let’s get started!
Come On I Wanna Ruana: Part ONE
In part ONE of this crochet along we will crochet the Solomon’s Knot portion of (almost) the entire pattern. If you have not yet practiced the Solomon’s Knot (also known as Lover’s Knot) you’ll probably be okay following along with the part one video below, but if you want to practice I’ve got a brand spankin’ NEW tutorial for that stitch as well!
Find the materials list, gauge, and dates & info here.
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Before we get started, you’ll also want to make sure that your gauge is similar to mine. Use the yarn you intend to use for this project and a G/4mm hook to test your gauge. While gauge isn’t super important in this pattern, you want to make sure you’ll have enough yarn. 😉
Note: Because each Solomon’s Knot is the width of four stitches, to make the ruana more narrow (or more wide) you will add or remove from the beginning chain in multiples of eight stitches; four sts (= 1 Lk) for the “left” and four sts (= 1 Lk) for the “right”. You will need to remember how many stitches you removed (or added) when we start part two, so if you alter the width of the ruana, make sure to write down what you did!
RUANA PART ONE
See the VIDEO for part one below.
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. * Lk two times, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch * repeat between * * to end. (38 Lk sets)
Row 3: Ch-4, turn, Lk one time, sc in the center sc of first Lk pair. * Lk two times, sc in center sc of next Lk set * repeat between * * to end. Lk one time, tc in last st. (37 full Lk sets & 2 half sets)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, sc in first stitch, * Lk two times, sc in center sc of next Lk set * repeat between * * to end, sc in top of ch-4. (38 Lk sets)
Rows 5 – 8: repeat rows 3 & 4
Do not fasten off, use new skein for next portion.
TURN. Place stitch markers as pictured, with 17 complete Lk sets for the “right”, 4 complete sets for the “center” and 17 complete Lk sets for the “left”.
Leaving a long (40”) tail, insert hook in “center” right stitch marker.
Row 9: Ch-4, Lk one time, sc in center of sc of next Lk set. * Lk two times, sc in center sc of next Lk set * repeat between * * two more times. Lk one time, tc in next (where st marker is). (3 full Lk sets and 2 half sets)
Row 10: Ch-1, turn, sc in first stitch, * Lk two times, sc in center sc of next Lk set * repeat between * * to end, placing last sc in top of ch-4. (4 Lk sets)
Row 11: Ch-4, turn, Lk one time, sc in the center sc of first Lk pair. * Lk two times, sc in center sc of next Lk set * repeat between * * two more times. Lk one time, tc in last st. (3 full Lk sets and 2 half sets)
Rows 12 – 51 (or however many rows for 29” – including bottom knots): repeat rows 10 & 11 *make sure you end on an ODD numbered row!
When measuring, lay piece out flat and do not stretch. Relax the stitches but measure without disturbing the integrity of the center column.
Row 52: repeat row 10 (4 full Lk sets)
Row 53: Ch-5 (counts as tc + ch-1), turn, sc in first sc, * loosely ch-3, sc in center of next Lk set * repeat between * * two more times. Ch-1, tc in last sc. (17) Fasten off. Here’s a close-up:
Now that we have the bottom and the center column of the ruana finished, we are ready for part TWO! Part two will be published right here on Heart Hook Home on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. See you then!
Part One – this one!
Part Two – published here
Part Three – published here
Part Four – published here
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