35+ Free Afghan Patterns

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There are loads of patterns on the net for afghans, but you know me–I’m a bit fussy :) . Here are my favorite picks of what I’ve found online (both knitting and crochet), and wow–many of these are gorgeous! There are a few throws and lapghans included but they’re easily adjusted to a fuller size if you want. All are free with some including a pdf to download and tuck away in your files. I’ve separated them into two separate groups for browsing. Enjoy!

Crochet

jimmybeanswool.com

jimmybeanswool.com

Snowboarder’s Throw: Fun design using 4 colors of yarn, finished size measures 45″ wide x 60″ long.

Quadrant: A great project for beginners, finished size measures 31″ x 31″ but easy enough to make bigger if you prefer.

loopknits.com

loopknits.com

bethsco.blogspot.ca

bethsco.blogspot.ca

Rainbows & Hearts: 46″ x 64″ long and made with yarn in colors of light pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and dark pink.

Zig Zag: Four colors of yarn are used, “Intermediate” skill level and is 52″ x 66″ when done.

shiridesigns.com

shiridesigns.com

naturallycaron.com

naturallycaron.com

Sunscape: Measures approximately 50″/127 cm wide x 64″/162.5 cm long when finished.

All-American Denim Stripes: 50 x 70 inches, not including Fringe. Skill Level marked as Beginner.

crochetmagazine.com

crochetmagazine.com

joann.com

joann.com

Striped Texture: Measures approximately 40-inches x 60-inches, pdf download.

Greenway: (pdf) Two rows of cluster stitch combine to form pretty, daisy-shaped blocks of color.

abramsbooks.com

abramsbooks.com

bfranklincrafts.com

bfranklincrafts.com

Snow Queen Tile: Finished size approx. 43″ x 53″, worked in tr, sc and hdc. Eight shades of cream and ivory used.

Dublin Country: Three panel designs: Post & Shell; Shell; Basketweave. Measures approximately 45″/114 cm wide x 64″/162.5 cm long.

naturallycaron.com

naturallycaron.com

belladia.typepad.com

belladia.typepad.com

Vintage Vertical Stripe: A great stash buster and works up fast.

The Mommy Blanket: This is built up from strips which use front-post stitches to achieve a woven effect.

crochetme.com

crochetme.com

dottieangel.blogspot.ca

dottieangel.blogspot.ca

Extraordinary Squares: Made by attaching squares of a simple stitch (dc), a pretty edging (dc, sc + picot), then attaching pretty vintage doilies

Joyous: Finished size approximately 48″ x 56″ inches, skill level marked as Intermediate.

crochetmagazine.com

crochetmagazine.com

berroco.com

berroco.com

Madrid: Skill level noted as “Easy”, rows of ripples in five different colors.

Basket Weave: Finished size approximately 52″ x 68″.

crochetkim.com

crochetkim.com

lullabiesandlace.com

lullabiesandlace.com

Cheeky Squares: Made with worsted weight yarn in 7 different colors, skill level noted as “Intermediate”.

Antartic: Uses two colors (9 balls each), finished size approximately 48″ x 60″. Skill level marked as Easy.

berroco.com

berroco.com

berroco.com

berroco.com

Cyanne Coverlet: Made up of multi-colored starflowers, skill level marked as “Easy”. Finished size measures 68″ x 70″.

Weekend In Stockholm: Dozens of squares in assorted colors are made then stitched together and finished off with a scalloped border.

stitchnationyarn.com

stitchnationyarn.com

sarahsprojects.blogspot.ca

sarahsprojects.blogspot.ca

With Scalloped Edge: An easy design, make as long as you want then finish off with a scalloped trimming.

Chevron: Worked in three colors, the stripes can be made as thin or as wide as you like.

allthingsbrightandbeautifulcrafts.blogspot.ca

allthingsbrightandbeautifulcrafts.blogspot.ca

petuniapill.blogspot.ca

petuniapill.blogspot.ca

Rainbow Bobbles: How soft & cuddly does this look! Rows of popcorn/bobbles worked in shades of various colors.

