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33 Free Knit Afghan Patterns

These easy knit afghan patterns will keep those needles clicking.

By: Blair Chavis, Editor,
33 Free Knit Afghan Patterns
33 Free Knit Afghan Patterns
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Discover 33 Free Knit Afghan Patterns that work for every occasion. Whether you're looking for Christmas afghan patterns or a knitted cable afghan pattern, this collection of free knitted afghan patterns can help. There are so many fun and exciting free afghan patterns to check out, so you'll never get bored.

Test your skills and try something new or work on an easy project that you can complete in no time - the choice is yours. With this list of free knit afghan patterns, download your favorites and keep your needles moving morning, noon, and night.

This collection features ripple afghan patterns, baby blanket patterns, and so much more. No matter which type of project you prefer, you're sure to find easy knit patterns that look exceptional and feel so soft. Expirement with different design motifs and stitches to come up with the perfect design. If you've caught the knitting bug, create a couple of these free baby afghan patterns and save them for later.

Bonus! Learn all about knitting blankets bulkily with AllFreeKnitting's video tutorial, How to Knit Using Super Bulky Needles.

Beginner Knit Afghan Patterns for Babies

These easy knitting patterns are great for little ones of all ages. Quick knit afghan patterns make great gifts for newborns, and these patterns are easy for learning how to make a knit afghan. If you've never knitted before, start with these simple projects.

  1. Seed Stitch Checkerboard Blanket:  This easy knit afghan is great for boys and girls.  It's soft and cuddly and makes a great gift for a new little one.  Free knitting patterns like this are great for knitters of all skill levels. Don't be afraid of baby blanket patterns - they're a great way to learn new stitches and designs.

  2. Lacy Stitch Blanket:  Easy knitting afghan patterns like this beautiful blanket, are great for little girls!  The sweet lace and soft yarn makes this easy knitted afghan perfect for wrapping, covering, and cuddling! Make naptime fun with warm and cuddly baby blanket patterns.

  3. Knit Ripple Blanket:  Baby boys will love this knit afghan pattern.  This quick knit afghan makes gift giving a breeze. They're also easy to customize for a little girl.

  4. Cuddly Hooded Baby Blanket: Get ready for your new baby’s arrival by knitting this adorable cuddly afghan. The chunky texture makes this blanket nice and fuzzy - perfect for your baby’s delicate skin. Once you’re done, you’ll want to make more easy knitting patterns like this!

  5. Blue and White Baby Blanket:  Free knitting afghan patterns are a great way to learn different knitting techniques.  With this knitted afghan pattern, you can create a blanket that will be hard not to share with your little one!

  6. Duck Baby Blanket Pattern:  After bathtime, cuddle your baby up in this sweet and easy knitted afghan.  Free knit afghan patterns are great for boys and girls alike, and this duck-themed knitted afghan is the perfect way to end a nice bath!

  7. Multi Colored Diamond Blanket:  Great for kids of all ages, this knitting afghan pattern is easy and fun to make.  The best thing about beginner knitted afghan patterns like this is that they are easy to customize to suit your favorite colors. Free knitting patterns can certainly be versatile - look for a project that allows you to switch things up in terms of color or yarn size.

  8. Satin Cradle Blanket:  When it comes to knit afghan patterns, this one may take the cake.  Decorated with beautiful lace stitches, this knitted afghan will be baby's favorite blanket for years to come.  Free knit afghan patterns like this are also great for mom to try during her pregnancy.

  9. Native Stripes Knit Blanket Pattern: Before you start knitting a baby blanket, make sure it's the perfect fit for both baby and new mommy. This afghan really fits the bill - it's warm, cuddly and adorable.

  10. Homespun Country Cousins Blanket: Nothing says country quite like a knit blanket pattern. This chunky pattern is perfect for cold nights in front of the television.

  11. Lacy Sweet Hearts Baby Blanket: This sweet hearts afghan is perfect for your little sweetheart. The pink blanket includes a series of heart-shaped patterns and is perfect for your baby girl. You’ll be finished with this easy knitting project in no time.

