Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

by Jamey
free crochet patterns for afghans

Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

This list of free crochet afghan patterns will give you lots of project ideas and the great thing about making a crochet blanket is that it keeps you warm while you’re making it – a cozy perk!

If you’re looking for the perfect way to relax, look no further than wrapping yourself up in a comfy crochet afghan. Laying on the couch with a cup of tea under a cozy crochet blanket is the ultimate way to unwind and recover from a long day.

Looking to take your relaxation to the next level? Break out a hook and your favorite yarn and start working on your next afghan crochet pattern. Crocheting is well known to help relieve stress and get your zen on. In fact, crocheting is a form of movement meditation. Crochet patterns for afghans will help you unwind (pun intended).

How do you crochet a simple afghan you may be asking. If you’re a beginner who’s just learning how to crochet, crochet blankets, especially baby blanket patterns, are a great choice for a crochet afghan pattern to start on. There’s a style for everyone. 

Which crochet stitch is best for a blanket? Many of these afghans are beginner-friendly, using easy crochet stitches for blankets like the double crochet and the half double crochet stitch. 

Perhaps you’re looking to take things to the next level – I’ve also included some more challenging crochet afghan patterns that will work to improve your crochet skills and techniques. I’m also including blanket designs that use classic stitches like the ripple stitch, moss stitch and the always-popular granny stitch. Let’s get started now with this list of free crochet patterns for afghans.

Winter Chunky Ribbed Crochet Afghan Pattern

This super chunky crocheted blanket is easy to make and is wonderfully warm while having a timeless style.  While it’s cozy enough for grandma’s cabin, it’s also modern and gorgeous for any home. You’ll find that this afghan is easy to crochet as it’s made with a half double crochet herringbone stitch. If you know how to half double crochet (one of the most basic crochet stitches), then you can easily make this easy afghan. It uses super bulky yarn and a large crochet hook so it works up relatively quickly. 

Via Mama In A Stitch

Winter chunky ribbed afghan crochet blanket

Tree of Life Crochet Afghan Pattern

The intricately detailed Tree of Life Afghan is a formidable project whose impressive results truly speak for themselves. It’s no wonder this incredible level of detail would be achieved with Wool-Ease Yarn from Lion Brand. It includes a helpful crochet pattern chart as well as row-by-row directions.

Via Lion Brand

 

Modern Moss Stitch Blanket Pattern

This is a perfect project for a beginner crocheter that wants a handmade touch added to their home. This modern moss stitch crochet throw looks amazing on a couch or a chair and combines that mid-century look that is so popular right now with crochet. 

Via Daisy Farm Crafts

 

Modern Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern

This modern crochet granny stitch blanket uses bold stripes and cheerful tassels to create a look that’s perfect for kids’ rooms and living rooms alike. The Crochet granny stripes used in this easy blanket pattern are even faster and simpler than a basic granny square because you don’t have to remember to increase, join rounds or do anything but whiz across the rows.

Via Make and Do Crew

 

Lakeside Throw Crochet Afghan Pattern

The Lakeside Throw Crochet Afghan Pattern is stylish enough to leave out as a decor accent but cozy enough for when you need some time to rest and restore. It just begs you to curl up for a while and indulge in a good book or movie. And best of all, it’s the perfect pattern for all crochet skill levels. The textured crochet stitch pattern is so rich and complex but is really quite simple using only two basic crochet stitches, the single crochet, and the double crochet stitch. If you prefer to add a border, you can use a simple single crochet edging pattern.

Via Petals to Picots

Hawthorn Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

Make this beautiful, cozy, and colorful crochet afghan. This easy to crochet throw incorporates stripes, lacy stitches, and chunky tassels, and it will quickly become the favorite blanket in your home. Learn how to crochet your own stylish home decor using this free crochet pattern. 

Via Persia Lou

 

Aubergine Afghan Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Aubergine Afghan is crocheted with chenille yarn. Beginners and seasoned crocheters alike will love that this modern crochet blanket pattern uses simple crochet stitches to create the textured design, making it a perfect crochet blanket pattern for those days when you need to sit, crochet and decompress. It’ll quickly become your favorite cozy afghan to crochet and to cuddle up in this winter. It’s also a perfect crochet blanket for gift giving!

