7 pounders i believe went into this not including the cross stitching. afghan stitch. nothing special, just showing off :)
This is awesome! How did you do this? I have been searching and searching for a chart or something that will help me do Roll Tide items as my family are ALL Bama fans!
Is there any chance to get the pattern for this afghan? My husband and his whole family are Crimson Tide fans. Would like to make this for one of my brother in laws.
I am inquiring as to where you found the pattern for the Alabama Crimson Tide Afghan? I have searched all over the internet with no luck until I seen yours on this website. My mom would love to crochet this for my oldest son who is a Huge Tide Fan. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with any info you can provide. Thank You very Much.
I have been searching for this pattern for several months. A dear friend is about to be a father for the first time and is a HUGE Alabama fan. I would love to make this for him and his new son...would you please advise as to where you found the pattern or share? I am currently making an afghan with the Harley Davidson emblem with the eagle on top that I would be glad to share in return.
Thank You so much!!!
Where can I find this pattern? I NEED this pattern! ;) Can it be shared? Please let me know at email@example.com
I am SOOO sorry i've been so long in replying to comments. honestly, I didn't think i'd ever get any so i posted this and forgot all about it. Alot of you will be heartbroken, so i apologize in advance. this is what i did:
i used the Afghan stich that's in every crochet pattern book (but i've provided a link in case i'm wrong lo) http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-crochet-the-basic-afghan-stitch.html )
I have a long crochet hook which is excellent for maximizing loop space since all your loops have to hang off your hook until you get to the end and turn around (like this one: http://www.amazon.com/BrilliantKnitting-Bamboo-Tunisian-crochet-needles/dp/B002AQO8Q4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1350601356&sr=8-10&keywords=long+crochet+hook )
short hooks will be a huge P.I.T.A.. ...so get a long one if you don't have one.
even with this hook, i was no expert in this stitch, so instead of one big piece, i made three 13" strips (i think it was 70 or so loops. it was as many as i could fit on there. ...i don't measure much but i keep numbers consistent) and achieved my desired length by draping it over myself. when it covered from over my toes to over my head, I counted the layers and kept mental note of it (...i suggest writing it down. i forgot alot so had to keep counting my original strip over and over).
you can clearly see the two seams where I whip stitched the three together.
Then, I took a piece of my son's sidewalk chalk and drew out the big Alabama A, leaving enough room at the bottom for the Roll Tide i planned to do later. i went over the chalk lines a few times to make sure the chalk stuck nice and solid. Unless it gets wet, it will stay put a good long time. Then, i just started at the top and cross-stitched the marked area layer by layer all the way down (i felt like a printer lol). I did the same thing for the ROLL TIDE.
After cross-stitching the words, i had a plethora of white left (i bought 2 pounds, worrying it wasn't enough) so i just started laying SC stitches around the border to hide all the imperfections and seam work and kept going til i ran out of white. I threw the thin layer of red in there because i had some left and for no other reason, but I am particularly fond of the collegiate-sock effect it created after adding the last layer of white.
Any team, logo or picture could be made into a blanket like this. Right now, i'm designing a blanket (single piece, not strips this time) into which i'm going to cross stitch a black and white portrait of my grandmother on her wedding day. I'll post that when i finish, but for people interested going to that level, get a computer program like this one: http://www.pcstitch.com/ and turn any logo or picture into a x-stitch pattern. i recommend black and white or solid colors, you'll save TONS of money buying only 5 shades of gray, a white and a black vs doing a portrait in full color).
I am not a salesman and was not paid for any of these links. :)
I sincerely hope this helped.
Is there any way I can get this pattern from you ? I have a good friend that is a huge crimson tide fan and I've been looking to find her something she doesn't have because she literately has everything that has to do with the tide ! Please let me know my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. It would mean a great deal to her for me to make this for her.