Crochet Ruana Poncho Pattern

Crochet Ruana Poncho Pattern

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Crochet Ruana Poncho

Crochet Ruana Poncho

Crochet Ruana Poncho

The Crochet Caron Ruana was probably the biggest reaction during the live reveal at the Secret Reveal Party. It is featuring Caron Sprinkle Cakes. The colour you see is called Birthday Cake.

XS – M = 5 Balls

L – 5 XL = 6 Balls

This is a one-piece garment that starts at the back and then divides off at the shoulders to have two panels drape in front. Touched with fringe at the front, it’s really stunning!

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

75 thoughts on “Crochet Ruana Poncho Pattern”

  1. Ann says:

    No blue button

  2. JC says:

    I love this pattern! I completed the project with Pecan Fudge Sprinkle Cakes and I have received lots of comments, like, “will you make one for me too?”

  3. Heather says:

    Ive read the pattern many times and it not making sense. when it says: Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in first sl st. (Sl st in next hdc. 1 hdc in next sl st) 18 (20-20-21) times (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Am I to ignore this and just count the 41 for each front panel?

    1. JC says:

      This confused me too until I saw the finished product. Think of a squared-off U for the front layout. You will be completing one front with the steps you cite. Then, later you go back and do the same thing leaving a gap in-between for the neck. If you add up the stitches for the two halves plus the gap for the neck, you should come back to the total number of stitches you started with at the beginning.

  4. Laura Robinson says:

    I have crocheted this poncho and have done the back and right front and I have run out of yarn. I used the recommended 5 balls of Caron Sprinkle Cakes. I have counted my stiches over and keep reading the pattern to see where I may have gone wrong. I am making the smallest size. Do you have any suggestions? Has anyone else found that 5 balls is too little?

    1. JC says:

      Yes. I made the smallest size and had to buy two additional cakes, though I used very little of the last one.

  5. Joanne Rosko says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial for the Ruana. First I’m left handed. I figured out the pattern fairly easily. When it came to step two I was baffled. I read and re-read. Crocheted and pulled out the stitches. I did some digging and found your tutorial. It was so simple to follow what you were saying. (It doesn’t make sense in print) I am now speedily on the right front.
    again thank you.
    Lefty Jo

  6. Beverly Laude says:

    Could you add the measurements for the width of the ruana? I want to substitute yarn that I have instead of the Sprinkle Cakes. Thanks!

  7. Nancy-Jo Nunez says:

    Hello Mikey,
    Thank you for such a great tutorial on You Tube on this Ruana. I have a concern as a beginner, I’m looking at your video and it shows the various numbers in the pattern that coincide with the sizes, your pattern is clear however the one in the link you put there is NOT the same. Please have someone post the correct link for the Ruana poncho. I’ve purchased all the yarn and now need to start. Thank you.
    Nancy-Jo Nunez.

  8. Jackie says:

    Can the ruana be made by using 2 strands of yarn instead of bulky?

  9. Deborah Yeamans says:

    Hi, I’m totally in love with this pattern, but I have a couple questions. I’m making the largest size and I was wondering if 28″ is long enough for the back and front sides. I can see it for the child sizes, but for someone who is a large person, 28″ would only rest mid back or so. I am adjusting mine and gonna see how that goes. Also, I’m really confused with the front. I am still learning how to read patterns. The Shape Neck section doesn’t make sense to me. If anyone could take a picture or a short tutorial on this section, it would be so appreciated. Thank you for these wonderful patterns. I’m constantly trying new things and have branched out from just making blankets.

    1. Mikey is planning on making a tutorial video very soon for this one.

      1. Deborah Yeamans says:

        Thank you so much. I am trying to figure it out. But failing so far. 🙂 Thank you for all you guys do.

  10. Danielle Csapo says:

    Please make a tutorial for this pattern. I have started and am very confused on the “neck shaping” part of the pattern. Thank you in advance!

  11. Melissa says:

    I would very much appreciate a tutorial. So far the only things I’ve crocheted are items with tutorials from Crochet Crowd. You are awesome and I so love the way you teach.

  12. Sharon Keans says:

    Tutorial PLEASE & can i make this in the caron cake ?

