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Topic: Highland / Family tartan crocheted weave afghan  (Read 6427 times)
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« on: February 03, 2009 12:18:10 PM »

I found this afghan pattern: http://www.craftown.com/cropat3.htm

I really liked the woven crochet look but knew it had to go on my to-do list when I noticed that the tartan pattern was the one associated with my family name.  It was a lot more time consuming weaving the strands through than I had anticipated (I could do about three lines (6 strands) in a one hour TV show -- and since my pattern had 27 lines per tartan pattern, just the weaving was about 40 hours).

But, having done all the work on the filet grid I was committed to this puppy and couldn't change my mind halfway through and go for a lapghan...

Because you fill the gaps you have in a normal crochet afghan it is wonderfully warm and cozy, but not at heavy or bulky -- you don't catch your fingers in the holes either -- it feels like a woven blanket.



and a detail of the weaving effect

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 12:33:14 PM »

oh my god. amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 12:53:40 PM »

Love!!! Smiley Smiley It looks awesome! Amazing job!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 02:23:12 PM »

Really, really cool!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009 04:50:43 PM »

That is so awesome!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009 07:34:11 PM »

that is amazing!  I have no idea how to do filet, but this makes me want to learn.  This totally rocks!
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 08:44:40 PM »

The filet is just making a grid - double crochet, chain one, double crochet, chain 1 - all the way across the width of the afghan The rows were sets of red, black and yellow to match the pattern -- then long strands were run through from top to bottom.

This is what it looked like with just the filet, and the vertical yellow - so that it was marked off in the sections for the rest of the verticals



It is not the greatest photo, but you can kind of see that there are holes when you look at the black and see some yellow dots showing through from the layer underneath
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009 06:30:14 AM »

too awesome for words. I love to see people complete this type of afghan... it gives me hope that maybe, MAYBE someday I'll be able to make something so beautiful!!
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bluelodge
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009 07:02:55 AM »

Wow!  It's beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009 05:22:36 PM »

This is beautiful, you did an excellent job!
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