The Crocheter's Gift Guide: Free Crochet Afghan Patterns, Baby Blankets and More for All Occasions
10 Different Crochet Stitches for Blankets
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Looking to expand your crochet horizons? Our collection of 10 Different Crochet Stitches for Blankets will teach you a variety of techniques. This list of free crochet patterns includes distinct crochet stitches and incorporates them in blankets, throws, and additional crochet items. You'll discover a wide assortment of patterns that use the V-stitch, the Tunisian stitch, the puff stitch, the ripple stitch, or the shell stitch. From waves and checkers to flowers and zigzags, this colorful assortment of different crochet stitches will spark your creativity. Sometimes all you need to get invested in a project is a different stitch!
This collection of different types of crochet stitches has an assortment of versatile options, all with something unique to offer. Whichever crochet stitch tickles your fancy, you are sure to have a beautiful blanket. We've also included crochet tutorials for some of the stitches that you can use to refresh your technique. In addition, you can discover an assortment of blankets that use some of additional crochet stitches, including the bobble stitch and crocodile stitch. Channel your adventurous side and try a free crochet pattern from these different stitches!
Bonus: If you want to get the Tunisian crochet stitch under your belt, then our video below on How to Tunisian Crochet is just what you need. You'll be using the stitch like a pro in very little time.
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How to Crochet the V-Stitch
Every crocheter should learn how to crochet the V-stitch, it's really such an easy stitch worked up of double crochet stitches. These beautiful free crochet patterns show how versatile and textured the V-stitch can be. From daisies to stripes, these crochet blanket patterns have something for everyone. The crochet V-stitch results in a mesmerizing look that everyone will love and is perfect for baby blankets, granny squares, and other crochet items.
- The Modern Hippie Daisy Throw
You'll think of groovy good times when you crochet this blanket! The captivating design will look good in any room in your home.
- Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan
Cuddle up on a cold winter day when you make this blanket. The intermediate design is perfect for advanced crocheters.
- Moroccan Tile Rainbowghan
Can you take your eyes off of this beautiful design? This blanket is just the right size for a picnic.
- Candy Crush Baby Blanket
With its bold color scheme and classic design, this blanket has it all! Consider making this blanket for a loved one today.
- Across the Pond Crochet Pattern
You'll think of your last beach vacation every time you use this blanket. It's perfect for chilly nights!
- Quick and Easy Rainbow V-Stitch Babyghan
Welcome the arrival of a little one in style when you make this blanket. This pattern is also easy to make and will be treasured for years to come.
- Falling Leaves Afghan Pattern
Quick and easy to make, this pattern is one you'll want to use as soon as Labor Day is in the rearview mirror. Consider making duplicates of the afghan in an assortment of bold fall colors.
- Bippity Bop Preemie Baby Cocoon
This quick and easy pattern is just what you need for creating a baby cocoon at the last minute. This cocoon is so warm and snuggly!
- Crochet V-Stitch Tutorial
Do you need a quick refresher on the V-stitch? Then our video tutorial will help you out.
We have additional baby afghan patterns to try! Little ones will feel so welcomed and loved when you make afghans found in this collection of 26 Baby Afghan Patterns
How to Crochet the Tunisian Stitch
Often called the afghan stitch, the Tunisian stitch is used in both vintage a modern crochet blanket patterns. If you're looking to explore different types of crochet stitches, learning how to crochet the Tunisian stitch is a must! To work up this stitch, you use a longer crochet hook and use a technique that involves picking up all the stitches, similar to knitting. You'll love the sophisticated look of the finished crochet blankets when you incorporate this stitch in blankets and lapghans.
- Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet Blanket
Are you looking for a bit of a challenge? Then the pattern for this stunning blanket will deliver!
- Around The World Tunisian Throw
You will be absolutely captivated by this blanket pattern. It is the perfect size for cuddling up while taking a nap.
- Seafoam Tunisian Throw
Stylish as can be, this delightful blanket is versatile and will look stunning in almost any color scheme. You'll want to try it today.
- Shades of Amber Tunisian Afghan
This pattern might look complicated, but it's actually quite easy to make. It's possible to start and complete this blanket within about a week.
- Twilight Chevron Afghan
Add a throwback look to your favorite sitting area when you make this blanket. The vintage design is perfect for advanced crocheters.
- Fish Scales Tunisian Throw
Using yarn in earth-inspired tones, this throw will complement just about any color scheme. Consider starting this little number right away.
- Maize Fireside Afghan
You'll be thinking of getting cozy by the fireplace when you make this afghan! The classic design is one you will be proud to use.
- Tunisian Honeycomb Blanket
Can you believe this blanket is actually easy to make? If you're new to the Tunisian stitch, then keep this pattern on your radar.
Can't get enough of the Tunisian stitch? Check out more patterns in our collection of 28 Tunisian Stitch Crochet Afghan Patterns
How to Crochet the Ripple Stitch
Out of all the different crochet stitches, the ripple stitch is a delightful classic that will remind you of afternoons spent at grandma's house. These free crochet patterns will be instant favorites in your home and are sure to be treasured. Featuring bold color schemes and delightful designs, these ripple stitch crochet patterns are simply too good to miss. Get your crochet hook and yarn so you can start these beautiful blankets!
- Neutral Melon Crochet Ripple Afghan
Featuring a beautiful color scheme, this pattern is perfect for those spring nights with a bit of a chill. This pattern is easy to make, too.
