Crocheting a blanket, or afghan, is one of the classic projects embraced by crocheters throughout time. It's a great way to use up yarn from your stash and to make a well-loved heirloom quality gift. You can crochet a blanket using any combination of crochet stitches; however, if the yarn you choose is multicoloured, painted or self-patterning, using a simple stitch, such as double crochet, will highlight the beauty of the yarn and keep the blanket from looking too busy.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- 800 -- 1000 yards sport or worsted weight multicolour yarn
- Size H/8 crochet hook
- Yarn needle
Chain 200 using the yarn and the crochet hook.
Double crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook, then double crochet in next stitch, then in each stitch across the row.
Chain 2, turn, double crochet in each stitch across row.
Repeat Step 3 until blanket is of desired size.
Knot last stitch, weave in end, and snip excess.
Tips and warnings
- Vary the width of the blanket by chaining more or fewer stitches to begin with.
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