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32 Fast Crochet Afghan Patterns

With these free crochet afghan patterns, you'll be creating beautiful blankets lightning fast!


Updated April 12, 2017
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Want to make a great project but don't have a ton of time? Check out these 32 Fast Crochet Afghan Patterns. You'll love the look of these fantastic quick crochet projects. Easy crochet patterns can make great gifts and are a pretty way to decorate your home.

Who wouldn't want to snuggle up with a homemade, easy crochet pattern? It might not take long to create these quick crochet projects, but each piece is meaningful and beautiful, too! For your next baby shower, create a quick crochet baby blanket that will last a lifetime. These free crochet patterns are mostly done in single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet.

Stick to the basics with these crochet patterns and you'll have no trouble crocheting quickly and efficiently. Even if you don't know someone who needs an afghan right now, there are always charities looking for donations. These fast patterns can make crocheting for charity a breeze.

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PLUS! Once you've finished these quick afghan patterns, you may want to add a little more detail. If so, then make sure you watch the video right below. It will show you how to add surface stitches to any crochet pattern!

Fast Crochet Afghan Patterns

Make it Quick Afghan

With daily commitments, it's hard to find time to create meaningful crochet afghan patterns, so that's why these fast crochet afghan patterns are so perfect. You'll love how cute and fun these easy crochet patterns look.

Best of all, it won't take forever to create these projects. So pick out your favorite yarn and create a fast crochet afghan pattern that others will love! Just because it's a quick crochet project doesn't mean it's not fantastic - just have fun and get creative with these easy crochet patterns.

Mile a Minute Crochet Projects

Bars and Stripes Crochet Blanket

Mile a minute crochet blankets are their own subset of crochet afghan patterns. These crochet patterns are worked up in long strips or panels.

Once you've worked up multiple long strips, you sew them together to form your crochet blanket. This way, you break your crochet blanket down into more manageable chunks, letting you finish it in no time!

Quick Crochet Baby Blankets

Quick Corner to Corner Crochet Baby Blanket

Quick crochet baby blankets are a fantastic baby shower gift option. These items often become keepsakes that will last a lifetime. Be creative without taking up all of your time.

Make easy crochet patterns for loved ones and new arrivals. Everyone will go crazy for these quick crochet baby blankets.

What's the quickest crochet project you've ever completed?

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You had me at FAST! Great collection.

Leave a comment...where is the pattern instructions for the white "ridiculously easy to crochet pattern for beginners

Hi desmondpr, I'm not sure what pattern you're referring to. Could you be more specific where you see this link? Thank you! Julia, editor for

The Chevron Throw looks fabulous. I am going to start it this weekend!

anyone out there have crocher patterns for hair scrunchies? i have a friend i've been makeing them for forever, i would like new patterns, please help!?

I am looking for a pattern I learned in the 1970s. It was worked in horizontal rows in multiples of 10s. After ? number of stitches you dropped the hook down to the row below and worked the next stitch through that stitch. Worked up it looked a little like the "spikes" of an EKG. Any ideas?

I remember that pattern. I made one but don't remember anything about it. If you find it , please let me know also.

I believe that is called a teardrop pattern. I may have a book with this pattern. If you are interested, I can send you a copy of a pattern. It does not use multiple strands or a Q hook.

I am interested in this pattern. Would you please e-mail to me.

the pattern is called Apache Tears Afghan or sometimes called trail of tears afghan pattern, You should be able to find 2 or 3 versions online under that name.

I'm not so sure about the pattern itself, but the stitch is called a spike stitch. It is normally worked with two rows of dc and then a row of sc. The sc row is where you drop down to the row below in whatever multiples you are working in, pulling a loop up to the current row and making a sc. I hope this helps.

is the afgan worked one row and then you cut the yarn so it creates its own fring and the pattern is diamonds if so I have that pattern Tracy RN

Perhaps you're referring to a stitch that had you wrap the needle around the spoke of a double or triple crochet from the previous row. This gave a "raised" effect for that particular stitch. On future rows, the same type of stitch could be worked around adjacent stitches on both sides of the "raised" stitch, leaving the one directly above it regular. Repeating this with future rows would create a V pattern. Another option was to wrap the needle around the post of a previous row for two or three stitches from front to back and then do two or three stitches from back to front, creating a basket weave pattern or striped pattern depending how you started when you flipped the afghan to do the next row.

I remember this pattern well. Also made one for every member of my family. You will need a "Q" hook and about 59oz of any worsted weight yarn. Entire afghan is worked holding 3 strands together..each square is 8". Make 35 squares. Each square should only have 3 rows in "traditiional granny" style in double crochet (dc). Assemble 5 strips of 7 squares each, with WRONG sides together, working through inside loops only, join in corner space, ch 1 slst in next dc, ch 1 across to next corner. Fasten off. Work this way until all 7 squares are together. Then repeat the same way for putting the strips together. The edging is up to your likes. I used different styles for each one so the girls wouldn't fight. Finished size about 48" x 66". Hope this is helpful. Maybe not quite like yours, but close.

I've been searching for years for a pattern I originally crocheted for my Mom. It works with 4 skeins of yarn all at once and makes huge granny squares, using a huge hook. I used an off-white. I followed the pattern from a book of afghans but the book but it was lost in a move. Has anyone heard of such a pattern? I really want to make it again for my family. Thanks for any help you can give me.

I've been searching for years for a pattern I originally crocheted for my Mom. It works with 4 skeins of yarn all at once and makes huge granny squares, using a huge hook. I used an off-white. I followed the pattern from a book of afghans but the book but it was lost in a move. Has anyone heard of such a pattern? I really want to make it again for my family. Thanks for any help you can give me.

I just saw your post about the 4 skeins of yarn Granny square, it's called the Spiral Granny Squrare, and I'm having a lot of fun making lots of small squares and sewing them together for 1 large afghan. I hope this helps.


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