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Foolproof Afghan



Foolproof AfghanThese crochet afghan patterns are so easy, they're foolproof!! If you're looking for free afghan patterns to crochet mindlessly in front of the television, the foolproof afghan is for you!  Simple enough for beginners and a quick and easy afghan to crochet for those who are more advanced, this Foolproof Afghan is one pattern you'll find yourself coming back to again and again.  Make one for a new baby, a housewarming, or just for yourself!  You could also mix and match colors if you're feeling extra creative!  No matter why you make it, one thing's for sure...the Foolproof Afghan is one that's sure to please crochet fans young and old!



  • 1 skein Red Heart® “Super Saver®” Jumbo yarn in Claret
  • 8 mm [US L-11] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle


Gauge: 2 repeats (two cluster groups and two FPdc) = 3”; 4 rows = 3” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


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Special Abbreviations and Stitches:

  • CL (Cluster) = [Yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice all in specified stitch, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • FPdc (front post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
  • BPdc (back post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.


Lap Throw measures 32” x 37”

  1. Ch 83.
  2. Row 1 (Wrong Side): (CL, ch 2, CL) all in 5th ch from hook, skip next ch, dc in next ch, * skip next ch, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn – 20 cluster groups.
  3. Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space, * FPdc around next dc, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of beginning ch; turn.
  4. Row 3: Ch 3, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space, * BPdc around next st, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of ch-3; turn.
  5. Rows 4-49: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twenty three (23) times.
  6. Border-Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc.
  7. Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from LEFT TO RIGHT, sc in each sc around (Reverse sc); join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


You don't need to be an expert at crochet afghan patterns to create this project, but you do need to know the basics. Learn how to crochet the cluster stitch:

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Mar 4, 2015

I have made several afghans using this pattern and a variety of yarn weights and color combinations. I've used up a lot of my left-over skeins. It's a great pattern and my friends and relatives love the afghan.


May 23, 2014

I am trying to figure out what the CL stitch is.


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Mar 15, 2014

Hi: Would it be possible to see a well-lit close-up of this stitch?? Thanks.


Mar 7, 2014

Oh my @ Stace67-you must be very thin skinned to be upset over such a silly thing. Lighten up and enjoy life and the pattern.


Mar 6, 2014

This would make a beautiful scarf/shawl! What is the stitch multiple?


Mar 6, 2014

When I saw "Idiot Afghan" in my email I opened it immediately. I wasn't offended...people are too defensive nowadays....I thought must be so easy that any "one" could do it. I also thought "idiot" ... I know someone that would be good for. This is a website for crafts and such. If you are offended by something...close the page and look elsewhere


Mar 5, 2014

No offence taken....just made me more confident that I could make it. Some people are soooooo touchy. Thankyou.


Mar 5, 2014

I'm really sorry that people got turned off by the "idiot" quote. No it has a few stitches that probably should be explained better. However, it really is a wonderful afghan and I hope that more people will try it, esp. those that make things for special projects, like the vets' hospital or hospice. It is warm, and great for people who have to sit in wheel chairs, or spend a lot of time sitting. Too bad some people can't get beyond the comment and just make it.


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