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Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket

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Updated March 16, 2017
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Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket
Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket
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Need to make a crochet afghan quick? Then the Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket is the pattern for you! This chunky crochet blanket pattern is so easy even a beginner can make it. Quick, easy, and chic, there's really nothing not to love about this blanket.

Once you're done, you're going to wonder why you didn't crochet this cuddle buddy sooner. Plus, it's the perfect pattern to make for a last minute gift. Waste no time and create a pattern you'll be able to use all winter long with this cozy crochet blanket.

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Beginner

Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge7 sc and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 56" x 60" [142 x 152.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m): Lilac Bush (10185) 4 balls
  • Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions:

Ch 88.

  1. 1st row: (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc. Skip 2 ch). *Skip next 2 ch. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next ch. Rep from * to last 3 ch. Skip next 2 ch. 1 dc in last ch. Turn.
    2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of row. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
    Rep last row for pat until work from beg measures approx 60" [152.5 cm].
    Fasten off.

    Edging:
    With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to bottom right corner. Ch 1. Work 104 sc evenly up side edge. Fasten off. Rep for other side.

A STORY FROM A BEGINNER CROCHETER

Crochet for beginners can be difficult learn, especially without an expert crocheter to teach you. Here is a story from one of our crochet fans:

My older sister taught me how to crochet, but she taught me incorrectly. I learned to hold the hook vertically rather than horizontally between my first three fingers. I'm still working on fixing my bad technique. So even though I know a lot of different stitches and I've completed a lot of projects, in this way, I'm still a beginner.

For me, crocheting is a way to relax and something to do with my hands when I'm binge watching a TV show. I love the texture of soft yarn in my hands and the feeling of satisfaction when I finish a hat or a scarf. The look on someone's face when you give them a handmade hat also feels pretty great. Even easy projects that are specifically crochet for beginners can turn out great like that hat.

When you first learn how to crochet, you're probably going to unravel your project a lot. And that's totally okay! Unraveling isn't a failure, it's just a second chance. Even experienced crocheters unravel their projects, so don't feel bad if you catch a mistake.
If you're just starting to learn, some easy crochet stitches to start with are single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet.

Take advantage of crochet tutorial videos and don't be afraid to ask for help! There are tons of crochet for beginners videos out there, both on AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns and AllFreeCrochet.com!

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I always see this Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket around many sites and realize that I have not made any comment about this beautiful work of art. This is one project I want to make. It uses three colors chunky yarn held together while crocheting. This is very appropriate for these cold fall and winter months. Thank you for the free pattern.

I am a Beginner at crocheting and I would love to make this blanket. I'm confused about the total number of yards this will require as it says 4 Balls of Lilac Bush. does that mean each ball will be 10 oz/300g. or is that the total of what 4 balls will make? This probably is a really stupid question but I'm confused on this point with every pattern that requires multiple balls and especially if there is more than one colour being used. I would appreciate any help you can give me on this question. Thanks so much. Teresa

Teresa, Sorry for the long wait for an answer. I always say - 'The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked. I believe the (10.5 oz/300 g 258 yds/234 m) refers to each ball of yarn, of which you will need 4. Generally patterns will list these details for each yarn called for in the pattern. I hope this is still helpful for you.

Thank you for answering this question Rosalind! It does look like it's 4 big balls of the Bernat Super Chunky (#6) Blanket Yarn. This one is done in the variegated one called Lilac Bush and they have plenty of other pretty colors too! It will work up unbelievably fast with this chunky yarn! With a possible move to the north in our future this will be perfect!

I'm sure there are others out there that have taken it upon themselves to make a bunch of afghans as gifts for this holiday season (like myself!) and are looking for quick patterns to use. This pattern is quick, easy, and fun to do, and you'll end up with a wonderful gift to give at the end.

To me there is no right or wrong way of holding a crochet hook. You hold it how you feel comfortable. I hold my hook in right hand like i hold my pen with my middle finger just above the hook. I hold my thread in my left hand. All my movement is done with my hook. This way is probably difficult for some, but it's more comfortable for me and it works. I've been crocheting since I was 7 years old. I crochet with cotton size 60 its extremely thin like sewing cotton. Love the pattern as its easy. I'm going to use this to teach my girl )

I made this blanket for my sister-in-law for the holidays. I couldn't be more pleased with how easily this worked up. I'm very happy with the resulting blanket and I added a border for fun.

You switched from chain 1 for row 1 to chain 1 space for the 2nd row..... but I didn't! Only had to rip out 4 rows - Thankfully!

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