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Topic: Bobble Star Afghan Throw From Crochet Today!  (Read 2804 times)
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« on: March 16, 2009 04:18:25 PM »

Last weekend I was thinking about how a friend's birthday is coming up in May. I figured two months was plenty of time to crochet a throw for her living room. I had just picked up the March/April issue of Crochet Today! and there was a fun-looking bobble star throw in it.

One week later and I'm done:

It was an extremely fast project. I was only working on it in the evenings and on the weekend (I started on Sunday night and finished the next). I highly recommend it for something that's quick, easy and looks -- and feels -- fantastic when you're done.

It's 48-inches square, so perfect for curling up on the couch or draping over a chair.

It took about 4.5 skeins of Caron Simply Soft, which happened to be on sale for two for $6. Not a bad gift for under $15.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009 04:24:50 PM »

That's gorgeous!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 04:33:00 PM »

Very pretty and lacy - those chain stitches go by fast don't they?!

Awesome gift!

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009 05:40:26 PM »

awww wow! i love it! makes me want to go out and buy crochet today!!! i really do love it! how is it made? is it easy? are they motifs then joined? sorry for all the questions!!!  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009 06:59:29 PM »

that is gorgeous!!! sigh, it's just the lovely thing i'd love to be able to give as a gift... unfortunately, I CAN'T READ A PATTERN!!!  Cry
i tend to only give rectangular things that are single or double stitched as a result, lol

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009 07:00:02 PM »

Yup, there's nine star motifs (that each take about 1.5 hours to do) that you join and then do an edging around the whole thing.

After the first couple you have the motif and joining memorized so you don't even have to look at the pattern.

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009 09:07:43 PM »

This is beautiful! I can't wait until I have the time or patience to crochet an afghan.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009 09:25:50 PM »

Love it! Just another reason to pick up this months issue. *smiles*
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009 07:13:53 AM »

LOVE IT! looks great and i adore simply soft!

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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009 11:43:32 AM »

Wow - that's fantastic! I would never have believed that project would have been so quick!

And Caron 1lb skeins are something like $2 at Joann's right now...ha!

I'm definitely going to pick up this issue of Crochet Today.

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