This list of crochet afghan patterns contains some of my own creations as well as favorites from other amazing creators. I grew up with my great grandmother making afghans on a regular basis. In fact, I still have a few in my linen closet today. There is truly nothing as warm and comforting on a cold day than an afghan.
Crochet Afghan Blanket Patterns
As I gathered afghan and blanket patterns, I looked for options that were not just functional, but beautiful. Crocheting is a true art form, so why not showcase your skill in patterns on useful blankets? I love the basic thick crocheted afghan I can add to my office chair for chilly mornings just as much as the intricate details of a baby afghan for the nursery. I hope you find as much joy in these patterns as I have.
How Many Skeins of Yarn do You Need for an Afghan?
Most average afghans will require between 10-15 skeins of yarn to create. Some patterns that are smaller for use as a lap blanket or throw, will use only 6-7 skeins.
This also depends upon the actual pattern of the afghan. For instance, a loosely crocheted pattern with larger weight yarn may require fewer skeins than one of the tighter patterns with thinner yarns. Rather than guessing at the number of skeins needed, pick a pattern you love, and purchase the suggested amount within the pattern.
How Much Time Does it Take to Crochet an Afghan?
How much time do you have to dedicate to crocheting?
There really is no set amount of time for making a blanket or afghan. As a beginner, it can take you 2-3 times the amount of time working as it might someone who is an expert. Another factor at play comes with how difficult the individual pattern is to create. A simple stitch will go much faster than a pattern with flowers like some of the ones below.
You may even need to factor in the time it takes for a thin yarn versus a thicker yarn. The small chevron pattern below will take much longer than a typical granny stripe afghan.
Flower Accent Crochet Afghan Pattern
This accented blanket has multiple options for making unique. It is an intermediate skillset required, but it can be an excellent first option for a beginner who is looking to grow and improve their skills.
Cozy Dreams Texture Puff Stitch Crochet Pattern
This textured blanket is a beautiful option you will love creating. The simple addition of puff stitching adds little blocks of design that upgrade the look and helps show off your skillset.
Easy Classic Crochet Blanket Pattern
A classic pattern striped crochet blanket is a great way to step your foot into bigger projects. This one has simple steps to follow and is beautiful once completed.
Rippled Fast Crochet Blanket Pattern
When I think of a crocheted blanket, this is the pattern that comes to mind. Simple, rippled, and beautiful. It is a simple cable pattern, but only smaller. It really is beautiful when displayed and the tighter weave makes it warm in the winter.
Bulky Crochet Afghan Pattern
I love a nice bulky pattern on a blanket and this one just fits that description beautifully. It is both heavy enough to keep me warm in the colder months, while also being light enough to use as a throw on warm summer days.
Wundren Baby Blanket Pattern
This beautiful patterned crochet blanket is a striped option that I love creating. I used subtle tones of blue and orange that really makes this feel homey. You can use any color combination and have equally beautiful results.
Crochet Owl Blanket Pattern
If you love owls, this is definitely going to be a favorite blanket pattern. An intricately detailed pattern, there are tons of ways to showcase colors in this blanket. I find it ideal for a baby nursery with the bright primary colors, but could be made with pastel or earth tones and become a great throw for any room.
The Nancy Bulky Crochet Pattern
This large bulky crochet pattern is a favorite pattern of mine. Large loose stitches give this a light and airy feeling while also being bulky enough to provide warmth.
The Hudson Cabled Afghan Pattern
A cabled blanket is a beautiful choice with these delicate details of striped cables throughout. I love the look of this as a larger blanket used on a bedspread or bed covering.
Morro Bay Thick Crochet Afghan Pattern
If you like the thicker ribbed patterns in blankets, this is a basic design that this pattern offers. It is utterly beautiful and oh, so warm when cold weather hits!
Buttons and Braids Crochet Afghan
Oh, how beautiful this pattern is! I love the simple braided look and the button adornments on the ends. This is a great blanket to make and use as a gift for others.
