Free Offer
How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns

Discover 16 quick and easy granny square patterns with this FREE ebook! Learning how to crochet just got much easier with these beautiful crochet granny square patterns.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Patchwork Zoodiacs Crochet Afghan

By: ChiWei Ranck from
Patchwork Zoodiacs Crochet Afghan
Patchwork Zoodiacs Crochet Afghan
This image courtesy of

"This Zoodiacs Afghan is made from 18-in square corner to corner crochet squares, each depicting an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. The blanket ends up around 5ft by 7ft! Pattern info includes the 12 animal graphs, and how to join the squares together, as well as a quick corner to corner crochet tutorial and videos."


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Materials List

  • Yarn, for all squares + border
  • LT = Loops and Threads Impeccables Solids (268 yds/245 m)
  • LBVC = Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solids (170 yds/156 m)
  • RHSS = Red Heart Super Saver (364 yds/ 333 m): Red – LTI Cherry, 2 skeins; Orange – LBVC Terracotta, 2 skeins; Yellow – LBVC Mustard, 2 skeins; Light Green – LTI Grass, 2 skeins; Dark Green – LBVC Fern, 2 skeins; Light Blue – LBVC Silver Blue, 2 skeins; Turquoise Blue – LTI Aqua, 2 skeins; Purple – LBVC Eggplant, 1 skein; Light Pink – LBVC Pink, 1 skein; Dark Pink – LBVC Antique Rose, 1 skein; Light Gray – LBVC Linen, 3 skeins; Dark Gray – RHSS Gray Heather, 1 skein; Brown – RHSS Cafe Latte, 1 skein; Black – LBVC Black, 1 skein; Light Cream – LBVC Fisherman, 4 skeins; Dark Cream – LT Heather, 1 skein; White – LT White, 1 skein
  • I-9 (5.5 mm) hook – I love my Clover USA Amour hooks*!
  • Modular Bobbin Holder
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

This project was submitted by one of our readers, just like you.

Click Here to Submit Your Project!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Wow oh wow this Patchwork Zoodiacs Crochet Afghan is beautiful. I have not yet conquered the corner to corner thing. I never get a even square for some reason? With all the hard stitches I can do, this one leaves me making a mess. After reading this written pattern and watching the video, I'm going to give it a try again. Fingers crossed that I can make a nice square with a animal in it, I just need to do it step by step and hope and a prayer. I think any mother to be would love this blanket! I thank you for sharing this free crochet pattern with video how to..

This is just too cute. I love all the animals. And there is a great way to adorn the nursery wall by hanging it as a wall hanging. If you don't want to do that, how about after its done, if you make a couple of the animals separately and frame them to put on the wall? I have done that and it was greatly received.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

All For One Giant Granny Square Afghan

When you hear the term "granny square afghan," you usually think of a bunch of regular sized granny squares stitched together to form… Continue reading: "All For One Giant Granny Square Afghan"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Share Your Project Unsubscribe Do Not Sell My Personal Information Terms of Service

---- 1 ----