15 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

Find a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and styles to crochet!

Afghans come in many shapes, sizes and styles. There are crochet baby blankets (which can also be used as small lapghans) and crochet blankets big enough to cover a California King sized bed. There are crochet blankets that begin in the center and are worked in rounds, as well as blankets that are worked in rows and blankets made of joined crochet motifs. Most crochet afghans are rectangular in shape but you can find many designs that are round or square and even some other uniquely shaped...MORE blankets. You can crochet your blanket in a single solid color or in all of the colors under the sun.

This list of 15 free crochet afghan patterns (and links to many more!) includes a wide variety of themes and design elements. Whether you'd like to crochet a quick bulky throw or a fine thread crochet bedspread, a colorful baby blanket or a solid bed blanket, the pattern that you will need can be found here.

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    Pink Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern
    Pink Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern. Amy Solovay

    No matter what your skill level, there are going to be times when you want an easy, no-brainer afghan to work on. On those occasions, you'll want to select a pattern from a list of easy afghan crochet patterns. This is one that you're going to find on that list; it's a super simple crochet baby blanket made in a solid color with single crochet stitches.

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    Simple crochet baby blanket
    Simple Crochet Baby Blanket. Erica Jackofsky

    The easy crochet baby blanket is a great starting point but you'll want to have a big list of these blankets to choose from since there are always babies who need a blanket. This list of 12 free crochet baby blanket patterns includes the Simple Crochet Baby Blanket that comes with matching crochet patterns for baby booties and a hat.

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    Wavy American Flag Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
    Wavy American Flag Free Crochet Blanket Pattern. Tracy Johnson, Ravelry

    These afghans all feature an Americana theme. Some of them incorporate American flags or flag-style elements such as stars and stripes. Many of them are crocheted in red, white and blue. If you live in the USA or want to crochet something special for someone who does, these creative afghan patterns are sure to inspire you.

    PicturedWavy American Flag by Tracy Johnson

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    Cheerful Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern
    Cheerful Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern. Adventures In Thread

    Crochet lends itself well to wavy, rippled patterns; it's easy to create zigzags and chevrons using simple increases and decreases. That explains the enormous popularity of these designs; they are so easy to crochet, and they look fabulous when completed. They also make interesting crochet projects that hold your attention the entire time you're working them; it's fun to watch the pattern progress further with each stitch you crochet.


    Pictured: Cheerful Ripple Blanket by Adventures...MORE In Thread

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    Ocean Tranquility Afghan Free Crochet Pattern
    Ocean Tranquility Afghan Free Crochet Pattern. Anastacia Zittel

    The shell stitch is a gorgeous crochet pattern that looks intricate and detailed but is actually really simple to execute. It can be worked in a solid color to create a quietly undulating blanket or worked in an array of shades to create a boldly colorful afghan.


    Pictured: Ocean Tranquility Afghan by Anastacia Zittel

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    Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern
    Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern. Sarah Zimmerman, Repeat Crafter Me

    Learn how to do corner-to-corner crochet and you can create so many different types of blankets. You can make square blankets that are worked strictly from one corner to the next. Alternatively, you can make graphghans in solid designs or joined motifs. This is a technique that is easy to learn and can go a long way once you do!


    Pictured: C2C Christmas Graphghan by Repeat Crafter Me

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    Crochet Music Blanket Free Pattern
    Crochet Music Blanket Free Pattern. Christine Frazier

    There are a handful of great music crochet patterns out there for people who love the art of sound. This blanket patterns is one of them. It is available via Ravelry as a chart.


    Pictured: Crochet Music Blanket Afghan by Christine Frazier

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    Pastel Crochet Blanket. Felted Button

    Pastel crochet patterns are perfect for springtime crafting. This colorful blanket is a great example.


    Pictured: Spring into Summer Blanket by Felted Button

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    Rick Rack Stripe Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
    Rick Rack Stripe Blanket Free Crochet Pattern. Erica Dietz, 5 Little Monsters

    Tall crochet stitches, taller than the treble crochet, offer a really interesting texture that is perfect when crocheting blankets. This crochet blanket uses double treble crochet stitches for the detail, which is complemented by terrific color selections.


    Pictured: Rick Rack Stripe Baby Blanket by Erica Dietz via Oombawka Design

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    Southwest Afghan Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe
    Southwest Afghan Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe. Sunshine's Creations

    Adding fringe to crochet blankets is a great way to give them more detail, flair and unique style. Fringe is just one of many great elements in this free crochet pattern inspired by the colors of the southwest.


    Pictured: Southwest Afghan by Sunshine's Creations

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    Argyle Super Scarf and Blanket Free Crochet Patterns
    Argyle Super Scarf and Blanket Free Crochet Patterns. Naztazia

    This free crochet pattern, which can be used to create a super scarf as well as a blanket, uses the technique of planned color pooling to generate an argyle-style design.


    Pictured: Argyle Blanket by Naztazia

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    Crochet Doll Blanket
    Crochet Doll Blanket. Kathryn Vercillo

    You can crochet blankets for people of all sizes ... and even for non-people like dolls. This cute crochet doll blanket is sized for 18" dolls, including American Girl dolls and can also be used as a premie baby blanket. It is a simple crochet pattern that uses the pretty v-stitch.

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    Pet Blanket crochet pattern by Sandi Marshall
    © Sandi Marshall. Licensed to About.com, Inc

    Pets are other family members who can use crochet blankets. It makes it much more comfy for them to lay on the ground. You can use this crochet pattern to create blankets to donate to your local animal shelter.

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    Crochet Granny Square, Round 3
    Crochet Granny Square, Round 3. Kathryn Vercillo

    Many crochet blankets are made up of individual squares that are joined together to create the blanket. There are crochet squares in every size, commonly ranging from 3" - 12" for blanket squares. You can mix and match squares in so many different styles to create afghans in any size you desire!

    ​Find one example of a mix-and-match crochet afghan here.

    You may also like to explore crochet quilt patterns.

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    A Crocheted Granny Hexagon With A Flower in the Center
    A Crocheted Granny Hexagon With A Flower in the Center. A Crocheted Granny Hexagon With A Flower in the Center -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    Hexagons can be used to create afghans in much the same way that you'd use squares; you crochet a bunch of hexagons and then join them together. This results in a visually interesting afghan with loads of eye-appeal. The individual hexagons are also easily portable projects, which is nice if you want to take your crochet with you when you go somewhere.