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SummerGirlfriend
« on: March 03, 2008 01:29:51 PM »

Here's a crazy afghan I dreamed up and made out of Patons Shetland Chunky (tweeds and plains.)  It is uber-warm and comfy.



Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 01:41:25 PM »

That looks so snuggly warm. (looks like we have the same sofa!)
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 03:25:31 PM »

how long did that take you?
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SummerGirlfriend
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 04:14:12 PM »

In terms of raw crochet woman-power hours, I'd say...20 to 25 hours?  Maybe?  I do a lot of crochet while I watch television in the evenings, so it's probably several night's worth at 2 or 3 hours a night.

I ran out of yarn a few times (I so suck at estimating...) so that was stretched out over a few weeks.  I'd usually try to make a full lap or two around every night while I was watching tv.  I couldn't figure out how to finish the end part, so I had to set it aside to cool for a few weeks as well. 

Oh, and two of the yarns were discontinued, so I had to change plans part way through.  The upside of that is that I found some of the orange for 99 cents on a clearance endcap at Michaels.  Score!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 04:26:12 PM »

very pretty! I love the design, what pattern is it?
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 04:44:20 PM »

I love how you did the stripes....having them switch on the diagonal really adds interest to the design.  Is it a granny square?  I can't relaly tell from the picture how you did the stripes that way.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 02:00:27 AM »

I like it!
I really like how you changed the pattern for the end--very cool.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 11:01:01 AM »

Thanks, all!

I made up the pattern as I went, like so...

Started in the middle making a little square, then worked it a bit like a log cabin quilt, although somewhere along the way the color changes became more diagonal and less blocky. 

So, little square -- two rows of four dc in white, then two rows of four dc in the next color, turn the entire thing 90 degrees, chain 3, and begin working eight dcs across, working into the side of the two squares, then turn the entire thing 90 degrees and switch colors, and just keep working in that fashion until it's huge.

I hope that makes sense.  I'm a bad pattern reader, and no better at writing them.  Grin  I do a lot of sketching with graph paper instead.
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