  13. Janice S. says:

    Every pattern is better with a Mikey tutorial! (Kinda like the old margarine ad, Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it! This pattern jumped out & said make me for yourself. Please make a tute for me & all of the Crowd kingdom. Thanks!

  14. Christina says:

    Yes, please do a tutorial for the Ruana Poncho!!
    I don’t read patterns and I’m in love with this!!

    1. Cheryl Stoner says:

      Please do a Tutorial !!!!!! Thank You

  15. Emma says:

    I started this yesterday after I picked up 2 sprinkle cakes bc I wanted to see how the yarn worked up. It is so seriously easy. It should be labeled a beginner level pattern. I am doing mine in Mocha, but I might add in birthday or vanilla.

    1. Emma says:

      I am thinking about doing one in Oolong for my sister for her birthday.

  16. Donna H. says:

    This is such a wonderful looking project and I would love a tutorial on this. I make mostly blankets and hats so something else intimidates me. Your tutorials give me the courage to try something new.

  17. Linda says:

    I would love a tutorial on this ruana! I am a big fan Mikey!

  18. Linda says:

    I would love a tutorial on this ruana! I’m a big fan Mikey!

  19. Cinnamon says:

    YES! I’d love a tutorial, please!

  20. Andrea Ellis says:

    Can you increase the width of the prayer shawl? I would like to do it with maybe 401 chain and 199 spaces. Any help would be appreciated, I would be using Caron Cakes, and maybe two whole cakes.

    1. Andrea Ellis says:

      Oops, I asked my question about the Prayer Shawl in the wrong place.?

  21. April Fairchild says:

    OMG PLEASE do a tutorial on this poncho.
    I love watching your tutorials makes it so much easier to understand and do the project.

  22. Katie says:

    Please please please do a tutorial!!

  23. Katie says:

    You are amazing PLEASE provide a tutorial on the Ruana!!! <3

  24. Connie King says:

    Please I would like to have a tutorial. Hi am looking for the -my crochet project bible for 2017 do you know where to find one

  25. Sallie says:

    Yes Mickey please do a tutorial for the ruana. Your video tutorials are wonderful and such a big help. Your camera shots, teaching style and examples are first class.

  26. Jackie says:

    I would love one of your awesome tutorials for this gorgeous piece…please

  27. Crystal says:

    I would love a tutorial. I have trouble deciphering which stitch to work in after turning.

  28. Stacy eLle says:

    Hooking is way more fun when I get to do it with you

  29. Tammy says:

    Yes please video Thanks

  30. Lisa says:

    Yes please , please do a tutorial of this beautiful poncho! Thank you!!!

  31. Lisa says:

    Yes please do a tutorial of this beautiful poncho!! I’m in love with it!!

  32. Valerie says:

    I have never made anything that I can wear and I only make things following your tutorials. I would love to have your tutorial for this!

  33. Ulrike Nikomani says:

    Yes pls and tysm for all your Tutorials,you are the BEST.

  34. Melody says:

    My granddaughters saw this pattern on the reveal this weekend but I am allergic to wool and also think that the pattern might be a little bulky for them as they are all three very dainty in stature xs and s ages 18-20. If I change to a #5 acrylic yarn do you think it would work ok. I don’t usually make things like this. I’ve been crocheting for 50 years and don’t ever remember making a poncho or sweater. Lol.

    1. Yankee says:

      Melody, this pattern would probably be great in acrylic. ( I dislike wool.) I’m thinking about Lion Brand Jiffy, which I think is a 5 or 6. A finer yarn will give a thinner fabric, and make up in a smaller size. The key will be to check size as you go. (If your gauge is different, make sure the size is the same as you work, and if not adjust accordingly, i.e. if the pattern uses 30 stitches to go 20 inches, but you use 20 stitches to get to that size, use 20 stitches and adjust the counts accordingly.) This pattern may be great for your first adventure into clothes because it reads like a blanket pattern. Good luck. And don’t give up.

  35. Kelly Manges says:

    I LOVE the poncho and am new to crocheting. It would be great if you did a tutorial!

  36. Elise says:

    I never did a crochet a long. I would love the tutorial.

  37. Valerie says:

    I love this and am new to Crocheting, please please do a video tutorial as it is a must for me.

