This crochet afghan pattern was inspired by the arm knitting video that has been doing the rounds on the internet. I wanted to recreate the knit look without the hassle of finger crocheting. So I used chunky yarn and a jumbo hook to design this knit-look crochet afghan. You can find a video at the end of the blog post.
I was able to work this pattern up in less than 6 hours. The result was a warm and squishy blanket in which you would want to curl up all day long. Every second row of the pattern is worked into slip stitches to give that knit effect.
Do you slip stitch tight? I know most people do. So I have provided a video that will tell you how to slip stitch loosely. The tip isn’t rocket science but something people tend to overlook. So if it looks silly to you, I apologize in advance but hey, it works :).
So without further ado, let us get to the pattern.
Chunky Knit-Look Crochet Afghan Pattern
1. Chunky Size 6 yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Fisherman and Big Twist Natural Blend in colors Aged Brass and Light Gray.
2. Hook Q – 15.75mm. It is a jumbo hook.
3. An I (5.5mm) hook to weave in any yarn ends
10 single crochet sts = 7 inches
35 inches X 27 inches.
You can add more to the width of the blanket by adding more stripes.
If you want to add to the length, you will have to add to more chains to your foundation chain. Any number of chains will work as there are no pattern repeats.
Each Stripe took me 1 skein of chunky yarn (98 yards each) with a little left over to make tassels. If you plan to make it wider you will add one skein for each stripe.
I had 5 stripes and used 5 skeins of 98 yards each. Each stripe will add 5 inches to the width.
The pattern is written in US terms.
sl st– slip stitch
Afghan Crochet Pattern
Row 1: With cream color yarn ch 51, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across to end, turn.—–50 sc
Note: Make the slip stitches of each row loosely or you will find it hard to work the following row. To make it loose, pull up the loop on your hook before working the slip st. You can see the video at the end of the blog post.
Row 2: Ch 1 ( counts as a sl st), 1 sl st in the next st and each st across to end, turn.——-50 sl sts
Note: The next row is worked into the sl stitches that will be stuck behind your work. Lift the sl st with your fingers and then stick your hook into it. This will make it easier to work into them.
Row 3: Ch 1( not counted as a sc), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each sl st cross to end. The last sl st won’t be visible, so make sure you don’t miss it. ——50 sc
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sc rows, change colors while completing the last sc st of the row. To join the new color, pull the new color yarn through when you have 2 loops on your hook.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sc rows for each stripe and then switch to the next color.
Making the Jumbo Tassels
I added one tassel at each color change. You can add more if you want. I added tassels in all the colors of the stripes. You can choose to make it in one single color if you want.
Attaching the Tassels to the Blanket
Use the two tails left on top to tie the tassel onto the blanket. Pull the remaining tails through the tassel using a smaller hook. Trim to make them blend with the rest of the tassel.
Use the smaller hook to weave in any tails left.