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Mile-a-Minute Crochet: 25 Quick Crochet Blanket Patterns

The best mile-a-minute afghans that will fly from your fingertips.

By: Jaji Hammer, Editor, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
Updated March 28, 2019
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Sometimes slow and steady doesn't win the race, at least not when you have a small window of time and the urge to crochet! Mile-a-Minute Crochet: 25 Quick Crochet Blanket Patterns features free crochet afghan patterns that use the mile-a-minute crochet technique to speed up the process.

How do you work up these blankets? Simple! In a way similar to granny square patterns, you will crochet smaller components and then join them together to create an afghan. Mile-a-minute means that the pattern involves panels and fast cast on/cast off techniques. Since it's so quick, it's aptly-named.

These quick and easy crochet patterns patterns can scratch the crochet itch without morphing into a month-long process, so grab one of these for a weekend retreat, day-long car ride, or a break in between big projects. Plus, you can work on these projects anywhere since a long strip is much easier to carry around than a huge afghan. 


Easy Mile-a-Minute Afghan Patterns

Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket

These easy mile-a-minute afghan patterns are sure to impress. It won't take long for you to see how quickly and easily you can create an impressive piece that looks like it took ages to make. 

Just check out the stunning Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket! It's a beautiful blanket that works up in no time and is sure to have your friends clamoring for the pattern. Plus, mile-a-minute afghans are stashbusters, so you can use whatever yarn you have left over from other projects and easily create an arresting aesthetic all your own.

  • Floral Petals Mile a Minute Afghan

    If you need to work up a crochet blanket quickly, you'll be grateful that you found the Floral Petals Mile a Minute Afghan. As far as crochet blanket patterns go, this one is the prettiest and the fastest to make.

  • Lady Windsor Lace Crochet Blanket

    Find the essence of feminine beauty in the Lady Windsor Lace Crochet Blanket. Inspired by Irish lace, this lovely afghan has a simple yet intricate crochet motifs all wrapped up into one gorgeous pattern.

  • Touch of Red Mile-a-Minute Throw

    If you're looking for a swift crochet throw blanket, then stop right here. This Touch of Red Mile-a-Minute Throw works up fast because of the mile-a-minute technique so you'll complete the project in no time.

  • Leslie's Quick and Easy Lapghan

    If you are looking for a crochet afghan pattern that can be made in a day, Leslie's Quick and Easy Lapghan is a great pattern for you. This easy crochet pattern uses a V-stitch pattern to create a cozy, dense fabric.

  • Blue Strip Afghan

    Looking for a quick and easy crochet pattern? Try this Blue Strip Afghan. This project is worked one strip at a time and then attached at the end to create a fantastic piece that has natural stripes. What could be easier?

  • Odds & Ends Afghan

    Got yarn? The Odds Ends Afghan will help you use up your scraps in an effective and easy crochet pattern. With crocheted rectangles that are joined as you go, this afghan is crocheted in panels and then sewn together.

  • Tribal Arrows Afghan

    You just can't go wrong with this Tribal Arrows Afghan. Embrace the beauty of alternating zig zags in light and dark green. Use any color yarn in two different shades to achieve a similar vintage vibe. 

  • Amazing Grace Crochet Baby Blanket

    Spread some charitable love with this baby blanket crochet pattern. Made in the name of cancer awareness, this lovely Amazing Grace Crochet Baby Blanket is dedicated to all of the little ones out there suffering illness.

  • Crazy Cool Yo-Yo Crochet Afghan

    The Crazy Cool Yo-Yo Crochet Afghan is a classic pattern with a modern twist. With the circular motif based off the popular yo-yo quilt design in sewing, this quick and easy crochet afghan comes to life with a vintage vibe.

  • Rainbow Mile a Minute Crochet Blanket Pattern

    The Rainbow Mile a Minute Crochet Blanket Pattern is a multi-colored, multi-paneled afghan that's super impressive, but very easy. You'll have a fantastic pop of color on your couch in no time! 

