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Topic: completed scrap afghan project--now with tute on page 3  (Read 13708 times)
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shescrafty209
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2007 08:23:18 AM »

Ooohhh, what a work of art! Very pretty.
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bigwdy27
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2007 10:16:36 AM »

girlfriend, that is one stunning piece of work!
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"mama can u help me find my green army man? last place i saw him was on the light bulb"  what!!!
knit_north
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2007 10:28:52 AM »

squeal!!! i love it ...must learn to crochet
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PhantomFly
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2007 02:35:13 PM »

This is crazy. You are be truly commended for the effort.  Shocked
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shine
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2007 05:57:05 PM »

thanks everybody!! i was inspired to make this afghan by a post on this very board! i found an old post by myrlegacy. her afghan totally made me want to make my own!! her afghan actually made me sign up for a craftster account... until then i was only a lurker!

here are some answers to your questions:

how long did it take and how many hexagons:
i started making the hexagons in nov 05. i worked diligently for a couple months. then i took a break. picked back up late spring/early summer. there are 142 in all. i started joining them this fall--with a goal to have the project complete by the end of 2006. guess what i was doing on new year's eve?? the last bits of edging.

ambervacation: if you know how to crochet you can TOTALLY do this... i can post my method for making the hexagons if you'd like.

knit_north: if you can knit, i'm sure you can crochet. give it a go! (i need to learn how to knit.)
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rina
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2007 08:31:59 PM »

I'm flabbergasted.   Shocked That is an amazing piece of crochet work.  My first thought is, how could you bear to weave in all those loose ends?  Especially with all those color changes in every hex.  Congratulations!
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2007 10:08:19 PM »

ambervacation: if you know how to crochet you can TOTALLY do this... i can post my method for making the hexagons if you'd like.

I would love that, thank you.
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shine
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2007 05:08:59 AM »

here's the tutorial:

to make granny hexagon:
chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.

ROUND 1
CH 3, counts as first DC. *CH 1; 2 DC in center of ring.*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
CH 1; 1 DC in center of ring. join with SL ST
(12 DC in round 1.)

ROUND 2
chain 3, counts as first DC. CH 1.
*2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
2 DC; CH 1; 1 DC in next CH1-space. join with SL ST.
(24 DC in round 2.)

ROUND 3
chain 3, counts as first DC. 1 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1.
*2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. join with SL ST.
(36 DC in round 3.)

ROUND 4
2 SL ST over to next CH1-space. chain 3, counts as first DC. 1 DC in that CH1-space. CH 1.
*2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1.*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. join with SL ST.
bind off.
(48 DC in round 4.)

optional 5th round
if i were to start this process over again, i would add the following 5th round before binding off:

ROUND 5
join black yarn. CH 1. 1 SC between each DC and in each CH1-space around hexagon. work 2 SC in the CH1-space of each corner. at end of round join with SL ST. bind off.


to join hexagons:
select hexagon A and hexagon B. place them wrong sides together, matching up corners.

join black yarn. SC one side of hexagons together. DO NOT fasten off.

select hexagon C. place it wrong side together with hexagon A at corner. SC together.

continue in this manner around remaining sides of hexagon A. you'll have a flower-like shape. fasten off.

SC "petals" together and add more hexagons by SC together along edges.


as you join hexagons i recommend weaving ends under as you go. otherwise you'll have a whole bunch of loose yarns on underside of afghan that get knotted and jumbled togehter. push the yarn ends to wrong side of afghan and weave them in along black seams.
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shine
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2007 05:14:47 AM »

rina you're right, weaving in the ends was a pain! but, weaving in ends is also mindless--perfect to do while chit-chatting at a craft-together.
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belant
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2007 06:34:45 AM »

Awesome! That's really beautiful.
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