Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dont Tread On Me Afghan Chart



Here is my latest afghan chart. It was requested by Cindi who wants to have this finished by August.
She told me she'll transcribe the pattern into written text, so as soon as I get it from here I'll post it.

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 159 stitches across and 121 rows (more like a flag shape). 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 39 3/4" x 30 1/4" .  If you want to make it wider or longer, I'd add yellow 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.

Here is another tutorial by Interweave that I think is easier.

If you are new to crochet charts check out my Globe Pillow Crochet Along, it has a tutorial on how to read a chart and change yarn. 

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.)

Happy Hooking!

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5 comments:

  1. AWESOME, Pam!!!! TY SO MUCH!!... R. is already drooling over it...lol. I'll send u that text pattern as soon as I can get it transcribed for you! You're the BEST!

    Cindi

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  2. Great!!! Will you send me the .xlsx? yvonne.roehr@gmail.com

    So exciting. Hubby will lose his mind!!!!

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  3. is this still available to be emailed? this would make an awesome gift for some of my friends!

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    1. I now have a Facebook Group where you can download the chart and there is also a file on How to do Tapestry Crochet with information on what kind of hook, amount and type of yarn and tips and tutorials. All files are available on the Files tab. You can find it here https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetparfait/

      Look under the Files tab for the files to download. You may have to scroll down to find them. If you have a mobile device or tablet click on the italicized i for the Files tab.

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