This is literally the easiest crochet blanket (afghan) ever, my friends! This blanket is made with all single crochet stitches, so you can easily walk away and pick it up later without having to count every stitch or remember what you’re doing!

The easiest afghan ever! It's all single crochet stitches and is absolutely beautiful!

The story behind this blanket

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.

The easiest afghan ever! It's all single crochet stitches and is absolutely beautiful!

How to make this easy blanket

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.  

For the border

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. Cramming two stitches in each hole gives it that ruffled look, which I discovered, I truly love.

The easiest afghan ever! It's all single crochet stitches and is absolutely beautiful!

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!

Crochet blankets wrap you in love

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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Looking for more crochet inspiration? Check out this double-crochet afghan or this granny stripe afghan!


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  1. It was stitched with hope, faith, love and a few tears. I will treasure it for always.

      1. What weight of yarn did you use?

        1. Marion English says:

          yes what kind of yarn did you use

          1. Hi! I used the Caron 1 pound skeins from JoAnn Fabric, it is medium weight, 4 yarn. Hope that’s helpful!

      2. I am so sorry you lost your father. I have lost both of my parents. It was sweet of you to gift the Afghan to your mom. What a sweet rememberance of a diffiult time.

        The Afghan is simple yet beautiful. Hope you and your family are doing well.

        1. Hi Jackie! Thank you so much. It turned out to be something really special for sure. I am so sorry about the loss of your parents; it’s something that’s always with me. I am forever changed. I appreciate your kind comment and wish you well!

      3. Ann Lewis says:

        I think this turned out to be a beautiful “something” which brought form to a time that knew of no words for expression. And something that now brings comfort, faith, hope and love. Very beautiful. I will begin my own soon, for times of meditation. Thank you and God bless.

    1. Sharon Buckberry says:

      Did you go through both loops on the sc. Or just the back, loop?

      1. Hi Sharon! I went through both loops for everything. That’s what gave the blanket the smooth texture. Hope this is helpful! Good luck!

        1. Oh my goodness I should have known this! I’m too far gone to start over since I’m on my 5th pound skein. Making full six blanket. Will do the boarder going thru both loops.

          1. Hi Beth! Yes, definitely don’t start over now, haha! Your blanket sounds beautiful. πŸ™‚

    2. Sandra Styers says:

      Kristine, Thank you for sharing your fabulous craft. Honoring your Dad made my heart glad. Blessings to you and your Mom.

      1. Thank you so much Sandra! I appreciate your kind words more than you know!

    3. Thank you for sharing this, can’t wait to start mine. Having lost my dad, I know there would of been more than a few tears shed, loving thoughts to you all. xxxx

      1. Thank you so much Laine! Best of luck with your crochet project! xoxo

    4. Thank you for sharing not only this beautiful blanket, but your story as well. This is why I love crocheting…you make it with so much of yourself in the stitches. I will make this my next project and think of the heart behind this pattern.


      1. Hi Lori, I couldn’t agree more. I appreciate your kind words so much! It’s scary to put so much of myself into a post, but it felt like the right thing to do and I’m happy that so many people appreciate and relate to this blanket. It is truly my favorite one!

    5. Shirley Johnson says:

      Hey Kristine. I love crocheting and I been trying for a while trying to find a simple Santa Claus hat to make do you have one.

    6. This is beautiful, and I can’t wait to try it. I love your story because I just started crocheting again recently while my mom was in ICU and I needed a simple project. Her prognosis is not good, and crocheting has been so therapeutic to me through this whole process.

    7. Do you have a pattern for scalloped edge for around a flannel baby blanket?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love the concept and results. Sorry over your loss, what a loving gift for mom.

  3. Gillian Clark says:

    What a beautiful post and a gorgeous blanket. I can’t wait to try this!

