I have made three of these afghans. One for my son when he was in high school that he wore out, and one when he graduated from Pennsylvania School of Culinary arts. I also made one for my Dad. My Mom gave me the one I made my Dad after he passed on. It is done in afghan stitch with cross stitch. It really didn't take as long as you might think. Crocheting and knitting are really just a couple of the passions in my life and I am grateful I have been blessed with the ability to do them well.