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Foolproof Afghan

By: Mary Ann Frits for Red Heart Yarns

This Foolproof Afghan is so easy, even an idiot could make it! If you're looking for an easy crochet afghan pattern that you can mindlessly work on while watching TV, then this is the perfect pattern for you! Get started on this simple project today.

Foolproof Afghan
Foolproof Afghan
This image courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Easy

Crochet Hook: L/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Notes

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Lap Throw measures 32” x 37”.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Jumbo: 1 Skein 0378 Claret
  • Crochet Hook: 8 mm [US L-11].
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 2 repeats (two cluster groups and two FPdc) = 3”; 4 rows = 3” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations: CL (Cluster) = [Yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice all in specified stitch, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

Instructions:

FPdc (front post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

BPdc (back post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

 

Throw:

Ch 83.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): (CL, ch 2, CL) all in 5th ch from hook, skip next ch, dc in next ch, * skip next ch, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn – 20 cluster groups.

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space, * FPdc around next dc, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of beginning ch; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space, * BPdc around next st, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Rows 4-49: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twenty three (23) times.

Border-Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from LEFT TO RIGHT, sc in each sc around (Reverse sc); join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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