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Easy Afghan Knitting Patterns

by | Sep 5, 2016 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for Easy Afghans. Most patterns are free

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Cables & Texture Throw

Easy Cables & Texture Throw

This easy afghan features a 6 row 13 stitch repeat of seed stitch and cables. Approx. 50 x 54″ / 127 x 137 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cathy Payson. Rated easy by Red Heart.

Red Heart New Yarns

  Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Graphic Afghan

Graphic Afghan

A simple repetitive chevron stitch pattern in bulky yarn makes a quick throw. Rated very easy or easy by most Ravelrers. Designed by Sarah Fama. Pictured project by Divagranny. One of 7 knitting patterns in Cozy Knitted Blanket Patterns ebook by Interweave Knits.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Tweed Blanket

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Tweed Blanket

Easy Tweed Blanket

Easy afghan texture in just knit and purl stitches. Designed by Patons UK

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Exquisite Cabled Throw

Exquisite Cabled Throw

This easy cabled afghan is just garter stitch and stockinette with cables every 8th row. Designed by Linda S. Smith for Red Heart.

Red Heart New Yarns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Textured Throw

Easy Textured Throw

Easy afghan in with an 8-row stitch pattern of knit and purl stitches. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Perfect warm weather throw in cotton yarn. Rated easy by Bernat. I love knitting with the recommended Bernat Maker Home Dec cotton yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Cozy Triangle Throw

Cozy Triangle Throw

This easy afghan features triangle texture in knit and purl stitches with a 16 row repeat – though the 8 wrong side rows are just purl. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Rated easy by Bernat.

Free Knitting Pattern for Parquet Blanket

Parquet Blanket

Easy basketweave afghan from Bernat is a quick knit in bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Lacy Throw

Lacy Throw

This easy lace afghan is a two-row repeat with one of the rows being purl stitches. As a bonus it’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn!

Free Knitting Pattern for Lacy Chunky Throw


Lacy Chunky Throw

Wenlan Chia’s quick easy afghan for Classic Elite Yarns makes use of a very open lace pattern to keep down the weight (and yardage). Quick Knit in super bulky yarn. Pictured project by weedwacker

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Blanket Blanket For Seriously Cold People

A Blanket For Seriously Cold People

This easy afghan from Softsweater Knits features a stretch cushy ribbing pattern. It’s a fast knit in super bulky yarn. Pictured project by acunningplan

Free Knitting Pattern for Wave Afghan

Wave Afghan

This easy throw reminds me of my Chevron Hat Knitting Pattern and I love that stitch! It creates a great design with very little work. The pattern calls for 3 strands of Aran yarn held together and knit on size 13 needles. I think I would try knitting with 1 strand of bulky or super bulky instead.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Sweet Scallops Throw

Sweet Scallops Throw

This easy afghan has an all-over lace pattern that is easy to memorize. 14 stitch, 6 row repeat. Rated easy by the Red Heart Design Team and Ravelrers. Pictured project by msbluetuesday

Free Knitting Pattern for Elegant Lapghan and Pillow

Elegant Lapghan and Pillow

This easy lace afghan with matching pillow designed by Julie Hines features a feather and fan pattern that looks beautiful in multi-color yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Waffle Blanket

Waffle Blanket

This throw with an all-over 4-stitch repeat pattern by Alexis Layton has been rated easy by more than a hundred Ravelrers. Pictured project by woolnut1

Free Knitting Pattern for Spiral Lapghan

Spiral Lapghan

This unique but easy afghan by Kristin Omdahl is knit starting from the center and working outwards until it is the perfect size for relaxing. Designed to combine two colorways of multi-color yarn. Pictured project by ingoingo

Free Knitting Pattern for Arrowhead Lace Throw

Arrowhead Lace Throw

This easy afghan by Grace Alexander features a simple all-over lace stitch in an elegant, lightweight throw. Size 43″ x 45″

Free Knitting Pattern for Simple Chunky Blanket

Simple Zigzag Blanket

This easy blanket by Bernat features a knit and purl stairs texture that’s a quick knit in bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Dappled Skies Throw

Dappled Skies Throw

This easy afghan from Willow Yarns is constructed of 8 long strips knit in on the bias and then sewn together.  That makes it a great portable afghan project! Might also make a good stash buster.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Colorwork Afghan

Colorful Slip Stitch Afghan

This easy throw is worked in one piece in slip stitch colorwork so you are only knitting with one color per row in a 6 row repeat.

Free Knitting Pattern for Slipped Stitch Checks Afghan

Slip Stitch Checks Afghan

This easy throw is worked in 5 strips that are then sewn together. The checks are knit in slip stitch colorwork so you are only knitting with one color per row in a 4 row repeat.

Free Knitting Pattern for Stacked Square Throw

Stacked Square Throw

This bright modern take on the striped afghan from Willow Yarns is knit entirely in garter stitch strips that are seamed together, making it a great choice for a beginner or portable project.

Patterns for Purchase

 Knitting Pattern for Easy Cable Blanket

Easy Cable Blanket

This pattern from Matilda’s Meadow features easy braided cables alternating with a ridge stitch section. Three sizes from small baby blanket to large afghan. Rated easy by the designer.

Knitting Pattern Tempting Texture Throw cable afghan

Tempting Texture Throw

Easy afghan featuring braided cables in worsted weight yarn

Knitting Pattern for Easy Rib Afghan and Bolster

Rib Afghan and Bolster

Easy pattern for textured blanket and matching cushion. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Afghan: 44″ x 66″ Bolster: 20″L x 19″ in circumference

Knitting Pattern for Easy Weekend Knit Afghan

Beautiful in Green Squared

Easy quick lace afghan is one of 10 fast easy blanket and throw designs by Rita Weiss in the ebook Make in a Weekend Afghans to Knit.

Knitting Pattern for Easy Patchwork Trio Afghan

Patchwork Trio Afghan

Easy afghan with a checkerboard of stockinette, seed and cable blocks. Pictured project by knitsinNC

Free Knitting Pattern for Modern Log Cabin Blanket

Moderne Log Cabin Blanket

Easy knitting pattern for a modern update of the classic log cabin afghan from Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne’s classic Mason Dixon Knitting. Pictured project by mustaavillaa used striped blocks for the afghan.


Knitting Patterns for Reversible Afghans

Reversible Afghans

Suitable for beginners who can knit and purl. Worked in one piece — no seams or stitches to pick up – and no wrong side. Three different designs with an easy-to-follow chart for each: Square-In-Square, Zig-Zag, and Basket Weave.

Knitting Pattern for Third Street Blanket

Third Street Blanket

How could I resist posting this throw inspired by the River Market area of my home Kansas City!

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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