I normally prefer knitting to crocheting but when the time comes to make a bulky afghan, I firmly believe that crochet is the way to go. This pattern is very simple and perfect for beginners. (Or, in my case, not-so-beginners who can only do very simple projects while riding in the car or they will get carsick.) It works up pretty quickly and looks lovely and is “nice and squashy”, according to my 10 year old, when it’s done.
Chain 67 stitches.
Turn and double crochet into the 3rd stitch from end. Double crochet in every stitch to end.
Keep on double crocheting until the blanket is as long as you want it to be.
Edging: Single crochet around outside of blanket, place a total of 3 stitches in each corner to make a nice finished corner. Single crochet around edge once more. Bind off and weave in all ends.
Mine ended up being about 76″x 50″.
Snuggle up in your cosy new afghan or give it to your sister and her soon-to-be husband so THEY can snuggle up in it…(which is what I happened to do).
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