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Featured Member Crochet: August 20

At Starting Chain we love to feature photos and descriptions of crocheted projects made by our readers. It’s all about fun and inspiration. Today we’ve selected three afghans. One reader has requested help in identifying a pattern lost in Hurricane Katrina.

We’d love to see your crochet creation, too! Just upload a photo to our Starting Chain Facebook page.Give as much information as you can. If you’ve used a pattern our readers would love to know the pattern name and source if you know it.Any details you can share on yarn and construction would be appreciated, too. We love hearing stories of inspiration, about projects that might be going to charity or about crochet made as gifts.Happy Chaining!

Everyone loves seeing a baby wrapped in a sweet, lightweight blanket. Alise Duerr uploaded a great photo of one she recently completed. We’d like to thank her for sharing it with our crochet community and giving information about the pattern. She writes,

“Finishedthis baby wrap called ‘Tender Touch Baby Wrap Afghan’. It is…from Leisure Arts. You can also access it through Pinterest-justtype in the afghan name. Makes a lovely light but warm wrap!

We all can tell that the yarn Alise used makes it soft. We can imagine a proud parent or grandparent holding a baby in it!

One of our readers, Ellen Thomas, has requested help in identifying the pattern for this lovely afghan and its source. She lost it in Hurricane Katrina and would like to make it again. She knows it came from an issue of Family Circle in the 1980’s. There was a unique way of joining the panels so she doesn’t think she could recreate the pattern herself. Does anyone know the pattern name or the issue of the magazine where it was published? Your ideas would be appreciated.

Alice Roush made a very sweet baby afghan that has a Scandanavian look to it. She writes,
My new baby afghan I crocheted. It is called ‘Twinkle Stars For Baby’. Designed by Jeannine LaRoche and was in one of Leisure Arts little books.” Love the blue and pink in the blocks. Thank you, Alice, for showing us your finished project. It’s crisp and beautiful.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their work. There’s so much creativity possible with crochet. And that makes everyone smile!

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