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Crochet Afghan Winter Village Afghan Free Pattern

The Winter Village Crochet Afghan is a wonderful way to use up scrap yarn. This free crochet pattern has 8 crochet blocks that can be assembled to make any size blanket from a baby blanket to a king-size blanket.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for the Winter Village Crochet Afghan pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

Make it a Scrapghan (Scrap Yarn Crochet Afghan)

This is a great project to use up leftover yarn. You will need a consistent ground and sky color, but the house color and trees colors can be made with scrap yarn that needs to get used up.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

4 Ways to Customize your Crochet Afghan

This is a very easy afghan to customize. You can adjust the size and colors easily. Here are a few other ways to change your crochet afghan and make it your own.

1. Make a Spring, Summer, or Fall village blanket. Change the ground color to green or even a variegated orange and brown yarn to make it look like summer grass or colorful fallen leaves.

2. Make it a Day time crochet afghan. Change the sky color to a lighter blue to make a daytime blanket.

3. Take away the village. Add a lot more trees in different color greens and open spaces to create a forest scene with only a single house or just a few houses. How many of each block you use is up to you.

4. Make a starry night blanket. Take the horizon line and put it very low on the blanket. Maybe add just a row or two of houses and trees, then embroidery, or add some appliques of stars in the sky.

These are just a few suggestions, feel free to get creative.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

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Below you will find the free pattern for the Winter Village Crochet afghan with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a print out of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Materials Needed

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0.8 oz/ 42 yds per block  Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn)
Amounts listed in the chart below for the entire blanket.
Crochet Hook 5.5mm Size I
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
CC – Change Color
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge, Size and Colors Used, Number of Blocks

Gauge: 4 SC X 4 Rows = 1 Inch
Size: Each Block is 5.5 inches wide and 7.5 inches tall.

Colors Used
I basically used up all the scrap yarn I had around the house for this crochet afghan. Here is a list of the colors I know are in this blanket. Colors: Real Teal (Sky color), Soft White (snow color), Tea Leaf and Chocolate brown (for trees), Real Teal, Shocking Pink, Flamingo, Gold, Turqua, Carrot, and Light Gray for the houses and doors. Black and Cherry Red (for Snowman).

The Baby Blanket uses:
6 Tree Blocks (2 with the horizon line)
15 House Blocks (3 with the horizon line)
1 Snowman Block
2 Solid White (Ground) Blocks
5 Solid Teal (Sky) Blocks
1 Moon Block

Helpful Video Tutorials

How to Change Colors
How to Crochet a Single Crochet Border
How to Carry your Yarn

Winter Village Crochet Afghan

Crocheting a Border around your Blocks

After working each block, you will work a single crochet border around the block.

Block Border Row: Starting from where you finished row 31, CH1, turn so you are working down the side of rows 1-31. Work 1 SC into the side of each row. CH1, turn so you are working into the opposite of your foundation chain, Work 1 SC into each CH, CH1, turn, work 1 SC into the side of rows 1-31, CH1, turn so you are working into row 31. Work 1 SC, into each ST of row 31, CH1, SLST to first SC of border row.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

Sky and Ground Solid Blocks and Horizon Block

Notes:
– I did not use a horizon block in the baby blanket, but it basically looks the same as the tree horizon block or the snowman block, but without a tree or snowman.
– I will be referring to the colors as the Sky color and the Ground color. I used Real teal for my sky and Soft white for the ground.
– Each block takes 42 yds of yarn.

CH 22 with Sky or Ground depending on which block you are making.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH across. (21 SC)

Rows 2-14: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs.

If you are making a horizon block then you will change from the Ground color to the sky color and use the Sky color for rows 15-31.

Rows 15-31: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs.

After row 31 you will work a single crochet border around the block following the instructions above the block patterns. While working on the border, I changed the border color to match the rows I was working into.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.
Both blocks are of the small houses.

Big House Block

Notes:
– I did not mean to have a large and small house but I worked on this pattern over several months and at some point, the house block changed. So I am providing both options.
– You can make this an above horizon block by using the sky color as the background, or a below horizon house by using the ground color as the background for this block.
– Except for Row 1, I do not carry my yarn colors in this project. Instead, I use 2 strands of the house color for rows 1-14 and two strands of the background color for rows 15-31.
– The pattern consists of all single crochet, there are no increases or decreases, the color changes have been abbreviated to make the pattern shorter.
– Yarn Amounts for Block: 0.44 oz/ 23 yds of House color, 0.26 oz/ 14 yds Background color, 0.1 oz/4 yds Door color.

