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Hippy Infused Afghan

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posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Ranthenae

I haven't tried Tunisian yet either. It looks like you can do some really neat things with it.




posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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It's exciting to see so many fellow crafters on ATS.

I'd love to see other peoples work. Feel free to share and post pics when any of you have time.



CdT



posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

LOL @ Olaru too!



You know I've had the hippy vibe blood in me since forever. Even my senior pictures have a hippy vibe rather out of place for 1994.


CdT



posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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Very colorful and cheery! My Grandmother used to make similar one's many years ago.



posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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I've seen an Afghan infused hippy but never a hippy infused Afghan. Nice.



posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 05:30 PM
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Ok let's see if I can get some images in this post.



This was my first learning project. It was before I learned how to get the proper gauge. As a result, it's really, really tight and more like a stunted lap blanket or small baby blanket than the full-sized one it's supposed to be.



This is my "ugli" blanket. It's all size 5 chunky weight yarn, and I used all those yarns that I wanted to see what it would look like if you actually put them in a project. So it's a hodge podge. But, it's heavy and darn warm, and it makes a great play blanket to chuck on the floor for extra insulation in the winter.



We call this one the "Man Flower." My husband chose the color pallet, and it's supposed to be his. It's the lightest weight one we have at present, and he likes the sort of oddball geometry.



This is a stroller blanket I made for my son when he was a little baby. I also made one from the same pattern for my sister. It's the perfect size for a carrier or stroller to just tuck in, and it worked up really fast. I used remnants I had except for the blue which I bought. The downside is that no matter how I tried to block it, it always lays sort of weird.



This is the full-sized baby blanket I made for my son. Obviously, I am not a big fan of the idea that all baby blankets must be pastel.



And this is what I have completed on his "Blanket of Many Colors" also called the "Technicolor Dream Blanket." I've been stalled out on it for a while and need to get back in the groove.




posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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I think I found my ATS niche. Such wonderful, colourful craftsmanship. I too can knit and have done so in the past, but I prefer to crochet, macrame and embroider...that is, when the feeling strikes.

This is the rag-a-muffin shawl made from left over donated yarns that I made for women in a hospice to wear and keep warm. It is reversible and I added some flowers to brighten up their spirit.




posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

My grandmother would have loved that! Pink was always her favorite color.

I haven't messed much with garments. I'm still working out the particulars of getting blankets to look right as you can see.

It's a function of being self-taught I think. Someday I want to start getting into shawls and tunics.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Wonderful work!

I like the Ugli Blanket! I also like the colors and pattern in the stroller blanket. I absolutely love the Technicolor Dream Blanket - I enjoy the colorful and bright blankets.

In fact, I was just looking at my colors and I'm in very dire need of some neutral colors like beige, browns, and gray. Everything I have is bright in color with only a few pastels.

I know exactly what you mean about the blocking. The Hippy Afghan doesn't fold up square either. It tricks you because of it's length - five & half by three & half. But when I fold it up, it's off and not completely squared.

CdT



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

That is gorgeous. I love the color pink. I like it so much, that my girls pointedly tell me not to buy pink for their clothes or to make them something with it. No pink. I think I've pinked them to death.


I like Ketsuko, haven't taken the plunge in making apparel beyond hats, scarfs and mitts.

I have found patterns for very attractive tops to be crocheted. Usually, the most attractive tops and sweaters are those that are knitted. It's hard to come across crochet patterns in tops and wearable sweaters. Usually your limited to outside sweater coats, shawls and ponchos.

Some of the better apparel patterns I've found here : FreePatterns.com

I create crochet and knit books, with free patterns I collect from the internet. I just download the pdf, print the pattern out, and use a scrapbook. Tada! A crochet book where every single design is one you'd like to make!
I find a lot of "wow" patterns at the above site.

CdT



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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Here is the first blanket I did for my youngest.



It took forever. 4 months to do. Of course, there were long breaks where I sat it down and didn't touch it again for a few days.

The second one I made for my other son is called the Great Divide Blanket. It started out as my husbands. But when I had to set it aside for some more green and white to finish it out - my eldest son claimed it. He's 7 and my hubby caved.




CdT
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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Thank you both for your positivity. I have been collecting knit, macramé and crochet patterns and craft magazines since the 1970s, and also design stitch books from that time as well. So, I am at the stage where I can study a stitch and just begin a design without a pattern; freeform style. The shawl above was made without a pattern and I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful creative outlet and pleasure it was to make it.

Recently, my sis and I went on a scavenging hunt after people finished their yard sales - where the items not purchases are just put on the side of the road for garbage pick up. I found a bag of 1950-60 crochet patterns which I considered a great find...a treasure for me.

This site is quite good too, should you guys be interested.

www.ravelry.com...

To Cirque: I love the colour scheme on the second blanket, it has such an uplifting feel to it.


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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I love that site.

When I'm not here, I'm usually over there. LOL. That is where part of the design for my next project comes from! I love how you can type in anything - like Summer Solstice or Norse - and there is something to knit or crochet in that idea or theme. It's very unique and broad in search.

CdT



posted on Apr, 17 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: CirqueDeTruth

That pattern reminds me of what my mother would make. Some of my best memories were made with blankets like that wrapped around me while sitting by a camp fire. Thank you for sharing.

Here are a few Gypsy patterns that look similar if your interested.








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posted on Apr, 17 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: CirqueDeTruth

Very cool blanket (It's like time-team jumpers on steroids. This is a good thing btw) and super cool thread seeing other folk's blankets too.

Blankets are just some of the best things ever and you can never own too many... but knitting is way under-rated nowadays, and that is a bloody shame.



posted on Apr, 17 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: CirqueDeTruth

my grandmother used to do colorful afghan's similar to that (except she didn't change up the patterns like you did)

That definitely is beautiful, and reminded me of her! thank you!

S&F



posted on Apr, 17 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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Beautiful work. Very appropriate in the Art forum


The colors are intense! I'm curious if you've inspected your colors under blacklight??

The reason I ask is I'm a professional artist and I'm trying to bring blacklight art back into the mainstream again. So I always have my spidey senses on alert for stuff that looks like it will UV pop. There's a serious demand for stuff like this at electronic music festivals, and it sounds like you're getting good at producing them faster.

Either way, keep it up and keep following what you love doing!




posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: DeepRomani

Those are lovely and look loved!

These are the type of patterns I'm very attracted to. I'm finishing up a baby daisy blanket that uses lots of little motifs to create the blanket. B

Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

CdT
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:10 PM
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Thank you Skalla, OpinionatedB, and Aliquandr!

I have a few new reference books on crochet, that came in recently - so I've taken now to graphing and charting, and writing out my own patterns. It's taken me away from ATS a lot lately, but I can't help but poke my head around ATS every couple of days.

@Aliquandr - I'll have to see how it looks when my hubby pulls out the Halloween decorations. We have black lights in there I think!

Thanks for stopping by the thread.

CdT
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: CirqueDeTruth

wow thats lovely like all the vibrance of colour.
purp




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