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« on: June 07, 2010 07:31:41 AM »

this is a thank-you gift i made for some friends. i wanted to make another one like the blue and white one i did for my parents a few years ago, but lost the pattern. so i sort of winged it. i think it came out pretty well.  Smiley

i used caron simply soft yarn in dark green, light green, and cream (i don't remember the official names of the colors). i think i chained about 260 to begin with, and that was the length, not the width, of the afghan. sorry if the pattern's a little confusing, i don't write out patterns very often so i'm not that good at it yet.

dark green: dc for 6 rows
light green: sc for 1 row, popcorn stitch for 2 rows, sc for 1 row
dark green: dc for 6 rows
cream: sc for 1 row, fan stitch for 3 rows, sc for 1 row

repeat until afghan is desired size. i did 5 repetitions of the "dark green, light green, dark green, cream" sequence, then ended with dark green, light green, dark green.

for border, sc in cream all around, then fan stitch all around, then sc again all around.

popcorn stitch:
make 5 hdc in one stitch. take hook out of loop. insert hook into the first of the 5 hdc, reinsert it into the loop of your last hdc (where you took it out), draw that loop through the loop on your hook. chain one. skip a stitch, then do another popcorn stitch into the next stitch.

fan stitch:
make 5 hdc in one stitch. skip 4 stitches, make 5 hdc into 5th stitch. skip 4 stitches, repeat.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010 08:38:11 AM by rufous03 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010 07:50:09 AM »

Yay, it's the most beautiful thing ever! Smiley I love it.

« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010 08:01:23 AM »

I love those colors together!  The cream really helps define the shape and pattern of the afghan.  Great job. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010 09:15:54 AM »

Fantastic Job "winging" it! You may just need to share the pattern because I am in love with it.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010 10:55:30 AM »

I LOVE it. Really beautiful!

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 10:53:19 PM »

I love the colors and I really love the combination of textures you used! I'd be interested in the pattern if you decide to share it...  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010 07:47:17 AM »

thanks everyone! i'll get to work remembering the pattern, and post it soon.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014 08:01:18 PM »

How many skeins did you end up using of each?  It's a beautiful blanket.
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