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How to Crochet a Blanket: 70 Patterns

By: Christine Weiher, Editor for AllFreeCrochet

You know you're a crochet addict when you stay up at all hours trying to finish most of your project. "Just let me get through this last row", as you said two hours ago. Whether you're just learning how to crochet or you've been doing so for years, the second you put yarn on a hook you instantly become addicted.

While working up larger projects such as blankets and afghans, it's so hard to put your hook down, especially when learning how to crochet a blanket. The adrenaline rushes and you get so excited to see your blanket come to life that you just don't want to stop. I finally know how to make a blanket, but at first it wasn't easy. Crochet afghan patterns come in all shapes, sizes and stitches. Once you know how to crochet a blanket you'll also learn they can be made different ways. Some are made in rows, others in rounds, and some use motifs and granny squares.

The crocheted afghans we have are not only beautiful crochet designs, but some of these printable patterns are almost too pretty for use! Sometimes it's just nice to have a blanket laying across your bed or the couch for all to see. If you're scared to try something new we're here to teach you how to crochet a blanket. We promise you'll enjoy it!

How to Crochet a Blanket: 70 Patterns

  1. Brightly Colored Windchime Afghan - This printable pattern is one of our most popular patterns to date. The colorful panels will brighten any room and best of all; this is an easy crochet pattern to work up!
  2. Old Maid's Puzzle - The puzzle graph will help teach you how to make a blanket, particularly this one. The lacy crocheted edging makes it a feminine blanket, too.
  3. Butterfly Throw - This printable pattern is beautiful for women and little girls alike. The pink and white crochet colors go beautifully together. Spread your wings and fly with this too cute crocheted afghan.
  4. Quaint Apple Basket Afghan - If you're from the country or just love the country you should learn how to crochet a blanket so you can work this one up. The details are exquisite on this design.
  5. Country Star Afghan - This afghan utilizes the Tunisian knit stitch making it a stunning piece. The chart provided shows you how to stitch up the country star.
  6. Wavy Shell Blanket - The shell stitch is a fun pattern to work through, especially if you use bright contrasting crochet colors to really represent the wavy look. Watch the videos on how to make this blanket.
  7. Easy Baby Lazy Wave Afghan - Crochet afghan patterns like this are perfect for baby showers and expectant mothers. Light pastels make this a perfect blanket for baby.
  8. Citrus Smoothie Throw - Once you know how to crochet a granny square you should definitely crochet this throw. The bright colors are amazing for the summer season.
  9. Baby Ripple Afghan - This colorful afghan is the perfect size for newborns. It's important to keep them warm and cozy; best of all, handmade gifts can be kept forever.


Crochet Butterfly Throw Baby Ripple Crochet Afghan Country Star Afghan

Now that you know how to crochet a blanket, try your hand at 11 granny square crochet patterns. You might also like these 22 free crochet afghan patterns and our 28 cute baby blanket crochet patterns. I promise, once you know how to crochet a blanket you'll want to make every one of them out there!


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.ripple ois so versitile the colors, weight texture all changements too its looks and embellish


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