I have a new project that I've been working on for quite some time.
I got the idea when I visited my daughter in Brooklyn, New York a couple Thanksgivings ago.
One of her roommates had this gorgeous hand-crocheted afghan
that his mother (or grandmother?) made for him.
Something about the color combination
and uniqueness of the design intrigued me.
When I got home, I quickly searched ravelry.com and the web
at large looking for a pattern so I could make one for myself.
Anywhere I looked I could not find a pattern even remotely like it.
In my search for the pattern, I came across one from Doris Chan.
(All-Star Blanket in the book Crocheted Gifts: Irresistible Gifts
to Make and Give by Kim Werker)
and though it comes close . . . it still wasn't the one I was looking for.
[This is the All-Star Blanket I made my son and his wife for their anniversary last year.]
But, still I simply HAD to make an afghan like the one I coveted in Brooklyn.
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Since I couldn't find the pattern I wanted ~
I decided to take matters into my own hands.
After weeks of work designing and figuring
and making samples and tweaking the pattern . . .
I think I'm finally ready to share it with the world.
I'm very proud to introduce my latest design.
I'm calling it the Brooklyn Star Blanket because
that's where I came across the "original".
I'll be unveiling the pattern by sending a submission
to Crochet World magazine to see if they'll publish it for me.
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I'll let you know if they accept the pattern for submission
in their June issue for 2015.
Meanwhile here's a photo of the "sample" in progress.
I'm SUPER excited and very pleased with how it's turning out.