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Medallion in Crochet

Hi there everyone.. its been brought to my attention that it’s been 2 years now since I started my blog here on WordPress.  Yeah me!   I haven’t always been diligent about posting and have gone through a couple of learning curves but I have enjoyed posting my work and sharing with other like minded crafters as yourselves.

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My latest accomplishment is this crocheted throw made with medallions. It originally started out as a knitted throw about 3 years or more ago. I had unravelled it a couple of times and started over due to mistakes too large to ignore or say it added character. The pattern allowed for very little improvised character and having trouble with my hands caused me to put it away all this time. During a clean up of the sewing room I decided it would get unravelled one more time. This decision did not come lightly, the pattern was 4 “trees of life” across 150 plus stitches. Once I started pulling and rewinding the yarn it made the process much easier and I started thinking about what I was going to do with all this yarn. I’m sure most of you may know the feeling of sitting down with a pile of books and magazines and page after page looking for that just right project. There it was in a crochet magazine that had been given to me as a gift a few years ago. I had used this pattern before and was very happy to rediscover it 🙂

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With fingers crossed that I had enough yarn. (quite often my dilemma) The yarn called for in the pattern was of slightly different weight and yardage then what I had on hand. Mine had more yardage per ball of yarn so I was in hopes that I could squeak by once again. 🙂  It took me about 3 weeks to crochet the 64 medallions then stitch them together. Roughly one and quarter balls of yarn left to make the edging ..Yikes!  Can I do it ?….

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As my luck would have it, I did come up short. Thank goodness for improvisation ! I had on hand a Sea Blue for another throw ( coming soon) and liked the contrast between the two colours. It took an entire ball of that yard plus 4 feet from another to finish the edging on this throw. Being a glass half full kind of gal I’m going to say I was lucky.

I’m actually more happy with the results having added another colour to the edge. Somethings you just can’t question 🙂

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Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day and happy crafting

Izz

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February 25, 2013 · 1:34 PM