Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My Reverse Starghan

Here is what I did with all the Caron Simply Soft Brites that I had left over from my starghan. I like how it turned out. Can't really decide which is my favorite! I still had enough left over of each color for some little projects too.




12 Comments:

At 5:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can u plz explain how you did the first two rows on this beautiful rainbow starghan

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger Jessie said...

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6647&page=2&pp=10

This thread has the original posting by Chatty who made the new center up. It makes it with out the hole in the center. Here are the instructions that she posted.
Instead of starting like the pattern says, ch 4, work 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook and join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3-10 dc. Ch 3, work 2 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in same sp, then work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in every other dc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Work the rest of the afghan from rnd 3 on just like the pattern, you get a nice star with no hole in the middle.
Jessie

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the answer :) . I was wondering what type of yarn you used ( do you think its possible to use knitting yarn) and what hook size did you use? Again, very nice starghan!

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

I used a size G hook. It's my favorite size, and works well with the simply soft yarn. I don't see why knitting yarn would not work. I don't know that I have ever used knitting yarn before but I am sure it will be fine. Are you on Crochetville? They have tons of posts and tips on this afghan out there. Let me know if you would like me to send you the pattern with the new center ok? I would love to see a picture when you are done!

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Juli said...

Wow! The pattern and colors are so pretty!! Great job!! Can I ask where you found the pattern??

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

Hey, Juli! I got the pattern from http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html
and then I did the different beginning that Chatty from Crochetville posted. Instead of starting like the pattern says, ch 4, work 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook and join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3-10 dc. Ch 3, work 2 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in same sp, then work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in every other dc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Work the rest of the afghan from rnd 3 on just like the pattern, you get a nice star with no hole in the middle.
I did 5 rows beginning color, then 1 row white, three rows color, 1 row white and so on until I used all the colors I wanted to use! I had fun making them and had enough to make 2 afghans. (used 2 skeins of white).
Glad you liked it! :)

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Karen said...

I have never been excited about the star afghan till now what a great color combo

 
At 3:30 AM, Blogger Eva said...

Your Starghan is BEAUTIFUL!!!

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I love, love, love this afghan! How pretty! I have a few quick questions for you: (1) How long did it take you to make it? (2) I know you used scrap yarn, so this one may be hard to answer. But if I were to go out and buy the Simply Soft Brites, how many of each skein should I get? Maybe two of the whites and then one of each color?

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

Hi, Jennifer, thank you for your comments on the blankie. To make BOTH of the blankets, you need one skein of each color of simply soft (The 6 oz. skeins from WM.) and two skeins of white. I also had left over of the colors and have been making little things from that. I would say it took me 2 weeks to make it just working in the evenings. Not very long compared to other afghans because it is all double crochet. Let me know if you have any other questions! I had a lot of fun making them. I would love to see pictures when you are done! :)

 
At 4:42 AM, Blogger Rollerskate-Perry said...

Wow, this is stunning!!

-Perry-
perrylowell@gmail.com

 
At 4:43 AM, Blogger Rollerskate-Perry said...

On an unrelated note, would you have the pattern for the "Friendship Rings" bookmark on your page? I'd love to make that one!

Thanks!

-Perry-
perrylowell@gmail.com

 

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