This gorgeous all double crochet blanket (afghan) was my very first one and has become one of my favorite blankets ever! All 18,000 stitches of it were well worth it!

Simple beginner afghan with all double crochet stitches. Pattern generated by the random stripe generator!

The story about this blanket

Two summers ago, we spent a week in the White Mountains and I decided I needed a new hobby. Yep, right then and there. Crochet. I really didn’t think about it much or ponder the idea, I just went for it. I headed into town (where they have only a Wal-Mart) and hit up the craft department.

Now, I have never crocheted (or knitted) before, in fact, the last yarn/string project I remember doing was making knotted embroidery floss bracelets in Junior High… So, to say I started from scratch couldn’t be more accurate.

I bought the book “I Taught Myself Crochet”, which included an instructional DVD (score!) along with numerous crochet hooks, afghan patterns (why mess with something small, go big right?), several colors of yarn, and of course a handy carrying case.

Simple beginner afghan with all double crochet stitches. Pattern generated by the random stripe generator!

Well, thanks to the book, YouTube, and some diligence I was able to pick up some simple stitches and spent 2 whole days in my PJ’s on the sofa doing nothing but crocheting a perfectly imperfect and flawed piece of random – was going to be an afghan, until it took on a completely jagged and unsightly shape. Scrap that.

Upon arriving home later that week, I was inspired to start a “real” project, so I bought some more yarn and began again. This pattern of starting and ripping out, and then eventually abandoning projects continued on for several more weeks.

Finally, in hopes of actually completing a project, I decided on something easy; a simple throw-sized afghan, with only 1 stitch, and minimal color changes. I could do that! After only a week and a half and 18,000 stitches, I am extremely proud to announce, I’VE FINISHED MY FIRST CROCHET BLANKET! It’s an all double crochet blanket (afghan)!

Simple beginner afghan with all double crochet stitches. Pattern generated by the random stripe generator!

How I made this blanket

The pattern I used was simple, the entire blanket is crocheted in double crochet (dc), nothing fancy.  Using a “J” or 6 mm hook, I chained 120 and did 150 rows (for a total of 18,000 stitches!).

For the border, I did one row of single crochet (sc) and then on top of that, one row of double crochet (dc) all the way around – that’s it!  The finished size is approximately 50 x 60″.

The coolest part about the project was the random stripe generator I found online , which I used to create the inconsistent stripe pattern.  It allows you to select your colors and the amount of rows you’ll need and then it generates the pattern for you!  If you don’t like it, resubmit your selections until you find one that is visually appealing to you. 

Then you just print it out and follow the pattern.  This is not something I would normally do, considering I am a minimalist usually, but I ended up loving the unpredictable colors and chunkiness of this blanket, not to mention the fact that I actually completed an all double crochet blanket (afghan)!

Simple beginner afghan with all double crochet stitches. Pattern generated by the random stripe generator!

Update, February 2017

I’ve been asked several times for the exact pattern I used from the random stripe generator, and believe it or not, I still have it handy, so I decided to add it to the post for everyone! If you’re interested in making this exact blanket, here are the instructions and the rows of colors I used (I started the chain with white):

All Double Crochet Afghan Instructions & Pattern

Size: 50″ x 60″ (To make larger or smaller, just add more chains or decrease number of chains.)
Yarn: Caron One Pound: Bright White 1, Pale Green 1 1/2, Soft Sage 1 1/2 (approximately).
Hook: US size J.

Pattern

Chain 120, ch 1, turn.
Row 1: Double crochet in 2nd chain from hook and across row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Double crochet in 1st double crochet and across row, Ch 3, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until desired length (approximately 150 rows). Fasten off.
Border: Single crochet one row around blanket and then double crochet one row around blanket. You will need to add extra stitches in corners so they will lay flat (see You Tube for explanation). Fasten off.

I have included the color pattern I used below, or you may determine your own stripe pattern by using the Random Stripe Generator link. It will allow you to choose different stripe patterns.

Simple beginner afghan with all double crochet stitches. Pattern generated by the random stripe generator!

The stripe pattern I used

2 white
8 light teal
8 white
6 light teal
4 white
8 dark teal
2 white
4 dark teal
4 light teal
2 white
8 dark teal
4 white
6 light teal
4 white
2 dark teal
8 white
4 light teal
4 white
6 light teal
2 white
2 dark teal
4 white
4 light teal
6 white
8 dark teal
2 white
8 light teal
4 white
6 light teal
2 dark teal
2 white
4 light teal
2 white

I am more inspired than ever to begin my next project and couldn’t be happier with the way this all double crochet blanket (afghan) turned out.  It’s simple, tailored, and very, very warm!

Simple beginner afghan with all double crochet stitches. Pattern generated by the random stripe generator!

These photos were updated in April of 2018

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I would love the names of the colours please and what ply you used also if you don’t mind please πŸ™‚ Thanks, Jen xx

    1. Hi Jen, I’ll look and see if I still have them and let you know!

      1. Anonymous says:

        Thankyou so much, I would really appreciate it πŸ™‚

        1. Anonymous says:

          Did you find the colours please ?
          Thanks, Jen

          1. Hi Jen,

            I did, they’re all three Caron 1 pound skeins from Joann’s. The colors I used are bright white, pale green, and soft sage. Here is the link to Joann’s for you so you can see the color swatches. Good luck! Keep me posted on your progress. πŸ˜‰

          2. Anonymous says:

            Lovely, Thankyou

          3. Anonymous says:

            Sorry, one last question πŸ˜‰ How many balls of each colour will I need please ??
            Thanks again,
            Jen x

          4. Hi Jen!

            I bought one pound of each color, but used more of the darker green and the white, but really depends on how big you want your blanket to be and how many rows you end up with of each color. It’s impossible to guess how much you will need because each random stripe pattern will require a different amount of each color. I’d say start with one pound of each color and go from there!

          5. Anonymous says:

            Thankyou so much xx

    2. Claudia allen says:

      Where do I get the pattern for the blanket?

