Southwestern Style Afghans – Navajo Blankets

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Each week I receive requests for more ideas for Southwestern Style Afghans or Navajo Blanket patterns. I’ve searched a few of my favorite free crochet pattern sources online to find a collection of patterns for this theme. I hope you find a Southwestern Style Crochet Blanket Pattern you like in this collection.

Most of these designs (35 of them!) are free crochet patterns but some premium patterns are also available. If the pattern is available for sale it will indicate (for sale) beside the title and I have listed them at the very end of the post.

Included in this crochet pattern collection are mosaic crochet afghans, southwest stripes and granny square designs, southwest ripple blankets and traditional Apache Tears stitch patterns too.

I have updated the post with new links for even more Southwest Blanket options and now included specific details, like the yarn weights and crochet hook sizes you will need to make the projects, as well as, how large the finished afghans will measure.

Embrace the warmth of the Southwest with these stunning crochet patterns! 🌵 Spicing up your décor has never been so cozy. Take a peek at these dynamic Southwestern Style Afghans or Navajo Style Blanket patterns- which one will you create first? #CrochetLove #SouthwesternStyle

Free Southwestern Style Afghans Patterns
Navajo Blanket Patterns

Southwestern Cable Afghan The Southwestern Cables Afghan designed by Karen Wolfram is available as a free PDF download from Free Patterns. This pretty blanket is worked in 5 coordinating shades of Red Heart Super Saver (Medium Weight Yarn) and a 5 mm (H). The finished afghan measures approximately 54 inches X 68 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 1997, in Crochet World Magazine, Vol 20, Page 4.

Southwestern Cable Afghan

The Southwestern Cables Afghan designed by Karen Wolfram is available as a free PDF download from Free Patterns. This pretty blanket is worked in 5 coordinating shades of Red Heart Super Saver (Medium Weight Yarn) and a 5 mm (H). The finished afghan measures approximately 54 inches X 68 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 1997, in Crochet World Magazine, Vol 20, Page 4.

Southwestern Rainbow Throw

Southwestern Rainbow Throw Pattern

The Southwestern Rainbow Throw was designed by Marianne Forrestal and is available as a free PDF from Yarnspirations. For this project 11 different colors of Red Heart Super Saver, Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook were used. The finished blanket measures approximately 44 inches wide X 54 inches  long.

Wild West Southwest Blanket

Wild West Sunset Lapghan

The Wild West Sunset Lapghan was designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand Yarn. The pattern is now available from All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures approximately 44 inches X 44 inches in size.

Caron Southwest Stripe Crochet Blanket

Southwest Stripe Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Caron Southwest Stripe Crochet Blanket Pattern is available as a free PDF download from Yarnspirations. For this project you will need 4 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures 50 inches X 60 inches in size.

Southwest Granny Square Blanket

Southwest Granny Square Blanket

The Southwest Granny Square Blanket was designed by Breann from Hooked on Homemade Happiness. This project was crocheted with Bulky Weight Yarn [5] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.

Crochenit Southwest Mile-a-Minute Afghan

Southwest Afghan Pattern

This Southwest Afghan was designed by Carolyn Christmas. The project is crocheted in Chunky Weight Yarn [5] with a crochetinit (or cable) hook. The finished afghan measures approximately 48 inches X 68 inches in size. It combines crochet mile a minute and crochetnit techniques. Helpful photos are included for the specials stitches. This pattern is available as a free PDF download from FreePatterns.com. This pattern was originally published in 2003 with Annie’s Attic.

Southwestern Mosaic Cross Throw

Southwestern Mosaic Cross Throw

The Southwestern Mosaic Cross Throw was designed by Tara Sensenbaugh. This beautiful Mosaic Throw was crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. The finished throw measures 57 inches square and was crocheted in 4 colors.

The Modular South West Design-it-Yourself Throw

Modular South West Design-it-Yourself Throw

The Modular South West Design-it-Yourself Throw was designed by Judith Russell and is available as a free PDF download. The project was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver, Medium Weight Yarn [4] in 7 different colors and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished throw measures 42 inches X 60 inches in size.

Mountain Mist Afghan

Mountain Mist Afghan

The Mountain Mist Afghan is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 49 inches X 55 inches in size. The pattern is available from All Free Crochet.

Groovy-ghan

Groovy-ghan

The groovy-ghan was created by Marinke of A Creative Being. This is very similar to the Apache Tears stitch pattern design. She has a great tutorial and instructions included in her post.

Navajo Afghan Pattern Vintage

Navajo Afghan Pattern

This easy to make Navajo Afghan Pattern is available on Free Vintage Crochet. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] in 4 colors and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures approximately 45 inches X 60 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in  Afghans and Matching Pillows | Book No. 505 | Coats & Clark’s O.N.T.