    1. Hi Gillian! Thank you so much! I’d LOVE to see how it turns out. πŸ™‚

  4. So beautifully sweet

  5. People forget how beautiful, functional, sturdy and warm a single crochet afghan really is.And the relaxing mindlessness of repeating the same stitch over and over is a gift in today’s super-busy world. Sorry for the loss of your father. Your afghan is beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Elle, you’re so kind to stop and leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Marla Mion says:

    Thank you very much for posting this. I haven’t crocheted seriously since I was a preteen (about 30 years ago!) and I was looking for a simple pattern to help me start up again. This fits the bill perfectly. I am going to make an afghan to give to my daughter when she graduates from college. She lives in Portland, and this looks like it will keep her very warm on those chilly, damp nights!

    1. Hi Marla! Oh my gosh, you’re so welcome! I really enjoyed making this blanket because there wasn’t much to think about once I got going. It’s really beautiful and incredibly warm; I’m positive your daughter will love it! I’d love to see it when you’re finished. πŸ™‚ Take care!

    2. Hey Marla. I made my daughter a single crochet for her dorm room at WSU for her birthday. It’s a great college gift.

  7. Hello, Kristine. I love the blanket! Do you remember how many skeins of yarn you used to make it?


    1. Hi Liz! Thank you so, so much! I used the Caron 1 pound skeins from JoAnns and I believe I used 2-2-1/2 of those. My blanket is fairly large, so you could always go up or down from there. Best of luck! Have a great weekend!

  8. What a beautiful blanket. I don’t know if I’ll ever get past the “newbie” stage of crocheting, but this one I can do! I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. My dad’s been gone 26 years now, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him.

    1. Thank you so much LuAnn! You’re so kind. I’m with you, I may never be able to handle more than beginning projects, haha, but this blanket doesn’t look beginner at all! Have a wonderful day and good luck!

    2. Roberta McNellis says:

      Just read your comment about this beautiful blanket. I could have written it!! My dad’s been gone 16 years and I miss him all the time even though I never knew him very well. A stroke silenced him for the last 18 years of his life when he was only 60. I was 28 with two new babies. He loved the things my mother crocheted and I’ve been working on it forever but still love the serenity of doing a blanket like this. Cant wait to begin one! Thank you Liz for sharing your story and your “recipe”. So very sorry you lost your dad but the memories will live forever.

  9. Ariana Browning says:

    This is gorgeous. I’m making a stocking cap out of Dark country Blue (Caron yarn) using that half double crochet, and I was thinking that it would make a wonderful blanket or afghan. I love seeing this one done in a single crochet! I see too many “fancy” styles and I really love the simplicity of the single crochet, or the half double crochet. That’s a great way to finish it off. I’m bookmarking this for later to try it out. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Ariana! Oh my gosh, yes it would! I love the half-double too and in fact I started a blanket for my husband over a year ago that’s all half-double crochet…gosh, I should really finish it! You may have just re-inspired me haha!

  10. I haven’t crocheted in YEARS and recently got the urge to be “handy” again. When I saw your afghan and read the story, I knew this was the pattern for me to get back in to this wonderful hobby. I sure hope my older hands are ready for the task!! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern, photos and story!

    1. Hi Sandie! This is a great project to get you back in the groove and if you have to walk away from it for a while, there’s no mystery about where you left off, it’s pretty amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I’d love to see your project when you get it done. Have a great night.

      1. I’ve done about 24 inches in length and it is gorgeous!!! I went with the Canon white like your’s and it’s simply beautiful. Sometimes we forget how beautiful the simply stitches are. I think when this one is finished I will do another one in an ombre or tweed. Thank you so much……it was meant for me to see your pin and use your pattern. I promise to post a photo when I’ve finished it.

        1. Hi Sandie! This is awesome! I’m so glad. I like the uniformity of the single crochet stitch with the white yarn too, it’s so clean looking! I really like your idea of using a tweed yarn. I made some crocheted boot cuffs this winter with a tweed yarn and they were adorable. Maybe I’ll start a new blanket in tweed. Looking forward to seeing your progress! πŸ™‚

        2. I finished my afghan tonight and I am so pleased with it!!!! My ruffles are much fuller than yours for some reason but it’s still beautiful anyway!!! I would post a photo if I knew how! LOL! Thank you so much for this wonderful, classic pattern. I know I will be using it frequently in the future!!

