Oh, this is fun! This is one of those projects that looks a lot more difficult than it is. You will love it!
You are going to start your project with a mesh background. This really couldn’t be easier. You simply “double crochet, chain 1, skip 1” for the entire afghan. Even without the plaid part, you end up with a pretty blanket.
Notice and Disclaimer: All crochet patterns written by Kim Guzman at CrochetKim are in US terms. All photos not copyright to Kim Guzman are posted with permission. This website contains affiliate links.
Now, you’re simply going to make chains and weave them in and out in the spaces. I hear you saying, “But, it’s so pretty! It can’t possibly be that easy!” But, IT IS! It really is that easy. It’s basically the same general motions used to make those woven potholders that are a popular choice for first-time children projects.
And, here’s something else. You’ve got the holiday season coming up. You may have little ones who want desperately to help with gifts. This. Is. Perfect.
Your little ones will be so excited when they realize that they actually get to help make the gifts. They can make the chains and they can help with weaving them in and out of the mesh. Just imagine how thrilled they will be when those gifts are opened. And, if you’ve got children with varying degrees of skill level, one of them may be able to crochet the mesh while the other makes the chains. So much fun!
Pick up your free crochet pattern download at Red Heart Yarns HERE.
If you like to use video tutorials, you will find a video at Marly’s website HERE.
Many of you have written to me to ask how you can help support CrochetKim. A Patreon account was suggested but I thought it would be better to provide ad-free PDFs of my patterns so you would get something in return. I'm steadily working on adding PDFs to all my patterns and I've also made this compilation available at a discounted price. You can, of course, view, print, paste to a word processor, convert to PDF, etc. on your own. This is just an extra feature so that people help out, if they want. Thank you to all of you for your overwhelming support and kindness these many years. Enjoy!