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« on: May 03, 2006 07:49:14 PM »

I crocheted this afghan for my dad's birthday which is coming up later this week. It's my first attempt at one, and I must say that I'm pleased with the results. I always learn something with each crochet project I do. I used Lion Brand Jiffy yarn in three different colors, burgandy, a shade of blue, and camel. It's basically just double and triple crochet with a single crocheted border in two colors. The pattern I started using suggested tassels, but my dad just isn't a tassel kind of guy.





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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006 07:50:52 PM »

That is definitely an afghan a man can be proud of! It looks great. How long did it take you to make?
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006 07:53:48 PM »

That is definitely an afghan a man can be proud of! It looks great. How long did it take you to make?

Thanks! It took me about two weeks, off and on.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006 09:00:27 AM »

beautiful work. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006 09:26:22 AM »

It's great!  Good color choices.  I like it better without the tassels.  I think tassels get in the way of cuddliness.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006 09:39:23 AM »

Very nice!  I always have problems switching colours over 'neatly' in crochet work for some reason. 
It's a very masculine blanket - tassles would not go at all.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2006 01:03:57 PM »

Very nice! Good "guy" colors and a nice, clean pattern!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2006 01:39:27 PM »

Great job!  I love that colour combination.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2006 08:16:26 PM »

it looks so soft and fuzzy! inspires me to pick up my crochet again.

*kisses the doggy nose*
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006 08:25:14 PM »

Thanks, to each of you who have taken the time to post a comment! I enjoyed doing this one, and since it was my first, I don't want to part with it. But at least it's going to my Dad.

Very nice!  I always have problems switching colours over 'neatly' in crochet work for some reason. 
I think the trick is to keep both yarns pulled tight as you're making the switchover. That's just my opinion, though. Someone else may have a better suggestion.

it looks so soft and fuzzy! inspires me to pick up my crochet again.
*kisses the doggy nose*
LOL @ the kiss and your avatar. Too cute.
And, as for picking up the crochet hook again: You should!
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