Top O’ the Mornin’ to Ya! 7 Easy Aran Afghan Patterns
It might just be nostalgia for my Irish dancing days, but I’ve always absolutely loved aran patterns. From aran sweaters to socks, some of my fondest memories of fall and winter have been of wrapping up in comfy clothes and drinking hot chocolate by the window. But as any aran fan knows, those sweaters (the quality ones, mind you) are darned expensive.
The best are all handmade, as machines can’t handle the intricate designs or stitch tightness the way your good old-fashioned hands can. And if there’s going to be hot chocolate involved, I’m not going to risk spilling it on a pricey, one-of-a-kind, nearly-white sweater!
Enter an aran you might not have seen – in afghan form! What better way to bundle up than with a crochet afghan? They’re not hard to make on your own (with our easy crochet patterns for inspiration) and the end result is a gorgeous throw that can be kept in the family as an heirloom for generations. A crochet blanket is the perfect way to appreciate an aran pattern, which is enough on its own without you also having to finagle it into a complicated kind of sweater. You don’t have to hail from the Irish homeland to adore these gorgeous afghan crochet patterns, so grab your hook and let’s get started!
Aran Nosegay Crochet Throw
This throw is so beautiful it will remind you of Ireland with its bobbles and dimensional designs. Free crochet patterns are great when you get the tradition of Irish Aran designs. For a classic crochet afghan, this Aran Nosegay Crochet Throw is one of the most popular around. With its stunning and delicate details and comforting thickness, you won't be able to resist it.
A Vintage Inspired crochet blanket with square motifs that remind me of sweet nostalgic Edelweiss flowers. You can use any worsted weight (aran weight) yarn to make this blanket that is the size given. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook – bear in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket Pattern
You've probably admired gorgeous lace afghans in other people's homes but now it's your turn to captivate your guests with the Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket. You'll definitely be in love with the afghan that comes out of this pattern; we know we are! Work it up before the holidays to have a blanket everyone will want to curl up in by the fire. Plus, since it's exclusive to AllFreeCrochet, you won't find any other like it elsewhere.
Between Ridges Blanket
"Between the Ridges Blanket is so cozy and comfy that you’ll never want to leave. Snuggle up with a warm drink and good book or ready to those little sweeties under your handmade blanket. Whatever your style of relaxing is, Between the Ridges will keep you toasty snug. This squishy blanket is made with worsted weight yarn and your favorite 6mm hook. I chose Paintbox Aran in Melon Sorbet, which is a gorgeous peachy orange. My favorite thing about this blanket is that the border is made as you go! I kinda love it."
With this beautiful aran baby blanket crochet pattern, you’ll create an heirloom that will be cherished from birth through toddlerhood and generations after. The classic stripes and stitch definition create a baby afghan that is both traditional and modern.
Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Blanket
Use the Granny Spike Crochet Stitch to create this bright and colourful crochet aran blanket! The Granny Spike Stitch is an addictive stitch you will love to crochet! You can use any Aran Weight/Worsted Weight yarn to make this blanket.
Criss Cross Crochet Blanket
"The Criss Cross Blanket is a deceptively easy solid granny square crochet blanket that uses beginner stitches and clever construction to create a fabulously delicate yet cosy look and feel."
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