CH 22 with house color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 6 CHs, CC to Door Color, SC in next 7 STs, CC to House Color, SC in last 7 CHs.

Rows 2-14: CH1, turn, 7 SC in House Color, 7 SC in Door Color, 7 SC in House Color.

Row 15-17: CH1, turn, SC in 21 STs with House Color.

Row 18: CC to Background color, CH1, turn, 1 SC in Background Color, 19 Sc in House Color, 1 SC in Background Color.

Row 19: CH1, turn, 2 SC Background Color, 17 SC in House Color, 2 SC in Background Color.

Row 20: CH1, turn, 3 SC in Background Color, 15 SC in House Color, 3 SC in Background color.

Row 21: CH1, turn, 4 SC in Background Color, 13 SC in House Color, 4 SC in Background Color.

Row 22: CH1, turn, 5 Sc in Background Color, 11 Sc in House Color, 5 SC in Background Color.

Row 23: CH1, turn, 6 Sc in Background Color, 9 SC in House Color, 6 SC in Background Color.

Row 24: CH1, turn, 7 SC in Background Color, 7 SC in House Color, 7 SC in Background Color.

Row 25: CH1, turn, 8 SC in Background Color, 5 SC in House Color, 8 SC in Background Color.

Row 26: CH1, turn, 9 SC in Background Color, 3 SC in House Color, 9 SC in Background Color.

Row 27: CH1, turn, 10 SC in Background Color, 1 SC in House Color, 10 SC in Background Color.

Row 28-31: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs in Background Color.

After row 31 you will work a single crochet border around the block following the instructions above the block patterns. While working on the border, I changed the border color to match the rows I was working into.

Small House Block

Notes:
– You can make this an above horizon block by using the sky color as the background, or a below horizon house by using the ground color as the background for this block.
– Except for Row 1, I do not carry my yarn colors in this project. Instead, I use 2 strands of the house color for rows 1-14 and two strands of the background color for rows 15-31.
– The pattern consists of all single crochet, there are no increases or decreases, the color changes have been abbreviated to make the pattern shorter.
– Yarn Amounts for Block: 0.37 oz/ 20 yds of House color, 0.33 oz/ 18 yds Background color, 0.1 oz/4 yds Door color.

CH 22 with house color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 6 CHs, CC to Door Color, SC in next 7 STs, CC to House Color, SC in last 7 CHs.

Rows 2-14: CH1, turn, 7 SC House Color, 7 SC Door Color, 7 SC House Color.

Row 15: CC to Background color, CH1, turn, 1 SC in Background Color, 19 Sc in House Color, 1 SC in Background Color.

Row 16: CH1, turn, 2 SC Background Color, 17 SC in House Color, 2 SC in Background Color.

Row 17: CH1, turn, 3 SC in Background Color, 15 SC in House Color, 3 SC in Background color.

Row 18: CH1, turn, 4 SC in Background Color, 13 SC in House Color, 4 SC in Background Color.

Row 19: CH1, turn, 5 Sc in Background Color, 11 Sc in House Color, 5 SC in Background Color.

Row 20: CH1, turn, 6 Sc in Background Color, 9 SC in House Color, 6 SC in Background Color.

Row 21: CH1, turn, 7 SC in Background Color, 7 SC in House Color, 7 SC in Background Color.

Row 22: CH1, turn, 8 SC in Background Color, 5 SC in House Color, 8 SC in Background Color.

Row 23: CH1, turn, 9 SC in Background Color, 3 SC in House Color, 9 SC in Background Color.

Row 24: CH1, turn, 10 SC in Background Color, 1 SC in House Color, 10 SC in Background Color.

Row 25-31: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs in Background Color.

After row 31 you will work a single crochet border around the block following the instructions above the block patterns. While working on the border, I changed the border color to match the rows I was working into.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

Tree and Horizon Tree Blocks

Notes:
– You can make this an above horizon block by using the sky color and the ground color as the background, or a below horizon house by using the ground color as the background for this block.
– Except for Row 1, I do not carry my yarn colors in this project. Instead, I use 2 strands of the background color for rows for most rows.
– The pattern consists of all single crochet, there are no increases or decreases, the color changes have been abbreviated to make the pattern shorter.
– Yarn Amounts for Block: 0.26 oz/ 14 yds of Green, 0.52 oz/ 27 yds Background color, 2 yds Brown.

CH 22 with Ground Color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 7 CH, CC to Brown, SC in next 5 CH, CC to Ground color, Sc in last 8 CH.

