Easy Crochet Angel Cloud Afghan
Hello there! I hope all is well with you and your yarn :). We have had quite a relaxing week around here. Last weekend we had Monday off for MLK day so it was a great three day weekend, went to work Tuesday through Thursday, Friday was a snow day! Can’t get better than that :).
I should clarify…we live in North Carolina so it wasn’t much of a snow day as it was an ice day although we did get about an inch of snow. Since the entire town shuts down for events such as this we’ve been shut in since yesterday and I must say it has been nice. I was able to finish up my Angel Cloud Afghan and now will be able to officially use it just in time for this cold weather!
This afghan is crocheted using a granny ripple pattern with Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick yarn. It’s super soft makes up a thick luxurious blanket. This was my first time using this yarn, and although the first row was a little difficult because it was hard to distinguish between each individual chain and crochet into the correct one to get started, it was smooth sailing starting in row two.
**This pattern has been updated.**
Easy Crochet Angel Cloud Throw
See this post for a Granny Ripple Tutorial with regular worsted weight yarn!
11 Skeins of Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn in Dove
Size N crochet hook (9mm)
57 inches x 54 inches
Row 1: Beginning in the 4th chain from hook, make 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 2 chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 2 dc, *(3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) in same chain, skip 2 chains
3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 5 chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 2 chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 2 chains
Repeat from * 5 more times; (3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc in the same space), skip 2 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 4dc in the last chain, turn.
Row 2: Chain 4 and make 3 dc in the first cluster space, and make 3 dc in next 2 cluster spaces, *(3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc in the peak cluster space) 3 dc in next 3 cluster spaces, skip over the middle valley cluster space (the chain 5 space of row 1)
Complete 3 dc in the next 3 cluster spaces; Repeat from * 5x; (3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc in peak cluster space); 3 dc in next 3 cluster spaces
1 dc in the chain space of the row below.
Repeat row 2 until you have used up all of your yarn.
Cut yarn and weave in any ends.
Very pretty and super instructions! Thank you for sharing.
THANKS !! GOING TO MAKE THIS ONE FOR SURE. LOVE THE NAME.
Beautiful will try it for sure
I’d be interested to know what are the dimensions of the finished piece, and if you want to make a baby afghan, would you just make everything half size?
Don’t understand on row 1 when it says repeat* 5 times is that what’s in () or that plus the remainder of row 1?
Hi Elaine! The way I have it written out is a bit confusing, but I broke it up like that to include the photos. In row 1, you’ll want to crochet up until the * and repeat from the * 5x. I have written it out below:
*(3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc in the same space) skip 2 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3dc, skip 5 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc, skip 2 chains; Repeat from * 5 more times
I hope that helps! If you have any more issues please let me know!
Thanks so if I’m understanding it correctly I repeat what’s in parentheses + the remainder of stitches that follow through skip 2, 5 x
Yes! You got it dude! 🙂
Hi Brittany, thanks for the pattern!!
I have a question on row 2. I am somewhat new to reading crochet patterns.
So I chain 4, then I do 3 dc in the next chain2 space from the previous row, then I do 3dc on the next chain2 space again? And I do this 2 more times? A total of 4 times? Or is it just telling me how many times I would do in total? Which is two. So I do no chains between the 3dc I. Chain2 spaces? I just jump from one to the other? Thanks!
Hi Jeanette! Yes you are correct, you will chain 4, then complete 3dc in the next space (created from the previous row). Then you will complete 3dc in the next two spaces, for a total of 3 times. (I adjusted the pattern, as I had written it out in error) At this point, you should now be at your first ‘peak’ where you complete 3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc all in the same space.
And yes, you are correct, there are no chains between spaces. Once you hit row 3, they are no longer the “chain 2 spaces” of the previous row, but little gaps created by the previous row.
I hope this helps and if you haven any other questions please let me know!!
Thanks so much!!
Actually, row 3 is not exactly the same as row 2 because row 1 is different from row 2 so I have a question. When you turn to do row 3, you chain 4 but there are four gaps instead of three. The first one is right next to the chain4. Do I skip this gap or do I do 3dc in this gap right next to the ch4? Do I keep skipping above the chain5 sections from the first row because row2 doesn’t have ch5 sections anymore; and at the end of the row, do I do 3dc on the space where 1dc was done on row2 because the hole is bigger or do I do 1dc still? Sorry so many questions!
I am so excited over this pattern! Thank you so very much.
The main reason I’m so excited, is that I am a Newbie at reading patterns.
I just make my own patterns/what have you, I cannot figure out how to
write them out, every one I make in my proverbial fingers. I learned a
simple single stitch from a friend, and anything else was on me.
Anyway, I started this pattern, and it is actually easy for me to do- I’m
about halfway done after starting at 7am, and I have arthritis in my hands/fingers.
I have to take many breaks to help my hands…
Partial Chismas presents here I come! I have so many colors
of yarn to use(I went a ‘lil crazy my last shopping trip lol) I can’t wait to
see if the other colors look as elegant as yours!
Thanks again for the pattern
Hi Lynette! I am so glad you are enjoying the pattern, you just made my day! I’d love to see your afghans or partial afghans! Feel free to share a photo of your blanket on the Just Be Crafty Facebook page!! 🙂 Happy Crocheting!
How would u recommend bordering this? Tyia
I’m wanting to make this a lapghan – what number should my chain be a multiple of?
I want to make a lapghan size. How many chains should I use to start? A multiple of how many to make the pattern work? Thanks
Is there a way to print this out as a PDF? I have some other patterns that have button for that. But I don’t see one here. I tried to copy and paste it into Word, but the photos get mixed up.
Hi Luana! I do not currently have a PDF version of the Crochet Angel Afghan at this time.
Is there a way to show this is plain yarn in order to SEE the stitches better?
Hi Marilyn! I am hoping to have a new tutorial on this soon. Please stay tuned!
What is the stitch count to make bigger or smaller. Thank you for a wonderful pattern.
This pattern is worked in multiples of 24. Once you get your multiple of 24, then add on 19 chains to even out the pattern, plus an additional 3 chains.
I am having trouble with this pattern. On row 2 I do fine until I get to the part where it says to “skip over the 5 space of the previous row”. This is the peak of the chevron, and I don’t know how to skip over it without leaving it just sticking up unconnected. Help!
Hi Luana! I am working on a tutorial for this with regular worsted weight yarn so you can really see the stitches. I hope to have it up tomorrow!! 🙂
Thanks! I have started over 3 times now, and still end up with the same problem!
Hi Luana! I’m so sorry for the delay! I have actually updated the chain count and pattern for the afghan. Please see my granny ripple tutorial to get you started as it makes it easy to see where the stitches go. Let me know if you find the tutorial helpful or have any other issues! 🙂
I am super excited to try this. From your pictures I see exactly what you mean by row 1 being very difficult in determining where the stiches are. I’m subscribing so I can follow you. Looking forward to many more awesome patterns.
Hi April! Thank you so much stopping by and for the follow! I hope you enjoy the pattern, and please let me know if you need any crochet help along the way! 🙂
It seems a great idea is to make a lust for us!
If we are doing a lap pad. Baby blanket or full throw just tell us what to chain!!!! That would be awesome in all your videos and instructions!! That would make you more thorough than anyone on youtube!!!
I need baby afghan!!! Great Grandbaby due!!!! Thanks!!
I love the ripple granny pattern, can you just confirm you use US terminology so your double crochet is our treble in UK terms,
Hi Jo! Thanks so much! All of my patterns are written in US crochet terms. Happy crocheting!
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