The Most Versatile Afghan

The Most Versatile Afghan
The Most Versatile Afghan

Instead of looking in different places for your kitchen decor and baby needs, snatch up this pattern to cover all your bases. The Most Versatile Afghan uses the same basic pattern to create an easy crochet baby blanket, a table runner, or a place mat. The simple paneled look would be the perfect touch of crochet magic for your dining room or breakfast nook, but it also works well for that special little one in your life. You can make the afghan by working up the panels and then joining them, or just make one for the runner and mat. This lets you tweak the size and style for whatever needs you might have—work it up in all three sizes and you can have a great gift set!


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Finished SizeBaby Afghan = 40 x 45 inches; Afghan Runner = 13 x 30 inches; Afghan Mat = 13x 15 ½ inches

Materials List

  • Worsted weight yarn; shown here: 6 skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Vanilla Twist for Color A, 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Coffee Café for Color B, and 1 skein of Lee Wards Orlon Sayelle Dark Williamsburg Blue for Color C (this color is from 1988 and no longer available, but you can substitute with something similar)
  • Crochet Hook size US J/10, 6mm
  • Yarn needle

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Versatile is always good. I like the concept that you can take one pattern and tweek it to suite your needs. This is a good pattern to save because of that feature alone. I can never have too many patterns of any kind. However, I do tend to only make any pattern once. With all of the different patterns available, why would I want to make the same pattern more than once?

Until reading this post, I never really thought that a mile a minute project could be so versatile. Depending on the color material you select you could easily have any of the items listed in the introduction. With spring then summer coming this year, I would love to have a new table runner for each season. This may be the project to complete to have at least one of them made.

My oh my! What a versatile pattern..a baby afghan, or a table runner or a table mat! You could have one very coordinated room with these pieces. I like the rustic and earthy feel of this pattern. The pattern is set up well with materials, notes, sizes, abbreviations and special stitch instructions all in place before you start the detailed instructions. You should have everything you need in one place!

This is a really interesting design!

There is no picture of this afghan! Please update the pattern with a photo!

Hi Amharris, I'm not sure I understand what you mean - there is a photo for this afghan directly to the right of the text. Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns


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