Saturday, January 29, 2011

Manly Sports Lapghan (Illini) [Pattern]

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33 comments:

wwillow15 said...

This is just what I was looking for. But I'm going to use more 'feminine' colors since I will make it for a female. Thank you.

Merri said...

Love the ORANGE! My kids tease me about my inner hippiness! I love the colors of the 70s LOL!

I really like the stitch combo using the bp-hdc. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Chris said...

How much yarn did it take? what are the dimensions?

Cris said...

The amount of yarn is listed in the pattern and it yielded a lapghan that was 31" x 52" in size. Granted, if you make it wider, you'll need more yarn.

I didn't take exact yardage mostly because I do not have a tool to measure it.

Chris said...

How much yarn did it take? what are the dimensions?

wwillow15 said...

This is just what I was looking for. But I'm going to use more 'feminine' colors since I will make it for a female. Thank you.

Rockymtnleadville said...

i reallly like this pattern instead the single crochet for the foundtion instead i tried the half-double crochet for the foundtion and i even use double-crochet for the rest of the pattern!

jtekansik said...

i use different colors for the patternlike it saids in the instructions for this pattern and use half-double crochet instead of single-crochet and i use double-crochet instead of half-double crochet for tihs pattern

Mamamoose133 said...

Great, easy pattern and go U of I!  I made a similar afghan in our high school colors and have had several requests from fans.  Spread lengthwise it can cover several people's laps.

Cris said...

Simple as pie! :) I can imagine making one 10 feet long to cover everyone's laps at once hehehe

Marlena_ritter2000 said...

Thank you for the pattern. My husband would love something like this in different colors and it will work with the modifications for him in his wheelchair.

Cris said...

Glad you like it - if you make it and post a picture, do leave a link so I can see your finished project :)

Broome Robin said...

My husband will LOVE this!  The colors are perfect.  He will beg to differ on the school.  Those are Auburn colors! :)

Augrad1988 said...

War Eagle!  I am making it for the Auburn colors, too!!

JRose101 said...

does anyone know how to actually put the word AUBURN in the quilt my ex-aunt who resides in alabama used to make them when i was a child and would love to learn how she done this.

Cris said...

If you are crocheting or knitting, look up references on how to do a "graph-ghan" - otherwise if it was a quilt and the verbiage was done with the colored pieces, you just need a letter chart. If she did it with the quilting itself, then BOY was she a patient woman :) I'd need to see a picture to really give you a better idea of how she did it.

Kathy said...

Sound like it is easy an just what I am looking for.  I spend a lot of time looking for a "manly" afgan.  This will be just perfect. 

Betsy said...

I live in a senior residence and when people leave here, there is many times, yarn left over.  It usually is given to me and I crochet afghans and shawls that our Service Coordinator can give to those in need.  This will be a beautiful new way to make them.  I probably will start one today.  These will be various colors, because that is what I am given.  I will use one main color and make the secondary stripes a variety of colors.
Thank you so very much for this wonderful suggestion.
Betsy

Tammy Renee Scott said...

LSU fan here. My brother-in-law is a HUGE LSU fan. I think I might make this for him. But, I'm sure it will take more than the 2 skeins each. He is over 6ft tall. lol

Tammy Renee Scott said...

I am almost done with this project. I made it for a friend that loves the Steelers. It looks great and the pattern is so easy to follow. I did add a trim to the ends just to even it out.

Cris said...

 Fantastic! I'm glad the pattern worked out well for you :) Perhaps you can come back and post a link to any finished photos or a blog that shares photos of it complete. Would love to see it :)

Cris said...

 OHHH I bet a multi-colored ghan would look very pretty - would love to see a finished  one :)

Barbara Sinclair said...

Cris: I found your pattern for crocheting for men a couple of months ago and started on it right away.  Instead of using only two colors, I used 6 colors from left over yarn and it turned out so nice and my husband loves it!  He is blind, but knows what colors were used and feels its warmth over his cold legs and feet.  Thank you for creating this type of lapghan!  It took me two months to crochet it but it was worth every time!
Barbarasew@msn.com

Cris said...

 Oh I bet it is LOVELY in 6 colors. If you have any photos you could share I'd love to see it. I am so glad he enjoys it!

Jenny Benoit said...

Hi Cris! I am the current editor of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com and I see we have your pattern featured on our site, so thank you for giving us permission to link to your
projects on our site. As our user base is 
constantly growing, you'll more than likely be receiving more traffic to your
blog or site than you were  before! On that note, I also wanted to discuss
another opportunity with you. We also create eBooks that our  users can
download for free. The eBooks include full projects with instructions and
photos.

I am interested in using your project Garden Trellis
Afghan in an upcoming eBook. Although you've already  granted us
permission to link to your project, I wanted to ask your permission to use the
project in it's entirety.


 


Points of Interest:


 


     * This is a special
"blogger only" eBook which means we will include a blog link in your
byline.


     * You can promote this free
eBook to your readers as well.


     * Since other bloggers will be
blogging about it too, you'll receive even more traffic.


 


As a savvy blogger, I'm sure you can see the value in
this opportunity.


Please let me know at your earliest  convenience if
you will allow us to add the entire project and photos to the eBook (and
provide a link back to you!)


 Thanks!!
Jenny

Modified_doll said...

I can't wait to start on this and the colors are perfect for my dad, will be a great Christmas gift this year for him. :)

Kathy said...

I am crocheting a blanket. When I fold it widthwise the corners match and it looks even; however, when I fold it lengthwise, the corners do not match and it is crooked. I just don't understand what has happened. Can anyone help me with any suggestions please?

Cris said...

Hi, Kathy -



Normally this is related to one of 2 things:

1. You have missed a stitch somewhere. Crochet can be especially tricky with making sure you hit the last stitch, which is usually a chain on a turn. I know with a blanket its hard to "go back" because you have already put a lot of work into it - so its a matter of "how bad" the issue is and of course, who you are giving the blanket to. For me, if its personal use, then I tend not to worry so much about it if its one or two missed stitches. If its too bad, I won't even use the blanket for myself. :/


2. Your gauge has changed (what I'm guessing is the issue). When you work on really large projects, especially if its one piece, there is a good chance your gauge has changed. As you go along you may get looser or tighter - not enough to notice in the stitches, but when you go to fold the item, then it starts to become apparent.  Depending on how bad it is, you may get lucky if you wash the blanket because the tighter gauge may relax a little and work out the shape issue, leaving you with a good shaped blanket (or at least a not so obviously asymmetrical blanket).


If you want, you can email me some photos and I can take a closer look - its hard to diagnose the specific problem you are having without seeing the item, but normally, it is one of the 2 aforementioned issues.

Betty Doughty said...

How do I print these directions?

Cris said...

The easiest way is to just highlight the parts you want and click File>> Print then choose "selection" - you can also highlight it and copy it into your word processing software (word, wordpress, etc) and then print it there. I didn't provide this pattern as a pdf so unfortunately the print options are somewhat clunky.

Jacqulyn Fay Cavins said...

hi is it ok if i use this pattern for my page? im crocheting things for people and i sell them as well. i just want to get ur permission to use your pattern so its not consider copyrighting. thank you

Cris said...

If you link to my pattern, it is ok. Please do not copy and paste it directly to you page.

Stef said...

Love this pattern and the colors work very well for my family. My sister is an Illini Alum, these are my siblings and my high school colors plus we are bears fans. Thanks for your ncluding the color names! I'll be starting this project this weekend. I will also be trying it in other colors also.

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