Bahama Mama Ruana Free Crochet Pattern

22 Beautiful Crochet Ruana Ideas for Stylish Multilayered Outfits

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A crochet ruana is a must-have in every wardrobe! Let’s start by saying how comfy it is, not to mention that each of the ruanas in this post makes a really fun beginner-friendly project that will make you look and feel amazing this upcoming spring and summer time! But of course, feel free to wear them all year long.

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1. Button Bay Ruana

  • Designed by: Merri Purdy

This marvelous ruana crochets with two symmetrical rectangulars that are seamed on the back. Its finished size is 37 x 60 inches. With this free crochet ruana pattern, you’ll learn how to make such a beautiful texture and change colors. Enjoy!

a beautiful textured crochet ruana in shades of blue worn by a woman walking in park

Photos by Merri Purdy / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Snowbound Tassel Ruana

  • Designed by: Janet Pippin

Take a large hook and bulky yarn, and this project will be fun for you, especially when the ruana crochet pattern is free. It is based on a 2-row repeat, so you’ll learn it quickly and easily make a nice garment while watching your favorite TV show. Happy crocheting!

a woman walking on a bridge in brown meshed triangular crochet ruana with tassels

Photos by Janet Pippin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on simplyhookedbyjanet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Colorblock Ruana

  • Designed by: Yarnspirations Design Studio

The color block design of this free ruana crochet pattern means the following points. Firstly, it is trendy. Secondly, you can combine colors that match your wardrobe and wear them in most outfits. Thirdly, the crochet ruana is a cozy and warm piece; you will wear it with great pleasure!

a woman in a crocheted ruana in brown hues made with chaotical squares and rectangulars

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 4. Faux Cable Ruana

  • Designed by: Brianna Iaropoli

A free crochet ruana pattern can become a wonderful level-up project for you. For example, when you start this one, you’ll learn how to make crochet cables and get a beautiful garment. It will be one of the coziest and most loved things in your fall wardrobe!

grey long meshed crochet ruana wrap with braids on the back presenting by a woman standing in front of the lake

Photos by Brianna Iaropoli / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lifeandyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Bahama Mama Ruana

  • Designed by: Breann Mauldin

If you need a beach cover-up that is light, airy, and easy to make, you have to take a look at this design! Bahama Mama Ruana is simply constructed, uses basic stitches, and looks just lovely. Play with stripes and colors, and make it your very own summer staple with a free crochet pattern!

striped crochet ruana on a woman standing in front of the wooden fence

Photos by Breann Mauldin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hookedonhomemadehappiness.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Autumn Colors Cardigan

  • Designed by: Breann Mauldin

If you’re not a big fan of striped design, it’s not a problem! Look at another design proposal of the same yarn pattern. This crochet cardigan is a total must-have because it will fit perfectly with jeans and a basic top.

a smiling woman wearing striped crochet ruana made with scraps yarn

Photos by teresacpcosta / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hookedonhomemadehappiness.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. Read more about the teresacpcosta’s project on Ravelry.

10. Kanga Ruana

  • Designed by: Alexandra Halse

This pretty crochet ruana is a gorgeous project that will not only keep you very warm but also look fabulous! It’s an oversized and cozy crochet pattern that you can wrap around you and feel like you’re on a cloud! Tank this free ruana pattern and crochet a beautiful piece for your wardrobe.

blue crochet ruana wrap in a blue color on a woman

Photos by Alexandra Halse / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on withalexofficialblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Make sure also to check out Trendy Crochet Ponchos.

11. Falling Leaves Ruana

  • Designed by: Sincerely Pam

This simple and very elegant crochet ruana could become a lovely gift idea for your friend! Take a look at this stunning cascading leaf design below. Doesn’t it add character and beauty to it? The ruana wrap crochet pattern is free, so try it!

a woman wearing a long grey ruana wrap with a line of leaves made with filet crochet technique

Photos by Sincerely Pam / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Darla Ruana

  • Designed by: Clare M

If you’ve never made a ruana before, it’s a layering piece a bit like a poncho, shawl, or cardigan that adds a much-needed layer of warmth to your fall and winter outfit. Ruanas are normally made in a rectangular shape and have an opening at the front, like a cardi. You’ll love this project below! And this ruana wrap pattern is free.

a woman in a beige long crocheted ruana in front of a red brick wall

Photos by Clare M / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on trulycrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. City Walk Ruana

  • Designed by: Rose Obom

This crochet ruana is adventurous and super comfortable for summer. However, the design is easily adaptable, and you can alter the size for a wider fit or even make it into a crochet cardigan. The one-piece crochet ruana pattern is free and easy to follow, so consider adding new colors to your outfit.

