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Featured Member Crochet: September 25

Isn’t this an amazingly beautiful crocheted baby blanket? The photo was posted by Alisa Frazier who writes, “I wanted to make sure you all saw this crocodile stitch blanket I just finished.” We love the stitch and the flouncy edging. It is a Bernat pattern. One source we found was here.

Alisa also writes about the yarn and how she made it while considering herself a beginner,

“I didn’t use the yarn called for in the pattern. I used Bernat Baby Sportwhich comes in a 1,000 yard roll at Walmart for $5-$6 a roll and it took 2 so I’d say about 2,200 yards. It’s a fun stitch. Once I got it in my head I didn’t look at the pattern again until I got to the border. I still consider myself a beginner as this is only my second blanket. I’vedone some hats and scarves but this is really my first serious work of art. I’m so proud of this.

It is a work of art, Alisa! Thank you for inspiring the rest of us!

Cream and black are always fashionable and we’d like to thank Hortense Outen for sharing her version of the popular “Nordstrom” crocheted bag. We found the pattern at Ravelry — although we always love to see individual creativity in adaptations. Thanks, Hortense, for your post to Starting Chain.

My new afghan I just finished; I just love this one and love the color” — Alice Roush

Alice also shared pattern information with our readers. It is called “Bordeaux Matelasse”. The pattern is by Priscilla Hewitt and is avaible at Ravelry.

Thank you, Alice, for letting us enjoy it. It is beautiful and your work is excellant.

We’d like to thank everyone who has shared their crochet work with our Starting Chain community. Hopefully we can encourage others to start our wonderful hobby and keep an old and historic art form alive and well-adapted to a new time. Yarn Over!

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