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.



Closeup of Blanket Stitch Pattern


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.


1.) 3D Afghan Crochet Pattern //2. Five Hour Afghan //3. Three Hour Afghan// 4. Sun Room Afghan Crochet Pattern

Falling Petals Afghan Pattern

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

You can pin it for later here.



  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.

Watch a Video Explaining How to Work the Stitch: 

You can see all my Afghan patterns here: Crochet Afghan Patterns

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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.

      • Dar
        January 3, 2019 / 5:00 pm

        Thank you for sharing

    November 20, 2018 / 3:01 am

    This is a very beautiful pattern and may you be blessed . I just love how simple and elegant you make it look. God Bless you for sharing.
    will definetly make this is, the FDPC only on the ist stich of the shell.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 21, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks, Shireen. I am really happy you found it beautiful.

  11. Melissa
    November 25, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I love this stitch! I think this would make amazing cowl!! I may have to try that out!!

  12. November 27, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    The pic of the blanket, is not the directions. It’s another blanket, which I started and it doesn’t look like anything like the pic of blanket I wanted to do .you have to pay to get the directions for that one right.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 27, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Hi Trudy, I didn’t understand what you meant. Did you mean that you followed the pattern here but your blanket doesn’t look like mine?

      Can you email me a picture? You can see my email in the Contact Me tab.

  13. Tina Borchers
    December 20, 2018 / 6:36 am

    This is a beautiful pattern. I learned new stitches, thank you! I finished it but seems to me it can use some sort of edging.

  14. January 10, 2019 / 8:15 am

    What and interesting yes easy to do stitch pattern. I love the texture it creates. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      January 10, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      Hi Tracy, you are very welcome. I am really glad you like the Afghan.

  15. Brett
    January 11, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    This is just beautiful, it looks very complicated, but is actually quite simple. I have been hooked on the Bavarian stitch for quite a while because I love the texture, I think I just found my new favorite. Thank you for sharing your creations! I have some afghans to make =0)

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      January 11, 2019 / 6:25 pm

      Hi Brett, I am really glad you like the pattern. I hope you will enjoy working on it.

  16. Tatia Evans
    January 13, 2019 / 9:50 am

    Simply BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing.
    Looking for institutions to change size. We’re BIG people & need a bit more to cover up😃

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      January 13, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Hi Tatia, thank you. I am glad you like the pattern. Instructions to adjust the size are given at the very beginning of the pattern. Hope that helps.

  17. Patty
    January 13, 2019 / 2:41 pm

    I think I followed the pattern but came up with 29 V where did I go wrong.

  18. Claire
    January 15, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Beautiful thank you so much for your pattern and generosity xx

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      January 16, 2019 / 7:40 am

      Hi Claire, I am really glad you like the pattern. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  19. Barbara Peck
    January 20, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    The pattern looks great! Is there a video tutorial for this pattern, I’m not so good in the reading pattern, more visible learner.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      January 20, 2019 / 4:53 pm

      I will be posting a video soon.

  20. Andrea
    February 5, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    I love this pattern. thank you for sharing it. I want to try it. Do you think it would work with super bulky yarn? I have some on hand right now.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      February 5, 2019 / 6:50 pm

      Hi Andrea, I think this pattern is suited for thinner yarns. You can try making a small swatch and see if you like it. Best of luck!

  21. Joyce
    February 17, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    I made this pattern for a great friend of mine. I made it with navy blue, dark gray, burgundy, and cream. Very pretty color combination in this pattern. Thank you for posting

    • Shehnaaz
      February 17, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Hi Joyce, that sounds like a gorgeous color combination. I wish I could see it. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Chrissie Purcell
    April 10, 2019 / 8:41 pm

    I loved this pattern. Wish I could show you a picture.

    • Shehnaaz
      April 10, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      I would love to see it. You can email me at mycrochetdreamz(at)gmail(dot)com.

  23. Rachelle
    April 30, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    Should the very last row be v stitch or shell? What would a good border be?

    • Shehnaaz
      April 30, 2019 / 9:17 pm

      I would say end in a V-st Row and then you can work a shell border all around.

  24. d brossy
    July 15, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    beautiful, beautiful texture! i LOVE texture. easy-peasy but wonderful results. nice pattern

  25. Sandy
    July 20, 2019 / 12:40 am

    Thank you so much for you labor of love. I do a lot of crocheting for different charities and this pattern will be great. Beautiful work.

    • Shehnaaz
      July 20, 2019 / 1:11 pm

      Hi Sandy, you are very welcome. I am really glad you like the pattern. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

  26. Denise Young
    September 15, 2019 / 1:43 am

    Can I get the pattern to the blanket you have in the picture?

    • Shehnaaz
      September 15, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Hi Denise, the full pattern will always be available on my blog. If you want a printable PDF, you can purchase it from this blog post. You can find the link in Red color. Hope that helps.

  27. April obray
    September 17, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    I like your Afghan I would like to know how many rows on this Afghan I’m doing Tea Leaf Sky Blue and Pale Plum those are colors my friend pick let me know thank u

    • Shehnaaz
      September 17, 2019 / 1:58 pm

      You should change colors after every 6 shell rows. It is already mentioned in the pattern.

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