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Janie’s Afghan Detail



My intent was to use 12" squares, so I added extra rounds to Janie's squares which were smaller. I used an H hook and my own color schemes based primarily on what yarns I had on hand. The extra rounds are my own design but feel free to use my ideas if you'd like to work something similar.

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Lovely Lace (#58, p. 126)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Lovely Lace started as a different square and I changed my mind. So the first couple rounds are different than Janie's pattern. I took the sc, ch 3 of  the original pattern and incorporated it here along with the finishing rounds. The original square was 7" and 9 rounds and used pinks - which were lovely!

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Land of the Free (8", p. 70)
50 Fabulous Crochet Squares (Leisure Arts #4420) by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Land of the Free was originally an 8" square. It uses the cluster stitch. I kept to red, white, and blue but did not copy the color scheme in the book exactly.

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Polka Dot Country (#56, p. 122)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Polka Dot Country uses the puff stitch and the V-stitch. The original square was 9" for 8 rounds.

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Monet Pineapple (#15, p. 36)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

It came out perfectly in size. I have always liked the pineapple pattern, but you do have to pay attention when you're making it.

Errata: In Monet Pineapple there is also a small printing error. In Rnd 9 it should say *work (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) " rather than just "dc".

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Embossed Floral (7”) (#92, p. 198)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
Also in 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares (Leisure Arts #4420, p. 15), by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.

Embossed Floral was a 7" square. You'll notice in each book a different color scheme is used and I did a variation of my own as well.

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Drop in the Bucket (12”)
Pattern available at Crochet Cabana

This was the Drop In The Bucket square which you can find at Crochet Cabana in the Charity patterns section. It is a 12" square originally so no additions necessary.

Here's another version of this square that I did for a Bible Study with my yahoogroup.

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Tropical Daisy (#81, p. 174)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Tropical Daisy was a 10" square. I had a problem keeping this one flat, but it joined well when all was said and done.

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Marvelous Mauve (#53, p. 116)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Marvelous Mauve was a 12" square. I don't recall making any changes to it except, of course, it isn't mauve. :-)

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Blueberry Pie (#17, p. 40)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Blueberry Pie was a 12" square, but I did have to add to it. I guess my gauge was different. I liked the end result though. Lots of ends to sew in with the color changes. It uses clusters, V-stitch, and shells.

Errate: There was a small error in Round 10 of Blueberry Pie. it should say "skip next dc" not "tr", right at the beginning.

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Soft and Sweet (8”, #94, p. 204)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
also in 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares (Leisure Arts #4420, p. 57) by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.

Soft and Sweet was an 8" square. The original square uses white, pink, and green and it just beautiful. I wouldn't mind doing a whole afghan with this one.

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Sage Wheel (#47, p. 102)
100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Sage Wheel was a 7 1/2" square.

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Raspberries and Cream (12”)
Free patterns at Creative Crochet include the Raspberries and Cream afghan.

This one was quite interesting to work. I took a photo of it as I began a few rounds, before it was completed. It was a 12" square.

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When I was ready to assemble these squares, I counted the stitches and to my surprise all the squares had 40 more or less stitches. Meaning some have 41 or 42 and some might have 39, but generally all in the 40 range but one. That made it very easy to assemble them.

 

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