Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Granny's Snowflake Afghan


My Granny made this afghan. I just love looking at this picture. I didn't even know it existed until a couple of years ago when my sister in San Diego sent me this picture. My Granny gave it to her years ago. I've always wanted to make one of these snowflake patterns into an afghan, but just never started. Maybe I should. 

I was really tempted to show you a picture of the afghan I'm working on. It's about 2/3 to 3/4 finished, and it is SO PRETTY! I think this is going to be a favorite of mine. I didn't want to spoil the fun of the Ta-Dah by showing it to you now, so I decided to show you my Granny's afghan instead. I think about 4 more evenings  of crocheting and weaving in ends should do it. This one won't have an elaborate border because the body really stands on its own. I can hardly wait!

P.S.  Look up at the bar right underneath my blog header picture. There's the snowflake pattern! I'm feeling all smarty-pants because I figured out how to do it. (Rant: And I put it here for FREE because someone on Ravelry is trying to sell the pattern for $2.00. Seriously, lady?  I figure if she can sell it for a profit when she didn't write it, then I can give it away for free!  I swear, some people would sell their mother for a buck. I guess I'd just give her away. LOL.  Not really, Momma!)

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful blanket, love the pattern......what a treasure
    Karen x

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  2. This is amazing, I am smitten with your blanket.

    Lisa

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  3. I think you should make an exact replica of your grandma's crochet so you have one too. You show a lot of restraint on waiting until you're done to show things.. me, I show every step of the project.. I can't keep a secret!! LOL!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. That's gorgeous! I finished a lapghan for my sister, posted it earlier. Two posts actually...I'm a ding-a-ling. But I've started an afghan. Me?? Yep. This one is keeping my interest. So far. lol. I hope to finish it. I love it. Ok...gotta keep on trekkin' to catch up again. xoxo

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  5. I love the afghan, how wonderful if I could find a pattern for this. I have never seen anything like this.

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  6. I love snuggling up with this one. I keep it in a storage-type hassock by my chair so I can whip it out whenever I'm cold. The one you made for me is now in the bedroom. I save that one for naps. And believe me....there are plenty of naps these days!
    Can't wait to see your finished project!

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  7. It's so beautiful really pretty, looking forward to seeing yours too :)

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  8. I love the blanket! I have one started awhile ago in a dusty pink and cream! You half to make one of these!!!
    I can't wait to see what you are making!

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  9. The snowflake blanket is lovely, and a nice keepsake for your sister. I am so glad you figured out the pattern, and you are such a whiz at crocheting that I bet you have one for yourself soon. Thank you for sharing the pattern. Can't wait to see what you are working on now.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  10. Oh La La .. pretty pretty pretty. I love that pattern and it looks fabulous in blue and white.You're a bit of a tease Pammy Sue ..... look forward to seeing your ta-dah in a few days time.xoxox

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  11. Pammie Sue, I went back to have a peek at that beautiful chroma/khroma (?) you ordered and then ran across a post on betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen about KnitPicks being hacked and customers being ripped off. Sure hope you haven't been affected by it.

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  12. Pammie Sue, I went back to have a peek at that beautiful chroma/khroma (?) you ordered and then ran across a post on betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen about KnitPicks being hacked and customers being ripped off. Sure hope you haven't been affected by it.

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  13. Pammie Sue, I went back to have a peek at that beautiful chroma/khroma (?) you ordered and then ran across a post on betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen about KnitPicks being hacked and customers being ripped off. Sure hope you haven't been affected by it.

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  14. Beautiful Snowflake blanket. I just love looking at the things my Grandmother made. Can't wait to see your big "ta-dah"

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  15. Is that Patti your sister? Must be! Hi sis! I have never seen that snowflake pattern before. Make one!! You can do it!!!
    Can't wait to see your secret afghan!!
    xo Kris

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  16. So special to have a rug made by your gran. I love the pattern , I am trying to make one everyday. so far(since 2012) I have about 40.. so still lots to go..thanks for sharing .hugs pat..
    Ps, don't forget to share a pic of it when you start :))

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  17. Can you make a snowflake blanket pretty please, and then tell us all how to do it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  18. OK, first...I want to know how to put a link to a pattern up there like you did. Second...your Grandma's blanket...what a beautiful legacy! Third...you are SUCH A TEASE! Hurry up and show us what you're doing! I can't wait!!!!

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  19. That blue and white afghan is a beaut! I love the colors.
    Now you've got us all wondering about your surprise blanket...

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  20. This is so pretty! I love that your Granny made it. And that's for sharing the pattern - this would be a lovely Christmas gift in the future I think!

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