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25 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

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If you’ve ever wanted to know how to crochet a blanket, these crochet afghan patterns will help you finally do it. #crochetafghan #crochetblanketpattern #crochetbabyblanket

25 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

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

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Lakeside Throw Afghan

The Lakeside Throw Afghan Pattern to be 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

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All Double Blanket

This gorgeous all double crochet blanket may just become your favorite blankets 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.

Via Kristine In Between

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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

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Larksfoot Afghan

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

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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

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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.

Via Hooked On Homemade Happiness

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Staircase 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

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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.

Via The Crochet Space

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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!

Via Rescued Paw Designs

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Sweetheart Ripple Afghan Blanket

This blanket is crocheted with soft and worsted-weight yarn 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

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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.

Via Joann

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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?

Via Yarnspirations

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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

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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

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Textured Afghan

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.

Via Ravelry

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Via Maria’s Blue Crayon

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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!

Via Crochet 365 Knit Too

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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.

Via Rescued Paw Designs

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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!

Via Daisy Farm Crafts

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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.

Via The Stitchin Mommy

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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.

Via Little Monkeys Crochet

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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!

Don’t forget to check out some of Dabbles and Babbles’ great blanket patterns as well, including the Done in a Day Blanket, the Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket and the Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Blanket.

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Wool Allergy or Sensitivity? Consider these Alternative Yarns

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Wool Allergy or Sensitivity? Consider these Alternative Yarns

Lately, I’ve been hearing from a lot of you that you have wool sensitivities. So I decided to do a little research on the subject to try and find out more about wool allergies in the craft community.

Apparently, about 20% of the population struggle with sensitivities and allergies to wool fibers. And while it’s rare to have a pure wool allergy, it is common to experience discomfort or a rash when coming into contact with the fiber.

I found out that a lot of people are allergic to lanolin (which is a naturally occurring oil in wool-bearing animals) or animal dander within wool. So, if you’re unsure whether you’re allergic to lanolin or not, it’s worth doing a patch test. It could open up a world of yarn possibilities if you know this information.

But for those of you who suffer from wool and everything that comes with it, I’ve compiled a list of some yarn alternatives. Some of my favorite yarns in various weights, so you’re covered for any project you work on!



Cotton and Cotton Blends

Cotton is a natural, lightweight fiber that makes breathable garments. There is a trick for getting denser fabrics when crocheting or knitting with this loose yarn. You can size down your needles/hook for a firmer, denser look. It’s also machine washable and water absorbent. Perfect for projects that will be worn a lot and need easy care.

Rowan Handknit Cotton
100% cotton, 93 yds
DK weight

 

 

 

 

DMC Natura XL
100% cotton, 82 yds
Super Bulky

 

 

 

 

Blue Sky Organic Cotton
100% Organic Cotton, 150yds
Worsted

Blue Sky Organic Cotton

 

 

 

 

Knit 1 Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton
75% cotton/25% acrylic, 180yds
Worsted

Knit 1 Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton

 

 

 

Berroco Corsica
90% cotton/10% cashmere, 150 yds
DK weight

Berroco Corsica

 

 

 

 

Acrylic and Acrylic Blends

Acrylic is similar to cotton in how easy it is to clean and care for. It’s also one of the most affordable options on the market. Acrylic is a good option for some of your warmer weather projects as it can be insulating. And because it’s so easy to dye, you can get this yarn in any colors you want!

Universal Yarn Major
100% acrylic, 328yds,
Bulky

Universal Yarn Major

 

 

 

 

Berroco Comfort DK Solid
50% Acrylic/50% Nylon, 178 yds,
DK weight

Berroco Comfort DK Solid

 

 

 

 

 

Silk and Silk Blends

Silk is known for being soft and luxurious but it has a lot of other amazing properties too. The fiber has a natural wick which keeps you cool in summer and warm in the winter. It’s also a really strong and durable fiber. Silk is amazing because it is hypoallergenic so it’s perfect if you have allergies to other fibers.  I wouldn’t suggest using this fiber if you’re making a piece that requires a lot of stretching though, as silk is inelastic.

