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Not Project Linus but a wedding gift

Made another afghan, this for a couple getting married in May.

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  • last year

    It’s wonderful. How long does it take you to make something like that?

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked hhireno
  • last year

    It’s beautiful!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked porkandham
  • last year

    Oh just beautiful! I still have the afghan my beloved Nana gave me upon my college graduation more than 40 years ago! I swear it's as nice as the year she gave it to me. I use it all the time, and just throw it in the washer and dryer when it needs it.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Bestyears
  • last year

    Gorgeous. Just fab.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked mtnrdredux_gw
  • last year

    Beautiful!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked nickel_kg
  • last year

    You do beautiful ”work” AD!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Irish2
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    • Honestly, your workmanship (workwomanship?) is so pretty, I like it best in a solid simple color where you see its beauty. Who wouldn't treasure that?
    Annie Deighnaugh thanked mtnrdredux_gw
  • last year

    Lucky couple. That is gorgeous.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked jab65
  • last year

    So beautiful, Annie.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked OutsidePlaying
  • last year

    So lovely!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked nelliebean
  • last year

    Wow. You are such a talented artist and craftsperson! That is just lovely.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked pricklypearcactus
  • last year

    It's beautiful. Elegant and cozy is the perfect combination.

    Lucky couple indeed.


    Annie Deighnaugh thanked jojoco
  • last year

    Lovely work, Annie!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked stacey_mb
  • last year

    Stunning! ! !

    Rusty

  • last year

    Annie, it’s so beautiful! What a treasure.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Jilly
  • last year

    Thank you all. I hope they like it. I really like this pattern and the hand it yields. It's crochet, but because it is done the long way rather than across, so it looks finer, more tailored, than many other crochet patterns. This is the 4th time I've made this pattern.


    hhireno, I finished the last one in mid-Feb and I finished this one this past weekend so maybe 5 weeks, but it was worked on very intermittently, so it's hard to say how many hours it actually took. This one is a large one as the couple are both tall and substantial....much larger than what I usually make for Project Linus.

  • last year

    It was 5 weeks well spent! I have time, I wish I had your talent.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked hhireno
  • last year

    Just gorgeous. they will love it for sure.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Lyban zone 4
  • last year

    So pretty!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Allison0704
  • last year

    I'm sure they will be thrilled to receive it - a future heirloom. It's a beautiful color and pattern.

  • last year

    Very pretty! Lucky couple to receive this as a gift.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked nicole___
  • last year

    The lucky couple will adore this afgan you've made. Wow. You are very talented! It's beautiful. A labor of love indeed. I think they will cherish this for many years to come.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked SEA SEA
  • last year

    Just beautiful Annie!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked rubyclaire
  • last year

    What a beautiful classic. Lucky couple indeed.

    Will you attend the wedding?

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Rho Dodendron
  • last year

    An absolutely lovely work. How lucky they are!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Patriciae
  • last year

    That is an instant heirloom, Annie Annie, and an incredibly generous gift of your time.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Kswl
  • last year

    Yes, Rho, I am going to the wedding, God willin' and the creek don't rise!

  • last year

    Beautiful? you are a tatalented lady.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked eandhl2
  • last year

    Now THAT is a great wedding gift. It is beautiful. You have a wonderful talent 👏

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked katlan
  • last year

    @Annie Deighnaugh

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

    I make afghans also, as a hobby, because I have not perfected my hand and spacing. I do give them as gifts, but only as a “look what I made you” gift. Not as an occasion gift. Their are not perfect, many imperfections, but they keep me busy and happy.

    Do tell, what brand and kind of yarn you used for this beautiful afghan. Also the name of the stitch you used.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked njmomma
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    I use the one pound yarn from Lion's Brand....I like their yarn a lot. And it's washable which is important for an afghan.

    It is not a name of stitch but a pattern that combines rows of SC in the back loop with rows of crossed DC. It's an old one from the old Workbasket Magazine if you remember them.


    You do 3 rows of SC in the back loop, then 3 rows of crossed DC, then 3 rows of SC in the back loop and 1 row of crossed DC, and just repeat. The pattern is worked along the length of the afghan rather than the width. I finished off the two unfinished ends in a shell stitch...the other sides I just started and ended the afghan with a row of sc.

  • last year

    Beautiful!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked ilikefriday
  • last year

    ItsIt’s beabeautiful, no surprise there.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked sheesh
  • last year

    Very nice! DH's grandmother made one very similar for us as a wedding gift-she was 91. We still use it almost 40 years later.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked texanjana
  • last year

    Beautiful - You are very talented, Annie, and could start your own shop : )

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Arapaho-Rd
  • last year

    Handmade gifts are so rare these days. I hope they'll appreciate how special this is!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Olychick
  • last year

    That is utterly gorgeous, Annie!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked sjerin
  • last year

    Wow! I'm speechless.

    Stunning!



    Annie Deighnaugh thanked jane__ny
  • last year

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. It's good to know that these gifts are used and appreciated for many years. Since I enjoy making them, it's a win-win!

  • last year

    Beautiful! A lovely gift.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked jill302
  • last year

    Bravo, that is a serious work of art. It would fit in any room. They will love it.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked Yayagal
  • last year

    Beautiful work, as usual. i was going to ask the brand but i see you answered the earlier question.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked blubird
  • last year

    I can't really add anything to the praise that's been given here, but man that is some stellar work. Absolutely stellar. I am sure they will treasure it.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked salonva
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    @Annie Deighnaugh regarding the yarn, i saw that both Lion Brand and Caron yarns each have a pounder. Do you have a preference for one over the other? Do they both have a nice hand and finish?

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    blubird, my preference is for Lion Brand....the hand is better. Red Heart also has a one pounder which is my least favorite...it tends to pill a lot.

  • last year

    The afghan is so beautiful! What a lucky couple!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked teeda
  • last year

    Gorgeous! One of my favorite wedding gifts was from my cousin who crocheted an afghan for us in a wedding ring pattern. It’s still on our bed every day!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked gsciencechick
  • last year

    @Annie Deighnaugh thanks for the Lion brand rec. I'd crossed Red Heart off my list a while ago It used to be fine yarn for afghans, but it has gotten so coarse I cant stand the feel of it.

  • last year

    really beautiful!

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked foggyj2
  • last year

    Beautful I am sure they will treasure it.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked cran
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