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The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit & Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

Free Knitting Patterns with AllFreeKnitting: "The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit & Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand" Free eBook

It’s hard to deny the substantial impact a homemade afghan has on a room’s style.  No matter if it’s draped proudly over the back of the sofa or folded neatly in a wicker basket next to a towering bookcase, patterns for afghans help home owners—no matter what their unique preferences —  create a place that’s best suited to their needs, both stylistically and practically.  Infused with bold colors, rich textures and intriguing stitches, afghan patterns are a simple way to turn an ordinary room—the living room, the bed room, the den, or the nursery —into a cozy and inviting space that’s great for the family and guests alike.  


In this inspiring collection of patterns, you’ll discover 16 of Lion Brand’s most popular patterns for afghans as chosen by the public.  Explore Lion Brand’s wide variety of yarns that feature a fearless color palette and attractive textural qualities as you knit or crochet your way through this selection of patterns.  Whether you're knitting for baby or crocheting for a graudate, there's a meaningful afghan pattern for everyone. From beginner to advanced, every knitter and crocheter will find a project that’s suited to their needs, regardless of skill level.




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Crochet Afghan Patterns: Crochet Squares Throw

Add some comfort and chic style to your home, with this easy pattern made from Lion Brand Homespun Yarn.  Because the yarn creatively blends and twists complementary colors together in each skein, crocheting up a bold masterpiece has never been simpler.  Take out all the guess work of color selection by using afghan crochet patterns, like this one, that handle all the hard work for you.  If your home is already chock full of handmade blankets, why not crochet a warm and inviting blanket for a friend?  In addition to being an easy way to spice up your current style, crochet afghan patterns also make budget friendly house-warming gifts.




Knit Afghan Patterns: Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan

If you’re the type of person that couldn’t get enough of afghan patterns after learning how to knit a blanket, chances are you have a tough time deciding on a future project.  Since you’ve already knit your fair share of patterns, you’re looking for something eclectic.  You’re in need of a pattern that’s as experienced, creative and as charming as you are.  Let us introduce you to the Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan.  Featuring nine colors of Vanna’s Choice yarn, this creative piece effortlessly mixes strong colors with equally as strong geometric shapes.  The finished piece is bound to steal the show no matter what room its placed in.  It'll leave all your guests wondering where on earth they can buy the same striking afghan — or how they can make their own. 

Once you make the afghan with the yarn it calls for, have fun mixing and matching and switching out different colors of yarn to complete your own original piece that suits your personal style.  With its playful hues and log cabin style construction, this pattern is bound to hold your attention from beginning to end — even if it's your fourth time making it!






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Refreshing home décor doesn’t have to mean trading in old furniture for expensive, classy antiques.  Perhaps the easiest way to update your current look is to simply spice up the home’s color palette with striking accent hues.  That’s where this selection of free afghan patterns comes in handy.  Just knit or crochet your favorite pattern from this free eBook and watch as the finished product transforms every room it’s placed in.  If you're having trouble picturing how it would work, consider this situation: your living room is a combination of whites, beiges and browns.  You admire its clean and refreshing appearance, but you're hoping to add a more homey feel to the space; you'd like to feel more relaxed the moment you cross the threshold from your dining room into the living room.  In order to do (without spending too much extra cash), you knit yourself a textural blanket in shades of red, orange, yellow and brown.  Once the afghan is finished, you place it carefully over your couch — and voila — the room automatically has a warmer, more inviting vibe.  Wasn't that simple?  Imagine the possibitlies that lie ahead with this collection of the most popular patterns that Lion Brand has to offer. 


Crochet Baby Patterns: Bright Stripes Baby Afghan

Brighten up a neutral-colored space with this easy crochet pattern that features striking shades of blue, orange, red, yellow and green.  Complete with a decorative border, this simple blanket is ideal for your next baby shower, no matter if the new bundle of joy is a boy or a girl.  And even if you don't have a baby shower coming up any time soon, this playful pattern would look great displayed on top of the sofa, the coffee table or wherever you're eager to add a bit of color.









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Knitting Patterns for Baby: Baby Tree of Life Throw

Knitters who are looking for free blanket designs that offer a creative challenge should give the Baby Tree of Life Throw a try.  Made with interlocking knit trees, a charming floral garden and framed with a tulip bud border, any nursery would be lucky to have this blanket as a normal part of its decor.  Whether you hang it up proudly on the wall or throw it over a sitting chair for a touch of homemade flair, you'll love the presence this bold piece brings to any room its placed in.









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I love this slip stitch sampler but I only crochet, are there any directions for crochet?

I can't wait to start the Slip Stitch Sampler afghan! I love love the warm mix of colors.

I made the Bright Stripes Baby afghan in white and three shades of blue for a newborn baby boy. It was easy and fast to make and was loved by all. It turned out so eye catching and I was pleased to say that I had made it.


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