The Shades of Persimmon Afghan Crochet Pattern works best with a more monochromatic color scheme and one neutral color to highlight the interesting and diverse crochet stitches in this fun-to-make afghan.
In addition, tassels that match the corresponding stripes finish off the afghan. In other words, they give it a more Middle-Eastern, “Magic Carpet” look.
Most certainly, this pattern is extremely fast to work up as the lacy fan stitches add height to you work in progress very quickly.
Some general knowledge:
Did you know the difference between a blanket, a throw and an afghan? Blankets, throws and afghans are all fabric coverings that provide warmth. A blanket is a large piece of fabric used for keeping warm typically as bedding. A throw is a small blanket often used as a decor element over a couch. Finally, an afghan is a crocheted or knitted blanket.
The word “Afghan” first appeared in English usage in the late 1700’s as a name for the Pashtuns of eastern and southern Afghanistan known for its distinctive textiles, colorful carpets and lustrous karakul wool. As a result, it’s sort of logical that “afghan” refers to knitted or crocheted blankets.
Basically, there are three main sizes for crochet blankets: afghan, lap blanket, and baby blanket. Traditionally, full-size, crochet afghan patterns measures about 50″ by 65″. The lap blanket is about 35″ by 40″. And the perennial favorite, the baby blanket, measures about 25″ by 30″
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