        1. Hey Claudia! There is no formal pattern for this afghan, I just made the foundation chain and double crocheted each row. At the end I chained 2 and turned. The border is just one row of SC and one row of DC with a slip stitch to join. Hope this helps!

          1. Why does a sl st need to be done? To join what? At the end of the row when you chain to turn, are you doing a sl st there? And why? Sorry, I’m a beginner and trying to make my first project too.

          2. Hi Lori! No problem! I used the slip stitch to join the border rows so that were the two come together it will lay flat. For the afghan part, you won’t use any slip stitches. You chain 2 and turn at the end of each row. Hope that helps!

          3. How do you change colors?

          4. Hey Jen! I did it the hard way, cutting off and not carrying, but I’ve heard it’s easier to carry. You can find several helpful videos on changing colors in crochet on YouTube! Happy crocheting!

      1. How many chains do you start with?

        1. It depends on how large you want the finished project to be Kathy; I think I chained 120 for this particular one.

      2. When you finish your first row do you chain one and just start the next row ? Thanks. Could you please email me the directions
        Thank you! It’s beautiful

        1. Clara Brown says:

          It turned out beautiful. You did a real nice job for being your first project.

        2. Hi was just going to give this beautiful blanket a try. Is a American or u.k dc please

          1. Hi Clarissa! This blanket is all US. Happy crocheting!

        3. Hi Bette, you’ll want to chain two and start in the second from the hook. πŸ™‚

          1. could you please e-mail the directions for making this beautiful afghan.
            thanks PEG

        4. I have same question as another about turning a row. Is there a couple chains before turning to next row

          1. Hi Jo Ann! Yes, as with most DC projects, chain two before turning and count that as the first stitch. That should help you keep a nice square shape. Happy crocheting!

      3. Pattern for blanket please and hook size ?

    3. Darlene Faherty says:

      Hello,
      I love this pattern! It is just what I was looking for!

      What is the weight of the yarn you used and how many of each color did you use for your pattern?

      Thank you for sharing!
      Darlene

      1. Leonor Di Geronimo says:

        I would like the pattern for the double crochet, the whites and greens, or Jade’s color are beautiful.

      2. Kate Dart says:

        I am interested in making this aphdan however I was wondering if you can end me the pattern

  2. Deborah Stewart says:

    How did you do the turn of the rows? When you reached the end of a row did you ch1?

    1. U chain 3 turn double crochet in second from chain it’s a BEAUTFUL afgahan I’m making one right now nice pattern

      1. I haven’t crocheted for 30 years and now am making an all double crocheted and love it, not sure about border , any ideas?

  3. Hi!

    I am about to start my first project, and I think this is it! Any chance you could post your pattern? I’d love to do exactly what you did. It is just so beautiful!

  4. Bernadette says:

    Well done Kristine! I started to learn to crochet a few years ago, gave it up, and have only just started it back up again this month. I’m looking forward to making blankets out of ALL the beautiful colours that are available out there!

    1. Thank you, Bernadette! I tend to start and stop myself, but I always come back. I’m about to start a new one myself. Happy crocheting!

    1. Hi Alexis, thank you so much! It’s funny how something that sounds so simple, I’ll just make an afghan, is actually quite an achievement! Haha! Have a great day!

  5. Hi just wondering what size blanket this made – cot blanket, single double???

    1. Hi Donna! It’s a throw size blanket, approximately 50 x 60″.

      1. Love the simplicity of this blanket as much as the overall look…very nice. How many skeins of yarn did it take for the 50″ x 60″ blanket, please?

        1. I used the one pound skeins from JoAnns and I think I used about 4 total.

  6. catherine a. navarro says:

    It’s so simple and yet so beautiful! the secret is in the choice of colors really…just starting to get back at crocheting after i gave it up some years ago..

    1. Hi Catherine! Thank you so much! I’ve discovered I love the simple ones, I may never ‘graduate’ to anything more difficult. πŸ™‚

      1. Kristine, I just started crocheting also and I love the simple projects too! I don’t think I’ll ever more to anything fancy. What material did you use for this blanket?

  7. I really love the colours and how simple and clean the blanket looks! Inspiring! Now I feel like making a blanket for myself too. Haha!

    1. Thank you so much! I think you absolutely SHOULD make one. 😁

  8. This is beautiful. I am new at crochet also. My question is the stripe generator. Did you just use like 4 rows per color?

    1. Hi Linda! Thank you so much! I believe I selected only even numbers from 2 to 10. I wanted it to look striped, not just blocks of color, does that make sense? I ended up changing colors more than I wanted to, so if you’re still getting the hang of things, you might want to do bigger chunks (so you have to change less often). either way, the stripe generator is pretty fun! πŸ™‚

  9. Samantha Hunt says:

    Hi,
    I’m a complete beginner but looking forward to trying this; can you tell me what kind of yarn I need to use for this project please?
    Thanks.

  10. Gabrielle says:

    I’ve been crocheting for years!!! One of my favorite blankets is all double crochets in stripes.. I’m in my cozy chair with it now! πŸ™‚

    1. I LOVE THIS! The DC makes such a warm and cozy blanket. I’ll never stop making them.

  11. Would you mind posting the pattern with all steps listed. I am going to get back into crocheting and love the look of this blanket. It looks simple and easy.

  12. Was the pattern ever posted? If so where? Thanks.

    1. Hi Pat! There really wasn’t an official pattern to post. I can tell you how I made this blanket though (and it’s also in the post above).

      I crocheted the whole blanket in double crochet (dc), nothing fancy. Using a β€œJ” or 6 mm hook, I chained 120 and did 150 rows of double crochet.

      For the border, I did one row of single crochet (sc) and then on top of that, one row of double crochet (dc) all the way around – that’s it! The finished size is approximately 50 x 60β€³.

  13. Cherie deLeon says:

    This is so pretty! I forget how beautiful the simplest stitch can be! Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. Thank you Cherie! I’m sorry I missed your comment somehow. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Kristine. …I love this blanket and in the process of making one myself..thank you for pointing out the stripe generator……love it….your colors are beautiful as well as your work…

  15. Hi there!! I love this pattern! I’m wondering if you could post it, or say how you were able to generate an un-even row count per color. The generator keeps giving me the same amount of rows per color.

