There is no knit or crochet project quite as beautiful nor satisfying as a knit or crochet afghan. These stunning blankets can add color and flair to any living room, and keep you and your loved ones warm and cozy. 

Some of the best blanket patterns out there are easy crochet and knit afghan projects featuring a modern design. They use bold colors and eye-catching geometric designs using simple knit and crochet stitches. 

Many modern blanket patterns feature a few simple, easy to learn stitches that are perfect for advanced or beginner knitters and crocheters.

We know you will love the collection of crochet and knit afghan patterns we have put together!

CROCHET AFGHANS

Modern Crochet Blanket by Only As Brave

We absolutely love the clean lines and bold, neutral colors of the modern home look. The Modern Crochet Blanket Pattern by Only As Brave is an amazing crochet blanket project to fit that theme. It has beautiful textures, amazing colors, and who wouldn’t love the fringe detail? This is a simple crochet afghan with an easy to follow pattern that is definitely warm and practical!

Love Triangles Granny Stripe Baby Blanket by One Dog Woof

Bold and beautiful, geometric crochet blankets are very trendy right now. These crochet afghan projects are so customizable and can really accent a room! How adorable is this Love Triangles Granny Stripe Baby Blanket by One Dog Woof? Whether there is a new baby coming soon in your life or not, it makes a beautiful crochet afghan project anyone would adore.

Nya Mosaic Blanket by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

It is impossible not to love this stunning crochet afghan by Lilla Bjorn Crochet. The Nya Mosaic Crochet Blanket Pattern is made in a special technique with only basic crochet stitches involved. Whether you like to follow a chart or the written instructions, it is an easy crochet blanket project to work up even though it looks relatively complicated. In the end, you’ll have a gorgeous croc

KNIT AFGHANS

Bente Blanket by Love Crafts

The Bente Knit Blanket Pattern is another beautiful knit project with clean, modern lines. This knit blanket is intricate and offers such a beautiful texture. How amazing are these colors and that fine weave in the stitching? The best part about this afghan pattern is that it’s easy to learn and comes with a matching knit pillow pattern as well!

Bernat Knit Triangles Hexagon Blanket by Yarnspirations

When it comes to modern knit blanket patterns, we couldn’t pass up sharing this gorgeous Bernat Knit Triangles Hexagon Blanket Pattern by Yarnspirations. The pop of bright colors with the black and white accent are oh-so eye catching. Not to mention the fun addition of a chic fridge border.

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