Beach Stripes: Not a step-by-step pattern but enough details provided to work this out for yourself.

cozymadethings.blogspot.ie

cozymadethings.blogspot.ie

thetucker.com

thetucker.com

Lacy V-Stitch Ripple: A simple yet elegant design made in worsted weight yarn but can use lighter weight if you wish. Sample is 30″ x 32″ but can be easily adjusted for larger sizes.

Knit

loopknits.com

loopknits.com

Wave: Work in as many colors as you wish, will be approximately 33″ by 39″ (or as long as you like).

DROPS in Alpaca: Made with yarn in 7 colors, will be approx. 100 x 144 cm [39-3/8″ x 56.75″].

garnstudio.com

garnstudio.com

craftyarncouncil.com

craftyarncouncil.com

Swedish Embroidery: Design on design creates this richly textured project. First, you cable stitch panels and then using two strands of yarn, weave yarn through the nubs to overlay a design.

Lacy Chunky: Made with a very open lace pattern in a super soft chunky 100% virgin wool yarn.

classiceliteyarns.com

classiceliteyarns.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Pixie Dust: A lap blanket that will finish at 26″ by 56″ long and made with US #36, 32 or 40 inch circular needle.

Autumn Haze (pdf): Striped with 7 colors of yarn, this is worked in one piece.

abramsbooks.com

abramsbooks.com

creativeknittingmagazine.com

creativeknittingmagazine.com

Guy’s Guernsey: This was inspired by English Guernsey sweaters worn by fishermen.

Bear Claw: Worked on circulars, will be 44″ x 60″ when finished. Marked as Easy.

purplekittyyarns.com

purplekittyyarns.com

caron.com

caron.com

Fringed: Made with stockinette and reverse stockinette. Will be 30″ X 57″ [excluding fringe].

Lizard Ridge: This block is based on Barbara G. Walker’s Short-Row Stripes square.

knitty.com

knitty.com

knittingjuju.wordpress.com

knittingjuju.wordpress.com

Pinkie Blockie: Makes a 53″ x 44″ blanket at the recommended yarn and needle sizes.

Zig Zag Spread: A fun & colorful project worked on US 10 circular needles and gauge is 4″ = about 23 stitches.

pickles.no

pickles.no

canadianliving.com

canadianliving.com

Easy: This bright piece is made from colourful squares that are quick to make and portable, too.

Embossed Diamonds: Made with a cashmere/superfine lambswool yarn.

spindyeknit.com

spindyeknit.com

howstuffworks.com

howstuffworks.com

ZigZag: Made using a bulky weight yarn. Zigzag stitch design and has tassels attached on both ends. Suitable for beginners.

Ticking Blanket: 20 squares are worked in stripes and assorted colors then joined together.

petitepurls.com

petitepurls.com

lincraft.com.au

lincraft.com.au

Bamboo Stitch: A 5-stripe throw (bamboo stitch reversible) that will measure approximately 145 cm (w) x 150 cm (l) when finished.

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Published: March 28, 2009
Updated: September 12, 2012

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5 Comments to “35+ Free Afghan Patterns”
  1. faye bancroft says:

    really different patterns! My daughter has gotten the “knitting bug” and will enjoy looking at this site- Thank-you!

  2. Terri in Tennessee says:

    Hey! I have been “bitten” by the knitting bug too and will enjoy your patterns and tips! I am wanting to learn to knit socks so bad but can’t seem to get the hang of what I’m doing. I’m wanting to learn how to knit ‘toe-up’. Hope you have some tips for newbies like me on knitting socks! In the meantime, I’m going to get an afghan (knitted) started on my needles so I can have a long range project to work on through the fall months. I also plan to knit Christmas gifts, so any holiday knitting will be helpful too!

    • Jean Myracle says:

      I want to knit socks also, and I too am scared to death of knitting them! Is there any sock intervention therapy for me?

  3. Rosemarie Davis says:

    I am so glad i found this site ,i would like to know to crochet a baloro for the longest while i do hope i can get the pattern here with the instructions thank you

  4. louise says:

    i’m looking for a knitted pattern of a throw that my grand mother had years ago it was about 40inchs x 40inchs and when you finish useing it you folded it up into a approx 12 x12 inch square and bottoned it up.now if any one has a pattern simalar to that could you let me know please thanks louise


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