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OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!--Dallas Cowboys afghan


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#1 madbrilliant1

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:28 AM

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I just finished the most rewarding project. My friend George turned 21 on the tenth and since I could not visit him in Texas I wanted to make his birthday present extra special. Originally it was going to be a beer pong table but I wanted to do something a bit more challenging and something that he would like for a really long time. I haven't given it to him yet because I won't see him again until August so if you happen to know someone named George Huber from Texas please don't tell him about his birthday present. haha

 

Now without further ado I give you the Dallas Cowboys Birthday Blanket!

 

 

Just a few notes:
I use KnitPro because hey!, it's free. The blanket is not a very big one but that's how I wanted it to be. I think it'll fit on his bed as a smaller afghan and it won't be so bad to tote around to football games or a weekend swim meet or something.

 

 

I compiled some pictures to show the process of making the blanket. I stayed up until four am on some nights just to get this thing done.

 

 

The back of the blanket looked really yucky so I bought some really soft navy colored fleece and attached it to the back. I used a hole punch to make holes and then crochet it in accordingly.

 

 

Like I said, I'm super proud of this one because it's my first time using a graph and it certainly won't be my last time doing so. Also, I've never made a shape or letters in a blanket before and I'm so proud about how the whole thing turned out.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:51 AM

Good work. Nice afghan. I love the way you put a fleece back on it. That is very neat. I'm sure Geroge will love it.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:18 AM

Great job!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:52 AM

I love this afghan. You did an outstanding job. You have every right to be proud of it. I just know your friend will love it too. What a great idea putting navy fleece on the back side. Thank you for posting pictures of it.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:29 AM

It's great! George will love it. you did a great job, it was well worth staying up so late!
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:30 AM

Fantastic! I've not tried anything like this yet, but you certainly inspire me!
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:06 AM

:cheerwonderful job!!:cheer
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:37 AM

Just awesome he's going to love it!


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:25 AM

THis is great!!!! Nice work!!
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:07 AM

Really nice!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

Very cool afghan!!!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

George will love this awesome afghan. The backing just makes it more snuggly. Terrific job!!!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:49 AM

That's wonderful! I'm sure George will love it. :D

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

WAY awesome! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

If George is a Cowboy fan, he will love it. Great job.:hook

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:27 PM

thats really nnice!!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:23 PM

Fantastic! I've not tried anything like this yet, but you certainly inspire me!



I think I like this one the most becuase it's got a shape in it and it was a graph.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:25 PM

If George is a Cowboy fan, he will love it. Great job.:hook


Oh he's a die hard. Personally I'm a Vikings girl but to each his own right?

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:49 PM

:cheerBeautiful--good work!!!
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

George will love this awesome afghan. The backing just makes it more snuggly. Terrific job!!!



The backing is so soft. I didn't even have to wash it to soften it up. And it covers the yucky knots that I made on the back of the blanket. haha

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