  11. Ocnnie Denton says:

    Such a beautiful afghan! I’ve read the directions but don’t understand how the little wholes are made which look like part of the border. It seems like if you did the single crotchets around the afghan followed by double crotchets it wouldn’t make the eyelet look I’m seeing in the picture. Please advise. Thank you

    1. Hi Ocnnie, believe it or not, doing the row of single crochet, then a row of double crochet, and then a row of two double crochets in each stitch is what creates that hole or ruffle. Good luck!

  12. Hi Kristine,
    How many hours would you say you put into this? I am working on something similar and feel like I have put a million hours into it with no end in sight!

    1. Hi Mary! LOL! I know exactly how you feel. I worked on mine every day for what felt like a gazillion hours and it still took several weeks, maybe a month even. Don’t give up, it’s so worth it when it’s finished! Thank you for stopping by!

  13. Marva Smith says:

    thank you for the pattern. I am a newbie at crocheting. I had a stroke 15 years ago and have a difficult time understanding things. I think I can do this. I only know how to chain and single crochet. I will find someone hopefully to show me the other stitches. I only make pot holders now and that I have to do everyday so I don’t forget how to do the crochet. Sorry for your loss. I still have my father. I am 59 and he is 85. I am very blessed to have both my parents and talk with them at least once a day. I share with everyone that tomorrow is not guaranteed and I take nothing for granted. Thank you again for sharing this pattern.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story Marva! I appreciate your kind words more than you know. Take care!

  14. Sharon J. says:

    Hi Kristine , I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know the feeling of loss in a family is very painful.
    I have been looking for an easy crochet blanket pattern in white for about a week. I finally came upon your pattern and love it ! It’s going to be for my daughter who is going through some major changes now and for the next few months. She had to go away for some reasons & she will be having NEW BEGINNINGS ! That’s the reason I wanted WHITE & I need something to do that does NOT NEED ME TO COUNT OR CONCENTRATE TOO MUCH.. ( if u know what I mean ) . There will be alot of feelings in the process of me making this blanket. When I read about why you made this blanket , & your reasons for this pattern, it only made more sense for me to use this pattern. I just started it. Thank you for sharing the pattern & your story.

    1. Thank you so much Sharon, and I couldn’t agree more – sometimes mindless work is exactly what you need. Thank you so much for your kind words, you made my day.

  15. Sharon J. says:

    Kristine , I forgot to tell you I LOVE the pattern and the way the blanket looks. I’m using a different size needle but it looks exactly the way I was hoping it would look. Thank you again for this awsome pattern from SC stitches . ..I can tell your work on your blanket came from the heart ! I’m hoping mine will capture all of my feelings as well as yours does .

    1. This is wonderful Sharon! I’m so happy to hear it. good luck!

  16. I’m very sorry fire the loss of your father. What a special treasure for your mother to have. Thank you fit sharing! I called myself recheck in so excuse me if I overlooked this (I am totally new to crocheting, I just did my first scarf, that’s it.), what gauge (?) is the yarn? Worsted? Light Worsted? And, G hook is 4mm, correct?

    1. Hi Teresa! Thank you so much. I used the Caron One Pound skeins from JoAnn (worsted, 4 ply yarn). And a “G” crochet hook is 4.25 mm. Hope this is helps – let me know if you have any other questions. πŸ™‚

  17. Your blanket is gorgeous. I am making a corner to corner basket weave blanket out of # 3 ( I think ) cotton….looks like store string almost but it has a sheen to it… Very nice but it is also taking forever to do… Very easy pattern and a good weight to the blanket… Don’t know if I will be able to part with it….

    1. Thank you so much LInda! your blanket sounds lovely. I get attached to my projects too. Thank you for your comment!

  18. So sorry for your loss, but the afghan is beautiful; Such a classic look in the solid color, and a very simple pattern to follow. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Thanks for the instructions-it’s lovely. My dad is a quadriplegic and I was thinking about making him one because he spends a lot of time in bed or maybe shorten it for a lapghan for his lap when he’s in his wheelchair. (He stays cold ALL the time) anyway-GREAT JOB!