    1. Hi Kylie! Oh gosh, I don’t know I really just used the stripe generator. I’m sorry I took so long to respond, you’ve probably gotten it figured out by now. Best of luck!

    2. What is a stripe generator?

      1. Linda Owen says:

        Can anyone give me an idea of how much yarn to buy? I know there are a lot of variables but just a basic ideal would help Thanks been searching this site for days for any info

      2. Hi Sally! It’s the website I used to calculate the stripe pattern.

  16. Laurie McElligott says:

    I love the colors you used for this afghan. The pattern is so simple but creates a beautiful afghan! I’ve been crocheting for many years but prefer the simple patterns so I can relax and watch tv while I crochet. It’s been very therapeutic for me. Thank you do much for sharing!

    1. Oh thank you so much Laurie! I feel the same way about crochet. You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  17. Starting out defiantly takes some practice. My first project was a scarf almost two years ago, I started small. I can’t tell you have many times I pulled it apart and started over, and gave up and cut it off. But I’m glad I did, I have made many scarves and given as gifts and sold them. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy, and people are always fascinated. I’m currently working on a dc two tone scarf for a family friend and
    I’m curious as to what technique you used to change colors, because it is so seamless!

    1. Hi Erica! I wanted to try a scarf too, but haven’t gotten around to it yet! I just changed at the end of the rows and wove in the tails. Since it was my first project ever, I had no idea there was another way to do it! Haha! How do you do yours?

      1. Oh ok, that seems easy enough, I learned the “Russian Join.” It is pretty simple but takes some practice. If you try it, good luck!

  18. I love your blanket! I had never heard of the stripe generator, many thanks for that! Your directions are clear, and I love the fact that you provided yarn type/amounts. Good luck with your blog…and with your crocheting.

  19. Rena Earls says:

    This is beautiful , I taught myself how to crochet , I love the simple patterns πŸ™‚

    1. Me too Rena, I love them so much! In fact, I often give up on more complicated ones because I hate counting and keeping track. Haha!

  20. I finished the afghan, now I’m going to start the edges. I, not sure how or where to put the stitches on the sides of the afghan. I don’t want to add extra stitches or it will ripple. Any tips or video as to where you put the stitches?

    I love how it looked, thank you for sharing this pattern.

    1. Hi Andrea! Woohoo! I’m not going to lie, I had to play around with mine to get it to #1 lay flat and #2 not have big holes. I find that using the smaller stitches in the chain versus the big open holes from the last row of dc works better. Just make sure to space them evenly all the way around or it will have a ‘wonky’ shape in the end! I’d love to see it when you’re done. πŸ™‚

  21. Beautiful blanket. Simple is often the best way. I was nine when I first started. I wanted to make a blanket for my dolls so I asked mum to teach me. 15 years later I’m still going and I love it. I do many different crafts but crochet is one I always come back to eventually.

    1. Hi Caitlin! Oh wow, I’m impressed that you started so young! 😁 I totally agree, I venture off in craft land too, but I always come back to crochet, and usually to a simple pattern like this one. I did another blanket in all sc with a ruffled border and it is probably my favorite one ever. http://kristineinbetween.com/2015/04/easiest-afghan-ever/. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  22. What’s the pattern? I am just like you always making mistakes and I never finished a blanket project ever. Help!

    1. Hi Fatz! Haha, well there is no pattern actually. I just started whit he chain and then did double crochet all the way across…forever. Good luck!

      1. Eunice Flagler says:

        I was wonderin;g where the pattern was also how many chains did you use????
        Thanks for the reply and any helpful info.

        1. I am so excited that I found this pattern! I never thought of doing one with only DC. Actually, I am crocheting a baby blanket. I just found out the gender, and I have only a few weeks before the baby shower. I am using variegated yarn (soft for a baby), and a size 4mm hook. This keeps the yarn close enough that it doesn’t have large gaps, and should keep baby Sadie warm! I should be able to move fast enough to finish in plenty of time. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!! Also, did you give special instructions for the corners on the borders to round them?

  23. Hi,
    I am very new to crocheting, is there anywhere I can find detailed instructions for this. Like after I have made my foundation chain, which chain do I put the first dc in (how many form the hook)? How to do the ends (how many to chain before I turn, do I do a dc in every stitch all the way along and then after the last dc in the stitch, chain 2 and turn?) This blanket is gorgeous and I really want to get started!

    1. Hi Holly! I think you could probably follow any basic crochet instruction (like maybe on YouTube) for beginning double crochet. But, if I remember right, I started in the second from the hook, double crocheted all the way across and then chained one at the end of each row before turning. I hope I am ‘somewhat’ helpful haha! Good luck!

  24. I love how simple your pattern is!’m following your pattern to a T, shall we say lol! I love how quick and simple it is. I started just last night and already I’m on row 7. The only thing I’ve done different is chosing different colours. I’m using up scraps of yarn colours I’ve had left lying around in my wool bag. The blanket is for myself when I’ve finished it.

    I’ve only been crocheting for the last 3 years and have only my made toys and book covers. This is my very first huge project and my first project with over 100 stitches! Hope I stick to it. And hope you don’t mind me using your pattern xx

    1. Hi Kim! That is awesome! Oh heck no, I don’t mind at all! I bet it will be lovely. I want to tackle another one too, with maybe more colors, maybe even like 6! We will see though, haha, so far I haven’t started. I wish you the best of luck with your afghan, you can do it!! πŸ™‚

    2. I just finished my first ‘scrap-gan’ this week using up leftover yarn from projects finished and/or abandoned (I did buy a few new balls just for some extra variety) and it was all sc but using two strands (one light/one dark color) and it turned out awesome!!!! I love the weight of it and the randomness of it! Great way to use up random yarns.

