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Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn everything you need to know to be able to make the Gansey-Style Afghan with Crochet expert Lena Skvagerson.

Lena Skvagerson
Learn to Crochet a Gansey-Style Afghan
Lena Skvagerson, Instructor
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Lena Skvagerson, Instructor

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Lena Skvagerson is lead designer for Annie's exclusive pattern collection, Annie's Signature Designs. Lena is also producer and one of the hosts of Annie's popular TV show Knit and Crochet Now! Lena was born and raised in Sweden. She learned to crochet and knit at age 5, made her first sweater by the time she turned 15, and created her first knitwear collection at age 17! Lena worked for a Scandinavian yarn and design company for 25 years. She moved to the United States in 2007 and in 2014 she joined Annie's full-time.

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Tools & Materials
Beginning Chain
Vertical Half Double Crochet ...
Bean Stitch Section
Rib Stitch Section & Vertical ...
Single Crochet & Bobbles ...
Seed Stitch Section & ...
Diamond Stitch Section
Weave in Ends
Class Wrap-Up
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Customer Reviews for Learn to Crochet a Gansey-Style Afghan:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 57 customers.)

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April 13, 2024
Claire M
I love this pattern and video. I will make a few of these. The 4 stars is because the video repeat button function has suddenly disappeared. It was a great help to so see view over again in increments of 30 seconds 60 seconds and 90 seconds. I really hope this gets fixed. I know a lot of people that are making these are disappointed too.
March 8, 2024
Cassandra W
Purchased the kit because I loved the vatiety of the stitches and the great price of the kit. Had trouble with the diamond stitch section videos were no help to my aged brain. Was so thrilled with the Learn to Crochet Style Afghan. The instructor also the designer explainec the process in a simple way and I am now into my third repetition and ordered another kit.I am relatively new to a more complicated pattern and this saved my sanity. Love the frequent Hdc stitches and the feel of the yarn. Learned a few tricks to kerping the 147 stitches where required.The pattern yarn and hook are different than in the kit. First try made a much wider afghan. Went to an I hook and width is 51. Did not want to use H hook since am okay with slightly wider afghan. Think I will have enough yarn for three repeats and maybe 54 length. I crochet tight so am puzzled with this. This video is worth every penney. Thank you, thank you.Cassandra W
February 12, 2024
Catherine S
This tutorial is very helpful. I started with just the directions that came with the kit, but got confused in a few places when the patterns were new to me. After quite a bit of UTube searching, I finally found it, and it has clarified all my confusion. I was really disappointed though, that when I contacted Annnie's customer service site to ask if there was a video or help with my questions, no one ever responded. Big thanks to Lena Skvagerson for her easy to follow instructions. The button to repeat the last 30, 60 or 90 Seconds was a Very Useful feature.
January 31, 2024
Jan Z
From the free class overview and reading all the reviews I am looking forward to getting started on my Afghan kit.
December 28, 2023
Janet B
I'm in the middle of making this afghan. The video is extremely helpful. I like that you can rewind and watch the sections over again. I like the choice of 30, 60 or 90 second rewind. I will look for patterns with video tutorials in the future. I never would have made it using just the written instructions. My only recommendation is to provide links for each row by row number. This would make it easier to get to the right spot on the video. Well done. .

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