    1. You’re so welcome Wendy! The lapghan for your dad sounds amazing. I’d love to see it when you get it finished. Best of luck! thanks so much for visiting.

  20. I like your “easiest afgan ever” I have never crocheted….do you think I could do yours? If so, could you give me instruction?
    Amy James

    1. Hi Amy! There are no ‘formal’ instructions, other than what I wrote in the article. If you are really new to crochet, just head over to Youtube and search for ‘learn to crochet’ and once you’ve got the basics, this blanket is all single crochet (sc), except for the border. good luck!

  21. I’m profoundly sorry for your loss. I lost both grandparents within months of each other and we were very close. My granddaughter was born shortly after and I decided to pour my. Energy into her. I’d love to make her one of these beautiful afghans that she can have all of her life. Can you tell me after I make the chain, how do I get to the next level and make it even? How do I do the turn also?

    Thank you and God bless!

    1. Thank you Morgan. I’m sorry for your loss as well, it’s a terrible thing to lose those we love, especially so close together. i’m sorry i’m late in responding to this question, I’m sure you already figured out how to turn the corner (chain one and flip it), but if you need anything else, just holler! Good luck to you!

  22. Kristine, I love this pattern! Thank you so much. I’m very new to crocheting. I was recently told that hospice was called for my grandfather. I went out and bought a bunch of yarn to make him a blanket. I started one, but he passed away before I was anywhere near finished. I decided to finish the blanket with Grandpa’s yarn to keep as my first project for me. When I looked at my work so far, I realized that I had been adding stitches to each row as I worked! I pulled it all out and went on a search for an easy pattern. I found this one late last night. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you again for helping me find a simple pattern to make my “Grandpa Blanket.”

    1. Hi Jenny! thank you so much for stopping by to comment. i know exactly how you feel and i’m so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. i love your idea of creating a blanket in his honor. This one would be perfect! let me know how it turns out!

  23. Myrna Bell says:

    I love the easiest afghan ever. I bought the Caron 1 Pound yarn and am using an H hook, but I find that it’s coming out a bit stiff feeling. Is this normal and does it get softer when washed?

    1. Hi Myrna, I somehow missed your comment from June – I’m so sorry! You’re probably long finished now, but just in case, I’ll answer anyway. Mine felt stiff too while working, but once it was washed, it was super soft. My girls fight over it in the winter, haha. I hope your blanket turned out amazing!

  24. I’m sorry for your loss. I find so many patterns are too complicated. I like that you just made up your own. I do that too. Your afghan looks very nice.

    1. Thank you so much heather! I totally agree! I get lost in many patterns and enjoy the freedom of just going for it! πŸ™‚

  25. Elizabeth says:

    I basically have made this same blanket for a few years out of baby yarn. Everyone I have given one to loves it. I do a ruffle edge. Super cute and easy. This is my travel work – I do it in the car or when I need to spend hours at someone’s house. Sorry about your dad.

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I was thinking about using baby yarn on my next project too! If I do, I’ll post a followup πŸ™‚

  26. DeAnne Davis says:

    Hi kristine, my name is de anne and like so many that have responded to you about this blanket I too am going to try it. I am going to make some of these for veterans at our VA hospital in Danville IL. I go over there twice a year with my friends who are Gold Star parents and some members from the Order of the Purple Heart organization. We take things they need and they play BINGO to win things. Blankets are a big deal for them so my plan is to get started early next week and see how many I can make before we go over in April. I will make them in military colors as that is what they like. Your blanket is beautiful. God bless you for inspiring all of us to make these. Sorry about your dad.

    1. Hi DeAnne! Oh my gosh, you are so kind. Thank you so, so much. I love your idea and that you are so involved with the VA. What a wonderful way to give back to our Veterans (my dad was a Veteran too). I hope the blankets are successful for you. Since my original post, I’ve started a new one myself and am chugging along! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and tell your story. Best of luck, I hope you get several done! Feel free to come back and give me an update. πŸ™‚

  27. This afghan is just what I have been looking for! My grandmother used to make afghans for every member of our family until her health started to decline years ago. She recently passed away and I want to pick up where she left off… And I have never crocheted before! I have a lot of work cut out for me but so glad I have found an easy afghan to start with.

