For the Love of Texture Afghan
If you've been searching for easy afghan patterns, then the crochet blanket pattern you've all been waiting for is finally here! The World’s Easiest Afghan is one that anyone can make and use. The texture of the finished afghan makes it look fancy, well-done, and unique even though it only uses single and double crochet.
Earlier this year I designed the Triple Textures 12″ Afghan Square for the Moogly 2020 crochet along. During the CAL, several crocheters asked if I could size grade the 12″ afghan square into a crochet blanket.
This is how the Triple Textures Afghan came to be! If you are a visual learner, I have a video tutorial for the Triple Textures 12″ afghan square that you can use for this crochet afghan to help you along the way!
"This crochet pattern is for a basic, chunky, beautifully textured corner to corner afghan. Worked in two strands of worsted weight yarn (or one strand of chunky weight yarn), this cozy afghan works up fairly quickly. My afghan is worked in a solid color, but you could use some Caron Cakes yarn (or similar) for an easy, colorful afghan, or change colors as you see fit. For my blanket, I used about 8.33 (1/3) Skeins of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in the Ivory colorway (two strands held together). In it's place, you could use one strand of chunky/bulky (#5) yarn. Take a gauge. If you don't mind a slight difference in measurements, gauge isn't essential. You could even go up a hook size, and use super bulky yarn for a larger blanket. This afghan took me just over 11 hours to work up."
Do you love texture in your crochet blankets? Then you will absolutely love this afghan with a 3d stitch. I named it Falling Petals afghan since the stitch looks like petals are falling in a line. The stitch is a variation of the shell stitch and is easy to work up. I used 3 colors for this afghan but I think it will be gorgeous in a single color with some tassels attached to the end as well. Try it and make it your own.
An afghan is always a practical item around the home and is often used for many years. Do you have some leftover yarns lying around something in your storage? If so, why not use Scraps Afghan Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern to convert throw-away yarn into something so beautiful. It uses single and double crochet and a shell pattern to create the look of hearts. This would also be cute as a baby afghan done in pastels. Happy crocheting.