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9 Free Afghan Patterns You’ll Want To Make Now!

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9 Free Afghan Patterns You’ll Want To Make Now!

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Aside from scarves, I think afghans might be the project that attracts people to knitting or crochet. You can create these projects with just basic skills since many don’t require shaping. All you really need is to start, stitch, have some patience for the size of the project, and finish off.

Besides just being functional, afghans serve some other purposes that are just as important. They can be a reminder of the person who inspired or made them for us, like a constant hug no matter how much time passes. (I know I still have the classic crochet ripple afghan my great grandma made me as a baby!) They also add a touch of warmth and personality to a room.

Fiber For Thought: Do you use the term afghan or blanket more frequently? If you want to be technical and look up the definition you’ll find that blanket is the general term for a large piece of material you wrap yourself in for warmth. A throw is a smaller size version. Afghan is defined as specifically the knit or crochet variation of a blanket.

For The Little Ones

Knit, crochet, or even craft needle-free! These 3 afghans are just the beginning. Find even more baby and kids sized afghans HERE.

Rainbow Hooded Afghan

Knit up this sweet little hooded blankie in garter stitch with basic increasing and decreasing. Only 2 balls of Ice Cream® yarn is required for the project.

Rosy Ripple Afghan

Basic Stitch Anti Pilling yarn provides a wide array of colors for you to make this afghan as special as the recipient.

Dexter Baby Blankie

The Dexter Baby Blankie is crafted using Off The Hook yarn. This super plush chenille requires only your hands to create the knit-look fabric!

Knit Afghan Patterns

Below is a small sample of the knitting patterns available at Lion Brand. You can see more free knit afghan patterns HERE.

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Afghan has been a customer favorite for a while. (See the crochet version below!) It’s a complex design knit up in Wool-Ease yarn. This is the kind of afghan that will become an heirloom.

Sampler Afghan

I’m in love with the sampler-style patchwork of this afghan! It’s perfect for trying new stitches and combining your favorite colors. Knit using Touch of Alpaca yarn.

Elbridge Afghan

The Elbridge Afghan uses Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Bonus Bundle to create a rippling feather and fan pattern. It almost reminds me of the classic ripple crochet afghans.

Crochet Afghan Patterns

Crochet afghans were my first big project. Maybe because of that, it’s usually this craft that I turn to for my throws and blankets. You can see the full selection of free crochet afghan patterns from Lion Brand HERE.

Tree of Life

Like the knit version above, this beautiful afghan stitched in Wool-Ease yarn is sure to become a family treasure.

The Dalla Afghan

This afghan caught my eye as soon as we got the shots back from photography! It is made up of squares crocheted in various colors of Mandala® Baby yarn. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!

Soft Shaded Afghan

This is another beauty with just enough detail. Here it’s shown in 5 colors of Touch of Alpaca yarn, however, you can easily work it in a single shade or as a 2-color design.

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Want to download a free pattern, but having trouble remembering your account information. No problem!

Download free patterns without logging in by scrolling down the page and clicking the “Pattern Details” tab. Click on the highlighted text link next to “View/Save/Print PDF” and your pattern will open in a new browser window!

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  • About rainbow hooded afghan. How do I attach the hood in one corner. Can you please provide a diagram. TIA

  • I viewed the Lion Brand Rainbow hooded afghan. I do not knit so I do not want to download this pattern.

  • For the hooded Rainbow on do you have a Crochet version?

  • For the Stitch Sampler Afghan, it would be really helpful if you provided either a picture of what the afghan looks like once it’s put together or at the very least a diagram of how the pieces are supposed to fit together. While the model holding in her arms is cute, it doesn’t help someone figure out the layout just from words. Picture or diagram please.

  • Crochet pattern for Elbridge Afghan?

  • Please show a picture of the full sampler afghan. The picture of the cute girl with it bunched up is charming, but it doesn’t show me the different patterns and what it actually looks like.

  • I would love to have the Elbridge Afghan pattern in crochet version.

  • For the hooded Rainbow on do you have a Crochet version?
    Afghan is worked in one piece

  • The link in the Tree of Life pattern that takes you to more crochet patterns is not working.

  • As far as names for knit or crochet blankets there are also “lapghans” (lap size afghans), lap robes (sometimes made for wheel chair size), and baby afghans (baby blankets). There are ones for pets in smaller sizes too.
    Size can also be a factor in the name. For example, throws are usually smaller afghans that are sometimes tossed over the back of the couch for a quick grab when someone gets cold while in the living room. To me, Afghans are more often in the bedroom for sleeping or napping.
    Whatever you want to call them, I enjoy making them!

  • Link does not work.

  • ref the pattern for the triangle ruana -is it possible to see the steps for row 1 and 2 – i done dc before but once i have row 2 completed something doesn’t look quite right –

    thank you

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