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« on: September 29, 2012 10:13:20 PM »

I made this for a friend's baby shower last year.  She was expecting (and eventually had) a girl.  It's made up of Birthday Flower Squares and Flower Burst Squares.  The yarn used was Caron Simply Soft and equivalent mill ends in White.  The total dimensions are approximately 3' by 4'.

The afghan is made up of 6 of each of both types of squares in alternating rows.  The motifs are attached with slip stitches through the back loop only, leaving the front loops defined.  The border consists of some base rows of sc and a bobble edging.  I fiddled around with existing patterns until it ended up looking the way I liked, but a close one is this

After weaving the tails, I used a dot of Aleene's OK to Wash It fabric glue to secure the ends.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012 10:14:54 PM »

What a wonderful gift. This is such a classic afghan. It reminds me of my Grandma and I absolutely adore it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012 12:34:18 AM »

Lovely pattern and perfect gift for a baby.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 02:32:03 AM »

That's gorgeous! I bet your friend was so pleased.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 04:11:13 AM »

Absolutely lovely - this is inspiring me to go monochrome in my next project  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012 04:49:06 AM »

What a lovely blanket! Such a treasure.   Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012 11:16:00 AM »

This caught my eye, it's so beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012 08:54:20 AM »

Thank you for the nice comments, everyone.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012 03:16:41 AM »

that's beautiful! looks good all in white as well. definitely better than if you'd gone with different colours imo
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