For all you ladies who love to crochet, I’ve got a super simple pattern to share with you today! This pattern is perfect for an afghan or blanket. It’s so simple, and can be easily altered to any size you want. I’ll be describing a simple swatch of the pattern, but once you’ve got it down, you can start with a chain of your desired length and build from there.
Crochet Pattern: works on multiple of 11+8+2; use the appropriate hook for the desired yarn.
1. Start with a chain (ch) of 19 stitches, the ch 2 more. Double crochet (dc) into the 4th chain from the hook. (The last 3 ch’s count as your first dc in the next row.)
2. Dc in the next 6 stitches. You should now have 7 dc’s, plus your turning chain from the previous row.
3. Ch 1, and skip the next stitch. Dc 3x in the next ch stitch, ch 2. Then dc 3x more into the same ch stitch (this makes the ‘pyramid’ shape in the middle of the pattern).
4. Ch 1, and skip the next stitch. Dc into each of the remaining 8 stitches. You should now have 8 dc’s flanking the ‘pyramid’.
5. Ch 3, and turn the swatch to begin the next row. The 3 ch’s count as your first dc, so dc into the next 7 stitches.
6. Ch 1, then dc 3x into the space made from the 2 ch’s from the previous row (the tip of the ‘pyramid’). Ch 2, then dc 3x more in the same space. This makes the new ‘pyramid’ for the second row.
7. Ch 1, then dc into each of the 8 dc’s from the previous row.
8. Repeat steps 5-7 to continue in pattern.
That’s it! Simple right? I’d recommend making a small swatch of the pattern with about 3 or 4 rows just so you get the pattern down. Then you can jump in and make something gorgeous!
The way I’ve described this pattern, the multiple of 11 stitches includes the first 8 dc’s and the ‘pyramid’. So if you want to make something large like a blanket, start off with a multiple of 11, then add 8 more for the last section of 8 dc’s. And don’t forget to chain an additional 2 for the turning chain on the first row. So really, the starting chain is any multiple of 11, plus 8, plus 2.
I hope you all enjoy this simple pattern, and get a chance to make something wonderful from it! I’m currently working on a baby afghan, and it’s going wonderfully!