  25. Hi! When you did the random generator… How many rows did you do for each stripe?

    1. Hi Abbey! I updated the post to reflect the pattern I used for the colors! πŸ™‚

  26. Thanks for posting this! It’s really lovely and definitely one that I want to run right out and get the yarn to do! It’s been years since I crocheted, not great at it so this inspires me! Thanks for this!

  27. Joni Stanley says:

    Uh Oh I’ve begun the sc “easiest throw ever”………but I love this!!!! LOL! I may pull that out and turn it into this! Oh, what to do, what to do!! I know DC! I could do this!! Hmmmmmmmm………I do have this one HUGE!! 120 inches already and that is a bit too large! I think i’ll probably pull it out! Oh my goodness, I’m so confused now! LOL!

    Thanks!

    Joni

    1. Joni, you are so funny! You could totally make them both! πŸ™‚

  28. Hi Kristine, thanks for the link to the random stripe generator – what an awesome idea! I’ve just finished a tunisian crochet cot blanket using it (2 shades blue, lime green and white) and I’m delighted with it πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, you’re so welcome! I want to learn tunisian crochet – do you love it?

    2. Kadonna Pennell says:

      Can I get the pattern? That is one of the prettiest afghans I have seen.

  29. I taught myself to crochet two years ago off of YouTube and am crazy about it! Learning the way I did, I don’t know how to read a pattern but that is my next step but there are some really great (and not so great) tutorials on there that will show you exactly what you need to do.

    I can’t wait to check out the random stripe generator as I have done several random striped blankets but just change colors when I fell the need!

    I struggle with color selections but have recently discovered on Pinterest that there are TONS of color swatch ideas and have had to create a board just for all the ones I pin!

    Thank you for sharing your awesome project and story!

  30. Hello! I love, love your blanket!
    Did you ever post the pattern you used for your blanket? I’d love to make the same one!
    If you did share, it would be very much appreciated.

    Thank so much!

    1. Hi Toni! I just updated the post to reflect the color pattern I generated. Scroll on up and check it out! πŸ™‚

  31. Judy Grothues says:

    Hi Kristine.I am Judy from Perth Australia.
    Ihave seen your fabulous blanket it is so loverly, i am doing one myself at the moment, as well as a pair of slippers, but not getting far as I keep picking up my book and reading.
    I would love to have a try of yours, but how do you do double crochet please, I have never done that one, not that I can do any fancy stiches.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Judy! I know exactly what you mean! You can find several videos on the double crochet or DC stitch on YouTube; unfortunately, I don’t have one made for this blog yet! It’s a very easy stitch with a little practice! Good luck! πŸ™‚

    2. Jeanette Smith says:

      Judy, in Australia a DC is a treble. I live in Brisbane.

  32. I can’t wait to start this throw! I have black, gray and off-white colors. I am anxious to start this morning, looking for a nice blanket/throw for myself. I am self-taught by YouTube, love that place and Pinterest. I ran across this pattern a few times and decided to take a whack at it lol. Here’s to my newest WIP.

    1. Hi Lisa! I LOVE the idea of black, white and gray – neutrals are always my favorite! You should check out my granny stripe one I did in all brown and white, I was shocked at how much I love it! I totally agree with you about Pinterest and YouTube, they are the best for learning crochet and getting inspiration! I have to make myself stop sometimes LOL! Good luck, I’d love to hear how it’s going – stop back by and say hi! πŸ™‚

  33. Even more impressive, each double crochet take 7 hand movements; wrap, insert, pull up a loop, wrap, draw through 2 loops (twice), for a total of 126,000 hand movements!

    1. LOL, yes Joslyn you’re right! Now we’re talking, 126,000 hand movements is QUITE impressive!

  34. Thank you for this pattern I am learning to crochet and this is my first project. I am using it to make a baby blanket I Cant wait to see how it turns out. Thank you again!

  35. Were can I buy the pattern for this blanket,because I think it is great

    1. Hi there, the pattern is available in the blog post, just scroll up! Thanks so much!

  36. Eunice Flagler says:

    I love the pattern using double crochet and your colors are beautiful..What is the measurement of the afghan?
    I will be making on of these that is for sure. Thank you very much.

    1. Thank you so much Eunice! The finished size of this one is 50 x 60 ish.

  37. Tina Smith says:

    Hi Kristine, I am considering making the granny stripe afghan. My daughter would like it bigger to fit on her double bed like a quilt. Any idea how to modify the pattern so it’s wide enough without it being guesswork? Thanks

    1. Hey Tina! Are you talking about this teal afghan or my pattern for the granny stripe afghan? They would both require different adjustments to make larger.

  38. I am just learning how to crochet. How much yarn should I buy to create this? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sheri! I used the 1 pound skeins and I had 1 pound of each color.

  39. HI I was attracted to the pictures of your afghan. I lost it and had to do a search all over the Web. I know it is an easy pattern but your proportions of colors stripes is so nice. You are blessed with a good eye. I am sure your future projects will be just as successful

  40. Lidia A Almaraz says:

    I’m a beginner. Love this blanket. How did you start with the border?

    1. Hi Lidia, do you mean the border around the blanket or beginning the blanket itself. To start the blanket, you need a foundation chain, to start the border I chained 1 after the last row, turned, and then started with 1 row of SC all the way around to secure the shape and then did 1 row of DC with a slip stitch to join. Hope that helps!

  41. Eunice Flagler says:

    I want to make mine wider how do I do that to make everything come out perfect. Is there a multiple I should use? Please I want to make this so bad I think it is going to be easy but I need to know how to do the multiples. Thanks I hope I hear back from you.

    1. Hey Eunice! There are actually no multiples for this pattern. Just chain as many as you need to make it wide enough and make sure to do that many stitches in each row. Skipping or adding stitches will make it a weird shape. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  42. So after chaining 120 how many single crochet didbyounskip to start your double crochet in the single crochet once you start.

