The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand


The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand


The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand

The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand

Afghans are one of the most popular patterns for knitters and crocheters to create. Knit and crochet afghan patterns are a quick and easy way to decorate your home while also adding a touch of comfort to your decor. If you've been wanting to give your home a mini makeover without spending a lot of money, homemade blankets are a great option to keep in mind. They can be used as decor for your sofa, loveseat, or bed. When you're ready to curl up and relax on the couch with a good book or catch up on your favorite TV show, your homemade blanket will be there to help keep you cozy. Afghans can also be taken on-the-go with you and keep you warm when you're at the beach, park, or outdoor sporting event.

It's always fun to select your next afghan pattern because there are such a wide variety of patterns to choose from including motif afghans, ripple afghans, granny square afghans, and more. Below, you will find our latest collection of the most popular patterns for afghans. These 16 knit and crochet afghan patterns from Lion Brand include knit afghan patterns, crochet afghan patterns, baby afghan patterns, and granny square afghan patterns. No matter what your skill level is, there is a popular pattern for everyone. You'll find a wide variety of both knit and crochet afghan patterns that you'll want to get started on right away.

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Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 135 year-old brand that has been family owned and operated for 5 generations. The company is devoted to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters with yarns, patterns, how-tos and ideas that elevate their yarn crafting experience.

For this collection, we selected 16 of our most popular afghan patterns—out of nearly 800—to share with you. They range in skill level from beginner to experienced in both knit and crochet patterns. You can view all 5000 of our patterns online at There, you’ll also find tutorials, detailed information about every one of our yarn lines, featuring more than 450 total colorways, and other yarn crafting information.

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Knit Afghan Patterns

Fast Finish ThrowFast Finish Throw: Not only is this homemade knit afghan pattern absolutely gorgeous, but it's quick and easy to make, too. Lion Brand Jiffy yarn in three different colors is used to complete this free knit afghan. This bulky weight yarn is velvety soft to the touch, which makes it super cozy to curl up with on the couch. Bulky yarn like this is also known for being quick to work up, so this gorgeous afghan is quick to knit. It measures 34 inches by 54 inches when complete, excluding fringe. This quick and easy knit afghan will look great draped over your living room sofa or chair. It would also make a great homemade gift idea for new homeowners or new neighbors.


Crochet Afghan Patterns

Spiral Crocheted AfghanSpiral Crocheted Afghan: If you'd like to break away from the standard rectangular shape of crochet afghan patterns, this spiral afghan is a great pattern to crochet. It's an intermediate crochet pattern that is made using Lion Brand Homespun yarn. Although any color yarn can be used to complete this free crochet afghan pattern, the pastel colors shown here give this blanket a calm and relaxing look. It will definitely make any room of your home seem even more cozy and inviting. Bulky weight yarn makes this a quick crochet pattern to complete. It measures 54 inches from point to point. Step outside of your comfort zone and put your crochet skills to the test with this free crochet afghan pattern. Spiral crocheted afghans are quickly becoming one of the most popular patterns for afghans because of the unique shape and design.


Baby Afghan Patterns

Sunshine Day Baby ThrowSunshine Day Baby Throw: Add a pop of color to your home or baby's nursery with this easy knit afghan pattern. Lion Brand Cotton Ease and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn in a variety of colors is needed to complete this baby afghan pattern. The sporadic dashes of color throughout this popular afghan pattern is created by knitting with two different colors at the same time. This technique also creates a super warm and cozy baby afghan that is perfect for your new little bundle of joy. Knowing how to do the knit stitch is all you need to complete this free knit afghan pattern. The rainbow colors make it a perfect pattern for any baby, regardless of gender.



