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26 Free Afghan Crochet Patterns for Beginners


Updated November 07, 2016
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Free Afghan Crochet Patterns for Beginners

New to crochet? Check out these 26 Free Afghan Crochet Patterns for Beginners. Crocheting can be overwhelming at first. Ease your way into the world of afghans with our free crochet patterns just for you. With these simple tutorials, you can learn the basic stitches and practice your skills. Soon you will realize that you can make a variety of crochet patterns with very little expertise!
Not only do we have tutorials for afghans, but we also have ones for crochet granny squares. Crochet squares are great for beginners because they are small and usually very quick to make. With all the wonderful colors and patterns, one of these projects is sure to strike your fancy. From granny squares to afghans, this list will be your beginner's guide to the art of crochet.

26 Free Afghan Crochet Patterns for Beginners

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Free Easy to Crochet Afghan Patterns

Easy to Crochet Afghan Patterns

Easy Crochet Afghan Patterns

Beginner and Easy Crochet Ripple Patterns


Free Easy to Crochet Afghan Patterns

Crocheting for beginners doesn't have to be painful—as a matter of fact, it will be downright fun when you start out with these crochet blankets. Ranging from easy to beginner crochet patterns, all these crochet projects for beginners will be great practice while still producing a beautiful project. There's even a beginner's ripple blanket for you to test out a new style! These beginner crochet projects are perfect for those crochet newbies just starting out - so grab your hook and some yarn and give these a try!

Lilac & Sage Raised Rib Crochet BlanketSpring into Summer Crochet Blanket Pattern

  1. Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket - The name says it all. Make this easy crochet blanket pattern as your first project.
  2. Lilac & Sage Raised Rib Crochet Blanket - Who doesn't love a textured beginner-friendly project? Get back to basics with this free easy crochet pattern.
  3. Beginner Daydream Baby Blanket - This ultra-popular project will be a hit with everyone you know.
  4. Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan - This crochet blanket features simple stitches and a repeating pattern for a quick and cozy project. 
  5. Spring into Summer Crochet Blanket Pattern - You can finish this simple, textured afghan in just a few days if you're looking for a weekend project. 
  6. Rainbow Stripes Beginner Crochet Blanket - Loose, chunky stripes make this a unique rainbow interpretation - NEW!
  7. Beginner's Round Ripple - A crochet ripple pattern, for beginners? You better believe it!


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Easy to Crochet Afghan Pattern

Learn how to crochet granny squares and how to crochet a blanket from these super easy patterns. This collection will help you decide which crochet pattern to try first. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, these patterns are fun for everyone. After trying these easy patterns, you'll be "hooked" on crochet for sure!

Basic Crochet Granny SquareBasic Rectangle Granny

  1. Victorian V-Stitch Square - This light and lacy pattern is surprisingly easy to make!
  2. Basic Crochet Granny Square - Interested in making a granny square afghan? Start small with a simple granny square. Make a bunch for a fantastic afghan.
  3. Beginner's 2 Strand Afghan - Don't be ashamed to be a beginner. Start with this easy crochet pattern and learn how to perfect your stitches.
  4. Cottage Relaxation Granny Afghan - Kick back and relax, both when you're working on this granny square afghan and when you're using it. NEW!
  5. Basic Rectangle Granny - Sick of squares? Try a rectangle! This is a fast and fun pattern.
  6. Sherbet Square - Mmm, makes you think of ice cream, now, doesn't it? - New!
  7. Springtime Squares Crochet Afghan - Crocheting for beginners has never been easier than with this pastel crochet blanket.  - NEW!
  8. Rainbow Shells Crochet Afghan - The crochet shell stitch makes this an exciting project for beginners and pros. - NEW!


24 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns



Like what you see? More crocheting for beginners is here: 24 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns!





Easy Crochet Afghan Patterns

If you've ever wanted to try crochet, this is your chance. It's an amazing world of talent and creativity and these patterns are proof. It's the easiest way to ease yourself into crocheting with no stress. The Floral Petals Mile a Minute Afghan pattern is so much fun - you won't be able to put your hook down! The simpler the better - and that's just what the Classically Simple Shell pattern is all about. These crochet blanket patterns are fast, quick and easy!

