Free Crochet Afghan Pattern, Falling Petals Afghan

I cannot believe I was the one who always thought designing crochet afghan patterns is not my cup of tea. This is my third design and I am really enjoying it.


A free crochet afghan pattern that has a beautiful texture. You will love the ease and look of this stitch. Make one to match your decor today.


A textured crochet afghan pattern that is quick to work up. It looks like falling petals and has a calming feel to it Make yours today using the free crochet pattern.

Trying Amigurumi and Tunisian crochet is next on my to-do list. How I wish there were more hours in a day, sigh! Coming back to this afghan, this crochet blanket pattern has a beautiful texture. It looks like petals are falling and hence I named it the Falling Petals Afghan.




I must admit, the colors are not the ones I initially intended. I wanted a darker shade of cream with a beige undertone and a different coffee color. I was also tired of the blues and yellows and wanted to try a new combo. How has it turned out, you be the judge :).


I used a big 6mm hook to make the afghan. If you go down a hook size or two your stitch will have more definition but your afghan will have a little less drape. Using a cotton yarn can also make the texture stand out more. The choice is yours, but make sure you adjust your initial chain for the new gauge.


This afghan will look beautiful in a single color as well. The texture is all you need to make this afghan the most coveted accessory for your living room. Now let’s get straight to the pattern.


You can work from the free pattern given below or purchase an Ad-free PDF for $1.99 here. 

You can pin it for later here.

Falling Petals Afghan Pattern


  1. Worsted weight yarn. The sample afghan was made with Lion Brand Pound of Love in colors Oxford Grey and Vintage White along with Lion Brand Heartland in color Yosemite.
  2. Hook J(6mm).
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Finished Size

36 inches wide and 42 inches long. You can make it any size you want. Instructions are included to adjust your foundation chain.


5 Pattern Repeats= 6 inches

3 Rows= 4 1/4 inches


Each stripe took 350 yards of yarn. I had 2 stripes of grey and cream, so it took 700 yards each. I had only a single stripe of the brown or coffee color. So it took only 350 yards. Each stripe is 36 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches tall. If you plan on adding one more stripe and making your afghan 50 inches, double the yardage for the coffee color.

Stitch abbreviations


dc-double crochet

fpdc-front post double crochet

Stitch Explanation

V st: (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) worked into the same st.

Shell St: (3 dc, ch 2, 3dc) worked into the same ch-2 space.

Front post double crochet (fpdc): You can see a tutorial here.

Crochet Pattern 

Ch 123. The initial chain is a multiple of 4 plus 3. If you want your afghan to be wider, chain any multiple of 4 and add an extra 3 chs. Every 4 chains will add about 1 1/4 inch to the width.

Row 1 Completed

Row 1: 1 V-st in the 5th ch from hook, *(sk the next 3 chs, 1 V-st in next), repeat from * to the last 2 sts, sk next st, 1 dc in the last st, turn.——–30 V-sts

Row 2 Completed

Row 2: Ch 2, *(1 fpdc in the next dc (the first leg of your V-st), shell in the next ch-2 space, 1 fpdc in next dc (the second leg of your V-st), repeat from * to end, 1 dc on top of beginning ch 3, turn.——–30 shells

Row 3 Completed

Row 3: Ch 2, 1 V-st in the ch-2 space of the next shell and each shell across to end, 1 dc on top of beginning ch2, turn. You will be skipping a lot of stitches to work your V’s and that is what makes your shell stitches pop and look like petals.——–30 V-sts

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 shell rows and join the next color. Continue the stitch pattern repeating these two rows and changing colors after every 6th shell row. Your last row should be a shell row.


Fasten off and weave in any tails left.

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  1. October 26, 2018 / 10:59 am


    • Crochet_Dreamz
      October 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

      You are very welcome, Alice. I am glad you like my afghans. I would love to see the ones you make.

  2. Sandra Jackson
    October 26, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    This is my first email from you. I immediately printed out this pattern it is beautiful.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      October 26, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      Hi Sandra, welcome to our crochet family. I am so glad you are here.

  3. Crochet_Dreamz
    October 26, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Hi Sandra, welcome to our crochet family. I am so glad you are here.

  4. Roberta
    October 26, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    I love the colors and the pattern!

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      October 26, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you, Roberta. I am glad you like it.

  5. SUSAN
    November 6, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 6, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      You are very welcome. I am glad you like it.

  6. Crochet_Dreamz
    November 6, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    You are very welcome.

  7. Shirley
    November 6, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    This is my first time here also . I got this pattern and I actually am going to try to make it . I’m not that experienced in this so not guitar sure about the front post thing but am going to try it Wish me luck

  8. Kristy
    November 17, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern. I started my Afghan today and it is turning out beautiful! It is an easy and simple pattern to follow. I love the texture of this afghan. Thank you so much for this pattern!!!

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 19, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      I am so happy you like it and thank you for visiting my blog.

  9. Linda Waterman
    November 19, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I cannot wait to try this very beautiful Stitch. The pattern is so awesome. I just can’t wait to choose my colour’s and start straight away. I have been looking for something different. And as soon as Pinterest sent me the photo. I went straight to your pattern. Just caught my eye. So here I go. Thank you so much. I will definitely be looking at the rest you have sent or will send. Thanks again Linda Waterman.x

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 19, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Hi Linda, I am really glad you love the pattern. I would love to see your Afghan when you make it.

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