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Challenge - Artisan Afghan Crochet Along

Build knowledge & skills with a fantastic project!

What is your crochet skill level?


We’ll give you a hint; it’s not based on the number of projects you’ve completed, or how long you’ve been crocheting.

The Artisan Afghan was specifically designed to help crocheters build their knowledge and skills, all while giving them a great project!

This afghan is worked in 12 parts:

  • 10 different stitch patterns worked in long blocks
  • Joining each long block together
  • Border round, with contrasting edging

Looking for a stash-buster? Want to create an afghan thats totally portable? This challenge is for you!


Your Instructor


Salena Baca
Salena Baca

I learned to crochet before grade school, and have had a passion for the art ever since! I began designing patterns that appealed to my own style in late 2009, and my work has been published in various craft and crochet magazines ever since!
In late 2012 I formed the Design Wars Challenge, which is a network of independent crochet designers posed as a battle to be won in the crochet arena!
In 2014, I founded the American Crochet Association. We are dedicated to helping crocheters to help themselves.
Tidbits? I’m always up for a bit of traveling, I’m very fond of black licorice, I’m quite good at Scrabble, and I can do 10 push-ups!


Course Curriculum


  Getting Started
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  Afghan Block 1
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  Afghan Block 2
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  Afghan Block 3
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  Afghan Block 4
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  Afghan Block 5
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  Afghan Block 6
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  Afghan block 7
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  Afghan Block 8
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  Afghan Block 9
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  Afghan Block 10
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  Joining
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  Border
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  What's Next?
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the challenge start and finish?
This 12-part challenge starts as soon as you join, sending you one new section of the pattern every day for 12 days!
How long do I have access to the challenge?
After joining, you have unlimited access to this challenge for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Contact us right here anytime for support.

Whether you're new to crochet, or just looking for something to keep your interest, this crochet along challenge will help you to have a further understanding of:

  • Gauge, swatching and sizing essentials
  • Color choice and placement
  • 10 exciting stitch patterns, plus a few specialty stitches
  • Joining technique, when all blocks are complete
  • Border application, and finishing techniques

Get started now!