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#1 Alnee

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:34 AM

Hi Everyone!!!

I would love to make an afghan for a close family friend. She is part Cherokee and always has the most gorgeous Native American decorations around her house. I thought doing an afghan that would fit into a similiar motive would be a wonderful gift for her. I found two afghans that are similiar to what I am looking for but they are available in sets only on herrschners website and I only need the pattern not the yarn (I already have that part picked out!)... Anyone know of a book with a good pattern in it or a free pattern somewhere? I am trying to avoid doing afghan stitch which it seems like many of the patterns I have looked at require... I just have not been able to get the hang of the stitch.

Here are the two that I was looking at so you can kinda see what I am talking about.

http://www.herrschne...rochet Kit.aspx

http://www.herrschne...rochet Kit.aspx

If I could just find the pattern without the kit I would be doing great! LOL

#2 Empress Busy Bee

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:37 AM

Here is a free pattern, you'll have to register to get the pattern if you haven't already:

http://www.freepatte...riteria=FC00046

Here are a bunch of patterns for purchase:

http://www.zianet.co...RUGS.HTML?76,17


#3 Alnee

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:15 AM

Thank you!!!!! :)

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:12 PM

Just caught this post, I have a native American friend, don't think she would be too happy being given a Navajo article as she is not Navajo, maybe your friend is more open minded! Good luck, both designs look lovely, will you post a picture when it is finished?

#5 CraftyZone

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:51 PM

Sometimes Herrschners sell the patterns by themselves or try EBay great resource for patterns. Try patterns central too they have a lot of free ones.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:16 PM

Just caught this post, I have a native American friend, don't think she would be too happy being given a Navajo article as she is not Navajo, maybe your friend is more open minded! Good luck, both designs look lovely, will you post a picture when it is finished?


I don't think the word Navajo is used in the strict anthropological sense here:lol
More of just a general Native American-inspired design i think;)
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