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20 Unique Crochet Afghans to Start This Weekend

Blankets are one of my favorite things to crochet. They’re so cuddly, the design possibilities are endless, and you always get to a point in the project when you can cover up with your WIP. I love that part!

To celebrate my love for afghans, I’ve compiled 20 of my favorites from designers across the internet. Get ready to crochet the day away with these lovely projects!

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If you want to try your hand at more crochet blankets, Lion Brand has you covered! They have dozens of knit and crochet afghan patterns on their website plus all-in-one kits, which include a printed copy of the pattern plus all the yarn you need for them.

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20 Unique Afghans to Start This Weekend

1 – The Autumn Skies Afghan from TL Yarn Crafts

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Bold colors, getting cozy, and staying warm all come to mind when I think of fall, and I infused them all in my Autumn Skies Afghan. Get this beginner-level crochet blanket as a kit from Lion Brand, or check out the FREE pattern on my blog.

Yarn: Basic Stitch Premium

2 – Aspyn Pom Afghan from Darling Jadore

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I’m a sucker for a good pom pom. But a blanket bordered in them? Sign me up! Try out the Aspyn Pom Afghan from Darling Jadore as a kit from Lion Brand, or pick it up from her Etsy shop.

Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

3 – The Winnie Blanket from Meghan Makes Do

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Get ready to have one big hexie motif party when you take on the Winnie Blanket, a cheerful crochet afghan designed by Meghan of Meghan Makes Do. Find this project as a kit from Lion Brand or make this project using the FREE pattern on Meghan’s blog.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Solids

4 – Cake Stripe Blanket from Sewrella

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Mix cake yarn with a touch of luxury when you make the Cake Stripe Blanket, designed by Ashleigh of Sewrella. Pick up the blanket kit from Lion Brand, or find this patter FREE on the Sewrella blog.

Yarns: Lion Brand Touch of Merino and Mandala

5 – Love Triangles Afghan from 1 Dog Woof

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What do you get when you mix classic granny stripes with fun colors? Pure genius, that’s what! Get the totally cute Love Triangles Afghan as a kit from Lion Brand or find the FREE pattern on ChiWei’s blog.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Solids and Heathers

6 – Aubergine Afghan from A Crocheted Simplicity

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If you’re looking for the softest yarn out there, velvet wins, hands down. Now you can wrap yourself in a crocheted hug after you make the Aubergine Afghan, designed by Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity. The all-in-one kit is available here, or find the FREE pattern here.

Yarn: Vel-Luxe

7 – Jane Throw from Rescued Paw Designs

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Are you tackling crocheted afghans for the first time? You can’t go wrong with the Jane Throw, designed by Krista of Rescued Paw Designs. The stitches are simple and the yarn is chunky, so you’ll be done in no time. Get the yarn kit here and find the FREE pattern here.

Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

8 – Alpaca Love C2C Blanket from Make and Do Crew

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Ok. I had to add this one because it’s just too cute. I mean, ALPACAS, y’all! Make this cute blanket from Jess at Make and Do Crew – find the kit available from Lion Brand and get the FREE pattern on her blog.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Solids and DIYarn


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9 – Fireside Throw from Darling Jadore

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Chunky, textured, and oh-so warm, the Fireside Throw is aptly named because it’s the coziest crochet blanket to snuggle with on a cold winter night. Get cozy with the kit from Lion Brand or pick up a copy of the pattern from Sierra’s website.

Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

10 – Yellow Brick Road Afghan from Mama In A Stitch

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Cheery yet modern, the Yellow Brick Road Afghan works up quickly in a simple two-row repeat. It’s perfect for beginners and looks great in any color combo. Get the all-in-one kit from Lion Brand, or find the FREE pattern on her blog.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Solids

11 – Divine Diamonds Throw from Divine Debris

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Turn individual 4″x4″ squares into an eye-catching throw when you try out the Divine Diamonds Throw, designed by Amber of Divine Debris. The yarn + pattern kit is available now, or find the FREE pattern on her blog.

Yarn: Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling

12 – Covered In Cats Afghan from Evelyn & Peter

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Calling all cat lovers! This C2C beauty features three kitties, each with their own playful personalities. Get the kit now from Lion Brand or find the FREE pattern on Rachel’s blog.

Yarn: Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling

13 – Wintertide Throw from Mama in a Stitch

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Like a pattern to keep your attention? Wintertide is it! It’s full of texture and varying stitches to keep things fun until the last loop. Find the kit available from Lion Brand here, and check out the FREE pattern on Jessica’s blog.

Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

14 – Paix Throw from Debrosse

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So, I know I said velvet yarn took the title for softest yarn around, but faux fur is having it’s moment as well. Silky smooth and perfect for cuddling, Teresa of Debrosse designed this lovely blanket and you *NEED* it! Get the kit from Lion Brand here or pick up a copy of the pattern here.

Yarn: Go For Faux


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15 – Southwest-Inspired Sunburst Afghan from 1 Dog Woof

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Not enough corner-to-corner projects in your WIP pile? Add this cute one from ChiWei of 1 Dog Woof. Get the complete crochet yarn + pattern kit from Lion Brand and find the FREE pattern on her blog.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Solids

16 – Vel-Luxe Throw Blanket from Mama in a Stitch

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Luzurious velvet and modern stitches make for a timeless throw. That’s exactly what Jessica of Mama in a Stitch gives with the Vel-Luxe Throw. Make this gorgeous blanket with the all-in-one kit from Lion Brand and find the FREE pattern on her blog.

Yarn: Vel-Luxe

17 – Presto 4.5 Hour Throw from Make and Do Crew

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Time is of the essence! If you waited until the last minute to make a birthday gift, Jess of Make and Do Crew has you covered. Make the Presto 4.5 Hour Throw using the all-in-one kit from Lion Brand or find the FREE pattern here.

Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle

18 – X Marks the Spot from Fly The Distance

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Honestly, I’ll never get sick of graphic corner-to-corner projects. This afghan from Jessica of Fly The Distance just looks so cool. Find the complete crochet kit from Lion Brand here, and check out the FREE pattern here.

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Solids

19 – Homemaker Throw from Sewrella

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It’s easy to add a gingham touch to any home decor when you whip up the Homemaker Throw, designed by Ashleigh of Sewrella. Fill your living room with warmth by picking up the crochet kit here or find the pattern on Ashleigh’s blog.

Yarn: Touch of Alpaca Bonus Bundle

20 – On The Bias Granny Square Blanket

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No crochet blanket round-up would be complete without a granny square project. This beauty is designed by Jessica of A Crocheted Simplicity and brings a touch of class to your home. Find the all-in-one kit via Lion Brand or pick up the pattern from Jessica’s Ravelry page.

Yarn: Pound of Love

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