Crocheted afghans are one of my favorite go-to patterns when I’m looking for something mindless to work on. I find that once you get the first few rows done, you can sit back, relax and while watching TV or chit-chatting away with friends or family. They are definitely a great stress reliever for the end of the day, and also improve your sleep at night!
Afghan squares are also excellent mindless patterns, especially if you’re working on a large afghan. What I like to do is figure out how many squares I need for the blanket, and then I start all squares working the first color. Then go back and work the next color for however many rounds until you are done your entire afghan.
As for joining afghan squares, you can basically choose your own join for a unique afghan. Some of the ways to join include a flat-braid join, or a plain single crochet join. Or, if joining is tedious for you, you can always choose a Join-as-you-go method.
The beauty of crocheted afghans is that they can be used throughout the home from the living to the bedroom. And they also make for much-appreciated and memorable gifts for anyone in the family.
So why not have a browse, I’m sure you’ll find lots of patterns that you’ll want to crochet over and over again.