Friday, May 11, 2012

Oh, Goodie!

Home & Garden Flower Afghan

This pattern supposedly was in the March ‘92 Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  Why don’t they ever publish crochet patterns in those kinds of magazines anymore?  This picture came from Maze Walker on Flickr.  I’ve had this picture saved forever.

I’m so excited because I got lucky today and found this back-issue online.  I can see it on the the cover so I know it’s in there.  I should have it in a couple of days since it’s being shipped Priority Mail.  Yipee!  I think it will be a fun pattern to make.  All the different colors should keep it interesting.  I can imagine it will make a pretty matching pillow too.

Do you like it?

Do you LOVE it?

I think I would make all the background colors the same (greenish-aqua) and keep the joining color brown.  Or maybe vice-versa.  Yes, mocha brown backgrounds with greenish-aqua joining.  I can picture it in my mind.  It will be something pretty to use as décor and not necessarily a useful blanket.  It would be pretty in an entryway or living room draped on a bench or chair.  Such a pretty heirloom to have for my children or grandchildren some day.  The thought of it living on in the family long after I’m gone makes me happy.

Speaking of heirlooms, I so badly wish that I had a grandmother still alive to sit and crochet with.  My Granny was a wonderful crocheter.  I have a couple of her afghans that I cherish and use occasionally.  I sit and examine the stitches and wonder what she was thinking about as she made them.  I know she was probably watching a soap (she loved watching them), or she was watching a baseball game with my Pawpaw like they always did.

**Sigh**

Enough of that.

I’m outta here.

39 comments:

  1. OH WOW I adore this! Cannot wait to see yours! I used to get patterns from Womans World magazine also. I never see any either...Bummer

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  2. WOW it is beautiful!! I look forwqard to your progress... I have an Aunt in South Caorlina and she LOVES to crochet especially when theres a new baby :) I look forwardt o the day I can sit with her again and crochet.

    Take Care

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  3. Beautiful pattern! I love colorful crochet afghans! Can't wait to see your progress reports.

    My grandma was my crochet inspiration too. I never thought about wishing she was here to crochet with. That would have been so cool!

    Glad you seem to be feeling better!

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  4. Wow....that is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you make!!!
    I had a great Auntie who crocheted. She made me vests, and ponchos! Remember those? She didn't teach me, but I remember her crocheting all the time. My Mom doesn't sew, or crochet or knit. I wonder why I had such a strong desire to learn these crafts?
    Have a great weekend!
    XO Kris

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  5. Upon suggestions form other, I went to our local library to check out their crochet books/magazines. Every single one was form the 1990's or earlier . . so many aweseome patterns I copied quiet a few.

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  6. I love it! You always find the neatest patterns. Thanks for the info on your pink and blue blankets, it definitely helped.

    Lulu is very soft and she loves to cuddle on our laps. She is such a sweetie. We have to go out of town this weekend and have to board her, I hate doing it because I miss her so much when we are gone. Amazing how quickly our animals become part of the family, isn't it? Hope you are feeling better and that you have a great weekend.

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  8. Great find! Love all the blasts of color. Can't wait to see yours!

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  9. It's a beauty that's for sure. I like your idea of making all the backgrounds the same color. Looking forward to seeing your version!

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  10. Fabulous. If anything would make me go find my hook this pattern would....hint-hint...he-he...giggle-giggle...wink-wink....great to chat today.

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  11. Hi Pammy Sue, I think it's neat you made a girl colored blanket and are now doing a boy colored one, I can see you and hubby enjoying those. I *love* the flower blanket and can't wait to see what you do with it! I'm happy to see that you're back! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. very cool. And I too cant wait to see yours♥

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  13. Oh Pammy Sue...My heart just wrenched when I read that last bit...
    I have missed my grandma so much since she left...and this weekend it is Mother's Day and it makes me think of her...
    Thank you for your post...It has made me remember the important things...

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  14. I LOVE it. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. :o)

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  15. Love this pattern! I can't wait to watch your progress on this one. The colors sound divine! Thanks for sharing! ((Hugs)) Eileen

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  16. Love those flower granny squares ! Can't wait to see yours !

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  17. That is a lovely flower pattern. I bet you are excited to start it. I would be too. I miss my mil. She was a fun crocheter too. I also miss the "Knit Club" gals I use to hang with once a week at my friend's yarn shop. We had the best fun, a variety of different ages but all of us with a common love of yarn. Some crocheted, some knitted and we all did needlepoint. I even took up crewel embroidery for a time. Then the macrame' phase hit some of us. Guess I am telling my age now, lol.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  18. This is such a beauty! Looking forward to seeing yours, I bet it will come out gorgeous!
    Happy weekend!
    LS xo

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  19. This is a gorgeous blanket, my mother used to get these magazines and I vaguely remember seeing this particular mag. Naturally, I remember it because that afghan was so gorgeous. She used to keep her magazines, but I she started trashing her old magazines in 2000. /cries

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  20. I see you were featured on a Facebook post today that showcased this pattern. Way to go, Pam!

