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« on: February 06, 2011 08:44:32 AM »

So, I just found Craftster and have been lurking about few a week or two, but finally bite the bullet and joined up, because I have a bit of a problem....and a project I'm about to get started.

My grandma taught me to crochet when I was younger, but I put it aside for, oh, 8 or 9 years. She passed away a few years ago, and I wanted to start again...like taking up her mantle, I guess. Anyway, she made these BEAUTIFUL baby afghans with this wavy shell-like pattern. In fact, I have the last one she made, and I cannot for the life me of figure how (or remember) how she pieced them....worked them in rows (all one color) or in columns (a pattern of five colors) and then sews the columns together. I think I might have an idea, but I have been searching the internet for a few days now, and can't find a picture or pattern for one that looks like it anyway, and of course, my camera not working so I can't get a picture right now.

So, I guess I'm just saying "Hi!" and checking to see if anyone has made an afghan where you work the columns and then sew each column together. Either way I look at it, it seems difficult.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 11:42:42 AM »

I love that you're carrying on where your grandma left off...that's so beautiful.

Another great website to try is Ravelry.  It's a site for knitters and crocheters.  Once you have a profile there (totally free), type in "wavy afghans" into the search box.  The first one I clicked on was one continuous piece...you just have to know how to switch colors.  Hopefully this is the kind of pattern you're looking for.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011 04:56:07 PM »

Already have done. Actually found Craftster via Ravelry (The Luna Scarf, to be precise.) I looked thru forty-eight pages of baby afghans. I'll try to get a pic up soon; it's really a lovely blanket, and maybe I can piecemeal a pattern together myself.

Thanks! Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011 03:09:20 AM »

try  crochet pattern central     or  bevs country cottage  hope you find it. sounds like an antique pattern.does it look like a   mile a minute pattern?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011 07:11:12 AM »

success is mine, dear friends!

At the baby shower for the girl that the (unfinished) afghan is for, an older lady that also crochets was delighted by the turtle I made, and we started talking. (OK, everyone loved the turtle.) She said that it sounds familiar, and she had some old crochet magazines and she would look through them and loan them to me. Well, her daughter brought them by to my workplace and she said, "I think Mother found your afghan pattern, dear. Just use these as long as you like."

well, she didn't find the exact pattern, but there WAS (is?) a pattern for the shell motif! And it WORKS-- it looks just like the motif on the afghan Grandma Mary made, with one minor changes. I got six of the motifs made up last night, and now I'm just trying to decide if I should crochet the rows together or sew them. My friend Crystal and I are up in the air as to how GM assembled the blanket. However, we're also in the middle of a bathroom remodel (the sink started leaking and we found mold) so it might be later today before I can get some pics up.

Since I didn't make up the pattern myself, but modified it from an older existing pattern, would I be able to share it on this thread? I don't want to get in trouble.

Thank you guys so much for hearing me out. I'm going to go try and finish this row today. Cheesy
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