Highland Home – Crochet Afghan Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

Crochet this highland home afghan and use it as a throw on your couch or a wrap for around your shoulders on a cold winter day.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic crochet afghan. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted afghan pattern.

Crocheted Afghan Pattern: Highland Home Afghan

Crochet Afghan - Highland Afghan


36 skeins (1 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 12 Black
24 skeins of No. 909 Scarlet and
3 skeins of No. 230 Yellow.Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 3.


The approximate final size of this highland home crochet afghan is 50″ x 64″, including fringe.

Gauge: 3 sps make 1 inch; 2 1/2 rows make 1 inch.


Wide Strip for Highland Home Afghan (Make 4)

Starting at narrow edge with Black, ch 68.

1st Row: Dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across (32 sps). Ch 4, turn.

2nd Row: Skip first dc, * dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last dc, ch 1, skip 1 ch of turning chain, dc in next ch. Ch 4, turn.

Repeat 2nd row 5 more times, omitting turning chain on last row. Drop Black, attach Yellow.

Next Row: Ch 4 and work in pattern across. Break off Yellow.

Following Row: Pick up Black, ch 4 and work in pattern across. Ch 4, turn. Work in pattern with Black for 6 more rows. Break off.

Attach Scarlet and work in pattern for 3 rows, omitting turning chain on last row.

Drop Scarlet, attach Black and work in pattern across. Break off.

Pick up Scarlet, (make 3 Scarlet rows, 1 Black row) 3 times and 3 Scarlet rows. Break off Scarlet.

Attach Black and make another Black Section with Yellow stripe as before. Continue in this manner, making Black and Scarlet sections alternately until 11 sections in all have been completed (6 Black and 5 Scarlet).

Narrow Strip for Highland Home Afghan (Make 1)

With Black, ch 38.

1st Row: Work as for first row of Wide Strip (17 sps). Work in color pattern exactly as for Wide Strip.


Place Afghan lengthwise on a curtain stretcher – it will be easier to handle this way. However, it may be done without the use of a curtain stretcher.

Cut 2 strands of Black each 80 inches long, thread these strands into a bodkin and weave in and out through first row of sps, leaving enough yarn free at each end to make fringe. Cut 2 more strands of Black and weave through same row of sps, going under rows that were passed over previously. Weave Black through next 7 rows the same way. Make 1 row of Yellow and 8 Black. This completes 1 Black Section. Now make (3 rows of Scarlet, 1 row of Black) 3 times and 5 rows of Scarlet. This completes 1 Scarlet Section. Continue to work in pattern, alternating Scarlet and Black Sections until all sps have been filled.

Remove from curtain stretcher. Knot first 12 strands together to make a fringe. Make fringe, knotting every 12 strands across. Complete other end to correspond. Trim ends evenly. Block to measurements.

This free crochet pattern for a highland home afghan was originally published around 1952 by Coats and Clark in Afghans Book No. 289

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