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#1 jeannej

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:00 AM

I finally finished the 'Sweetheart Ripple' afghan that I was making for my granddaughter, Izzie. Some of you may be familiar with Kim Guzman's pattern from its CAL. Those of you not, note the the fun double-sided feature that Kim has worked into her design - the front showing up in hearts and the reverse side in ripples. The original pattern calls for two colors, but I chose to do mine in three. I used the suggested Caron Simply Soft and an H hook, working it shy of full size to betterr 'fit' a three year old.

Izzie's 'hug-o-meter' registered an oh-so-happy-high :manyheart resulting in the biggest tightest grandhug ever as she repeatedly asked if it was really hers to take home. lol -Thank you for looking.

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The pattern can be found in the February 2009 Crochet World magazine.
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#2 Margret

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:13 AM

That is one beautiful afghan. You can see in your grandaughters face how much she loves it.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:32 AM

Oh my that turned out sooooo beautiful.... I love the 3 colors you chose.. My aunt sent me the book with the pattern.... she's making it.. I haven't tried it yet.... It looks hard, is it?.... Izzie looks soo precious cuddling her new blankie.... Thanks for sharing! GBU!:):)

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:38 AM

That's so effective - lovely work - one cozy grandaughter guaranteed for the winter :hook
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 03:16 AM

BEAUTIFUL :c9


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:02 AM

Beautiful work - great colors - I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:14 AM

What a gorgeous afghan and an even better response from your cute-as-can-be dgd.
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:17 AM

Very nice. I hope to make one someday. Your's turned out so wonderful.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:32 AM

Beautiful! I really like the three color sequence and your granddaughter looks so happy with her beloved gift. :)

I just started on one, seeing your completed project is an inspiration; thank you!

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:47 AM

I love your afghan and the little one seems to love it very much too. She is a cutie.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:58 AM

Awesome!

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:47 AM

Oh thank you so much, everyone! Your generously kind comments were wonderful to wake up to this morning. :manyheart Thank you for helping get my Saturday off to such a delightful start. :yes

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:52 AM

I haven't tried it yet.... It looks hard, is it?..


Thank you Dawn! The pattern isn't difficult, once you figure out where to place the 'front post treble crochet-sc' (fptr-sc). That stitch itself was a new variation to me but very easy to master. Unlike your typical post stitch, this one ends with an anchoring sc that gives the rows on the backside their solid look (no post-back gaps) So, if anything, it's the actual placement of the post stitch that can trip some folks up. I purposely chose to place mine just a bit differently than instructed, as it resulted in a more symmetrical heart shape from my perspective. Either way though, Dawn, I'm sure you could do it. What's nice is that it's one of those patterns where you can set the instructions aside once you get your bearings.

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correcting typo in acronym of special stitch


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:57 AM

I love your version of this afghan. The color combo is wonderful. Beautiful work!
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:58 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS and so is the afghan :) I love the colors you chose and the fact that she loves it too and is excited to take it home. She will be wrapped in love and warmth for sure.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:57 AM

beautiful :) I hope to make that one someday :)

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:09 AM

GORGEOUS! That must have made all of the time it took making it worth it when she asked if it was really hers to take home. She is lucky to have such a wonderful gift.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:29 PM

Gorgeous! I love the colors you used. :)

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:37 PM

Both your afghan and your granddaughter are beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing both.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:25 PM

Thank you Dawn! The pattern isn't difficult, once you figure out where to place the 'front post treble crochet-sc' (fptc-sc). That stitch itself was a new variation to me but very easy to master. Unlike your typical post stitch, this one ends with an anchoring sc that gives the rows on the backside their solid look (no post-back gaps) So, if anything, it's the actual placement of the post stitch that can trip some folks up. I purposely chose to place mine just a bit differently than instructed, as it resulted in a more symmetrical heart shape from my perspective. Either way though, Dawn, I'm sure you could do it. What's nice is that it's one of those patterns where you can set the instructions aside once you get your bearings.


:)Thank you so much for the info.... I will have to put it on my to do list.... Hope mine comes out as lovely as yours! GBU!:manyheart