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« on: November 07, 2012 08:53:02 PM »

I found this cute pattern online (www.craftdesigns4you.com) a while ago and decided to make it for my Grandma for Christmas. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Tweed colors to give it a homey country feel and used the shell stitch to add a ruffly border. Sorry for the bad pictures, it's hard to take pictures of blankets!





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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012 09:01:56 PM »

This is so cute, nice choice on the tweed.  Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern, I HAVE to make one now.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 09:04:33 PM »

Lucky grandma!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012 10:37:34 PM »

That is a great looking afghan!
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012 02:00:07 AM »

It is lovely - maybee I should make something like that to my niece.
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012 04:06:07 AM »

Wow Mandy, that's awesome. I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012 07:04:05 AM »

that is so great! how long did it take you?
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012 03:50:05 PM »

Thank you everyone! My grandma has so many cats because she lives on old farmland and they just started showing up and would get dropped off. So I started making this about a year or so ago when I worked in technical support and could crochet during calls. I had to put it down for a while because I work internet response now and type all day.. but the timing is kind of perfect because my Grandma has been traveling a lot and misses her cats so hopefully it will be comforting Smiley

@Rosemary1111 - It didn't take that long to make, the squares are all single crochet and the kitty's are cross stitched on. I crocheted the majority of these at work during phone calls and I was able to complete one square from start to finish during an 8 hour shift. It felt like it worked up a lot quicker than most afghans because see constant progress! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012 06:04:04 PM »

I love cats, so I love this!
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012 11:08:22 AM »

I wish I could crochet, so I could make something like this.  Great job...I'm sure your Grandma will love it!
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012 10:03:18 AM »

Awesome! Would love to make this for my mum!
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012 06:49:11 AM »

Great work! I am a huge cat lover so I really really love this! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012 07:38:45 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012 03:32:06 AM »

Love the idea and love your blanket! Kitties are so cute, and your work is very neat.. It looks like warm and practical thing, not just decorative...
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012 08:35:26 AM »

This is absolutely adorable. My husband would love this. Cheesy Great job! I'm sure your grandma will love it.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012 11:22:51 AM »

ohh I am def. going to make this one! Im one of those crazy kitty ladies and got boxes of yarn to use up this is the purrrfect project to use it on! You did a fantatic job!

P.S. i went and found the chart...but my question is how big was your square you used? Im already digging out a base color...I WANT one like this!  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2013 08:53:19 PM »

Gorgeous - thanks for sharing. I am so in love with this afghan I just ordered the pattern.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2013 05:55:41 PM »

SO cute!
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2013 07:10:09 PM »

ohh I am def. going to make this one! Im one of those crazy kitty ladies and got boxes of yarn to use up this is the purrrfect project to use it on! You did a fantatic job!

P.S. i went and found the chart...but my question is how big was your square you used? Im already digging out a base color...I WANT one like this!  Wink

I'm sorry I don't remember, I just followed the pattern. I visited the website for the pattern and she lists the finished blanket as 36 X 53 and there are 4 rows of 3 squares and then probably 2 inches of border.
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2013 02:59:31 PM »

How cute!!! Love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2013 10:00:54 PM »

This is so cool! I bet your grandma loves it so much!
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2013 02:18:16 AM »

I love this.  And I think the colors you choose for the project are much nicer than the ones over at the website that is selling the pattern.  I see they have a pattern for a puppy one too. (We have both...so I'd need to make both!)  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013 07:39:05 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2013 07:56:40 PM »

Thank you again everyone! I wasn't able to give the blanket to my Grandma in person, long story! Sad But I shipped it to her and then called her a few days ago. She loves it so much that she doesn't want to use it as a blanket, she said she is going to hang it on her wall LOL!
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