While my grandmother always made Granny Square afghans, my mom always gravitated to the Fisherman Afghans. I also see them referred to as Aran afghans, I’m not sure if they are the same thing or if there is a difference between the two, but they both look the same to me. Aran afghans seem to be in the style of Aran sweaters from the Aran Islands.
Anyway, I’ve been seeing this style of afghan showing up in my crochet groups recently, my knitting group too. This type of afghan seems to be gaining some popularity lately, so keep your eyes peeled if you like to keep up with the crafting trends. I tried to do a little research and haven’t been able to find anything out about this style of afghan. I can’t find it’s history or whether it is the same as the Aran afghan. All I know about this style is that it has different types of stitches in long columns. Popular stitches I’ve seen include popcorn stitch, cables, and lattice stitch.
My mom made this afghan by modifying off a pattern in the book Vanna’s Favorite Crochet Gifts. She made a couple of them and gifted them to some friends. She jotted her pattern down and when she shares it with my I’ll post it for anyone that may be interested.