    1. Hi Irene! I chained two and then turned, starting with the second from the hook. Hope that helps!

  43. Question so 120 single crochet and then to start the first row of DC do I start in the 2nd or 3 rd chain and do I add any extra chains before starting the First row of double crochets . Thank you in advance for your help

    1. Hi Irene, I just posted this, but I don’t want you to miss it. I chained two, turned, and started in the second from the hook. Happy crocheting! πŸ™‚

  44. Joan Moadzynski says:

    I prefer striped afghan versus lg granny square! Really nice. What size is a throw? Thank you!.

    1. Me too! They’re so pretty. This one ended up being 50 x 60″.

  45. How do you do the granny stitch one, I like it as well?
    Thank you

  46. Thank you, Kristine, for two beautiful, and easy, patterns. I will soon start to make lapghans for wheelchair bound people and wounded warriors, in appropriate colors. I’m sure the ladies will love your All Double Crochet Afghan. Thanks especially for your “list” of colors for it.

    1. Hi Alice! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I am always inspired and moved by the wonderful people that end up here on my blog and the amazing stories they share. I truly hope you enjoy the patterns! πŸ™‚

  47. Shelley G says:

    Kristine, where can I find your pattern for the double crochet afghan? Loved your story, could relate to it entirely; read and scrolled to the bottom but to no a avail! I need the pattern/instructions to see what’s done at the end of each row. Turning and me don’t agree- mine doesn’t look straight. Thank you. Shelley G.

    1. Shelley G says:

      Just sent a request re: dc afghan. Please respond via email.

      1. Hey Shelly! There isn’t a written pattern so-to-speak. I just made the foundation chain, crocheted across, chained two, turned, and continued on, row after row. When it was long enough, I did a row of single crochet and then a row of double crochet all the way around for the border with a slip stitch to join…and that was it!

  48. Hi just found your site via Pinterest! I just started to crochet and your patterns seem great for us beginners!!
    I just started the double crochet blanket. My first row is curling. Is that supposed to happen? I didn’t want to progress if I did something wrong. Thanks for your help and great site!!!

    1. Hello! Thank you so much! Oh my gosh, yes, it is TOTALLY normal for it to curl up for the first several rows. It happens to me with every crochet project! Don’t worry, it will lay flat, I promise! Keep going! πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you!! I’ll keep going! ?

  49. Hi any chance you have a YouTube video on how to create this blanket?

    1. Hi Rebecca! I don’t actually, but maybe I should… I’ll work on that!

      1. Youtube video would be amazing, I seem to grasp it quicker that way. Although I currently have 8 days to make a baby blanket and have chosen this…. I’m a beginner and i’ve only made a scarf so far so we will see how this goes!

        Thanks for making such a beautiful blanket, I’m hoping to replicate in white and greys πŸ™‚

        1. I’ll work on that Alison! Maybe after the holiday craziness. Happy crocheting! πŸ™‚

  50. Just wondering if you have a picture of the all double crochet afghan opened up and laid out so we could see a full picture. I am assuming your stripes run horizontal, is that right? Just trying to picture in my mind what the finished product will look like.

    1. I would love to see a full picture as well.

  51. Hi Kristine,

    I am a beginner in Crocheting and I fell in love with this blanket right after I read the post. Can you do a youtube video of how to do a dc for this blanket and the borders please??! I am learning dc currently and this would be a good project for practice. Thank you so much!!

    PS: I picked a pink and grey combo for my blanket though. I will post a picture when I complete πŸ™‚

    Cheers

  52. I read thru the comments & see that its ch 2 & then carry on with dc’s for your row, BUT do you start in the 1st st of the row?
    And if I continue doi g row after row of dc, I’ll create a massive triangle! I’m confused lol HELP!

    1. Generally you start in the second stitch of the new row.
      I promise you will not make a triangle lol, just keep going row after row and you’ll see πŸ™‚

  53. How big is a normal baby blanket? Your throw is gorgeous!!. I’m new teaching myself crochet, but might have to try yours. ?

    1. Thanks so much, Reba! Standard baby blankets are 34 x 46″ – a little bit smaller than this one.

  54. Phyllis Gehrke says:

    I am doing your Afghan. Only with Soft White, Rose and Burgundy yarn
    Have a question, when you changed colors. Did you cut the yarn or bring it up the side of the Afghan

    Thank You
    Phyllis

    1. Hi Phyllis! When I did mine, I cut the yarn, mostly because I didn’t know any better since it was my first project. There are several techniques you can use for changing colors, just do what works best for you! Happy crocheting!

  55. I am making the Afghan now and love it. So far coming out good. Question when I chain two and turn start in the second hook of each row? Thanks

    1. Yes Bette, chain 2 and start in the second from the hook! Good luck!

  56. I really need a printed pattern. Could you please put this on pattern. Thanks

    1. Hi Jo Ann – there isn’t really a pattern, it’s all double crochet stitches!

  57. How many skeins of yarn does the blanket take to complete? I love the way it looks and am
    looking forward to crocheting it.

    1. Hi Alice! I purchased 4 of the one-pound skeins and had some left over. It also depends on what size you make this blanket! Happy crocheting!

  58. Thank you for posting this pattern. I am making mine using Bernat Pop yarn in Foggy Notion. Nice and easy!

    1. Hi Andrea! Thank you so much for stopping by – you’re very welcome! I just Googled your yarn and it’s gorgeous! Let me know how it goes and I’d love to see it when you’re done! πŸ™‚

    2. That sounds pretty! Bernat Pop has so many great colors!

  59. Hi! I recently taught myself to crochet and came across this throw blanket when I was looking for an easy blanket to crochet. I love this pattern but substituted my own colors! I was reading through the comments but I am still confused as to how to do the border. Could you please provide step by step directions as to how to do it? I understand the stitches used but I am not sure if I need to make the border and then attach it etc. Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie! I just continued on from the last stitch, chained 1, turned, and single crocheted all the way around, then chained two and did a row of double crochet all the way around. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

      1. Hi,

        For Borders in corner you did 3 single crochet in one place or only one crochet ??

  60. Hi Kristine,
    It’s just beautiful and I love love love the colour scheme.
    You may have already answered but is your ch 2 at the beginning of each row counted as a stitch?
    I’m going to try this thank you for sharing ??

