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Topic: Marilyn Monroe - Warhol Style - Afghan  (Read 46186 times)
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« on: March 17, 2008 04:15:20 PM »

The snow has finally melted off our deck and I was able to bring out my latest afghan and take some pictures.  Smiley



I couldn't seem to get the whole thing in one photo. Sorry about that.

This is crocheted in tunisian (afghan style) stitch with a size J cabled crochet hook.




I crocheted it in three different panels of three graphed Marilyns.
Starting with the top right one, on the right side, and crocheted it throughout to the left side, (going across). That way I only had to work with one Marilyn color scheme at a time. Then I crocheted the three panels together in the middle. Once it was all together,  I crocheted around the whole afghan. I wanted it to look like nine portraits like Warhol's pictures. (See below).

I used all the left-over yarns I had from previous afghans I have made. But I had to keep going back to Hobby Lobby to buy more black yarn. (You can never have enough black! LOL!!)



Here's the ugly back. You can see where I wove in some of the yarn into another colored area because there wasn't enough of that color to just weave it in and blend it with the matching color.  Tongue

The picture of Marilyn is, of course, based on the great artist Andy Warhol and his 1967 artwork of Marilyn. The photo below is his work...



I decided to do this multi-colored Marilyn theme with the colors I had available to me. My Marilyn's are meant to represent her as a sort of "Everywoman". That is, no matter what colors are splashed on her, her beauty still shows throughout. She is a timeless sex symbol. I hope you all enjoy it. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun too!



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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008 04:20:48 PM »

I am so hitting "THIS ROCKS!"


That is fantastic!

Excellent job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008 04:22:09 PM »

wow! this totally rocks!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008 04:31:39 PM »

This DOES rock! I think we can all assume that this will be in next month's featured projects.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008 04:32:07 PM »

I am so hitting "THIS ROCKS!"


Same here!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 04:40:25 PM »

That is 9 kinds of awesome!! Shocked
You must have all kinds of patience!
I'm hitting the "this rocks" button, too!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008 04:49:20 PM »

this rocks so hard! of course i hit the button too Smiley love the pop-art, yarny goodness
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 04:58:17 PM »

This is incredible!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008 05:06:40 PM »

OMG this is the most gorgeous project I have ever seen. The fact that you crocheted it mainly from leftover yarns blows my mind!  I LOVE IT!  amazing work of art!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008 05:07:27 PM »

I'm trying to think of something cleverly Warholian to say but all I can say is wow. That is some wildly cool afghan.
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