Yes, it is possible to make this easy weekend crochet afghan in just two days. Pair this soft, bulky yarn with a large crochet hook and you are all set to start and finish this pattern in the same weekend.
I don’t know about you, but when I see a crochet pattern that says “easy weekend project,” I take notice. You can stitch up this beautiful blanket in no time at all. If you can work the double crochet stitch, you have the skills to make this.
It’s easy, fun, and perfect for those who are just starting out or a relaxing pattern if you are more experienced.
This makes a great handmade gifts for him or a gift for her depending on the color of yarn you choose. Since it works up so quickly, it can be a last minute handmade blanket gift.
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Make in a Weekend Crochet Afghan
This blanket is made from five skeins of yarn, three were a gift so I only need to get two more skeins.
The yarn changes color from purple, to green, to brown, to grey. Just so soft and squishy. Therefore, this yarn called for a crochet stitch pattern that was easy and let the loveliness of that yarn shine through.
This is one of the fastest crochet blankets I have made. The family loves that it is a bit stretchy, soft and cozy, and just perfect to snuggle under.
Crochet Stitch used in the Throw
This blanket uses a simple stitch design that is quick and easy to crochet. I used a larger hook than what the yarn called for, size N.
This worked very nicely with the v-stitch that is used throughout the entire pattern. The first row is a bit hard to see; therefore, I had to tug a bit at the chain stitches to be able to see them.
However, once I made it past the first row, this was a breeze to crochet.
Double Crochet V-Stitch
Normally, the V-Stitch has a chain 1 or 2 in the middle. Since this yarn is bulky, I opted not to work any chain stitched between the two double crochet stitches that make up the V-Stitch.
While the yarn is bulky, the blanket itself is not thick. The larger crochet hook paired with the open and lacy stitch makes an afghan with a gorgeous drape that has a soft and squishy feel too.
The perfect crochet pattern to binge watch your favorite TV shows.
Crochet Baby Blanket
This would make a wonderful crochet baby blanket too. It works up so quickly that if you had a last minute gift to handmake, this pattern would get the job done with beautiful results.
Easy Beginner Crochet Pattern
If you are relatively new at crochet and are looking for a pattern that you can master, this is a great option. There are crochet tutorials to help you learn.
Below the written pattern, I have included a link to a quick video showing me working on this afghan as I am working the throw shown in the photos.
Directions: Easy Weekend Crochet Afghan
39 inches wide X 52 inches long
8 double crochet stitches for every 4 inches.
The pattern can be adjusted for size using multiples of 2 plus 1. That means that the initial chain stitch count should be divisible by 2 and add 1 more chain stitch. For the length of the blanket, just increase or decrease the rows.
Misty Meadows Yarn Bee Fireside yarn. 5 skeins, or approximately 900 yards. I was gifted 3 skeins and purchased two more at Hobby Lobby. However, if you do not have a store near you, there is a Lion Brand yarn that is like this yarn. It is called Homespun and it comes in many colors. You can find the Lion Brand yarn online.
Size N Crochet Hook
CH = Chain Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
SK = Skip
[ ] = Repeat between
Begin with 73 Chain Stitches
DC in the 4th CH from the hook (Counts as 2 DC STs, which completes the first V-Stitch). [SK 1, 2 DC in the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with 2 DC in the last CH. Turn
Row 2 and Beyond
CH 3 (Counts as a DC), DC between the DC STs in the previous row. (This completes the first V-Stitch of the row). [2 DC between the previous row DC STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with 2 DC between the last set of DC in the previous row. Turn
Learn How to Crochet the Easy Weekend Crochet Afghan Videos
Left hand crochet blanket tutorial.
Right hand crochet afghan tutorial.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.