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Laid Back Blue Crochet Blanket

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Updated May 19, 2017
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Laid Back Blue Crochet Blanket
Laid Back Blue Crochet Blanket
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Are you ready for a lazy day of crocheting? Then you're going to want to see this Laid Back Blue Crochet Blanket. This is an easy mile a minute afghan that you work up in strips and you'll probably only spend about a day on it. Maybe you have nothing to do on a Saturday or Sunday, whip out some yarn and hooks and you'll have this beautiful and cozy blanket in no time at all. Plus, a beginner can crochet this pattern, so don't feel limited by your skill.

Beginner

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge11 sts = 4; Rounds 1-2 = 3 wide.

Finished Size52 x 70 in

Materials List

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 3 balls 382 Country Blue - A, 5 balls 316 Soft White - B.
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½]
  • Yarn needle

Throw Pattern

Stripe (Make 7)

  1. With A, ch 194.

  2. Round 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, [skip next ch, dc in next ch, dc in skipped ch (crossed dc made)] across to last 2 ch, dc in next ch, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch, ch 2, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, dc in next 2 ch, work between [] to last 2 ch, dc in next ch, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in base of beginning ch, ch 2, join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

  3. Round 2: Join B before first crossed dc along one length of Round 1, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, *[work 2 dc between each set of crossed dc] across to first corner ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 space; repeat from * around, slip st in top of beginning ch.

  4. Round 3: Slip st in next dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, sc in top of ch-3 (crossed sc made), *[skip next dc, sc in next dc, sc in skipped dc (crossed sc made)] across to first corner ch-2 space, (2 sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in each of next 6 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next corner ch-2 space; repeat from * across, work between [] to first sc, slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Strip Side Border

  1. Row 1: With right side facing and working along one long edge, join A in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 4 sc, *dc between next 2 corresponding sets of crossed dc on Round 2, pulling dc to current level of work, skip corresponding st, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to 2 sc from corner, sc in next 2 sc, sc in corner ch-2 space.

  2. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

  3. Row 3: With right side facing, join B in first sc, ch 1, work crossed sc across. Fasten off.

  4. Row 4: With right side facing, join B in first sc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each sc across. Fasten off.

  5. Row 5: With right side facing, join B in top of beginning ch-3, ch 1, sc in next dc, sc in top of beginning ch 3 (first crossed sc made), work in crossed sc across. Fasten off.

  6. Repeat Rows 1-5 along opposite length edge of Strip.

Finishing - Border

With right sides together and long edges of 2 strips aligned, join B and slip st Strips together on wrong side. Repeat to join all 7 Strips.

  1. Round 1: With right side facing, join B in first sc from top left corner, (ch 3, dc) in same st, *dc in each st to 1 st before corner, 2 dc in next st, turn to work along short edge, 3 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] across to 1 st before corner, 3 dc in next st, turn to work along opposite long edge; repeat from *, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.

  2. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, (ch 3, slip st in last dc made, *dc in next 2 dc, (ch 3, slip st in last dc made); repeat from * around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

This Quick and Easy Afghan Pattern is another easy crochet blanket to make if you're short on time!

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Perhaps it is sheer luck but I am not having any problems at all with this pattern. I did a small test piece before I began to check the pattern and I am making it quite a bit bigger than the pattern. Am about half way through, having already joined together the completed strips. All the strips are the same length, give or take a centimeter or 2 which can so easily be addressed in the joining process.

ummm..what? I'm a beginner but I am adventurous and have been able to follow plenty of advanced instructions. This is beyond confusing? Ever think of putting it on video so we can have a visual? too bad cause it's a nice looking afghan

Hi BatSheva, This is a Red Heart company pattern, and they have given us permission to post on our site. They have deemed this a beginner pattern, so if you are having trouble with the pattern I would recommend reaching out to their customer service. :) I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

this is a far cry from a beginner pattern

Hi djhixson, This is a Red Heart company pattern, and they have given us permission to post on our site. They have deemed this a beginner pattern, so if you are having trouble with the pattern I would recommend reaching out to their customer service. :) I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

It may be easy to make ONE strip...., but, then the Problem of each MATCHING EXACTLY!!! So, it is Not recommend for a BEGINNER! Even I would not mess with it!

I did not realize that the stripes might end up not matching, thanks for mentioning that. I'm not a beginner, but I think I will pass on this one.

The stitches may be suitable for a beginner. But a sure way to turn a beginner off of crocheting is to have her work up a mile a minute afghan. First, it has to be assembled, which is never a pleasant task. And when a beginner finds that the strips do not exactly match the others, as can happen even for experienced crocheters, that beginner will simply quit the project. It was a bad idea, Red Heart, to call this a beginner pattern.

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