Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Another Serendipitous moment

Last night I picked up the Crafting Tranditions (Jan-Feb '96) that I picked up at the library sale. It has a cute heart doily that I wanted. Well, I discovered that the magazine also has a Valentine/heart afghan done in Tunisian! It has hearts & roses, and none of this straight afghan stitch and add the design in cross stitch. I'm not a big fan of cross stitch. Anyway, this pattern uses the Basic Afghan Stitch (BAS, aka Tunisian Simple Stitch, TSS), but also uses seed stitch, knit & purl, and a bobble. Lots of texture, lots of learning opportunity for crocheters to learn new techniques and stitches.
I started the doily while watching a movie with hubby, and I've finished 12 of the 15 rows, so this works up really fast and easy. I think I'll make up some of these to add to wedding gifts, but they'd also be nice to have on hand to give to a friend, a last minute birthday gift, etc. I'm going to finish my doily, and then get back to swatching for classes!


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