Garden Patch Granny Afghan: National Craft Month Project & Giveaway

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It’s hard to believe it’s already day 6 of the National Craft Month Giveaway. Come visit our blog every day to enter to win a different prize of the day. Find the contest rules and enter below.

Today for National Craft Month, we’re getting some quality crochet tips from our friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This crochet afghan pattern comes at just the right time, because this trend has been hot since February! Take a look at the Garden Patch Granny Afghan to see why crafters have been buzzing around garden patterns so much.


Garden Patch Granny Afghan


Garden Patch Granny Afghan

We’re just getting into spring, which means that if you want to have this afghan finished by May, you’ll want to make sure you get a copy of the full pattern so you can get started right away. Warm up your home (and your bed) with an afghan pattern that’s bursting with spring. This pattern from Lion Brand Yarn can really help you improve your crochet skills, and the reward will be so sweet.

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Have you ever crocheted an afghan? What patterns do you like best?


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  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

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  1. Carolyn B says

    I made, what I call my “Stained Glass Afghan” way back in 1987. I had no money & needed something to do, so I dug out ALL my yarn scraps & went to work. I did 4″ solid color granny squares edged in black. I edged the whole thing in granny stitch stripes that matched some of colors of the squares. It turned out BEAUTIFUL….it fit my double size bed & it has been there ever since!!

    I love all the crochet patterns….but granny squares are so versatile, many, many different patterns & easy to take along. Definitely a favorite.

  2. Jan says

    I have crochet a blanket..and I used the granny square type.
    I like these because its useful to use up..small balls or left over yarns from other projects.
    Really nice when I do the small granny squares and then sew them all together.

  3. Clare Wollenhaupt says

    One of the first projects I ever crocheted was a gold and brown giant granny square afghan.
    It only had six squares and covered a queen size bed. It was the early 70’s. I had taught myself how to crochet from a McCall’s Needlecraft book I got for Christmas!

  4. Patti Smith says

    I am not a very good crocheter, but I keep it simple. Single or double crochet is about all I can do right now. I am learning, though!

  5. Lisa Holicky says

    I love to crochet, it relaxes me, and I’ve always got several projects going at once.

  6. says

    I have Crochet each of my grandchildren a blanket, and started again my oldest grandchild turned 16 in Feb, And she still has the grannysquare one I made her. This time I used homespun in Tudor and Barrington and made her a huge v stitch throw. She loved it. Now time to start over for the other 7.

  7. Fedalise Arsenault says

    I still crochet , I do baby blankets and some afghans, blankets crochet up quicker than knitting . I love to knit as well . I consider yarn my friend, it is always relaxing whether knitting or crocheting . right now I only have 3 projects in the works
    wish me luck LOL

  8. Bev Hoff says

    I’m a relative novice; the most complicated things I crochet are scarves. I did make a baby blanket using the zig zag double crochet stitch. I have to count stitches in every row or else the rows get longer or shorter!

  9. Carmen S. says

    Yes, I have crocheted baby afghans. I don’t remember the pattern. It was a very long time ago. I remember crocheting a lap cover for my husband’s Grandmother, using the popcorn stitch.

  10. Wendy Gould says

    I’ve started several granny square Afghans but the only blanket I ever finished was a crocheted entrelac one

  11. Charlene says

    I am a self taught crocheter (though I recently found out I am doing it wrong). I was 9 years old when I wanted to learn to knit or crochet (much prefer crocheting) and tried to get my mother to show me how. She did not know how to do either, so I bought some yarn, needles and hooks and taught myself. The first thing I ever made was an afghan that I entered into a 4-H fair and got a blue ribbon. That was 51 years ago. I have since made several more afghans and still don’t own a single one. They all start out being made to be mine but I always wind up giving them to family and friends. Hopefully I get to keep one before I get much more older.

  12. Heather Johnson says

    I crocheted my first Afghan last week. I did the Octagon & Square one. I really enjoyed it. I am new to crochet and have been only doing hats. I loved doing that Afghan. They take so much yarn though and I am a stay at home mom. I have one of a lot of colors. I guess I can start making with a lot of colors :).

  13. Anne Krill says

    I love cotton yarn for dish cloths, baby wash cloths, pot holders, small soap bags, baby hats & sweaters ….

  14. AutoFill Kris Hitz says

    I have crocheted many blankets Iam currently finishing one now I prefer patterns that I can download for free,but I have many patterns that I have bought off line

  15. storm says

    I am a beginner crocheter, i have a friend who is currently showing me how to make small to medium sized granny squares right now. My first project will be a queen size afghan blanket for my bed.

  16. Ruby Alford says

    i have never mae an afgahn to date, but i am working on my first one currently, and im making a 5 by 5 granny square throw

  17. Kathie says

    I’ve gotten into the cotton dishcloths and baby hats using the cotton yarn, too. My favorite afghan is a textured one using the afghan stitch and popcorn stitch for the design. Love to make baby afghans for nap time.

  18. CAtherine Swearengen says

    I made a granny square afghan back in high school. It was bright rainbow colored yarn with a black border. I remember that our cat Grover loved to sleep on the pile of squares as I finished them or in my lap as I crocheted them.

  19. nnieves says

    learned to crochet from my aunt, granny square queen. took her left overs & a color wheel (not good w putting colors together) made enough squares that turned out pretty nice combo of purple grannies into a cross and smaller grannies w black yarn as edge. mother took it when she came to visit : )

  20. Terri Tracy says

    I have not crocheted an afghan yet because I recently taught myself to crochet however I really want to make a no chain ripple afghan.

  21. Sylvia Zajis says

    I have not crocheted an afghan yet. I am new to the craft and my sister is teaching me how to do it. So there’s only room to grow from here. 🙂

  22. claire lewis says

    My favorite is the chevron. I used to buy yarn to match my car. I always have an afghan in my car. My grandma taught me how to crochet. She’d sit on the sofa, and I’d sit on the floor facing her. Til this day, I crochet backwards, and with the wrong hand. But I love it!!

  23. kim says

    I make prayer blankets for church, We pray over them and then give to the sick or injuried. This would come in so handy to make blankets, The cost adds up when you try and make alot. Thanks I would love to win this for the sick people…

  24. Fawn says

    I have crocheted three blankets, one granny square, one straight double crochet for my son when he was born and one using a pattern from this page.

  25. Aida F. says

    I would LOVE to start knitting and crocheting again for my grandchildren, as well as for my nieces and nephews. I’m trying to teach them that “if you love to do something” and can turn it into a career, whether for big pay or not, you’ll be a HAPPY, fulfilled worker!! 😀

  26. Louise O'Halloran says

    I use lion brand yarn all the time. great colors. I have so many things I would love to make with this yarn

  27. Nancy Bowers says

    I can’t seem to ever get enough knitting or crocheting done anymore — I see pretty colors of yarn and immediately start looking for a pattern. Beautiful colors of yarn!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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