Tranquility Ruana: Free Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

When it comes to summertime, a quick, simple, and stylish crochet ruana is the perfect summer crochet pattern to work on! The Tranquility Ruana is a free crochet beach cover up pattern, that is just the thing your summer wardrobe needs. Made from simple stitches, panels, and beginner friendly construction, it’s an easy crochet pattern you’ll use over and over again. 

I am so excited to welcome my latest guest designer, Anastasia, from Journey Chanel Designs! Anastasia creates beautiful designs that use textured stitches and simple shapes to make a crochet garment that makes you look amazing! If you’ve been looking for a new crochet cover up pattern, then this is the thing for you! So, without further ado, I’ll hand it off to Anastasia, and she can share her pattern with you!

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A Little About Anastasia

Hello, my name is Anastasia Smith and I am the designer behind Journey Chanel Designs. My husband and I live in a small southern town with our 4 beautiful girls. I have been crocheting on & off for the last 23 years, I got into it seriously 5 years ago, and started designing 3 years ago. While on bed rest with my 4th baby girl, I somehow got what I like to call the “Creative Spark” and have been designing ever since. I am completely obsessed with all things lace & texture, as I can NOT get enough of them!  This obsession has turned into a mission to find ways to combine both lace & texture stitches to create stunning pieces. I also work extremely hard to provide Modern Boho Chic Size Inclusive Patterns that are both beautiful & easy to make.

Inspiration for the Design

The inspiration for this design was actually to create a sister piece to my Laura’s Tranquility Scarf. The mixture of lace & Texture is so beautiful that I knew I HAD to make a garment to match! This piece is very simple to make, by making 2 long panels & sewing them together to create the arm holes & the back. You will also have the option to make this piece into a Ruana or an Oversized Summer Cardigan. 

The Yarn

For The Tranquility Ruana I was lucky enough to team up with Lion Brand by using their Low Tide yarn in the color Palm.  I wanted a yarn that would work up  very quickly but still give you that light weight airy feeling. You can use any #3/dk weight or a #4/worsted that is similar in size. Just make sure to check gauge before starting to insure the best fit possible. Lion Brand Coboo would be a great alternative yarn for this as well!

 

Materials:

  • *#3/DK Weight Yarn or a #4/Worsted that is close to #3 weight – (I used Lion Brand “Low Tide” in Palm)
  • *Size J/6 mm hook  
  • *Tapestry Needle
  • *Scissors

Sizes:

  • *XS/S – (11” W // 62” L)— for bust sizes 28”-40″
  • *S/M/L – (14” W // 62” L)— for bust sizes 36”-48″
  • *XL/2XL/3XL – (17” W // 62” L)— for bust sizes 40”-52”
  • *4XL/5XL/6XL – (20” W  //  70” L)— for bust sizes 50”-62″
    • Garment is NOT designed to close or wrap around. If you want it to you need to go up a size.
    • Garment is designed to be oversized and flowy.
    • The sizes will be shown like this unless specified otherwise.  XS-3XL (4XL-6XL)

Skill level: Easy/ Intermediate

Finished Measurements:

  • XS/S/ – 22” Front/Back – 44” Total Circumference
  • S/M/L – 28″ Front/Back – 56” Total Circumference
  • XL/2XL/3XL –  34” Front/Back – 68” Total Circumference
  • 4XL/5XL/6XL –40″ Front/Back – 80” Total Circumference

Gauge:

11 sts + 9 rows = 4“

Ch 15, then repeat rows 1-9

Yards Needed:

  • XS/S – approximately 1300- 1500 yards
  • S/M/L – approximately 1400- 1600 yards
  • XL/2XL/3XL –  approximately 1600- 1800 yards
  • 4XL/5XL/6XL –  approximately 1800- 2000 yards

Abbreviations:

  • Slip Stitch – sl st                                                                                                                  
  • Stitch(s) – st(s)
  • Chain – ch
  • Yarn Over – yo                                                                                                                                
  • Space- sp                                                                                                                                          
  • Skip Space – sk                                                                                                                                      
  • Single Crochet – sc                                                                                                                    
  • Half Double Crochet – hdc                                                                                                                    
  • Double Crochet – dc                                                                                                                               
  • Back Loop Only – BLO                                                                                                            
  • Wrong Side- WS                                                                                                                                
  • Right Side RS                                                                                                                  
  • Previous- prev                                                                                                                        
  • Repeat – rep

Special Stitches:

  • Puff stitch – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull loop through stitch and make loop same height as previous sts in working row*- rep 3 more times, yo, pull through all but last loop,  yo, pull through last 2 loops to close
  • You will be working the puff st around the double crochet stitch. See video below 👇👇
  • For 1st row of Puff Stitches- Skip to 2:00 mins
  • For 2nd Row of Puff Stitches- skip to 12:00 mins

Pattern Notes:

  • Want a printable PDF version of this pattern? Get your copy from Journey Chanel Designs on Etsy and Ravelry.
  • I crochet loosely, if you are a tight crocheter I suggest going up a hook size or 2. Just make sure to check gauge 1st.
  • This cardigan is worked into 2 pieces, sideways in rows. Then you add sc, sl st, or sew up the 1 side to create the arm hole. Then sc, sl  st,  or sew the 2 panels together halfway up (the whole back section).
  • Beginning Ch 2 DOES NOT count as 1st  stitch.
  • Anything in between ( ) means that entire sequence is in 1 space.
  • Anything in between * * means you repeat that specific sequence until specified.
  • If the number is Before a stitch that means that is how many stitches you make in 1 space.
    • Example: 2sc – 2 sc in the same st
  • If you desire a longer length, you can use the 2nd count instead. If you want a shorter length. You can follow the 1stcount.

Pattern

Panels: (Make 2)

Row 1: (WS) Ch 163(185), hdc in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across, turn.   162(184 hdc)
• OR substitute for foundation hdc
Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk 1, sc in next st* – rep across, sc in last st, turn.   (80 – ch 3 sps, 82 sc)  (91- ch 3 sps, 93 sc)
Row 3: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next st, sc in next ch 3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp* – rep across, dc in last st, turn.   (79 – ch 3 sps, 83 sts) (90- ch 3 sps, 94 sts)
Row 4: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next sc, “2 dc in next ch 3 sp*- rep across, sk sc, dc in next dc st, dc in 3rd ch, turn.     162(184 dc)
Rows 5-8: Ch 2, DC in same st & in each st across, dc in turning ch,turn.  
  • XS/S – Total of 2 dc rows
  • S/M/L – Total of 4 dc rows
  • XL/2XL/3XL – Total of 6 dc rows
  • 4XL/5XL/6XL – Total of 8 dc rows
Row 9: (WS) Ch 1, hdc in same st & in each st across, turn.      162(184 hdc)
Row 10: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same st, BLO sc in each st across, sc in last st, turn.   162(184 sts)
Row 11: (WS) Ch 2, dc in same st,*sk st,  dc in next st, puff st in sk st* – Rep across, dc in last st, turn.   (80 (91) – puffs/puff sets)   162(184 sts)
Row 12: (RS) Ch 2, dc in same st, (Working ONLY in the sps between the puff sets, UNDER the sts) dc in between 1st& 2nd puff st sets, puff back in between 1st st of prev row & 1st puff st set,* skip sp just worked by last dc, dc into sp between next 2 puff sts & puff st into the sp you just skipped (dc from last dc/puff worked)* – Rep across, skip sp, dc in between last st of prev row & last puff st set, puff in between last 2 puff st sets, dc in last st, turn.      (80 (91)– puffs/puff sets)   162(184 sts)
  • Puff Stitch Set – is both the double crochet & the puff stitch
Row 13: (WS) Ch 1, hdc same st & in each st across, turn     162(184 hdc)
Row 14: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same st, BLO sc in each st across, sc in last st, turn.     162(184 sts)
Row 15: (WS) Ch 2, DC in same st & in each st across, turn.     162(184 dc)
  • XS/S – Total of 3 dc rows
  • S/M/L – Total of 5 dc rows
  • XL/2XL/3XL – Total of 7 dc rows
  • 4XL/5XL/6XL – Total of 9 dc rows
Row 20: Rep Rows 2- 12

Finish off, Weave in end.

Rep Rows 1-20 For 2nd Panel

 

Side Seam: (Optional)

Making sure the RS is facing up towards you, fold your Rectangle in half, lining up the puff sts, count  40(55) sts. count up from the bottom 40(55) sts. Attach yarn to last st counted, seam (using whichever method you prefer) down the side sts to the other side, creating the arm holes. 

Finish off, weave in ends. Repeat for the 2nd Panel.

Attaching Panels Together:

Laying both panels down flat, with it WS out, line up both seams together (hdc row), counting from the bottom up, place a stitch marker 3” below the center of the panels. Now sc, sl st, or sew both sides together making sure the sts match up correctly.

     *Note – I Suggest making your seem loose yo avoid bunching

Finishing Touches:

1. With the RS facing out, attach your yarn at the bottom left corner, ch1, hdc in same st and in every st up and around the collar, along the entire bottom, sl st to 1st st.

Finish off, weave in ends

Block if necessary.

You are now finished with The Tranquility Ruana!!  I hope you enjoyed this pattern as much as I have creating it. Don’t forget to tag me when showing off your work by tagging me on Instagram or Facebook: using @journeychaneldesigns with #thetranquilityruana & #journeychaneldesigns, for your chance to be featured in my Stories & Possibly My Feed!! I just love seeing people in my designs. 😍😍

For any questions feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Happy stitching,

Anastasia

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