There’s nothing better than a cozy crochet blanket. At the end of a long day at work or running errands, wrapping up in an afghan blanket is comforting. It’s the perfect way to relax.
Working on a crochet afghan pattern also happens to be the perfect way to unwind. Crochet is soothing and has been proven to relieve stress. It’s the perfect hobby to enjoy if you’ve been feeling overworked. And you get to cuddle up in your project once you’ve finished.
That’s why I’ve compiled this list full of the best free blanket patterns. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to crochet a blanket, these afghan patterns will help you finally do it.
There’s a style for everyone and many of the projects include easy crochet patterns that are beginner-friendly. There are basic blanket patterns that use easy stitches such as double crochet and half double crochet stitches. There are classic crochet techniques like the granny square stitch and the ripple stitch. We’ve also made sure to include some adorable crochet baby blanket patterns in this list as well.
Scroll through this list of crochet blanket patterns and pick one that really suits you. Then, reap the benefits by snuggling up on a chilly night. You’ve earned it.
Winter Chunky Ribbed Afghan
This super chunky blanket is easy to make and is wonderfully warm while having a timeless style. It reminds us of a blanket that would be in a cabin, ready to drape over a bed in all its woolly warmth for a cold winter’s night. And while it’s cozy enough for a cabin, it’s also a modern afghan for any home. You’ll find that this afghan is easy to crochet as it’s made with a half-double crochet herringbone stitch.
Via Mama in a Stitch
Lakeside Throw Afghan
The Lakeside Throw Afghan Pattern is stylish enough to leave out as a decor accent but cozy enough for when you need some time to rest and restore. It just begs you to curl up for a while and indulge in a good book or movie. The textured stitch pattern is so rich and complex but is really quite simple using only two basic crochet stitches. And best of all, it’s the perfect pattern for all crochet skill levels.
Via Petals to Picots
All Double Blanket
This gorgeous all-double crochet blanket may just become your favorite blanket ever! All of the 18,000 double crochet stitches are well worth it! It’s a simple throw-sized afghan pattern, with only one stitch, and minimal color changes.
Happy Hexagons Free Afghan
This free crochet afghan pattern uses hexagon blocks, so you can make a modern baby blanket or easily customize the size however you wish. There are two great things about crochet hexagons. First, you can carry them with you. So if your crocheting gets interrupted every few stitches you still feel a sense of accomplishment. Second, you can customize this hexagon blanket pattern to make whatever size afghan you’d like.
Via Make And Do Crew
This fun and colorful blanket is just what your drab bedroom needs. These fun splashes of color will help brighten any room. The blanket pattern is easy to follow and really only uses the double crochet stitch and the extended double crochet stitch.
Via Mary Maxim
The Hawthorn Afghan
Make a beautiful, cozy, and colorful afghan. This beautiful throw incorporates stripes, lacy crochet stitches, and chunky tassels, and it will quickly become the favorite blanket in your home. Learn how to crochet your own stylish home decor using this free crochet pattern.
Via Persia Lou
Easy Weekend Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
The chevron crochet blanket often called the ripple crochet blanket, is one of the classic crochet patterns that most crocheters love to do. Here's a very easy chevron stitch pattern that’s a perfect beginner crochet pattern.
Via Double Crochet
Easy All Half Double Afghan
This Easy All Half Double Crochet Afghan is about as simple as it gets. The half double crochet stitch is used for the entire afghan, but it's crocheted in the back loop only which gives it a pretty ribbed look. This pattern is so easy, it’s just a simple one-row repeat. Any level crocheter can make this textured afghan.
This pattern is so easy, it’s a perfect beginner blanket pattern. It’s made using only the double crochet stitch but what helps to give it it’s great texture is that it is crocheted in the back loop – a great technique that’s easy to learn.
Via B Hooked Crochet
Blue Star Crocheted Afghan
This lovely blue star afghan will definitely add elegance to any room in your home. You can use it as a bedspread, a table cover, or a sofa throw. In fact, the uses for this beautiful and stylish crocheted afghan are limitless! Intermediate and advanced crocheters will surely enjoy making this elegant blue star afghan pattern.
Alissa Easy Throw
The Alissa throw is an easy blanket throw to make and is the perfect project to pick if you want to have a weekend crochet marathon. This easy blanket pattern involves repeats along with some simple stitches to make for a quick and easy throw! After your weekend crochetathon you will have a comfy and pretty stylish looking throw to snuggle up in!
Sweetheart Ripple Afghan Blanket
This blanket is crocheted with soft and worsted-weight yarn and looks amazing. What’s more special about the blanket is that it uses the timeless Ripple Afghan Blanket on one side and modern patterns on the other side. This gives you an afghan with a 2-in-1 look (a ripple afghan on one side and hearts on the other side). This modern pattern uses a variety of crochet stitch motifs, shapes, and textures that add a touch of flair to the traditional ripple design. It’s great for gift-giving or home decorating.
