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!
Quadrant: A great project for beginners, finished size measures 31″ x 31″ but easy enough to make bigger if you prefer.
Zig Zag: Four colors of yarn are used, “Intermediate” skill level and is 52″ x 66″ when done.
All-American Denim Stripes: 50 x 70 inches, not including Fringe. Skill Level marked as Beginner.
Greenway: (pdf) Two rows of cluster stitch combine to form pretty, daisy-shaped blocks of color.
Dublin Country: Three panel designs: Post & Shell; Shell; Basketweave. Measures approximately 45″/114 cm wide x 64″/162.5 cm long.
The Mommy Blanket: This is built up from strips which use front-post stitches to achieve a woven effect.
Joyous: Finished size approximately 48″ x 56″ inches, skill level marked as Intermediate.
Basket Weave: Finished size approximately 52″ x 68″.
Antartic: Uses two colors (9 balls each), finished size approximately 48″ x 60″. Skill level marked as Easy.
Weekend In Stockholm: Dozens of squares in assorted colors are made then stitched together and finished off with a scalloped border.
Chevron: Worked in three colors, the stripes can be made as thin or as wide as you like.
Beach Stripes: Not a step-by-step pattern but enough details provided to work this out for yourself.
DROPS in Alpaca: Made with yarn in 7 colors, will be approx. 100 x 144 cm [39-3/8″ x 56.75″].
Lacy Chunky: Made with a very open lace pattern in a super soft chunky 100% virgin wool yarn.
Autumn Haze (pdf): Striped with 7 colors of yarn, this is worked in one piece.
Bear Claw: Worked on circulars, will be 44″ x 60″ when finished. Marked as Easy.
Lizard Ridge: This block is based on Barbara G. Walker’s Short-Row Stripes square.
Zig Zag Spread: A fun & colorful project worked on US 10 circular needles and gauge is 4″ = about 23 stitches.
Embossed Diamonds: Made with a cashmere/superfine lambswool yarn.
Ticking Blanket: 20 squares are worked in stripes and assorted colors then joined together.