Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Easy Crochet Afghans-5 Free Patterns for 2013

5 Free Easy Crochet Afghans for 2013!

With the Winter Season going full throttle, now is the time I like to start making an afghan to keep me busy until Spring. All the little projects, hats, scarves, etc. are finished for the Holiday Season and now I like to start a big and colorful project.  One of the best things about an afghan is that they’re typically a larger project, made in several evenings of watching TV and sitting by the fire. It’s a great way to use up some of your stash, or try out a new yarn you received for Christmas. So here we go, 5 new, easy, and FREE crochet afghans to get your hooks warmed up this New Year.

5 Free and Easy Crochet Afghans for 2013

This gorgeous afghan is on Ravelry and looks beautiful in many different colors.  Just about anything you can imagine  Sara made hers with Red Heart Super Saver Solid.  This one is definitely on my list  to make for this year.


This Afghan has been in my queue for quite a while but I think it is beautiful. With the colors and design it would look so lovely across the foot of my bed or even draped across my couch.  This is a "Granny Square" design like the one above.  Sometimes making squares doesn't seem quite as dauting after work so I just whip up a couple of squares before bed time.I also like this one because it is made with a fingering weight yarn which is so light and elegant to work with.'s the stats:

Measurements: approx 95 x 145 cm / 37½” x 57”
Materials: DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
250 g color no 10, olive/rust/plum mix
50 g color no 08, green/beige mix
50 g color no 09, turquoise/purple mix
50 g color no 11, lilac/green mix
And use: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
200 g color no 400, black

Here is the one we could all make in not time at all.  A ripple to use up all of our stash so we can buy more yarn at all the sales in January! Oh yes, I have a method to my madness. I love this simple easy design and it works up so quick with just about any yarn you have, (just use the same weight and you can mix brands(usually!)
4. Wind Chime / Eyelet Strips Afghan

This is such a lovely and unique afghan that making it would be so easy and fun.  Think of all the different color combinations you could use!  This one is made using Vanna's Choice yarn and is something totally different than the ripples and granny stripes we have been seeing for the last few years.

5.  Ribbon Afghan
Last but certainly not least...this beautiful Ribbon Afghan pattern. This is a MAJOR Stash-buster.  Simple enough that you can work on it in front of the TV but interesting enough to keep you from being bored. Love it!
Okay...this has been fun but now I can't wait to get started on one of these beauties for 2013! OMG...which one to choose?
Have a Happy New Year everyone and as always...
Happy Crocheting!


  1. love the first and the second as I see everyone up to crocheting the blankets, I'm also going to pick up this challenge:)

  2. Thanks for sharing these, they are gorgeous. I've actually made number 4 a few years back for my best friend when she was pregnant, very each to make and very effective.
    Can't wait to see which ones you make. :)

  3. Oh Eileen!!!! That grandbaby needs the visual stimulation on the last one you listed!!!!!Just sayin :)

  4. Great Post. I particularly like the ribbon one. I have three baby showers in April...hoping to use this pattern for at least one of the babies! Thanks :)

  5. I saw the windchime and loved that first but then here on your site I saw the many colors of granny squares rimmed in black and that's the one I need to make. Can I get complete instructions? I haven't done grannies in oh my it was the early 80's when I finally finished that afghan (which is still being used - currently under my down comforter. I'm recently retired and need something to busy my hands when just sitting with the radio or TV.

    1. Hi Bonnie,

      Below is the link directly to the Drops Design pattern above.

      The link above goes to the Ravelry page. For tons of free patterns, I recommend you join Ravelry. There are so many great patterns, including granny patterns on this site it will keep you very busy during your retirement.




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