This crochet afghan pattern is guaranteed to bust your yarn stash tremendously. Not only is it a unique afghan that absolutely no one else will have, but it's also a no-brainer to crochet. The result is a beautiful striped afghan that will keep you warm all winter long. If you have a lot of yarn, the only cost to make this will be your time and a 12 mm crochet hook, if you do not have one already.
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NotesNote: The hook size is 12 mm or US O/17
Difficulty Level: Easy
Crochet Gauge: Approximately 8 stitches and 8 rows equal 10 centimeters or 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 130 x 180 centimeters or 47 x 71 inches (but can be made any size)
No-Brainer Granny Square Blanket
This is a great blanket/ afghan. Uses Stylecraft DK and 4 mm hook, but any yarn could be used as a great stash buster. You'll need 10 colours, 9 for the actual squares and 1 for joining them together - my personal rule was no white. Joined using the continuous join method. The order of the colours was released weekly on my blog - to have a blanket in 13 weeks - you could make more squares weekly to make the project quicker.
Ever So Striped Super Easy Crochet Baby Blanket
Adorable babies just seem to inspire hand-made, personal crochet projects, and the Ever So Striped Easy Crochet Baby Blanket is the perfect pattern to get you ready to snuggle your little one. The salmon and blue tones of the stripes pop against the white, and the bumpy texture is exactly what you think of when you picture a warm blanket. The best part about this crochet pattern is that it only uses two different crochet stitches, so it is ideal for a beginner. Crochet baby blankets make great baby shower gifts, or you can work on it while your own peanut is on the way. Once you get started, it will definitely prepare you for all the many crochet accessories begging to add to your baby's cuteness.
Temperature Afghan With Reference Card
"Tutorial how to crochet a Temperature Afghan, including tips and tricks, and a printable Temperature Afghan Reference Card that works for crochet and knit alike! Create a year-long blanket one row per day, striped to match the temperature outside your window. You can work in traditional rainbow colors or choose your own contemporary palette. To keep it from becoming too overwhelming, plan your colors in advance with set temperature ranges and work in a simple, short crochet stitch. The pleasure in creating this afghan is in having a project to hook a little at a time each night. No accidentally staying awake past bedtime because you just need to finish one. more. row. No feeling overwhelmed at the size of the project as you begin; you know it will break down into easily worked days. No worry that it won't be finished in time to gift when you already know the end date. And the result is a keepsake anyone will be proud to snuggle under for years to come."
Tinted Mayapple Flower Blanket
This show-stopping motif blanket features 6-petal mayapple flowers. A self-striping yarn does all the colorwork for you, so there are fewer ends to weave in on this colorful, motif project. This pattern is also available as part of a kit on Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round, increasing, skipping stitches, crocheting in chain spaces, joining motifs Special stitches: cdc and pf (with written explanation in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Sizes Stroller Blanket (Baby Blanket, Child’s Blanket, Throw). Stroller Blanket: 23” (58.5 cm) wide x 30.25” (77 cm) long. Baby Blanket: 37.5” (95 cm) square. Child’s Blanket: 44.75” (113.5 cm) wide x 52” (132 cm) long. Throw: 52” (132 cm) square. Materials Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn (50% acrylic/50% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/190 yd/174 m) - 5 (10, 13, 18) skeins in 506-005 Mai Tai, or approximately 881 yd (1781 yd, 2956 yd, 3,420 yd/805.5 m (1628.5 m, 2602.5 m, 3,127 m) in any medium weight yarn. US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Gauge Motif = 7.25” (18.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project"
Take No Brained CAL Free Crochet Pattern
- Designed by Vicki Roberts
Take No Brained CAL is really awesome. At first sight maybe you don't see that, but there's a lot of small opening between colours, that creates squares. It could be amazing blanket, but also original bedspread! Anyway, it’ll be delightful! Just choose vivid colours and create this pattern.
PHOTOS by Vicki Roberts /Ravelry.com
Find original free pattern on offthehookforyou.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.
Aztec Striped Granny Square
The Aztec Striped Square is fun crochet design that will look great by itself or as part of a larger crochet afghan pattern. Just a few different colors of worsted weight yarn are needed to compete this granny square pattern. Inspired by the American southwest, this Aztec Striped Square features horizontal stripes of various colors, just like something you would see in the desert. Mix and match your colors to customize this granny square and turn this free crochet pattern into something completey unique.
Yarn Stash V Stitch Crochet Blanket
Are you a crocheter without any projects underway? Then the Yarn Stash V Stitch Crochet Blanket just might be what you need. This design is perfect if you're looking for an easy crochet pattern that will also make a dent in your yarn stash. Using the classic crochet v stitch, this blanket uses yarn in an assortment of colors that will look delightful on your favorite sitting area, on your bed, or even stored in your car for an impromptu picnic. You'll love turning that overflowing pile of yarn into a warm and beautiful blanket.