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Topic: DORMANT: Moorish Mosaic Afghan from Interweave Crochet Magazine Issue Fall 2009  (Read 18319 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2010 08:20:02 PM »

ifound a few more pix of it online and i am determined to recreate this in fabric as soon as i move... i will post as well if that's ok... i only wish i had the patience and ability to crochet so well

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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2010 11:08:54 AM »

i have just gotten this and am going to start sometime this week. I love your color combos. You should come show it off at ravelry.com! My username is im1hansonpunk.
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010 06:01:09 AM »

Got the pattern now, but so far I've only got 2 of the required 6 colors. I'll get the rest in 2 weeks, but in the meantime I'll get started on the triangles. So far I've done 7. Four squares are done and I've started doing an octagon which of course I cannot complete. It's easier than I thought!

I'd also love to see what this looks like in fabric. I'll just stick to crochet, that's probably better for me  Wink.

@Granite_Turtle: Have you made more progress yet? I'd love to see!
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010 11:54:02 AM »

aha! i just got a copy of that issue from cybergran (a freind of mine i just introduced to craftster!) and i was wondering if i had the dedication to get that afghan done...how wonderful to find you on here, crocheting-along! Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2010 03:21:48 PM »

I am so easily distracted!  But I have finished another octagon Smiley

I really like the colours in this one.  I do find these blocks easy, I just don't like the way the colour joins look.

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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2010 04:20:45 PM »

beautiful! I really like that one!

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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2010 10:42:04 AM »

One octagon closer to finishing the afghan  Grin! I've noticed that in some of my squares the change of color looks all right, but in others it looks a bit off. Is that what you mean?

What I've done so far:

This is all I can do with the 2 colors I've got. Can't wait till the 15th, hopefully I'll get the other colors by then.
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2010 06:56:27 PM »

I've tried to take a closeup of the joins I am least pleased with:

I have followed the pattern EXACTLY.  But I feel like there is a gap in the lower right corner there and that the colours don't line up.

Kristel I love your colours!  What yarn are you using?  That blue is really pretty.
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2010 04:55:40 AM »

Yes, I see what you mean. Perhaps you could repair the hole. Hopefully you won't notice it much once the afghan is done.

I use Steinbach Wolle Sport, 20% wool, 80% acrylic. I love it; it is very easy to work with. Most of the colors I'll use are very close to or the same as the designer's - I hope  Wink. I've only seen samples of most.
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010 01:12:09 PM »

I've done about 12 octagons so far. In most of them I made the same mistake: I put in 3 sc in the corners of row 13 where there should be one. The previous rows are done with three and so is the last so I just never noticed the difference in row 13. You read what you want to read - that's obvious. It makes the edges pucker a bit, but fortunately that doesn't show when you sew them together.

I don't like the way the triangles stick out and I really hope the edging will fix that  Cheesy.

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