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This is a project that I designed for Caron Yarns which is available for free on the Yarnspirations website.
Here is an initial swatch of the afghan when I sent it in as a submission so that you can see the detail. You can see that the final version is slightly different in that I added more rounds.
Caron called this afghan a “Flower Throw” but it will always be the Celtic Cross afghan to me. 🙂
What do I love best about this project? Foremost, I love the use of the Jacob’s ladder technique. I have always loved this look in afghan blocks. You start off with large chain loops and then you interlock them before putting on the last round that secures them.
Next, I love that this is a join-as-you-go project. I love the lacy look from joining squares together with slip stitches and loops.
This project will teach you both of these wonderful techniques and you’ll end with a lovely throw that looks more complicated than it actually is.
You can pick up the free pattern on the Yarnspirations website HERE.