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« on: March 29, 2013 10:55:21 AM »

YAY! I finished at last!



This is a filet crocheted afghan using an Elizabeth Hiddleson pattern.



Here's the back. You can see the seems where I joined the squares and the center panel pieces.
The hardest part was making those two middle panels. In order to have the crochet stitches go the same way as the squares, it had to be worked up width-wise instead of the longer length, (which would have been SO MUCH easier!) In fact, for the sides of the afghan, I just went ahead and did those along the length of the afghan to save my sanity!) LOL


I altered a couple of the animals that I thought looked a little weird on the graphs. The rabbit's head I made come to a pointed nose. (The graph was so icky! It kinda had a double cheek thingy going on.) I also made the cat's nose come to a point. (The graph looked like one of those flat-faced cats, (like Crookshanks!),  which didn't seem to look right in profile like this.) And also the elephant was too small for it's square. So I added a mound and some clouds to fill in the square.

I liked these squares because each one was finished with only one ball of Cebelia thread. Not having to buy two. YAY!!

The border is done with Coats and Clark Old Fashioned thread in ecru. Both threads are size 10. The crochet hook I used was a 7 (1.65 mm) steel Boye.

Happy Easter everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013 11:05:18 AM »

Lovely  Grin well done!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013 11:33:20 AM »

Wow!

You mean you crocheted all this lacy animals and the borders? I bow to your skills.

How long did this take?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013 11:40:53 AM »

This is fantastic.  I just love that duck - it is adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013 01:24:20 PM »

I started it March 12, 2013 and finished it today. So around two weeks. (I just got over the flu, (which was horrible), but now I can say it was worth the time in bed!) YAY!
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013 01:46:25 PM »

You did it with the flu? I did nothing except the absolute necessary when I had the flu!

And in two weeks? I am amazed...
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013 05:59:36 PM »

This looks so delicate, and simply stunning!
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013 10:13:45 AM »

Squeeing over the squirrel. Excellent.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013 11:27:19 AM »

I love these types of blankets.  Seen several patterns around and would love to make one.  My patience level is like in the negative.  I can crochet a baby blanket in 2 days to 2 weeks depending on emotional level.  Meaning I am a sucker for making something for someone who is pregnant.  LOL!!!  Became frustrated with the fact that it got back to me that I was cheap because I make stuff.  Guess what if I can't make something from my heart you get nothing.  Crocheting is my way of relaxing and keeping childhood memories of my grandmother alive.  Give me homemade any day.  If you can't make it buy me the stuff and I will be happy to make it for myself. 

I love this.....  I saw one with the name on it and thought how cleaver.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2013 02:30:17 PM »

What a gorgeous blanket. This is something I would love to make.

You did a great job. Love the colors.
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