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  21. Hello
    Thanks for publish this picture, it's very very beautiful.
    Until now i don't know to make crochet, but now each the afternoon I go to my grandmother's house and we make together
    Your picture is special, please can you inform me where can I found his pattern
    thanks a lot, Sonia

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  22. Sonia, I need your email address. Leave it in the comments here. I will not publish it. No one else will see it.

    Pammy Sue

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  23. Pammy, Thank you very much for your answer
    it's lovely
    my address is initinere@me.com

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  24. Pammy Sue,
    It is possible when you receive the pattern to sell me and send me a copy.
    I love this pattern, please let me know your thoughts.
    My e-mail is cristalmoon59@yahoo.com

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  25. Hi Pammy Sue,
    I would like this pattern, it is possible you to sell me a copy, I love this pattern. Please let me know your thoughts.
    My e-mail is cristalmoon59@yahoo.com

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  26. Nancy Bailey9:26 AM

    Would love love to have this pattern....tried to order back copy of mag but was out of stock :(
    rnbailey@otelco.net

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  27. I would also like to buy a copy of this pattern, if you get it. My email address is ctking123@aol.com. Thanks for posting. It is super gorgeous.

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  28. Thanks for sharing a pic of this gorgeous work of art. I too would love to buy the pattern, if you get a copy. My email address is ctking123@aol.com.

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  29. Me too please!

    perkeperki@yahoo.com

    TIA

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  30. I could probably figure out the pattern by looking at the picture....but it would be very nice to have the pattern! A new granddaughter was just born & this would make a gorgeous baby blanket! Thanks!

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  31. I would LOVE a copy of this pattern! A new granddaughter was just born & this would make a gorgeous baby blanket! Thanks so much!

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  32. This is gorgeous! May I get the pattern please?

    dabbsc@aol.com

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  33. This is gorgeous! I would also love a copy of the pattern!

    dabbsc@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  34. Anonymous6:42 PM

    My granddmother and I have started crocheting together and have been searching for the perfect pattern. We both agree this is it. I would absolutely love this pattern. Please send it to me at jessica-kathlyn@live.com

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  35. Please send me the pattern of these LOVELY flower granny squares! I'll appreciate it VERY much! My email address is cecilejordaan@gmail.com

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  36. Anonymous8:01 PM

    I really love it

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  37. Wow, this is off the charts gorgeous! I have tried with no luck to buy or just find this pattern; I see that many are asking you for it- I will put my email here, no worries if it isn't allowed or copyright infringement, I accept that; but if you can just describe the pattern for one flower square, that would be fantastic!!
    Regards
    Heidihillnyc@gmail.com
    Heidi

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  38. Hello, this is absolutely awesome, I was trying to get this pattern to make my mum a solace blanket as she has been through a very rough time. She is a breast cancer survivor, her sister got diagnosed with cancer and two weeks later her sister's husband got diagnoseed with throat cancer and passed away three weeks later, then to top it off my stepfather came down with a chest infection and was taken to hospital where they discovered through a x-ray that he had a lump in his underarm, upon further investigation it was found to be a melanoma and it had spread to his brain. He was gone within two weeks.
    If you could send a copy of the pattern to my email Romany_Rahni@hotmail.com I would be very grateful.
    I totally understand if you can't.
    Blessed be.
    Colette

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  39. First of all this is absolutely awesome, but I can not find the pattern anywhere and I would love to be able to make a solace blanket for my mum who has gone through an extremely bad time.
    She is a breast cancer survivor who last year got told that her sister whom she can not get to see has non Hodgekins Lymphoma and then two weeks after that her sister's husband had been diagnosed with throat cancer, He passed away three weeks later. To really make things bad my stepfather got a chest infection, was taken to hospital where a chest x-ray discovered that he had a lump in his underarm, which upon further investigation was found to be a melanoma that had unfortunately spread to his brain and he passed away within a week and a half.
    I would love to make my mum this blanket so she can wrap herself up in my love whenever she is feeling overwhelmed by her grief.
    I would be very grateful if you could share the pattern with me, but totally understand if you can't.
    Blessed be.
    Colette.
    Romany_Rahni@hotmail.com

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