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« on: February 06, 2009 11:22:29 AM »

So this summer I decided to stash bust, since I was moving cross country and had about a million things of Red Heart. I also decided I wanted to upgrade my stash in the hopes that more expensive/nicer yarn would spur me to actually FINISH a project.....I'll let you know how that goes. So here are a bunch of afghans I made this summer and fall. My boyfriend says I'm no longer allowed to make more unless they are to give away. I just get so proud of them because they are literally the FIRST and ONLY crochet projects I have finished, despite years of crocheting.

My first blanket, the 5 point star in Simply Soft Brites:

12-point star using Red Heart leftovers:
I used a G hook to make it tight, which means it took forever and never really got too big-it is big enough for a lap blanket, though. I still want to make this one bigger, if I end up with more big chunks of bright scrap yarn. My 10 pound pup is in for reference (and cuteness factor).

This was a blanket I made for my boyfriend for his birthday. Its just all hdc stripes in green, white and black on a J-hook. It went super fast, only took maybe 2 weeks working off and on.

I made this one for me, just for fun. Its the granny rectangle in teal, fuscia and varigated. This one was also pretty quick, but I could never seem to get the edges to stop rolling. It also came out more of a distorted rectangle, with either short end being  bit wider than the middle. Plenty of people had this problem on the CAL for this one, so I just decided I didn't really care too much.

Close-up of color changes:

Finally, a scrap ripple! This one has been in progress for over a year now. I work on it a little here and there whenever I get some more scraps. i've got a bit of every color/texture in there, but its all acrylic and mostly RedHeart. I'd like to make it at least as long as wide, then I think I'll donate it.

I also have an awesome log-cabin one that I finished, but it's for a gift so I can't show it yet!

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009 11:30:05 AM »

I love the star!  Where did you get the pattern?

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009 11:37:37 AM »

I love the 5 point star one, those colors are awesome.  I need to finish mine.  I love all of your other ones too

« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009 11:44:58 AM »

i love them all the colors you chose are awesome Smiley
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009 11:52:11 AM »

All are great but I love the star one and the teal one, awesome colors.

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009 12:05:13 PM »

My mind is blown.
Very very awesome!

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009 12:29:40 PM »

That star one is awesome. It lookks pretty good size. How big is it?
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009 01:13:20 PM »

beautiful! I too love the star one. Can you let us know where you got the pattern from?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009 01:36:57 PM »

Thanks guys! I didn'tmeasure it yet but to give you an idea of the size, the 5 point star is photographed on a full size mattress. The patterns for the 5 point and 12 point stars and the granny rectangle came from the CALs on craftster.



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Granny rectangle:

« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009 02:03:04 PM »

I LOVE the 5-point star. I want one. I have to make one. Smiley
Thanks for sharing!

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