Intermediate Mile-a-Minute Afghan Patterns

Weekend Wavelength Afghan

These intermediate mile-a-minute patterns will require a bit more crochet experience and skill, but they work up just as quickly as the easy mile-a-minute patterns! You'll be thrilled with how professional these crochet blankets look without taking forever to hook. (Yes, I meant to rhyme.)

For example, the Weekend Wavelength Afghan is one you can work up in - you guessed it - a weekend! Truly, the name says it all! 

  • Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet Blanket

    A mix of light and deep blues make the Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet Blanket stand out from the crowd. This pattern features a gorgeous geometric design in shifting hues of blue and accented with a deep blue.

  • Marvelous Mile a Minute Afghan Pattern

    Need an afghan and quick? Check out the Marvelous Mile a Minute Afghan Pattern! It'll take you next to no time to crochet and will look fabulous when you're finished. Quick crochet projects very rarely are so neat.

  • Colored Stripes Afghan

    This bright and happy Colored Stripes Afghan is irresistibly cheerful! This afghan pattern is made using mile a minute crochet, which means it works up fast and is perfect for when you're on-the-go.

  • Cheer Up Afghan

    Using a colorful variegated yarn, the bobble clusters in these strips and squares are great fun to crochet. This Cheer Up Afghan is the perfect gift for someone who needs cheering up or just a cozy, fabric hug!

  • Dublin Country Throw

    The colors in this Dublin Country Throw are reminiscent of the Irish countryside. Though of course you could work up this lacy beauty in any color that suits you and just call it Irish cause, hey, aren't we all?

  • Marigold Garden

    Plant a Marigold Garden for yourself using yarn instead of seeds. The afghan shell crochet pattern is easy to follow and fun to make, and the mile-a-minute design means it works up lickety split.

  • Marie Antoinette Afghan

    The gorgeous embroidered crochet flowers make this Marie Antoinette Afghan truly fit for a Queen. Doesn't this crochet afghan look like something straight from her living room? You can have it in yours, too!

Advanced Mile-a-Minute Afghan Patterns

Fast Irish Panels Throw

These advanced mile-a-minute blanket patterns are simply stunning. I'll admit, the Fast Irish Panels Throw is my favorite mile-a-minute pattern available for free online- or maybe EVER!

Unfortunately, the pattern is well beyond my skill level, so if you could hook it for me and send it my way, I'd greatly appreciate it.

When you complete one of these advanced afghan patterns, you're sure to be holding a stunning heirloom that generations to come will love and revere, just like they do you. Luckily, since these afghans work up so quickly, you can create heirlooms for all your loved ones in no time!

  • Morning Glory Afghan

    This crocheted afghan is the perfect thing to wrap yourself up in as you get out of bed and sip your morning coffee. For experienced crocheters, this Morning Glory Afghan will stun all who snuggle it.

  • Queen Anne Blanket

    The Queen Anne Blanket is a vintage crochet pattern that has it all. The flowery design is embroidery on crochet which makes this blanket a true work of art, and thus perhaps the most time-consuming mile-a-minute on this list.

  • Rosebud Throw

    Enjoy gorgeous roses all year-round with this gorgeous Rosebud Throw that will surely be one to show off. The beautiful edging of this afghan in addition to the stunning rose motif is reminiscent of the Victorian era.

BONUS! Christmas Mile-a-Minute Afghan Patterns

Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw

BONUS! You'll LOVE hooking these stunning Christmas mile-a-minute afghan patterns for the holiday season.

Especially with easy mile-a-minute blanket patterns, like the Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw, you'll easily be able to craft stunning crochet blankets filled with Christmas magic!

Just imagine snuggling on the couch on Christmas morning with one of these pretty afghans draped over your lap. You'll feel like you're getting a hug from Santa, himself! 

So plan your next holiday crochet project today and start hooking one of these beautiful Christmas crochet projects.

If the mile-a-minute design helps you finish early, hook another one! Or make one for a friend. I'm sure they will treasure your gift for many holiday seasons to come.

  • Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan

    Are you itching to prepare for the winter holidays? The Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan is the perfect crochet blanket to work up as a decoration in your home or as a Christmas gift for someone special.

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Mile a minute patterns are some of my favorite because you can do them in easy and separate parts.

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