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33 Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

Beginners and experts alike will love how quickly and easily these crochet blanket patterns work up!

By: Jaji Hammer, Editor, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
Updated August 24, 2018
Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

These 33 Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns work up in no time and yet look as though you spent weeks bent over your crochet hook. Beginner crocheters will love the simple designs that achieve such professional results. More advanced crocheters will appreciate being able to hook these easy crochet blanket patterns while watching TV and sipping a glass of something grape-ish.

No worries about losing count of stitches or trying to find your place in the directions. And you'll be able to make a beautiful crochet afghan in a matter or hours or days, so you can create a thoughtful, personalized gift for that baby shower or bridal shower or mom's birthday or grandpa's birthday that's just around the corner. Or just hook one for yourself to practice your new crochet skills and craft the perfect finishing touch to your living room or bedroom decor. Whatever your motivations, these gorgeous, quick and easy crochet afghan patterns will take the guesswork out of your next project while infusing it with efficiency and style!

Quick and Easy Crochet Afghans

Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan

Your friends and family are sure to "ooh" and "aah" over any one of these Quick and Easy Crochet Afghans. Make a throw for the bottom of your bed to add a splash of color or hook this Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan to achieve a more classic aesthetic. Work up a quick crochet afghan to tie the color scheme of your whole living room together and ensure your tootsies will never get cold on those brisk fall evenings. Surprise your friend on her birthday or your dad on his with an easy crochet blanket pattern that looks far more complicated to hook than it actually is! Every one of these free afghan patterns creates a gorgeous throw and yet is beginner-friendly, movie-watching friendly, and packed-schedule-friendly. Now that's what you call great bang for your hook!

  • Soft Granite Blanket

    Hook this Soft Granite Blanket in just a couple days! At work on Monday, you'll have a pretty sweet, unique, and awesomely tangible answer to the question, "So what'd you do this weekend?"

  • Quick and Easy Color Block Throw

    After the first few rows of this Quick and Easy Color Block Throw, you'll be able to zone out and enjoy your movie. Plus, you can curate the colors to suit your style or the preferences of your favorite person.

  • Easy Going Crochet Blanket

    The Easy Going Crochet Blanket is such a cozy and fun crochet pattern, it'll actually help you be a little more laid back. So un-shrug your shoulders, take a deep breath, and curl up with this pattern.

  • Quick and Simple Afghan

    The name says it all. This Quick and Simple Afghan is great for anyone who loves to crochet or wants to learn. Beginners will love this free crochet pattern because it's literally only two steps!

  • 6 Hours or Less Throw

    If you love whipping up quick afghans for different occasions, whether for birthdays or charitable causes, this 6 Hours or Less Throw is even quicker than the 7 Hours or Less Throw! (Hehe.) This pattern is also perfect if you're attempting your first afghan.

  • 6-Hour Afghan with Fringe

    Looking for a crochet blanket pattern that's super fast to make, but you're kinda sassy and love a boho aesthetic and you want to work up something with "fringe" in the title? Hook no further than the 6-Hour Afghan with (wait for it) Fringe!

  • Happy Ghan

    Want to hook up some happy? Your couch will be that much more colorful, your Saturday nights that much cozier, and your face that much smiley-er when you take a couple days to make this Happy Ghan. Really, the name says it all!

  • Quick as a Whip Afghan

    There's a reason this expression has stood the test of time. Whips whip quickly. And so does this blanket! So work up this Quick as a Whip Afghan and you'll be looking over your shoulder at the experience in a matter of hours.

  • Crochet Sand Stitch Afghan

    Not many other crochet afghan patterns can compete with the easy-factor of the Crochet Sand Stitch Afghan. This pattern is perfect for beginners and anyone else who wants to hook a very good-sized throw in just a day or two.

  • Colorful Cluster V-Stitch Crochet Blanket

    Your inner child will simply love the vibrant, wavy design of the Colorful Cluster V-Stitch Crochet Blanket. You won't believe how easy this throw is to hook, so you might just make another for the actual child in your life.

Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blankets

The Coziest Crocheted Baby Blanket Ever

The brilliance of a baby blanket, besides the fact that you get to keep a baby warm, is that it is one of the quickest crochet afghan projects to whip up. So whether you have a new baby in your life or you're looking for a quick crochet pattern for your next charitable endeavor, this collection of Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blankets offers a bundle of simple and snuggly options. And of course, these baby blankets are also super versatile because you can hook them in any color and even increase the size if you'd like to make one for yourself! Some of the patterns are perfect for summer months or those Floridian beach babies, and some, like The Coziest Crocheted Baby Blanket Ever, will provide yummy warmth for cuties in those colder climates. Each one of these crochet baby blankets will fly off your hook so quickly that you'll soon again be perusing this list for another project.

  • Quick and Easy Rainbow V-Stitch Babyghan

    The Quick and Easy Rainbow V-Stitch Babyghan is just as its name suggest - quick to work up with an easy-to-follow pattern. This gender neutral baby blanket has just enough color to stand out, though you can switch up the colors however you'd like.

  • Rippling Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket

    Enjoy the natural wonder of the rainbow with this Rippling Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket. The easy, repetitive ripple stitch will let you work this up lickety split so you'll have a personalized gift all ready for that baby shower in a few days.

