Free Crochet Afghan Pattern with Video, Falling Petals Afghan

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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

You can also try my Striped Crochet Baby Blanket which works up in just 5 hours.


Falling Petals Afghan Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

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  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.

Adding Shells to the Foundation Chain Side

Once you finish your Afghan, you will see that your last row has a scalloped edge from the shells while your foundation chain side is straight. If you prefer, you can add shells to the foundation chain side as follows.


1. If you opt to add shells, you might want to add one more V-st and shell row to the very last stripe. This is because once you add the shells to teh foundation ch side, your first stripe will look wider than your last stripe.

2. We won’t be working front post stitches for this row as it will add bulk to the fabric.

Shell Edging: With the right side of your blanket facing up, sl st to the corner of your foundation ch side using the same color yarn as the first row.

Ch 2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc)in the gap under the first shell and under each shell across to end, end with a dc in the last st. Fasten off.


Fasten off and weave in any tails left.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Barbara Seibert
    October 3, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    Love love love the pattern! Will this work for 5 bulky 5 velvet yarn?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 4, 2019 / 6:37 am

      Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried it with bulky yarn, but see no reason why it won’t work. Why not make a small swatch and test how it looks?

  9. December 16, 2019 / 9:44 am

    I can’t wait to start this beautiful afghan! It will be my next project after the few I already am knee deep in! Lol thanks for sharing it!

    • Shehnaaz
      December 16, 2019 / 10:20 am

      Hi Maria, you are welcome. I am glad you like it.

  10. Vicki
    April 12, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    I did this in a solid butter yellow. I love the way it turned out. Mine is 48 x 60.

  11. Heather Boyle
    September 14, 2020 / 7:42 pm

    I’ve made a blanket and would like to sell it on Etsy. Is that okay?


    • Shehnaaz
      September 14, 2020 / 7:56 pm

      Yes, absolutely! You are free to sell the finished items you make but please use your own pictures. Thank you for asking.

  12. September 19, 2020 / 1:25 pm

    Would like to join with you and Love to do baby blankets and any thing you may have to share

  13. Angela Drost
    November 1, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    How many skeins would be needed for an adult size blanket?

    • Shehnaaz
      November 11, 2020 / 8:36 am

      I am assuming just double the yardage provided.

  14. Dianne
    November 27, 2020 / 11:01 pm

    your pieces are so pretty.
    I’m in Florida & my daughter in Houston takes pieces I make to a place where women under going cancer treatment. The blankets give them something that is their own. And they are warm..Thank You for your patterns.

    • Shehnaaz
      November 28, 2020 / 2:09 pm

      You are very welcome. God bless you for what you do!

  15. Marline Lawrence
    January 11, 2021 / 6:02 pm

    I love your baby blanket pattern, very pretty and look so cuddly. I can’t wait to try making it my next project. Thanks for sharing your lovely pattern.

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