  28. Are you going in both loops or front and back?

    1. hi marlis! I went through both loops for this blanket. Going through one loop gives a rippled texture, which is nice too, but I wanted this one to be smooth and uniform. Good luck!

  29. How many would you chain for a baby blanket?

    1. Hi Jeanette! I would probably chain 45-60 depending on the size hook you use. If you use a really small hook, probably more like 70-75, etc. Good luck!

  30. Anne Marie says:

    Hi kristine
    Lovely and easy blanket. I’m a newbie so please excuse my seemingly silly questions. What is the difference between an Afghan and an ordinary blanket? Also on the border you SC, the DC and you write slip stitch to join, do you just mean when you finish the round of stitches around the edge? Or at each corner?

    1. Hi Ann Marie! There’s no difference really, it’s just a term used to describe crocheted blankets. I only used the slip stitch when completing the row all the way around the outside. Hope this is helpful!

    2. Do you need to keep turning it?I’m a “very beginner”.

  31. Sharon Buckberry says:

    Tank you so much, sorry that I didn’t see you already answered it to another, I should have read all comments first,. You’re a sweet heart

    1. haha sharon, it’s no trouble at all! I’m glad you asked. πŸ™‚

  32. Hello, when you turn and start a new row , do you start in the first stitch or the second stitch? I have started this blanket and i feel that it is getting wider as I go. I have been turning and starting in the very first stich that is available when I start a new row. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks πŸ™‚

  33. Your blanket is beautiful! I love the simplicity of it. Have been searching for the right pattern for my seven year old granddaughter and I think this is it! I’m trying it in Bubble Gum Pink. It’s very enjoyable for me to work on this, as being someone who meditates, I love the repetition. Am very critical of my work, so wish me luck! Thanks for this great idea!!

    1. Hi Esther! Oh my goodness, thank you so much! The simplicity of it is my favorite part too; that and it’s easy to put down and pick back up without wondering where you left off. Pink is one of my favorite colors and I’m sure it will be gorgeous! Keep me posted on how it goes. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  34. Found this on Pinterest and love it! I just completed one using yarn donated to the church by a sweet widower. Partial skeins in many, many colors so the simple, repetitive stitch was important. I thought it would be a nice, useable blanket but it, in fact, turned out stunning. About to tackle another.

    1. hey mandy! what an awesome, awesome idea! i bet it is gorgeous. i love hearing about ways people take an idea and then make it their own! thank’s for taking the time to share your story! πŸ™‚

  35. H Kristine! I too found this pattern on Pinterest and chose it as my first crochet project. One month later and I’m happy to say I’ve completed the body. This is such a great pattern for a newbie and the afghan turned out so beautiful. πŸ˜€

    I am working on the border now and have a question. What do you mean by “a slip stitch to join”? I though we build on the border much like how we add a new skein of yarn, but now I’m not sure. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I’m a little confused here.

    Thank you!

    1. Ah, nevermind. You meant join the border end stitch with the border beginning stitch. Duh. πŸ™‚

      1. Hi Jeanne! Oh my gosh, I’m so excited for you! The body is the loooooongest part. hehe, okay, I’m glad you got it figured out. Yes, just a simple slip stich to join the row (so it stays equal height all the way around). Good luck with the border, holler if you need anything else – no dumb questions here! πŸ™‚

  36. Linda Cumback says:

    Love this Blanket!! Making it for my sweet pregnant daughter Katelyn to curl up on couch with her baby girl!
    I am brand new at this! Its a work of love for sure!!
    My main body is complete and ready for border. Do I tie on to yarn or start fresh? do i start with 3 sc in corner?

    1. hi linda! good for you! oh it absolutely is a work of love – what a sweet idea! i don’t think i tied anything; i just kept right on going and i believe i started with the first stitch and then worked my way around. best of luck!

