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Vintage Crocheted Afghan
Finished
March 21, 2015
May 15, 2020
Project info
Vintage Crocheted Afghan
Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Crochet
afghan (see notes)
Hooks & yarn
4.0 mm (G)
3,066 yards = 14 skeins
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
2 skeins = 438.0 yards (400.5 meters), 200 grams
Gray
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Orange
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Blue
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Purple
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Orange
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Purple
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Green
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Red
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Purple
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Pink
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Blue-purple
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Pink
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Green
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Notes

5-16-20 - finished! wow, it’s a great piece and I had so much fun these past five weeks working on it. (going to start another one today!)

4-7-20 - unearthing for this year’s 100 day project. Goal is to work about a row each day … and have a finished afghan when 100 days are up (on July 15)!

4-8-15 - finally have all the colors - halfway through the 2nd repeat. and still loving the project!
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using yarn originally purchased last summer/fall for the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted afghan mysteries.

to use all these colors, I’m adapting the 7-color afghan to be 13 colors. I have two balls of the gray 112, so it’s the MC (as written). Then I have A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L for the rest. It’s hard to explain, but I’m pairing them as A/G, B/H, C/I, D/J, E/K, F/L - every other A row in the pattern will be G, every other B row will be H, etc.

I used about 14-15g for each of the rows. When I finished the 81 rows per the pattern, I had leftovers in most of the colors to make it longer. I added nine rows of colors (my random selections) and one final MC row. Then worked the borders. I buried the ends along the edges and secured under those edge stitches. EASY EASY EASY!

And a final note about the yarn … it felt just a little stiff as I was working. After I had all the ends buried, I washed it in cold water on delicate in a lingerie bag … dried on low for about an hour (it was just dry), still in the bag, and with a bath towel to keep it from “clumping up”. I couldn’t be happier with the finished piece. It softened up. and the yarn looks great (no pills, etc). I firmly believe that afghans should be able to be washed so they get used. I’d highly recommend this yarn!

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Worsted
100% Wool
219 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: March 21, 2015
  • Updated: May 16, 2020
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