Amazing Star Pattern Afghan
These star blocks are absolutely gorgeous! I love how detailed and vintage this pattern is for creating a blanket. This is definitely not your classic afghan.
Crocheted Chevron Blanket Pattern
This is a finely stitched chevron-patterned blanket. I find this multi-colored pattern is a beautiful choice for a longer project. With a thinner yarn used, it takes longer to complete, but the result is stunning.
Fields and Flowers Afghan Pattern
This brightly colored striped afghan is a great addition to any project basket. I love the beautiful stripes and colors used, but also the variety of stitches that give each stripe a different feel. The result is a beautiful patterned blanket that can be used as a throw, displayed on a wall, or even made large enough to use as a bed covering.
Shells Wave Pattern Afghan
The shells pattern is one of my all-time favorites. This large version makes a delicate, almost lace appearance, on a functional blanket you will love using every day.
Rippled Crochet Afghan Pattern
This rippled blanket is a beautiful pattern you will fall in love with making. A combination of zig zags and ripples not only creates a luxurious blanket but a showpiece you will love.
Rainy Day Flowers Crochet Afghan Pattern
What an adorable option! This rainy day flower pattern is much more intricate than most, but the result is absolutely stunning!
Rusty the Giraffe Crochet Blanket
How beautiful this would be in a toddler’s room or a nursery! I love the intricacies of the pattern and how it truly creates a perfect giraffe. This is the ideal baby shower present project.
Swirly Pattern Crochet Afghan Pattern
How gorgeous is this? I love the simple swirling pattern on this blanket complete with colorful tassels on the ends. This one is definitely a blanket for the expert but is one you can keep in your project basket and work on slowly to help build your skills.
Boho Gypsy Crochet Afghan Pattern
The stunning jewel tones on this pattern make it an elegant and functional option for your next project. A star/flower pattern combined with scalloped edges really makes this fairly simple project look like it took an expert to complete.
Southwest Pattern Afghan Pattern
If you love the zig zag pattern of many southwest themed items, you will fall in love with this beautiful design. I love the jade and earth tones of the pattern, and that it can also be used in any color pattern you prefer.
Easy Granny Stripe Crochet Afghan
When I think of an afghan, I always remember this style that my great grandmother made when I was a child. Often, hers had rather ugly color patterns as she would use any scrap yarn she had on hand. However, the love behind them was always the same. Simple, beautiful, and functional.
Vintage Crochet Christmas Afghan
A vintage crochet pattern comes to life in bright Christmas colors! I love this easy to make blanket pattern and know it is a perfect project for the novice crocheter.
Crochet Flower Blanket Pattern
A brightly colored pattern brings simple crocheted flowers to life. This is a beautiful pattern for the experienced crochet fan.
Pattern: Art Fire
Crochet African Flower Afghan Pattern
This stunning flower pattern is a perfect way to make an afghan not just warm and inviting, but stunning to display. I love this simple tutorial and the different color varieties you can use with it to match your decor.
Pattern: Fab Art DIY
Rose Pattern Crochet Afghan Patterns
This rose pattern is a much simpler option compared to others but turns out stunning. I know you’ll love this creation and can make it in a multitude of colors.
Pattern: Crochet Kingdom
Crocodile Flower Crochet Afghan Pattern
If you are an expert and want a project to keep you busy, this pattern is beautiful. Large intricate flowers come together to create a beautiful blanket everyone is proud to use.
Pattern: 1 Dog Woof
Puff Stitch Flower Blanket Pattern
The epitome of feminine beauty in stitch is in this pattern. Beautiful delicate puff stitched flowers are made individually then connected to form a stunning blanket.
Pattern: The Whoot
Ombre Rippled Afghan Pattern
This blanket creates ripples in the pattern by varying the stitching and colors used. I love the ombre color effect but could see it being beautiful with any color choices.
Pattern: Rescued Paw Designs
Zig Zag Rainbow Crochet Afghan
This afghan blanket is made with a simple rainbow colored zig zag stitch pattern that is simple enough for a beginner, but beautiful enough an expert will want to make and share as well.
Pattern: Crochet Kingdom