Simple Beautiful Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern in English #crochet #pattern

Simple Beautiful Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern in English #crochet #pattern

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Simple Beautiful Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern

Simple Beautiful Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern in English

You can purchase the printable pattern in My Store

I saw the picture above on Pinterest and thought “I could crochet that while the girls are swimming” since I don’t have to actually watch what I’m doing when I crochet and the pool is only 2 feet deep so the chances of drowning are slim, but still, I want to be alert and watching the girls not my hands.

So I click the image and what happens? The website is in …. I think ….. Russian and there are no directions, just more images. *sigh* and it’s not even one of those websites where Google can translate it for you, it’s just an odd site of images.

What is a girl to do? Create the directions herself.

See FAQ at the Bottom for more details

Simple Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern

You can purchase the printable pattern in My Store

Yarn: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps
Hook: H

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

Chain 145
Row 1: Using dominate color dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch1, skip next ch, 1 dc in next space* Repeat to end.

Row 2: Change color, ch1, turn, 1sc in first ch space, *ch1, 1sc in next space* Repeat to end

Row 3: Change color (back to the dominate color), ch4, turn, dc in next ch space, *ch1, 1dc in next space* Repeat to end

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length.

To hide all the color changes use fringe. Fringe is optional.
Directions for adding Fringe are found in the Printable version of the directions.

Printable Directions with Lots of Images can be purchased for $3 in My Store

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There are 2 Sets of Directions included in the Printable – What you see here AND a second set of directions with LOTS of Images for those who are learning.

FAQ:

Question: How much yarn is used?
As you can see on the pattern there are no dimensions, even the starting chain length is a suggestion.

You make the blanket to the size you want – so it could take 3 or 4 skeins of the main color and 2 or 3 skeins each of the alternate color – or possibly more if you make it into a bedspread.

The other issue is the type of yarn. If you purchase Red Heart Super Saver, it can take just 1 skein of each color and you may have some left over, even after the fringe! But if you use their softer baby yarns that call for the same size hook it takes considerably more.

*Typically it takes 2 skeins each of the alternate color and 3 skeins of the main color. Then an extra skeins of each for the fringe – again depending on the type of yarn used and how bulky you make the fringe.

Simple Beautiful Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern PDF

Featured Image found on Pinterest.

Elements used to create Featured image Artwork provided by Created by Jill.