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anabelxli
« on: May 19, 2008 01:45:52 PM »

Okay, so this is my first post to craftster and my first completed baby blanket, so I'm proud on both fronts!

I absolutely adore the log cabin quilts, but I couldn't seem to find a log cabin pattern for crochet that I was pleased with, so I ended up writing my own. The following is the result of that project:

Detail of color change:


The blanket was relatively quick and easy, and made a great present for my Professor's first baby.
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sprtsbear
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008 01:51:05 PM »

That blanket is pretty.  Maybe you could write up the pattern.  Love the color.
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FarahAbood
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008 07:17:58 PM »

It's so pretty..and the color too.
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ZellaBella
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008 03:19:22 AM »

that looks really good how did you join the peices together? it doesnt look like you sewed them
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Geertrude
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008 03:24:39 AM »

That looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008 05:29:38 AM »

I am loving on this in a huge way.  If you wanted to share your pattern id love to give this a try.  my couch is lonely with only the 6 afghans on it now. haha.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008 02:37:34 PM »

Quote from:  "Kimtastic"
I am loving on this in a huge way. 


I concur; I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!  My neighbor's brother and sister in law are expecting a baby girl, and since they're like family to me, I want to give them something special for her.  As soon as I saw this, I knew this was it.  I immediately googled "log cabin crochet", and the closest pattern I found was this:

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/kiddo-logcabinbaby-crochet.html

Close, but not quite. 

So........I would LOVE to get a gander at a pattern for this (hint hint)!



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magpiefroggy
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008 01:39:09 PM »

I love it
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waterbaby
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008 10:37:18 AM »

I really like the structure of the this design -- that is, the pattern in which anabelxli has "placed" the "logs" which looks to me to be done not by creating strips in a widening concentric square, but rather by crocheting in rows and strategically changing colors -- !  (Take a close look at the first picture of the full blanket and then at the second one which is a closeup of an area of color change.)  Great idea, anabel, and very well executed.
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anabelxli
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008 04:12:27 PM »

I'm sorry I took so long in getting back to craftster. rl has been a cruel mistress!

this pattern is similar to other log cabin afghan patterns, but unlikely other patterns, there is no sewing involved. In stead of sewing, this pattern relies on counts of 12 and 7.

Choose three complementary colors. Color 1 for me was cream, two was dark green, and three was light green.

Chain 168 stitches in color 1. (do not consider this row 1)
ROW 1-12: double crochet 168 in color 1
ROW 13: tie/join color 2 to the base color. Pull out enough of color one that the strand of yarn can lay across the width of the blanket. double crochet 24 of color 2, making sure to stitch over the loose strand of color 1. join/tie color 3 to color 2, and continue to double crochet 120 over the loose yarn. then pick up color 1 and double crochet 24 in color 1.
ROW 14: double crochet 24 in color 1, pick up color 3 and double crochet 120, then pick up color 2 and dc 24.
ROW 15: dc 24 in color 2, pickup color 3 and dc 120. pickup color 1 and dc 24.
ROW 16-23: alternate rows 14 and 15.
ROW 24: repeat row 14.
ROW 25: dc 24 in color 2. (as in row13) tie/join another skein of color 1 and lay a loose strand of color 3 across 120 stitches. dc 24 in color 1, then tie/join color 2 (either another skein or the other end of the original skein) and double crochet 72. pickup color 3 and dc 24. pick up color 1 and dc 24.
ROW 26: dc 24 in color 1, pick up color 3 and dc 24. pick up color 2 and dc 72. pick up color 1 and dc 24. pickup color 2 and dc 24
ROW 27: dc 24 in color 2. pick up and dc 24 in color 1. pick up and dc 72 in color 2. pick up and dc 24 in color 3 and pick up and dc in color 1.
ROW 28-35: alternate rows 26 and 27
ROW 36: repeat row 26.
ROW 37: dc 24 in color 2. pick up and dc in color 1. join/tie color 3, lay loose color 2 strand over 48 stitches, dc color 3 24 stitches. join/tie color 1 (third and final section) and dc 24. pick up color 2 and dc 24. pick up color 3 and dc 24. pick up color 1 and dc 24.
ROW 38-48:  dc back and forth, picking up the appropriate colors as they come up.
ROW 49: dc the same as normal. when the center section is reached, tie off/unjoin color one from the center and dc the next 24 in color 3. pick up color 2, dc 24. continue as normal picking up and dcing.
ROW 50-60: you know the drill. pick up where appropriate.
ROW 61: dc as normal until center-color 2 is reached, tie it off. continue to dc in color1 until color 2 is reached, then pick up color 2 and dc as normal.
ROW 62-72: pick up and dc as normal.
ROW 73: dc 144 in color 2, dc 24 in color 1
ROW 74-83: dc as normal.
ROW 84 (the final row): dc 144, then tie off color 2. dc in color1 for 24, then tie off everything.

Hopefully, that will work. B-)
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