Afghans and Blankets

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, a cherished heirloom, or a simple pattern to crochet, Crochet Me has you covered! Crochet blankets and afghans are all the rage and these designers patterns will add the perfect touch to your home decor. Add these intricate stitches to make your crochet pillows and blankets pop!

My Favorite Play Blanket

My Favorite Play Blanket Crochet Pattern

Go There Now This crochet blanket starts as a traditional granny square, making it a good project for a beginner (or a quick-gratification project for a more advanced crocheter!). The rich crochet pineapple stitch border is a great introduction to crochet lace. DESIGNER Anastasia Popova FINISHED SIZE About 40″ wide and 40″ long. YARN Lion…

Mermaid Beach Blanket

Mermaid Beach Blanket

Go There Now Channel your inner Ariel with this fabulous Mermaid Beach Blanket. An addictive, easy-to-crochet scale texture is finished with a fluked tail with raised, textured stitches. You’ll be the talk of the beach! DESIGNER Kristin Omdahl FINISHED SIZE 40″ wide and 80″ long. YARN Lion Brand Hometown USA Solid, (94% acrylic, 6% rayon; 81 yd [74 m]/5 oz [142 g]; ): #175…

Tendrils Throw Crochet Pattern

Summer Crochet Lace

Summer is definitely knocking at the door at my house, and I guess it’s time to put away the wool and sweaters. Bring on the crochet lace! This year I want to add lots of crochet lace to my wardrobe. There are many incredible lace tees, shawls, afghans, and I really want to play with…

Tendrils Throw

Tendrils Throw

Go There Now Ivy climbing wrought-iron work inspired this Tendrils Throw—like the ivy, this crochet afghan looks delicate but is quite sturdy and warm. Designer Linda Dean Yarn Patons Décor (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 208 yd [190 m]/ 3½ oz [100 g]): #87521 frond, 8 skeins. Hook U.S. size K/10½ (6.5mm) crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Tools Yarn needle.…

Rainbow Blanket

Rainbow Blanket

Go There Now A puff-stitch rainbow ripples across this playful reversible Rainbow Blanket chevron crochet baby blanket. Rows of solid double crochet make the puffs pop visually and texturally. Designer Dana Bincer Yarn Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% acrylic; 180 yd [165 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #302 white glow (A), 4 skeins; #326 blush (B), #327 bright yellow (C), #329 Kelly green…

Bright Blooms Afghan Close Up (2)

Bright Blooms Afghan

Go There Now A clever post stitch overlay in a contrasting color transforms colored circles into bright blooms. DESIGNER Lisa Naskrent FINISHED SIZE About 45″ wide and 55″ long. YARN Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic; 170 yd [156 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #100 white (A), 10 skeins; #149 silver gray (B), 4 skeins; #151 charcoal gray (C), #102 aqua…

Seedling Blanket

Seedling Blanket

Go There Now There’s just something sweet about creating a handmade gift for baby. This blanket combines a light and airy shell with a solid wavy edge. Designer Dana Bincer Yarn HiKoo Simplicity Yarn (distributed by Skacel) (55% merino superwash, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 117 yd [107 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #040 green apple, 7 skeins. Hooks U.S. size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet…

Crochet Afghans we love.

The Crochet Afghan Love of My Life

“If you love it so much, why don’t you just marry it!” How many of you heard those words when you were a kid? I remember the humorous taunt being applied to everything from ice cream to books. I may not have appreciated the sentiment at the time, but as Valentine’s Day approaches, I wouldn’t…

DesignersHome

Crochet in Designer’s Homes

When I visit a fellow crocheter’s home, I am on the lookout for how they highlight crochet in their home. Are there crochet afghans on the couch or a crochet pillow propped in a chair? Will you find a crochet trivet in the kitchen or an adorable kitten doorstop in the bedroom? What would crocheters…

Winter's Eye Crochet Afghan Pattern

Winter’s Eye Afghan

Go There Now This afghan captures the eye of the storm and harnesses it in a spectacular afghan to keep you warm on the coldest days. Two shapes of motifs—octagons and squares—are joined to create this gorgeous afghan. DESIGNER Lisa Naskrent FINISHED SIZE 45″ square. YARN Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #1913 jet…