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« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2013 08:13:59 PM »

Every piece of jewelry my grandpa made for us had a mistake in it. A pearl was chipped, a ruby didn't match, something like that. It annoyed me to look at but my mom loved it. It reminded her that is was handmade. This is a beautiful blanket with a beautiful story!
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« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2013 08:22:30 PM »

Simply beautiful.

  Maybe your Grandma did set it aside because she thought it wasn't perfect. It just goes to show how we see our own mistakes but find beauty in the work of others no matter what.  You are fortunate to have and to have added to such a wonderful legacy. 
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« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2013 02:54:30 AM »

This is a truly beautiful and amazing piece of work. But the best part is that it was made by three generations of crafters.

As far as acrylic yarn goes, if that's all you have easy access to, use it! I found this helpful tip for making it softer. I haven't tried it myself but I was told it does indeed work.
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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2013 06:43:20 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!
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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2013 08:38:55 AM »

Such a beautiful blanket with a beautiful story.  That's really funny about the mistake...  So glad you were able to finish such a wonderful memory project.
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« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2013 01:09:48 PM »

Here's the pattern.  (My SIL figured it out for my Mom from the original block.)

Starting with the color for the flower ch6 and close the ring.
round 1: ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *dc in ring, ch2*, repeat between stars until 8dc and 8 spaces, slip st in third chain.
round 2: (sc, 3dc, sc) in each ch2 space around (8 petals)
round 3: *sc around next dc (on round 1), ch3*, repeat around
round 4: (sc, 5dc, sc) in each ch3 space around (8 petals)
round 5: *sc around next sc (on round 3), ch5*, repeat around
round 6: (sc, 7dc, sc) in each ch5 space around, join with slip st, cut and finish end (8 petals).

With green for leaves, *sc between any petals, ch5, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next space between petals, ch5*, repeat around, join with slip st, cut and finish end (8 ch5 spaces and 4 sets of 2 leaves).  What you have now should look more like a square.

With background color (white in mine):
round 1: join in ch2 space between leaves, ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same corner, 5dc in each of next 2 ch5 spaces, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next corner ch2 space, repeat pattern around, finish with 2dc in first corner, join with hdc to third chain of beg ch3.
round 2: ch3 (counts as dc), turn work, 1dc in same corner space, dc in each dc to next corner, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner, repeat pattern around, finish with 2dc in first corner, join with hdc to third chain of beg ch3.
Repeat round 2 to desired size.  (My blocks have 5 rounds total of the background and are about 12" across.)  Cut and finish end.  Join blocks as desired.

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2013 03:31:20 AM »

That is such a touching story, and such a beautiful afghan <3
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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2013 03:18:30 PM »

Thank you so much. This was very nice of you to give me the pattern. I can hardly wait to start it. I have a tablecloth that my mom started and I was able to add on to it. I have since given it to my daughter to add on to it if she wishes. It is so important to hand these lovely hand made items down to other generations. Again, thank you so much and happy crocheting. Blessings to you and yours. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2013 09:01:07 AM »

What a wondrous afghan & heirloom piece.
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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2013 06:42:32 AM »

How wonderful!  A beautiful afghan with beautiful memories.  I love it!
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