Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Creative Crochet

I was cruisin' the blogs the other day and found this site. I was taken with the "Simple Times" Afghan, from the "Rose Cottage Afghans" pamphlet, Leisure Arts that SnapDragons crocheted. I think that this pattern mimics the look of a knitted cable, but it's not as bulky as a crocheted cable and it's not even a cable, it's a series of single, half-double and double crochet stitches! Amazing!
Leisure Arts Book # 3249
SnapDragons' Inspirational Afghan & Quilt
I immediately ordered the book and swatched a piece of this pattern, using Red Heart Soft Yarn in lime green and a size "H" hook. I'm thinking this would make a fabulous pattern for a cardigan!

Note to all L.A. SnBr's: Don't forget! This Thursday, August 23rd

(Imagine the strains of "Dancing Queen" or “Stayin’ Alive” playing in the back of your mind)

Philadelphia Freedom '76

The theme is 1970's at The Original Farmer's Market @ 3rd & Fairfax, (above Kip's Toyland)
Thursday August 23, 2007, 7 pm - 9 pm

Dress up in 70's style & get out of the heat because we are having a party!

This is a celebration of summer, the 70's and our
send-off for Gwen (at left) to Philly in style.
Gwen is entering law school in Philadelphia where she will finally be able to really use all of the woolen scarves she's been knitting for the past few years! Party organizer, Miss Natalie is truly our Mistress of Knitastic Events!



At 5:47 PM PDT, Blogger LadyLinoleum said...

It does look awesome! I completely agree!

At 8:22 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen!
Is this afghan done in panels that are sewn together? Just asking because that will make up my mind whether or not to order the book. I prefer afghan done in one piece. THanks!!!

At 10:17 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hi Melissa,

Yes, this afghan is done in one piece. It's positively gorgeous. I've never seen this combination of stitches used in this way. If you do crochet this afghan, please send photos...I'd love to see your progress!

Ellen B.

At 11:48 PM PDT, Blogger mehitabel said...

Hmmm... that design might be enough to make me pick up a crochet hook again! Wonder how much it would hurt??
The 70's party sounds great, but driving over there might be too much for my overheated body. I'll just have to wait and see!

At 7:27 PM PDT, Blogger Unknown said...

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At 11:01 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the name of the stiches used in the sample you show up page


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