Free Afghan Patterns | Mile-A-Minute Afghan Patterns
An afghan is a blanket or shawl that is knitted or crocheted from yarn or thread. Afghans of various sizes are typically draped over sofas or large chairs for decoration. They're also great to use for napping and warmth! Afghan blankets are normally homemade and used as gift items. Aside from the traditional, one-piece afghan, there are other types of fun to make and popular afghan designs.
Mile-a-minute afghans are created by knitting or crocheting long strips that are then sewn together. This type of afghan-making is very portable since you only have to bring one strip with you at a time if you need to grab your project bag and go.
Granny square afghans are timeless and are made by knitting and crocheting a specific number of same-sized squares, then joining them together into one blanket. The beauty of granny square afghans is that you can use different types and colors of yarn and different square patterns to combine into one beautiful afghan.
Motif afghans are similar to granny squares in that you crochet or knit different pieces to join, but they're typically not square pieces and can be made in any geometric shape from triangle to circle. This type of crochet pattern is also sometimes referred to as a join-as-you-go since many people like to join the motifs based on a grid pattern as they are completed.
Browse through this list of free patterns. These afghan patterns are published by Coats & Clark and Bernhard Ulmann, a Plaid Company, and have been reproduced with permission from the respective copyright holders.
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We hope you find this selection of free afghan patterns helpful. Some of these afghan patterns may have been discontinued by Coats & Clark and may no longer be available in hard copy format. Knitting yarn or crochet thread used with original afghan pattern may be a discontinued yarn or thread. Acceptable substitutes would include any other Coats & Clark yarn or thread of the same weight and/or size.
Patterns © by Coats & Clark Inc. or Bernhard Ulmann, a Plaid Company; and Columbia Minerva, a McBess Industries Company. Reproduced with permission from Coats & Clark Inc. and Plaid. PurpleKittyYarns.com is not endorsed by any of the copyright holders. It is not permissible to contract production of projects made from designs published by Coats & Clark to a third party for sale or distribution.