    1. Hi Nova! Thank you so much. I’m really pleased with how it turned out too. And yes ma’am, chain 2 and turn. Let me know how it goes, it’s an easy (but fun) one! ?

  61. Lois Ritter says:

    Hello!!! just scrolling thro and saw your afghan. I did a lot of knitting many years ago and then decided crocheting was what I liked better. A REALLY easy pattern is cast on as many stitches as you want, 4 ply yarn, H or I hook and pattern is single crochet, double crochet all the way, turn and double the singles and single the doubles. Makes a good sturdy afghan with a pattern. All the grandsons have one – lime green and orange; green and black; dusty orange and dark green and another dark green and black. You can make this as big as you want – one is 6’4″ so took a lot of yarn. Also have one that I kept that is white, dark blue, med blue and tan with varigated blue/white/tan.

    Happy crafting!!

    1. Hi Lois! That pattern sounds amazing and super simple, which I LOVE! I’ll have to give it a try when I’m ready to start a new one. Thank you SO much for sharing it with me. Your afghans sound just beautiful!

  62. Did you count the foundation chain as row #1 or the first row of DC as row #1? Making this for a wedding present for my daughter in her wedding colors. 2nd afghan I made, first was for my son and it has some beginner’s mistakes but following an actual pattern for this one. Thanks much!

    1. Hi Serena! I counted the first row of DC as the first row. What a sweet ida, I bet it’ll be gorgeous! Happy crocheting! ?

  63. Hi there,
    Can you tell me what weight this wool is? Is it 3 or 4, is it an Aran or 8ply, 10 ply?
    We don’t have it in Australia and I can’t seem to find any info on it.
    Many thanks

  64. Also is this a soft yarn or a coarse one? The pics of your blanket looks soft ?

    1. Hi! I used a regular medium weight (4) yarn for this blanket. It gets much softer after you wash it.

  65. Thanks for the pattern I am doing this in dark purple white and light purple love it so easy to do

    1. Hi Marily, that sounds gorgeous! That’s what I love about it too, it’s so simple. Happy crocheting!

  66. Your afghan is really pretty. My question when changing colors how do you connect them at the beginning of the row?

  67. Kristine can you e-mail your directions for your Double Crochet Afghan, it’s really nice thank you.

  68. Kelly reichert says:

    Hi,can you email me your directions please?..i would really like to make this.

  69. What type of yarn is best? I’m inspired by your story and want to give this a try. I crocheted a couple scarves years ago.

  70. Lee Stott says:

    Hi Kristine,
    I love your striped afghan, in your description you are using the the dark teal, light teal and white, I am having a problem finding the 2 teal colors. I can find aqua but thats it, oh and white of course, not sure on the third color. My granddaughter just had her bedroom painted the bright teal color and I came across your afghan and thought the colors were perfect. I am stumped on the exact colors to use to come out as beautiful as yours.
    Thank you,
    Lee

  71. Hi could you please tell me is the pattern generator an app or a website? What’s the name? Thank you so much. This is gorgeous and so simple.

  72. I loved this pattern, thank you so much for posting this. I love dc stitch and made a blanket with black, red and grey. Really liked how it came out.

    1. Hi Jody! I’m so happy to hear this, I bet your blanket is gorgeous! This is one of my all-time favorite blankets to this day! So glad you stopped by to comment. Happy crocheting!

  73. I have been crocheting for years and never thought of making an Afghan all double crochet. Your Afghan is beautiful. I just bought a bunch of yarn different colors and plan on making this Afghan. Thanks for showing an old dog a new idea.

    1. Hi Cindy! Isn’t it funny how sometimes we overlook something so simple? Thank you so much! I hope you have a great time working this one up; it’s one of my very favorites! Happy holidays and happy 2019!

  74. Hi Kristine, I love the look of this afghan so pretty!… I just want to be sure I am clear.. so after I chain 120 I go in 2nd from hook and begin dc across the row.. at the end of row 1, chain 2, turn and then again go in 2nd from hook, dc across….. do i have that right? Thanks. Kim

    1. Thank you so much, Kim! And yes, you’ve got it perfectly. Just follow that pattern over and over and over again! Happy crocheting!

    2. Hi,
      Is it correct to chain 2, after a DC, instead of 3 ? When I read other directions using a DC, they all say chain 3?
      Confusing.
      Thank you

  75. I love the afghan! I’m a beginner as well. I’m still trying to figure out how to read a pattern! LOL I learned how to crochet from YouTube and books! My question is what size hook did you use? Thank you for such an easy pattern to follow!

  76. Are you doing a double crochet in the last stitch of row two or in the turning chain? Some double crochet patterns count the turning chain as a stitch.

    1. Hello Evelyn! I did a DC in the last stitch, chained two, turned, and started the next row in the first stitch. Hope this is helpful!

  77. if you were to make it into a baby blanket how big would you make it? how long would the chain be?

    1. Hey Kelsee! I would probably chain half, around 60-80, since baby blankets are considerably smaller than this afghan. Happy crocheting!

  78. This is a beautiful throw that you have created. I want to crochet one for my daughter, but I cannot find Caron One Pound wool here in Toronto! Do you have any suggestions on a replacement wool. My concern is that the Caron brand has much more in a skein than any others that I find here and am confused as to how many skeins I should purchase. Any suggestions you can make would be most appreciated. Thanks and happy crocheting!

    1. Hi there Mary! Oh goodness, well I know you can order them on Amazon right here or I’d suggest buying 3 of the 5oz skeins for each of the 3 colors you’re using. If you’re using more than three colors, you could probably get away with 2 of each color, but it also depends on how big you want the blanket to be. Hope this is helpful!

  79. Hi. If I made this size blanket with all the same color do you know how many skeins of yarn I would need? The 50×60 double crochet blanket. Thanks.

