Free Crochet Afghan Patterns from the Chain Reaction Crochet Afghan Project

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The Chain Reaction Afghan Project is so much more than a collection of free crochet afghan patterns, it’s the start to making a difference through sharing the joy of crocheting. This year-long celebration began with crochet afghan pattern submissions from favorite designers, combined with the ten reader’s choices. Once the crochet afghan patterns were all created, the team at Interweave Crochet assembled the crochet afghan, then auctioned it off to charity. Now that our afghan is complete, we’ve collected all twenty crochet afghan squares along with all the crochet afghan instructions you will need and put them together in this handy eBook.

Get ready to explore the many versatile options that crocheted afghans have to offer. Learn how to tackle design elements such as cables and Tunisian, and follow step by step to learn how to crochet a blanket. What are you waiting for? Start your own chain reaction with the help of these free afghan patterns to crochet!


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Gather up your crochet group and make a Chain Reaction Afghan together! Of course, you can also make crochet afghans on your own! This free eBook is a great tool for learning new stitches and color combinations. Use the colors we selected, make your own color choices or make a colorful stash-buster crocheted afghan. Start creating crochet afghans today!

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Crocheted afghans are the staple of crocheting. What makes this project different from so many others, is that you are working with 20 different free crochet afghan patterns, so you can select one, select them all, or anything in-between to make up your crochet afghan design. Plus, with the helpful glossary of techniques and crochet afghan instructions, you will have everything you need to start and finish nearly all your crocheted afghans. This is the biggest collection of free crochet afghan patterns and instructions for how to crochet an afghan that we have ever offered. Take advantage of expert designs, tips, and techniques, all in one handy eBook! Download your collection today!

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Circles Squared Ring

Circles in a multitude of colors adds visual interest to the Circles Squared Ring by Kathy Merrick Learn to join motifs as you go with this easy crochet afghan square.

Double Twist

Double Twist by Drew Emborsky uses front and back post crochet stitches to create rows of ribbed cables. This easy crochet afghan pattern begins with an elastic foundation double crochet base and uses a quickly memorized pattern repeat..

Framed Flower

In Framed Flower Edie Eckman used textured bead stitches to frame a 3-D center flower.

Making Links

Making Links by Kristin Omdahl creates a beautiful crocheted lace square using X stitches. A detailed stitch diagram makes this an easy pattern.

Tunisian Cables

Tunisian Cables by Angela Grabowski uses a unique technique to create Tunisian cables. This intermediate crochet afghan pattern also uses Tunisian reverse-purl stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, and Tunisian simple stitch.

Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom by Robyn Chachula uses cluster stitches and picots to create a bright, lace afghan square. A beautiful stitch diagram illustrates each stitch.

Woven Arrowheads

Woven Arrowheads by Lily M. Chin can be oriented vertically or horizontally. Chain stitches are used to create the eye-catching arrowhead pattern.

Picture Frame

Picture Frame by Lisa Naskrent elegantly combines cluster shells and front post double crochets to create a dense, lace crocheted afghan square.

Log Cabin Petals

Log Cabin Petals by Annette Petavy builds logs of color around a crocheted spoke. This easy afghan crochet square is inspired by heirloom log cabin quilts.

Tapestry Crochet Heart

Tapestry Crochet Heart by Carol Ventura uses traditional tapestry techniques to create four fanciful hearts.

Woven Threads

Woven Threads by April Garwood is comprised of twelve patterned strips that are woven and held together with a two round edging.

Circle Star

Circle Star by Julie Yeager begins with a crocheted cluster star at its center. The lacey edging worked around this crocheted star forms a circle and then a square.

Crochet Flower Pattern #1: Colorful Crochet Flowers

Circles Around by Julie Yeager pairs a multi-colored spiral with four satellite circles and a double crochet border.

Crochet Flower Pattern #1: Colorful Crochet Flowers

Intertwining Loops by Victoria Hewerdine Thornton crosses crocheted chains to create intertwining loops.


Zigzag by Judith Bailey merges color, stripes, and zigzags to create a unique pattern. This easy square ties together all six of the afghan’s colors.

Snow at Midnight

Snow at Midnight by Marion Braum works into alternate rounds to create an intricate chain snowflake on a solid, double crochet background.

Dilly Dahlia

Dilly Dahlia by Margaret MacInnis uses simple double crochet stitches and chain stitch corner increases to draw attention to a cluster flower at the center of this square.

Ripples on a Coral Reef

Ripples on a Coral Reef by Victoria Hewerdine Thornton is a crochet ripple afghan pattern that uses chain loops and double crochet stitches to create an openwork lace square inspired by water ripples.

Over Under Square

Over Under Square by D. Jacob “Jake” Wildstrom weaves five double crochet rectangles in an easy over/under pattern to create this intricate afghan square.

Lace Square

Lace Square by Julie Yeager uses shells and chains to create a traditional lace square.

Generous and Fabulous Crochet Afghans

The Chain Reaction Afghan, a yearlong online and print venture, links the work of professional and emerging designers in a single, twenty-square afghan. We asked well-known designers to create squares that embodied their distinct styles. These ten patterns were published in the Summer 2010 and Fall 2010 issues of Interweave Crochet. Then we asked you to load images of your original designs on Crochet Me. Ten of these squares were selected for publication in the Winter 2010 and Spring 2011 issues of Interweave Crochet. The final afghan was assembled and edged by Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith and auctioned off for charity.

You can now enjoy this exclusive selection of crochet afghan patterns and learn how to crochet an afghan of your own. The twenty square patterns plus edging have been compiled in this eBook for your convenience. Make one of each square or design your own afghan crochet pattern using a selection of patterns. When you’re done, visit the Chain Reaction Afghan page to find information about the Crochet Me Chain Reaction Afghan crochet-along, how to donate your afghan and get a $5 donation to Warm Up America, post pictures of your afghan, find bonus squares, and much more.

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Want some crochet afghan fun? Twenty square designs have been collected together into this one free eBook! Plus, you will get the instructions for creating the final afghan crochet pattern.

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