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« on: August 04, 2009 01:55:10 PM »

I call this the Monster Blankey because it's the biggest blanket/afghan I've ever made.  BTW, July is NOT the best month to crochet a blanket! ;-)
This is done in 3-color Tunisian, a technique I learned from a Stitch Diva pattern.  It goes super-quick, and the color change keeps it from being boring.

Close up of the pink section

Close up of the blue part

stripey backside

I love it cause it used up lots of my stash yarn, the one and two skein buys that were just too good a deal to pass up or too pretty to leave at the store.

Thanks for looking!

« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009 04:48:56 PM »

Your fuzzy monster is beautiful!  I learned this technique recently and enjoyed it so much.  Did you buy the special big hook with the "tail" on it?  I'm trying to come up with a way to convert my S hook.  Plans for another?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009 09:38:04 AM »

I did buy a giant S hook with the tail.  I love big hooks, and I do tunisian a lot, so I thought it was worth it.  I'm not really planning another big afghan any time soon, but I just whipped up two scarves this weekend with this technique (and my regular p tunisian hook).  I love the woven look you get this way, and tunisan makes nice thick fabric, so I'll probably make a few more scarves for fall birthday and Christmas presents. 

About converting, I was going to put an eye-hook, or whatever you call the little screws with like an o on them on my S hook and then attach a wire (Does that make any sense at all?).  But I bought my big extended one from the Jenkins Woodworking recommended by Stitch Diva and it is a wonderful, gorgeous hook.  I mostly work with wood or bamboo hooks now, and the difference is amazing!  The work seems to go faster and my hands  don't hurt as much.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009 10:36:42 AM »

its so pretty.  I really like the colors.  Haha I second you on the crocheting a blanket in the summer.  I have one I've been working on and I keep putting it off because its way too hot.


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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009 02:19:44 PM »

It's so pretty!

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