Afghans with a Granny Square Pattern

Patch Sampler ThrowPatch Sampler Throw: Homemade blankets come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Throws are one of the most popular patterns for afghans because of their smaller size. They are the perfect blanket to use when you're having a family movie night or when you snuggle up on the couch with your favorite magazine or book. This multicolored Patch Sampler Throw is especially popular because of the neat geometric design and the beautiful variety of colors. The rich and bold colors will definitely add a pop of color to any room. You're also able to perfect your skills with this free knit afghan pattern by Lion Brand because of the different textured patches that are included in this blanket. Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn is used to complete this popular knit afghan.



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There are so many amazing knit and crochet afghan patterns from Lion Brand for you to choose from in this free eBook. These popular patterns for afghans are an ideal way for you to change the look of any room of your house with minimal spending. You can customize the look of practically any afghan to complement the overall decor of the home. This collection of knit and crochet afghan patterns are absolutely irresistible; you won't even know which one to make first. Simply download your free copy of The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand for instant access to these patterns and more. With your copy of The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand, you can also subscribe to our Hooked on Crochet newsletter to become part of a fabulous and friendly crochet community. In subscribing to the newsletter you will receive:

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If you've been looking for an easy and cost-effective way to spruce up your home decor, then you definitely should get to work on any one of these popular afghan patterns. As soon as you complete one pattern, you won't be able to stop; completing an afghan is a great sense of accomplishment. Download your free copy of The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand and join in on the fun with our newsletter.

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hellofromjackie 4587591: Your last sentence was totally unnecessary. Some people, like myself, have brain injuries and are unable to think beyond basic instruction and lack foresight to complete beyond what is provided. So yes, having instructions and add-on suggestions helps greatly. Although your post was over a year ago, I hope you have learned to bridle your tongue a little better since then. Sign me - a Retired Vet (with brain injuries)

The pattern for the Carnival Candy Baby Blanket was very difficult to get to the point of downloading. Usually we are able to read the pattern right away but this time I had to go in circles three times before I was sent to a site called Rivaly that then had me download it on my hard drive to get the pattern. Very frustrating. I hope that you will make reading the pattern easier in the future.

Maybe it's just me, but after a few minutes scrolling around, clicking on places I thought would help me to download the book, I lucked into the place that showed me it was required for me to register or sign up thru my choice of social media. When I clicked on my FB I was able to get the book downloaded. WHEW! Hope this helps anyone else.

Hi, I can't find my book that has the pattern. It has fringe around the sides of each color. the first is like an off white, carrot, winter mix, green, and coffee. Could you help me out? Thanks.RF.

Beautiful patterns! Most look pretty easy.

Only SEVEN of the SIXTEEN patterns are for CROCHET! Out of those seven, THREE of them are pieced together squares with NO EDGING. Having NO EDGING on a pieced together afghan weakens it and makes it likely to come apart at the seams. It also makes it look uneven, sloppy, and poorly made!

You can always add your own edging to the afghan and thus customize it to you. :-)

As an experienced crocheter I realize that, but one of the patterns with no edging was for a "beginner". When the "beginner" finishes all the instructions and the blanket doesn't look even or looks like it's not "finished", that could discourage them from trying another. It certainly isn't a confidence booster, which is what the beginning crocheter needs.

Char 55: if you crochet the squares together and they seem weak or sloppy.. put an edging around the afghan. It isn't difficult to do and the afghan will not look sloppy, uneven or poorly made. Must you have directions for everything?

I accidentally liked this comment. It was not very nice.

You are correct. We can always add edging. Or change any pattern we want to improve. Thank-you

Maravilhoso !! Gostei demais do trabalho " Patch Sampler Throw" Farei um para mim, com certeza. Obrigada pelos lindos trabalhos mostrados.

I do not know what you said. Tell me the language and I will find someone to interpret. :)

I can't get the ebook download tosend to me.

Me either. When I click on the line that gives me option to download and I do click, it brings me back around to where I was. Is the opportunity to download expired? Nevermind, just found it for myself, well, with a little help from you ;)

What a fabulous book with great ideas. Thank you


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