Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Marine Corps Afghan Chart


Here is my latest afghan chart. It was requested by Sandra for her Marine son and  Corinne who crochets afghans for the VFW, Fisher House, and hospitals.

I altered the insignia somewhat to make it easier to crochet, but I tried to stay true to the original design.

Each square on the pattern counts as a single crochet.  It has 170 stitches across and 211 rows. The gauge of the pattern totally depends on the size yarn and hook you use.  I measured my gauge for worsted weight yarn and an I hook at 4 sts and 4 rows = 1".  With this gauge the afghan would measure 42 1/2" x 52 3/4" .  If you want to make it wider or longer, I'd add red stitches on either side of the pattern for width or more rows to the top and bottom of the pattern to make it longer.  I don't knit, but I think you could use this for a knitted afghan as well.

If you are really talented (and somewhat ambidextrous) you can switch the hook to your left hand when you get to the end of the row and then crochet back the way you came like Carol Ventura does.

This is another video tutorial by Red Heart Yarn.

If you are new to crochet charts check out my Globe Pillow Crochet Along, it has a tutorial on how to read a chart.  If you would rather cross stitch the details of the chart, I would crochet the major areas and then you can have a look at my Day of the Dead Banner (also below) pattern for a tutorial on how to cross stitch on single crochet for the finer details. 

For other tips on following a crochet chart check out my Harley Davidson Afghan post.

I realize there's no way you could crochet this afghan from this tiny picture, so if you want the chart email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com.  Let me know what format you want it in.  (Excel--editable .xlsx, Adobe .pdf or picture .png,  I recommend the .xlsx or .png files because the pdf splits it up into several pages.)

If anyone wants to make this afghan or anything "Marine" for sale please be sure to check this website for licensing of the image.  Thanks.

Happy Hooking!

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53 comments:

  1. I have a whole host of family members in the military with a Marine being one of the branches. Thank you for offering this free.

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  2. Thank you again for the pattern! I am sure my husband will be quite impressed and will love this once I finish it!

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  3. What program do you use to make your graphs?

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    1. I use Excel. You can find a tutorial I wrote about it here
      http://blog.crochetatplay.com/2013/04/04/featured-blogger-crochet-parfait/

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  4. I love this pattern and am the wife, mother and sister-in-law to several Marines. I am adding this to my stack of stuff to make - this one will be near the top! I did want to mention that should anyone consider making this afghan or anything "Marine" for the purpose of selling it should be sure and check out this website. It explains licensing, etc., for all the trademarked USMC stuff.

    http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/divpa/Units/MarineCorpsTrademarkLicensingProgram/FAQ.aspx

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    1. Thanks for the info, I'll put it in the post.

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  5. could you also please send this one to nana671@gmail.com and countrynurse671@yahoo.com...thank you and im thinkin there might be more

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  6. Please send me the chart. Katieb@bluebonnetsmile.com. my marine will love it.

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  7. Can I also have a copy, please? Slowbutsteadyknits@yahoo.com

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  8. I should have the chart as well. My ex-Marine will love it... thank you
    sownsew@hotmail.com...

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  9. Could you please send this pattern in Excel to dreamhavan@yahoo.com? Thanks, and do you have a list of colors and how many skeins of each?

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  10. Can you please send this pattern in Excel to firebabe597@yahoo.com THANKS

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  11. i have a family member who was in the marines and would love to make this for him. would you send me the chart in PDF to terri.curtis8375@yahoo.com? Thank you.

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  12. My son is currently in the Marine Corp . I would be honored to be blessed with a copy of this chart. God Bless You!! My e-mail: janietijerina58@gmail.com

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    1. Is this the correct email address? When I tried to send it to you I got a Mailer Daemon notice saying it was undeliverable.

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  13. May I please have a PDF copy of this chart? My son is in the Marines and would love this afghan when he comes home from Hawaii. My email address is aldenkk@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much for such a great chart!

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  14. Great work! We have several active and past Marines in the family. Please send me an Excel pattern to: mverzella96@bellsouth.net. Thanks!!

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  15. I would LOVE a copy of this pattern!! Can you send an excel file AND a pdf file? thank you sooooo much! yorla44@gmail.com

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  16. Please email me a copy of the chart. I would love to make this for my husband.

    Thank You for the pattern

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    1. Email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and I will send it too you.

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  17. I would like to do this pattern but in a knit version...would I use the same amount of stitches?

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  18. Yes, I have had other people knit my charts and they say that they come out true to the chart. They do knit one stitch per square, just as you would if you were crocheting. Would you like the chart? If so what file format. I'll be happy to send you a copy. (It's free).