Indian Navajo Blanket Pattern

Indian Navajo Blanket Pattern

The Indian Navajo Blanket pattern was originally published in A Manual of Worsted Work For Those Who Knit and Crochet –  Lion Brand Yarn (c. 1912). You can access the pattern for free online from Archive.org. The pattern is on page 113 and if you want the full eBook you can download the PDF for free here.

Pine Tree Afghan Pattern

Pine Tree Afghan Pattern

The Pine Tree Afghan Pattern was originally published 1966 in Volume No. 45, Your Favorite Afghans to Knit and Crochet, by the Bernhard Ullmann Company. this pattern is available for free from Free Vintage Crochet. The finished afghan measures approximately 50 inches X 72 inches in size and was crocheted in 5 colors of Worsted Weight Yarn [4] with a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook and afghan crochet hook (9-inches long).

Pinal Afghan Pattern

Pinal Afghan Pattern

The Pinal Afghan Pattern is available for free from Purple Kitty Yarns. The pattern was originally published in Afghan and Fashion Collection, Columbia Minerva Book 776. For this project you will need Aran Weight Yarn [4] and size 6 mm (J) or 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook.

Navajo Diagonal Squares

Navajo Diagonal Squares

Navajo Diagonal Squares was designed by Katherine Eng and is available as a free PDF from FreePatterns.com. This blanket is made up of diagonal striped crocheted squares that are joined in alternating patterns to create the finished design. 3 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] were used and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 49.5 inches X 63 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 2001 by House of White Birches.

Navajo Triangle Strips Blanket

Navajo Triangle Strips Blanket

The Navajo Triangle Strips Blanket was designed by Katherine Eng and is available as a free PDF from FreePatterns.com. This pretty southwestern blanket is worked in 4 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures 45 inches X 64 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 2001 by House of White Birches.

Navajo Granny Square Blanket

Navajo Granny Square Blanket

The Navajo Granny Square Blanket pattern was designed by Katherine Eng and is available from FreePatterns.com. These quick to crochet granny squares are made with 4 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 45.5 inches X 67 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 2001 by House of White Birches.

Navajo Quilt Pattern

Navajo Quilt Pattern

The Navajo Quilt Pattern was designed by Katherine Eng and is available as a free PDF from FreePatterns.com. This blanket is made of 11-inch blocks in 2 alternating patterns. The afghan is crocheted with 5 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished quilt measures 45 inches X 67 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 2001 by House of White Birches.

Navajo Shell Ripple Blanket

Navajo Shell Ripple Blanket

The Navajo Shell Ripple Blanket pattern was designed by Katherine Eng and is available as a free PDF download from FreePatterns.com. This blanket is made up of shell stiches and crocheted with 4 colors Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures 45 inches X 59 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 2001 by House of White Birches.

Indian Stripe Afghan

Indian Stripe Afghan Pattern

The Indian Stripe Afghan Pattern was first available in Beautiful, Beautiful Afghans, Book No. 82 from the American Thread Company. The pattern is now available from Free Vintage Crochet.

Pueblo Afghan

Pueblo Afghan Pattern

The Pueblo Afghan Pattern was designed by Diane Leichner and is available as a free PDF download from FreePatterns.com. This pretty afghan is crocheted with Chunky Weight Yarn [5] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. The project was crocheted with Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn. The finished afghan measures approximately 45 inches X 68 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in Crochet Digest Magazine, Vol. 16, Page 15, in 1996.

A Touch of the South West Afghan

A Touch of the South West

A Touch of the South West is an easy to crochet afghan made up of single crochet stitches (sc) worked in one direction only. The project is available from Wendy Harbaugh of Sunshine’s Creations and is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4]  and a 4 mm (G) hook.

Indian Summer

Indian Summer Throw

The Indian Summer Throw pattern is available from DROPS Design. This project is crocheted in DK Weight Yarn [3] with a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. The finished throw measures 35.5 inches X 47 inches.

Southwest Afghan

Southwest Afghan Pattern

The Southwest Afghan Pattern was designed by Katherine Eng and is available as a free PDF download from FreePatterns.com. This easy crochet pattern is made with Super Bulky, Chunky and Medium Worsted Weight Yarns and a Size 5 mm (H) hook and a Size 9 mm (N) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 42 inches X 66 inches in size.

Southwest Sage Throw

Southwest Sage Throw Pattern

The Southwest Sage Throw Pattern was designed by Coats & Clark. This pretty throw was crocheted with 3 colors of Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. The finished throw measures 47 inches X 56 inches in size.

Southwestern Stripes Afghan

Southwestern Stripes Afghan

The Southwestern Stripes Afghan was designed by Lion Brand Yarn. This project was crocheted with Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn, a Bulky Weight Yarn [5], in 3 colors and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 43 inches X 56 inches.