a women on the street in a lightweight crochet ruana in a sea blue color

Photos by Rose Obom / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarncraftee.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. In Bloom Ruana

  • Designed by: Gootie (Agat Rottman)

Here’s another exciting CAL project! This Crochet Ruana pattern will be released as part of the Crochet Along Challenge starting June 29th, 2023. The lace ruana is very delicate and is sure to enhance your style, so don’t miss this opportunity! All you’ll need are some crochet supplies and a little enthusiasm.

two pictures with crochet lacy ruanas in dark pink and white colors

Photos by Agat Rottman / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on madebygootie.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Ruana Crochet Pattern

  • Designed by: Durable Yarn

Indulge in unparalleled comfort with a stylish fall essential. Crafted from a durable Mohair & Comfy blend, this Ruana will elevate your fall style. Ideal for brisk walks, it offers cozy warmth without the bulk of a winter coat. Embrace the chic sophistication of this versatile piece perfect for transitional weather. The ruana crochet pattern will help you effortlessly elevate your wardrobe.

A woman wearing a crochet ruana in front of the Arc de Triomphe.

PHOTOS by Durable Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on durableyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Morning Mocha Ruana

  • Designed by Leshia Tweedle

Take your outdoor style to the next level with the classic, versatile ruana. Finished with linen stitching, it’s ideal for chilly walks. This piece is meticulously crafted with twisted rows starting at the back edge. The front sections are meticulously worked from the base and expertly assembled at the shoulders. The finishing touch is a charming surface chain stitch along the edges. Step up your fashion game with the free crochet pattern.

A woman holding a crocheted ruana.

PHOTOS by Crochet.com / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. The Woodlands Blanket Wrap

  • Designed by Rachel Misner

This crocheted ruana is not only a pretty thing, but a truly versatile one. It’s a very comfortable piece to wear around the house, and yet it’s just fine to wear to a semi-formal event. The blanket wrap pattern is quite simple and will be fine if you have already mastered the basic stitches. Plus, there’s a video tutorial if you need some extra guidance.

Two pictures of a woman in the snow wearing a knitted ruana.

PHOTOS by Rachel Misner / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eandpcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Fuzzy Flannel Crochet Wrap

  • Designed by Yarnspirations

A beginner-friendly ruana that will brighten up your home wardrobe. If you’ve been wrapping yourself in a blanket all day during the cold season, here’s a more comfortable option. A ruana is just as warm as a blanket, but it’s much more comfortable to wear while you’re doing something. Make sure you don’t go back to your regular home clothes after you make it.

A woman is sitting on a couch with a crocheted ruana.

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

19. Kingston Ruana

  • Designed by ChiWei Ranck

Elegant crocheted ruana for your layered outfits. If you want to add something elegant to your wardrobe, this project will do. It’s a really simple crochet piece, but it looks like it was bought in a fancy boutique. The pattern comes in sizes XS-4XL, so you are sure to find the perfect fit. Opt for the oversized fit for extra comfort.

A woman wearing a gray crochet ruana seated on wooden steps.

PHOTOS by ChiWei Ranck / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on 1dogwoof.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Around-Town Ruana

  • Designed by Cristina Mershon

This simple crochet ruana project is great for those who love long garments and want to improve their crochet clothing skills. The pattern is easy to follow and includes 5 step-by-step video tutorials, so if you’re a visual crocheter, this project is for you. The pattern is free and comes in English and Spanish with US terms.

Woman wearing a crochet striped poncho standing by a rustic wooden structure.

PHOTOS by Cristina Mershon / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Agada Ruana

  • Designed by Susanna Biaye

This ruana pattern is perfect for adding a cozy layer to your outfit. It’s a versatile and stylish piece that can be wrapped up for a comfortable and chic look. The design offers warmth without being too heavy, making it a great addition to your layered outfits during transitional seasons.

a girl wearing a crochet ruana with strips and checkered design at the collar ribbing

PHOTOS by Susanna Biaye / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on fosbasdesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Summer Lovin’ Cover Up

  • Designed by Jennifer Renaud

For a breezy and effortless cover-up, check out this ruana pattern. It’s an airy and lightweight piece that adds a touch of bohemian charm to your look. Whether you’re heading to the beach or a casual outing, this cover-up will enhance your layered outfits with its relaxed and casual vibe.

a woman wearing a crochet lace cover up in a light color

PHOTOS by Jennifer Renaud / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on acrochetedsimplicity.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Summary

So, have you got what the difference between crochet ruanas, ponchos, and cardigans is? Ruana is usually a rectangular one-piece garment with an opening in the front, like in cardigans, but it doesn’t have sleeves, like in crochet ponchos. All of them are perfect for combining stylish multilayered outfits for any time of the year.

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