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Climbing vine afghan

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I made this afghan, my first big project, using a pattern from the Leisure Arts book Flower Garden Afghans, by Rena V. Stevens. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease yarns. I loved the patterns because they are so different, as you can see the flowers and vines are overlaying the base layer, but are actually crocheted at the same time, not tacked on later. This photo shows a close up of a "berry" panel that also features vines and leaves.
 
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Step 1: Two panels

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This photo shows both the "berry" panel and the simpler "vine" panel.The finished afghan has 3 "berry" panels and 4 "vine" panels joined by a trellis-like chain stitch.

Step 2: A Larger View

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The finished afghan is 72" by 51". I get distracted easily, so it took me over a year to finish this-but I am really glad I did.

Step 3: Cozy!

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I hope you liked the Climbing Vines afghan, too. Thanks for visiting!
Great instructable may I ask what camera you used?
lharrison13 years ago
I searched everywhere and found the greatest crochet treasure! This website has sources for all of the hard to find patterns, including this climbing vine, which I had to have!! If you are a pattern junkie and love to find vintage crochet patterns or anything crochet check it out! The book - "Flower Garden Afghans by Rena V. Stevens" can be purchased via http://www.countryyarns.com, along with many other vintage crochet leaflets and books by Leisure Arts, American School of Needlework, Heirloom Creations, Shady Lane, Susan Bates and an extensive inventory of out-of-print crochet titles. Tell Jennie that Linda from http://crochet.pro sent you!!
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kligefelt5 years ago
This is beautiful. Do you still have the pattern and if so, is it one you can share?
hausfrau (author)  kligefelt5 years ago
The pattern is from the Leisure Arts book "Flower Garden Afghans", by Rena V. Stevens. I think it is available if you check online. Thanks for the kind words!
Awesome job, that looks huge! Great job, afghans rule!
lol! nerdiest comment ever! (but I agree) :P
Thata6 years ago
Great work. I really like the ornament in it.
Bademily6 years ago
This is gorgeous, love the colors
Beautiful! One of the most elegants afghans I have seen. The 3-d effect is very attractive. Wonderful! I love it.
regisd6 years ago
that's lovely! the 3d elements are just wonderful.
hausfrau (author) 6 years ago
If you are looking for patterns, google "Flower Garden Afghans by Rena V. Stevens". In addition to the Leisure Arts book, there appears to be some free patterns available that she has made. Thanks for all the great comments!
psbrady16 years ago
Wow that is really nice looking. Do you have a pattern you used? If so I would like to know how to do this blanket. Awesome job.
nonna16 years ago
This si so appealing and challenging I would love to buy the pattern Does anyone know where I can buy it please
Michelej76 years ago
beautiful afghan, really stunning!
heajames6 years ago
I'm a knitter, not a crocheter. Your afghan, however, makes me want to learn. It is beautiful!
babakers56 years ago
beautiful work...nicely done!
theRIAA6 years ago
turn it into a hammock?
It looks great! I love afghans. I definitely know a thing or two about taking a long time. My giant ripple afghan worked up quickly in about a month, and then I went slow and then it sat for about 6 months in my room before I picked it up again, so that took a year as well. But, after a year your afghan turned out amazing!! I really love that pattern, and it looks so warm!
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