Foolproof Afghan

Foolproof Afghan
Foolproof Afghan

This Foolproof Afghan is so easy, anyone could make it! If you're looking for easy crochet patterns that you can mindlessly work on while watching TV, then this is the perfect pattern for you. Using front post double crochet and the crochet cluster stitch, this afghan has a nice, comfy texture.

You'll love having this burgundy beauty in your home, especially when it starts getting chilly outside. Get started on this simple but beautiful project today. Because this crochet pattern is so easy to follow, this may be your new favorite crochet project.


Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge2 repeats (two cluster groups and two FPdc) = 3"; 4 rows = 3" in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size32" x 37"

Materials List

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®" Jumbo: 2 Skeins 0378 Claret
  • Crochet Hook: 8 mm [US L-11]
  • Yarn needle


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.
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.


Ch 83.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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Could you please post multiples? Id like to make this, but want a larger afghan. Thanks!,

It's that time of year for me to start making afghans for gifts for Christmas and this Foolproof Afghan is so nice looking it will be just right. It looks hard, but after reading the pattern is sounds easy enough to whip up while watching tv. I love the color and will have to pick different colors for different people. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern and the bonus patterns as well. I've saved them all!

I like the shade of maroon used in this Foolproof Afghan whatever it is called. I think this is also called burgundy. I like the simplicity of this afghan but with a lot of impact.

This is such a pretty and simple afghan to make. I enjoy making these for loved ones for gifts on any occasion, really.

Why are people so ugly about this? New or not who cares. We are not the crochet police.

I agree. When people leave one star for a reason other than the mechanics, etc of the pattern, it unfairly gives a lower rating. Many people look at the amount of stars and don't necessarily check the comments.

I would like to know a multiple, also. Would like to make a bigger afghan for my son and his wife.

This afghan looks really lovely. I can't wait to try it out. Too bad I have to wait till Christmas is over and I have finished make all my Christmas gifts for my family and friends. My be this can be my year round gift to me. Has any one tried to make this in a wool or wool blend yarn? And if so how did it work up, was it still as pretty and inviting or did you find any problems with it keeping it's shape and size?

I would like to try this but the link to the video for the CL stitch is broken. Is this the same as crocheting two dc together? Also, I've not seen where you answer the questions about stitch multiples in this pattern. That would be very helpful in making a larger afghan or in using different thickness of yarns. Please help!

I love this Foolproof Afghan pattern. It reads so well and the video will really help the people who are new to crocheting. The color is lovely and I can't wait to make one. I can see the beautiful pattern it will make using a variegated yarn. So many ideas that can be done with this easy pattern. Thank you for this free pattern.

I love this pattern and don't care what you say about it. If you are generous enough to offer it for free you can call me what ever! And to add a hint, if you make it out of variegated or ombr yarn it will look really special and will self stripe without you having to do anything extra.thanks again for sharing!

And could you add the size that this one skein made? Multiples would help so it could be made larger. Also noticed it's not new. Thanks.

THIS is NOT a new pattern, have seen it many times on this site. And, the comments go back to is that NEW???

I would not call anyone an idiot. that is very rude. I am not a beginner but there are times that I can't make heads or tails of some printed instructions. I often ask my husband for some help with the pattern and he is glad to work it out for me. So I hope I never see the word "idiot" on this comment section again.

Oh good grief...this is an easy pattern...if you're unsure of the cluster stitch just youtube a tutorial. Lighten up girls!

Hi, Id like to make this afghan a different size with thinner yarns. What is this stitch multiple of?

I am not a fan of your "idiot" comment either. You could have phrased it this way : "This "Foolproof Afghan" is so very easy and would be a great project for a beginner." You're saying the same thing, just in a nicer way without offending anyone. I DO like your pattern though.

yeah, how about saving the "idiot" comment

I also must be worse than an idiot, I do not think this is an easy pattern!

This is not a beginner or easy pattern - kind of mean to write that.

I'm not overly thrilled with the idiot comment either. Because I can't follow this pattern at all. I guess I'm worse than an idiot

very offensive comment in your introduction..." This Foolproof Afghan is so easy, even an idiot could make it "

I'm a beginner & enjoying crocheting but need a visual to pick up easier. Is it possible to get a video tuturiol on this?


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