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  20. Please send me this pattern to tinamariecook@gmail.com in PDF thank you so much my Aunt will love this.

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  21. Please send me this!! So amazing! I'll take the .png please! amber_fye89@yahoo.com

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  22. Please send this to smiletdr730@gmail.com... my son is in the Marine Corp and would love it!

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  23. Please send me a copy in excel and/or PDF to cwoodmarshall@gmail.com . Thank you so much!

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  24. Can u please send in pdf to heatherfischer67@gmail.com

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  25. Is this actually all crocheted or is the words and eagle globe anchor cross stitched in there

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    1. You can do it either way. I'm personally not patient enough to do the whole thing in crochet, too many loose ends hanging off and getting tangled up. I usually prefer to crochet the major parts, such as the background and the rings, maybe the white of the globe and then cross stitch the rest. But I've had followers who have crocheted the entire blanket.

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  26. Please send me the Marine Afghan Chart in excel and/or .png.

    Thank you very much. Anchundia@aol.com

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  27. Hello, I love this! I hope you are still sharing this pattern. I was looking for one to make my nephew an MC blanket for graduation. He is leaving for boot camp right afterward. I wanted to show him how proud I am for continuing our family tradition. My email is Genericmommy@yahoo.com. pdf or excel. Thank you!!
    Christine

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  28. My husband was in the Marine Corp and this would be an awesome gift for him for fathers day or birthday or Christmas. Could you please send the pattern in excel to devilwoman967@hotmail.com
    Thank-you so much for sharing such wonderful patterns and for free!
    Debbie Weaver

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  29. My son in law is a marine and would love this for a gift to him, thank you for sharing, Love all your afghans!!! please send PDF file to : meemawpep@hotmail.com

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  30. Could you please send me a pattern. Send to mikeandrobin_2@msn.com

    Thank you

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  31. Hi Pam,
    I just sent you a email requesting thechart but forgot to addin what format to send it in....
    Please send it which ever is best for You to do it in ok?? As long as I have the #'s to count(squares) Iam aok!!!
    Thank You SOOO very much!!!! Can not wait to get started!!!

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  32. dear Pam, would you please send a copy of the Marine Corps Afghan chart to me at clynnwilcox@gmail.com and to clwilcox1217@sbcglobal.net? my gmail account works erratically so I would ask if you wouldn't mind sending the chart to me at both addresses have given. I just want to make sure I get the chart okay. I really appreciate you sharing your beautiful work with us and giving us the opportunity to create it also. Would you mind sending it to me in .pdf format? I would like to give it to my father who is a 20 year Marine Corps veteran.I am always on the lookout for things to make for him with the Marine Corps logo so I was thrilled to see your pattern.

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  33. Send you a email , but just wanted to let you know how much this means that you would give your time and effort so freely, thank you again.

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  34. The afghan is amazing!! Would you please send the pattern/chart to me in both Adobe .pdf or picture .png (I'm not sure what my computer can open). My email address is NMICHEL@rochester.rr.com. Thank you, Nancy

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  35. I have 1 granddaughter (20) in Marines. Her sister (18) is going in June. I am very excited to make this! Please send me a pdf file of the chart, as well as an Excel file. Thank you so much!

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  36. Sorry! Please send pdf and excel chart to mdctd1@wavecomputers.net. Thank you!

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  37. HI I would love to make this for my brother, can you please send me it in PDF and Excel. My email is madtrucking3@aol.com
    Thank you

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  38. Could you please send both the Marine and Navy patterns to me, email address is Egyptologistcrafts@gmail.com
    My dad is an American Veteran for Vietnam, he served in the Marines. My aunt served in the Marines later, and my uncle in the Navy. I have a step-uncle who served and works with the VFW hall all the time.

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  39. Love this could I please get a copy of the pattern....luvsmickeymse@aol.com. Thanks

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    1. Yes I do. Email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com to get the chart.

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  41. I want to thank you again for offering this as a free chart. I am working my way through this bit by bit. This is my first ever chart and I am loving it. I have a very special Marine who is turning 80 this year just before Christmas, and this will be for him. All those who see my progress pictures are in awe and love it so much. Thank you again!

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    1. I'm trying to get started. I'm practicing right now. I'm not pleased with how the color changes look. They are very rough. Is this normal? What yarn did you use?

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  43. Can you send me the Marine chart in pdf please and thank you �� Brittanyjamesparker@yahoo.com

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  44. Hello everyone! I'm trying to get the chart sent to me for the Marine Corp Afghan. But have failed to receive a response from anyone. Could someone please email me at Pamm@live.com with the chart? I would so appreciate it..... And that it be sent in. Pdf format. Thanks in advance!

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