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« on: May 21, 2006 07:28:45 AM »

i know there have been some discussions about bloom looms around here, but does anyone have information about making an afghan out of the blooms?  my grandma made this one...

and i'd love to make my own out of nice wool.

I love needles
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2006 09:06:38 AM »

It looks like it's crocheted together. A single crochet in the end of each petal connected by 4-6 chains (hard to see). Then I think the sc on 2 petals next to each other are sewn together with the next flower. Does that make sense? I would need a closer picture of the joins to be sure whether it was sewn or crocheted together, but it's a lovley banket! I want a bloom loom now!

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2006 08:28:55 PM »

thanks for the feedback!  i'm glad i'm not the only one who thinks it's really pretty.

they're definitely crocheted together, and it seemed like the chains were twisted around one another, to connect the flowers.  i think i could figure it all out, given enough time with the afghan (my cousin has it now), but my mom says these things were very trendy to make a few decades ago, so i guess i'm wondering if anyone has the instructions lying around.

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006 08:38:16 AM »

gasp...!  We had the same afghan when I was a kid made  by my grandma.  I asked about it recently and my mom said it had worn out and was given away. Cry  I wish we had some of it and I'd make pillow covers or something out of the good parts.

I even think it was done in the same colorway, so maybe your gram and mine had the same kit.  Grandma passed away 10 years ago and all her crafty stuff was already gone by that time.  I'll be watching this thread to see if anyone has the instructions and maybe I'll do a mini version in wool too.  I think it is a very pretty pattern. 

« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2006 02:59:42 PM »

Ah I really wanna make one of those! We have one floating around my house that my great-grandpa made in a really 70's kitschy orange/brown/cream color combo. Wow. it's so hideously retro I adore it Grin
I'd love to make one soon when I get my hands on a bloom loom soon Cheesy

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. - George Bernard Shaw
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006 10:51:18 PM »

it's a beautiful afghan!

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2006 07:42:33 AM »

awesome!  the flowers are arranged differently, but that page will definitely help.  thanks!
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