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  • Craft: Crochet
  • Free/Paid: Paid
  • Yarn Weight: Sport
  • Yarn Base: Yak Merino Sport
  • Yardage: 800+
  • Project Type: Coverups
  • Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner
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For both: 76” L x 56” W (193 cm x 142 cm), blocked and when laying flat


Expression Fiber Arts Yak Merino Sport yarn

Both samples shown used approximately 1520 yds/1390 m total: Colors A-C and E used: 303 yds/277 m each and Color D: 308 yds/282 m.

The poncho is shown in colors: A) Worthy, B) Imagine, C) Bold, D) Dare, and E) Fearless.

The ruana is shown in colors: A) Everyday, B) Enough, C) Envision, D) Live, Laugh, Love, and E) Brave.

If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work. 


US size ​​H-8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge


Adventurous Beginner - For those crocheters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Stitches and skills include foundation double crochet, chains, single crochet, double crochet, and making three double crochets together.

Notes from the Designer:

Makani is Hawaiian for "wind" or “breeze,” which is perfect for this light and breezy ruana/poncho pattern. The stitches used include chains, single crochets, and double crochets done in repeating sections, making this pattern perfect for a beginner. Both versions are worked lengthwise in two rectangles, which are sewn together, leaving room for the neck. 

  • Click the Videos tab to watch me make a mini version of this pattern, and I show you how to seam it.
  • The ruana and the poncho are both made the same, so their yardages are the same. They are just sewn together differently. 
  • The pattern is started lengthwise and worked widthwise in two rectangles, which are then sewn together. 
  • The foundation chain can be adjusted with multiples of 4 + 1, which will change the length of the garment.
  • The starting chain for each row does not count as a stitch.
  • The single crochets in the lace section are worked into the chains, not around.
  • Click here to watch a tutorial on foundation double crochet stitches.

Designed by Elisabeth Carr

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