  38. Corrina says:

    Would love a video tutorial, yours are the BEST and I would love to make this for myself!

  39. Kathy McCann says:

    YES, with the tutorial !!! I love watching along with following the pattern, it helps me out in understanding how to read patterns. THANK YOU so much, wouldn’t have made it this far without your love & knowledge on crocheting. KEEP ON KEEPING ON ??❣

    1. Maria says:

      Me too please!!!!

  40. Becky says:

    Thank you for all you do for us. I would love to see a tutorial for this one as I understand the pattern right up to the split at the shoulders and my daughter and I are so looking forward to sporting these this fall

  41. Vicki says:

    Oh this is spectacular! My 2 close friends ride horses and do ride shows- they call these blanket shawls. She would love one of these.

  42. Pat says:

    I can’t wait for yarn to be here.

  43. Barbara Carr says:

    I also love the way you explain the patterns and thusly give us the confidence to be able to accomplish even difficult patterns. Please do a tutorial. Thanks

  44. Meridhyth says:

    I like this on either a man or woman. I like following your videos especially as I’m a UK person who accidentally learnt US terms so get so confused on the written instructions! Also, its really nice following with a calm voice it’s really reassuring for a beginner like me 😀 The poncho itself, I would actually sew the sides up when I make for my bf but can see it in many colours and even small pompoms instead of tassels for a playful approach

  45. Sheila McDowell says:

    Yes I would love a video! U make it so easy for me to learn since I have only been crocheting for only a year and almost 3 months!!!!

  46. Debbie Burke says:

    Yes please. I’m still having trouble reading patterns and diagrams for that matter. Please do a tutorial. And by the way LOVED ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The live reveal. I could not be in Toronto on Saturday. Brilliant show, loved all the new cakes. Making my Christmas to do list as we Speak Thanks Mikey and all involved.

  47. Phyllis A Williams says:

    Please do a tutorial on this one, Mikey. Thanks!

  48. Beth says:

    Love this ruana. Based on what Daniel was saying last night it shouldn’t be too difficult, but would love to see a tutorial! Thank you for all you do!

  49. eva says:

    would love a tutorial for this pattern still learning to read patterns please

  50. Debra Jo Jo says:

    Omg! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! I have been waiting for this for Sooo long!! I love these! PLEASE DO A VIDEO FOR US SLOW RUNNERS..LOL

    1. Paulla-jean says:

      Yes please.

  51. Debbie says:

    Definitely would love a tutorial!!!

  52. Staci says:

    Please give us a tutorial on this. I follow videos better than patterns

  53. Mary Cooper says:

    Yes, please!!! I can do some blankets and afghans. I’m still learning. Never tried to make something to wear before. I really like this and would love a tutorial and a little clearer pattern instructions – formatted like they usually are. Please & Thanks!!! I wanna make this with the grape jelly.

  54. Cynthia L Rose (Cindy) says:

    PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASEEEE!! Videos are very helpful to me along with the pattern.

  55. Cynthia L Rose says:

    Pleaseeeee!! PRETTYYYY PLEASEEEE???? videos are very helpful to me.

  56. Heather Simmons says:

    Can we please have a tutorial video for this pattern Miley? I’m still learning to read diagrams and patterns.

    1. Jackie says:

      Please a tortorial…..I Love Your video’s , so easy to follow.?

  57. Donna Hanson says:

    I love the look of this but have little experience making apparel. You, Mikey, have a way to explain things that make it easy to understand. This ruana will be a perfect gift for my daughter so I would love to make this for her. So please share your knowledge and love of crochet with a tutorial of this pattern.

    1. Merle Vaccarino says:

      Would love tutorial on this

  58. debbie says:

    yes sir i would like to see a tutorial on this one please

  59. Kimberly says:

    Yes yes please do a tutorial for this ! I have ordered my yarn but need to see your tutorial, I do so much better with the visual and Mikey you just make it so much easier !! Thanks so much !!!

  60. Debra says:

    Tutorial please!

  61. Mary Bucksbee says:

    Crochet Ruana Poncho A tutorial would be wonderful please

  62. Jackie says:

    Hi…..please please please mikey..i am in love. If possible I would be so thankful for a tutorial!!!!! All the best to you and dan????

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