Green Friendly Afghan

Green Friendly Afghan
Green Friendly Afghan

Get eco-friendly by using this crochet afghan pattern. This is an easy pattern and a smart choice for those who care about the environment. Calls for an I/9 hook. Make this free crochet afghan pattern to celebrate Earth Day. The blue and green colors will look great in anyone's living room. The neutral colors are also nice for a Father's Day gift idea.


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

One size: 45"/114 cm wide x 50"/127 cm long


  • Caron International's Simply Soft Eco (80% Acrylic, 20% NatureSpun™ Polyester):
    8 oz A, 15 oz B, 12 oz C;
    Shown in: #0034 Black (A), #0024 Ocean Mist (B) #0020 Forest Floor (C),
  • US size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle

In stitch pattern, 12 sts and 12 rows = 4"/10 cm. Gauge is not critical for this project.

Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st).

To change color at end of row: Work last stitch of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Drop old color, continue work with new color. You may fasten off the old color or carry it loosely up the side of the piece. If you choose to carry unused colors up the side of the piece, take care to cover these strands when working the border.

With A, chain 140.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—139 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last sc, changing to B, turn—34 3-sc groups.
Row 3: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *3 dc in center sc of next 3-sc group, ch 1; repeat from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, *sc in next 3 dc, ch1; repeat from * to turning ch, sc in second ch of turning ch, changing to A, turn.
Row 5: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc around ch-3 sp of Row 2 and ch-1 sps of Rows 3 and 4 simultaneously, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to last ch-1 sp, sc around ch-3 sp of Rows and ch-1 sps of Rows 3 and 4 simultaneously, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2, changing to C in last st.
Rows 7 and 8: With C, repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 9–149: Maintaining color sequence of 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C; repeat Rows 5–8, then repeat Row 5 once more.
Row 150: Continuing with A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off B and C, do not fasten off A.

Rnd 1: Continuing with A, ch 1, sc evenly around all edges of afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.


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Anyone know what number of stitches to add/subtract to change the width?

Where is the photo?

Hi joswan, The photo should be appearing now - thanks! Julia, AllFreeCrochet editor

Love the Green Friendly Afghan and am presently crocheting one. Would love to see more afghan patters featuring three colors and only dropping colors at the end of the row instead of fastening off. Thank you.

Caron Simply Soft Eco yarn is discontinued, so will have to substitute another worsted weight yarn. It's hard to find the so-called green or eco yarns these days.

What kind of yarn is this calling for? Do you have a specific brand that works well? The weight alone doesn't tell me enough.

I see the canon. Where can it be purchased?

The yarn used for this pattern is Caron International's Simply Soft Eco (80% Acrylic, 20% NatureSpun Polyester). It can be purchased from Caron's site or from a local craft store. Thanks - AllFreeCrochet Editors

Thank you for all the wonderful free patterns you post here :) I would, however, appreciate it if you could show the completed projects closer up. This particular pattern is very difficult to see. Thanks again!


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