If you know your crochet basics and have a few hours of time, you can make this cozy afghan blanket, perfect for cozying up in with a good book this winter or for giving as a holiday gift. The pattern, from Little Birdie Secrets, uses thick, textured yarn and a large hook size (15.75mm, or size Q). The large hook and chunky yarn is what makes it such a fast project to complete, and also gives the blanket a nice thick texture. You’ll use double strands of yarn as you work this, so it takes more yarn than a single-strand project, but the results are beautiful. To finish it off, you can add fringe as shown in the image, or weave a satin ribbon through the border rows.
8 skeins Lion Brand Homespun yarn or another chunky yarn of your choice
Jumbo plastic crochet hook, about 15.75mm (size Q)
Difficulty: Easy – Get the pattern