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Simple Beginner Lapghan – Free crochet pattern

This Simple Beginner Lapghan is super easy and mindless to crochet. If you are a beginner crocheter it can be hard to find a crochet pattern for an afghan that is pretty textured and simple. This afghan uses a stitch I designed myself called the Butterfly Stitch. It uses 2 stitches to create it. With the video tutorial you are sure to master this stitch in no time.

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Simple Beginner Lapghan – Free crochet pattern

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN: I used worsted weight yarn. 4 ply for the US and 10 ply for AU.

Each skein is 207 yards or 190 meters long and 100 grams and I used a total of 8 skeins to complete my lapghan. So total yards used was 1,656 or 1514 meters


Finished Size

Width: 48 inches / 123 centimeters

Height: 46 inches / 117 centimeters



3 sts = 1 inc (1 and a 1/2 butterfly stitches)



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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.


Special stitch:

The Butterfly Stitch (BFS)

In second chain from hook pull up a loop,

ch 1 using the loop you just pulled up, now you should have 2 loops on your hook,

go into next stitch and pull up another loop,

now double crochet by pulling through 2 loops at a time,

ch 1 and repeat for rest of row or round.






*the only difference between the tutorial and this pattern is that you will ch 2 for THIS pattern, unlike the ch 1 in the tutorial.

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The Multiples of this stitch are 2 + 1

To Start:

Chain 161


Row 1

SC in 2nd ch from the hook. SC in all sts. ch 2 and turn


Row 2

BFS down the row. Remember the BFS uses 2 sts to complete. ch 2 and turn


Row 3 (This is your repeat row) I will break it up into steps to make it easier to follow.

Go through first wing and pull up a loop

Now chain 1 using that first loop you pulled up

Now go into the next stitch (the following butterfly wing) and pull up a loop

Now double crochet and ch 1.

Repeat for all the sets of butterfly wings.

For row 3 only, you will end the row by using the last single big space to start your BFS then finish the stitch by using the last stitch on the row. The stitch I am referring to looks like a SC.

From row 4 and on you should have an even number of BFS’s so it will be easy to end each row. Just don’t forget to always ch 2 and turn.


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