Your free crochet baby afghan pattern is for a thick, soft blanket worked using a cozy textured stitch that looks complicated but surprisingly quick and easy to work, even for beginners.

The stitches used are single crochet (UK double crochet) double crochet (UK trebles) and chain stitch. hard to imagine that you can produce such a pretty fabric using just these three basic stitches - but try it out and you will be hooked on one of my favourite stitches


You will need a 5.5mm crochet hook and double knitting (DK) yarn (UK weight) in 2 colours.


sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)

st = stitch

ch = chain stitch

ss = slip stitch

Click here for instructions for the textured stitch pattern used in your free crochet baby afghan pattern.

Make 109 chain

Using the textured stitch as above, work:

4 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

8 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

8 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

8 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

4 rows in colour A

Make 1ch

With colour A work one row in sc around all 4 edges of your blanket, working an extra st at each corner. Join with A ss to first sc you worked, 1ch, turn.

Still using colour A work another row of sc, working 3 sc into each corner stitch.

Change to colour B. join with a ss to first st of previous row.

Work 2 rows of sc in colour B working 3 stitches in each corner and joining in the same manner as before.

Finish with an edging of shell stitch, making sure you count each corner st as 3 sts

Fasten off

Darn in all loose ends


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