Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Projects :: Chevron Blanket...Twin Peaks Style

Along with the granny square blanket that I will be forever working on, I started another crochet afghan project.
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This is from my ripple crochet book that I found at the thrift store quite awhile ago. I have been wanting to make another ripple afghan since I finished my last one and now was the perfect time to start this guy.
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And, it never hurts to have a little helper.
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I worked on this a bit on the way to Chicago and then almost the entire way home. It still has a ways to go but I have given myself a deadline so it will be finished soon.

Oh yeah, and I call this the Twin Peaks blanket because black and white chevron pattern means only one thing to me...the black lodge and Twin Peaks.

♥elycia

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    After I finish my craft show crocheting & holiday gift knitting, I'm wanting to work on a blanket for the house. Still not sure yet whether it will be granny square or chevron. After seeing your beautiful projects, I might have to do one of each.

    A girl can never have too many handmade blankets!

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  2. I need to begin working on my first Afghan but its just so hard and I get frustrated

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful!! I wish I could crochet.. This would be a great time to learn it, right? ;)

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  4. I love it!

    Meg
    guppyandwhaleshark.blogspot.com

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  5. it looks beautiful! i just posted about a ripple scarf i made. ripples rule :)

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  6. Hey, it's coming along really nicely! I love the simplicity of the black and white. Nice job!

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  7. Awesome!
    And what a good theme to work with :P. Kitties are good helpers so long as the claws don't come out, haha

    --Erin

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  8. I am so in love with this!!! Beautiful.

    xomando

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  9. My log told me this is going to turn out awesome.

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  10. Love it! I might have to boost your idea when I'm ready for my next afghan. Goodness knows when that will be at the rate I'm going.....

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  11. How pretty, I love how the chevron pattern extends right to the edge!
    Faye x

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  12. Oh my gosh! I love the black & white. It's so different from the colorful-ness (?? totally not a word lol) that is your house. I want to make a chevron afghan, but I just don't have the patience for all that single crocheting... and you don't get the same effect with any other stich... Thumbs up to you for your crafty diligence :)

    ~Caleisha
    apt-203.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful!! I love the black + white color combo and the awesome chevron pattern!! You are so crafty girl!! xo

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  14. This makes me want to start knitting SO bad! - It really is gorgeous.

    - tianna :)

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  15. This is so crazy! I am actually going to start making a crochet chevron blanket next month. Except with brown and red. :)
    Nicely done lady!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  16. Gaah, it's so lovely! I'd love a chevron blanket to add to my crochet collection! xo.

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  17. Wow, that's gorgeous! Black and white is an unusual colour combination for a crochet blanket. I love it!

    Becky
    xx

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  18. it is so hard not to start on new crochet projects when you've already got one going! i fall victim to this often. i also started a chevron crochet blanket months ago and i am no where near close to you. you work fast girl! can i ask what brand yarn you use? i love hobby lobby, it's so soft and they come in huge skeins!
    if i were to try this again i would definitely do the black and white. i love this look.

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    1. Yes it is! The yarn is impeccable loops and threads yarn and it is acrylic but really soft and not stiff like some acrylics can be. It is my favourite!

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  19. I need to get serious about crocheting and make me a chevron afghan for my bedroom. It's very therapeutic.

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  20. I find kitties are all very handy when it comes to yarn.

    LOVE the chevron.

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  21. BEAUTIFUL ! Looks like it's coming out real nice and tight (your stiches). Beautiful hypnotic layout of black and white :) With the weather cooling down in Canada (Quebec for me) i restarded my ripple blanket too :) She's a multicolored one!
    Happy Ripple, i know the feeling!

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  22. adoring chevron right now!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  23. still working on mine! what size hook are you using?

    looks gorgeous!
    Barnicles

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    1. Hey! I'm using a J hook (6mm) for this blanket!

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    2. Oh wow 6 !! Must go sooo fast ! :)

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  24. I have several of these that my grandmother made. I even made one (with her help) when I was a kid -- in yellow and orange. For some reason, I had my whole room done in yellow and orange...with Duran Duran posters on the wall!

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  25. Beautiful! I attempted an afghan a few years ago, and failed miserably. I decided this year I want to try again, and I'm thinking granny squares first. I would love to make one like this, maybe once I practice more.

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  26. Nice work! I want to give crocheting a shot again. I knit, but nothing so large. I love it!

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  27. These are my favorite to work on, classic afghan ripples! I really love the black and white contrast too!

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  28. I love the blanket design! It looks awesome. I so want to learn how to crochet to make myself blankets.

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  29. I don't know if I missed something but is there a pattern for this awesome chevron afghan? I would love to have the pattern. My mom crochets constantly. Great blanket design! Thanks so much.

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    1. PS - I found your blog through a pin on pinterest.

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  30. Ohhh that's wonderful! I keep meaning to get started on a crochet blanket, but meaning to do it is always about as far as I get... whoops! I think it's the thought of buying all that wool... so daunting. I think my puppy will try and eat it all!

    Morgue x

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