Texturized Knitted Afghan Patterns

These texturized free knitting afghan patterns are great for adding some style and decor to your living room or bedroom. Decorated with unique and easy-to-master stitches, these free knitting patterns are a great way to improve your skills and create something beautiful. One you learn how to knit an afghan, you'll never need to shop at a home decorating store again.

  1. Patterned Blue Shades Blanket:  If you're looking for easy and fun free knit afghan patterns, be sure to check out this pattern.  Made with 2 beautiful shades of blue, this blanket will add a soft and decorative look to any room in your house.

  2. Cool Comforts Knit Throw: This free knitting pattern makes a beautiful throw from jumbo yarn. It's a quick and easy blanket to make, and this knitting project is a perfect craft for beginners looking to practice their knitting skills.

  3. Pillar Stitch Afghan:  Great for Christmas or anytime of year, beginner knitting afghan patterns are great for curling up by the fireplace and enjoying a good book.  Free knit afghan patterns are easy with fun and colorful designs like this!

  4. Checkered Knit Blanket:  Filled with beautiful colors and textures, the Checkered Knit Blanket is great for the fall.  Each square contains a different knit stitch, so it's a great way to practice your skill.  Free knit afghan patterns doesn't have to be boring...jazz up your work with fun and unique patterns like this one!

  5. Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket: Super chunky afghans like this are perfect for curling up with someone you love on a chilly evening. Keep your feet warm while challenging your knitting skills by trying your hand at this advanced knit afghan pattern.

  6. Simple Chunky Blanket:  Knit afghan patterns for beginners, like this Chunky Blanket, are great once you've mastered a few basic knitting stitches.  This blanket is great for babies and adults alike.  Play around with your favorite yarns and colors to create ideal free knit afghan patterns.

  7. Textured Block Afghan:  Looking for knitted afghan patterns for beginners?  Be sure to check out this afghan.  Made with two seperate colors, this lovely home decor piece is a great way to tie colors together in your living room or bedroom.

  8. Cable Afghan with Tassels:  Lovers of the classic look will like this free knitting pattern.  Free knitting patterns like this are easy to follow and great for the beginning knitters.

  9. Bramble Cable Afghan:  Cable afghans are great for warmer months...and this colorful afghan is the best way to bring the bright colors of spring and summer into your home.  Curl up with this free knitting pattern or use it as a dramatic color accessory in your living room.

  10. Casual Cables Throw:  This knitting project is quick, easy, and perfect for staying warm. It's a great throw to make when you are crunched for time. With its chunky yarn, you'll simply adore how soft and incredible this knitted blanket is.

Colorful Knitting Patterns for Afghans

These colorful patterns are perfect for those who aren't afraid to try something daring! The free knit afghan patterns are filled with color and will never go out of style. Get started making one of these free afghan knitting patterns today.

  1. Peaceful Lap Afghan:  When it comes to free knitting patterns, afghans are just the thing.  Blankets, throws, and afghans are easy to make and great to use as comfort and decoration.  This free knitting pattern will relax you with its soothing spa blue and green hues.

  2. Autumn Leaves Afghan:  Filled with the beautiful colors of fall, this free knitting afghan pattern is striking and vibrant.  You could have this afghan out all year if you'd like.

  3. Beautiful Chevron Pillows and Afghan:  Wondering how to knit an afghan?  This chevron afghan may seem a little challenging, but with practice and patience, you'll have this technique down in no time. Don't be afraid when it comes to free patterns for knitting!

  4. Black and White Afghan:  If you're looking for something with not as much vibrant colors, try this afghan.  Made with basic colors, this dramatic afghan is still striking in its simplicity and everlasting style.

  5. Cables and Blocks Afghan:  Knitted afghans don't have to be just one color or one can mix and match to create a beautiful and unique look.  This free knitting pattern is one such example.

  6. Colorful Knit Throw:  Dramatic color is easy and fun with this Colorful Knit Throw.  Great for a living room or bedroom, free knit afghan patterns like this circular knitting afghan are great if you want your pattern to stand out!

