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Over 50 FREE Patterns for Crochet Afghans and Blankets

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

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

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 all 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.

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 

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!

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

In the links to the free crochet 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 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!

Over 50 FREE Patterns for Crochet Afghans and Blankets

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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 - Chevron Afghan

Free crochet pattern using the popular and simple chevron stitch. It might be fun to crochet one up in your favorite sports team colors! Craftown

Afghan - Dahlia Afghan

Free crochet afghan pattern for a lovely lattice and flower design. Art of Tangle

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 - 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

Afghan - Optical Illusion Afghan

A pattern for a pretty crochet afghan with a zentangle design. Art of Tangle

Afghan - Primrose Path Afghan

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

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

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)

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

Baby Zoo Afghan

Free crochet pattern to make a baby blanket with cross-stitched or crocheted zoo animals. Craft Yarn Council

Basketweave Crochet Afghan Pattern

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Be My Baby Blanket

Be My Baby Blanket

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

Blanket - Crochet Chevron Blanket

Crochet Hooks You

Blanket - Shell Stitch Blanket

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

Broomstick Lace Afghan 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

Checkerboard Textures Throw (Crochet)

Checkerboard Textures Throw (Crochet)

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

Circular Bed Spread

Circular Bed Spread

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

Crochet Swedish Embroidery Afghan

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

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

Dahlia Floral Bedspread

Dahlia Floral Bedspread

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

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

FLORAL CROCHET BLANKET PATTERN

FLORAL CROCHET BLANKET PATTERN

Check out these wonderful floral crochet blanket patterns! My Grandmother used to knit and crochet the most amazing gifts every year. Make them and then pass them down to your children or grandchildren so they can enjoy them. Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Flower Power Yo-Yo Afghan PDF

A scrap yarn pattern in which yo-yo's make a flowery afghan. Priscilla's Crochet

Fringe - Stout Fringe Afghan Edging PDF

Priscilla's Crochet

Granny's Treasure Crochet Throw

Granny's Treasure Crochet Throw

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.
Yarnspirations

Hearts and Diamonds Blanket

Hearts and Diamonds Blanket

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

Lapghan - Lacy Lapghan PDF

Priscilla's Crochet

Lion Brand Cupcake Cotswold Ripple Afghan

Lion Brand Cupcake Cotswold Ripple Afghan

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. Joann

Lion Brand Cupcake Granny Triangles Afghan

Lion Brand Cupcake Granny Triangles Afghan

This pretty baby afghan pattern is stitched with Lion Brand Cupcake yarn which automatically adds the striping as the project is stitched. Joann

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

Popcorn Stitch Afghan

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

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

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

Red Heart Country Floral Throw

Red Heart Country Floral Throw

This Free crochet throw pattern features raised flowers. Yarnspirations

RED HEART CROCHET BUTTERFLY THROW

RED HEART CROCHET BUTTERFLY THROW

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

Red Heart Let's Relax Throw

Red Heart Let's Relax Throw

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

Red Heart Log Cabin Comfort Throw

Red Heart Log Cabin Comfort Throw

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

Red Heart Mod Log Cabin Throw

Red Heart Mod Log Cabin Throw

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

Red Heart Pomp-Edged Throw

Red Heart Pomp-Edged Throw

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

Red Heart Stripe Throw

Red Heart Stripe Throw

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

Refreshing Throw for Baby

Refreshing Throw for Baby

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

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

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 aimed at an advanced beginner and 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

Swedish Weave Afghan (Crochet Project)

Craft Yarn Council

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 colourways. Use any colours you like and create a truly individual blanket. This baby blanket features a pretty shell border. Lullaby Lodge

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.
A Creative Being

Wedding Ring Bedspread

Wedding Ring Bedspread

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

Zig-Zag Yo-Yo Pattern PDF

Create an afghan in a zig-zap pattern with yo-yo's. Priscilla's Crochet






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