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Over 80 FREE Crochet Afghan and Blanket Patterns

Welcome to our page full of FREE patterns to crochet blankets and afghans!

These free crochet afghan and blanket patterns have a variety of stitches and designs, and we've gathered up some of our favorite free patterns for you to create beautiful crocheted afghans, blankets, and throws.

Blanket Pattern as your First Crochet Project

Many of those learning to crochet choose an afghan as their first big project.  Using the free simple afghan and blanket patterns we have here is a great way to learn and master the basic crochet stitches and techniques!

Most of the free patterns for crochet afghans are very clear, and, for beginners, some of these crochet afghan patterns require only the very basic crochet stitches. 

You will find many free patterns below for crochet blankets and afghans from the most basic to the more intricate and elaborate. We have a pattern and tutorial for a lovely crocheted blanket that we have made.

Almost everyone has seen a crocheted afghan or blanket neatly folded or even hastily strewn in a living room, ready to be used to curl up in when there is a chill in the air.  I have at least one crocheted afghan in my family room all year round, since it makes a perfect lightweight throw.

Make Crochet Blankets as Gifts

My mother loves to crochet, and she has an old family pattern that she uses to make a white, delicate blanket for each grandchild to be used during their baptism.  I haven’t asked, but it looks to me like she uses the lacy shell stitch, always using the softest yarn for the babies.

Crocheted afghans are often given as gifts; my mother has given each of us kids and our spouses an afghan blanket as a Christmas gift.  She lovingly crochets each afghan, specific to the person who will receive it.

For my husband, my mother used the chevron stitch in dark brown yarn to create his special gift.  My husband is a tall man, and when the afghan was complete, she decided to add more to its length, wanting to be sure that it would be the right size for him to wrap up in.

She added 20 rows to both ends with cream colored yarn.  It’s certainly not the most beautiful afghan blanket that she’s ever made, but it is his favorite blanket in the house, and is indeed long enough to cover him from his toes to his chin!

Granny Treasures Throw Crocheted Blanket by ChrisGranny Treasures Throw made by Chris of Needlepointers.com 

Sizes of Crocheted Blankets and Afghans

There are three basic sizes for crocheted blankets; There is the afghan, which in most patterns measures roughly 50” by 65”; the lap blanket or throw, which is around 35” by 40”;  and the baby blanket, usually about 25” by 30”.

Of course, you can make your blanket any size you’d like, just as my mom did for my husband!

Yarns to Use for Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

It is important that you spend some time looking at the various yarns available to use in these afghan patterns.  In the world of crochet, there are two camps regarding the type of yarn to use.

There are those who will only use wool or other natural yarns, believing that the finished blanket will hold its shape better and the natural fibers are the most comfortable against the skin. They often complain that the synthetic yarns make for a scratchy blanket.

Others use acrylic yarns as they are less costly, easy to work with, and the completed afghan is easier to care for. Keep in mind, acrylic yarn has changed over the years, and it is much more appealing in texture than in the past.

When purchasing her yarn skeins, my mother always used skeins from the same dye lot so there would be no variation of color in the blanket.  It is important to check the pattern for the number of skeins to purchase; it doesn’t hurt to buy one extra skein if you can afford to do so.

Vintage Fan Ripple Blanket by ChrisVintage Fan Ripple Blanket made by Needlepointers.com's, Chris

Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

In the links to the free crochet blanket patterns below, you will find such a great variety to choose from.  Some of the links are to videos, showing you step-by-step how to crochet, add yarn colors, and create a variety of stitches.

Our links take you to pages with wonderful free patterns for your next crochet blanket project.

Your crocheted afghan may become a family heirloom, as many have become. Regardless, it will definitely be a wonderful project for you and will become a delightfully warm and cozy hug for anyone who wraps up in it!

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Over 80 FREE Crochet Afghan and Blanket Patterns

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3 Hour Crochet Blanket

This is a fast and easy crochet blanket that you can make in just 3 hours. By Crochet Dreamz on YouTube

Afghan - Basketweave Afghan PDF

A pattern for a beautiful heavy afghan using the basketweave stitch. JOANN

Afghan - Desert Canyon Afghan

A crochet afghan pattern, using off white, green, peach and tan yarns, reminiscent of the Mojave Desert. Craft Yarn Council

Afghan - Log Cabin Afghan

Create this colorful reversible crocheted log cabin afghan with these free instructions. Craft Yarn Council

Afghan - Pennsylvania Dutch Crochet Afghan Patttern

Pennsylvania Dutch Afghan Pattern Free pattern for a Pennsylvania Dutch afghan with flower motif squares, each measuring 6 1/2 inches square. Free Vintage Crochet

