Quickest Crochet Afghan

Here is a pattern for what we think is the fastest Crochet Afghan using homespun yarn.

Quickest Crochet Afghan

What you need

Homespun yarn 6 oz skeins,
6 skeins of each color
(2 colors used)


Size: About 48 x 57″, without trim

Crochet Hook Size Q Or Size needed to obtain gauge.

Note: Afghan is worked with 2 strands held together (1 of each color) throughout.

Gauge – 4 sts and 3 rows = 3″ with yarn doubled in pat st.

AFGHAN: With strand of each color held together, chain 64.

Row 1 (WS): Sc and dc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, sc and dc in next ch; rep from * across (64sts). Ch 1 turn.

Row 2: Sc and dc in first dc, *skip next sc, sc and dc in next dc; rep from * across, skip last sc. Rep Row 2 for pat until 57 rows have been completed or until afghan measures 57″ long, do not fasten off. Ch 1, turn.

Trim: With right side facing, sc in each dc and dc in in each sc along top edge to corner, hdc and sc in corner, then work along side ege * sc into each “bump” of scallp and dc into each “valley” or “ditch” of scallp * to next corner working an extra 2 sc at last st, sc evenly across foundation ch to next corner, hdc and dc in corner, then work along side edge as for other side (from * to *) working an extra 2 sc at last st, join with slip st to beg sc. Fasten off.

beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc – double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
meas = measures (s)
pat = pattern
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side


  1. Bev Rodriguez says:

    Are there answers or corrections to these questions. Sounds like some people had problems.

  2. i apparently don’t understand what this pattern is wanting me to do. whenever I get to the end of a row the turn around just looks wrong. so yeah, i’m not one to give up, and i’ve given up on this one.

    • What I’m seeing is that the way each row ends and then starts creates a scalloped edging. After you get the body of the afghan done you then crochet around it to trim it. If you read all of the directions you’ll see that the afghan ends have what they call, hills & valleys, what I called scalloped.

  3. Is there a sc in between the sc,dc in same stitch?? At the end of the line you are going directly on top of the last sc,dc from last line, is that correct?

  4. Nice I made one for myself to work out the kinks/make sure I knew what I was doing. My daughter liked it so much, I made her one for part of her wedding gift.

  5. Nice afghan. Easy pattern. However,VERY expensive if you use the HOMESPUN yarn.

  6. croknitmama says:

    I make projects for the homeless and this one will be a great one to make. Thanks so much for the pattern

  7. This pattern is great. Used it to get rid of scrap wool this winter.
    Whatever I had left I mixed with a solid beige n it looks amazing n was asked by a few friends if they could have it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Just tried this and it is great! I like that it is so soft and HUGE!
    I get the satisfaction of seeing real progress every time I pick it up.
    I worked on it for about an hour every night and it took me about a
    week. I only used to skeins and it was still quite large. I am a sit
    in front of the TV to crochet kind of person and this was perfect for that
    purpose. Love it! Will do them for Christmas this year!

  9. i didn’t like this pattern sorry. =-(

  10. This is a very good pattern. A beautiful product using basic simple stitches. I modified it by using a P hook and a 76 count beginning chain, so it took me longer than the 4.5 hours. I am teaching my coworkers to crochet. I will use this pattern as our first project.

  11. I made this for my grandson and I used two skiens of baby yarn which made it a little thicker/heavier and still quite soft. Love the pattern and have shared it with others as on of my favorites.

  12. I love to crochet but can never find the time. I saw this and picked a day that I a wasn’t doing anything and worked on this for about 4 1/2 hours. Now it’s done and I love it!!!! thnx!!

  13. Great pattern and the large hook works up fast.

  14. bonbuz1980 says:

    I LOVE this afghan! I of course made the first 1 for myself(to work out any mistakes)&now I’m making 1 for every member of my family for Christmas!!

  15. Great looking afghan. With time being short, this is just what I needed to find. Thanks so much!

  16. hmmm, this looks like something good to try….i’ll print it out and try it, i don’t like spending a lot of time on crochet projects but i LOVE making afghans, they are always so warm and cozy in the winter, maybe i’ll try it

  17. I have made this and I love the pattern!

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