Hello! I want to share my most recent crochet project with you! It’s a good one! I started this afghan when my dad was admitted to the ICU because I needed something to occupy my mind while we sat with him. My only option was a pattern that didn’t require much (or any) counting or color changes because I was constantly getting interrupted and having to put it down.
I looked around on Pinterest and in a few of my crochet books, but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I just made this one up. I call it, The Easiest Afghan Ever! The whole afghan (minus the ruffle) is done in single crochet. Yep, that’s it. A gazillion single crochet stitches.
Using a size “G” hook, I chained 142 and starting in the second chain from the end, single crocheted all the way across. Then I chained 1 and turned. Back and forth, row after row.
This is totally “irresponsible” of me, but I didn’t even count the rows, I just kept going until I thought it was long enough. Then I got out a tape measure and measured it. Nope not quite long enough, so I did some more. My finished size (minus the ruffle) ended up being 44 x 66″.
After I had the main body size I wanted, I did a row of single crochet all the way around the outside with 3 single crochets in each corner and a slip stitch to join ( to help secure the shape). The next row is double crochet all the way around with only 1 double crochet in each corner and a slip stitch to join. And for the final row of the border (the ruffly part), I did 2 double crochets in each stitch all the way around with a slip stitch to join. Then I fastened it off and wove in the tails.
It took me just about 3 weeks to complete this afghan and I used approximately 3-1/2 pounds of white yarn. I’m so happy with the way this blanket came out; I just love the uniformity of it and let me tell you, it’s so soft and warm!
Since I originally started this blanket for my dad and he is no longer with us, I lovingly gifted it to my mom in remembrance of him. It’s stitched with hope, faith, and love.
If you have any other questions, please let me know!
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