Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern - The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It's a great transitional piece for fall and spring!
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Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern

August 12, 2018

The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It’s a great transitional piece for fall and spring!

Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern - The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It's a great transitional piece for fall and spring!

Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern - The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It's a great transitional piece for fall and spring!

This ruana is an such an easy pattern with just a two row repeat. It’s three rectangles sewn together and… BOOM! you have the cutest layering piece for fall! (or spring… or the Bahamas πŸ˜‰ ) I know the pictures have nothing to do with the Bahamas, but I liked the cheesy rhyme so much that I couldn’t help myself.

Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern - The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It's a great transitional piece for fall and spring!

Let’s talk yarn! I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton and I just love how easy this cotton is to work with. It’s a mercerized cotton so it has little bit of sheen to it and it doesn’t split at all when crocheting. You can find the yarn HERE. Any worsted weight cotton (or even acrylic!) would work great for this pattern.

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Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern - The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It's a great transitional piece for fall and spring!

Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern

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Materials
Worsted weight cotton or acrylic yarn in 4 colors (I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Ecru (300g for S/M 400g for L/XL), Goldenrod (100g), Mint (200g), Taupe (200g))
I/5.5 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Level
Easy -you must be very familiar with basic crochet stitches

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Tr – treble crochet

Ch 4 counts as tr

Ch 1 does not count as sc

Written in US terms

Approximate Finished Size (small is pictured):
Width: S (29”) M (31”) L (33”) XL (35”)
Length: S (30”) M (31.5”) L (33”) XL (34.5”)

Gauge:
11 tr = 4”
6 rows (alternating tr & sc) = 4”

Color Key:
Color A = Ecru
Color B = Taupe
Color C = Mint
Color D = Goldenrod

BAHAMA MAMA RUANA

BACK

In Color A ch 93 (99) [105] {111] (leave a long end for sewing)

Row 1: tr in 5th ch from the hook and in each ch across (90 tr, (96 tr), [102 tr] {108 tr})

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across, sc in top of turning ch (90 sc, (96 sc), [102 sc] {108 sc})

Row 3: ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, tr in next stitch and in each stitch across (90 tr, (96 tr), [102 tr] {108 tr})

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to row 44 (46) [48] {50}

Fasten off, leave a long end for sewing

FRONT (make 2)

In Color A ch 45 (48) [51] {54} (leave a long end for sewing)

Row 1: tr in 5th (ch 4 counts as tr) ch from the hook and in each ch across (42 tr, (45 tr), [48 tr]. {51 tr}

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across, sc in top of turning ch (42 sc (45 sc), [48 sc]. {51 sc}

Row 3: ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, tr in next stitch and in each stitch across (42 tr, (45 tr), [48 tr]. {51 tr}

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to row 44 (46) [48] {50}

Fasten off, leave a long end for sewing

SEWING

Lay both front panels on top of the back.

Use the long ends to sew across the shoulders with a whip stitch.

Sew up the sides using the long end. Whip stitch from the bottom up 26 rows, leaving a space at the top for armholes.

Repeat on the other side.

Fasten off, weave in your ends

Turn right side out

And you’re done!! I hope you love your Bahama Mama Ruana!

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Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern - The Bahama Mama Ruana Crochet Pattern is a stylish, oversized, and flowy cardigan. It's a great transitional piece for fall and spring!

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  1. This Ruana looks nice and loose. But I’m a size 2-3X. So I’m not sure if your XL size will give me the same amount of room as shown in your pictures. How can I increase the size or would going up in hook size help?
    I haven’t crocheted in a very long time but have become obsessed with all the new yarns availability now. Especially the self-striping yarns and all the yarn cakes. I have quite the collection. I’m not sure if this pattern would work for them???
    Any thoughts?

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