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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mary's Wedding Gift Afghan ~ Snowbound Throw in Thistle

After finishing my hexagon granny afghan and shipping it out to the newlyweds recently, I got right to work on the next wedding gift afghan for another niece, Mary, who will be getting married in Wisconsin and moving to Texas very soon. I found this pattern on the Red Heart website and it's called Snowbound Throw, which I thought was kind of funny because I doubt these newlyweds will be encountering any snowbound situations in Texas! Anyway, you can get the pattern by clicking HERE. Take a look at what I've done so far...

This pattern makes a very lightweight fabric when crocheted in worsted weight yarn, and it works up pretty quickly too. It is just a repeat of four rows, two of which are sets of three double crochets, one is the double crochet V-stitch, and the other is a single crochet/chain 3/single crochet pattern.

From a distance, the simple pattern gives the appearance of something like a crossed stitch or even broomstick lace, but it really is just as easy as pie and not complicated at all.

I am using Bernat Waverly yarn in Thistle, which is a lovely shade of light lavender. Mary's favorite color has always been purple and this is what she asked for! She also asked for an afghan in all one color, and I wanted to do something different than my usual woven stitch or basket weave. This pattern seemed to fit the bill nicely. I am really enjoying working on it during our unusually cool evenings lately and have been able to get quite a bit done so far.

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Happy Stitching!

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  • What a lovely afghan pattern - I think I have to make this one!! I have lived in Texas for thirty years and can recall only two times that we have seen snow and that amounted to a few flurries. A lighter weight afghan is perfect for Texas weather. The newlyweds will be in for quite a change moving from the north to the south. I grew up in Minnesota so I speak from experience! I wish them the best of everything in their new life together.

    By Blogger annemarie, At August 6, 2013 at 8:41 PM  

  • And another Congratulations to your family for a wedding Mary Grace. Your aphgan is beautiful!!!

    Your needles must spark because you get some much done.

    Jealous :)

    By Blogger Jeanna, At August 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM  

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