Comfort Afghans to Crochet
Free crochet patterns for two afghans to crochet using Red Heart Comfort yarn. Both afghans basically follows the same stitch pattern, and both are worked in rows. However, one is worked in the same pattern going all the way across, while the other is broked up with straight stitch to give the resemblance of blocks.
The first pattern, or pattern A, is worked in mindless rows with the cross stitch going all the way across.
The second pattern, or pattern B, is worked in a block-like pattern, where the cross stitches are cut off with straight stitches.
Both crochet afghan patterns make for great gift ideas throughout the year.
The Finished Sizes
Both blankets are about the same size, but can be adjusted as needed. Refer to the stitch multiple of each blanket, and then use this crochet blanket size chart if you like.
For this blanket I used Red Heart Comfort and a 5.5mm crochet hook size. The yarn weight is a medium #4, however, I find it to be a bit thicker than other #4 yarn. It is available in large balls, which makes it convenient and economical to work with.
Red Heart Super Saver and other similar yarns are great substitutes.
Red Heart Comfort
The Stitches Used
The stitches used are the single crochet and triple crochet, with the triple crochet also being used to make the cross stitch.
The cross stitch is what gives this blanket the lacy texture. To make the cross stitch, chain 1, skip 3 stitches and triple crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then backtrack and triple crochet into the last 2 of the skipped stitches.
For this pattern, I worked the last 2 stitches of the cross stitch entirely in front of the previous two stitches. It is a bit more time consuming this way because you are always bringing the hook to the front before wrapping the yarn over the hook, but I like the texture that it gives you. How you want to do it, is up to you.
Due to the cross stitch, the blanket requires quite a bit of yarn. However, the final result is a nice lacy texture that you’ll enjoy in the living room or the bedroom.
Cross Stitch Patterns
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Comfort Afghans to Crochet
- Yarn: Red Heart Comfort #4 Medium worsted weight yarn. (Aproximately 2200g per blanket)
- Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 12 sts = 4"
- Finished Size: 55" wide by 80" long.
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Rep = Repeat
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = Skip
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- Tr = Triple Crochet
- Crochet Abbreviations explained in more details.
Instructions for Pattern ‘A’
- Ch 162, or any multiple of 5 + 2.
- Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [161 sts]
- Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as st, now and throughout), tr in first st and into each st across. Turn. [161 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [161 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 3, tr in first st and into next 4 sts, *ch 1, sk next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working right to left and in front of last 2 sts made, tr in last 2 of the 3 skipped sts; rep from * across to the last 6 sts; ch 1, sk next st, tr in last 5 sts. Turn. [161 sts]
- Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch across. Turn. [161 sts]
- Rows 6-9: Rep rows 4 and 5.
- Rep Rows 2-9 until you have reached a desired length, ending with Row 3 at the last repeat. Fasten off or add an edging.
Instructions for Pattern B
- Ch 161, or any multiple of 31 + 6.
- Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [160 sts]
- Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as st, now and throughout), tr in first st and into each st across. Turn. [160 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [160 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 3, tr in first st and into next 4 sts, *[ch 1, sk next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working right to left and in front of last 2 sts made, tr in last 2 of the 3 skipped sts]; rep between [ ] 4 times; ch 1, sk next st, tr in next 5 sts; rep from * across. Turn. [160 sts]
- Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch across. Turn. [160 sts]
- Row 6-21: Repeat rows 4 & 5.
- Rep Rows 2-21 until you have reached a desired length, ending with row 3 at the last rep. Fasten off or add an edging.
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Love Pattern B! Such a great tutorial, didn’t have a problem. Making this for my sox year old son!
Thanks so much for the feedback Ashley.
How do you learn how to do this step?
Ch 3, (counts as first dc now and throughout,) dc in next 4 sts, ch 1, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working right to left and in front, tr in last 2 of the three skipped sts, ch 1, * Repeat from * to * across to the last 6 sts. Skip next st, dc in last 5 sts.
Alicia, I’m guessing it’s the crossed stitch that is giving you problems. I’m working on putting together a tutorial, but it’ll be a bit before I have a chance to publish. I’ll update the page and also post in the comments to let you know when it’s done. Thanks. :)
Thank you. I think Im just not familiar with going back and crocheting in stitches. So I just want to fully understand
It’s a bit different, but the concept is the same in this tutorial: https://crochetncrafts.com/how-to-make-the-cross-stitch-in-crochet/
The video tutorial is now up at this link: https://crochetncrafts.com/crochet-cross-stitch-another-variation/ I apologize for the delay, but hopefully it’ll help. :) Let me know if you still have questions.