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« on: August 14, 2009 07:16:09 PM »

My teen daughter had told me that I had never made her an afghan and God forbid, if I should die, she wouldn't have an afghan to remember me by!  (she was joking, of course!)  She requested a Star-shaped afghan in rainbow colors, separated by black.  She loves bright colors!

This is BIG....it measures 50 inches from the center to the star point.  Even with the odd star shape, two people can snuggle under it very easily. 

I used Simply Soft yarn.  I did 6 rows of each color, separated by 2 rows of black.  It is done in double crochet.

It took me FOREVER to finish this because with all the double crochet it got a bit boring.  But it is done now and I when my time comes to die, my darling daughter will have a very nice blanket to remember me by!  Wink




My daughter showing how large it is!


My daughter wrapped up like a burrito!

Hope you like it! 
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 07:23:45 PM »

Love it! The colors are wonderful and she will always treasure it I'm sure.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009 07:33:47 PM »

It is beautiful! Any huge! lol. I haven't jumped into the world on afghans yet. How many skeins of each color did you use? (sorry if that's a newbie question)
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009 07:35:21 PM »

It's beautiful! I'm making a staghan for my yet to be born daughter but luckily it'll be tiny compared to yours. I'm impressed with the size and I know what you mean about it getting boring. Good job.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009 07:38:50 PM »

Super awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009 07:44:05 PM »

So beautiful!
I love the bright colors you chose and Simply Soft yarn is soooooo soft I bet it's very comfy.
Great job!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009 07:53:07 PM »

FABTABULOUS!!!!!  I made one and its MUCH smaller but now I think I need to expand
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009 08:16:53 PM »

Nice! my starghans never look that nice.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009 08:49:53 PM »

Thanks everyone for the nice compliments! 

The number of skeins varied with each color.  I used less than half the skein of purple--that's the center. Indigo-less than 1 skein, blue-less than 1 skein, yellow-about 1 1/2 skeins, orange-2 skeins, and almost 3 full skeins of red. I used 2-3 skeins of black.  I used a G hook.

I'm now making a star shaped pillow for my darling daughter.  No black for the pillow, just 2 rows dbl crochet of each color, and I left out the indigo.  The pillow was large enough without the indigo and black.  I'll post pictures when I'm finished. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009 09:11:41 PM »

A matching pillow is perfect! Your daughter is so lucky! I try so hard to get my mom to learn to crochet, but she refuses to do so. I really wish I could collaborate with her on a granny square afghan or something. Does your daughter crochet?
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009 09:57:41 PM »

Awesome job!!!! and soooooooooooo jealous!!! i can't crochet myself outta a wet paper bag!!!  Cry Cheesy LOL
would LOVE to be able to do that one day!!! LOL
again wicked job!!

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2009 07:37:04 AM »

Wow, that is amazing!  I love the colours
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2009 05:35:22 AM »

Awesome!! That's the biggest Starghan I've seen! I've been wanting to make one for myself, but I have yet to do any large scale crochet projects...maybe for this winer... ^_^
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2009 12:33:03 PM »

I tried to make that afghan last year around this time and the pattern drove me crazy. I don't know what I was doing wrong but it started to look more like a starfish because my corners started to turn and didn't stay straight. Which pattern did you use? I used "Beth's little star afghan"

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009 06:21:00 PM »

I tried to make that afghan last year around this time and the pattern drove me crazy. I don't know what I was doing wrong but it started to look more like a starfish because my corners started to turn and didn't stay straight. Which pattern did you use? I used "Beth's little star afghan"

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html

Yes, this is the pattern I used.  I just kept adding row after row after row to make it larger.

My daughter does not crochet but wants me to crochet her everything she sees! I hope she will learn to crochet one day.  It is a bit difficult for me to teach her because she is a lefty.