- Nineties Neon Crochet Ripple Pattern
Ready for a virtual trip back to the 1990s? Then you'll want to get this pattern on your crochet hook.
- Neat Ripple Afghan
Every color of the rainbow is included in this beautiful design! It looks so cheerful that you can't help but smile when you see it.
- Forest Ripple Crochet Throw
Serene and stunning, this throw will be the perfect addition to your favorite chair or couch. You'll be ready for a nap with this blanket.
- Crazy Ripple Blanket
This intricate design has a patchwork style that you will treasure. It's also a great way to make a dent in your yarn stash.
- Bubble Gum Pink Double Crochet Ripple Blanket
Featuring a design that is as sweet as can be, this blanket is the perfect gift idea for a tween or teen. It's also great for Valentine's Day!
- Pockets Full of Posies Throw
The bold color scheme in this throw is one you can't overlook. Consider making this throw for loved ones.
- Tranquil Waves Ripple Afghan Pattern
If this will be your first attempt at using the ripple stitch, then this pattern is for you. It's easy to make and won't take long to complete.
If you love the ripple stitch, download our free eBook How To Crochet a Ripple Crochet Afghan: 7 Free Crochet Patterns free eBook
How to Crochet the Shell Stitch
Learn how to crochet the shell stitch to create intricate arcs and semicircles within your crochet pattern. Among the different crochet stitches, the shell stitch is widely regarded as one of the most elegant to try. The stitch can be incorporated in a wide assortment of blankets and afghans, too, and will add an elegant look to any design. Crocheters of all skill levels are sure to find a pattern to try in this section.
- Flirty Fan Throw
If you're looking for a beautiful crochet throw that is big enough for two, then this pattern is what you need! This gorgeous design simply can't be missed.
- Lacy Shell Afghan
Add a delicate design element to your couch when you make this afghan. This pattern would also make a great idea for a wedding gift.
- Pink Moscato Double Shell
Don't let the name of this pattern deter you from trying it. It's actually quite easy to make!
- Rainbow Bright Stripe Throw
When it comes to bold color schemes, there's no holding back with this pattern! This throw is perfect for watching TV or relaxing on a weekend afternoon.
- She Sells Seashells Afghan
The classic color scheme of this afghan blanket is one that can be used for years. Make this afghan today!
- Beautiful Reversible Shell Baby Blanket
Are you attending a baptism or welcoming party for a baby in the next few weeks? You'll have plenty of time to crochet this beautiful blanket.
- Shell Stitch Tutorial
Are you looking for a crash course on the shell stitch? Then our video tutorial will help you out.
Like the lacy look? Get more lacy crochet patterns here: 28 Lace Crochet Designs for Afghans
How to Crochet the Puff Stitch
Get a plush, comfy feel with the puff stitch! Once you see these amazing, three dimensional free crochet patterns, you'll definitely want to learn how to crochet the puff stitch. Although the crochet puff stitch is commonly used in baby blankets, you can incorporate it in other crochet projects as well. These blankets will be much-appreciated and will keep the recipients warm and comfortable.
- Painted Daisy Puffagons
Add a textured look to any project when you incorporate these hexagons. Bold and full of color, this design isn't for shrinking violets!
- Beautiful Puff Stitch Baby Blanket
Baby will love stretching out and playing on this beautiful blanket! This blanket uses worsted weight yarn and is easy to care for, too.
- Love in Bloom Afghan
Wear your heart on your sleeve, or at least incorporate the heart design on a blanket! This pattern is perfect for any day of the year and is especially fitting for Valentine's Day.
- The Avatar Afghan
Add a classic look to your decor with this beautiful pattern. It can be used all year.
- Vineyard Lines Afghan
If you have crocheted for quite some time, then it's time to step up your skills with this advanced pattern. Family and friends will be impressed to see this completed blanket!
- Circular Fall Mandala Crochet Throw
There's more to this afghan than meets the eye! You'll use the puff stitch, as well as the petal, popcorn, and other beautiful stitches.
Additional Types of Crochet Stitches to Try
While you can't go wrong with classic crochet stitches like the shell stitch or Tunisian stitch, sometimes it's fun to try a new style of crochet. That's where these crochet patterns come in! You will discover patterns that include the popcorn stitch, bobble stitch, crocodile stitch, and more. If you're eager to create a blanket using a crochet stitch that's new to you, then these patterns can't be missed.
- Bubbles Preemie Baby Cocoon
This pattern is just too precious! This cocoon is easy to make and is a great introduction to the popcorn stitch.
- Bobbles and Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
While you wait for the arrival of a little one, consider picking up your crochet hook and making this blanket. This pattern is easy to make and uses the bobble stitch to great effect.
- Princess Crocodile Stitch Baby Blanket
Elegant as can be, this blanket is perfect for a monarch in training. The pattern also includes a video tutorial on how to make the beautiful crochet stitch.
- Crochet Austin Cables Throw
Create a knit-like look when you crochet this blanket. You'll love cuddling up under the completed project.
- Rainbow Bavarian Crochet Blanket
Expand your crochet skills in a big way when you add the Bavarian stitch to your repertoire. This blanket is ideal for anyone who is looking for a challenge.
Are you new to crochet and need a little help getting some of the basic stitches under your belt? Take a look at our guide to get started: 12 Crochet Stitches for Beginners
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