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« on: January 10, 2009 07:09:11 AM »

This is my first completed big project. And I'm still not sure I want to end it here. I could keep making it bigger, but it takes so long to complete each round now! I started crocheting a month ago and other than this, I've only made dishcloths.

So, the lapghan is all double crochet, and each color stripe is one skein. Made from Caron Super Soft Eco, which is, unfortunately, only available at Wal-Mart. And the Wal-Marts here ran out of Wine Country, so there could only be one burgundy-colored stripe. The other stripes are Charcoal and Soft White.

It doesn't lay completely flat. I'm still trying to figure out how I could have possibly added too many stitches to make the edges wavy. I like the nine sides and, though it's hard to see, the kind of pinwheel design made by the stitch increases. That was completely accidental. I was making things up as I went along.

I took the photo with my cell phone, hence the strange coloration.

And, just for the heck of it, my first attempt at shell stitch. A dishcloth!

Like every other crocheter in the world, I'm sure, I hate the first row. So I did the second row in single crochet, then started on the shell stitch in the second row. I think that's the reason for the straight bottom. Maybe. I do have to say I LOVE self-striping yarn!
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 11:48:47 AM »

Your nine-sided lapghan turned out cool. I love the look of the colors you used too. What a great blankie!

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 01:16:18 PM »

that's a lot of work! Congrats on finishing it. It looks great!
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