Red Delicious Ruana

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The ever-classic Red Delicious apple inspired this ruana to make a perfectly modern accessory. This comfortable and easy-to-wear project is a sweet and stylish way to make sure you stay warm this season. Best of all, it’s beginner friendly!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 58” long x 50” wide

Gauge: 11 sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 150 yards [137.5 meters]/100 grams): 817 Aran (MC, 11 balls), 855 Maroon (CC, 4 balls)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the bottom up, entirely in double crochet.

Ch-3 at beginning of each row counts as dc in stitch count.

Pattern

With CC, ch 164.
Row 1: Dc on 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch to end of row, turn. (162 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 3 to 4: Ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Row 5: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 6-9: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 10-11: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 12-13: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 14-15: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 16-17: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 18-51: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Row 52: Ch 3, dc in next 78 sts, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (79 sts)

Rows 53-86: Continue with MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn. (79 sts)

Rows 87-88: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 89-90: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 91-92: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 93-94: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 95 to 98: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Row 99: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 100-104: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Fasten off.

Go back to Row 52, sk 4 sts from the middle and join MC on the 5th st, leaving those 4 sts rem unworked.

Row 52: Ch 3, dc in the following 78 sts, turn. (79 sts)

Rows 53-86: Continue with MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn. (79 sts)

Rows 87-88: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 89-90: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 91-92: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 93-94: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 95-98: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Row 99: With MC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Rows 100-104: With CC, ch 3, dc in each st to end of row.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Wet block. Weave in all ends.

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