Crochet Dog Afghan Pattern
Today’s Post is going to be a pattern and a tutorial of my latest project, a crochet dog blanket!
So, obviously this doesn’t have to be just doggies or kitties, you can use the pattern and just keep going if you’re making a blanket for humans.
So, interestingly enough I found this project in the back of my closet. I seriously need to get my life together and stop hiding projects and yarn from myself, haha.
Anyway, I realized it was a blanket I had started. It only had the one skein left and I couldn’t find any more of that color, but just so you know it’s the Lion Brand HomeSpun yarn in Candy Apple.
I wasn’t going to go out an buy any more of this yarn because, I just have too much and would like to use my yarn up. I also didn’t really want to unravel the yarn because I had no idea what I would make, so I just continued the pattern. It is a simple granny stitch pattern which I will explain below and demonstrate in the video.
When I realized it wasn’t going to be very large I knew I could make it for Stella. She sheds, a lot, and she is a short haired Dachsund and loves being cuddled up and warm. I am thankful I had enough yarn to make Stella her own blanket! The good news is she loves it!
A simple Granny stitch afghan is the best introduction into blanket work and is usually simple enough for beginners to learn.
Chain 4, join with first stitch creating a circle
Chain 3, DC in the circle, chain 1, 2 DC in the circle, chain 1. Repeat two more times, join. There should be a total of 4 granny clusters.
Chain 3, DC. 2 DC chain 1, 2 DC, chain 1 in same chain 1 space from previous row. and repeat. This is creating the corners and this is how you will continue with the corners.
Keep this pattern going and your project will grow and grow with each row….
Below is the video that I hope is a good representation of the pattern.
At the end, I used my scrap yarn to make tassels on each corner which, well, with my dog isn’t the best idea, but she hasn’t destroyed them yet so that’s good!