Darla Ruana - free pattern

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The Darla Ruana crochet shawl by Clare M is sure to offer you some extra warmth for the late summer and fall. If you are looking for a stylish accessory to wear during transitional periods full of capricious weather, consider adding this oversized clothing piece to your wardrobe. Team it with a basic blouse and your favorite pair of jeans. You will be amazed at the final outcome!

This crochet project makes a versatile layering piece that can work as a shawl, poncho or even cardigan. It comes in a beautiful eyelet texture you work using only double crochet and chain stitches. The Darla Ruana makes the perfect pattern for beginners who would like to start their first crochet garment project. For this over-sized shawl employ Aran yarn that will result in warm fabric and great stitch definition. Do you like the subtle beige colorway or would opt for a bolder shade?