Via A Crocheted Simplicity

 

18000 Stitch Crochet Afghan Pattern

Here’s something really easy; a simple throw-sized afghan, with a basic stitch, and minimal color changes. The double crochet stitch is the only stitch used in the entire double crochet blanket. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

Via Kristine In Between

 

Zoodiacs Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket Pattern

This incredible blanket is made from 12 large corner to corner crochet squares that depict the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. You can work the squares in any order you like, and follow the actual Zodiac order, or not. Each c2c crochet animal square is approximately 18 inches, with 23 tiles on each side. Each square is finished with two rounds of single crochet stitches worked evenly around the square, and then joined the squares together using the mattress stitch and then finally add a plain crochet edging in white.

Via 1 Dog Woof

 

Rumi Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Here’s a beautiful baby blanket crochet pattern that looks fresh and airy. The blanket is super squishy and snuggly and I know that it will become baby’s favorite blanket. This is one of my favorite patterns from the list of free crochet patterns for afghans.

Via Lee Lee Knits

 

Charlotte Crochet Blanket

The Charlotte Crochet Blanket is a great beginner crochet pattern and only uses simple crochet stitches! This simple crochet blanket is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed weekend project. Since this yarn you’ll use is a super bulky yarn, it works up super fast!

Via Rescued Paw Designs

 

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket

This is called Social Textures because it’s really a simple crochet design of the moss stitch in the round followed up with a touch of texture. It’s easy to remember the repeat and you don’t always have to look down at your crochet work.

Via The Crochet Crowd

 

Fields and Furrows Crochet Afghan

This crochet afghan is just the right size for snuggling under while watching TV.  It uses a simple but unique crochet stitch called the Double Crochet Cross Stitch as well as a Bobble stitch. Made with self-striping Caron Cake yarn, you can watch the beautiful colors unfold as you crochet away. Finish the blanket off with a row of single crochet (sc) stitches to give it a polished look.

Via Crochet 365

 

Moroccan Tile Afghan

The Moroccan Tile Afghan is warm, cozy, and a fast V stitch pattern to crochet, and full of color! It also includes the guidelines for 6 different crochet blanket pattern sizes! Make your own custom afghan in the size and color scheme you desire.

Via Moogly

 

Falling Petals Afghan Pattern

This simple crochet blanket pattern has a beautiful texture. It looks like petals are falling and hence the name, Falling Petals Afghan. It uses a big 6mm hook to make the afghan, giving it a nice drape. Using a worsted weight yarn made of cotton can also make the texture stand out more. This easy-to-crochet afghan will look beautiful in a single color as well. The texture is all you need to make this afghan the most coveted crochet accessory in your home 

Via Crochet Dreamz

 

Easy Half Double Crochet Afghan

This Easy All Half Double Crochet Afghan is a beast measuring a whopping 70″ x 95″! The beauty of this pattern is that it can be made in any size. This crochet blanket is about a twin bed blanket size, so it’s big. It could easily be made as a throw blanket as well. This pattern is so easy to crochet, it’s just a simple one-row repeat. Any level crocheter can make this textured afghan.

Via Hooked on Homemade Happiness

 

Staircase Crochet Afghan Pattern

Even if you have a dozen other projects on your hooks, this beautiful afghan throw pattern is something you should consider. You’ll have a brand new cozy crochet afghan in no time! This pattern also has a step by step crochet video tutorial for those of you that are visual learners.

Via B Hooked Crochet

 

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

This is a fun and easy crochet baby blanket tutorial using 2 big balls of Bernat Baby Yarn in a bulky, chenille type yarn making it super soft and spongy but still lightweight. A great texture for babies and this blanket is beginner-friendly with all the steps shown for this simple crocheted blanket.

Via Melanie Ham

 

Cluster Panels Crochet Blanket

You’ll be making waves with this adorable chunky blanket! Create vertical stripes using different textures with double crochets (dc) and simple shell stitches. Beginning and ending with a row of single crochet adds a finishing touch. Make it in your favorite shade of super soft and plush Bernat Blanket yarn.

Via Yarnspirations

 

Mint to Be Crochet Afghan

The minty cool crochet blanket is a breath of fresh air. The colors are so pretty and the stitch compliments the yarn so nicely. It’s super light and airy, snuggly, and not to mention warm. It’s made using the unique crochet stitch, the spider stitch. 

