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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008 12:25:24 AM »

My goodness that's delicious!  I just love tartans and plaids and this is a way of making one I've not seen. 

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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008 07:52:46 AM »

What a cool idea.  It doesn't look like crochet.
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2008 10:37:08 AM »

This is beyond amazing.

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2008 12:48:32 PM »

i did a quick search and found this pattern..


i havent read it in detail tho so i dunno how similar it is?!

Actually, it's VERY similar.  I thought for this afghan I only had to start with 122(?) chains so you end up with 120 stitches across.  219 sounds like a lot - esp since mine turned out to be a good sized afghan, also in worsted weight - their version must be HUGE!  (unless I'm not remember correctly - it was several months ago!)  The method of creating the "grid" (DC, chain /skip stitch) is the same.

The version I used was slightly different for the chains to weave - instead of measuring out double-length plus 10", you measured out 5" extra, slip stitched into one end where you would begin weaving, chained out until you thought it was long enough plus an extra 5".  I think I like the Vintage Crochet method better - doesn't leave you "tethered" while working on it - trying to work with one chain and a bulky afghan at the same time.

The pattern also used several strands 10" of yarn to create extra fringe, tied off next to the extra 5" on each end.  It said to use 5 of those strands per grid block (so that would make 10 fringy-things each), but that seemed like a lot, so I only used 2 strands.  Seemed to be plenty.

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2008 02:46:54 PM »

Very stunning!  I love it.... Nice choice of colors.

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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2008 05:28:13 PM »

Thanks cmouse01 for loking at the pattern i found and telling me about it and urs!  Grin i REALLY wanna make a blanket like this! maybe i will do it next year sometime.. i might work out a baby/child size one first try out some colours and get the method down before commiting to a huge one! and the way my friends are at the mo, there'll be more babies next yr definitely (seems theres around 2-3 per yr atm)!! hahah!

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2008 07:13:41 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2008 03:48:46 AM »

WOW! What a beauty!
I had previously bookmarked the plaid scarf*, and now this, so I guess 2009 will have to be my tartan crochet year.
THANKS for the inspiration!  Grin

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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2008 08:19:22 AM »

No you didn't!  That is gorgeous!  I thought it was fabric until I saw your post title.  It is amazing.  I had to login to tell you, that is ridiculously gorgeous!  How much would you charge for something like that?  I'm still in total awe...
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2008 10:17:13 AM »

You afghan looks wonderful, I have been thinking about afghans for next Christmas already but don't know if I am brave enough to try one of these.
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