6 Free, Funky, Fabulous Knitting Patterns for Fantastic Afghans

Longing for a break from the ordinary blanket? These fantastic afghans will have you reaching for your yarn and needles again and again!

If you’re looking for fun and creative free afghan knitting patterns, you’ve come to the right place.

Forget boring old squares stitched together — you could figure out how to do that on your own. Check out these ideas for unusual, creative, and always warm and cozy patterns.

1. Psychedelic Afghan

Admit it: you’re desperate for a trip back to the sixties, aren’t you? Well, maybe not. But even so, there’s something whimsical about this intriguing combination of shapes and colors. Perfect for teenage girls, or not-so-teenage Moms with style.

2. Serenity Throw

This is one of the more unique (and very pretty) free afghan knitting patterns I’ve stumbled across. This afghan uses an interesting sort of leaves-and-lace pattern to create a calming, cuddly, and yes, perhaps even serene throw, perfect for all seasons.

3. Retro 1930s Boudoir Throw

Don’t worry: if the word “boudoir” makes you cringe, you can edit it right out of this description and never know the difference. The pattern makes a gorgeous vintage type shawl, very detailed, in soft, pretty colors.

4. Beautiful in Blue Cables

Like many free afghan knitting patterns, this one offers you the perfect chance to master a new stitch — in this case, the cable stitch. The result is quite simple (alternating stripes of white and blue in cables), but very calming and quite lovely. You’re sure to enjoy this one!

5. Mu Shu Afghan

This is a funky, fun pattern full of bright colors and interesting combinations. You knit the squares all at once, eliminating the need to do a lot of tedious stitching-together once you’re done. The result is cool enough for a teen’s bedroom but sophisticated enough for any living room.

6. Traditional Log Cabin Afghan

If you’re like me and knit because you can’t sew, this is one of those free afghan knitting patterns that will have you jumping for you. This pattern for a traditional quilt type log cabin square lets you use up all sorts of extra yarn and create a patchwork quilt sort of afghan — perfect for guest rooms or long winter nights.

These are just a few of the fun and unique free afghan knitting patterns you can find, so get creative, stretch your mind, and above all, have fun!

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