Afghan - Rainbow Waves Afghan

Pattern for a rainbow crochet afghan with a wonderful "V" texture that will add light and color to any room. fringe. Approximate size - 48" x 63" excluding fringe. Craft Yarn Council

Afghan - Ripple Afghan

Easy ripple afghan pattern, complete with a variation to the pattern to create a ribbed ripple effect. Hand Crafting with Love

Afghan - Soft Crocheted Afghan

Super easy crochet blanket using double crochets. Craft Designs for You

Afghan - Stars and Strips Afghan

Free afghan pattern - crochet. Craft Yarn Council

Almost Preppy Plaid Throw

Vertical lines of color with horizontal strips. Ravelry

Alternating V-Shell Afghan

This afghan can be worked up quickly and would be a great charity project! FREE PATTERN! Hand Crafting With Love

Amish Bars Throw (Crochet)

Amish Bars Throw (Crochet) #ad

This pretty throw is a free pattern by Yarnspirations and Red Heart. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Baby Blanket Pattern

Baby Blanket Pattern

A bumblebee stripped free baby blanket pattern made with Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn. My Poppet Makes

Baby Zoo Afghan

A baby girl or baby boy will love to snuggle with this cross-stitched or crocheted zoo animal baby blanket. Get the free crochet pattern. Craft Yarn Council

Basketweave Crochet Afghan Pattern

Make a beautiful blanket with this basketweave pattern. All Crafts Blogs

Be My Baby Blanket

Be My Baby Blanket #ad

This creamy blanket will be a treasured keepsake blanket. Free crochet pattern! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Blanket - Shell Stitch Blanket

Free crochet pattern. The shell stitch blanket is simple yet elegant. Crochet Spot

Broomstick Lace Afghan Square

Make a lovely quilt with this unique crochet stitch; broomstick lace square! Crochet Crochet 'N More

Brown Bear Afghan

An adorable afghan for a child. Crochet the bear pattern into the afghan as your crochet. Bev's Country Cottage

Bubbles Crochet Blanket

A free tutorial on making a baby blanket using the blanket stitch. Lullaby Lodge

Buffalo Plaid Stadium Blanket

Buffalo Plaid Stadium Blanket #ad

Crochet up a warm and cozy blanket to watch those games. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Candy Striped Blanket Pattern

Candy Striped Blanket Pattern

This corner-to-corner design can be adapted to any size blanket. My Poppet

Checkerboard Textures Throw (Crochet)

Checkerboard Textures Throw (Crochet) #ad

This pretty checkerboard textures throw is a free pattern and would be nice to snuggle under in the winter months. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Christmas Lights Crochet Blanket

Christmas Lights Crochet Blanket

The free Christmas Lights Blanket pattern is a festive way to add to your Christmas decor. Christa Co Design

Chunky Baby Blanket

Chunky Baby Blanket

This quick and easy gorgeous baby blanket pattern is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to make a warm and cozy handmade baby blanket in a short amount of time! Marching North

Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

The free crochet pattern includes multiple sizes so you can crochet a cozy throw, lapghan or larger blanket. Christa Co Design

Circular Bed Spread

Circular Bed Spread

A vintage crochet pattern to make a bedspread with concentric circles. Craftbits.com

CROCHET C2C BLANKET - CASPIAN CROCHET BLANKET

CROCHET C2C BLANKET - CASPIAN CROCHET BLANKET

Self Striping yarn makes this an easy baby blanket to make using the corner to corner method. A Crocheted Simplicity

Crochet Swedish Embroidery Afghan

Combine Swedish embroidery and crochet in an afghan. A perfect background for its afghan is the textured Moss stitch. Craft Yarn Council

Cross Squared Bed Spread

Cross Squared Bed Spread

This is a vintage crochet pattern for a bed spread. This is a free pattern. Craftbits.com

Cutie Elephant Blankie

Cutie Elephant Blankie #ad

This plush little elephant is attached to the center of a cuddly, wave stitch blanket. Get the free crochet pattern! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Dahlia Floral Bedspread

Dahlia Floral Bedspread

This crochet pattern for a dahlia floral bedspread is from a vintage print publication. Craftbits.com

DIAGONAL RIPPLE LAPGHAN

DIAGONAL RIPPLE LAPGHAN

A lovely corner to corner crochet blanket pattern displaying a chevron look. A Crocheted Simplicity

Easy & Soft Crocheted Blanket

Easy & Soft Crocheted Blanket

A free pattern and tutorial on how to make a gorgeous blanket for any size, from baby blanket to king-side bed. The pattern is so simple even someone learning to crochet can make it. Needlepointers.com Staff

Easy Patchwork Blanket

Easy Patchwork Blanket

Thanks to Vickie Howell, here is a free pattern to make this gorgeous patchwork blanket. Crochet lovers combine this with your own selection of colors and make a statement. Craftbits.com

