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« on: August 20, 2012 02:39:39 AM »

I made this for a friend's wedding.  It's a king size version of Lion Brand's Circles to Square afghan, using Caron Simply Soft in White, Bone, and Dark Sage.  I chose those colors because green is in my friend and her husband's decor.  The approximate dimensions are about 110" by 100".

The original pattern has three motifs--small, medium, and large.  I made a bunch of only the small and medium motifs and pieced them together in the alternating pattern below.  The motifs are attached with slip stitches through the back loop only, leaving the front loops defined.  The border is made up of sc rows of the three colors with 3 sc in the corners. 

After weaving the tails, I used a dot of Aleene's OK to Wash It fabric glue to secure the ends.

Here's a funny anecdote about the gift.  I was meeting my friend for dinner and was planning on giving it to her then.  I underestimated how heavy it would be and as I was walking to the subway, the gift bag in which I was carrying the blanket broke under its weight.  I had to rush back to my place to get another container in order to make it to dinner on time.  The only thing suitable that I had was the kind of cardboard box used to store reams of copy paper.  Hence, her wedding gift was given to her unwrapped in and in an Office Depot box.  Classy!  Thankfully, she liked the blanket and overlooked the packaging.

Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012 04:22:26 AM »

that is truely gorgeous.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012 06:06:22 AM »

You do crochet some really interesting afghans.  I am so enjoying seeing them and looking up the patterns. Lovely. Thank you
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012 09:12:18 AM »

From afar or close I love the look of this afghan!

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012 01:24:10 PM »

Wow, that's pretty!
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