Native American Afghan

Native American Afghan

The Native American Afghan pattern was designed by Patricia Mettille and is available as a free PDF download from FreePatterns.com.  This unique crochet throw is crocheted with 5 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures approximately 42 inches X 52 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 1997, in Crochet World Magazine, Vol 20, Page 22

Southwest Sampler

Southwest Sampler Afghan

The Southwest Sampler Afghan was designed by Deborah Levy-Hamburg and was crocheted with 6 colors of Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 53 inches X 56 inches in size. This PDF pattern is available for free from FreePatterns.com. This pattern was originally published in the Ultimate Book of Southwest Afghans.

Navajo Diamonds and Stripes Afghan

Navajo Diamonds and Stripes Afghan

The Navajo Diamonds and Stripes Afghan was designed by Katherine Eng and is available as a free PDF from FreePatterns.com. This popular Navajo Diamonds & Stripes design was crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) hook. The finished blanket measures 43.5 inches X 65.5 inches in size. This pattern was originally published in 2001 by House of White Birches.

High Sierra Afghan

High Sierra Afghan

The High Sierra Afghan was originally published in the Ultimate Book of Southwest Afghans, in 2014. The pattern was designed by Cynthia Lark and crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. The pattern is available as a free PDF download from FreeCrochet.com

Mosaic Pottery Afghan

Mosaic Pottery Afghan

The Mosaic Pottery Afghan was designed by Margret Willson. This beautiful afghan is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures approximately 48 inches X 64 inches in size. This pattern is available as a free PDF download from FreePatterns.com.

Tribal Spirit Cover Up

Tribal Spirit Cover-Up Blanket Pattern (for sale)

The Tribal Spirit Cover Up Blanket is a premium PDF pattern that is available from Leisure Arts. This Cover-Up Blanket was originally designed by Kathleen Garen and available in the Crochet with Heart magazine, October 1998 Issue. The blanket is lovely and it was crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures 40 inches X 53 inches in size.

Desert Rainbow Afghan

Desert Rainbow Afghan Pattern (for sale)

The Desert Rainbow Afghan is a premium PDF pattern that is available from Leisure Arts. This Navajo Inspired afghan was designed by C.A. Riley.

Indian Blanket

Indian Blanket Pattern (for sale)

This is one of my favorite designs. The Indian Blanket Afghan is a premium pattern that is available to purchase from Annie’s Craft Store. This beautiful design is crocheted in Worsted Weight Yarn and uses single crochet (sc) in the back loop (bl) and chain stitches (ch). The finished blanket measures 62 inches X 78.5 inches in size.

Modern Southwest Crochet Afghans

Modern Southwest Afghans (for sale)

Modern Southwest Afghans is a premium ePattern available from Leisure Arts. This eBook includes 6 modern southwest afghan designs, including Autumn, Indian Corn, Bold Stripes, Canyon Ripple, Gold Strike and Endless River. For more information about the book, I have written a detailed review which includes images of each afghan included and the yarn weights and hook sizes used for each project. Modern Southwest Afghans You Can Crochet Review post at Oombawka Design Crochet.

Navajo Indian Blanket

The Navajo Indian Blanket pattern was designed by Yvonne R. This pattern was crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] in 4 colors and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished blanket measures 60 inches X 40 inches in size. You can see an image of it here: Retro Remake Get the pattern here.

In the Round Square Navajo Blanket

In the Round Square Navajo Blanket is available from Mama’s Stitchery Projects. The blanket was crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook and measures approximately 30 inches square when complete. Get the pattern here.

Southwest Graph Afghan

The Southwest Graph Afghan is a free pattern from Lori Bennet Kramer at Gigi Crochets. The project was crocheted with Super Bulky Weight Yarn in 3 colors, and an 11.5 mm (P) crochet hook. The finished afghan measures 52 inches X 63 inches and is crocheted in double crochet stitches (dc). Get the pattern here.

How to Crochet the Navajo Indian Diamond Crochet Pattern

Written instructions and a video tutorial are included for this Navajo Indian Diamond Crochet Pattern.

Get the pattern here.

Embrace the warmth of the Southwest with these stunning crochet patterns! 🌵 Spicing up your décor has never been so cozy. Take a peek at these dynamic Southwestern Style Afghans or Navajo Style Blanket patterns- which one will you create first? #CrochetLove #SouthwesternStyle

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35 + Free Navajo and Southwestern Style Crochet Blanket patterns. Included in this crochet pattern collection are mosaic crochet afghans, southwest stripes and granny square designs, southwest ripple blankets and traditional Apache Tears stitch patterns too.

About Rhondda Mol

Rhondda Mol, an Ontario, Canada-based professional crochet designer and blogger, is passionate about helping the online crochet community create amazing projects. Through her easy-to-follow patterns and tutorials, she aims to help fellow crocheters - regardless of their level of experience - make handmade items. She recently launched a second website, FreeCrochetTutorials.com, dedicated to providing free, indie-designed crochet patterns and tutorials, so anyone with the desire to learn how to crochet can reach their goals.

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