Thanks for the awesome compliments everyone!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009 07:33:33 PM »

I tried to make that afghan last year around this time and the pattern drove me crazy. I don't know what I was doing wrong but it started to look more like a starfish because my corners started to turn and didn't stay straight. Which pattern did you use? I used "Beth's little star afghan"

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html

I struggled with the pattern at first, too. This tute might help: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8645459@N07/sets/72157600301704130/ I've made two so far. It's a great pattern once you get the hang of it. : )
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2009 09:33:15 PM »

yeah i've seen that tutorial before, it was the only way I could get through the pattern, I was starting to doubt my ability and went searching to see if others were having problems.. I may have messed up on a row, but its extremely cute and I will try again at some point.. there are some pretty good books/tutorials online to learn to crochet or local yarn shops have classes, as long as she has patience, hehe
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2009 10:17:54 PM »

That is soooooooo cute and you do realise that god forbid you died I wouldnt have a beautiful star shaped afgan to remember you by lol Grin  Good job
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2009 07:45:23 AM »

LOL now I am feeling the guilt too. (I hate making big stuff) Maybe I will make my daughter one too soon. Great Job. I applaud you on your patience.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2009 10:58:18 AM »

What an awesome mom! I love that blanket!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2009 08:38:20 AM »

Everkutz.  I'm a lefty too.  Teach her right handed crochet.  You will be doing her a favor.  Learning to crochet is awkward for everyone.  She may as well learn right handed.  I did and I'm so glad.


I love the Afghan.  It's so huge and pretty too.  I started one, but it puffed up so much at the inner circle part.  I gave up.  I don't know which pattern I used.  I think I'll try again with Beth's pattern.  You've inspired me.  I want to use up my acrylic yarn.  Then I will allow myself to buy some good wool yarn. 
 
I want to make a few ear flap hats for Christmas.
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2009 09:11:28 AM »

Wow!! Amazing!! Love the colours!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2009 10:25:01 AM »

I crochet left-handed, self-taught. There's a kit I found with a book (white cover, with hooks etc) that helped a LOT.

That's a beautiful afghan.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2009 11:32:05 AM »

Beautiful work!! 

Your daughter is very lucky.

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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2009 10:42:57 AM »

I love the colors! Every time I've tried making a star afghan, it just wouldn't come out right and I gave up after about 5 rows. I can't believe how huge you made this one. Your daughter is very lucky!
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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2009 02:19:27 PM »

I've got to be bad here, I read somewhere you said she loves scarves, and direct you to the Twinkie Chan site, she sells super cute food themed scarves. She doesn't sell her patterns, but these might give you some fun ideas.

My favorite is the octopus scarf in the "savory stuffs" sub-gallery, I'm thinking of trying to make something like it one day.

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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2009 03:08:46 PM »

That's just gorgeous. Part of the reason I taught myself to crochet was I wanted to make a star afghan in colours like that. Haven't done it, maybe some day. Yours is great.
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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2009 11:11:58 AM »

I've got to be bad here, I read somewhere you said she loves scarves, and direct you to the Twinkie Chan site, she sells super cute food themed scarves. She doesn't sell her patterns, but these might give you some fun ideas.

My favorite is the octopus scarf in the "savory stuffs" sub-gallery, I'm thinking of trying to make something like it one day.

Gallery Link: http://twinkiechan.com/gallery.php

My daughter and I LOVE Twinkie Chan and her work!  I am working on a pizza scarf for my daughter at the moment and she wants a few others that Twinkie has done.  I've also made a toilet paper scarf (not done by Twinkie, but still a crazy scarf)--here's the link-- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248505.msg2754632#msg2754632.  I've made two different rainbow scarves, one with clouds at the ends and another with a pot of gold at the end.  Here are the links:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290430.msg3297747#msg3297747 and http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248500.msg2754580#msg2754580 .   Plus I'm made a fall leaves scarf with acorns on it and that has also been posted on Craftster at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287719.msg3262252#msg3262252 .  These are Twinkie's scarves, but still crazy, silly scarves.  I've made several more scarves for my daughter, but haven't posted them yet. 

