"I want to learn how to crochet an afghan. Where can I find directions for this?"
Welcome Emilia! Thanks for your interest; I am glad you got in touch. There are several resources I'd like you to consider taking a look at. Here are some links:
- How to crochet a blanket -- This guide gives you a brief overview of the process from start to finish, and includes links to more in-depth tutorials and patterns you can use for crocheting your own blankets and afghans.
- Free crochet afghan patterns -- This is our main directory of afghan patterns.
- Easy crochet afghan patterns -- If you're new to crocheting, this page is a great starting place; it includes links to all our easiest patterns for your consideration.
- Free crochet granny square patterns -- Granny squares are small projects, but if you work many of them you can combine them to make a fabulous afghan.
- Fair Isle to Crochet is a pattern book featuring beautiful afghans recommended for intermediate-level crocheters.
- DIY Afghans is a pattern book featuring quilt-style afghans. You might also want to check out these free crochet quilt patterns.
- Unexpected Afghans is another fantastic pattern book filled with interesting afghan and pillow patterns. It isn't a book I'd recommend for total beginners, but it features some outstanding designs.
- How to crochet -- This page links you up to instructions for crocheting basic stitches and learning the basic techniques you'll need to know.
I hope you'll find these resources helpful, and that you'll find the perfect afghan pattern to get started on.