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Painterly Stripe Afghan
Pattern Number: 80800AD
Rating: *****
4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Painterly Stripe Afghan Reviewed by Denise Mullins on 2013-10-26 *****
This afghan works up beautifully and looks quite lush. I think the finished product has a softer look between the transitioning patches, which was a plus (in my opinion).

Painterly Stripe Afghan Reviewed by dorothyMstewart on 2011-05-07 ****
through the few months i startd to use, lionbrand. ease in using and wshes well. everyone that recieves a afghan . etc likes the feeling of the yarn..

trying to make a earth bunny blanket. now that i see the pattern, may try again..

Painterly Stripe Afghan Reviewed by JoAnn Clark on 2011-10-01 *****
This afghan was really simple to make! I only worked on it off and on for ~3 months as I had time and still finished it in plenty of time for a Christmas present!! (My skill level is advanced beginner/intermediate.)

Since the afghan's made in pieces, it's a really easy project to take with you. It's also a blanket you can work on in the summer without sweltering underneath an ever-growing project! :)

For those who are looking to make this afghan, here's just a couple notes/adjustments I made that might be useful for you as well:

1) I tend to crochet a bit tightly, but I met the gauge with the hook listed (K-10.5).

2) Since the pattern only gives the length of each piece in inches, here's the row counts I used to make those lengths:

Block 1 = 28 rows for 16" length
Block 2 = 14 rows for 8" length
Block 3 = 38 rows for 16" length
Block 4 = 19 rows for 8 " length

So long as you're meeting the stitch gauge, I would expect your row counts to be somewhat similar.

3) I joined all of the pieces together using a slip stitch. I used the darkest/most neutral color to do the stitching so it wasn't as obvious if it peeked through the front side.

(I used 2 of the 3 colors listed in the pattern, swapping out the listed gold/brown color for Barley. Barley worked great for the assembly!)

4) I put a simple edge on the blanket to finish it off:

Row 1 = sc in each around the entire edge (3 st in each corner)

Row 2 = crab stitch (reverse sc) in each sc around the entire blanket (4 st in each corner, total)

I carried all 3 colors around the edge and picked up the color of a given square as I made my way around the blanket - that looked really sharp.

5) I purchased 4 balls of each color to be sure I had enough. Good thing I did because the 3 balls of each that the pattern calls for was barely enough to make all of the rectangles. Having that extra yarn gave me plenty for assembly and edging.

If my sister doesn't like this blanket, my mom has already volunteered to take it off her hands b/c she loves it! :)

Painterly Stripe Afghan Reviewed by Trinity Cook on 2010-09-26 ****
This was a fairly simple afghan to make, I used 2 different blues and a white for my daughter. But I find Homespun yarn a little difficult to work with. My daughter loves it though, nice and warm and big enough to stay with her into adulthood. If I ever make this again, I'm going to use a different yarn.

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Painterly Stripe Afghan Reviewed by on 2009-12-06 *****
I chose colors to go with a friend's decor and made 2 of these: one for her, and one for her new husband. They turned out nicely and were simple to make. It took a bit longer than I anticipated to stitch the pieces together but the result was very nice. She was thrilled with their soft snuggly texture and machine washability.

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