Find the best free crochet afghan patterns all in one place with this amazing collection that will make you want to grab your hook and get making!
If you haven’t made a crochet afghan before, I highly recommend that you try it! There is nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment you get after finishing a big project and putting it to good use. If you’re not sure that you know how to crochet an afghan, never fear! I’ve got a great mix of patterns for you today from beginner crochet blankets to more challenging afghans when you are ready to advance your skills and learn a new crochet stitch!
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Tips for Crocheting Afghans
When crocheting afghans, the most common problem I hear is uneven edges.
For uneven edges, you need to ensure you are keeping a consistent number of stitches as well as paying attention to how you are working the first and last stitch.
For single crochet, be sure you are chaining 1 and working into the first stitch, as the ch-1 does not count as a stitch. Don’t work into the turning chain at the end, either.
For half double crochet, I never count the ch-2 as a stitch. I have found that when I do this, it tends to leave holes on the side since you don’t work into the first stitch. I chain 2 and then work into each stitch, leaving out the turning ch.
For double crochet, I like to use a chainless double crochet technique that gives a nicer result than a ch-3 (which always leaves gaps for me).
If you want to find out more about how to work a chainless double crochet, check out my double crochet post and watch the video tutorial.
And now, without further ado…
12 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns for all your Fall Snuggling
1. Moss Stitch in a Square
What’s better than a blanket that you don’t have to chain a million to start? A beautiful striped moss stitch blanket worked in continuous rounds. No chaining, no joining, just plain fun!
Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn: Caron Big Cakes (Medium Weight #4)
2. The Midwife Blanket
Fans of the BBC show “Call the Midwife” will recognize this super popular and easy filet crochet afghan. The filet crochet technique uses double crochets and chain stitches to create the design. If you haven’t tried it before, you totally should!
Designer: Little Monkeys Crochet
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby (DK Weight #3)
3. Let’s Stay Home Graphgan
Get through quarantine in style with a funny cozy graphgan. Made using the C2C technique, the blanket is stitched up square by square in diagonal rows from one corner to the opposite corner.
Designer: Meghan Makes Do
Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love (Medium Weight #4)
4. Cloudberry Blanket
Blankets with unusual shapes like this lacey hexagon blanket are so fun to make. There’s no starting chain (yay!) and the pattern uses just 3 basic stitches: single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet.
Designer: Mijo Crochet
Yarn: Scheepjes Eliza (Medium Weight #4)
5. Nya “Infinity” Mosaic Blanket
You can make this beautiful geometric afghan with just single crochet, double crochet and chain stitches. The mosaic technique only uses one single color for each row, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between colors quite so many times!
Designer: Lilla Bjorn’s Crochet World
Yarn: Scheepjes Whirl (Fingering Weight #1)
6. Henry’s Baby Blanket
This modern striped blanket is a celebration of textures that uses three different stitch techniques: herringbone half double crochet, a combination of single crochet and half double crochet, and ribbed stitching.
Designer: Yarn and Chai
Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Merino (DK Weight #3)
7. C2C Silt Blanket
Worked diagonally, this bold and bright blanket uses the silt stitch. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, I bet you already know how to do it! You just alternate single crochet and double crochet.
Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (Medium Weight #4)
8. Bobble Lines Blanket
Herringbone half double crochet stitches are accented by brightly colored lines in this bobble stitch blanket. The bobbles are created by crocheting 5 double crochet stitches together in the same stitch. The result really pops, don’t you think?
Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Solids (DK Weight #3)
9. Lunar Crossings Square Blanket
The yarn does all the heavy lifting in this lacey ombre blanket. The pattern keeps things interesting with shell stitches and long single crochet stitches. I love learning new stitches, don’t you?
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (Worsted Weight #4)
10. Granny Goes Large
No afghan round-up would be complete without a granny stitch blanket. The granny stitch is a classic for a reason. It looks great and it works up fast! If you know how to double crochet, then you can easily learn the granny stitch.
Designer: Cherry Heart
Yarn: Stylecraft Special Double Knit (DKWeight #3)
11. Jane Throw Blanket
When you need to make a blanket fast, grab some super bulky yarn and big ol’ crochet hook. This simple and quick blanket is made using the moss stitch (a.k.a. sand stitch or granite stitch). Simple single crochet and chain stitches never looked so good before.
Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
12. Charming Crochet Throw
Easily coordinate your home decor with this monochrome throw. Shell stitches and v-stitches ensure that your one color blanket is anything but boring. Bonus…the bulky yarn will make this project fly by!
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials Solids (Bulky Weight #5)
Bonus # 13!
For more free crochet pattern goodness make sure to explore my website! Here’s one of my own afghan designs: the Velvet Plaid Blanket. Elevate the basic single crochet stitch with clever color changes to make a plaid blanket perfect for fall!
Designer: Love. Life. Yarn.
Yarn: Bernat Velvet (Bulky Weight #5)
Are you feeling snuggly yet? I think now is the perfect time to start on a new project, especially with winter right around the corner. (Plus, it’s a great excuse to go yarn shopping!) Which blanket do you love the most? Let me know in the comments below!
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