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AFGHAN CLASSIFICATION

Afghan designs are classified in several different ways

KNIT

Double Vision

Double Vision Squared

Square Deal

Square Deal Reformation

CROCHET

Point to Point

Pseudoku -

AFGHANS ACCORDING TO TECHNIQUE

Knit or crochet

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF SEPARATE PIECES TO BE MADE

It is sometimes possible to work in a different way and make more, or fewer pieces

KNIT

ONE PIECE

4 OR FEWER PIECES

5 -

MORE THAN 10 PIECES

MANY PIECES

CROCHET

ONE PIECE

5 -

MANY PIECES

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

Many pattern booklets give instructions for alternative constructions. Alternatives are not included in this list.

Some afghans use several methods. Only the main method is given here.

KNIT

STRIPS

DIAGONAL

L-

PICKING UP STITCHES

MITRED SQUARES

LOG CABIN

SHORT ROWS

STRAIGHT SQUARES

STRAIGHT KNITTING

CROCHET

SQUARES

GRID/SURFACE

CIRCLES

FILET

STRAIGHT

MAZES

AFGHAN GAMES

PUZZLES

NUMBER

SPIRALS

SPACE-

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

HALF-

PERMUTATIONS

TESSELLATIONS

SHAPES

PYTHAGORAS

PATTERNS

SYMMETRY

TRANSLATION

CIRCLES

SURFACES

RATIO

AREA

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO MATHEMATICAL CONCEPT

This listing gives the most obvious mathematical concepts depicted in a design.

Some afghans are listed in more than one category. The list is not exhaustive.

There is a great deal of other Maths which can be derived from making, or studying, most of the designs.

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO MATHS USED FOR CONSTRUCTION

This list gives some of the mathematical ideas used in the construction.

The list will only be of value to those with a particular interest in the mathematics involved.

Use in conjunction with CONCEPT list above.

45 DEGREE MULTIPLES

PYTHAGORAS

NUMBER PATTERNS

TRIGONOMETRY

UNITARY METHOD

BARAVELLE SPIRAL

PENTOMINOES

METRIC PAPER SIZES

CODES

MULTIPLICATION

FRACTIONS

GOLDEN MEAN

PASCAL’S TRIANGLE

POLYGONS

A-

DRAGON CURVES

PEANO CURVES

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