Easy Rippled Baby Blanket

Easy Rippled Baby Blanket

The beginner friendly easy ripple baby blanket crochet pattern is a very popular choice for many crocheters. Get the pattern for this cozy blanket. Pattern Princess

Flower Afghan Square

Flower Afghan Square

Check out this easy DIY gorgeous floral afghan square pattern. After making flower square, join them into a blanket. Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Football Field Crochet Blanket

Football Field Crochet Blanket

Crochet this easy blanket to cozy up under during the game. Elle Marie Home

Geometric Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

Geometric Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

This free geometric blanket design is a pattern of squares and triangles. Christa Co Design

Geometric Diamonds Blanket

Geometric Diamonds Blanket

This Modern Geometric Diamonds Crochet Blanket Pattern is perfect for when you want to make a comfy throw blanket to accent your home. Elle Marie Home

Granny's Treasure Crochet Throw

Granny's Treasure Crochet Throw #ad

You’ll love the way colors of this yarn work together for a very special throw. This free pattern is easy to follow and stitched from the center.

The photo is of a throw made with this pattern by Chris of Needlepointers.com.
Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Half Double Crochet Blanket

Half Double Crochet Blanket

This is a simple blanket to crochet and can be completed in a weekend. Elle Marie Home

Hearts and Diamonds Blanket

Hearts and Diamonds Blanket #ad

This crochet throw has an air of romance about it, in Red Heart Comfort. A free crochet pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

HERRINGBONE SINGLE CROCHET RIPPLE BLANKET

HERRINGBONE SINGLE CROCHET RIPPLE BLANKET

This crochet blanket combines the modern, knit look herringbone single crochet stitch and the crochet ripple stitch. A classic crochet ripple blanket that will be in a favorite! A Crocheted Simplicity

Lion Brand Cupcake Cotswold Ripple Afghan

Lion Brand Cupcake Cotswold Ripple Afghan #ad

**Note: The Pattern is Free, the price listed is for the yarn. This afghan automatically stripes with different colors by using the variegated cupcake yarn. This yarn creates the pretty pattern automatically as the afghan pattern is stitched. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn

Many Squares Baby Blanket

Many Squares Baby Blanket #ad

With three colors of yarn and this easy-to-crochet granny pattern, you can create a blanket that is perfect for welcoming a newborn baby. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Medallion Afghan

Pattern for a beautiful crochet throw The cross stitch medallions on the afghan are stitched in rich colors reminiscent of an oriental carpet. Craft Yarn Council

Modern Granny Square Blanket

Modern Granny Square Blanket

This free pattern embraces the timeless charm of the classic granny square, this free pattern infuses it with a contemporary twist, making it perfect for both crochet enthusiasts and beginners alike. Pattern Princess

Motorway Blanket Pattern

Motorway Blanket Pattern

Does your kid love cars? Your little boy or little girl will love snuggling up with this fun, colorful crochet car-themed kids blanket. Get the free crochet blanket pattern. Needlepointers.com Associate

Navajo Indian Afghan Retro Remake

Take a vintage pattern in dated colors, add some contemporary hues, and voila! A modern throw is born. Coats Design Team

NAVAJO INDIAN DIAMOND CROCHET PATTERN

This is a free pattern for a 60 X 40 inch blanket or afghan and a pillow cover. Calm Country Crochet

Patchwork Throw Blanket

Patchwork Throw Blanket

Crochet a modern patchwork blanket with this easy pattern. Christa Co Design

Popcorn Stitch Afghan

A free crocheted afghan pattern using the popcorn stitch. Craft Elf

Primrose Path Afghan

Granny square panels and embroidered single crochet panels are combined to make this beautiful tradition afghan. Craft Yarn Council

Pumpkin Spice Solid Granny Square Blanket

Pumpkin Spice Solid Granny Square Blanket

This Pumpkin Spice solid granny square blanket is easy to make and looks great in any color combination. Pattern Princess

Quickest Crochet Afghan

Quickest Crochet Afghan

Here is a pattern for what we think is the fastest Crochet Afghan using homespun yarn. Craftbits.com

Radiating Ripple Throw

Radiating Ripple Throw #ad

This radiant crochet throw showcases an abundance of tones from Red Heart Super Saver. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

RED HEART CROCHET BUTTERFLY THROW

RED HEART CROCHET BUTTERFLY THROW #ad

Delicate shadings frame each crochet block to create an exquisite yet simple blended "watercolor" border for this adorable crochet afghan. Free pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Red Heart Let's Relax Throw

Red Heart Let's Relax Throw #ad

Relax your spirit as you create this easy crochet throw in Red Heart Super Saver. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Red Heart Log Cabin Comfort Throw