Via Maria’s Blu Crayon

 

Simply Sweet Crochet Baby Blanket

Simply Sweet. This baby blanket crochet pattern is true to its name. You will love the simple stitch pattern that uses only single and double crochet stitches. Mix and match with shades of your own choosing to create a stunning and unique baby blanket every time!

Via Lee Lee Knits

 

Celtic Afghan Crochet Pattern

Three classic cable stitch patterns give this crochet project lots of character and style. Don’t be intimidated by crochet cables, they’re really just a matter of front and back post crochet stitches.

Via Lion Brand

Alissa Easy Crochet Throw Pattern

The Alissa is an easy crochet blanket throw that is the perfect pattern to pick if you want to have a weekend crochet marathon. Learn how to crochet this simple crocheted blanket with an easy stitch pattern that involves repeats along with some basic crochet stitches to make for a fun, quick, and easy crochet throw!

Pattern Via Rescued Paw Designs

 

Easy Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

If you can single crochet, then you can make this blanket in no time at all.  It is so fun to work up, is an effortless project, and looks fantastic as a blanket. This crochet stitch pattern is so easy to learn and perfect for those who are beginner crocheters. This chevron pattern is a simple stitch repeat that you’ll be able to master in no time at all. The best type of yarn for this ripple pattern blanket is a worsted weight yarn. A great yarn choice for this pattern is Vanna’s Choice yarn.

Via Easy Crochet

Easy Chevron Crochet Pattern

 

Daydream Simple Striped Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern

This Daydream Blanket is a striped Tunisian Crochet blanket that has easier color changes than its cousin, the Sunset Stripes Blanket, making it a great beginner crochet project for anyone venturing into Tunisian crochet for the first time. Made with chunky yarn from Lion Brand, the blanket uses the Tunisian Simple Stitch throughout. This stitch is one of the looser of the Tunisian crochet stitches, but you still need to go up a few sizes in your hook to make sure the stitches don’t come out too tight. You want the Tunisian crochet blanket to drape nicely while having that squishy, cozy feel.

Via 1 Dog Woof

 

Everyday Baby Blanket Pattern

The free pattern for this Everyday baby blanket is very beginner-friendly. There are no counting stitches making it a perfect project to crochet while watching your favorite show! The stitch used for this blanket is called the Blanket Stitch. It is a very easy crochet stitch and is worked in a multiple of threes.

Via Croyden Crochet 

 

For the Love of Texture Afghan Pattern

This textured crochet afghan is made using single crochet, half double crochet, and puff stitch to create tons of texture. There is also some fun color work to hold your interest as you crochet. Who’s ready to get started? This blanket measures 45″ x 53″, which is a little short for most throws but you can easily make this blanket longer by adjusting the length of the blanket.

Via This Pixie Creates

Love of texture afghan blanket

 

Easy Afghan Blanket Lattice Design Pattern

This quick and easy free crochet pattern is perfect for the intermediate crocheter. It gives you some relief from the somewhat more challenging row with simple single crochet rows.  The ‘more challenging rows’ are made up of crossed treble and double treble crochet stitches which produces that amazingly pretty lattice pattern. This pattern also comes with a step-by-step crochet video tutorial on how to make the blanket as well.

Via Fine Craft Guild

crochet lattice afghan blanket pattern

 

Granny Square Blanket Pattern

A modern take on the classic granny square blanket, this on-trend throw makes for a fun and beautiful crochet project. Granny squares are very easy to crochet, and they are perfect to take on the go. This afghan blanket is super easy to customize with your fave yarn color and sizes. The granny squares used in this blanket are classic squares, and some of the simplest crochet designs out there.

Via Mama In a Stitch

granny square crochet afghan pattern

Modern Crochet Blanket Pattern

Use this modern crochet blanket pattern to create gorgeous throws for a couch or blankets for a baby shower. A crochet video tutorial is included for those that prefer to learn crochet visually. The finished blanket size for this pattern is approximately 32 x 38 inches but there are instructions for creating blanket sizes that are customizable. This blanket is made using the mixed cluster stitch which is made by dc2tog over 2 stitches, and then hdc into the second of those two stitches. A crochet border on this blanket is optional – it’s pretty stunning as is!

