Football Afghan Crochet Pattern

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This month Carol Hegar from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs has donated 2 copies of her newly released Football Afghan Crochet ePattern to be given away! This afghan will make a terrific gift for Football Fans!

[disclaimer]I received a copy of this pattern to review from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.[/disclaimer]

Football Afghan Crochet ePattern from Carol at Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs Cover

Title: Football Afghan Crochet Pattern
Author: Carol Hegar

Football Afghan Crochet Pattern Review

This gorgeous Football Afghan Crochet Pattern is available in 3 different sizes! You can crochet the Baby Size (39 inches X 45 7/8 inches), the Child Size (43 1/3 inches X 50 7/8 inches) or the Adult Size (48 inches X 57 1/4 inches).

Although the finished afghan appears complex, it is actually crocheted using the mosaic dropped double crochet technique where you only ever work with one color of yarn at a time, for each row! A determined beginner will be able to make this project.

This afghan also includes Carol’s original Pocket Boarder option for those who prefer blankets without fringe.

Page 2 of the pattern includes the abbreviations used in the pattern and important information about how the stitches will be worked. There is also a helpful video if you are a visual learner.  Instructions include a written pattern (US Crochet Terms) plus an optional graph for those who prefer to work from that.

Yarn and Hook

Baby Size: DK Weight/Baby Weight/Sport Weight Yarn and a 3.50 mm (E) hook

Child Size: DK Weight/Baby Weight/Sport Weight Yarn and a 3.75 mm (F) hook

Adult Size: Medium Weight Yarn/Worsted Weight Yarn and a 4 mm (G) hook

Easy to Learn Crochet Technique

The Football Afghan is much easier to crochet than you would think and with Carol’s helpful step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to master the technique easily.
The Football Afghan Crochet Pattern is crocheted with an easy-to-learn method where you work with only one color of yarn at a time, using a dropped double crochet stitch technique. The effect is similar to Mosaic Knitting but it’s crochet! This is the same technique that was used years ago when making the Navajo Afghans (Trail of Tears Afghans) that were so very popular.
Instead of trying to juggle more than one color of yarn at a time for each row you work, this technique allows you to crochet your stitches into the remaining front loop of a stitch 2 rows prior and add a different color simply!
All the color changes take place at the beginning of the rows so this means you are only working with a single color of yarn at a time.
Only simple stitches are used to make this afghan, so I feel a determined beginner would be able to master the pattern. You will only need to understand where to find the front loops and back loops of your stitches, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitches.  I love how easy this technique makes it to crochet mosaic designs.

The Football Afghan Crochet ePattern is available for purchase from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The current price (which is subject to change) at the time of this post being written is $7.95 USD.

If you would like to get your own copy today, you can use this coupon to receive 15% off: OOMB and the coupon works for all the patterns on her site! 

If you win the raffle and you have already purchased the booklet, Carol will be happy to substitute another Shady Lane ePattern of your choice from her designs!

Other Patterns To Try

If you enjoy using the dropped double crochet technique, then I suggest you check out the other patterns available from Carol for Native American designs, hearts, diamonds, teddy bears, choo-choo trains, kitty cats and castles on her website.

Football Afghan Crochet ePattern Giveaway!

Would you like to win a PDF copy of the Football Afghan Crochet ePattern? 2 Winners will be chosen!

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

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Football Afghan Crochet ePattern Giveaway at Oombawka Design Crochet ends November 21 2019 1159 pm ET

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Void in Quebec.

Start Date: November 14, 2019; 12:00 am ET
End Date: November 21, 2019, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of the Football Afghan Crochet e-Pattern, you can get it directly from Carol’s site. Be sure to use this coupon code for 15% off (for a limited time!) any of her patterns from her shop! Browse her patterns here. Coupon Code: OOMB

Please note: refunds will not be given for incorrectly applied, or the failure to remember to apply the coupon code before purchase. Please double check and message us if you have questions about using the coupon code. We are happy to help resolve issues that arise before you complete a purchase! Thank you for your understanding, Rhondda

I’d like to thank Carol Hegar for providing me with the review copy of the Football Afghan Crochet e-Pattern and for the 2 giveaway copies for my readers!

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  1. I know the contest is closed but I just had to comment on this beautiful pattern. Many years ago I made a Tunisian crochet footbal field afghan for my late father in law. The color changes in the middle of the row and for just a few stitches and all the woven in ends had me in tears. To say the least. The afghan turned out besutifully, but, I believe it could have been so much more of a positi very e experience had it been written by someone such as this designer. Things do get better with time. 😁

  2. My favorite one I just ordered is “Basketweave Afghan/Pillow”

  3. Love that football afghan! It’s great that it works for any football fan.

  4. Football Afghan is really cool, but I also like the Textured Tiles Afghan and all the Native American patterns.

  5. I am in Love with the Football Afghan. I have about 6 people that are into Football Games and would love for me to make them one. Can’t forget to make one for myself.

  6. I have been intimidated with this type of pattern but would love to learn it. And of course a football afghan….huddle, huddle hike!!!

  7. I love the football afghan in three different sizes, but I have to say I’m in love with the Peek-a-Boo Bear afghan! I love the concept on how to make these.

  8. I love the football afghan, but there are also too many more that I would love to have.