Easy Afghan Patterns

Free Patterns for Easy Crochet Afghans

Looking for easy afghan patterns? These afghan designs are all visually appealing, yet very easy to crochet.  In addition to being easy, most of these afghans are also quick to crochet.

These are all free crochet patterns. Since many of these are for baby blankets, be sure to read this article on choosing appropriate yarns for tender young skin.

 

​Related Resources

How to Crochet a Blanket | How to Join Granny Squares

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    Fast, Easy Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners
    Fast, Easy Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners (Or Anyone Who Wants a Quick Crochet Project.). Fast, Easy Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Here's a great first project. Anyone can crochet this baby blanket; it's totally basic, and it works up super fast. Pictured at left, you can see how it looks when crocheted using pink baby yarn; Here are some additional photos showing the blanket crocheted in other colors . Sometimes a project that may seem unappealing when illustrated in one color takes on a new life with another color. Try it!

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    Easy Baby Afghan
    Easy Baby Afghan. Easy Baby Afghan -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This striped lace baby blanket is a quick and easy crochet project. The stitch pattern is repetitive and easy to memorize, but the color changes keep things interesting. If you'd like to crochet the afghan exactly as shown, you'll need to print out the first three of the following pages. The fourth link introduces several more free V-Stitch instructions, different patterns and some excellent tutorials.

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    Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket
    Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket. Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This baby blanket is part of a charming, but simple baby layette set designed by Erica Jackofsky. It's another good starter project because -- you may have noticed -- babies are small and require only small blankets.

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    Easy Afghan Square Patterns

    Crochet Granny Square
    Crochet Granny Square. Crochet Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Afghan squares are fantastic portable crochet projects. Your granny may have used this method to make afghan crochet blankets. To create an afghan, you make a bunch of these and then join the squares together. The following afghan square patterns are all rated with a skill level of "easy." The joining part of the project is also pretty easy to do, as the associated article explains. 

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    A Granny Square
    A Granny Square. A Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Granny squares are fantastic beginner projects and suitable for young children (with a little guidance). This is a classic vintage crochet pattern; the free crochet tutorial is by Amy Solovay.

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    Easy Granny Square Pattern
    Easy Granny Square Pattern. Easy Granny Square Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    As you might have already discovered, there are many different ways to crochet a granny square. This pattern gives you another easy option that is also suitable for brand new crocheters.

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    Easy Two-Round Granny Square (Video Tutorial)

    A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square
    A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square. A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square -- Video Screenshot © About.com

    Here's yet another easy way to construct a granny square. When you're finished watching the video, you can use your browser's "back" button to get return to this article.

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    Easy Baby Afghan Square
    Easy Baby Afghan Square. Easy Baby Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Another afghan square: although I designed this for use in creating baby blankets, this simple little square has all kinds of possible uses, including potholders. 

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    Rainbow Outlines Granny Square
    Rainbow Outlines Granny Square. Rainbow Outlines Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    If it's a colorful afghan you want, this easy pattern is just a great way to achieve your goal.

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    A Note About Yarns

    Since many of these instructions are for baby blankets, be sure to read this article on choosing appropriate yarns for tender young skin. 

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    Additional Resources

    How to Crochet a Blanket | How to Join Granny Squares