Happy Harlequin Crochet Afghan
If this crochet afghan doesn't put a smile on your face and a gleam in your eye, then we don't know what will. The Happy Harlequin Crochet Afghan creates a colorful masterpiece that will leave everyone floored.
With a diamond pattern in the center and a striped ripple border, this crochet afghan is full of texture. Not only is this afghan stunning visually, but it's also easy to work up! Using some leftover yarn from your yarn stash you can easily turn those scraps into a colorful work of art.
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Why AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns Loves this Pattern
We here at AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns see a LOT of afghan patterns, but the Happy Harlequin Crochet Afghan definitely sticks out as a favorite in our minds. It incorporates all of our favorite crochet afghan pattern traits into one easy pattern: it's easy to make, it's full of texture and color, and you can use up the yarn in your yarn stash.
First, let's talk construction. This is a join-as-you-go crochet afghan pattern, but you can work up the center of each of the little granny square bits separately and then work on joining everything together in the final round, in another color. The portability of any blanket pattern is key because this way you'll be able to work on it in more places and in shorter bursts.
Then, we have the pattern itself and the joining round, which adds some fun texture and interest to an already fun pattern, plus the striped ripple border, because why not add another stitch pattern to the mix?
Our favorite part of this crochet afghan pattern, though, is the room for color exploration. Because there are so many little parts to this pattern (the center of each granny square part, the outer rim of the squares/the joining round and the final striped ripple border), you can go as crazy with color as you want.
It's easy to copy this afghan's color palette and use up stash yarn to create an ombre rainbow effect, as pictured, but you can also stick to a more limited color palette and still have a gorgeous and fun afghan. Because this crochet afghan pattern has the potential to be as fun and out there as you want, it's absolutely high on our to-make lists.
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