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49 Quick and Easy Crochet Afghans

Make these crochet blanket patterns in a jiffy!

By: Annalisa Rodriguez, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Quick and Easy Crochet Afghans

There is one thing that every single home needs: a quick crochet afghan. There's nothing like a warm blanket to add a cozy and homey feel to your living space. These quick and easy crochet blanket patterns are also so beautiful and colorful that they will impress any houseguest and add some style to the room. 

Crochet yourself some quick and easy afghan patterns that are nice and warm for the winter and even summer seasons. Depending on what yarn and stitch you use, you can use your afghan year-round. The colors will help brighten your winter months and keep that pop of color indoors for the summer. Whether you're looking for a full-sized afghan that won't take you forever to make, a smaller throw perfect for your Netflix binges, or a baby blanket that will impress any mom-to-be, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

Illuminate your home with this collection of 49 Quick and Easy Crochet Afghans. Before you dive right in, check out our video tutorial on how to make the World's Easiest Crochet Afghan Pattern. It's the perfect blanket to throw over your couch so you always have something nearby to keep you warm and toasty.

Quick Crochet Blanket Patterns

Winter Cottage Throw

Throw patterns are quick and easy crochet blanket patterns that are medium in size. It usually doesn't cover your whole body, but just a portion of it. Sometimes throws have fringe on the bottom of them so you can distinguish them from a regular sized afghan. 

Crochet throws like this Winter Cottage Throw are also more for your home decor. You can just "throw" your afghan on the couch for a nice decoration or embellishment to the room. Their smaller size also makes them quick and easy crochet patterns to complete. If you have a throw casually strewn on your bed or couch, it really gives the whole room that special touch that shows how much you care about the comfort of your guests. You'll be surprised how something so simple can make your home feel lived-in and like you reside in a cozy cottage all year round.

  • 5 1/2 Hour Throw

    You won't believe that this throw works up in only 5 1/2 hours. It's just the kind of cozy blanket you need to have all year round!

  • Interlocked Granny Throw Blanket

    This afghan uses interlocking yarn instead of a pattern to make an interesting design. It is a classy throw for any occasion and any season. 

  • Granny Square Weekend Wonder

    Who doesn't like making a throw in just one weekend? You can make this afghan as big or as small as you want. 

  • Squares Throw

    Brighten up any room of your home with this colorful throw. The bold, beautiful colors will make an impression!

  • Multicolored Grannyghan Afghan

    This stunning afghan is worked vertically using scraps of yarn, so you can get rid of some of your stash! 

  • Quickest Granny Stripe Crochet Afghan

    This subtly colorful pattern will soon become your favorite out of all your crochet afghan patterns to snuggle up in at night.

  • Surprisingly Simple Christmas Afghan Border

    What a thoughtful gift this festive fleece blanket would make! It's also a fast and easy way to decorate your home for the holidays. 

  • Simply Mad Throw

    How brilliant is this throw?! It's a straightforward pattern that you can adapt however you desire. 

  • Northern Lights Granny Throw

    You'll feel like you're staring at one of nature's most beautiful spectacles when you make this granny throw.

  • Classic Granny Square Throw

    With simple stitches and easy repetition, you will be able to create this elegant throw, no matter what skill level you might be at. It's an ideal beginner project.

  • Dragonfly Throw

    This throw is as vibrant as its namesake, with brilliant purple and pink stripes playing off of each other. It creates a unique pattern that really does look like a dragonfly.

  • Camel Stitch Easy Crochet Blanket

    Learning this easy crochet stitch will allow you to give your blanket an interesting ribbed appearance to add to the soft, welcoming color of the white yarn.

  • Purple Heart Throw

    The rich shade of purple in this pattern makes it perfect for girls of all ages. Make this one into any size blanket you want. 

  • Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket Pattern

    Working up a crochet afghan has never been easier! This blanket can be made in as little as 5 and a half hours because it's worked with two strands. 

  • World's Easiest Afghan

    The texture of the finished afghan makes it look fancy, well-done, and unique even though it only uses single and double crochet.

  • Laid Back Blue Crochet Blanket

    Are you ready for a lazy day of crocheting? This is an easy mile a minute afghan that you work up in strips and you'll probably only spend about a day on it. 

  • Quick n' Cozy Crochet Afghan

    This is the ultimate crochet pattern for beginners. You don't need much experience to make this crochet pattern, and you can crochet it up in a jiffy! 

  • Quick and Easy Jeweled Afghan

    If you're in a pinch for a housewarming gift, you'll love this. You'll probably be able to finish this granny stitch blanket in a day, maybe two depending on your skill. 

  • No Beginning Chain Basket Throw

    This is an easy crochet blanket pattern that you've probably never tried before. You don't start off with a typical chain stitch- you actually do the opposite, making this a unique throw.

Ripple Crochet Afghans

Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket

A ripple afghan often works up pretty quickly. Once the pattern has the first few rows and thereafter you will see a ripple pattern. This is kind of like a wave, which is defined with a nice ripple design. Plus, afghans like this Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket often feature popular chevron crochet patterns.