  37. Gayla Holloway says:

    How many skeins of yarn did you use?

    1. Hi Gayla! I think I used 3-1/2 of the 1 pound skeins from Joann fabric.

  38. Absolutely beautiful and what a treasure! I made a clutch using the same pattern but never thought of a blanket – so pretty!

    1. Hi Chris! Oh, thank you so much! I love the idea of a clutch! I tend to always think really big and I overlook smaller projects. You’ve inspired me! πŸ™‚

  39. Joan Luberto says:

    Would like to know if I can do this afghan in halfdouble crochet? And if so, how many stitches do I need to do to start afghan? Thank you.

  40. Try one single crochet and one double crochet in the stich. Great work it is beautiful

    1. Oh I bet it is beautiful! I working on a half-double blanket now. πŸ˜‰

  41. Michelle Burnett says:

    Thank you for posting this and creating it! I have wanted to crochet a pencil skirt for months now and wondered what it would look like and also what to do about making the hem distinctive and attractive. The way you draped the blanket makes it look just like a skirt! So easy to visualize now, it is exactly what I wanted. I am fairly new to crochet (have successfully made some potholders and not much else, so a skirt even in sc is a big deal for me). TY again. AM

    1. Hi Michelle! I love the idea of doing a pencil skirt, so creative! It’s going to be adorable!

  42. Love this afghan and its sweet simplicity. I am a new crocheter. I’ve done 2 afghans using DC; this will be my first with SC. I chained the 142, but mine only measured 31″ or so. I needed to chain 200 to make it 44″. I am using a G hook, but I am using Caron’s Simply Soft yarn. Still a 4 medium yarn though. Just wondering why I needed so many more stitches to get 44″??? Also, at the beginning of each row, after chaining 1, do you start in the 2nd stitch in?

    Thanks so much for your advice and insight.

    1. Hi Michelle! I’m sorry I’m just getting back to you and you’ve probably figured this out already, but everyone uses different tension when the crochet, so your chain might be slightly tighter than mine. I would just crochet until you get to the desired length (whatever it might be) and go from there. I did start in the second from the hook yes. Chain one, and then start in the second from the hook. I hope you’re cruising along with this!

  43. Chandra Martyn says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this, I was looking for something that was easy as I am a beginner in all this,
    I was wondering if you could use more then the one color? I was thinking of making this only a little smaller for my Niece’s baby that is due in Jan 2017 Again thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hey Chandra! You absolutely could use multiple colors, just remember you’ll have to weave the tails in at the end, unless you can master the changing colors without leaving a tail method (I think you can find a how-to video on YouTube), but I haven’t gotten this far yet! LOL! This blanket would be perfect for your niece’s new baby, best of luck!

  44. Dotty Hull says:

    going to try this

  45. Hello Kristine,
    I am really thankful you posted this pattern. Your story is very touching about your father and the giving of the afghan to your Mom. Incredibly sweet!
    I certainly am going to do one of my own! I was thinking of starting mine with the free standing SC. I am just learning this technique and am anxious to give it a whirl with this Afghan. Mine will be pumpkin colored.
    Thanks again, have a blessed day!

    1. I meant to say foundation SC , instead of free standing. Sorry about that! On utube I found it and the title: how to crochet the foundation single crochet stitch by fiber flux. I don’t know this woman but she is very good in her video to Teach this technique .

      1. Thank you so much Dee! I’m interested to hear about the foundation single crochet, I’ve not tried that. Honestly, this ‘pattern’ would work with any stitch I think. I previously did one with all double crochet and I’m working on one right now that’s half-double crochet stitches! Keep me posted on your project, I’m excited to see how it looks! πŸ˜‰

  46. Justine Becotte says:

    For the border: you do 3 singles in the corners, but second round only 1 double in the corners… there are two singles without stitches in the corner? Skipped single, double crochet, skipped single, then continue doubles until next corner?

