Free Pattern Friday: Fantail Afghan

I was gifted with several pound skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow(as if you couldn’t tell) so, I decided to make an afghan whose pattern I’ve been wanting to try for some time. I’ve had the pattern since about 2010 to be honest, and I wrote it down from the book I found it in. I tried to find it online, but I can’t seem to find it. The pattern is called Fantail Fantasy and was created by Caron Yarns. It uses the Fantail stitch which you can learn here:

Marly Bird – a blog

The afghan is supposed to measure 50 x 58 inches when it’s done. Lengthwise, I’m at 55 inches, and I’m okay with that. I tend to crochet a little tight.

I’m using an aluminum “H” hook. I don’t have it right in front of me so I can’t tell you what the mm size is. I’ve used aluminum hooks most of my life, and I’m not really interested in spending money on other kinds of hooks when mine work just fine for me. I don’t collect hooks, just yarn. 🙂

I am still working on Emmy’s throw. We were discussing it earlier this week, and I had told her I’d put it on hold until I get some more yarn for it. The lovely girl brought me a cake of yarn in the size I’m using and in the colors she wants added to what I’ve already worked up. I guess she really wants her throw. 🙂 I’ll post my progress on it next week.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

4 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday: Fantail Afghan

  1. It’s coming out light and airy so definitely something for early Spring, and the color just seemed to fit the pattern. 🙂 I’m going to give the nice lady this throw since the yarn she gave me turned out to be from the stash of her sister who passed away last year. I think she’d like something made from something her sister had owned or do you think I’m wrong. I don’t want to make her sad or anything.

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  2. That is a lovely pattern. I think that giving this throw to the lady that gave you the yarn is a sweet gesture.
    I too still use my aluminum hooks when I crochet. I have purchased a couple of the Tulip ones, but like the feel of my aluminum ones much better.

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  3. I have tried the plastic ones, and I do have two that are really thick ones – size M and P I think. They were given to me. I prefer the feel of the aluminum ones, and I don’t seem to have the issue with the pointy heads the way I’ve heard others complain about. I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. I have seen the ergonomic ones with the padded handles, but I don’t think I could hold them the way I’m used to. To each their own. 🙂

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