Habu A 48 Nerimaki Ito
100% silk, 130 yds,
Fingering weight

Habu A 48 Nerimaki Ito

 

 

 

 

Malabrigo Mora
100% Mulberry Silk, 225 yds,
Fingering weight

Malabrigo Mora

 

 

 

 

Knit One Crochet Too Cozette
62% Silk/30% cotton/8% polyamide, 255-273 yds,
Fingering weight

Knit One Crochet Too Cozette

 

 

 

 

Anzula Breeze
65% Silk/35% Linen, 750 yds,
Lace weight

Anzula Breeze

 

 

 

 

 

Linen

Linen fibers are extracted from the Flax plant and are known for being incredibly durable. It’s hypoallergenic and it’s breathable just like cotton. Linen is also a more sustainable fiber than some of the others on the market, and it softens over time. Linen is great for your more structural projects.

Erika Knight Studio Linen
85% Recycled Linen/15% Premium Linen, 131 yds,
DK weight

Erika Knight Studio Linen

 

 

 

 

Lang Lino
100% Linen, 120yds,
Worsted

Lang Lino

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboo and Bamboo Blends

Bamboo is another hypoallergenic yarn option. It’s incredibly eco-friendly making it one of the best fibers to use. It’s also antibacterial and sweat-absorbent, making it good to wear in the summer months or on vacation. And it’s soft and insulating so you can wear it in the winter months as well. This fiber is truly a catch-all and even has natural UV protection. It’s by far one of my favorites and the perfect replacement for wool.

Vinnis Colours Serina
100% Bamboo, 121 yds,
Sport weight

Vinnis Colours Serina

 

 

 

 

Vinnis Colours Tori
50% Bamboo/50% cotton, 95 yds,
Bulky

Vinnis Colours Tori

 

 

 

 

 

Alpaca and Alpaca Blends

If you aren’t allergic to all animal fibers, consider trying Alpaca yarn. Alpaca fibers are really insulating and even warmer than wool. It’s actually one of the most durable fibers out there and is flame resistant. This is a great yarn choice for generational pieces like holiday stockings since it can hold up to the test of time. This won’t work for you if you’re allergic to animal dander however.

Blue Sky Melange
100% Alpaca, 110 yds,
DK weight

Blue Sky Melange

 

 

 

 

Amano Puyu
70% Alpaca/30% silk, 82yds,
Bulky

Amano Puyu

 

 

 

 

Galler Yarns Peruvian Tweed
100% Alpaca, 600 yds,
Worsted

Galler Yarns Peruvian Tweed

 

 

 

 

 

Some other amazing options, which you’ll often find in blends, include rayon, polyester, soy and cashmere.

Rayon

Rayon can add a luster and softness to yarn. It’s really comfortable and durable when dry. And it oftentimes is a very affordable fiber. Rayon can be challenging to clean, as its integrity is compromised when wet, so keep this in mind when using it.


Polyester

Polyester is another affordable option that is often found blended with other fibers. Unlike rayon, polyester is resistant to shrinking and its fibers are strong. It does not wrinkle easily either. It also has moisture-wicking properties making it good for athletic wear and cold weather.

Soy

Soy can be a really good alternative to silk, and it’s more affordable. It has a similar smooth texture and it drapes beautifully. Soy fabric is insulating and warm, perfect for winter knits and crochets. Soy is also super easy to care for and strong so it will last you a while.

Cashmere

Cashmere can be a good alternative to those who aren’t allergic to animal dander or all animal fibers. It’s much softer and smoother than sheep’s wool, and it is adaptable to temperatures. It will keep you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. The fiber also has natural stretch and dyes beautifully. If you’re unsure if this fiber will bother you, try it in a blend. The smaller content might be safe and it could open up this soft fiber possibility to you.

 

I’d love to hear what your favorite alternative fiber is to use. They all serve different purposes and are amazing in their own unique ways. An allergy shouldn’t prevent you from living your best *crafter* life.

