Light Grey Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern
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Light Grey Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern

If you're a crochet beginner, this simple crochet afghan pattern will help you learn the crocheting basics.

Light Grey Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern
Light Grey Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern
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New to the wonderful world of crochet? If so, you should definitely start with this Light Grey Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern. When you're a crochet beginner, it can be difficult to find crochet patterns which are super simple. People often advertise crochet patterns as "easy" for experienced crocheters. However, this crochet afghan pattern is truly so simple because it uses one skein color, and it only takes a few steps! This easy afghan pattern is a great crochet project that you must try if you're just getting the hang of crocheting. And even if you're not a beginner, this throw is so lovely that you'll want to crochet it anyway.

Difficulty LevelBeginner

Crochet HookM/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge15 dc = 8 inches (20.5 cm); 13 rows = 8 inches (20.5 cm)

Finished Size45 inches x 55 inches (114.5 x 139.5 cm)

Materials List

  • 8 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Chunky Yarn in Light Grey
  • 9 mm (US M-13) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Instructions:

Throw

Ch. 83.

  1. Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—82 sc.

  2. Row 2 (right side): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each sc across, turn—82 dc.

  3. Rows 3–89: Ch 2, dc in space between each dc across, turn.

Edging

  1. Round 1: With right side facing, ch 1, sc in each dc across; working in ends of rows of first side, sc in first row, *2 sc in next row, sc in next row; repeat from * across; working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across; working in ends of rows of other side, sc in first 2 rows; 2 sc in next row, **sc in next row, 2 sc in next row; repeat from ** across; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

ch
chain(s)
dc
double crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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This is funny, but it never occurred to me that a bulky weight yarn would be easier for a beginner. Hence, the Red Heart Chunky yarn in use for this neutral unisex afghan! Does this have fringe? It is not hard to do at all. Beginners- use YouTube for tons of helpful tutorials as you navigate your way in exploring what is sure to be your NEW FAVE craft!

I always like to go to Youtube and search for Crochet Guru when I need help. Her lessons are easy to follow and I have learned a lot of stitches from her.

I love this Light Grey Easy Crochet Afghan. The color can be used or anyone. And the bulky yarn I like using when my arthritis is acting up. It's much easier to work with. This pattern will work up quickly for a nice gift. Thank you so much for sharing this free easy crochet afghan pattern.

I love this Light Grey Easy Afghan for its simplicity, its plainness and its being unassuming. Nice!

Chunky yarn is the best for beginners because you can see the stitches very well so if you're instructed to yarn over on a particular chain number you don't have a problem doing that. This patterns is something your can do mindlessly once you get the hang of it and since it's very repetitive, you won't have a problem following through.

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