  7. Earth Tone Knit Afghan:  This knitting afghan pattern may look traditional, but free patterns for knitting never goes out of style!  Free knitting patterns like this are great to make as gifts, and perfect for someone you may know who's moving into their first home or apartment.

  8. Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan:  Perfect for the knitter is new to the craft but eager to start making afghans, this Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan will help add a touch of color to your living room.  To make this knit blanket pattern more girl friendly, feel free to substitute pink yarn instead.

More Baby Blanket Patterns

Looking for even more free knit afghan patterns? Start with these knit baby blanket patterns and save them up for future birthdays and baby showers. The pretty designs and bold colors are sure to make a huge impression.

  1. Modern Lovey Baby Afghan: If you're looking for free knit afghan patterns that will be saved for generations, this is the perfect option. The bright colors make this free knitting pattern really stand out from a sea of pastels. Add a border around the edges to complete the look. Baby blanket patterns can be big and bold - it's all in the design of the piece.

  2. Striped Baby Blankie and Playful Puppy Pal: Who would have thought this one free knitting pattern could make two beautiful projects? This blue-and-pink striped baby blanket and stuffed pup make amazing baby shower gifts for a new mother and her little one. You’re sure to make a good impression with these homemade crafts. 

  3. Lacy Violet Baby Blanket: Purple can be used for any baby blanket, making it perfect if the expectant parents want a surprise on delivery day! Before heading to your next baby shower, throw out all of your other free knit afghan patterns and start working on this baby blanket. It's a simple pattern that only uses one shade of yarn.

  4. Radiating Squares Baby Blanket: Free knit afghan patterns don't have to fit any kind of criteria and this blanket is a prime example. Switch it up and create a round afghan with cool stripes. The pretty colors will help this stand out from a sea of baby blanket patterns.

Free Knitting Patterns: Blanket Squares

If you love the look of granny square afghans, learn how to make a variety of knit blanket squares and afghans with the items in this collection!

  1. Granny Square Afghan: This colorful afghan pattern features a basic granny square motif with lovely colorways you'll obsess over.

  2. Half Square Triangle Blanket: Learn how to knit triangles to create a captivating design with this darling pattern.

  3. Diamonds on Stockinette Square: Get a look that almost resembles argyle with the textures of this knit square pattern. Make texture the focus of your next project when you learn this stitch.

  4. Purled Ladder Square: Knitters who are looking for a challenge should try this square. Be sure to keep track of your counting as you alternate those purls and knits!

  5. Diagonal Broken Rib Square: Create pretty puff stitches when you follow the instructions for this pretty knit square.

  6. Sand Stitch Square: These long ladder columns create an appealing effect. This stitch is excellent for baby blankets and full sized afghans alike!

  7. Knitted Flowers and Hearts Bed Set: This is a darling pattern for a girl's bedroom. Create different motifs within the squares, and choose pinks and reds for a particularly girly pattern.

  8. Essential Effortless Afghan: This is seriously one of the easiest afghans you could make. If you're new to knitting, definitely give this pattern a try! Simple squares in alternating patterns make for a lovely blanket.

  9. Countryside Charm Afghan: Hello, texture! This is a stunning project that draws a ton of attention to the stitches, but involves some color changes as well!

  10. Country Quilt Afghan: Stripes, triangles, squares, oh my! Alternate a few different motifs to create a lovely knit afghan with a quilted look.

Let us know: Which of these afghan patterns are you interested in making?

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Does this blanket come in a crochet pattern?

I got a heart baby blanket pattern by Ann Saglimbene on Knitting on the net and purchased my yarn. After starting the pattern, I realized that the hearts on the blanket shown in the picture had boxes around the hearts which really makes it look sooo good. However, the pattern does not include directions for the columns that go across the blanket only shows the knit columns that go from top to bottom of pattern. Since I am a lst time knitter, is there anyway I could get a revised pattern. If someone just says "add garter stitch" or something similar, I'm not secure enough to know exactly what to do. I'd like to have a revised pattern and knitters on Raverly are also asking the same question. Thanks for your effort on my behalf - Pat.


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