Good Beginner Crochet Afghan
I got this pattern – “Spring Awakening” from a book called “Afghans on the Double.” It uses two strands of the same colors throughout for double crochet and front-post double crochet. I used six skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, which, at the time cost about $60 total. It turned out very nice, and think it is a good beginner crochet afghan project, but not for someone who is just learning how to crochet. If you are comfortable with the basics of crochet and want to make your first afghan, this should be a good project for you. There is a stitch guide at the end of each pattern in the book to help you.
What You Need:
Difficulty Level: Beginner+ to Intermediate
Stitches Used: Double Crochet, Front-post Double Crochet, Single Crochet
Yarn: 6 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn – 2 of each color
Hook: 9.0 mm
You will need some comfort level with the stitches used – double crochet and front-post double crochet. Single crochet is used to make the ruffle around the outside. The most difficult parts are getting through the first few rows and weaving in all of the ends. I was not very good at that when I made this, though I have improved with time. I weaved in WAY too much yarn, but I was paranoid about the ends coming loose. Working with two strands of yarn was not a challenge except that the skeins didn’t always want to cooperate from the center pull.
I’m not really a big fan of pink, but I had planned to sell it on Etsy. Still have it. I think a darker color would look better than the white, for my preference. However, the pink would make this afghan a nice gift or even a project for a breast cancer survivor. I spent most of two weeks making this afghan, my first crochet afghan, while recovering from a broken toe in 2015. I caught it on a box (the box with all of the yarn for this afghan!) walking through my house on my way to bed late one night. (There might have been alcohol involved).