Easy Tunisian crochet ruana worked in an entrelac pattern. This large wrap is worked on a larger-than-usual Tunisian hook, so the finished fabric has a nice drape, making this an excellent, versatile layering piece for winter.
Designer Sharon FaulknerFinished Size: Back is 48" wide and 43" long; front panels are 22½" wide and 43" long each after blocking not including border.Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Limerick (100% superwash merino; 175 yd [160 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #31801 (multi), 15 balls. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarns.Hook: Size L/11 (8 mm) and M/13 (9 mm) Tunisian or standard hook without thumb grip. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.Notions: Yarn needle; rustproof pins; blocking wires (optional).Gauge: One entrelac square or 6 sts and 6 rows = 2¼" in tss.Skill Level: Easy
The instuctions for this ruana is very difficult to understand. I have been to several yarn shops and nobody is able to help me. Where can I go to find out how to work this pattern?
missmolly, where are you having trouble?
I am also having difficulty figuring this out from the get go!
I have to agree with MissMolly and Glenda, the instructions are difficult to understand. I've visited the Designer's blog and understand that you are working with only six stitches at a time, but cannot visualize this.
I love the look of the Ruana, but the frustration level is too high.
Got it! Once you understand that each individual Tier 1 base triangle is worked up in the next 7 rows before moving down the starting chain to the next base triangle it begins to make sense. Now, I'm going to tackle Tier 2!
Hope this info helps someone else.
Ok got the whole beginning row just had a question on the last stitch before the one in "next chain (M1)" but winging that. The second row is well ..... Have played with it and had to put it down.... Came on here looking for just a bit of help and nothing so disappointing, guess this is a situation where directions are there and you have to figure the rest out yourself, a bit daunting but once I am not feeling quite so much anxiety on the lack of .....
will give 2nd row another try just not getting or understanding something.
I know in some cases with entrelac if you turn the square a certain way it will flow better just not sure what is going on with this.
It is lovely and have been wanting to build it since saw the issue last year finally got the yarn and well another back burner project shame the yarn was costly and fall will be here soon.
I specifically bought the book because of this ... but just don't crochet well enough.
So, did the easy thing -- went out into the WWW and found tutorials and patterns for a scarf in knitting!!
Although I frogged a lot, it is with great pride and appreciation to the video and other pattern sharers that I can say "I finished the entrelac baby blanket (added a few more stitches!) and am now knitting a leaf border to be sewn on!!"
I would love to try this crochet one ... but I'd make it shorter, if possible.
This is gorgeous!!!
I forgot to say that I've also learned Tunisian because of the wonderful videos and people sharing the how-to . . .
But not yet enough to attempt this gorgeous ruana.
Tunisian crochet seems to use a lot more yarn -- which would be fabulous in cold climates -- but a thinner yarn would work in southern California.