FO: Old Pennsylvania Dutch Afghan

Finally got the afghan for my aunt finished today!! The fringe took me forever to do, but it’s worth it, I like the way it turned out!! :slight_smile:

That’s gorgeous! It has elements of quilting in it, I see. I really really like it!

Yes I’ve always loved this pattern. I was so thrilled when I finally found the pattern on Ravelry a few years back. Here’s my project page if you’re interested in making your own. The pattern is kinda hard to understand at first, because it’s from 1954, and as I’ve discovered, there was no established pattern writing standard. It took me about 2 or 3 days to finally get a square completed, but it is definitely worth it when you have it figured out. :slight_smile:

Oh, wow. That is incredibly pretty. I like the color and texture. It looks very warm and cozy. :thumbsup:

Oh, you have really done well with this afghan. The pattern was really not easy to understand but you did it! Lovely color and beautiful work.

That’s so amazingly beautiful. Your Aunt will thrilled.

It is going to be just beautiful. Your aunt will love it. I grew up near a large Amish and Mennonite community in Northwest Indiana and their crafts are always so beautiful

wow, the afghan is looking gorgeous. I really like the pattern. It looks pretty impressive.

Wow, gorgeous!:passedout:

That’s beautiful!

I was just looking at counterpane patterns on Rav last night and bookmarked this one.

Ooooh I tried that pattern out once when I didn’t know as much about knitting that I do now. That would definitely be interesting to try again now that I know more! :slight_smile: It’s very pretty.

Wow! Waiting for the finished product.

Thanks! Sherl, it’ll probably be a few weeks before it’s done. The squares take me a day to make each, and I still have 9 more to make then have to do the edging and fringe.

I love the colour and texture. You people kill me with your huge projects :slight_smile:

Ooooh, that is Gorgeous!!! Love the color, and the pattern-your Aunt is going to flip!!!

This is truly a work of art! A family heirloom! I love the deep rich color you used as well. It’s the best afghan out of all the Rav afghans I saw for this!

So each 4-square motif is worked individually and then seamed together?
If so, what seaming are you using? Crochet? Whip stitch?

Whatever you’re doing, it looks fantastic!

Thank you!! :slight_smile: Yes, you work each square individually and then sew them together. I’m not really sure what seaming method I’m using on it to be honest, I’m just sewing them lol. I’ll have to look it up to see if I can find a name for it. :slight_smile:

Hmmm, I can’t seem to find what it’s called. But all I do is hold the pieces together, both with the wrong side facing out, and pull the needle through back and forth. It takes forever, and I hate doing it, but I’m glad you think I’m doing a good job at it lol!!