Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Needlework Tuesday - Snowflake Afghan Finished

During the summer I showed a series of pictures while I was working on this afghan.  Now it's finished and I am so happy.  I had to stop for a while as the pattern didn't call for sufficient variegated yarn to finish the project and I couldn't find any more.  My sister came to the rescue and found some for me.  

There are a few corrections to the pattern which I'll be sending to Red Heart.  Here's the link for the pattern.


This pattern needs 2 balls of white and 6 (not 5) balls of Variegated.  The variegated balls are shorter than the plains.  I did weigh my finished afghan with all the ends, and left over balls and there is no way that I only used 5 balls. 

In the section 'Joining Rnd 7' in line 2, the reference to the 'ch-3 space' should read 'ch-2 space'.
Under Filler Motif, Joining Round 3.  In the 4th line, starting "in next space" should read "In next ch 1 space". 

The border instructions didn't work at all.  I gave up when it told me to work in the chain 5 space.  Well, there are no chain 5 spaces anywhere in the whole project.  I did 5 single crochets in each chain 3 space and 3 in each chain 1 space.   The instructions didn't consider how to deal with the joining between two blocks, so I treated them much like a chain 3 space. 

As you can see from my picture, my version of the border worked out.  As I have told you before, I am not a great crocheter, more a functional one, so there may have been mis-interpretations on my part.   I still need to work in about 300 ends and then I can give it to my niece.


Anya said...

Very nice job on the snowflake afghan!

Marie said...

Very nice. You do such great work.

It's really annoying to find mistakes in a pattern. Don't they check that before publishing it? I reviewed a knitting book last year and found numerous errors in it. I was so disappointed. I made two items from the thing that turned out well, but I'm a bit scared to attempt something else.

Linda said...

Wow Heather!! That is the prettiest afghan I have ever seen. You are so talented. Your niece will love it!

Dorte H said...

Oh, this one is absolutely wonderful! I love those colours!

Karen said...

Lucky niece - that is one gorgeous afghan. It would be hard to give that away.
Thanks for the broccoli salad recipe - I printed it off, it looks yummy!

Darlene said...

The afghan is absolutely beautiful! I've got so many projects on the go I sometimes wonder if I'll ever get any of them done. lol.

Jenny Girl said...

What a beautiful afghan?! Very pretty and nice work :)

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely afghan Heather and finished in time for your winter months. Love the combination of blue and white. Well done. Regards, Nessie