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12 Crochet Patterns for Kids, Tweens, and Teens

Make crochet afghans for any of your kids with these free crochet afghan patterns.

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12 Crochet Patterns for Kids Tweens and Teens

Crochet patterns for kids and teens are unlike any other kind of free crochet pattern. Kids love bright colors, bold shapes, and fun characters. And when it comes to tweens, and teens, it's important to keep a youthful edge to your projects without looking too childish or too sophisticated.

If you think outside the box, you really can't go wrong with free crochet patterns for kids. Just use your imagination and capture your own youthful spirit! That's the best part of crocheting for kids - they won't call you out if you make a mistake or skip a stitch.

So sit back, relax and follow these free crochet patterns for kids, tweens and teens. No matter who you give your project too, they're sure to love it!

Crochet Afghans for Little Kids

Cuddle Dog Afghan
  • Arf! Arf! The puppy dog eyes of this crocheted afghan are simply irresistible. The unique shape of this crochet blanket will make a statement in a kid's bedroom for sure.
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears Baby BlanketLions and tigers and bears, OH MY! Not only will your new bundle of joy fall in love with this free baby afghan pattern but adults will get a kick out of it, too.
  • Kids will want to carry this afghan with them wherever they go! Luckily this is an adorable free crochet pattern, so you won't be embarrassed to let them take it out in public.
  • Floral afghans are great for spring and provide a pop of color. Flower crochet motifs will brighten any little girl's room in no time at all.

How to Crochet a Blanket for Tweens

Striped Pillow Ghan
  • When your tween goes on their first sleepover, have them pack this pillow ghan. This afghan is easy to pack up and perfect for sleeping. Just fold up the afghan in the morning to turn this blanket into a cute striped pillow for your bed.
  • Animals are a great motif for all crochet patterns for kids. You'll go bananas for this adorable afghan project!
  • Give the tween in your life the gift of comfort and style. ​Bright and vibrant colors will make this crochet throw an instant favorite.
  • Dino-mite! Dinosaur Tail Snuggle SackThis easy crochet snuggle sack is perfect for dino lovers as it resembles a huge dinosaur tail with little crochet plates along the side. Work this pattern using bright, fun colors to fit your child's room or style.

Crochet Blankets for Teens

Super Mario Afghan
  • You might not believe your eyes, but this Super Mario Afghan is all done in single crochet. This free crochet afghan pattern is a superb rendering of the Super Mario video game that so many teens love.
  • Ripple afghans make the absolute best free crochet patterns. They're quick and easy. Use fun colors to personalize this project!
  • This afghan is made by connecting various granny squares to look like the pixelated Mario from the original Super Mario Bros. game.
  • This free crochet afghan pattern is a superb rendering of the Super Mario video game that so many kids love. It will definitely add a pop of color to any room.

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So helpful when determining projects for finicky kids!

i havent done a ripple afghan before so i cant rate it

I want to learn how to do the Ripple stitch so I can make my son a blue ripple afghan.


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