Beginner Crochet Baby Afghan
Baby blankets always make an excellent baby shower gift because they are sentimental and treasured for years to come. This Beginner Crochet Baby Afghan is especially great because of how easy it is to crochet.
If you've been wondering how to crochet a blanket, this free crocheted afghan is a great pattern to start with. Four squares of each color are needed and it measures approximately 26 by 33.5 inches when complete.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
About 26 x 33 1/2 in. (65 x 85.5 cm)
- LION BRAND® JAMIE (Art. #881)
#108 Blue Bonnet 2 balls (A)
#157 Sunshine 2 balls (B)
#133 Peachy 2 balls (C)
#106 Little Boy Blue 2 balls (D)
#100 Angel White 2 balls (E)
or colors of your choice
- LION BRAND® crochet hook size H/8 (5 mm)
- LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle
- Assembly Chart
14 half double crochet + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
SQUARES (make 4 in each color)
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across – 22 stitches.
Rows 2-13: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.
Following diagram, sew Squares together. Weave in ends.
Find this pattern and more in our free eBook The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit and Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand.
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