Friday, October 13, 2006

More crochet rugs (afghans)

From the back of the cupboard...

I am gradually photographing them all to share. This one I made a very long time ago - somewhere in the early 80s. It was one of the first full size afghans that I made. I recall I did this over a number of years. Bored with the square granny I took on a 6 sided one. I did this one out of scraps, and then as a true obsessive compulsive had to work a pattern out with the colours.

You can see when I lay it out on the floor how I achieved a rainbow effect. This is very basic but very effective, particularly with the black borders.


This is another one that I recently dragged out of the cupboard. Another oldie but goody. I made this for my daughters bed when she was little. You can see how I grouped the colours in blocks of four and then joined them with a simple white dc join. I made this one after the black one, as I was over black, and felt like something a bit lighter.

The block is a pretty pattern with a flower type centre and a pattern of shells in the corners. These two are now at least 20 years old and still in pretty good nick.

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Trish said...

WOW!!! The work that must have gone into those. they are incredible!!!!

JoAnn (crochetville) said...

I absolutely love your afghans!! The colors are glorious!! Are they all your patterns?
The chicken tea cozy is soooo cute. Thanks for all of your work on your wonderful patterns.
JoAnn (The 'Ville)

cupcake said...

The motifs for the rugs came from some old books. I just play arround with the colour combos!

Susan's Crochet Home said...

Wow, I just love your afghans. I love all the colors.

Sue said...

Hi Cupcake, I came across your blog through C'ville. What lovely afghans and adorable cozies and casserole toppers! I would be very interested in the patterns whenever you write them up. Will you sell the patterns on your etsy store?

Olga said...

CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE PRETTY WORKS, NEVER I IMAGINED THAT WITH CROCHET IT COULD BE MADE PARTS, SO PRETTY WORKS

SofiaMania said...

You're relly an artist!
They're so pretty!!!!!!!

lex1948 said...

I love your page. Is your wombat pattern for sale. I would love to have it.

Agneta said...

absolutely magnicifant

Karen said...

Simply lovely. Do you have a pattern for this afghan?

pam said...

good job keep up the good work

Valorie said...

Do you still have the pattern for the hexagon afghan square. I have been looking one for a long time. Love the colors.