Taz

reknotted's picture

I had done this type of afghan to show my students that you don't necessarily have to look for books of afghan patterns or knock yourself out to find something that might be a little different to do up as a gift. I followed a chart in a book of plastic canvas designs and added the background as I went along for this one. The little boy I gave it to was very happy to receive it, as were his parents. The looks on their faces made it all worthwhile to me..

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reknotted's picture

I have been teaching my students that you don't have to stay with established patterns for afghans for afghans to end up with something different. I took this from a book published for charted designs for plastic canvas, and just added the background as I went along. The llittle boy and his parents were very pleased to receive it. That made the effort wothwhile to me.

reknotted's picture

Color changes are easy:
- Hold the color you have been using to the direction in which you have been heading.
- Bring the new color from under the previous color.
This will cross the colors, and with just a little tug will close any gaps you might have.

If you continue to have a problem, let me know. - Dave

mrossnyc's picture

Thanks, it sounds like intarsia knitting, which at the time I tried crocheting, I hadn't successfully done intarsia. I will keep this in mind though.

Thomasknits's picture

I want to make this. How in the world? Intarsia?
-Thomas

-Thomas

MMario's picture

Fantastic! Taz is a favourite

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reknotted's picture

Alright, I'm new to all of this computer stuff, and I confuse easily.

reknotted's picture

Thank you. He is of mine, too. - Dave

reknotted's picture

No, I'm sorry, It's not knitted. It's crochet. In the afghan stitch in fact, which isn't difficult to do if you already crochet. It's also work that's done with bobbins (also not that difficult, really). If you need advice, contact me through the messages, and I'll do my best to guide you. If you don't crochet, maybe we can work that out, too. - Dave

mrossnyc's picture

What a great idea. I've tried colorwork with afghan stitch and always end up with gaps between the color changes. I need to have a specific project in mind and just practice until I get it right. This looks great!

crmartin's picture

That is truly amazing!

Randy

Randy

reknotted's picture

Randy - Thank you so very, very much. - D

Jaredsfa2004's picture

awesome work!!! I would love to tackle a project like this...

That's great Dave. I'm inspired. I've been thinking about learning afghan stitch for awhile and this is the push I needed. Well done.