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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2008 11:01:49 AM »

Wow, you did a great job on the plaid - I am totally impressed.

Thanks cmouse01 for loking at the pattern i found and telling me about it and urs!  Grin i REALLY wanna make a blanket like this! maybe i will do it next year sometime.. i might work out a baby/child size one first try out some colours and get the method down before commiting to a huge one! and the way my friends are at the mo, there'll be more babies next yr definitely (seems theres around 2-3 per yr atm)!! hahah!

A note about making this for a baby: NOT RECOMMENDED - my 'sister of the heart' made one for my daughter when she was a baby. One afternoon I put my darling daughter down for a nap and went in later to check on her; she had somehow pulled one of the woven chains far enough out to get it wrapped round her neck. She was peacefully sleeping, no harm done, but it sure scared me. I never let her sleep with that blankie again.
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2008 12:16:43 PM »

That's absolutely lovely!

I'm such a fan of plaid that I've always been tempted to make one of these for myself, but I've never been able to find a pattern that I liked.
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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2008 06:57:13 AM »

This is fantastic - I love the woven crocheted pieces I've been seeing lately - they're such a great twist on a common stitch, and the finished product looks so different!


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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2008 10:32:33 AM »

Oh. Mah. Gosh!

I HAVE to make this for my mother in law, she adores a particular tartan (Stewart? I'll have to find out) and she's very into gifts that are unique.

Woohoo! I love it!

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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2008 02:38:45 PM »

Wow you did a great job.  I love it.

« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2008 03:20:27 PM »

How much would you charge for something like that?

I have no idea. I probably spent close to $30 in yarn (and then they raised the price) - I suppose there's no way I could get the value in amount of time I spent on this.  I started late Sept and finished the first weekend in Dec.  That wasn't working full-time; I could only work on it nights and weekend, and even then only for about an hour a time because it was such repetitious work.

« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2008 03:23:50 PM »

You afghan looks wonderful, I have been thinking about afghans for next Christmas already but don't know if I am brave enough to try one of these.

Go for it!  I still consider myself a beginning crocheter, and didn't think this pattern was difficult.  It's just DC (double-crochet) and chain stitches to make the "grid" and chain stitches for the strips to weave.  Maybe the toughest part is to change colors, so if you know how to do that, it'll be a snap!

Oh, and an update - My mother-in-law absolutely loved the afghan!   Said she was going to take it to her quilting group this next week to show it off.  Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2008 02:36:44 PM »

That is absolutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Our last name is Matheson, which is Scottish and we have a clan tartan. How sweet would it be to make baby blankets for the new little Mathesons born so it looked like the tartan? I love this -- you did an amazing job. I bet it was very time intensive but SO worth the effort. I am nearly speechless. (Yeah, right -- that's be the day.)

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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2008 08:33:58 PM »

I have the booklet of tartan patterns like this. Kudos to you for being patient with it!
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2008 08:26:58 AM »

Oh wow!  So pretty!  Great job!

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