Gansey Block Crochet Afghan: Learn 5 new crochet stitches & make a beautiful afghan!
Gansey is typically associated with knitting, but now you can crochet Gansey designs that mimic the look of knit designs! The Gansey look originated from the Island of Guernsey over 400 years ago. Gansey sweaters were designed for fishermen who spent their days at sea, so they were knitted with tight textured stitches to ensure that the sweater was not only warm but water- and wind-resistant too.
This pretty afghan is made using 14 balls of Plymouth Yarn Encore worsted-weight yarn and a size J/10/6mm crochet hook.
Special stitches include the Bean stitch, Diamond stitch, Seed stitch, Bead stitch and Rib stitch.
Model design is made using 9 blocks sewn together and finished with a lovely border.
Finished size: 52 1/2″ square.
The Gansey Block Crochet Afghan is available as ‘Print-to-Order’ What’s this?
or as an Electronic Download (4 pages) – Download to your computer; no shipping! Formats available: PDF
A “Build-a-Kit” option is also available which includes the printed pattern.
Some other suggested yarns for the Gansey Block Crochet Afghan:
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