  47. Helen White says:

    Have not crocheted for awhile due to ME/CFIDS – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome, of many years There is no cure, no known cause, no FDA approved drugs or treatments. Little research can be done, due to the fact little money is provided for research. I do what I can, when I can.However, after seeing your site, I am really excited to get back to needlework.
    Thanks for your free patterns

    1. This makes my hear happy Helen! I hope you are able to get back to crochet, I’m certain the yarn has all the answers. I get so much out of my crochet projects, much more than just the finished product. Thank you for sharing your story with me! Wishing you well! xoxo

  48. I am new to crocheting and am excited to use this pattern for a temperature blanket this year! Do you start every row in the second chain, or just the first one?


    1. Hi Joy! Thank you so much for your question! I should probably add that to the post (so sorry!), but yes, chain one, turn, and start in the second from the hook. Just make sure you don’t skip stitches or you’ll end up with a lopsided blanket! Good luck! πŸ™‚

  49. Hi Kristine! I just love this blanket and am going to be starting it but want to use three colors and the random stripe generator like you did with your double crochet blanket. Do you know about how many rows this ended up being? The generator asks for that info :). Thank you!

  50. Hi Kristine,
    I just started to crochet over the Christmas holidays (my 80 yr young Mom teaching me!!!). Working on a simple rectangle prayer shaw- double crochet – chain 3, turn, go into 1st stitch – the edges were all over the place. I want the squared off look you have on your blanket. What was I doing wrong??? Do you have a tutorial video?

    I really enjoy crochet, but a bit discouraged.


    1. Don’t get discouraged! It really does take some practice. The two things I usually struggle with are yarn tension, some stitches were tighter and some looser and also with skipping stitches or adding two in one stitch, which both make the blanket uneven. I was actually considering making a video… Would you find that helpful?

  51. Angela Evoe says:

    Hey Kristin,
    Wow! Thanks for sharing this it’s so inspiring. I adore white and single crochet so Thisbe is the perfect inspiration. It’s so simple yet it really stands out looking so cozy and cute I love this!

  52. Hi Kristine! I’d like to try using the Bernat blanket yarn. Do you think it would work for this single crochet pattern or is it too chunky? Also, if I do try it, Im thinking about chaining 150 to make a nice size throw. What do you think about that? Thank you in advance and thanks for the many wonderful patterns!

  53. Hi Kristine,
    I was looking at Pinterest and Raverly this morning trying to figure out what I wanted to crochet next and I came across your story. It inspired me to make one. I decided to make one for my son. I ran to Joanne’s and bought three of those huge one pound skeins in navy blue. I hope it comes out as beautiful as yours.
    I shared your story with my husband as he helped me roll a skein into a ball.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Merrie! Oh my gosh, thank you! I hope you love it as much as we do, I know yours will be lovely! Happy crocheting!

  54. Cathy Baker says:

    Did you use one or two skeins of the Caron 4 medium one pound? I love this easy sc Afghan. Not sure what color to make though. White will get dirty too quick although it is beautiful. Maybe the off white.

    1. Hi Cathy! I bought 3 skeins of yarn (I think, it’s been a while). Thank you so much! I think it would be lovely in any color, actually! I’m not sure why I chose white…a classic I guess! Happy crocheting! πŸ™‚

  55. Margaret vallor says:

    I just finished making the dc afgan for my great grandson in his favorite colors, for Christmas. I actually like your colors best, but these are his 3 favorite, darkish blue, bright green and yellow.

    1. That’s awesome Margaret! I love hearing about reader projects; I bet yours looks great! Thank you so much!

  56. Love your afghan. I have a question- on the border, do you single crochet one stitch before starting the next row (after you slip stitch)? Or do you go right into your next row with double crochet? Thank you ?

