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amber555
« on: May 17, 2009 08:13:49 PM »

I've seen lots of versions of this that are knitted, but not too many crocheted ones. I really love the swirly effect of the pattern and it's very easy to stitch up.



I got the pattern from a book called 7 Day Afghans by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. It's supposed to be a baby blanket. Mine turned out pretty big though, somewhere between 50 to 60 inches wide. (I'm bad, I never count gauge when I'm making afghans Wink )
I guess you could always fold it in half to keep baby extra warm.



Here's a close up so you can see what the stitches and border look like. I made my version using Vanna's Choice in White and, appropriately enough, Mint.

Thanks for looking,
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 08:16:58 PM »

eeeek, this looks soo nummy. reminds me of a green peppermind candy.

i love it.
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grammar_gremlin
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009 10:14:41 PM »

That is really cute and it does sound bigger than I thought!  If you did make it for a baby, it's nice because the baby could use it for years.  Your stitching looks so neat in the close-up pic.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 01:38:51 PM »

I like it, great work, it looks like a yummy peppermint. I not so into checking gauge either  Wink
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ncdonnanc
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009 11:16:43 PM »

So pretty and minty looking! I've noticed this pattern before, but I always thought it would be hard to do.
You really do nice work...beautiful stitching!
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amber555
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009 01:11:22 AM »

So pretty and minty looking! I've noticed this pattern before, but I always thought it would be hard to do.
You really do nice work...beautiful stitching!

It's actually not that hard, I have some comments and a picture here from when I was trying to figure out the pattern. http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2009/04/pinwheel-revisited.html. The nice thing is that it isn't a bunch of pieces that you have to sew together at the end, you just change colours as you go to make the stripes.

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Esjay82
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009 01:46:48 PM »

i like the look of that!!! very nice! almost makes me want to try it! but i wont yet.. no more starting new projects at the moment! i'm being good!!  Wink
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ChezMichelle
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009 01:52:43 PM »

I love that pattern!  Great job on the afghan.  Wish I had the time and patience to make something so nice.
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