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Free Patterns for Easy Crochet Afghans

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Related Resources: How to Crochet a Blanket | How to Join Granny Squares

Looking for easy afghan patterns? These afghan designs are all visually appealing, yet very easy to crochet.  In addition to being easy, most of these afghans are also quick to crochet.

These are all free crochet patterns; they are free for your personal use.

Fast, Easy Baby Blanket Pattern

Fast, Easy Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners
Fast, Easy Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Anyone could crochet this baby blanket; it's totally basic, and it works up super fast. Pictured at left, you can see how it looks when crocheted using pink baby yarn; I've posted additional photos showing the blanket crocheted in other colors, so don't worry if pink isn't the color you have in mind.

Easy Striped Lace Baby Afghan Pattern

Easy Baby Afghan
Easy Baby Afghan -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This striped lace baby blanket is a quick and easy crochet project. The stitch pattern is repetitive and easy to memorize, but the color changes keep things interesting. If you'd like to crochet the afghan exactly as shown, you'll need to print out all three of the following pages:

Simple Baby Blanket Pattern

Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket
Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

This baby blanket is part of a charming but simple baby layette set designed by Erica Jackofsky.

Easy Afghan Square Patterns

Crochet Granny Square
Crochet Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Afghan squares are fantastic portable crochet projects. To create an afghan, you make a bunch of these and then join the squares together. The following afghan square patterns are all rated with a skill level of "easy."

Granny Square

A Granny Square
A Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Granny squares are fantastic beginner projects. This is a classic vintage crochet pattern; the free crochet tutorial is by Amy Solovay.

Easy Beginner's Granny Square Pattern

Easy Granny Square Pattern
Easy Granny Square Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay

As you might have already discovered, there are many different ways you could crochet a granny square. This pattern gives you another easy option that's suitable for brand new crocheters.

Easy Two-Round Granny Square (Video Tutorial)

A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square
A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square -- Video Screenshot © About.com

Here's yet another easy way to construct a granny square. These instructions are published on the video.about.com website; when you're finished watching the video, be sure to use your brower's "back" button to get back to this page.

Easy Baby Afghan Square Pattern

Easy Baby Afghan Square
Easy Baby Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This square has all kinds of possible uses, although I designed it for use in creating baby blankets.

Rainbow Outlines Granny Square

Rainbow Outlines Granny Square
Rainbow Outlines Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

If it's a colorful afghan you want, this easy pattern is a great way to achieve your goal.

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