Aganippe by Julie Blagojevich


July 2013
Lace ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Shells and Picots
3.5 mm (E)
850 - 875 yards (777 - 800 m)
one size--but can be customized
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This pattern is available for $4.00.

With Aganippe, I begin a series of wraps with names from Ancient Greek myths. My inspiration and backdrop for this series is the full-sized replica of the Athenian Parthenon located here in Nashville, TN. It was constructed as part of the state’s Centennial Exposition.

The yarn for this project was Teri DiLibero’s beautifully dyed Abner Jones Art Yarns Squish! Silky Lace. It is a dream to crochet with! The yarn is soft and squishy and gives great stitch definition. Teri dyed it with all kinds of lovely shades of blue. Each stitch I worked was like a tiny surprise. I loved working with this yarn.

Aganippe is a crescent-shaped wrap that is 90 inches (228.6 cm) along the outer curve and 19 inches (48.3 cm) at the widest point. Aganippe was a nymph dwelling in a freshwater spring, and the design immitates the look of a fountain or spring.

The following stitches were used: chain, double crochet, double crochet two together, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch, treble crochet. In addition, there are picots abounding in the design.

The pattern pdf includes 15 photos, including blocking photos. Gina has also provided recipe thoughts for creating a shorter or longer wrap.

A special thank you to Teri DiLibero. She not only dyed the beautiful yarn for this design, but she also tested the pattern.

Please send me a message if you have any questions about this design, or join our group, CrochetWorks. We love to chat about crochet and yarn:)