Crochet Afghan Free Pattern, 3D Flower Afghan + Video Tutorial

You will love this crochet Afghan free pattern with flowers popping out. The flowers are worked into the rows and not crocheted separately. The result? Fewer ends to weave in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designing this Afghan took a bit of trial and error. I first worked two double crochet rows between the flower rows and found that the flowers were stacked too close together. I then tried three double crochet rows which made them too far apart. I finally settled for two double crochet rows and one single crochet row.

I honestly didn’t think I would be able to fit in 3 petals on the post of a double crochet, but it wasn’t that hard. The more flowers I made, the quicker I got.

I have included a video tutorial and lots of pictures to explain how to work this Afghan. I also added a single crochet border around the afghan after I took the pictures, but it is included in the pattern.

I really enjoyed designing this crochet afghan free pattern with flowers popping out. I hope you like this Afghan as much as I do. As always, I would love to hear your comments.

Crochet Pattern

You can work from the written pattern below or purchase an Ad-free PDF for $2.50. Add to Cart here. The pattern will be emailed to you.

You can pin it for later here. 

Materials

  1. Any worsted weight yarn in 5 colors of your choice. Caron One Pound yarn in colors Off White, Peach, Robins Egg, Soft Gray Mix, and Rose were used for the sample Afghan.
  2. J(6mm) hook.
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

38-1/2 inches wide and 44 inches long. You can adjust it to any size you want.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

sl st- slip st

st- stitch

YO- yarn over

beg- beginning

 

Gauge

13 dc sts= 4 inches

 

Yardage

1250 yards of the main color and 200 yards each of the accent colors.

 

Stitch Explanations

dc2tog(double crochet decrease): YO, *(insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook)*, keep the remaining 2 loops on your hook and repeat from * to *, YO and pull through the remaining 3 loops on your hook.

 

 Making a Crochet Flower

1. The first flower is worked into the 2 posts of the decreases as shown

 

2. To start the flower, sl st around the post of the next dc

3.Work 3 petals around the same post

 

4. Rotate your work and sl st around the post of the previous dc

5. Work 3 more petals into this dc to complete the flower

Flower( See video at the end or pics above): Turn your work to the side, and sl st around the post of the next dc, *(ch 2, 1 dc, ch2, sl st) around the post of the same dc to make a petal, repeat from *  2 more times, you will have 3 petals now, pivot your work and sl st into the dc before it, make 3 more petals around the post of this dc to complete your flower.

 

Crochet Afghan Free Pattern With 3D Flowers

Note: There is a video tutorial included at the end of the pattern.

 

Ch 129. You can chain any multiple of 18 + 3. Every 18 chains will add around 5-1/2 inches to the width of your Afghan.

 

Note: The 2 decreases will form the valley of your Ripple and the 2 increases will form the peaks.

Row 1: Working into the back bumps of the chains, 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook (beg ch 3 counts as a dc), 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog, *(1 dc in next 6 chs, 2 dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog), repeat from * until you have 7 sts left, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last ch. Turn.——126 sts

 

Row 2: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st), 1 sc in the same st as beginning ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end. Turn.—-126 sc

 

Row 3: Ch 3 ( counts as a dc), 1 dc in the same st as beg ch-3, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog, *(1 dc in next 6 chs, 2 dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog), repeat from * until you have 7 sts left, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last ch. Fasten off but DON NOT TURN.——126 sts

 

6. Join the next color on the same side by inserting your hook on top of beg ch-3

 

Notes

1. The next row will be a flower row and will be worked on the same side as Row 3 without turning (see pic 6 above).

2. The flowers of the next row will be worked into the valleys between the decreases.

3. If after working 18 sc sts following a flower, you don’t reach between the next two decreases, make sure you haven’t missed any sts behind the flower that got squished under the ch 1.

 

 

7. Work 9 sc to reach between the 2 decreases and then make the first flower

Row 4: Insert your hook into the top of beg ch-3 of Row 3 and pull up a loop in the color peach, ch 1 ( not counted as a st), 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 9 sts, you should be between 2 decreases now, flower in the next dc and the dc before it, ch 1, *(fold the flower to the front and sc in the next 18 sts, you should be between 2 decreases again, flower in the next dc and the dc before it, ch 1), repeat from * until you work a flower into the last pair of decreases (valley), 1 sc in the last 8 st, Turn. —–126 sts

 

Note: The next row is an even sc row with no increases or decreases, but take care not to miss the 2 sts behind the flower. These two sts on either side of the ch 1 will be squished and less visible. So tug your fabric a little to find them. Ch 1 is the stitch that looks perpendicular to the sts of the current row. Do not work into that ch 1 either or you will add an increase. Count your sts at the end of Row 5 to make sure your stitch count is 126.

