Any child would love these bright and colorful afghans with a Caribbean theme. The girl's afghan is covered with fish, flamingos, butterflies and flowers, while the boy's afghan is covered with frogs, boats, dolphins and turtles. The animals, plants, etc., are cross-stitched on an afghan stitch (tunisian stitch) square. The squares are done separately and then crocheted together using a connect-as-you-go technique, so the only sewing is the cross-stitch. This pattern is written in U.S. terms. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to ch, sl st, sc, hdc and dc. Long hdc is explained in the instructions. Tunisian stitch to create the cross stitch squares is also explained. GAUGE Each square measures 5-3/4" across SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished size is 44-1/2" square.