Rows 2-4: CH1, turn, 8 SC Ground Color, 5 SC Brown, 8 SC Ground Color.

Row 5: CH1, turn, 1 SC Ground Color, 19 SC Green, 1 SC Ground Color.

Row 6: CH1, turn, 2 SC Ground Color, 17 SC Green, 2 SC Ground Color.

Row 7: CH1, turn, 3 SC Ground Color, 15 SC Green, 3 SC Ground Color.

Row 8: CH1, turn, 4 SC Ground Color, 13 SC Green, 4 SC Ground Color.

Row 9: CH1, turn, 5 SC Ground Color, 11 SC Green, 5 SC Ground Color.

Row 10: CH1, turn, 2 SC Ground Color, 17 SC Green, 2 SC Ground Color.

Row 11: CH1, turn, 3 SC Ground Color, 15 SC Green, 3 SC Ground Color.

Row 12: CH1, turn, 4 SC Ground Color, 13 SC Green, 4 SC Ground Color.

Row 13: CH1, turn, 5 SC Ground Color, 11 SC Green, 5 SC Ground Color.

Row 14: CH1, turn, 6 SC Ground Color, 9 SC Green, 6 SC Ground Color.

This is where our horizon line will be. If you are working a horizon tree then for now on work the sky color instead of the ground color.

Row 15: CH1, turn, 3 SC Ground Color, 15 SC Green, 3 SC Ground Color.

Row 16: CH1, turn, 4 SC Ground Color, 13 SC Green, 4 SC Ground Color.

Row 17: CH1, turn, 5 SC Ground Color, 11 SC Green, 5 SC Ground Color.

Row 18: CH1, turn, 6 SC Ground Color, 9 SC Green, 6 SC Ground Color.

Row 19: CH1, turn, 7 SC Ground Color, 7 SC Green, 7 SC Ground Color.

Row 20: CH1, turn, 4 SC Ground Color, 13 SC Green, 4 SC Ground Color.

Row 21: CH1, turn, 5 SC Ground Color, 11 SC Green, 5 SC Ground Color.

Row 22: CH1, turn, 6 SC Ground Color, 9 SC Green, 6 SC Ground Color.

Row 23: CH1, turn, 7 SC Ground Color, 7 SC Green, 7 SC Ground Color.

Row 24: CH1, turn, 8 SC Ground Color, 5 SC Green, 8 SC Ground Color.

Row 25: CH1, turn, 9 SC Ground Color, 3 SC Green, 9 SC Ground Color.

Row 26: CH1, turn, 10 SC Ground Color, 1 SC Green, 10 SC Ground Color.

Rows 27-31: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs with Ground color.

After row 31 you will work a single crochet border around the block following the instructions above the block patterns. While working on the border, I changed the border color to match the rows I was working into.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

Snowman Block

Notes:
– In this block, I do carry the white yarn under the other colors, but this is the only color that was carried.
– Yarn Amounts for Block: 0.42 oz/ 22 yds of White, 0.32 oz/ 18 yds of Teal, 2 yds of Black, 1 yd each or Red and Orange.

CH 22 with Ground Color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook, SC in next 20 CH. (21)

Rows 2-7: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs.

Row 8: CH1, turn, 7 SC White, 7 SC Sky Color, 7 SC White.

Row 9: CH1, turn, 6 SC White, 1 SC Teal, 7 SC White, 1 SC Teal, 6 SC White.

Rows 10-14: CH1, turn, 5 SC White, 1 SC Teal, 9 SC White, 1 SC Teal, 5 SC White.

Row 15: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 4 SC White, 1 SC Black, 4 SC White, 6 SC Teal.

Row 16: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 6 SC White, 1 SC Red, 2 SC White, 6 SC Teal.

Row 17: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 2 SC White, 2 SC Red, 1 SC Black, 4 SC White, 6 SC Teal.

Row 18: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 5 SC White, 2 SC Red, 2 SC White, 6 SC Teal.

Row 19: CH1, turn, 7 SC Teal, 1 SC White, 5 SC Red, 1 SC White, 7 SC Teal.

Row 20: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 5 SC Red, 8 SC Teal.

Row 21: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 5 SC White, 8 SC Teal.

Row 22: CH1, turn, 7 SC Teal, 7 SC White, 7 SC Teal.

Row 23: CH1, turn, 7 SC Teal, 1 SC White, 3 SC Orange, 3 SC White, 7 SC Teal.

Row 24: CH1, turn, 7 SC Teal, 7 SC White, 7 SC Teal.

