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"I did find a great video explaining how to read the chart and directions. https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oumKr2eA Cant wait to start this project!"
"Wheres the pattern? The link takes you to a page that saids its been moved."
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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.
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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Feb 06, 2022
Something is wrong here. I tried to do a swatch for this pattern and it's impossible. There's no way it's multiples of 12 alone. Either that or the pattern's written wrong because there's just no way it comes out properly. And trying to figure out how row 2 would be once you turn it, doesn't work at all. It doesn't fit with row 1. I'd love to make this afghan, but at this point would have to find the original pattern, because clearly, this isn't it. Bummer.
Doris Yocum Turner
Jan 01, 2020
This link leads me to a blank page. I found the site by the name under the photo but there was no pattern.
Jun 07, 2018
I like the look of the stitch pattern in this afghan. I love the name. I think it would be so funny to make one in orange and black for Halloween. Black and blood red would be funny too. This would be a great gift for someone, especially for my family because of the usefulness of the blanket but the name would be the winning reason to give it. We love funny things and teasing one another.
Sep 24, 2017
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.
May 27, 2017
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.
Oct 17, 2013
The link to this pattern is unavailable.
Aug 09, 2013
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.
May 23, 2013
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!
Feb 06, 2022
If you've made the afghan, could you please tell me the stitch pattern? How it's written doesn't come out no matter how many times I do it. It either isn't multiples of 12 or it's not written properly. Do you have access to the original pattern? I really want to make it, but haven't been able to figure out what's wrong with the written directions. I know how to read a pattern, and I've shared this with several other crocheters, and we all come up with the same thing - it's impossible the way it's written. Something's left out or something. We're all trying to figure it out so that row 2 comes out with row 1, but we can't even finish row one unless we know the correct stitch multiples. If you could help with that, I'd really appreciate it!
Jan 02, 2013
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!!
May 04, 2012
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
May 11, 2012
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.
May 04, 2012
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
Jan 28, 2012
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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