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Lily Cowl Crochet Pattern

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The Lily Crochet Cowl uses the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

Lily Cowl Crochet Pattern

Hi all! I hope you’re enjoying this chilly weather as much as I am. It’s the perfect weather to wrap up in a crochet scarf, don’t you think?

Well, I wanted to share my latest creation with you too. I tested out the intricate Lily of the Valley stitch in my Lily crochet cowl. This crochet stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochet in a one-row repeat but it looks complex and impressive.

The detail of the stitching in this infinity scarf crochet pattern looks beautiful with the Karaoke yarn. It only took about 440 yards of yarn, so it’s a quick and easy crochet cowl pattern to stitch up.  I initially liked this yarn because my daughter’s favorite color is purple, and I knew she’d love whatever I made. And I had 4 skeins of it, so it was perfect for this crochet cowl.

The yarn has a subtle gradient, which adds a rich dimension to the crochet infinity scarf pattern. The Karaoke is a soy silk/wool blend. It’s soft and great for felting too. And it comes in a ton of vibrant shades.

With the lacy crochet stitches, this crochet neck warmer would make a great gift this holiday season. Or keep one for yourself. It’s perfect for chilly weather and the color is beautiful on anyone. And it’s one of my many free crochet cowl patterns, which is always a plus!

I’ve been stitching up crochet projects like a madwoman. I’ve even been experimenting with stitch patterns, such as the shell stitch in my new Simple Shells Light Wrap. It’s perfect for a walk outdoors or to take on vacation. You could even wear it as a neck warmer.

 

The Lily Crochet Cowl used the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

Lily Cowl Crochet Pattern

NOTES:

Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

    • Hook: U.S. J10/6.0mm
    • Worsted weight yarn – 440 yds (Karaoke Yarn used in these photos)
    • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

    • st = stitch
    • sk = skip
    • ch = chain
    • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE: 14” high x 13.5” wide (folded in half)

The Lily Crochet Cowl used the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

Cowl Pattern

Start by chaining 56 chains

Row 1: 3dc in the 4th chain from the hook, * sk 3 chains, 3dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * across the rest of the row ending with 2 dc in the last stitch. Ch3, turn. (see photo 1)

Photo 1

 

Row 2: 1 dc into the space after the 2 dc’s (photo 2), then dc all the way down into middle chain of that space (ch 2 of the 3 chains) from our initial row of chains making sure to pull up to the same height as your dc before this one (photo 3), 1 dc into the space before the next 3 dc start (photo 4-5); *skip 3 dc, dc into space (photo 6), dc into middle chain from row below, dc into space before next set of 3 dc’s*, repeat from * across rest of row ending with 2 dc in the space between the last 2 dc’s from the previous rows. Ch3, turn.

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Photo 5

Photo 6

 

Row 3: 1 dc into the space after the 2 dc’s, then dc into the middle dc (of the 3 dc below the space) from the previous row making sure to pull up to the same height as the previous dc , 1 dc into the space before the next 3 dc start; *skip 3 dc, dc into space , then dc into the middle dc from the previous row making sure to pull up to the same height as the previous dc , 1 dc into the space before the next 3 dc start*, repeat from * across rest of row ending with 2 dc in the space between the last 2 dc’s from the previous rows. Ch3, turn.

Repeat Row 3 for rest of pattern until you’ve reached 27” inches or desired length.

Finishing: Fold in half and seam the edges together using the whip stitch. Weave in any loose ends.

 

The Lily Crochet Cowl used the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

Check out these other great neck warmer crochet patterns: Button Up Squares Cowl Neck WarmerEasy Breezy Buttoned CowlBig Chunky ScarfWinter Wonderland ScarfHooded Crochet Scarf, Ocean Swell Modius Wrap

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Girls’ Boho Halter Top Crochet Pattern

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We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

Girls’ Boho Halter Top Crochet Pattern

It seemed to take a while to get here this year but summer is officially in full swing. My daughter Noelle and I have moved up to the lake for the summer holidays and are soaking up the amazing weather. 