  • Continuous Granny Square Afghan Pattern

    The Continuous Granny Square Afghan Pattern is a perfect example of a baby blanket that does not appear beginner-friendly at first glance. But while the finished product is rather visually stunning, this pattern uses the same repeating simple stitch pattern.

  • Baby Blue Waffle-ghan

    When it comes to classic baby blanket patterns, you don't need to go over the top to create a future heirloom. This Baby Blue Waffle-ghan is the perfect example of how one color can craft a timeless baby blanket that's still full of texture.

  • Bright and Bold Crochet Baby Blanket

    Don't be fooled by the number of steps in the directions - the Bright and Bold Crochet Baby Blanket is super simple to hook. Using the crochet treble stitch to create its unique dripping lines appearance, this blanket is fit for a contemporary nursery.

  • Baby's Favorite Stroller Blankie

    Baby's Favorite Stroller Blankie is one of easiest crochet baby blanket patterns. Soft to the touch and simple in design, this baby blanket will immediately become your go-to blankie when you're out and about with the baby.

  • Cotton Candy Crochet Baby Blanket

    In lovely country-fair-inspired colors, this corner-to-corner Cotton Candy Crochet Baby Blanket is deliciously snuggle-riffic! You don't need to be an expert to work up this delectable confection for the little cutie in your life!

  • Super Snugly Crochet Baby Blanket

    Your baby will be relaxing in ripples of the snuggliest variety once you work up this easy and Super Snugly Crochet Baby Blanket. You'll want to increase the pattern and make one of these dreamy blankets all for yourself!

  • Simple Baby Afghan Tutorial

    The Simple Baby Afghan Tutorial is a super easy crochet project for beginners who want an impressive finished product, but don't want to get in over their heads. This multicolored, cozy afghan is so aesthetically pleasing and satisfyingly hefty.

  • Sweet Tooth Rainbowghan

    You won't believe how easy it is to work up the gorgeous Sweet Tooth Rainbowghan. The edging is the most complex element, and even that is completely manageable for a beginner. Or just leave it off and the project becomes even simpler!

Quick and Easy Crochet Granny Squares

Gumdrop Granny Square Pattern

Granny squares are a crocheter's best friend. Whether you're a beginner just setting hook into the magical world of crochet or a pro looking to create your own design, patterns like the Gumdrop Granny Square Pattern create super versatile little numbers that you can use to make all sorts of larger projects: the most notable being afghans, of course! If you choose from this list of Quick and Easy Crochet Granny Squares, you'll be able to work up beginner-friendly and easily transportable - yet drop dead gorgeous - squares no matter where your day takes you. Then when you've hooked your desired number, take a few hours some lazy Sunday, sew all the squares together, and voila! You've created a beautiful new afghan.

  • Sunburst Granny Square Crochet Pattern

    Add a pop of color to your crochet blanket patterns with this fun Sunburst Granny Square Crochet Pattern. This is a quick and easy crochet pattern that doesn't need any prep work because it's a fantastic stashbuster pattern.

  • 4 Hearts Square

    This beautiful 4 Hearts Square is the perfect design to hook for someone you love whether kiddo, mama, grandchild, or anyone in between. Nestle a coffee cup in the tailor-made indent or combine a bunch to make a love-filled afghan!

  • Granddaughter's Favorite Daisy Crochet Granny Squares

    These granny squares will easily become your Granddaughter's Favorite Daisy Crochet Granny Squares. Pick her favorite colors or hook this blanket in many hues to suit any decor, whether childhood bedroom or dorm room.

  • Bonnie's Scrap Yarn Square

    For those of you who have a lot of extra bits of yarn laying around, Bonnie's Scrap Yarn Square is just the one for you! Make a bunch with different colors and make a uniquely awesome recycled granny square blanket.

  • Basic Crochet Granny Square

    Want to learn how to crochet a granny square? The Basic Crochet Granny Square is the perfect place to start. Follow this great tutorial and in no time you'll be crocheting enough granny squares to make a whole blanket.

  • Basic Rectangle Granny

    This crochet pattern is perfect for beginners. Start with one Basic Rectangle Granny square and soon enough you'll have a granny square afghan! Just work that shell stitch for five rounds and bibbidy bobbidy boo, you can crochet, too!

  • Double Rainbow Granny Square

    The Double Rainbow Granny Square will remind you of gorgeous days when Mother Nature swipes her paintbrush across the sky to leave an arch of colors. Use this easy granny square to make a bold yet timeless blanket.

  • Wiggles Square

    The fun 3D design of the Wiggles Square is sure to elicit giggles from the kid in your life and perhaps even your own inner kiddo! This square is super easy to make and yet rife with visual interest. Wiggle one off your hook today!

  • Super Simple Granny Square

    If you're new to the world of crochet and want to start slow, make a Super Simple Granny Square! This easy crochet pattern is the perfect project for beginners because it uses only the most simple stitches to create a fun design.

  • Julie's Granny Square

    Julie's Granny Square is super quick and easy and yet the contrasting colors create a beautiful design that's reminiscent of a pinwheel. The pattern is so simple, these squares will be flying off your hook faster than a pinwheel can spin!

Which quick and easy crochet blanket patterns are your favorite to hook?

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I've been looking for a quick project I can make for my sister's birthday next week! I so should have started something sooner, but hey, life. That Easy Going Crochet Blanket pattern looks super perfect for her... natural and laid back :)

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