But no matter how you slice it, these projects I’m about to share are my absolute favorite modern crochet afghans I’ve found online. Most are free but a few are paid and I love them so much I think they are worth the cost. Any project that is not free will have the price below the image.

I’m only 6ish rows into a throw and so far the blanket is gorgeous. I also hadn’t crocheted in years and this pattern was very easy to learn and follow. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about crochet blankets and afghans. While blankets can be made crocheting for dolls with almost any type of yarn, fiber choice is important. When deciding which yarn to use, first think about the purpose of the blanket. For example, if you’re making a baby blanket, it’s almost certainly going to need to be washed often, so choose a washable yarn.

This blanket is made using Granny square motifs with a plain border. The squares are then joined together to make this evergreen blanket. Thanks for joining me to make the Bradley Afghan! This is one of my favorite blankets to drape over my legs while crocheting. Are you ready to expand your crochet skills even further?

Get the free pattern + tutorial to crochet your own corner-to-corner crochet graphgan pillow set! If you’re fairly new to crochet, you might be wondering –can a beginner crochet a blanket? As a beginner crocheter, you can complete your first blanket using simple stitches and easy-row repeats. While many types of yarn can be used to crochet a blanket, some work better than others. This blanket from Unexpected Afghansis straight out of Pinterest! It has cool patterning, bold colors, and it’s for babies—total Pinterest fodder.

However, a crochet blanket pattern worked in pieces will likely need to be blocked and joined together with crochet or sewing. Looking closely at these elements in a pattern will help you pick a project that is suitable for your skill. The following details are things to take note of when reading through a crochet blanket pattern. Many crochet afghans look good enough without a border.

Crochet a baby blanket, couch throw or add borders to customize an afghan any size you wish. Many of us choose blankets as our first beginner crochet pattern because they are quite easy to source supplies for. I still remember standing in Walmart picking out giant skeins of orange economy yarn as a ten-year-old planning the coolest crochet blanket EVER.

This free crochet afghan pattern uses hexagon blocks, so you can make a modern crochet baby blanket or customize the pattern to whatever size you’d like. When I started at Interweave in 2014, I spent a lot of time poring over all the recent issues to get a feel for Interweave Crochet. I remember looking over the Crochetscene 2014 photo galleries and falling head over heels for the Kinetic Throw.