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 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 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 Crocheted Baby Blanket -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky
Easy Afghan Square Patterns
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."
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 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.
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 -- 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 -- Photo © Amy Solovay
If it's a colorful afghan you want, this easy pattern is a great way to achieve your goal.