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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Crocheted Wedding Gift Afghan Finished - Finally!

The Close Scallops Crocheted Wedding Gift Afghan is finally complete! Hooray! Once I started working on it again, it didn't take too long to finish it up. This stitch that I used along with the bulky weight yarn and the large crochet hook certainly helped make it a quick project, as long as you don't count the months that it sat idle while I did other things! Here is what the happy couple will receive hopefully sometime next week in their mailbox...

Crocheted Wedding Gift Afghan FinishedThe finished afghan measures about 36 inches wide by 64 inches long and took 13 skeins of Red Heart Easy Tweed yarn to complete.

Crocheted Wedding Gift Afghan Close upOnce I finished crocheting the main body of the afghan, I began the border by crocheting the same Close Scallops stitch down the long edge, across the bottom and then up the other long edge. I continued going around the afghan for two complete rounds, which added a little more to the length and the width of the afghan. It also gave all 4 sides of the afghan the same scalloped edge as the top.

I will be happy to wrap this afghan up in pretty wedding paper and send it along with a nice card to my niece and her new husband, but at the same time, I always feel a little sad to finish a long term project like this. It's almost like losing a friend, but of course, it's just a bunch of yarn! It has been an almost constant companion in the evenings and has kept me warm and cozy this winter. Moving on is good too though, so I am looking forward to whatever is next!

This project will be my big finish for the month of February for the One Project a Month Challenge and I'm excited that we are only half way through the month! My next projects will be the Crocheted Ruffled Rose pattern that a reader needs help with. I'll be sharing a video on a technique used in 3 dimensional crochet for this pattern. Then I'll start working on my Pay It Forward gifts. So lots of fun things coming up.

Happy Stitching!

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