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Go Steelers! Mile a Minute Afghan


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#1 FootballMom

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:11 AM

I started this afghan last fall, but put it on hold in October. I had gotten as far as making 60 football motifs…what a pain they were! It was going to be done in my son’s school colors, as he was playing football in college at the time. As you can see from my signature, Ex-FootballMom, he is no longer playing, and has since transferred to another college, and totally to another sport.

My suburban Pittsburgh sister hinted to me how good she thought it would look in Steeler Black and Gold. So I recently went back and finished it. The footballs were really excruciating, but the rest of the afghan was a lot of fun to do. I had never done a Mile a Minute afghan before, but I will for sure do another…just not one with 60 footballs in it!

FYI: I purchased the pattern on Ebay in a little magazine called "Annie's Quick and Easy Crochet to Go," Aug/Sept 1998, Number 112. But I recently found out that it is also in a book called "Annie's Favorite Special Occasions Crochet Projects," which you can buy on Amazon either new or used.

GO STEELERS!!!

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:17 AM

OH WOW!!!!! That is F A N T A S T I C!!!:cheer:cheer:cheer:cheer:cheer

#3 CrisKad

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:31 AM

That's awesome!
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:37 AM

Very cool!
Thanks for sharing where to find the pattern! I know somebody who would love to receive something like that!
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#5 Peggy85225

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:41 AM

Great afghan.

#6 Tampa Doll

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:47 AM

Very cool.:hook

#7 Crafty_Mel

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:34 AM

This is just too cool:yay

#8 mama24boyz

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:39 AM

I love that!!
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:48 AM

Awesome afghan!:cheer

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:52 AM

Wow! That does look like a lot of work! It came out great, though!
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:26 AM

Great pattern and blanket.
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:35 AM

Wowzer! That turned out great. :)

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:37 AM

WOW!!! Very unique afghan. One of my DGSs would just love this.

#14 jmccrochet

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:47 AM

WOW!

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

Wow! That is so cool! I'm not showing my husband, he'll want one. :lol great work1
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:42 AM

AWESOME! I have to get that pattern!
You did a GREAT job!! :cheer
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:43 AM

Wow!! That is a totally cool looking afghan!! My dh would go crazy over it, he is a "Huge" Steelers fan!! Every Christmas I try to make him something in Steeler colors. This afghan would knock his socks off--he really likes different or unique things!! I haven't worked on a Mile a Minute afghan in years!! This one sure is tempting, but I don't know if I would have the patience!!:lol


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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

boy that's so neat....
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:11 AM

I'm so Impressed!
I've never seen anything like it.


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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

That is COOL!
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