I think every beginner crocheter has ambitions of making their own crochet afghan blanket, big or small.
After learning how to read patterns, I was excited to get started on making my own blanket. My ambitions were much larger than just an afghan throw….I wanted to make a California King Size blanket!! Yup, I was set on making this huge blanket no matter what the cost or the time involved. LOL
I searched through the Ravelry database for some free patterns and found one that peaked my interest. The pattern by Carol Alexander was printed on Coats & Clark #J17-0701, Red Heart Choice Afghans. The pattern was pretty easy to understand, even for a newbie like myself.
I must admit that it took me 6 months to finish this large size crochet afghan throw blanket, especially since I had a newborn baby to care for. After all the blood, sweat and tears….I truly love this pattern! It was extremely fun to make and I was able to use a variety of colors.
If you’ve ever done this pattern or plan to do it now, please submit your photos and experiences here. I would love to see your creations.