Thanks everyone for the great comments! 
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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2009 01:43:28 PM »

I've got to be bad here, I read somewhere you said she loves scarves, and direct you to the Twinkie Chan site, she sells super cute food themed scarves. She doesn't sell her patterns, but these might give you some fun ideas.

My favorite is the octopus scarf in the "savory stuffs" sub-gallery, I'm thinking of trying to make something like it one day.

Gallery Link: http://twinkiechan.com/gallery.php

My daughter and I LOVE Twinkie Chan and her work!  I am working on a pizza scarf for my daughter at the moment and she wants a few others that Twinkie has done.  I've also made a toilet paper scarf (not done by Twinkie, but still a crazy scarf)--here's the link-- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248505.msg2754632#msg2754632.  I've made two different rainbow scarves, one with clouds at the ends and another with a pot of gold at the end.  Here are the links:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290430.msg3297747#msg3297747 and http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248500.msg2754580#msg2754580 .   Plus I'm made a fall leaves scarf with acorns on it and that has also been posted on Craftster at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287719.msg3262252#msg3262252 .  These are Twinkie's scarves, but still crazy, silly scarves.  I've made several more scarves for my daughter, but haven't posted them yet. 

Thanks everyone for the great comments! 

Can't wait to see them, I've bookmarked your projects page for looking around later. I love scarfs as well, but I live in Houston, TX, and can only get away with wearing them for about a week. hehe.
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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2009 04:52:50 PM »

this rocks!

soo faboo, i love love love the colors!!!
the star afghan is the only afghan i'd consider doing, but my attention span is that of a goldfish... it'd probably take me YEARS to complete

but bravo, your daughter is so lucky!
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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2009 06:41:10 PM »

Well, now I'm making a starghan for my niece. I started it a little earlier today. =D
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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2009 08:42:17 PM »

Well, now I'm making a starghan for my niece. I started it a little earlier today. =D

Good for you!  The first 15 rows or so go very quickly.  After that, it begins to slow down and get very repetitious.  I had hoped to get this one done in 2 weeks and it took about 2 months.  Good luck to you and I hope you post it when you finish!
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2009 12:36:09 PM »

Well, now I'm making a starghan for my niece. I started it a little earlier today. =D

Good for you!  The first 15 rows or so go very quickly.  After that, it begins to slow down and get very repetitious.  I had hoped to get this one done in 2 weeks and it took about 2 months.  Good luck to you and I hope you post it when you finish!

I'm not even sure what row I'm on right now, I got to nine, and stopped looking at the pattern. I can already see I need to go hunt for the other two balls of yarn I have in these two colors. My roomies' kids are all in love with it already. hehe I'm going to save it for Christmas, so as long as I'm done by then I'm happy. I'll post when I'm done. ttyl
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2009 06:33:20 PM »

I love that. The colours are soo vibrant!
I would kill to make one of them, even though where I live never snows and is always hot Sad
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2009 07:40:04 PM »

That's beautiful!  I love it!
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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2009 07:37:29 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2009 07:59:39 AM »

I love that. The colours are soo vibrant!
I would kill to make one of them, even though where I live never snows and is always hot Sad
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You can always join a few strands of yarn together and make it into a rug... I've done that a few times.
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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2009 03:04:27 PM »

This is possibly the most unique afghan I have ever seen. I can only sit and be envious, cuz I can't crochet and I have no patience to learn Grin
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« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2010 02:35:20 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful! I haven't crocheted in a while, since I've picked up my sewing machine again ^_^, but this is definitely my next project!!!!!!!!! IT turned out fabulous.
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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2010 07:47:58 AM »

I love the look of star afghans and once the holidays are over I am going to have to tackle making one for myself.
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« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2010 07:56:56 PM »

The star afghans are really easy to do.  It's just the larger they get, the longer it takes to go around the whole thing, so one round seems to take forever!  But, it's worth it.  My daughter still loves this blanket and I've since made a matching pillow.

Thanks for the compliments!
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