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16 Free Southwest Afghan Crochet Patterns

Discover southwest crochet patterns inspired by traditional Navajo designs and more! You'll love these free native american crochet patterns.

By: Editors of AllFreeCrochet.com
16 Free Southwest Afghan Crochet Patterns

Adding southwest elements to your home is an excellent way to embrace cozy Americana decor. These cozy Native American-inspired patterns feature simple geometric designs that resemble nostalgic Navajo designs, amazing Aztec patterns, and more.

Every single one of the crochet afghan patterns on this list is free to download, making it easy and cheap to work up an afghan you can be proud of!

Each design comes with a suggested color palette, but you could always later the design to fit your personal style. Add a pop of color to more monotone designs or even tone down bright patterns for something subdued. You will love how these free western crochet afghan patterns look in your home!


Did you know that many tribes originally created weaving patterns and blankets for utilitarian purposes? While the designs were beautiful, they were often used as saddles, in the home, or as beds. When settlers and eventually tourists started pouring into the west, many tribes bartered these blankets for other goods. The Navajo even began creating more intricate and colorful blankets to match tourists tastes for something eclectic and bright.

 

Southwest, Western, and Native American Inspired Crochet Patterns

Wild West Sunset Lapghan

This charming southwest pattern combines dusty sunset colors with geometric patterns that resemble traditional Navajo designs. While this project might look complicated, it is actually pretty easy to work up. You will, however, have to switch colors often as this pattern uses 7 colors of worsted weight yarn.

Wild West Sunset Lapghan

Modern Camping Blanket Pattern

Big, bold, and beautiful, this southwest inspired crochet pattern uses lightweight yarn. Combining Native American-inspired design with bright and bold modern colors, this free afghan pattern is perfect as an accent piece you can cuddle under/

Modern Camping Blanket Pattern

In-the-Round Square Navajo Lap Blanket

Worked up in earth tones, this intermediate crochet afghan pattern is a comfy alternative to some of the bolder projects featured in this list. Ideal for cozy nights in, this traditional design will look lovely in any home.

In-the-Round Square Navajo Lap Blanket

Mountain Mist Afghan

This gorgeous crochet afghan pattern from our friends at Yarnspirations is easy to create and uses 5 different yarn hues to accomplish the zig-zag effect.

Mountain Mist Afghan

Native American Fish Themed Granny Square

Inspired by the tribes of the Pacific Northwest, this stunning granny square is an extra complicated pattern that is worth the extra work. You could easily work up a few of these projects to make an intricate blanket that alternates between Native American crochet designs and simple granny squares.

Native American Fish Themed Granny Square

Southwestern Mosaic Cross Throw

This stunning design is available to download from our friends at Ravelry.com. Complicated and completely worth the time, this intricate mosaic crochet pattern resembles stunning Aztec designs.

Southwestern Mosaic Cross Throw

Navajo Inspired Crochet Afghan Pattern

This striped crochet afghan is ideal for just about any home and decor style. Since the rainbow design incorporates 10 different skeins of yarn, there's surely a hue to match your home. It doesn't get more southwest than this pattern.

Navajo Inspired Crochet Afghan Pattern

Apache Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Apache Tears Crochet Blanket Pattern is a popular crochet pattern because it combines unique stitches with colorful yarn choices to make a bold statement. While this particular pattern looks a little complicated, it is actually pretty easy!

Apache Crochet Blanket Pattern

Aztec Medallions Afghan

This bright and beautiful crochet design uses extra large granny squares to achieve it's stylish and classic look. Designed to look like popular Aztec calendar designs, this colorful blanket is cozy enough to snuggle under and gorgeous enough to display.

Aztec Medallions Afghan

Indian Stripe Afghan

This vintage crochet design is a stunning way to add a simple motif to your projects without committing to a long-term project. Add an American Indian accent to simple worsted weight afghan for a surprisingly stunning impact.

Indian Stripe Afghan

Puzzled Triangles Afghan

This puzzle afghan pattern might not have originally been designed to show off southwest flair but it is easy to see why it makes the list. The contrast between bold colors with the white background intermingled with geometric designs resembles a more modern take on Navajo-inspired designs.

Puzzled Triangles Afghan

Hooked on Color Afghan

Worked up in a variety of colorful fall colors, this southwest design is an intermediate pattern that uses a stitch similar to the popular Apache Tears look. Plush and bulky, this pattern might be beautiful, but it is cozy, too!

Hooked on Color Afghan

Modular Southwest Afghan

This modular design is an intermediate pattern that is worked flatted. You will create several panels of stunning designs before seaming them together. Head on over to Ravelry to check out this southwest crochet pattern. be sure to check out the examples for some alternatives to the original color scheme.

Modular Southwest Afghan

Southwest Sunburst C2C Afghan Pattern

This stunning corner to corner afghan pattern comes with a free graph, making it easy to achieve the bright, beautiful, and traditional design. Using medium weight yarn, this afghan pattern is easier than it looks. 

Southwest Sunburst C2C Afghan Pattern

Navajo Blanket Crochet Shrug Pattern

Though this southwest shrug may not be a traditional afghan pattern, we thought it should make the list. The Navajo inspired design is absolutely too chic to pass by. Designed for body shapes of all sizes, you'll love this one size fits all pattern.

Navajo Blanket Crochet Shrug Pattern

Southwestern Crochet Blanket Square

Whether you're looking to add just a hint of the southwest to an upcoming project or are ready to commit to a granny square blanket full of these delightful squares, you can't get more southwest than this square pattern. Just like traditional Navajo blankets, this charming crochet square uses four different colors of yarn and multiple stitches to achieve a complex pattern.

Southwestern Crochet Blanket Square

Do you like to decorate with Southwestern themes in your home?

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This is a splendid collection if youre looking for something to highlight a Southwestern dcor. Ive worked a few of these already (or at least made a brave attempt). While theyre not truly Native American patterns, they do pay homage to those traditions like the Fish Themed Granny Square. That Mosaic Cross is just mesmerizing! Thats one of those bucket list projects for me.

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