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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Another Crocheted Afghan

Good morning everyone.  Hope you all are keeping cool during this early summer heat wave we are experiencing. Our pool is still under construction so I am using this time to do a little crocheting. Today I would like to share the afghan I just recently completed.
Vintage. Paint and more... crochet afghan using 70's colors in a double crochet pattern
I usually don't crochet through the summer months but I am on a goal to make several this year for gifts for Christmas.  So I have been taking advantage of these hot afternoons to stay inside and get a little crocheting done and catch up on a movie or two.
Vintage, Paint and more... crochet afghan using a free pattern and done in double crochet
This afghan pattern is called Leaping Stripes and Blocks and the free pattern can be gotten here at Moogly.  She has written the pattern so you can make it in any number of sizes from a preemie blanket to a king size blanket and the instructions are quite easy to follow.
I used a Michael's brand yarn called Loops and Threads.  It is 100% acrylic and comes in 14oz skeins.  The colors I used are :
Aran (white) - 2 skeins
Aqua (blue) - 2 skeins
Forest (green) - 2 skeins.
I used a J crochet hook.
These colors remind me of a 70's color scheme but it is the colors that this person has in a favorite chair in their room also.  
Vintage, Paint and more... tri color crochet afghan using double crochet
This is a close up of the pattern - it's done in double crochets and chains - so is quite simple to do.  Once you have done the first 2-3 rows it is just a repeat and goes quite fast.  The border is just 2 rows of single crochet all around.
Vintage, Paint and more... Double crochet afghan in three color stripes and drop cloth pillow
I love this pattern and the result is quite pretty even if it is 70's colors.  I have already started another one in shades of grey and white - I will be sharing it with you soon.
Vintage, Paint and more... double crochet diamond pattern afghan
So, what are you doing on these ever so hot summer days to?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.
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Until next time have fun creating something you love.

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27 comments:

  1. I really wish I could crochet. I've tried to learn many times and have decided it's just not the talent I was born to have. This afghan is gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you so much Lara. That's how I am with knitting. I have tried and tried and just can't seem to get the hang of it but I love to crochet.

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  3. LOVELY! I so wish I could crochet...I am adding it to the 'must learn' list. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I love to crochet but do not know how to knit so have added that to my must learn list.

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  4. What a nice afghan! I love crochet and will definitely have to check this pattern out. The one you've started on looks nice as well.

    Lately, I've been getting back to some crochet as well and that makes me oh so happy! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much. It had been a while since I have crocheted also but made an afghan earlier in the year - this is my second one and I am now on my third. It seems I have finally gotten back into it.

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  5. lol, I was just thinking it was time to start getting serious about Christmas gifts! The pattern on the afghan is very pretty . . .Looking forward to seeing the shades of grey and white one too!
    Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Thank you so much. I know that in order for me to get may Christmas together I have to start early.

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  6. Your afghan is so pretty! I love that I can also get a free pattern -those always help. I've been gardening but I will get back to crocheting in the winter months. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you so much. I usually only crochet in the winter months but have set myself a goal so will have to crochet through summer to reach it. Love your party.

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  7. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thank you so much. The colors are so retro for me. Thank you for hosting each week.

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  8. Both are beautiful Cathy! You have been a busy gal! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. So Pretty!! Thanks so much for all your visits and kind words!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I love stopping by your blog just to see what you have been up to lately - always so much to enjoy.

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  10. I thought I recognized Moogly's design inspiration here. :) Your finished product looks lovely! I'm sure it's a very comfy. Michael's Loops and Threads Impeccable is a pretty decent yarn, and they run sales on it pretty regularly, so that's a plus! :D

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    1. Thank you so much. Michael's does run sales regularly on this yarn - makes it so affordable to several that way.

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  11. so lovely! the pattern is beautiful and the colors fantastic! I would cuddle with this afghan all day!

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    1. Thank you. It is a comfy afghan to curl up with.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the colors you chose!!!

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for sharing it on your FB page.

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  13. Lovely afghan! I think those colors looks great together, but I love blue and green (I have blue and green vehicles. lol). I really love the gray afghan you're working on I look forward to seeing it once it's complete! I need to get started on making Christmas presents, too. Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!!! I hope you'll link up again soon!

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    1. Thank you so much -the blue and green do go well together. Thank you for hosting each week.

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