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Brain Dead Afghan

By: Jordan from blog.stashaholic.com
Brain Dead Afghan
Brain Dead Afghan
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If you're new to the world of crochet afghans, this pattern is for you. For the Brain Dead Afghan, you just have to keep using the same stitch over and over for every row. This is one of those easy crochet patterns you can use to sharpen your skills.

The stripes can be any colors you have on hand, which makes this simple crochet pattern a fabulous stash buster as well. When making crochet patterns, it's helpful when you can truly relax and unwind and that's exactly what kind of project this Brain Dead Afghan is.

Beginner

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

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Love the name also. I always called these projects my "idiot" projects and some people got annoyed by that title. This title is better because you don't have to give it much thought. It is a great stash buster and you have a lovely afghan. Thank you.

First I have to say I was laughing at the name of this one. Brain Dead Afghan is a great one to make for anyone. The pattern is well written and easy to understand. I love the little diamonds this pattern makes and it's so easy to do with the look of a hard to do pattern. After doing a few rows I know I can do this one while watching the t.v. and it will work. I'm still giggling at the name. LOL Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

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I haven't made the afghan. I just want the designer to know that there is a very large community in every city of people with brain injuries or people whose family has had to make the decision to let a loved one go because they are "brain dead." I'm sure you didn't mean to hurt anyone or dredge up sad memories. May I suggest another name such as "mindless"? Thanks, Mother of a brain-injured daughter.

I have made this afghan a few times and everyone who has received it as a gift from me loves it! It is a great stash buster, and I have also made it in specfic colors to match decor. It's quick and pretty much one can make to any size. I have made for queen size and king sized beds!

You can also buy books in the DIY stores, ie Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc, to help you learn. There are also beginner classes in these stores or in a better yarn store. Crocheting is a wonderful hobby--GOOD LUCK!!

Help! This is what I am looking for....one stich over and over again to produce an afghan. The brain dead pattern must be it for me. The only problem is that I have never crocheted one stich and the numbers and letters describing something to do to make a stich means nothing to me. I would need some sort of visual or pictures or something to "show" me how to make this one stitch. I am not into this enough to have a clue what those steps are in the pattern. How can I learn how to make this one simple stich so that I can do it over and over again. Is there a place where I can go to see a video or pictures on how to make this stitch? I guess I need a place for brain dead people to learn the brain dead stitch. Help....I want to learn to do this. Thanks

Hey RonnieP, I crochet and knit and I have discovered a treasure trove of videos on YouTube that have been really helpful. They even helped me get spinning. Some times the written word, no matter how well done just doesn't put that picture in your head. Like you, I needed to "see" it done. Good Luck, Kat. P.S. Just type in the name of the stitch and watch a few until you find one that makes sense.

I really like this afghan stitch. I did a blanket in dark brown, teal, turquoise and variegated brown and turquoise. It came out very beautiful. thx for sharing

I love this afghan. I have searched for this pattern for years! My mother made an afghan using this pattern about 25 years ago. Thank you, now....I would love to have the pattern for the green slippers on your site.

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