For me, time at the beach means time to crochet. Anyone who finds me at the beach will see me sitting with my crochet bag alongside my chair and with yarn and a hook in my hands. This year has been no different. My first project was a cute color block crochet tote pattern and then this cute crochet halter top for Noelle.

Sadly, this morning we dropped Noelle off at rhythmic gymnastics camp in the Okanagan. Now, it’s obviously not sad that she’s at gymnastics camp, she’s going to have an amazing time, but it’s just sad for me to be without Noelle for 2 weeks – the longest we’ve ever been away from each other 🙁

If you aren’t familiar with the Okanagan in British Columbia, it’s an incredibly beautiful lake-filled valley where the average summer day is around 35 degrees Celcius in the summer. Needless to say, you want to remain as cool as possible when you’re there.

This is where my idea for this cute crochet halter top pattern comes in. After 9 hours of gymnastics training, starting early in the day, Noelle is going to be very hot after practice and will be heading right to the water to cool off. She might as well stay cool on the way to the beach or pool by wearing this breezy crochet top.

We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

I’ve never made a crochet halter top before but I have to say, I absolutely love this top and it was super easy to make. I whipped up the crochet pattern in only a few hours. The most challenging part of the halter top is crocheting stitches together (double crochet 2 together) but once you’ve got that mastered (it’s really easy) you’ll have this adorable top made before you know it.

Also, if you’re looking for something a little more modest, you could make the bottom part longer or add a fringe to cover more of the belly. However you make it, this crochet top will become your daughter’s (or niece, or granddaughter, or cousin’s) favorite piece of summer wear.

We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

Girls’ Boho Halter Top Crochet Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: G/4.00mm 
  •        Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Ultra Pima in Deep Coral
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

NOTES:

I made this halter top to fit my 12-year-old daughter who is quite small – probably closer to a 9-year-old. But, this pattern is very forgiving as far as size goes as it has the long ties that go around the back and are adjustable and adaptable. I would say this would fit most girls age 7 – 13.

We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

PATTERN:

Chain 81

Row 1: Dc in the 3rd st from the hook and then dc in every chain until you reach the end. Fold the finished piece in half and place a stitch marker in the middle stitch so that you have the same number of stitches on either side of the stitch with the marker in it. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: Ch2 (counts as first dc) and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until you reach the stitch before the stitch marker, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 3: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the stitch before the ch space from the previous row, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch (2 spaces with 1 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 4 – 12: Repeat Row 3 (If you’d like to make this halter top longer, this is where you’d add a few more rows)

Row 13: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x2  (4 spaces with 3 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 14: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x3  (6 spaces with 5 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 15: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x4 (8 spaces with 7 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 16: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x5 (10 spaces with 9 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 17: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x6 (12 spaces with 11 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 18: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x7 (14 spaces with 13 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 19: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x8 (16 spaces with 15 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 20: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x9 (18 spaces with 17 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 21: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x10 (20 spaces with 19 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 22: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x11 (22 spaces with 21 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 23: Ch3, dc, ch, *dc, ch* rep* across row, ending with ch3.

Row 24: Ch3, dc, ch, *dc, ch* rep* across row, ending with ch3.

Now, with the yarn still on your hook keep chaining until you’ve reached the desired length for the top strap (I made it about 12” long). Cut and tie into a tight knot at the end of the strap.

Finish

With your hook on the opposite side of the top of the halter top, attach yarn and chain a strap the same size as your first strap. Cut and tie into a tight knot at the end of the strap.

Next, with your hook in the bottom left corner, attach your yarn and chain a strap to your desired length (I made this strap about 10 inches long but my daughter has a very tiny torso, make your strap the appropriate size for the person who’s wearing it). Cut and tie into a tight knot at the end of the strap. Repeat on the right bottom corner to make the last corner.

If you’d like an embellishment, you could add fringe to the bottom of your halter at this point.

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