Absolute Beginner Afghan Pattern


Absolute Beginner Afghan 1c

You can create your very own Absolute Beginner Afghan! Make it in the masculine colors suggested, or pick something bright to light up a room. Designed as a first afghan, this basic Granny Square will grow as large as you want to make it. It’s the perfect cover-up for a rainy day! When completed as suggested in the instructions, this afghan is 54-inches square. Pattern includes supply list, instructions, and photos to help you along.


You can crochet this beautiful Absolute Beginner Afghan. In fact, it makes a great first afghan pattern because there is no worry about the sides being even or the gauge being a certain size. You only need to know two stitches to complete it. You can choose any yarn for the pattern. It is super easy to crochet and the pattern includes over a dozen step-by-step photos to guide you as you go. Your friends and family will love receiving this beautiful afghan as a gift. The super soft yarn that is recommended is easy to work with and the step-by-step instructions will show you how to create a granny square that grows and grows. Instructions for the suggested border can be found on the blog (link included in pattern), or you can use any border you choose. The yarn brands and amounts you need to purchase, instructions, and supply list are all included in this pattern.

I have found that this afghan crocheted in any worsted yarn or Dk yarn makes a great afghan. The fuzzy yarn specified in the pattern can be hard to take out and is probably not the best yarn for beginners.

Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Double crochet
  • Slip stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Change colors
  • Weave in ends

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn
  • size G crochet hook
  • scissors
  • Large eye needle

This afghan will measure approximately 54-inches square when completed.

The instructions are written in U.S. terminology.

The yarns used in this blanket are acrylic; you may wash it in cold water and use low temp to dry.