20 FREE Crochet Afghan Patterns

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This year-long celebration began with crochet afghan pattern submissions from favorite designers, combined with the ten reader’s choices. Once the afghan crochet patterns were all created, the team assembled the afghan, then auctioned it off to charity. We then collected all twenty squares along with crochet afghan instructions, and put them together in this handy eBook.

Get ready to explore the many versatile options that crocheted afghans have to offer. Beginners will love learning how to crochet a blanket one easy square at a time, while more experienced crocheters will love tackling design elements such as cables and Tunisian. What are you waiting for? Download your eBook and start your own chain reaction with these free afghan patterns to crochet!

Here are just a few of the crochet afghan patterns you’ll find inside:

Double Twist

Learn how to do this double twist crochet afghan pattern.
By Drew Emborsky
You’ll use front and back post crochet stitches to create rows of ribbed cables. This easy square begins with an elastic foundation double-crochet base and uses a quickly memorized pattern repeat.

Woven Arrowheads

Learn how to do this woven arrowheads crochet afghan pattern.
By Lily M. Chin
This crochet afghan pattern can be oriented vertically or horizontally. Chain stitches are used to create the eye-catching arrowhead pattern.

Picture Frame

Learn how to do this picture frame crochet afghan pattern.
By Lily M. Chin
This pattern elegantly combines cluster shells and front post double crochets to create a dense lace afghan square.

Circle Star

Learn how to do this circle star crochet afghan pattern.
By Julie Yeager
You’ll begin with a crocheted cluster star at its center. The lacey edging worked around this crocheted star forms a circle and then a square.

Ripples on a Coral Reef

Learn how to do this ripples on a coral reef crochet afghan pattern.
By Victoria Hewerdine Thornton
By using chain loops and double crochet stitches, you’ll create an openwork lace square inspired by water ripples.

Over Under Square

Learn how to do this over under square crochet afghan pattern.
By D. Jacob “Jake” Wildstrom
You’ll create this intricate afghan square by weaving five double crochet rectangles in an easy over/under pattern.

Gather up your crochet group and make your own Chain Reaction Afghan to donate together! Of course, you can also make crochet afghans on your own, but enjoying the process together makes it even more fun. This free eBook is a great tool for learning new stitches and color combinations too. Use the colors we selected, make your own color choices or make a colorful stash-buster crocheted afghan. Start creating crochet afghans today!

The Chain Reaction Afghan, a yearlong online and print venture, links the work of professional and emerging designers in a single, twenty-square afghan. We asked well-known designers to create squares that embodied their distinct styles. Then we asked members to load images of your original designs on Crochet Me. Ten of these member submitted squares, and 10 designer squares were then published in a series of issues of Interweave Crochet. Once it was all said and done the final afghan was assembled into this stunning design shown here, and auctioned off for charity.

You can now enjoy this exclusive selection of crochet afghan patterns and learn how to crochet a blanket of your own. Make one of each square or design your own afghan crochet pattern using a selection of patterns. When you’re done, be sure you share your finished blanket in our Crochet Me photo gallery. We’re ready if you are, just download today to get started.



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