DIY & Crafts

Our best blanket, afghan, quilt and throw craft and knitting patterns

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Our best blanket, afghan, quilt and throw craft and knitting patterns

Settle in for a lazy weekend, prepare a steaming mug of tea, cosy up in your favourite spot and invite a friend to share your relaxing afternoon with.

We've got free patterns for making afghans, quilts, throws, duvets and blankets right here!

Knit a lovely Aran afghan paired with a pillow, and get ideas for community knitting projects (including patchwork quilts).

Plus, find a pattern for a mohair lace throw and oh-so-cute colourful blankets your little ones can snuggle in. They'll love your handmade treasures for years to come.


A crocheted afghan to curl up in
Crochet some cosy comfort! Great for a picnic or keeping warm on a cool day. Make one striped shape at a time, stitch them together and trim with tassels.

Knit an Aran afghan with matching pillow
You can settle into your favourite chair and snuggle the winter away under this cosy afghan you knit yourself.

Easy-knit afghan
This bright blanket is made from colourful knitted squares that are quick to make and portable, too.

Crocheted granny square afghan
Brighten the barest room in residence with an easy-to-make granny-square afghan.

Knit a community afghan
A colourful blanket that's ideal for a group to knit.

  Crochet a colourful blanket
  This cheerful afghan will brighten up any room. Plus, it's a perfect project to
  work on with your friends.


Sew a jewel-box quilt
This pretty quilt is put together with just two easy shapes, and is easy to patch with calico scraps.

Knitted patchwork quilt
This gorgeous quilt makes a delightful baby blanket, perfect for a baby shower gift.

Quilt Canada!
Capture the colours of Canada in our easy-to-stitch quilt.

The group quilt
Stitch a series of these blocks together to create a heart-warming quilt.


Knit a mohair lace throw
Worked in simple sections on large needles and edged in a pretty lace stitch, and made in whisper-fine kid mohair, this knit throw looks stunning thrown over crisp white cotton sheets.

No-sew Valentine's throw
Cosy up to your sweetheart under a handcrafted blanket.

A duvet

Duvet cover
Refresh your bedroom decor with a handmade duvet cover.

Blankets for little ones

Patched-with-hearts baby blanket
Wrap your little one in love.

Snug as a bug in a bag
This charming bug bag is perfect for sleepovers.

Sugar Babies crocheted blanket
Any baby would be lucky to receive this handmade blanket.

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DIY & Crafts

Our best blanket, afghan, quilt and throw craft and knitting patterns