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.
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!
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!
Photos by Janet Pippin / Ravelry.com
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!
Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com
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!
Photos by Brianna Iaropoli / Ravelry.com
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!
Photos by Breann Mauldin / Ravelry.com
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.
Photos by teresacpcosta / Ravelry.com
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.
Photos by Alexandra Halse / Ravelry.com
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!
Photos by Sincerely Pam / Ravelry.com
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.
Photos by Clare M / Ravelry.com
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.
Photos by Rose Obom / Ravelry.com
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.
Photos by Agat Rottman / Ravelry.com
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.
PHOTOS by Durable Yarn / Ravelry.com
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.
PHOTOS by Crochet.com / Ravelry.com
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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