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« on: April 06, 2005 08:43:38 AM »

Hi Crafty Divas!
I'm coming out of lurkdom to ask a question... I've done many scarves, a shawl, a poncho in crochet, but I haven't done a big project yet.  I was thinking of doing a lapghan for my step-dad for his b-day, but I'm not sure what size a lapghan should be.  I have a ton of blankets in all shapes and sizes laying around, but not sure which would be "correct". 


« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005 05:57:55 PM »

I don't know if there is a standard size, but I usually make mine about 30-36" by 40ish inches.  Essentially, I just work the foundation chain until it seems like the 'ghan would cover my lap with a nice amount of extra and work until I run out of yarn or it covers my feet up to my tummy.  Of course, if you're making it for your dad and not yourself, you would aim for his leg length and whatnot.  Good luck!   Grin
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005 07:17:18 PM »

Thanks mllen!  I started my chain earlier and decided that when it reached my toes while laying on the bed, it should be  good for him.  He's only about 6" taller than me, so hopefully it'll be good.... if not, the dog will get a new blanket to stake his claim on!  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2005 06:40:28 AM »

That sounds like a great rule of thumb. I have 36 x 48 on my web site, but really it's an individual thing. If the person's lap is small then it can be smaller, or if it's a larger person it can be larger. Same for length. Also if the person is in a wheelchair or sits most of the day in a particular place, you might consider that as well. You don't want the ghan to get caught in the wheels of a chair.

Hope that helps.


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