You can crochet these ripple afghans easily in one solid color, or try them in multiple colors to make it easier to see the ripple pattern. These quick and easy crochet blankets are beautiful once they are completed. They will add a whole spectacle of brilliant color to the room. You might even look forward to coming home and cozying up under something so bright and cheerful during the dreary days of winter when you're awaiting the warm days of summer.

  • Ribbed Ripple Reversible Afghan

    There's so much texture in this pattern that's easy to work up. The whole pattern repeats the same row. 

  • Lace Ripple Afghan

    This afghan is perfect for a cool spring or summer night.  The open lacework allows the material to breath while still keeping you covered. 

  • Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan

    It's incredible how much a simple afghan can transform the look of any room, especially when it has such a trendy chevron look. 
     

  • Colorful Chevron Afghan

    Inspired by the Missoni for Target collection, this afghan is a beautiful imitation of the infamous Missoni chevron design. 

  • Triple Ripple Crochet Afghan Pattern

    Light and breezy, this throw pattern is easy on the eyes, too. Chevron is in, and this pattern will give you some practice with the trendy style.

  • Rustic Ripple Crochet Afghan

    The neutral yarn colors chosen to crochet this afghan make this a perfect pattern to make not only for yourself, but also for the men in your life. 

  • Comfy Chevron Crochet Blanket

    You'll be so reluctant to get up from the couch when you're curled up in this insanely cozy blanket. Comfy and stylish -- what more could you ask for?

  • Simple Chevron Blanket

    Bring in spring with this blanket that is easy to work up and has just the right amount of color for any room in the house. 

  • Eyelet Ripple Crocheted Afghan

    Simply repeat the same row over and over again to complete this afghan. It will look so elegant draped over your living room sofa.

  • Ripple in Time Throw

    This super soft throw features a variety of stitches, giving it amazing texture and versatility. It's the perfect blanket to curl up with on the couch.

  • Stop and Stare Crocheted Afghan

    The bright colors of this ripple afghan really are mesmerizing. You can customize this by choosing among five different sizes and crocheting it in your favorite colors.

Crochet Baby Afghans

Puddles of Love Baby Blanket

Some people consider baby afghans to be a bit easier than an adult-sized afghan. There is less yarn required and it'll take you less time to crochet as it's a smaller size.

These baby afghans will definitely keep your sleeping baby nice and warm. A blanket like this Puddles of Love Baby Blanket can make a great homemade gift idea for an expectant mom-to-be. Crochet a lovey blanket for a one day crochet afghan pattern, or stick with regular baby crochet afghans that are a little faster to work up.

  • Baby Ripple Afghan

    Every baby needs their own special blanket that they'll cherish even as a grown adult. This blanket is beautiful and warm, so it's the perfect pattern to make for the little one in your life.

  • Baby's Favorite Blanket

    The double V-stitch is a pretty crochet stitch that can be used for scarves, cowls, shawls and in this case, blankets. 

  • Rainbow Sunshine Lovey Blanket

    Hello, sunshine! This precious lovey blanket is perfect for any little baby. This bright, multicolored blanket will look great in any nursery room. 

  • One Skein Lilac Blanket

    Beautiful light purple yarn makes this an excellent choice for a spring baby, but you're welcome to use any color. It works up quickly, making this a wonderful choice for baby showers.

  • Effortless Baby Afghan

    All you need are two skeins of each three colors to complete this baby blanket. New moms will love cradling their new little baby in a homemade baby blanket like this.

  • Nana's Favorite Baby Blanket

    Neutral colors and a timeless design come together to create this blanket. It's essentially a very large, multicolored granny square, so its construction is simple. 

  • Makin' Squares Blanket

    If you love granny square patterns, then you have to work up this Makin' Squares Blanket, which is crocheted in rounds like a supersized 39 x 39-inch granny square! 

  • Feather and Fan Baby Blanket

    This baby blanket creates a phenomenal striped wave pattern that uses the straightforward foundation single crochet stitch. 

  • Gray Grandma Baby Blanket

    On a rainy day, a new mom will love to snuggle under this blanket with her baby for comfort and warmth. The simplicity of this makes it an ideal heirloom, to be passed on to the next generation. 

  • Cuddly Teddy Bear Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

    This teddy bear design is so cute, and it has an interesting pixelated style. It uses a corner-to-corner crochet method that will be easy to master but still makes sure that your blanket pattern stands out. 

  • Easy Baby Afghan Tutorial

    Whip up this comfy, chunky blanket in no time. Since the pattern is so simple, it can even easily be used to create an adult-size version.

  • Oceanic Baby Blanket

    The calming blue colors and the subtle striped shell design of this blanket will definitely add a soothing and comforting feel to any baby nursery.

  • Baby Boy Blanket

    This easy and lightweight baby blanket would make a gorgeous baby shower gift. It is made mainly with double crochet stitches, and you can easily switch up the colors. 

  • Simple Elegant Baby Blanket

    You will have so much fun making this beginner-friendly baby blanket that only looks complicated. It's such a charming and beautifully colored baby afghan.

  • Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket

    This trendy baby blanket would be a hit at any baby shower. It's such a warm and toasty option that will be every mom's go-to.

  • Dreamy Waves Baby Blanket

    You'll be amazed how quickly this magical baby blanket works up. This self-striping blanket is made with bulky yarn for extra coziness. 

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