Easy Afghan Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
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.
- Get the free ebook from Interweave
- Also featured in Knitscene Easy 2010
- Get the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn used in the pictured project on Amazon
Easy Tweed Blanket
Easy afghan texture in just knit and purl stitches. Designed by Patons UK
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.
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.
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
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
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″
Patterns for Purchase
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.
Tempting Texture Throw
Easy afghan featuring braided cables in worsted weight yarn
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
- Get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
- Get the recommended King Cole Comfort Chunky yarn at Annie’s (16 colors)
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.
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.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Interweave
- This pattern is also available in Love of Knitting Winter 2016
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!
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!