Red Heart Log Cabin Comfort Throw #ad

This crochet afghan has a rustic vibe in Red Heart Super Saver. This is a free pattern by Red Heart and Yarnspirations. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Red Heart Mod Log Cabin Throw

Red Heart Mod Log Cabin Throw #ad

This free crochet throw design is reminiscent of popular log cabin quilts. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Red Heart Pomp-Edged Throw

Red Heart Pomp-Edged Throw #ad

Take a simple one-color throw and spice it up with a soft, pomped-edge. Download this free pattern from Yarnspirations. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Red Heart Stripe Throw

Red Heart Stripe Throw #ad

This throw has interesting pattern stitches and is a free pattern from Red Heart. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Refreshing Throw for Baby

Refreshing Throw for Baby #ad

Stitch up this crochet throw featuring raised and textured stitches using this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Retro Stripes Baby Blanket

Retro Stripes Baby Blanket

The Retro Stripes Baby Blanket is a quick and easy pattern, made almost entirely in single crochets. Make It Crochet

Ripple Baby Blanket Pattern

Ripple Baby Blanket Pattern

In this article, learn how to crochet a quick and easy baby blanket with a colorful ripple pattern. Sarah Maker

Ripple Lapghan (Crochet)

Craft Designs for You

SAND PEBBLES CROCHET SQUARE: FREE CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERNS

SAND PEBBLES CROCHET SQUARE: FREE CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERNS

This detailed vintage inspired crochet blanket square will remind you of beautiful sand pebbles on the beach. Sustain My Craft Habit

Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket

Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket

This is a quick and easy blanket pattern that will use up leftover yarn from other crochet projects. My Poppet Makes

Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket

Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket

Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket Feature Show your school spirit and make this Sporty Color Block Blanket in the exact colors to match your favorite school or college’s team! Elle Marie Home

Spring Garden Baby Blanket - Free Pattern

Spring Garden Baby Blanket - Free Pattern

This Spring Garden Baby Blanket is a popular pattern and now this pattern is free. The blanket is aimed at an advanced beginner and is available in 2 sizes. The larger size is great for a cot or even a sofa throw. The smaller size can be used for the car seat, buggy or crib. Lullaby Lodge

Square Dance Blanket

Square Dance Blanket #ad

Featuring a classic motif (granny square motif), the square dance blanket is an easy pattern to stitch quickly. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Square On Square Baby Blanket

Square On Square Baby Blanket #ad

The look of this unique blanket is achieved with 25 squares, alternating colors on the same pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Square Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket

Square Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket

The Crochet Puff Stitch Blanket is an easy crochet granny square pattern. The center out start means this blanket can be made to any size easily. Christa Co Design

Stitch A Hug Cozy Throw

Stitch A Hug Cozy Throw #ad

With this free pattern crochet this throw that comes together with individual squares. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Super Bulky Crochet Blanket

Super Bulky Crochet Blanket

This beginner super bulky crochet blanket is perfect for new and experienced crocheters alike. Find the free crochet pattern for a chunky crochet blanket here and get started today. Pattern Princess

Super Bulky Throw Blanket

Super Bulky Throw Blanket

Here is a cozy, free crochet pattern that’s a super simple, quick project and great for any skill level. Marching North

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

This pretty baby blanket is designed in two different sizes and two colorways. Use any colors you like and create a truly individual blanket. This baby blanket features a pretty shell border. Lullaby Lodge

Teddy Bear Lovey

Teddy Bear Lovey

Crocheting a baby lovey using the link to a free teddy bear crochet lovey pattern is a way to make something special for a baby or toddler. Needlepointers.com Associate

Traditional Granny Throw

Traditional Granny Throw #ad

The traditional black-bordered, brightly-colored granny square throw is back in fashion. It's easy to do and fun to make with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Trinity Jewels Lightweight Crochet Afghan Pattern

Trinity Jewels Lightweight Crochet Afghan Pattern

This free pattern is an easy lightweight crocheted blanket. The squares are stitched up and then joined in a C2C (corner to corner) diagonal placement. Make It Crochet

VINTAGE FAN RIPPLE BLANKET: FREE PATTERN

VINTAGE FAN RIPPLE BLANKET: FREE PATTERN

This vintage fan ripple blanket pattern is a fun afghan to make. It uses triple treble crochet stitches to make the long fans.

The photo is of the afghan made by Chris from Needlepointers! For her version, she found some pretty colored soft yarns.
Rich Textures Crochet

Wandering Cables Baby Blanket

Wandering Cables Baby Blanket

This baby blanket has large wandering cables made with the Tunisian crochet technique. Make It Crochet

Wedding Ring Bedspread

Wedding Ring Bedspread

A classic vintage bedspread using crochet. Uses the wedding ring pattern to create a wonderful look. Craftbits.com





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