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Oyhana
« on: February 10, 2010 08:51:26 AM »

ETA:  I've been receiving quite a few messages regarding the pattern for this afghan.  I am sorry to say but I no longer have the chart and it appears that the site where I got the chart from is no longer around.  You can get your own chart using one of the many free on-line graph makers.  Just upload a picture of the Cowboys star or whatever into the graph maker and VOILA, a chart for you to follow.  The method I used was one single crochet per square on the graph.  Have fun.




It's finally done!!   Grin

I don't even really enjoy crocheting but I saw these football logo charts a few years ago and since then have had the idea in the back of my mind to make one for my dad.  He's a big Cowboys fan and actually appreciates getting handmade things.  

At first I thought I was crocheting something lap blanket size and figured it would take me a couple of weeks to finish...Just in time for Christmas.   Roll Eyes  It ended up taking me more like 6 weeks off and on and is over 5 foot square.    At one point I ended up with a few extra stitches around the star which made it look kind of wonky so I tore out and redid about 40 rows.  Ugh!  I guess I got my fill of crochet because I am just thrilled beyond words that this thing is finally done!!

It's all single crochet, and made with Red Heart (...one of the balls of grey may have been Bernat.)  Pretty simple pattern but I'm kind of proud to have finished something so big.  My dad is really happy with it and can't believe I took the time to make it for him.  Though he says I jinxed the Cowboys making it to SuperBowl because it wasn't done in time for Christmas.  I don't even watch football so I don't take it personal!   Cheesy

I wish I got better pics, horrible apartment lighting...

Star Logo


This one is pretty close to the colors


The cats think it's for them <3


On the spare bed for size, not quite big enough for a bed spread.
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ajasper7200
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010 09:07:50 AM »

that's awesome!  I'm making my brother a cowboys stargahn, well it's kinda in limbo but seeing your pic makes me want to pick it back up, good job!
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Lisa C
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010 09:08:29 AM »

My brother in law would love this he is a huge cowboys fan and has his house full of Cowboys related stuff. great job
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HowdySailor
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010 09:14:48 AM »

My brother would DIE if he had this. lol. How much for you to make me one?!  Grin
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ConnieStieler
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010 09:53:42 AM »

Looks great!
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Oyhana
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010 10:06:14 AM »

My brother would DIE if he had this. lol. How much for you to make me one?!  Grin

Way too much to be worth it!!  I'm done with crochet for awhile!  Cheesy 

You could totally make this regardless of your crochet skill level.  The chart was really easy to read and it actually comes together pretty quick.  I think each row only took me about 25 minutes (240 stitches/row) and I'm a slow non-focused crocheter.  The RedHeart was easy to work with and cost about $40. 

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Radickle
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010 11:30:39 AM »

Oh my goodness. My mother would love this! Awesome job!
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bexieboo
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010 01:41:39 PM »

Wow, I love it! (I know nothing about football, I just really like the design Smiley ) Well done you for finishing it!!
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SilkRose
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010 08:37:53 AM »

Oooo, major kudos to you! That's fantastic, I love how the lines of the star look. My grandmother would probably give you a basketful of goodies just for having made this. Smiley she's a crazy Cowboys fan.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010 02:14:18 PM »

thats amazing i want one for the ny giants Smiley
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I think this is where the corny quote goes Smiley

(send wild and cool pattern plz. Thx!)
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