How Many Chains to Start an Afghan

How Many Chains to Start a Blanket or Afghan?

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

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13 thoughts on “How Many Chains to Start a Blanket or Afghan?

  • July 16, 2018 at 11:39 am

    This is great for the starting chain, but how long does it need to be? Also is this worked as if you were starting from head to foot or left to right?

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  • January 9, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Thanks, this helpfull. Because I always over and again and over many times till I feel prefect size. I am carzy blanket chrochet. 3 time I make blanket for myself.

  • January 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you Mikey for posting this chart. Most patterns will tell you how many chains to start with but this makes it easier to calculate if you want to use that same pattern for a smaller blanket or to make a larger one. Thanks for all you the others do for us.

    • June 18, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      I concur with Sue McEndree. Nice to have this calculator; and thank you for all you do for us. May I suggest you add an approximate guesstimate for # of chains for ARM KNITTING, too? Thanks for listening….er….I mean….reading. 😀

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  • January 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Mikey
    Have nearly finished my blanket, just wondered if you can finish the edge of blanket with any type of edging?
    I’ve only just started crocheting & cant read patterns, but finding your tutorials excellent!

  • November 9, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I’m new to this site. Thank you so much for posting how to calculate how many stitches/chains needed to start an afghan. I live in a motorhome and don’t have room for lots of books. So thankful for the internet and people like you, willing to share your expertise. Blessings to you in abundance.

  • October 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

    just what I needed…. thank you….

  • October 24, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Very helpful to me since I’m a self teacher using tutorial videos to show me how to knit and crochet.

  • October 23, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    thank you I now will go measure my lap blanket, hope its big enough! love you guys!

  • October 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    You are always bang on! Great projects and good directions ! ???

  • October 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    thank you for this(how many chain) I am always asking myself this! no more second guesses!!

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