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« on: March 02, 2011 07:37:13 AM »



I had wanted to do a Mona Lisa afghan for a while but I knew it would be too difficult to try and make it exactly as the painting.

So I googled around for a good Mona picture and I found a really nice one on a flicker page belonging to someone named "dirtchick". (Her name is Nina). http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtchick/108311723

This was a picture she'd taken of a billboard sign in Charles de Gaulle airport on February 3, 2006 .

On further investigation, I found that this image is also displayed in many different tourist locations throughout France, (such as airports etc.), to remind folks to go check out the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum whilst visiting here.

It was perfect to crochet because of its nice big spaces of color. There's not a million lines to have to continually change your yarns in and out.

After changing the colors a bit on my computer, I graphed her original photo at microrevolt's knitpro web site.

The afghan is tunisian crocheted using a size J cabled afghan hook.
The yarns I used were Caron One Pound in peach; I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in purple, orange, and true blue; and Red Heart yarn in blue.

For her lips, I wanted them to stand out a bit because everybody is always commenting on Mona's smile. I used a rust color and hot red which were left-over scraps from my stash without labels. The bright red is near the edges of parts of her lips.



This is the back. It's nice and neat.

I bordered the whole thing with the basketweave stitch. It really stops the curl great and I thought it made the afghan look like it was in a picture frame too.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011 07:49:47 AM »

So cool!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011 08:36:30 AM »

Wow!  I love the idea, and your work looks flawless. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011 10:13:23 AM »

You are crazy!  This afghan is insane.  You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011 12:35:58 PM »

Very beautifully done! I'm planning on doing a smaller scale project as a wall hanging in the same vein. The 'pop-artness' of the image is really important I think. The block colour looks so smart and defined. Can't wait to see what you do next!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011 01:17:05 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011 07:53:05 PM »

Awesome! @;)
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011 08:58:55 PM »

Incredible!!   Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011 09:02:54 PM »

PROPS! This is absolutely incredible!
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011 07:19:13 AM »

This is AMAZING. It is so well done. I clicked "this rocks".
I especially appreciate the neatness at the back. It must be VERY satisfying to view your work and not fret about the back (as I am wont to do)
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