This “Just relax” crochet lapghan it’s a fast and simple crochet pattern to make, and a perfect way to learn new stitches. This free pattern it’s perfect if you are looking for a textured crochet lapghan that looks beautiful, elegant, and special. If you are looking for a lap blanket crochet pattern free for beginners this pattern is perfect for you. The free pattern for the Just relax crochet lapghan has the written instructions and the chart too and the video tutorial it’s on my to-do list, so keep an eye on my YouTube channel.
Most of the time I get bored after working one week on a project but this one was different. I’ve enjoyed every single stitch, it was like a meditation! It was my stress relief project. It didn’t matter how many mistakes I made or how many rows I had to frog, it didn’t make me mad, I just enjoyed the process of creating something for myself.
I really love how the single crochet, double crochet, and the linked double crochet stitches look together, they create a solid fabric and the result is a strong, durable fabric that is ideal for crocheting blankets. And the textured pattern will hold up very well in the washing process. But also, I think this is a great stitch for textured crochet baby blankets, sweaters, cardigans, dish wash and so many other projects that ask for a great texture and a really good drape.
This pattern is an easy-to-crochet lapghan but is not a crochet blanket for beginners, so if you are a beginner don’t make this project your first big project until you didn’t practice the stitches first. Crochet single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, and linked double crochet, and be careful with your tension. The crochet tension is important when you crochet or knit, so at the beginning, you can use a crochet tension ring or a crochet tension holder.
For my “Just relax” crochet lapghan, I’ve used 600 g (12 x 50 g) Amigurumi Cotton Light Turquoise (50g= 160m/ 1.76oz= 174 yards) and a 3,5 mm crochet hook.
Soft, wonderful cotton yarn combined with acrylic results in a lightweight yarn.
The cotton adds breathability and comfort while the acrylic makes the yarn lighter and helps keep its shape. A perfect combination where both acrylic and cotton get to show their best qualities. It feels light and is soft and comfortable against the skin. Furthermore, it is ideal for kids’ clothing since it is easy to wash and stays neat.
The cotton content makes for slightly firmer fibers making it easy to work with for both knitting and crocheting. It’s easy to get the stitches nice and even. And is suitable for everything from sweaters and dolls to pillows, baskets, and bags.
It’s a good choice if you want to use yarn without animal fibers – or if you experience discomfort with wool. Here you can buy this yarn: http://bit.ly/39lZdqE
The gauge for the stitch: for 10 cm (4″) with a 3,5 mm hook: 25 stitches x 16 rows.
The final dimensions are 83 cm x 115 cm ( inches x inches)
The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
sl.st= slip stitch;
sc= single crochet;
dc= double crochet;
ldc= linked double crochet.
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The written pattern for the Just relax crochet lapghan:
How to crochet the linked double crochet stitch:
After you crochet the first double crochet stitch crochet the linked double crochet as follows:
insert the hook into the diagonal thread (bar) of the previous stitch, yarn over, and draw the loop through;
insert the hook into the next chain/stitch, yarn over, and draw the loop through the chain/stitch;
yarn over and draw the yarn through 2 loops;
yarn over and draw the yarn through the last 2 loops from the hook.
Repeat from the beginning for the next stitch.
The Chart for the stitch:
Start with 192 chains.
Row 1: chain 2 (don’t count as a stitch), double crochet in 3rd chain from the hook, linked double crochet in next chain. Continue to crochet linked double crochet in next and every chain to end, turn. You should have 190 stitches.
Row 2: chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *single crochet in next stitch, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row, and turn.
You should have 190 stitches.
Row 3:chain 2 (don’t count as a stitch), double crochet in next stitch, linked double crochet in next stitch. Continue to crochet linked double crochet in next and every stitch to end, turn. You should have 190 stitches.
Repeat from row 2 until you have the desired length.
Round 1: Don’t cut the yarn and continue to crochet a single crochet stitch edge around the blanket, in every corner crochet 2 sc in one stitch. Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round.
Round 2: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch) and make sc in the same stitch, *skip 1 stitch and crochet 3 dc skip 2 stitches and crochet 1 sc*. Repeat *-* around the blanket. Slip stitch in first sc to close the round.
The chart for the edge:
Tie off and weave in the ends. Watch the video tutorial to see exactly how I’ve crocheted the edge.
You can wash it by hand or in a washing machine at 30 degrees. So if you’ve used the yarn I’ve recommended for this project you can iron the Just relax crochet lapghan. If you’ve used another yarn read the label for the instructions. But if you’re not sure just block it using your favorite method.
Here are my other free patterns for crocheted or knitted lapghans/ baby blankets:
Wild Tulips round crochet baby blanket;
Here is another pattern I’ve crocheted with this beautiful stitch: Crochet dishcloth.
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