White as Snow

Pattern I Found on Walmart Yarn - I made this white afghan from a pattern found on the inside of the skein of WalMart yarn.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
June 30, 2008 4:06pm CST
Since I seem to be in a sharing mode today, I thought I'd post another pic of a simple afghan I've done. This is a little more intricate than I normally do, but it is still a very easy pattern and not hard to follow at all. Its the one that's on the inside of the skein of WalMart yarn! It has a fairly nice, lacy effect and I think this white would look good on a bed with a solid color underneath. I did one in pale blue as a gift for a baby, and I also think it would make a great baptism/christening blanket if done in a shimmery white. Do you ever follow a pattern that you find free like this, or on the tear off cards in the yarn aisle?
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13 responses
@momalisa65 (1986)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Afgan? Lol. - This is one of my Uneven, no pattern, no patience, stress relieving projects that I call an afgan. Lol!
Awwww.... That is so nice! I WISH I could follow a pattern, but I can't! I can't concentrate.. I can't focus... All I can do is crochet to relieve stress and I just use the regular double crochet in a straight line and I don't even know if I do that right, but I just go go go and it turns out nice enough, but there's nothing fancy to it, although I do use multi colored yarn to make it look better than plain...and it's not even straight on the ends. Lol! But it sure is nice to cover up with! Check out the pic to see what I mean. Look how it ends at all different lengths. I'm having deja vu at this moment. I think I might have posted this very thing in a discussion before.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Oh, you can do it! The only thing I do is single and double crochet, it's just a matter of how many stitches you put together before doing the next one. Go look for the earlier discussion I did in this category, with the one I did that is called 'Trail of Tear's. That one is nothing but double crochet and chain for the entire thing! Don't sell yourself short. I don't do the fancy stuff, believe me.
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• Lubbock, Texas
1 Jul 08
Momalisa, that is beautiful yarn you used on that afghan, and a lovely pattern. It looks like your tension might not be exactly perfect may be the reason for the wavy end. A little practice could take care of that.
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
2 Jul 08
That's a really pretty pattern. It would also make an interesting shawl or stole. I always look at the free patterns inside the yarn bands and have followed some. I also get lots of free patterns from the internet
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Oh gosh, there are tons of places to find them on the internet. I had one site bookmarked that had literally thousands of them that were sorted into hundreds of categories. I looked for it a while back and couldn't find it. It must have been on an old computer!
@twallace (2675)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I see that you are a afghan maker and that is really nice. How often do you make them and how long does it take you? They white was really pretty and i know that you have to be careful not go get it dirty. I have tried that once and complete a throw over but that was all that I have done. I didn't keep on going. But you have very nice work and keep up the good job. Have a good one.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I go in spurts where I will work on them all the time for few weeks or months, then I will slack off for a while. I've never actually figured out how many hours it takes to make one, but some patterns work up a lot quicker than others. Over time I would guess that I have made about about 12-15 afghans and maybe 10 or so baby blankets, and I don't know how many scarves, dishcloths and such.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Well you keep up the good work and have fun!!
@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I have, in the past. Right now I do not seem to pay attention long enough to do anything on that line. My sister will tell people that one of the best gifts I ever gave her was a collection of free pattern sheets from stores that I visited. I am really not that cheap, I just always picked up two, instead of one, so I could share. She said it meant that I thought of her often.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Awww, that's very sweet. What a great sister you are.
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@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Thanks, Ldy, for the BR, and the compliment.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Your blanket is very pretty. I have taken the free patterns too and some of them are very cool....I haven't crocheted in a long time but used to all the time. After looking at your blankets I might have to give it another whirl!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I enjoy it as it's very relaxing to me, and I can still watch TV, hold my end of a conversation, etc. I haven't done anything in several weeks myself so I need to pick it back up too.
• Lubbock, Texas
1 Jul 08
LOL. Are there any other kind? No seriously I have many patterns that were my mother's and my grandmothers, but the ones that I usually end up using are the ones on the skein of yarn. That really turned out beautifully. I thing it will be great over a colored sheet.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
That's interesting because that is the first pattern I've used from the skein of yarn.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
1 Jul 08
That is beautiful. My grandmother used to crochet a lot. When I was younger I asked for a white bedspread. It took her so so long to make as she had arthritis but it was absolutely georgeous when she was done. I was young and didn't realize what a chore it was for her to do it. It is something I'll cherish forever. I know how to crochet...I made an indian aphgan for my highschool project...it was simple but I have no idea how to follow a pattern or do anything but that. Its kind of a lost art. I bet you could sell that stuff...do you? if not you should.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I've sold a few pieces to friends and co-workers over the years, but not in any large volume. I did sell a piece a couple of days ago etsy and started a discussion about it. If you want to read it, look for my discussion entitled 'My First Sale'.
@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I wanted to tell you that myLot has the wrong picture with this discussion. Do you know someone named Momalisa, or something like that? You did say your afghan was white, correct? I found a fuschia striped one. May go back and look again.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Momalisa posted a response that included a picture of one that she had done. My original discussion at the top has a picture of mine.
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• United States
1 Jul 08
Very nice! I think it'd look terrific over a marroon or teal sheet. Of course, I'm partial to those colors. I love the idea of using a glittery yarn and purposing it for a christening or some sort of holiday-ish function. I'm not a crocheter, but I have used the knit patterns on the skeins before. Some of them come out really well and I love to put my own twist on them.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I think those colors would be pretty, especially the maroon. Lots of contrast. I'm not creative enough to come up with anything completely on my own, but I can take a particular pattern stitch and modify it some to fit what I need.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Very pretty. you do good work. I love afghans. I crochet a little (a ver little) but I can't do any fancy stuff and I can't knit at all.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Thanks. I don't think my work is all that great, I don't do really intricate things, just back and forth with the same thing. I have several patterns that I like to do in various colors, and they all come out different.
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• United States
30 Jun 08
I found a free pattern when I was shopping for yarn. It was for a girl's vest. The color of the yarn and pattern was perfect for a baby blanket. Although it started as a vest, the blanket was beautiful!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I've done that too, taking a pattern for a particular stitch and just used it to make what I wanted.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I know nothing when it comes to making afghans, but I think that you did a great job on this one too. I think it would look really good like you said with a solid color laying underneath it.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Thanks, bug. I have this one in a storage bag somewhere. I need to find it and put it up on etsy too. I need more of a variety in my shop and I know I have a few more finished pieces here somewhere.
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@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
1 Jul 08
Snow is something I've never seen but I imagine it must be beautifull. As a young boy I read the story of Hannibal crossing the Alps and pictured myself crossing over there with sheepskins and sword and all that. I had an uncle who lived in Canada and my aunt once wrote me saying it was gorgeous over there in winter. In Trinidad all the Christmas cards in December had snow in them until some people complained we were importing our Christmas. I hope I get to see snow one day. Until then I'll still be charmed by the pictures.