Floral Petals Mile a Minute AfghanClassically Simple Shell


  1. Floral Petals Mile a Minute Afghan - Mile a minute crochet blankets work up super fast, and this one is so easy!
  2. Classically Simple Shell - Keep it simple with this easy to crochet blanket. Take your time and make this the best afghan ever.
  3. Crochet One Skein Throw - It only takes one skein to create this fantastic free easy to crochet afghan pattern.
  4. Sunny Skies Crochet Afghan - You'll be soaring free in clear skies with this easy crochet afghan pattern. NEW!
  5. Easy Garden Chevron Afghan - Get into the gardening spirit with this lovely green and yellow afghan. NEW!
  6. Simple Diamond Border Afghan - This crochet blanket is classy and elegant. - NEW!


Beginner and Easy Crochet Ripple Patterns

Crochet ripple blankets look a little tricky, but they're actually surprisingly easy! Because of their simple and repeating stitch pattern and their in-the-round construction, once you've gotten the hang of the pattern, you can just keep going until your afghan is complete. Stick with just one color to let the stitch do the work, like with the Water Ripples Crochet Afghan, or use multiple colors for a rainbow striped effect, like the Malibu Ripples Afghan

Crochet V Stitch Ripple AfghanMalibu Ripple Afghan

  1. Stunning Popcorn Ripple Crochet Afghan - This all-white vintage beauty is a stunning example of the ripple crochet pattern - and it's so easy!
  2. Crochet V-Stitch Ripple Afghan - Shades of blue and green make this easy pattern flow. 
  3. Cabin in the Woods Crochet Afghan - This easy crochet blanket has a rustic color palette for colder nights. 
  4. Water Ripples Crochet Afghan - Soft ripples make this easy blanket a joy to crochet. 
  5. Malibu Ripple Afghan - Bright and warm colors and a slight chevron look make this crochet ripple blanket pattern perfect for summer. 



23 Quick and Easy Baby Blanket Patterns

Calling all beginners! Check out our list of 23 Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns!

You might also like these:

  1. Citrus Stripes Crochet Afghan
  2. Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket
  3. Block Stitch Crochet Granny Square




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My mother-in-law taught me how to crochet. It's kind of weird because I'm left-handed and she was right-handed. I learned right-handed anyway because I wanted to make a sweater for my baby when he was born. That was 54 years ago. Back when you didn't know if it was a boy or girl. As it happened, he was a boy!

My maternal, grandmother taught me to crochet. I lost her when I was 11 yrs old. So when I was older and wanted to crochet more intricate patterns, my aunt took over my instructions. I miss them both.

I'm bookmarking this page! Trying really hard to learn to crochet, and I want my first big project to be an afghan!

Friends of the family and when my daughter was born my aunt refreshed it for me now I love it

My new Best Friend taught me to crochet in 1985. I was so into making things, and ended up never making anything for myself. In 1996 I had surgery on my left arm which left my left hand paralazed. I had tried off and on to crochet again, but me hand just could not handle it. Now, 2015, I am Determined to continue with the one hobby I truly love doing. I am learning different ways to glide the yard with my left hand. Difficult but not impossible. I have ordered the new padded hooks, and several patterns. So far I have almost made a scarf, which has 100 shells in it. lol I am so excited I want to make everything I see now. A lot of the stitches I have to re-learn. It has been over 20 years since I crocheted anything in entirety. Thank you for ALL the Free patterns. I LOVE Crochet...This time I AM going to make something for Myself !

What an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing your story. I broke my wrist about six years ago and one of the first things I asked the surgeon after he implanted a plate and screws was would I be able to crochet! You see where my priorities laid! I am crocheting now more than ever. I will keep a good thought for you too!

My Mom taught me to crochet when i was 12years old and i am 68 years now and only start to enjoy it

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I LOVE this website!

My grandmother taught me to crochet.

I am left handed and my mother couldn't teach me, so I taught myself to crochet )

Thank you! I have wanted to crochet a granny square pillow for my granddaughter since I saw it on her PINTEREST post. Wish me luck?

Oh I do wish that I could remember who taught me to crochet... It was about 36 years ago... during a church ladies meeting... I was 12 years old... and I can remember learning to chain... and the granny square... that was the first pattern I learned and the only one I knew or made until the past couple years when I picked up beading and making jewelry first... and then crochet again... I've completed a Shawl now, a couple market bags, a hat, some fingerless mits, a baby blanket for my new granddaughter.... and am currently working on finishing a CAL with The Crochet Crowd Yarnspirations. Thanks for this opportunity to share my renewed love for crochet!

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