I know it’s about to be summer but you don’t have to give up your favorite crochet projects because of the heat. An afghan blanket can be used all year round. And it’s fun to make.
A crochet blanket makes a wonderful housewarming gift. Or work on easy crochet afghan patterns for charity.
Whatever your plans are, this list of free crochet afghan patterns has it all. There’s a blanket for every purpose. Pull out your hooks and find that motivation. Beat the heat with a project you’ll love.
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Cross Afghan Blanket Square
The Cross Square is a C2C pattern for a beautiful and classic cross! It measures approximately 13.5″ x 13.5″. Perfect to make a baby blanket crochet gift.
Retro Ripple Crochet Afghan
This Retro Ripple brings back memories of groovy times! The crochet blanket pattern is inspired by the typical Sixties and Seventies style, but with a lot more color! Plus, there's awesome fringing involved so what are you waiting for? The pattern is for a large, 1.20×2,00m crochet afghan. However, it can easily be adapted to your own preference! It's suitable for both advanced and beginning crocheters.
Bright Stripe Blanket
If you’re looking for a magic carpet, this crochet blanket is as close as you’re going to get. The Bright Stripe Blanket has a magical color scheme. When you see it, it will transport you to fantasies of faraway places and adventures. Who knew afghan patterns could be so magical?
Easy Crochet Angel Cloud Afghan
Cuddle with a cloud when you work up this warm and fluffy crochet blanket pattern, crocheted with a super soft Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Thick and Quick Bulky Yarn. This free crochet pattern is a fast project that you can make in one afternoon.
Via Just Be Crafty
Sweet Simplicity Crochet Blanket
Like the name says, it's a simple and easy crochet blanket to work up. Made with worsted weight yarn, it will be soft and warm as well as fast to crochet. You can make this as a crochet baby blanket, a throw, a lapghan, or for whatever you want to use it for.
Relaxing Rainbow Crochet Blanket
If you're stressed about work or the holidays, try working up this Relaxing Rainbow Crochet Blanket. We can guarantee that you won't want to stop crocheting this chunky crochet blanket. The repetitiveness of the treble crochet stitches and different colored stripes will ease your stress in no time. There's even a step by step tutorial with pictures if you need a little extra help. The bright colors will definitely put you in a better mood, too.
Easy Log Cabin Afghan
This Easy Log Cabin Afghan is all you could want in a crochet blanket. It's traditional yet modern, understated yet colorful, and definitely cozy! When you use self-striping yarn, you can avoid the messy color changes and weaving in countless ends. Have fun learning how to crochet a blanket with this relaxing pattern.
Fourth of July Crochet Ripple Afghan
Make your Independence Day celebration a blast with this star-spangled Fourth of July Crochet Ripple Afghan. Show your USA pride on the 4th of July with crochet blanket patterns like this ripple afghan. You can use this easy crochet blanket when you snuggle up to watch a movie or lounge around a bonfire, and, especially, to sit out on the grass to watch fireworks.
Via All Free Crochet
Unicorn Character Afghan
This character crochet graphgan is so fun. If you’ve been dreaming of owning a unicorn, now’s your chance. Other free afghan crochet patterns can’t compare to this friendly colorful blanket.
Via Lovable Loops
Fields and Furrows Afghan
I love the Fields and Furrows Afghan. It is the perfect crochet project: You can sit for hours and crochet along without worry of changing color. It is designed specifically for Cake Style Yarn and the texture hides the color changes. All you have to do is crochet along. Fire up the Netflix or your favorite TV show and try these easy patterns!
Who doesn't love curling up near the fireplace with a cup of coffee and reading a book? This Fireplace Crochet Afghan will keep you warm and toasty while you enjoy your quiet time. Made with the gorgeous Caron Cakes, you will have a lot of colorways to choose from. Make it in different afghan sizes to fit your space and needs.
Via Crochet Dreamz
Cluster Granny Square Afghan
This Free Crochet pattern has gotten an upgrade! It’s been redesigned and filmed in HD. This time around it has some retro style to it. It can be made in various afghan sizes too so you can make a granny square baby blanket or a full size.
3 Hour Afghan
I designed this blanket pattern with this chenille yarn that is perfect for beginner crochet who is learning to crochet. You can get it done in under 3 hours, how cool is that? Perfect for last-minute gifts, right? With very thick yarns like these, you have to keep the design element to the minimum as it doesn't have much stitch definition. The stitch pattern is simple yet elegant. I am sure you will love this chunky crochet blanket.
