A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 302,610
Currently Running With Scissors:
609 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Size for Lapghan  (Read 3725 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: April 06, 2005 08:43:38 AM »

Hi Crafty Divas!
I'm coming out of lurkdom to ask a question... I've done many scarves, a shawl, a poncho in crochet, but I haven't done a big project yet.  I was thinking of doing a lapghan for my step-dad for his b-day, but I'm not sure what size a lapghan should be.  I have a ton of blankets in all shapes and sizes laying around, but not sure which would be "correct". 


« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005 05:57:55 PM »

I don't know if there is a standard size, but I usually make mine about 30-36" by 40ish inches.  Essentially, I just work the foundation chain until it seems like the 'ghan would cover my lap with a nice amount of extra and work until I run out of yarn or it covers my feet up to my tummy.  Of course, if you're making it for your dad and not yourself, you would aim for his leg length and whatnot.  Good luck!   Grin
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005 07:17:18 PM »

Thanks mllen!  I started my chain earlier and decided that when it reached my toes while laying on the bed, it should be  good for him.  He's only about 6" taller than me, so hopefully it'll be good.... if not, the dog will get a new blanket to stake his claim on!  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2005 06:40:28 AM »

That sounds like a great rule of thumb. I have 36 x 48 on my web site, but really it's an individual thing. If the person's lap is small then it can be smaller, or if it's a larger person it can be larger. Same for length. Also if the person is in a wheelchair or sits most of the day in a particular place, you might consider that as well. You don't want the ghan to get caught in the wheels of a chair.

Hope that helps.


The Bouquet, April 2004
A Time for Angels, Sept. 2005
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Victoria Beckham Vs Nicole Richie: Who Wore Balenciaga Sweater Best?
Hot Hair Trends For This Holiday Season
How to Choose White Clothing for Winter
#MyModamobStyle Viewer Spotlight: @Tania_Sarin
Expert Vintage Shopping Secrets from Decades Co-Owner Christos Garkinos
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.