ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern


A beautiful afghan that’s full of texture and made for warmth!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Gansey Style Crochet Afghan - Print-to-Order
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This pretty afghan mimics the seaman’s thick knitted sweaters made of wool.

This design is made using 2,255 yards of worsted-weight yarn, but the different special stitches make for a thick and textured piece. Stitches include bean, bobble and split front post treble crochet.
Finished size: 44" W x 50" L.

Pattern includes written instructions for each stitch. If you feel you may need more assistance than what the pattern will give, we also have this available as a class, which includes video instructions AND the pattern. Just search the site for code CDV26.

Build-a-kit below! Choose the way you want to receive your pattern (digital or printed) and select your color of yarn - we have done the math for you! The Premier Everyday Worsted Yarn 2/Pkg. shown below contains 2 skeins per pack! You are SAVING BIG and will receive 12 skeins total for this project!

Designed by Lena Skvagerson.


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Overall rating:
4.5 out of 5
(11 reviews)

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ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern

April 11, 2022

I love this afghan! It worked up quickly and turned out beautifully! I agree that the video class directions help on some of the stitches I wasn't familiar with. I've done other classes with Lena and she's amazing at how she well she shows you exactly what to do. Once you "get" the stitch, the rest is easy. Just count your stitches across the row often. it's easy to have that stitch count get away from you and you really have to watch for that. I've got plans to make more of these for my family in different colors-- I just started one in a soft sage for my 86 year old mother.

ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern

January 25, 2022

This makes a beautiful afghan, but it's definitely challenging. I wasn't aware of the video when I made it, which probably helps. But things went well just working with the pattern until I got to the border. I counted my brains out, but somehow the corners just wouldn't work out for me. So, I had to fudge my way through that, which turned out okay but was very frustrating. I did work a round of single crochet before I did the border section. These sampler style afghans' edges tend to get pretty wonky, and that base round of single crochet does help with that. Maybe that contributed to my border problems.

ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern

January 19, 2022

This pattern is beautiful. A bit of a challenge but using the DVD instructions made it much easier. I will make another one after this using a different color. Very pleased!

ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern

October 29, 2021

Very easy to crochet as long as you also buy the video class and count stitches. Very satisfying learning how to crochet the diamond stitch following along with the video.

ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern

January 8, 2021

I love this so far. It is a bit challenging as a new crocheter. I happened across a "class" on this site that is a video tutorial. Game changer! I THINK if you buy the class you get the instructions also. I bought one, then the other later, but it was still a bargain.

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