Via Cool Creativity
Go Granny Go Afghan
This easy granny pattern is a variation on the classic crochet granny square. It’s a super easy pattern perfect for beginner crocheters. Wherever you are in your crochet journey, this free granny square pattern will help you learn to make this fun and easy crochet technique.
Cabin in the Woods Chevron Afghan
Get cozy with this classic chevron striped blanket, crocheted in rich hues. You’ll fall in love with this sophisticated afghan. Why not make a few, so the whole family can cuddle-up by the fire in their favorite crochet throws?
Zoodiacs Corner to Corner Blanket
This blanket is made from 12 large corner-to-corner crochet squares that depict the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Each c2c crochet animal square is approximately 18 inches and is finished with two rounds of single crochet stitches worked evenly around the square, and then joined the squares together using the mattress stitch.
Via 1 Dog Woof
Relaxing Rainbow Blanket
If you're stressed about work or the holidays, try working up this Relaxing Rainbow Blanket. We can guarantee that you won't want to stop crocheting this afghan. 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 crochet tutorial with pictures if you need a little extra help. The bright colors will definitely put you in a better mood, too.
Via All Free Crochet
If you’re looking for an afghan project that’s a little more challenging and you can sink your teeth into, this blanket is perfect. This blanket took 170 hours to design alone as it plays with different stitch textures to make a magical design pattern.
Chunky Feather and Fan Afghan
Make your own beautiful Feather and Fan Blanket. Use the fabulous shell crochet stitch to give this blanket the beautiful round, sculpted stitch design. Since this free chunky afghan pattern uses a super bulky weight yarn and a huge hook it works up pretty quickly.
Via Persia Lou
Falling Petals Blanket
This blanket has a beautiful texture. It looks like petals are falling and hence it was named the Falling Petals Afghan. While this blanket is made using three yarn colors, it will look beautiful in a single color as well. The texture is all you need to make this afghan the most coveted accessory for your living room.
Via Crochet Dreamz
4-Hour Free Afghan
For crocheters looking for almost-instant gratification, this 4.5 hour afghan pattern will deliver in no time flat. Worked with chunky yarn in simple crochet stitches, this is a very easy “big” crochet project that works up faster than most scarves! If you’re a beginner crocheter who wants to try a larger project, this very simple afghan pattern is a great way to sink your teeth into something totally impressive, yet manageable.
Via Make and Do Crew
Granny Filet Square Afghan
This easy afghan is made by creating a large solid granny square with rows of filet to keep it a bit breezy. Once you get going on this project, it's a very easy and mindless project that you can do while relaxing and/or watching one of your favorite shows. The best thing about this crocheted afghan is that you can make it as large or as small as you'd like. The granny square pattern is a five-row repeat and once you get past the first few repeats, you won't need to look at the pattern anymore.
Fields and Furrow Blanket Pattern
If you want a crochet project where you could just crochet away, this may be your next pattern. Easy to make and It’s just the right size for snuggling under while watching TV. It is truly a versatile pattern. Oh the possibilities!
Classic Ripple Blanket
This classic ripple pattern tutorial is easy to learn and works up fast once you get the hang of it. You will love creating scarves, blankets and anything you can think of with this elegant crochet stitch.
Simple Baby Blanket
With all these gorgeous afghans, we can’t forget to throw in a simple crochet baby blanket pattern too. When you take a closer look at this stitch, you’ll see it’s just a basic half double crochet stitch. Not sure how to make a half-double crochet stitch? A half double crochet is made by yarning over once, inserting your hook into a stitch, yarning over and pulling through, then yarning over and pulling through all three loops left on your hook. It’s really that simple!
Leo’s Ripple Baby Blanket
This baby blanket would be a great baby shower gift, or as part of your nursery. The size makes it great for changing baby’s diaper, tummy time and cuddling. It’s also longer than the basic baby blanket so I’ll work great for toddlers and children also. If you’re looking for a fun and slightly more challenging pattern this may be right up your alley.
Call the Midwife Baby Blanket
The baby blanket is inspired by the 1950’s London TV show, Call the Midwife. This pattern has a vintage crochet stitch pattern and is begun with a chain in multiples of 16, plus 6 to account for the spacing that occurs at the beginning of every row. It’s a fun project, one that will keep your brain engaged, and when you’re done you’ll have your very own straight-from-1950s-London baby blanket.
If you’re looking for an easy blanket to make, this list of free afghan crochet patterns definitely has something for you. Learn how to crochet a blanket with these easy patterns and have fun doing it. Everyone can use some extra comfort in their life, and these afghans will have you relaxing in no time. Pick up your hook and get started!