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18,000 Stitches

This is gorgeous afghan with random stripes, and it's all double crochet! A great beginner blanket or first project. There's a link to the random stripe generator in the post.

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Basic Crochet Stitches Guide

This Basic Crochet Stitches Guide is great for beginner crochet. Find free crochet patterns that use different basic crochet stitches.

A Pinner said "UNBELIEVABLY EASY WAY TO CHANGE COLORS!!! i've recently figured out i'm an idiot when it comes to color changing seamlessly, lol, but this was sooooo easy!!!! i just did it in a double crochet (us) ripple blanket and it's almost perfect looking :) :) so check this tutorial out and you'll be able to figure it out, too."

Easy blanket stitch. It is just sets of 3 stitches, one single crochet and two doubles. You can change colors after a few rows for a multicolored effect.

Increase your basic crochet skills : Now you have mastered all the different crochet stitches, learn how to work in rounds and to join in colours.

How To Crochet the Blanket Stitch ~ This easy stitch is perfect for an afghan or blanket. It is just sets of (3) stitches: one single crochet and two doubles. Once you get into the hang of it, you can do it in your sleep! Use it for a baby blanket in a pretty pink or blue or for a regular afghan with bright colors! You can change colors after a few rows for a multicolored effect.