How Do I Crochet? 13 Basic Crochet Stitches and Free Beginner Crochet Afghan Patterns
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Make it Quick Afghan
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Short on time and need some quick crochet patterns? The Make it Quick Afghan from Bernat is an easy crochet pattern that you will love. This crochet afghan pattern creates a wonderful texture by crocheting into the back loops.
Perfect for fall or any chilly evening, this afghan will quickly become your favorite. Complete this pattern with a contrasting crochet edging and voila! It's an easy way to bring a bit texture into your home without going over the top. It's a crochet blanket pattern that will look great in any room.
Plus! Watch this video to learn another incredibly easy afghan pattern, the Sugar & Shine Baby's First Afghan, that you can whip up in no time at all! You won't believe how quickly you can make this!
Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge6 sc and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm]
Finished SizeApprox 45" x 58" [114.5 x 147.5 cm]
Bernat® Softee® Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz; 99 m/108 yds)
-Main Color (MC) (28041 Clay) 8 balls
-Contrast A (28203 Teal) 4 balls
- Size 10 mm (U.S. N15) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
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Instructions for BLANKET:
With MC, ch 56.
1st row: (RS). Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each of next 4 ch. *1 hdc in each of next 5 ch. Sl st in each of next 5 ch. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
2nd row: Working in back loops only, sl st in each of next 5 sl st. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Sl st in each of next 5 sl st. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sl st. *Sl st in each of next 5 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 5 sl st. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
4th row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. *Sl st in each of next 5 st st. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
5th row: Working in back loops only, sl st in each of next 5 hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 5 sl st. Sl st in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn. Rep last 4 rows until work from beg measures 50" [127 cm], ending with a 2nd or 4th row. Fasten off.
Instructions for EDGING:
With RS facing, join A with sl st at top right corner of Blanket.
1st rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in same sp as last sl st (corner). Work 73 sc evenly across top edge. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next st (corner). Work 73 sc evenly down side. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next st (corner). Work 53 sc evenly across bottom edge. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next st (corner). Work 73 sc evenly up side. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. Miss next sc. *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc.* Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. **(1 sc . Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** twice more. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. Miss next sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc.* Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. **(1 sc . Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** twice more. Join with sl st first sc. Rep 3rd rnd until Edging measures 4" [10 cm]. Fasten off.
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Nov 03, 2017
This looks like a simple blanket to make. You even have a tutorial to boot which makes it easier. It is getting colder so blankets are always needed. I also knit for charity and blankets are in big demand. I like the detail to the blanket. It is certainly not boring. Thank you for the pattern.
Mar 16, 2017
What a interesting design this "Make It Quick Afghan" makes. I have never made anything using Super Chunky yarn before so I want to make this one! There is a blanket yarn out there, I wonder how this will look using that? Has anyone used it for this pattern? If yes how did it turn out? Please let me know. Also, I think this will work with normal yarn too, but will use more yarn. After reading the written pattern above I think this will work out nicely. Thank you for sharing this free crochet pattern.
aprilessary 985067 8
Dec 23, 2016
Does the pattern come out the same if doing it left-handed? Or is there a pattern somewhere for a left-handed?
Dec 29, 2016
I apologize, but I cannot find this pattern for left-handers. We do have a couple articles that may help: http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/Crochet-Afghan-Tutorials/How-Do-I-Crochet-Left-Handed-Tutorial and http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/Crochet-Afghan-Tutorials/How-Do-I-Crochet-Left-Handed-Double-Crochet. Good luck, Krista, Editor
May 28, 2016
I love the simplicity of this afghan. The blue edging made this afghan appealing. It gives me a masculine feel but it's also perfect for females.Thanks for having the pattern right in front.
May 27, 2016
Do you not chain 2 at the end of each row?
Sep 19, 2016
No, just follow it as written. Some rows just start with a slip stitch.
Feb 15, 2016
i started this afghan and i am having issues getting the width right. i did a test gage using the same yarn and hook suggested, and that came out fine, but my main color width seems to short (subtracted 8" for edging from final width) i can't seem to get it to be more than 30" across. my stitches seem pretty loose, so i don't think they are too tight. any suggestions?
Dec 01, 2015
Do you begin with chain 56 or chain 53?
Nov 25, 2015
This pattern is a multiple of 5 1. If you want to end on slip stitches on either side than you don't want a multiple of 10. For example, you would want 55 1 or 65 1, etc. If you use a multiple of 10 1 (60 1, 70 1, etc.) you will have slip stitches on one edge and half double crochet on the other edge making your pattern off center.
Nov 25, 2015
This pattern is a multiple of 5 plus 1. If you want to end on slip stitches on either side than you don't want a multiple of 10. For example, you would want 55 plus 1 or 65 plus one, etc. If you use a multiple of 10 plus 1 ( 60 plus 1, 70 plus 1, etc.) you will have slip stitches on one edge and half double crochet on the other edge making your pattern off center.
michelebrantley 73 45549
Jun 02, 2015
I want to make this afghan, but need it larger than 45" x 58". How do I figure out how many extra chains to add to make the pattern work out?
May 15, 2015
I'm certain there's a typo, although I went to Bernat's website and the same typo is on their original pattern. It only makes sense to sc 53 across the top and bottom edges and sc 73 down each side.
Feb 22, 2017
I found myself having the same problem when transcribing the pattern from tablet to paper. I was so glad to discover it BEFORE I began it, rather than after. You are right about the count. 53 too and bottom edges, 73 on each side.
Nov 04, 2014
A beautiful simple pattern. Thank you so much. I will certainly share your web site. Barb
Oct 12, 2013
I think that it's a typo for the 53 sc across the bottom.
Oct 09, 2013
I'm planning on making this pattern which is nice but I am also wondering the same question, why only 53 sc across the bottom?
Oct 05, 2013
I am going to try to make this one,however I don't know how to read(understand) the patterns.
Sep 30, 2013
EDGING why do you only sc 53 across bottom other sides are 73?
Dragnslar50 339299 3
Apr 03, 2014
53 because you are ch 1 in between each stich.
lferran2003 983681 8
Dec 22, 2011
I will be making this one. I think it wonderfully simple and beautiful.
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