Row 25: CH1, turn, 7 SC Teal, 2 SC White, 1 SC Black, 1 SC White, 1 SC Black, 2 SC White, 7 SC Teal.

Row 26: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 5 SC White, 8 SC Teal.

Row 27: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 9 SC Black, 6 SC Teal.

Rows 28-30: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 5 SC Black, 8 SC Teal.

Row 31: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs in teal.

After row 31 you will work a single crochet border around the block following the instructions above the block patterns. While working on the border, I changed the border color to match the rows I was working into.

Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.

Moon Block

Notes:
– Yarn Amounts for Block: 0.76 oz/ 40 yds of Teal, 2 yds of Gold.

CH 21 in Sky color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook, SC in next 20 CH. (21)

Rows 2-18: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs.

Row 19: CH1, turn, 9 SC Teal, 3 SC Gold, 9 SC Teal.

Row 20: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 6 SC Gold, 7 SC Teal.

Row 21: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 4 SC Gold, 11 SC Teal.

Row 22: CH1, turn, 12 SC Teal, 3 SC Gold, 6 SC Teal.

Row 23: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 3 SC Gold, 12 SC Teal.

Row 24: CH1, turn, 12 SC Teal, 3 SC Gold, 6 SC Teal.

Row 25: CH1, turn, 6 SC Teal, 3 SC Gold, 12 SC Teal.

Row 26: CH1, turn, 11 SC Teal, 3 SC Gold, 7 SC Teal.

Row 27: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 4 SC Gold, 9 SC Teal.

Row 28: CH1, turn, 8 SC Teal, 4 SC Gold, 9 SC Teal.

Row 29: CH1, turn, 10 SC Teal, 2 SC Gold, 9 SC Teal.

Rows 30-31: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs with Sky color.

After row 31 you will work a single crochet border around the block following the instructions above the block patterns. While working on the border, I changed the border color to match the rows I was working into.

Joining the Blocks into your Crochet Afghan

You can join the blocks for this crochet afghan in your favorite way. You can sew them together with a whip stitch or invisible stitch or you can use the slip stitch join that is demonstrated in the photos below.

To work a slip stitch join, first, lay your blocks out on a table or the floor and arrange them in the order that suits you. Here is a diagram showing how I laid out my pieces. Here is a second diagram for the throw size blanket.

Start on one side and work your horizontal joins first.
1. First, Insert your hook into a corner chain 1, then insert your hook into the corner Chain 1 of the block next to it. Yarn over on the backside of your work and pull the loop through the two chains.

2. Insert your hook into the next stitch on your first block. Insert your hook through the top of your stitch and out the back of your work. Basically, we are just going under the back loop only. Then insert your hook into the same stitch on the second block. Insert your hook under the back loop only.

At this point, you will have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over on the backside of your work and pull the loop through the 3 loops on your hook. This will create a slip stitch joining the two rows.

3. Continue working slipstitch joins down the sides of your blocks, when you reach the next set of blocks work your slip stitch joins into the chain 1 corner first then into each stitch. Do this until the end of the row. Repeat for all horizontal rows.

4. Now we will change directions and join vertically. Start the same way we did for our horizontal joins, but when you reach the end of a block you will need to chain 1 around the horizontal slip stitch join to move to the next set of blocks.

You can also change your joining yarn color when you reach the horizon line. Just yarn over with the new color as seen in the photo below.

You can see how working the same color as the blocks blends in really well makes the slip stitches blend in really well.

Once you have made all the horizontal and vertical joins, you are ready to single crochet a final border around your blanket.

Final Single Crochet Border

The pictured crochet afghan only has 1 row of crochet border, but you can work as many as you would like. I changed colors at the horizon line to keep the look consistent, instead of framing the blanket with a border color.

Single Crochet Border: SLST to any corner. CH1, SC in the same corner, SC in each stitch across the side of the blanket, when you reach the end of a block, your last SC should be in the corner CH of that block, your next SC will be in the corner CH of the next block, then SC down the side of that block, repeat until you reach the last block corner. *Work (SC, CH1, SC) into the corner CH, turn to work down the next side, work a SC into every ST until you reach the next corner.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. You should be back to your first corner. SC into the first corner, CH1, SLST to first SC.

You can fasten off here or you can repeat the border row to make a thicker border.

Once your border is complete and all your ends are woven in, your Winter Village Crochet afghan is complete and ready to enjoy.

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Use up your scrap yarn while crocheting this Winter Village Crochet Afghan. The free crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes.
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