Wear Red Day: Roundup of 10 crochet patterns for ponchos, shawls, and shrugs

Friday is Wear Red Day. Every year, the American Heart Association‘s Go Red for Women, “a national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women,” promotes this day as a way of spreading awareness of heart disease in women “because it’s not just a man’s disease.” In fact, in the U.S., heart disease is the cause of 1 out of 3 women’s deaths, and for the past 30 years, more women than men have died of heart disease.

The good news is that “women who are involved with the Go Red For Women movement live healthier lives.” Let’s beat the statistics while crocheting ourselves some beautiful wearables! In support of Wear Red Day, I’m sharing several roundups of crochet patterns for women’s wearables. Previously, I shared 10 free crochet patterns for boot cuffs and fingerless gloves and 10 free patterns for headwear.

All photos are used with permission and are copyright the respective designers. Unless otherwise noted, patterns are free. This post contains affiliate links.

10 Crochet Patterns for Women’s Ponchos, Shawls, and Shrugs: A Wear Red Day Roundup by Underground Crafter

Wear Red Day roundup, mostly free crochet patterns for shawls, shrugs, ponchos by Underground Crafter

Cape Cod Shawl by Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise (PAID): This pattern includes options for different yarn weights, two borders, and adding beads for a little glitz!

Cape Cod Shawl crochet pattern by Maria Bittner
Cape Cod Shawl.

Desperately Seeking Shallow SC Crescent by Min G.: This is a top-down, center-out shawl that is both stunning and easy to modify.

Desperately Seeking Shallow SC Crescent Shawl, free crochet pattern by MinG
Desperately Seeking Shallow SC Crescent Shawl.

El Guaba by Marie Segares of Underground Crafter (that’s me!): This little wrap was inspired by Latin musical sensation, Celia Cruz. It’s constructed with octagonal motifs and is available in 7 sizes.

El Guaba, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares
El Guaba.

Firecracker Shawl by Anastacia Zittel of Anastacia Knits Designs: This lovely shawl combines v-stitches and shells.

Firecracker Shawl, free crochet pattern by Anastacia Zittel
Firecracker Shawl.


Katya Crochet Poncho by Sedruola Maruska of Yarn Obsession: The Katya is a great poncho for beginners!

Katya Poncho, free crochet pattern by Sedruola Maruska
Katya Poncho.

Lacy Trellis Spiral Poncho by Jennifer Uribe at Tw-in Stitches: This pattern includes instructions for customizing to your own size.

Lacy Trellis Spiral Poncho, free crochet pattern by Jennifer Uribe
Lacy Trellis Spiral Poncho.

Mariposa Stole (not pictured) by Sara Farmer on Slippery Woods Designs: This lacy stole is made with a butterfly stitch and includes optional beads.

Circular Ponchos

Poppy Comes to Town Shawl by AG Handmades: This long triangular shawl includes tassels on each corner for some extra flair.

Poppy Shawl, free crochet pattern by AG Handmades
Poppy Comes to Town Shawl.

Scarlett Shrug by Tamara Kelly of Moogly: This shrug is available in several sizes from XS to XL. The pattern includes US pattern abbreviations, stitch symbols, and an annotated photo to aid with assembly.

Scarlett Shrug, free crochet pattern by Tamara Kelly
Scarlett Shrug.

Summer Flowers Shawl (not pictured) by Pure Craft: This lovely floral shawl pattern includes a tutorial for the special stitch.

If you like this roundup, you may enjoy my Crochet Shawls Pinterest board!

Follow Underground Crafter’s board Crochet Shawls on Pinterest.

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