Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Mystery Revealed

Mystery Afghan CAL

The Mystery Afghan is now complete and here is the result....




As always trying to get a decent photo of the colours is difficult especially when you are working with pastel shades, I think this one taken on my patio table is the closest.




I always take dozens of photo's but am never happy with any of them, anyway I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this crochet along, it was great fun trying to guess what the next clue was going to reveal.





I'm also pleased that I was able to use stash yarn for this and didn't have to buy anything for it.




I have learnt quite a lot and it has taught me that in crochet anything is possible, not to be afraid and to just go for it.  I can see myself making this again in the future and maybe tweaking it here and there. Some of the colourways of others who have participated are amazing.




I would think that the size would be perfect for a crib cover, I had planned on sending this to one of the charities I support but have decided to keep it for my granny drawer which has now increased to a drawer and two suitcases, I live in hope. :)




The pattern is available here and believe me it isn't difficult and it's great fun to do if you would like to give it a try.  I made mine using Double knit yarn but the actual pattern is for worsted or Aran weight so it would result in a bigger size, you could of course make it any size you want.

STATS
The finished Afghan measures 36 x 28 inches and it weighs in at 430 grams.

You can see more amazing finishes here, some of them put mine in the shade.

Thank you to Mikey and the Crochet Crowd for hosting such a great CAL!

Linking with....

Snickerdoodle Sunday
Handmade Monday Creative Tuesday - Eyeloveknots - Link and share Wednesday - Lunamon Design




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33 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful, Linda.

    Best wishes
    Lisa

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  2. It's really pretty Linda - I love the colors you used. :)

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  3. Wow! Linda - that's a fab blanket - how exciting to watch it grow!
    Ali x

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  4. It turned out so pretty. I see why you want to keep it. It's unusual and looks so-so soft. I'm off to look at some of the other color combos. I can't imagine any better than these soft baby colors.

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  5. Lovely, and I think you are brave to take part in a crochet-along without knowing what the end result will be. That must make it hard to plan the colours. As you say, you can tweak things the next time you make it.

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  6. Your blanket is very pretty. I love the soft colors you chose and bonus that you didn't have to buy any yarn! Hope you are having a a great day, Heather

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  7. Congrats on the gorgeous finish Linda. I have printed out the pattern but haven't started it yet.

    Linda

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  8. It's absolutely stunning, Linda :-) It will make a beautiful blanket for your one-day grandbaby.

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  9. It's beautiful, Linda! The colors are so pretty. The best part is all the yarn you used up and didn't have to spend money on anything new. You did a fabulous job.

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  10. Linda, you did an amazing job it is just gorgeous. I bet your are thrilled with it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  11. This is so pretty Linda! The pastel colours work really well with the delicate work in the blanket. I think it's cute that you have a 'granny drawer'!! Something I may one day have to be thinking about myself ;)
    Wendy

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  12. Hi Linda,
    Wow you did such a lovely job making the blanket! It is gorgeous and I would keep it too to give to family or friends. Wishing you a nice week.
    Julie xo

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  13. Fantastic Linda!!! I went and had a look at some of the others, I like yours best - of course!! - it is nice and subtle, but the pattern still shows up really well!! xx

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  14. That is so lovely, Linda:) I liked the pastel shades you chose for this. Well done!!

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  15. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!!!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  16. That is a fabulous blanket, I especially like the border!

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  17. It very pretty, perfect for baby with those pastels
    Clare x

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  18. Fantastic, so beautiful blanket!
    Happy day.:*

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  19. It's really beautiful. No wonder you want to keep it for your Granny drawer.

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  20. Beautiful, love the soft colors you used.

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  21. Beautiful Linda, the edging is so pretty and set of the squares perfectly

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  22. Linda, Good day! You get a beautiful blanket! I also like to crochet :)

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  23. Beautiful blanket, and I love that you have a granny drawer :)
    Jillxo

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  24. What a stunning pattern, the texture is amazing. thanks for stopping by my blog and always leaving such lovely comments. Jo x

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  25. FAB Job!! Definitely KEEP IT "IN" the Family!
    :-D

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  26. The pattern and the colours are really cute and I love the edging. I too take loads of photo's, I like the one of it draped over a corner table. :)

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  27. It's beautiful and I love the edging. Thanks for sharing the link to other's blankets too, I love all the different colourings.

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  28. Gorgeous, such pretty colours, love the detail. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  29. wow so beautiful! love the colors you choose, feels like spring!

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  30. It's a lovely pretty pattern and you chose beautiful colours to make it. Definitely keep it for the Granny plans drawer!

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  31. Thank you for sharing at my link up last week. Today a new party.
    You are more than welcom to share, Have a nice day.

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  32. we are featuring this beautiful afghan in our April edition of the Free Crochet Patterns from Snickerdoodle Sunday! http://2crochethooks.com/snickerdoodle-sunday-free-patterns-april/

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