Sunday, December 16, 2007

crochet irish Lace Afghan

this is a new pattern to me, diamonds in crochet. never tried doing them, i know various ways to do them in knitting. got this pattern from herrscheners it was in a packet of yarn from local senior center. thought i'd make up this afghan for them to sell at their annual Christmas bazaar to raise money for the center and trips, etc.
i will have to rip this apart as the gauge is off but i wanted to see what the pattern would become. it's 9 rounds in total and another square will abutt the next one forming a diamond using popcorns. says it's to be 8' square and to make 48 of them. not sure if there's enough yarn for that but will make what i can.
starts out with popcorns and uses clusters for corners. while also making popcorns in the form of a diamond for the other ends of the square.
takes about 1 1/2 hours to do the full 9 rounds for one square. craft site catalog # 20-3803 for kit
it is an older pattern.

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