Lace Swirls Afghan - Yellow

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Size: 48 inches x 62 inches (stretchy)
Colors: Yellow
Pattern: Style No. 3007-132, page 29 - Designer not indicated
Book: Bernat Afghans, Contemporary and Traditional Styles - Book No. 132 - Copyright 1975
Date: Started sometime in 1991 (estimated); finished February 2003

This is the second in-progress blanket discovered in the "Cheryl's Yarn" box in our garage attic in December 2002. It is a full-size blanket, more decorative than it is warm since it is so lace-like.

When it was found in the box, 3 of the strips were connected, many of the small circles were done for those strips, and large circles for another strip were already done. So, I made the rest of the large circles and the remaining small circles and crocheted it all together, following the pattern book which had been conveniently stored with the yarn.

During the putting-the-blanket-together process, I reviewed the pattern and discovered why I had so much leftover yellow yarn! The pattern says to use double strands of yarn. Oops. I didn't. That explains why the edges of the circles curl up (see it on the right side of the last closeup photo?). Ah, well.

I used some of the leftover yellow yarn for the yellow-and-cyan lap blanket and the rest of it on several 7-inch x 9-inch rectangles I made to donate to the homeless blanket project sponsored by Michaels Craft Store. I still have the 17 rectangles I made from navy yarn and the yellow yarn because Michaels was so disorganized that they didn't know what time the project was supposed to begin the day before it was supposed to happen. I'll just hang onto the rectangles for now. 45 of them are needed to make a complete blanket for the homeless project.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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