Via Daisy Cottage Designs

striped crochet blanket pattern

 

Tunisian Double Trouble Afghan Pattern

Test out those beginner tunisian crochet skills with this gorgeous and easy to stitch blanket! Worked in all over tunisian double stitch, the Tunisian Double Trouble Afghan is quick to stitch and simple to customize.  The Tunisian Double Trouble Afghan is worked using just two colors of yarn, a variegated and a solid. By switching up the yarns and how we use them, we create an afghan that is as beautiful as it is easy to stitch. Made with super bulky yarn, Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, you’ll power through this tunisian blanket in no time. This is also a very easy throw to customize – you’ll have to change your hook size but that’s about it!

Via Rohn Strong

tunisian simple stitch blanket

 

Old Fashioned Throw Blanket Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

This mini bean stitch worked up in any yarn will create a squishy fabric and a drape like you’ve never seen. But then combine it with this also very squishy, soft, dreamy yarn – and you’ve got a match truly made in the crochet heavens. This crochet old-fashioned throw blanket is just warm and cozy enough, as well as light enough to use year round. Using yarn of any weight, you can just follow the pattern making the foundation chain as wide as you’d like your blanket to be and continuing with row repeats until it’s long enough. You could make it in a solid color or create a striped pattern, a two-tone stripe effect – anything goes.

Via Sewrella

Old fashion crochet blanket

 

Crochet Harlequin Blanket Pattern

This gorgeous afghan throw blanket is made using the harlequin stitch. Made with chunky Bernat Roving yarn, this blanket works up very quickly and is so fluffy and soft.  For the crochet edging, you will work the border one side at a time with front post and back post dc for five rows.

Via Daisy Farm Crafts

daisy farm crafts blanket

 

Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket

Made with super soft merino yarn, this homemade blanket makes a wonderful coverlet that adds an old-school charm. This warm and welcoming crochet granny row blanket is perfect for any guest staying at your home or to give to a friend or family member. In reality, this is a super easy blanket that is simply a regular granny square that you just keep making until you get it to the size you want. That means you can make it a king size blanket, throw blanket size or even crochet baby blanket size.

Via Purl Soho

granny square blanket

Knit Look Chunky Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

This thick and luxurious-looking chunky afghan can be made in less than 6 hours. This is a warm and squishy blanket that you’ll what curl up in with a good book all day long. Every second row of the pattern is worked into slip stitches to give that knit effect. The afghan pattern is made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in color Fisherman and Big Twist Natural Blend in colors Aged Brass and Light Gray

Via Crochet Dreamz

free crochet patterns for afghans

Crochet Herringbone Mixed Stripes Throw

This modern throw will add class and polish to your home decor. The gorgeous handmade tassels are an added touch of fun.  Using the Herringbone half double crochet stitch (hhdc), you can make this lovely throw blanket. To make this stitch yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through and continue pulling through first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook. There you go – that’s all there is to it!

Via Daisy Fram Crafts

herringbone half mixed stripes crochet throw

 

Boho Stripes Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Looking for a nice, long crochet project you can really sink your teeth into? Look no further than this Boho Stripes Blanket. With the super drapey, soft linen stitch, modern-meets-vintage colorwork, and tons of texture with quick and easy tassels, this is sure to make an heirloom-quality crochet piece to be treasured by you or loved ones! Any worsted-weight yarn will do but choose one on the heavier side like Caron One Pound or Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran.

Via The Snugglery

stripes crochet blanket pattern

 

Sometimes afghan crochet patterns are easier to learn visually. For those that prefer a step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to make a crochet afghan, here are a few I’d recommend:

Did you enjoy this list of blanket patterns? With this great list of free crochet patterns for afghans, you will be sure to find the next project that you can start today. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out my popular Easy Chevron Weekend Afghan pattern here.  Grab your hooks and yarn and get your hands moving!

One more thing that I wanted to mention before I go. Are you really clear about how to crochet a blanket? Here’s a great way to learn how to crochet an afghan for beginners who want to practice a variety of stitches and techniques. If you’re still learning to crochet or looking to take your skills to the next level, I highly recommend these great foundational videos to help you develop your skills quickly and easily, visit the Crochet Fundamentals professionally filmed classes.

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