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18 DIY Dorm Decor Ideas


It’s getting to be that time of year again…school is almost in session! Do you know anyone that’s off to college this year? Whether it’s your child, niece nephew, or family friend, you’ll definitely want to check out these 18 DIY Dorm Decor Ideas. These crochet afghan patterns [3] will make the best send off gifts ever. A homemade crochet afghan can ward off that initial homesick feeling right after move in because they can keep family close to their hearts in the form of a wonderfully cozy crochet afghan!

DIY Dorm Decor Ideas [4]

18 Dorm Decor Ideas

It’s especially nice to have something to make the dorm room your own. Moving into a small, stark room can make the transition process all that more difficult, but these DIY dorm decor crochet ideas will make it fun and personal! I remember how dreary my old college dorm was, but it would have been so much better with some nice crochet afghans. These DIY dorm decor crochet afghan patterns are great for girls and boys. From basic solids to stripes [5], these patterns have the perfect college feel.

 DIY Dorm Decor: Crochet for Guys

Your college guy will love these simple, but insanely cozy crochet blanket patterns [6]. They’ll be great when that dorm heater isn’t doing its job. While your college freshman might act too cool for these throws, they’ll reach for them during all-nighters to stay warm. These manly designs will be perfect to sit on the futon acting as decor when not in use. The throw will be accessible and warm when your guy needs to snuggle up for a study break!


Herringbone Stripe Afghan [7]

1. 6 Hours or Less Throw [8]

2. Cozy Man-Ghan [9]

3. Dorm Ripple Afghan [10]

4.Color Block Patriot Throw [11]

5. Jacob’s Ladder Ripple [12]

6. Go Team Lapghan [13]

7. Herringbone Stripe [14]

8. Morning Coffee Afghan [15]

9. Cozy Man Cave Blanket [16]


DIY Dorm Decor: Crochet Afghan Patterns for Girls

These DIY dorm decor crochet patterns will allow college girls to really make their small dorm room feel like home. They will brighten the space with their fun designs. These crochet afghans are the perfect way to brave a long study session or curl up to curb the first-semester homesickness. The small dorm room will become a decorative space full of fun throws that serve not only as DIY decoration but also as warm throws that can be grabbed as needed!Beach Stripe Surf Blanket [17]

1. Tropical Pineapple Bedspread [18]

2. Rainbow Stripes Blanket [19]

3. The Happy Ghan [20]

4. Beach Stripe Surf Blanket [21]

5. Vintage Daisy Throw [22]

6. Cosmic Crochet Throw [23]

8. Color Basics Ripple Crochet Pattern [24]

9. Shell Stitch Variation Afghan [25]


What’s your favorite DIY dorm decor idea?