Easy Afghan Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
Easy basketweave afghan from Bernat is a quick knit in bulky yarn.
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!
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
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
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.
Simple Zigzag Blanket
This easy blanket by Bernat features a knit and purl stairs texture that’s a quick knit in bulky yarn.
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.
Shaker Rib Blanket
This easy afghan pattern features a slip stitch rib pattern. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
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.
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
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.
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
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″
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
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Tempting Texture Throw
Easy afghan featuring braided cables in worsted weight yarn
Patchwork Trio Afghan
Easy afghan with a checkerboard of stockinette, seed and cable blocks. Pictured project by knitsinNC
This easy afghan features an elegant eagle feather motif down the side. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
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.
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.
Third Street Blanket
How could I resist posting this throw inspired by the River Market area of my home Kansas City!
Chalet Windows Throw
The lace pattern for this afghan is very easy and does not require a chart. Using bulky yarn and large size needles, it also knits up quickly.
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!