  57. Karen Smith says:

    I love this afghan and am wanting to make a smaller size for a baby blanket. How many skeins of the Caron One Pound did you use in yours? Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  58. Mary T. Fisher says:

    Hi Kristine,

    I’m starting on your awesome blanket right now, in deep purple (I’m trying to use up my enormous yarn stash!). I, too, lost my dad last June after a stroke (he was 93) and so far I’ve crocheted about 17 afghans – just kept going and going and going – my therapy! I plan on donating them to hospitals and nursing homes. And I work at JoAnn’s, and the yarn temptation is always there!!! But so far I haven’t bought any this year – not until I at least clean up my ‘stash.’
    All the best to you,

    1. Hi Mary! I love the idea of donating the afghans, what a beautiful thing to do. Best to you too! xoxo

  59. I am so sorry for your loss. I have also just completed a blanket I initially planned to give my mom, but she passed a week ago. The day before she was admitted to hospital she received news that she was going to be a great grand mother – I have now changed it to be a baby blanket xx

    1. Thank you so much Charlene! I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. What a lovely idea to gift it as a baby blanket. Sending love!

  60. Hi, this is perfect for me. I am a beginner and can croche single and double stitches. I will be in the hospital for about 3 weeks and need a project that I can pick up and put down as time permits. I cannot wait to start this Afghan. It is beautiful!! The only other projects I have made are dish cloths. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Good luck Debbie – hope you have a speedy recovery and that you get some decent work done on your afghan! πŸ™‚

  61. Just finished mine!!!! Yeah!!! It’s gorgeous! Thank you so much for this. Only my second crochet project THAT I FINISHED!! Absolutely love the border! I’m sure your mom loves hers as much as I love mine. So sorry for your loss but cherish every day you have with your mom.

    1. Hi Pat! I am so happy to hear this! Congratulations – I know that feeling of accomplishment well; you should be proud! I would love to see a picture if you want to share!

  62. I can’t wait to start this beautiful afghan. Would it come out ok using an H hook for a looser look? What do you think? I’’m very sorry for your loss. Marcia

  63. Hi Kristine, thank you so much for this beautiful pattern! And I love it in the white ?. Very classy and modern ?.
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father. I hope and pray for healing and peace for you. I’m sure that in making this beautiful afghan you found some peace and healing. I find crocheting very therapeutic ?.
    God bless and thanks again xoxo

  64. Joan Stickles says:

    Just finished my blanket using the same yarn as you did. I love it and loved the pattern, but my blanket is so stiff! Yours looks so much softer. Any suggestions?

  65. Josie Powers says:

    This is EXACTLY how I typically crochet. Pretty much winging it! I have made several blankets where my foundation chain length was determined by laying it across my lap and deciding if it felt right or not and the overall length of the blanket was determined by how much yarn I had or when I liked the length.

    I have found using this “method”, I often feel like I am not making any progress at all and then BOOM! all of a sudden I have a decent sized blanket in the making.

    What a lovely memory and gift you made.

    Thank you for sharing!

  66. Hi Kristine
    I am wanting to do this blanket but can’t seem to find the pattern for it..Could you send me the pattern for it

  67. mary richardson says:

    may i get easiest crochet pattern

  68. This is one of my favorite blankets that I’ve made! The white with ruffles is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing …

  69. Madelaine says:

    This is my first blanket I’ve ever crocheted. It is simple and beautiful. Thank you for posting this lovely blanket. I am sure your mom is still loving hers ❀️

  70. I am making my third one. I’ve made one for my daughter, myself, and this one is for my sister. I’ll give it to her for her birthday in October. Thank you so much for the pattern! I love it!

  71. Beautiful pattern, sincere sympathy on the death of your beloved Dad.

  72. This blanket is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you for sharing it!

  73. Colleen Coger says:

    I’m new to crocheting. I’m not clear on how to add the slip stitch on the border in the corner to join. Is there a video I can watch or a step by step tutorial.? I making your single crochet blanket. Thank you!

  74. Hi! I am getting ready to start this blanket. Can I use a little larger hook? Also, when doing the border are you doing a slip stitch in each corner? Thank you.

  75. Beautiful blanket, and one I think I could make! Thanks for sharing the picture, and the sweet story about it.

  76. Sharon Baker says:

    Dear Ms Underwood,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear dad…I know firsthand how difficult it is on your heart. It will get easier.

    I am going to try and do this blanket for my daughter for Christmas. I don’t know what it means to do 3 single crochet stitches in the corners and then to slip stitch. Thank you. Sharon Baker