My First Lighthouse Afghan

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Introduction: My First Lighthouse Afghan

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to view my instructable. My name is Barbara and I have been crochetting for about ten years now. I have always loved doing this as a stress releaser (although some of my projects instill yet more stress than others) either way...I keep going for the sheer fact of making someone else happy because of my hard work.

I was asked to make a lighthouse afghan for a friend's mother a while back. I agreed but was unsure of whether or not I could accomplish it. I took on the task and am now so happy that I did.

This afghan is made with Lion Brand yarn worsted weight (although I am not to sure of the color's) I simply take the papers off and discard them for fear of hang ups later during the process (especially when you are at the last few yards of yarn). This afghan was a single picture chart dated back in the 2001. It called for Mary Maxim Worsted Weight Yarn, but I was given the material already and they were all Lion Brand skeins. It asked for size 5 and 6mm hook sizes (the smaller hook for edging). This afghan was done with a single crochet changing colors in odd numbered rows (although I may have forgotten my place a few times during the process...all and all, it was a pretty thrilling experience since I had never worked on an afghan that showed pictures of objects.

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My daughter's MIL knits and has been looking for this MM pattern. She does not have a computer, but I know she would love this pattern. She has been knitting for years and I am sure she could convert it for knitting. I know this is an old post, but hoping you read it and would be able to scan it for me. Thanks so much.

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This really is fantastic! Did you find a way to get a pattern? I found a lighthouse kit in Mary Maxim but it was knit and on backorder. My sister and I both love lighthouses and this would be a wonderful Christmas present.

I am so sorry...yes, I have actually found the pattern and will scan a copy of it to my computer (I forgot all about it, I do appoligise). I will do my best to have it done by tomorrow evening and will post here to let you know. We'll figure out how to get it to everyone that wants the pattern.

hi babaker5 been looking for a knitted lighthouse afghan but would love to get the instructions for a crochet lighthouse afghan i am from the coast of maine so would look good on my spare bed thanks again  Sue PS if you have a knitted one please send those directions all thanks again

I am not the best crocheter and I was trying to follow the instructions for the Spiderman blanket. I was doing very well until it the instructions end with round 9. Although the instructions say to increase the number of DC between the CH2 and to increase the number of sk st. I don't know by how many of either and when. Can someone help me? I am trying to complete this for my 2year grandson. Thanks!

bevneal01 say's: What a truly amazing afghan,you should be very proud of yourself! I am a lighthouse freak, I have them everywhere, and I crochet.I sure would love to have the instruction's for this lighthouse afghan! This is my first time being in a contest to! My stuff is at Bev's Crocheted Item's. Great Job!

Thank you for the lovely comment. Honestly...I wish I could give you the instructions, but there were none. It was just a picture chart. It gave the list of colors needed and the only instructions given were to change colors on odd rows (which is pretty difficult after a little bit). Another bad thing about this is; I dont have the picture chart any more. When I completed the afghan for the lady I did it for, she got the picture back (since it was her's). I wish I could help. Maybe I'll see if I could use the picture chart long enough to add it as an additional picture with this instructable.

Very very nice.

Thank you very very much...I really do appreciate your comment. Barb

My Mom appreciates "all things lighthouse" as it were, so I will have to find some time to do this for her. She would just love it. Being I am not quite retired yet though, I am a little short on the commodity of time :-)