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Effortless Baby Afghan
Effortless Baby Afghan
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The Effortless Baby Afghan is a great crocheted afghan to make for any newborn in your life. Choose any 3 colors of yarn to work up this free crochet pattern. All you need is 2 skeins of each 3 colors to complete this baby blanket. It's a quick and simple pattern to work up and would make an excellent homemade gift for an upcoming baby shower. New moms will love cradling their new little baby in a homemade crochet baby blanket like this.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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To me the word effortless is always great to see in a crochet pattern. I would like to consider myself accomplished but every once in a while a pattern offers me a challenge. I like to be able to pick up a pattern and complete a project quickly and this is a great one to have. Right now, I am aware of the arrival of a spring baby and a summer baby so I have my work cut out for me.

My husband came home and asked how long it would take me to make a blanket. I told him that I wasn't sure. He wanted one for a friend of his at work that had a baby recently. I started looking for a pattern when I found this one. Not only is the pattern easy to read, it works up quickly. I had this done in just a few days. The texture is lovely for a baby blanket. I think I just found my new blanket pattern for last minute gifts! I think I am going to make me one to have as a throw for my living room! This is the perfect pattern for a beginner who wants instant gratification with their new craft!

Some crochet designers would probably just make a yellow/gray combination for a baby blanket but the midnight blue and gray added to the pattern gave this Effortless Baby Afghan a surprising twist. This will make for a wonderful baby shower, christening, or even a one year old gift to a baby boy or baby girl. Cheers!

Oh, the texture that you have with this pattern. The colors presented here is certainly for a little baby boy, but by selecting a different color combination this could easily be adapted to a little baby girl. And if you select neutral colors it could be for either.

What a pretty pattern. It makes me want one for myself. It looks so comfy. But I really can't use it here in Florida so a baby will get it. I just have to decide on a color. I have Lenny of yarn to choose from so that's no problem. Thank you for sharing.

So CUTE! Just LOVE this baby blanket because it looks so wonderfully snuggly and warm for our coming winter here in South Africa. And I already have the perfect yarns in my ridiculously huge yarn stash which is a huge bonus meaning I can get started today! Because there are 3 new babies that I am wanting to make blankets for this is such a great pattern to find right now, thank you!

At the moment, with winter coming here in South Africa and with several babies having arrived in this world around me, I am on the look out for baby blankets. This Textured Crocheted one looks lovely and cozy for the coming winter and, having done a quick sample of the pattern, it is really easy to make which I always like for larger items, lol! A few of us friends also crochet for a local childrens home and I think this is also a good pattern to be making for the little ones there.

I love this pattern. Crocheting a baby afghan is one of the nicest gifts to give parents of a new baby. There are super simple instructions it is the various colors that give this blanket its charm as well as the soft cluster stitches. Great for a beginning crochet project with fabulous results.

On the effortless baby afghan, Jan 08, 2017 Love this pattern but my colors need to be TEAL , GREY, and NAVY PLEASE TELL ME Where each color should go compared to the cream, royal blue, and light blue on pattern , thanks

Hi bcboops, You can place the colors however you'd like in the afghan! If you have any further specific pattern questions, I would ask the blogger who created the pattern. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Love this pattern but my colors need to be TEAL , GREY, and NAVY PLEASE TELL ME Where each color should go compared to the snow, royal blue, and light blue on pattern , thanks

Wow, I love this beautiful unique Effortless Baby Afghan! The pattern seems very well written and easy to follow. I like that she has a page answering questions from other crocheter. This pattern can be done in pink and cream for a little girl or any choice of colors. I like when people get creative and make up their own stitch patterns that look great! Thank you for sharing this free crochet pattern.

What a beautiful stitch! What a unique pattern of colors ) I'd really like to try this afghan. I hope this really is easy because I've yet to attempt this stitch. Going to give her try. Very helpful comments on the multiples of four and plus two for those of us looking at making a larger afghan )

Here's the link to the pattern of this uniquely designed baby blanket. http// == d-new-pattern.html. I say this is unique as it's rare that designers make bold colors for babies. Thanks.

I crochet things for missionaries and will absolutely make this. Thanks for sharing

When one clicks on save pattern, where is it saving to?

Okay going to try this. Never tried doing anything using a pattern. So time will tell.

where is my pattern

Hi, Simply click on the link that says "click here for crochet pattern," and a new window will open up with the full pattern instructions. I hope this helps! -editors of AllFreeCrochet

That did not tell us how to access our saved patterns.

On the upper right hand side of this page you will see "My crochet patterns". Either click on those words and "View". You will see all the patterns you have saved. Not necessarily the instructions but the information that was there when you saved it. You may still need to click on the words "click here for crochet pattern".


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