  80. What type of yarn did you use?

    1. Hi Carmela! I used medium weight (4) yarn. Any color will work.

  81. Hi Kristine
    I have started making thblanket for the chain I used light green and white together Once I get it done I will post it on here for everyone to see. I am doing mine in white light green and dark green…zi hope everyone else will love it,I will
    I will post when I’m near the end of the blanket I will post pics of it as I go?…..

  82. Crystal L Toller says:

    Kristine:

    I am wondering about how you start the border. Do you finish off the afghan and then slip stitch into an end to start the border. I have been crocheting for a while but have not really done borders much so that is new to me. Any help with how to start the border would be greatly appreciated. My email is crys101497@yahoo.com. Thank you.

    1. Hey Crystal! That’s exactly what I did. A slip stick to join and then I went on around with the border from there. I hadn’t done many borders either, so that might not be the ‘correct’ way to do it, but that’s what I did. Happy crocheting!

  83. Erika Morris says:

    Hi,

    Did you do any blocking? I don’t really want to but will if necessary πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Erika! I didn’t, I just straight crocheted because I was pretty new to crochet when I made this blanket! Happy crocheting!

  84. Kristine just love this striped pattern I’m a third of the way and cannot wait to see it finish! Thank you.

  85. Kelley Alton says:

    I am sort of new to crocheting, I wanted to find a simple pattern to use to make my first blanket, I came across your blog and saw this. How easy, just one stitch, throughout the whole blanket, why didn’t I think of that? I saved the random stripe link you posted. I went out immediately, purchased my yarn, 3 colors, cream, seafoam and jean blue (the blue is a nice contrast to the two lighter colors) came up with a pattern and I am about 1/3rd done, having just started it a few days ago. I will have to figure out which color to use as the boarder. I cannot wait until it is finished. I will be doing this for gifts this year.

  86. Judy Huff says:

    Hello, maybe you can use this (with your revisions) to post the afghan’s pattern for all those beginners.
    All Double Crochet Afghan
    Size: 50″ x 60″ (To make larger or smaller, just add more chains or decrease number of chains.)
    Yarn: Caron One Pound: Bright White 1, Pale Green 1 1/2, Soft Sage 1 1/2 (approximately).
    Hook: US size J.
    Pattern:
    Chain 120, ch 1, turn.
    Row 1: Double crochet in 2nd chain from hook and across row. Ch 3, turn.
    Row 2: Double crochet in 1st double crochet and across row, Ch 3, turn.
    Repeat Row 2 until desired length (approximately 150 rows). Fasten off.
    Border: Single crochet one row around blanket and then double crochet one row around blanket. You will need to add extra stitches in corners so they will lay flat (see You Tube for explanation). Fasten off.
    I have included the color pattern I used, or you may determine your own stripe pattern by using the Random Stripe Generator link. It will allow you to choose different stripe patterns.

  87. Hello Kristine,
    I absolutely love this pattern I’ve made one and just bought yarn to make my friend one she loved mine. Thank you for sharing your patterns.
    Bev

    1. Hi Bev! Thank you so much, I do too. Happy holidays and happy crocheting!

  88. Bev Abrams says:

    Hi
    I am going to crochet your double crochet blanket
    Do I go through both loops of each chain like your single crochet blanket or just one loop per chain for your double crochet blanket pattern
    Thanks. Bev

  89. Please excuse my misunderstanding but, can I crochet this afghan pattern and donate the afghans made with this pattern to charity? I will not be giving the afghan to an individual personally, I will be giving it to an organization like DHS, retirement homes, homeless shelters, etc. I just do not want to misuse your pattern. Do I need to get written permission from you or anything like this to be able to donate the afghans made from your pattern?

    (I am new at using patterns I found online and new to crocheting things for charity)

    Thank you, Crystal Lowery

    1. Meg Redden says:

      How many skeins of yarn in each color did you use?

  90. How many skeins of yarn for each color did you use? Beautiful and I want to make.

    1. Pam, about 3. I bought one in each color, but it depends on how tightly you crochet and how large your blanket is.

  91. I just wanted to say thank you for this tutorial. I used it to make a similar blanket. I used cream, rose and gray in mine and I love it.

  92. Aanchal Contractor says:

    Hi. This is a lovely pattern! What type of yarn did you use? Was it 3 ply or 4 ply?

  93. Hi just wondering is cotton or wool used thanks

  94. What are the multiples for this double crochet blanket?

  95. Hi Kristine

    I’ve printed your pattern for this beautiful afghan but noticed that in one part it states, white, soft sage and pale green and in the info on the rows it states, white, light teal and dark teal…could you let me know which colors are in the picture that you show online. Thank you

  96. Hi,
    Did you need to β€œblock” your blanket when it was finished? I’m wondering how to block something so large…I’ve only done it with small squares.
    Thanks!

  97. Jonne Davis says:

    How many total skeins of yarn does this take? thank you.

  98. Mary-Louise Preston says:

    Beautiful blanket for just your first try! Congratulations and I absolutely love it! Keep crocheting and I just may make this for an easy and quick blanket to add emblems for a football team!

    1. Thank you Mary-Louise! Absolutely, its’s super quick and easy, I think you should definitely make one. 😁

  99. How did you ever manage to keep the sides straight when just learning? BTW I love the blanket.

    1. Hi Judy! That’s actually the most challenging part of being a new crocheter. You have to very carefully watch or feel for each stitch. You want to make sure you get only one stitch in every hole and not miss any. When you double up or miss stitches it ends up getting oddly shaped. I also find that when I’m just starting and have only a few rows done it will curl up on me. Happy crocheting!

  100. Sandra Carey says:

    Love the colors.. I have been crocheting since I turned 19.. my grandma taught me. My favorite stitch is the hacked with three colors..or more. I usually ch between 120 and 160 and then heck as many rows as I like. Usually till it covers my toes. I then sc around in each of the colors then use a variegated color for a shell stitch. Which just makes the blanket stand out. Thanks for sharing your pattern.
    Sandra Carey

    1. Thank you Sandra! Wow, that’s incredible. Your pattern sounds lovely. Maybe I’ll give it a try; I’ve been wanting to start a new project myself.