 

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st and each st across to end, join back the cream color while working the last st. Turn. ———-126 sts

 

Row 6: Ch 3 ( counts as a dc), 1 dc in the same st as beg ch-3, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog, *(1 dc in next 6 chs, 2 dc in ecah of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog), repeat from * until you have 7 sts left, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last ch.Turn.——126 sts

 

Row 7: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st), 1 sc in the same st as beginning ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end. Turn.—-126 sc

 

Row 8: Ch 3 ( counts as a dc), 1 dc in the same st as beg ch-3, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog, *(1 dc in next 6 chs, 2 dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in next 6 chs, dc2tog, dc2tog), repeat from * until you have 7 sts left, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last ch. Fasten off but DON NOT TURN.——126 sts

 

Notes

1. The next row will be a flower row and will be worked on the same side as Row 3 without turning.

2. The flowers of the next row will be worked into the peaks between the increases.

3. If after working 18 sc sts following a flower, you don’t reach between the next two increases, make sure you haven’t missed any sts behind the flower that got squished under the ch 1.

 

Row 9: Insert your hook into the top of beg ch-3 of Row 8 and pull up a loop in the color blue, ch 1 ( not counted as a st), 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, 1 sc in the next 18 sts, you should be between 2 increases now, flower in the next dc and the dc before it, ch 1, *(fold the flower to the front and sc in the next 18 sts, you should be between 2 increases again, flower in the next dc and the dc before it, ch 1), repeat from * until you work a flower into the last pair of increases, 1 sc in the last 17 st, Turn. —–126 sts

 

Note: Again, in the next even sc row, make sure you don’t miss the sts squished behind the flower and count your sts at the end of the round before you proceed.

 

Row 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st and each st across to end, join back the cream color while working the last st. Turn. ———-126 sts

 

Row 11:  Repeat Row 6

 

Row 12:  Repeat Row 7

 

Row 13: Repeat Row 8.

 

Repeat Rows 4-13 for the pattern and make your blanket as big as you want. I worked a total of 22 cream ripples and used colors peach, blue, gray and pink to alternate with them.

 

Border 

Work a round of sc stitches around your Afghan with the cream color yarn to finish it. Work 3 sc in each corner to help your turn. Along the sides of the Afghan where there are no sts, I worked 5 sc across the cream stripe and 2 sc across each accent color stripe.

 

 

If you love making blankets, you can check out all my Crochet Afghan Patterns. 

This free crochet afghan pattern was featured on Allfreecrochetafghans.com.

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12 Comments

  1. Lisa
    March 15, 2019 / 6:42 am

    Hi there,
    Absolutely love this pattern and would love to attempt it soon.
    I am still quite new to crochet and only starting to understand how to read very basic patterns.
    The stitches used here, I am familiar with, however the adding of flowers not so much 😉

    Please advise where I can find the video tutorial as I can’t seem to find it at the bottom of the pattern?
    Perhaps I’m missing something, if you could steer me in the right direction…I would be most grateful.
    Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you.
    Lisa

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 8:20 am

      Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am excited to hear you love this pattern. The video tutorial had disappeared for some weird reason and I just added it back. Please see the bottom of the blog post for the video.

  2. Cheryl-anne
    March 16, 2019 / 8:27 am

    This is a beautiful pattern, is the crochet terminoligy in USA or UK format, I’m in Australia and we use UK crochet terminology here.

    Thank you
    Cheryl

  3. Leanne
    March 21, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    I cannot wait to try this pattern!! I am stuck on lion brand mandala yarn right now but I think I will attempt this pattern with it 😁. Do you by chance have it somewhere in a printable version even with the pictures?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 22, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      You will find a link to purchase a pdf pattern right above where the crochet pattern starts. The text is in bold

  4. Faith
    March 31, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    I just finished my practice strip – the video is wonderful and I am so proud of my first practice flower!!!! Thank you. I am becoming a first time Nani in 3 months and making this for my daughter Arundhati and grandbaby Evelyn Raye. You are a talented and patient crochet instructor.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 2, 2019 / 9:01 pm

      Hi Faith, I read your email and hope that you received my reply. God bless!

  5. Loretta
    April 1, 2019 / 7:41 am

    I love this afghan and can’t wait to try it. It’s beautiful and I know a special person who will love it!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 2, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Hi Loretta, I am glad you like the pattern. I hope your special someone will like it too.

  6. July 25, 2019 / 7:39 am

    Just finishing this pattern and love it. Question: how do you keep the flowers flat? Mine seem to roll up. Do you tack them down?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      July 27, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      If it is curling too much you can try tacking them down.

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