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Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket

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!

When you were a beginner crocheter, what was your first complete project?
Tell us in the comments!

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I have only been crocheting for about 6 months, so I still consider myself a beginner. But my very first completed project was a teeny tiny coaster (I still need to add the fringe to the edges, so I guess technically its not fully completed). But I also made a wash cloth for my daughter. Since these first two projects, I've gone on to make several more projects and my variety of stitches that I'm learning just keeps on growing. I'm excited to try this blanket. It does not look too difficult and it looks super soft and warm.

I love the ease of finding this pattern, and reading it! There are so many afghan patterns out there, it is hard to choose just one to make! I have my go to patterns, and after I make this one I am pretty sure it will be one of them! There are so many color options it will be hard to choose where to start.

I love this afghan.

This is sort of a long comment about when I was a beginner at crocheting. My children and I went erery weekend to visit with an aunt by marriage. After several weeks, it dawned on me that she was making an afghan and had been working on it forever. I commented that I knew how to crochet and she said why didn't I do it. On my way home, I stopped at the store and bought enough yarn to make an afghan. The next weekend when we went to visit with her, I took along my completed!! afghan. She was a little perturbed with me that I had done the whole afghan in a week. So - I gave her the one I made. Since then, I have made so many crochet items and sent them all over the USA. I love to crochet.

What a nice story. It's a great bonding hobby. Thanks for sharing.

I am still just a beginner. My first real completed project was a simple headband. My mom and mammaw taught me how to make granny squares and many different stitches. I can look at many crocheted projects and figure the stitches out, but I cannot read patterns and don't know the name of stitches. Now I can learn these from these sites! Thank you for all you do!

Thanks for sharing your experience. We have some articles and videos that may help you learn some stitches. Good luck on your journey! - Krista, Editor http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/tag/Video

Is this afghan made using 3 strands together?

Love this blankie and I already know that 2 of our children are going to be competing to use it so I may as well make 2 just to maintain the peace, lol! I have increased the number of starting chains to make it bigger but other than than small change I am using the recommended yarn in the colors shown and even though I am only about half way through the project I am loving it already!

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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