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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 11/02/2007 :  05:32:12 AM  Show Profile Send caliknitta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am just learning to crochet, but I LOVE this afghan/throw and would like to know what stitch this is:

Is this a difficult pattern? It almost looks like a granny square type pattern. This is finished product in a catalog, but I was wondering how difficult this looks. I am almost tempted to just buy the finished afghan.

Thanks for any info.

Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/02/2007 :  06:26:21 AM  Show Profile Send gibsongirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's lovely! I don't know what stitch that is (I'm not a crocheter), but here's an example of a similar hexagon afghan from someone on Flickr.

The pattern is in a Japanese craft book, CROCHET MOTIF ITEM, ISBN-10 4415103650, ISBN-13 978-4415103655. In one blog post about the afghan, the crocheter notes: "I don't think though that the pattern is that original and it is really easy to come up with similar ones if you just play around a bit. It's all just plain chain stitches, a few single crochet and lots of double crochet stitches."

You can also get a lot of info if you google "hexagon afghan crochet"; here's a free pattern at Lion Brand (you might have to log in) that might give you a sense of the construction.

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Posted - 02/21/2008 :  1:45:31 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This topic was a looonnnng time ago, but that is a hexagon and it's like a grannie square, only there are a couple more corners. It's set up from a ring in the middle, and the next round is based on six rather than four sides, with a lot of color changes to get the look. Hope you got some answers somewhere by now!

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honorary angel

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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  12:53:57 AM  Show Profile Send llinn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Boy, I guess I've been asleep for weeks. I totally missed this topic.

It's a hexagonal raised stitch block. It works out from the center as lella says, and each time the color is changed, you do a front post dc or trc down into the next color ring 6 times around to make the colors flow.

it's in a whole bunch of leaflets. Leisure Arts, Annie's Attic, the Great American Afghan book (one of them, there's about 4), Bernat from the 80s. If anyone wants it for sure, I'll write it up and post it.

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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  02:42:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this one looks the same

Happy Knitting.
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  1:40:35 PM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Am I seeing what I think of as a cluster stitch? It's a beautiful afghan and a big project (easy to do) but taking a long time to complete. What yarn do you think it is made of?

Barb in AZ

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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  1:59:50 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
it looks like six sets of sc, dc, tc, dc sc into a center ring, all separated by a single chain, and then chain to the center of the next cluster, as you say Cheerleader, with a cluster stitch on the next off set. and on and on. Boy did I mess that one up.

It looks like finer than WW yarns, I'd say something like Sport or maybe DK. It should be easy to do with a little fiddling around to get the correct stitches where they are needed. [:00]

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