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#1 darski

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:21 AM

Flanders Fields Afghan (square – 8 inches)

I am posting this now so that any Canucks who wish to use this square for Bless a Vet month in the Charity Blitz may do so.


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I used a 6 mm hook and WW yarn in black, White and Red.

Centre, with black chain 4 and join to form a ring
Row 1: 12 hdc into ring and join. Ch 1

Row 2a. sc in same stitch, ch 4, *sc in 3rd hdc, ch4 * around end by joining to 1st sc with sl st-four chain 4 loops formed

Row 2b: work sc in next hdc, ch 5, *sc in 3rd hdc, ch 5* join to 1st sc and break off. – four ch 5 loops formed.



Pic of the back of the square showing background stitches



Work background with white…
Row 1: Attach white in centre of chain 5 loop, ch 3, work 3 more dc in loop. Work 8 dc into next three ch 5 loops, work 4 more dc in beginning loop. Join and turn, sl st into next stitch and turn again. – 32 dc A suggestion here... instead of "ch 3, work 3 more dc in loop", you can change that to ch 3, work 4 more dc in loop and then work only 3 more dc when you come back around. it makes it easier to start your next row without that whole mess happening with "Join and turn, sl st into next stitch and turn again."

Row 2: ch 5, 3dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, 3dc in next, ch 2 3dc in next* repeat around end with 2 more dc worked in same st as ch 5. join in 3rd chain of ch 5.

Row 3: sl st to ch 2 space. Ch 5, 2dc in same space, *sk 1 st, V-st in next st, [sk 2 sts, V-st in next st] three times, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) Shell in corner, *repeat around and end with one more dc in original ch 2 space, join in 3rd ch of 5.

Row 4: sl st into ch 2 space. Ch 5, 2dc in same space, *ch 1, V-st in every V-st ch 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) shell in corner* repeat around and end with 1 dc in original ch 2 space. join in 3rd ch of 5.

Row 5. Work corner shells in every corner and a dc in every dc and ch 1 space around. Break off white.

Attach red in any chain 4 loop work sc, hdc, 3dc, 5 trc, 3dc, hdc, sc in every loop. Join to first sc and break off red. Tidy all ends.






Because this is for the Vets and I am going through my local Legion Branch. I am going to make the border in Navy and Gold. Haven’t gotten there yet though. I will most likely use a variety of reds to make the poppies as well.

I am planning to put the squares together with the black as in a black (arm)band. It will also set the squares IYKWIM

Copyright: Darlene Cutler - 2007





The first two squares –testing


Edited by darski, 28 July 2014 - 10:28 AM.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:34 AM

Great Job, Darski! Those will make a beautifil 'ghan :hook Thank you so much for sharing with us!
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:38 AM

Pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:10 AM

Very nice:tup! Thanks:hug for another great pattern Darski!
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:32 AM

That's really pretty!

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:13 AM

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:14 AM

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:50 AM

:hug Thanks Darski!
I think that I will make an afghan with this pattern and donate it to my local Legion (maybe they can raffle it off).
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:32 AM

very nice Darski. There is a huge poppy sale by the veterans in the US also for Memorial Day where they sell some that you attach to something so it would be very appropriate here also

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:02 AM

Do I have to be a Canuck to use it I think is very nice
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:06 AM

It is for anyone who wants to use it. I didn't realize that Americans used the poppy too. Go for it!

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:15 AM

It is for anyone who wants to use it. I didn't realize that Americans used the poppy too. Go for it!



:think please do not think I was being rude :blush :blush It was ment as a compliment:yes
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:18 AM

:think please do not think I was being rude :blush :blush It was ment as a compliment:yes


Oh no, not in the least. I was just glad to hear that information.

it is even better if everyone can use it and support our Vets.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:19 AM

Darski and others:

I am not sure if any of you are aware of why the Vets use the poppy as their symbol, but it stems from this poem, one of the most beloved poems about the sacrifices soldiers make for freedom:

http://www.greatwar..../inflanders.htm

There is a bit about the poem's history at the bottom as well.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:51 AM

Beautiful square Darski! Great idea to make for Vets to use for a fund raiser.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:57 AM

Darski and others:

I am not sure if any of you are aware of why the Vets use the poppy as their symbol, but it stems from this poem, one of the most beloved poems about the sacrifices soldiers make for freedom:

http://www.greatwar..../inflanders.htm

There is a bit about the poem's history at the bottom as well.

:D


I can still recite the poem by heart and Col john McCRae is one of my heroes for the fact that he immortalized the giving of the soldiers in the "War to End All Wars".

When he says, "Take up our quarrel with the foe, to you from failing hands we throw the torch...." I believe that torch has come to each of us and we have to stand against evil just as those men did with all they had. That is why our Vets deserve our best and our gratitude.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 11:16 AM

Darski, Thank you for all you share with us at Crochetville. This square means a lot to me especially since my Dad is a Veteran. Thankfully my Dad is a living Veteran.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:30 PM

Darski, Thank you for all you share with us at Crochetville. This square means a lot to me especially since my Dad is a Veteran. Thankfully my Dad is a living Veteran.


I second what froggy said because my dad is now 82 and was a Navy Seabee during WWII.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:40 PM

I love that square...thanks so much!! :hook

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:13 PM

it makes me so happy that this square - which really did come from my heart of love - will be a blessing to Vets and to their families who appreciate what servicemen and women do.

it would be nice if a lot of lapghans and afghans found their way into VA hospitals around the world.

I think this may be an ongoing project for me now. I have a son in Toronto who could find his way to Sunnybrook hospital.

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