  101. I am new to crocheting, and I didn’t see the instructions on how to make this blanket. Can you please help me? Thanks!

    1. Hey Helen! I didn’t write an official pattern because I was so new. But the instructions as to how I made this are in the post itself, but I’ll post them here too.

      “The pattern I used was simple, the entire blanket is crocheted in double crochet (dc), nothing fancy. Using a β€œJ” or 6 mm hook, I chained 120 and did 150 rows (for a total of 18,000 stitches!).”

      For the border, I did one row of single crochet (sc) and then on top of that, one row of double crochet (dc) all the way around – that’s it! The finished size is approximately 50 x 60β€³.

  102. How much yarn did you use for double crochet afghan?

    1. Hi Judy! I bought one jumbo skein in each color. So if you can find those 3-4 should do it. If you buy smaller skeins, consider double.

  103. Andrea Harrison says:

    I am alittle confused did you count the chain as your 1st row or the first DC row as one? Could you please email me the pattern too?

  104. How many balls of wool did it take

    1. Laurie, 3-4. I bought one in each color of the jumbo skeins.

  105. You didn’t say how much of each color yarn you used?

  106. And what type/ brand of yarn you used? Worsted weight?

    1. Hi Eileen! I bought the Caron jumbo skeins from Joann’s, one jumbo skein for each color. It’s a medium weight (4) yarn. Happy crocheting!

  107. I chained three at three ends of the rows like someone suggested and it seemed like to much, so I created a ruffle on the sides by adding extra single crochets! It turned out cute. I’m making another right now and chaining two as you suggest works better.

    1. Hi Ann! Oh good, I’m so glad. I think sometimes people crochet tighter (or use a smaller hook) and it can make a difference. Two has always worked for me too.

  108. Lillian Neal says:

    Your dog is cute. I’m going to try this Afghan. I’ve been crocheting since I was 8, & now I’m 75. So it’s been a long time. I may use purple & lt. purple. Since that is my favorite color. Thank you for this pattern. I’ve been looking for a pattern that is simple.

  109. Mairead Joyce says:

    Could I please get the lovely pattern for the double crochet blanket. Thanks so much πŸ’œ

  110. Sandra Vanisacker says:

    How much of each yarn do I need for Double Crochet Blanket?

  111. Cathy Ferguson says:

    Want to make but need to know how much yarn to buy

  112. I am self taught with crocheting. I am left handed and that has been a problem for me through the years. I do not follow patterns. I do my “own thing” I guess but all things come out fine. I am going to try the pattern of all double crochet. I am excited to begin! Thank you so much for all you put online. I enjoy your patterns so much!

  113. I thought that this pattern was free and on this page. I have looked here and on several other sites and cannot find it, what have I missed?

  114. Lynn Austin says:

    Hi Kristen .. your afghan is beautiful. I would like to know what hooks you use. I’m having trouble finding a hook that doesn’t split the yarn and goes through smoothly. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help.
    Lynn Austin

  115. Miss Daisy says:

    Congratulations! I tried to learn crochet for over 30 years , paid for lessons, bought books, etc. Nothing . Thanks to YouTube I finally learned, did a lot of reminds and have been happily crocheting for about 5 years and loving it. I’m going to make your blanket.

  116. Nikki Stournaras says:

    Sounds great. I’m going to try this Afghan. Love the colours etc.
    After you have chained 120 stitches what chain do you put in your first dc?

  117. I really like the blanket you have made. How many skeins of each color did you use?

  118. Stephanie says:

    Do you remember how many skeins of yarn you used?

    1. Hey Stephanie! I used the big 1 pound skeins from Joann’s and I had one of each color plus an extra white (which I didn’t use).

  119. I’m going to attempt to make this blanket, but I have a couple questions before beginning. The dimensions of the blanket are 50″ x 60″ – are the stripes going in the horizontal or vertical direction in regard to the longer dimension? Also, if I would like the blanket to be a bit longer, could I add one more row to each of the color rows – which would make the blanket have 183 rows instead of 150?

    1. Hi Lisa! Okay, so yes, the blanket is 50″ wide and 60″ long with the stripes running horizontally across. For sure – you can make it as long as you want, just keep adding rows to the end. I’m terrible with keep track and counting rows (which is why I love random projects like this one), so when I’m getting close to the length, I lay the blanket flat and measure it with a measuring tape to see how long it is in inches. Hope this helps and happy crocheting!

  120. Are you able to send me the pattern for this afghan?

  121. Hi I am not a crocheter however I would like to make an afghan for each of my grandchildren to remember me by….I really like this afghan as it’s a simple double crochet but looks beautiful. I do know that I need to buy the yarn all at once from the same dye lot so there isn’t variations in color. Would you tell me how many skeins of each color I will need please?

  122. Karen Vernon says:

    What type or yarn was used bulky or worsted weight

    1. Hi Karen! This is made with a medium 4 weight yarn. πŸ™‚

  123. Kristine, when you made your All Double Crocheted blanket you didn’t say if you chained one when you turned to the next row or not. I’m sure you did.

    1. Hey Sherrie – I apologize I am just seeing this. Yes, I did chain one before turning. I’ll add that to the post. Happy crocheting!

  124. Betty Pape says:

    I’m planning ymto make a temperature blanket, would this pattern look nice with many colors used?

    Thank you

    1. Absolutely, Betty! I think that would be gorgeous. I really like the “random” look, so cozy. Happy crocheting!

    2. I think the temperature blanket would be too long if you are planning one row per day. They recommend single crochet and it will still be 8 – 10 feet long.

  125. Please what are these colors????

    1. Hi Sarah! These are all Caron one pound skeins in bright white, soft sage, and teal. I think the teal is discontinued, but they have a gorgeous color called succulent in it’s place. That’s probably what I’d use. You can find all the colors at Joann’s. πŸ™‚

  126. I am ready to start the border for the all double crochet blanket. I understand you did one row of SC then a row of DC but you refer to you tube to get info about corners. Where would I find this?