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June 22 2012
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mom & me crochetalong
Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
time together with mom
7-color afghan
Hooks & yarn
4.0 mm (G)
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
14 skeins = 3080.0 yards (2816.4 meters), 1400 grams
Wildfibers in Mount Vernon, Washington
December 8, 2011

June 22, 2012 - today is the day we cast on … is it still called that when you start a crochet project?? so much to learn ☺


the family photo is circa 1975 taken in upstate NY during my mom’s 10yr reunion ~ my mom is 28, the little blondie is me at 8, my brother is 7 and my sister is 5

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2012 - my mom crochets & has a wool allergy so she’s sadly been left out of all the fun the knitwits have been having with our knitting and wooly yarn adventures

this past Christmas, I gifted both my mom and I this pretty vintage inspired pattern from one of the greatest yarn shops around, and I picked yarn out for both of our projects (hers is a washable acrylic/nylon blend), from my other favorite lys in the area and wrapped it all up for her gift with the hope that we would spend time together working on these blankets and enjoying each other’s company….and with the added benefit for me that I get to learn how to crochet from my mom ;)

helpful hints:

  • if you cast on 310st ~ you will end up with 20 peaks and 9st of chain leftover at the end of your foundation row

  • gauge: all the pattern says is 2 1/2” ‘peak to peak or valley to valley’ … I got exactly that peak to peak horizontally (stitch gauge) but not vertically (row gauge) so I assume it just applies to stitch gauge? 1st color sequence measures 4 3/4” so my blanket is going to be about…38” long!?!?! I’m probably going to end up with something closer to the throw size but it’s too pretty to rip out and it will still be functional so I’m leaving it as is

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by Cascade Yarns®
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: December 8, 2011
  • Project created: June 22, 2012
  • In progress: June 22, 2012
  • Updated: August 31, 2014
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