This Easy All Half Double Crochet Afghan is a beast measuring a whopping 70″ x 95″! The beauty of this pattern is that it can be made in any size. This blanket is about a twin bed blanket size, so it’s big. It could easily be made as a throw blanket as well.
My hubby had been asking for a blanket forever, but I just never seemed to get around to it. Poor guy kept getting passed on by. But when he spotted this yarn at Michael’s I knew it was time to finally get to it and make him his own afghan.
I used Loops & Threads Barcelona yarn and I love it. It’s a little bit textured, so not much was needed to really make this afghan beautiful. I used the half double crochet stitch for the entire afghan, but I crocheted in the back loop only which gives the pretty ribbed look. This pattern is so easy, it’s just a simple one row repeat. Any level crocheter can make this textured afghan.
7 skeins Loops & Threads Barcelona in Mocha (2,296 yds category 5 yarn)
8.0 mm hook
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc blo – half double crochet back loop only
Written in US terms
Ch 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as hdc
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across (150 hdc)
Row 2 – 120: ch 2, turn, hdc blo in each stitch across (150 hdc blo)
Or until desired length
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
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Beautiful afghan! What color of Barcelona did you use? Thanks.
Thank you! I used Mocha
Do you happen to know if they have discontinued the Mocha colour? I contacted Michaels because it was on their website one day and now I can’t find it anywhere. They told me that they would need the SKU number to look into it.
Thank you in advance for any information that you might be able to offer.
No, I don’t know. Sorry!
I couldn’t find mocha!! I was so disappointed .
How many chains would it talke for a full/queen size plz and ty
So sorry, I meant take lol
I’m not sure. The ch can be any number. You can chain until it’s the width you want ?
Beautiful! How long did it take you to make it?
Hi! Thank you! I’m sorry, I really don’t know.
Is this a heavy blanket?
Yes, since it’s made with bulky yarn 🙂
This pic is different colors. Do you know what colors are used here?
I used Loops & Threads Barcelona in Mocha. It’s a variegated yarn 🙂
Very nice afghan.
How much would you charge if you were to sell a blanket like this ? In a hypothetical world .not that i would buy
Hi! At least $100. It’s a very large blanket and requires a lot of time and yarn.
Is this the US hdc or the UK hdc? There’s a difference between the two.
How long did it take?
Hi! I really don’t know. Sorry!
I chained 102 thinking it would measure about 50 inches but it only came to 36! I’m using a 9mm hook. What am I doing wrong? I’m new to crochet. I bought 5 skeins thinking the afghan would be about 50×60. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hi! When you did the first row it probably tightened up the chain quite a bit. You can do a small swatch to check your gauge. Do a square and see how many stitches you need for 5 inches. Then times that number by 10 🙂 Hope that helps!!
This is so beautiful. I’d love to try this pattern. The colors are awesome. Would you recommend another similar yarn? It seems the one you used is no longer available. Thanks!
Hi! You might want to try lion brand homespun 🙂
I am doing a queen size bed and I was wondering do I repeat row 2 all the way through or go back to row 1 and 2.
Just repeat row 2 🙂
Do you recommend a border of any kind? If so would you do just too and bottom or all around? Thank you
Hi! I did not do a border. If you wanted one, I think a simple sc border would be nice 🙂
I am a big fan of hdc afghans. Would like to use Plymouth worsted weight yarn. What would you suggest for a hook size, amount of stiches in the foundation. I usually up a size hook for the foundation row so it is not too tight then go back to the required hook. Leared the hard way, lol
Hi! I would do a gauge swatch and go from there 🙂