Via Crochet Dreamz
Cabin on the Beach Afghan Square
This easy crochet blanket pattern pays homage to the traditional Log Cabin quilt squares with a beachy crochet version! You can make this pattern into afghan blocks for a fun pieced afghan, or simply continue on for a fun continuous blanket pattern. This makes an excellent crochet stash buster- as you'll use just about 100 yards of each color for the 12″ crochet afghan square blocks.
Coral Reef Shell Stitch Afghan
You'll want to be snorkeling somewhere in the vast ocean when you see this Coral Reef Shell Stitch Crochet Afghan Pattern. Made using the shell stitch, this crochet pattern is super easy to work up. Its beauty is in its simplicity, and it would look lovely in any room of your home or across anyone's lap.
Via All Free Crochet
Granny Square Picnic Blanket
The Granny Square Kid’s picnic blanket is just the crochet granny square pattern to create a cute, snuggly blanket that you can use so many ways. Toss it over the back of an armchair for decorative purposes, bring it out for a picnic, or, like the name says – give it to your kids. Crochet blanket patterns should be shared with those you love after all.
Wondrous Warp and Weft Crochet Blanket
This easy yet stunning pattern will become a go-to fave for sure. The Wondrous Warp and Weft Blanket is a modern show-stopper with classic appeal that's also a perfect stash buster- now ain't that ideal! The simple pattern is easy to work up unlike some of the other crochet blanket patterns out there.
Via Felted Button
Stellar Patchwork Crochet Blanket
When it comes to easy crochet blanket patterns for fall and winter, nothing screams cozy quite like the Stellar Patchwork Crochet Blanket. While this crochet afghan might look like its granny squares joined together, it's actually crocheted as one solid piece.
3D Flower Afghan
The flowers on this crochet baby blanket are built into the rows and NOT made and attached separately. That makes it safe for your baby and prevents any choking hazard. The flower stitch is a pleasure to work and it wouldn't be long before you get the hang of it. This is one of the more creative crochet stitches for blankets.
Via Crochet Dreamz
Happy Little Tree Blanket
Happy Little Tree is an engaging, yet stunningly simple pattern that you’ll enjoy making as much as you enjoy the finished product. Happy Little Tree includes instructions for a pretty little rose hexagon, and a solid hexagon as well. It’s an adorable baby blanket crochet pattern.
Via Cypress Textiles
Harvest Crochet Afghan
The Harvest Crochet Afghan is the perfect way to keep warm during this delightful season. With its rich brown and orange colors, this crochet blanket will remind you of a setting sunset on a crisp autumn day. You can work up this easy crochet pattern in no time. This afghan also features a distinct zig-zag pattern which certainly makes it visually interesting.
Dutch Rose Blanket
The Dutch Rose Blanket is the coziest blanket ever. First, the rose hexagon motif – ultra cozy in Scheepjes Stone Washed, and then, of course, a granny stripe hexagon motif had to join in, for ultra-cozy factor. The striped corner adds an unexpected element of fun, and the rose petal edging just creates that perfect finish. This could inspire some intricate crochet baby blanket patterns.
Via Cypress Textiles
Ombre Textured Blanket
If you’re looking for a beautiful blanket that can rival dusk itself, check out the Ombre Textured Blanket. This blanket has beautiful shades of white, peach and dusty rose creating a gradient throughout the length of it. With a vast array of special stitches such as the Even Berry Stitch and Waistcoat Stitch, this afghan blanket is truly something special.
Mighty Ridge Crochet Afghan
Some crochet afghans are meant for seasonal use only. Whether it's that festive Christmas throw, a beachy summer afghan, or something in between, those are crochet blankets that can be used for a limited time only. These blankets are fun, and it can be tough to pack them up at the end of their respective seasons. This Mighty Ridge Crochet Afghan is not one of them. This classy, sophisticated throw is in a neutral color, making it perfectly acceptable to have it on display year-round.
Crochet afghans are colorful and exciting and full of life. There’s so much room for creativity in these crochet blanket patterns.
Whether you’re making a seasonal throw or a crochet baby blanket, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this list of free crochet afghan patterns.
Warm weather shouldn’t prevent you from living your best crafty life. So take a look at these crochet afghan patterns and stitch one up as you bathe in the summer sun.
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