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Jennie G.

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  1. This is very close to the pullover pattern that was so popular back in the 1980s because it was made all in one piece. It starts at the side with a chain long enough to go from the waist in front, over the shoulder, and down to the waist in the back. You work your first few stitches in ribbing (sc in the back loop), work down the length of the chain in your pattern stitch until the same number of chains is left for the ribbing and work them in ribbing. You will be working back and forth from side to side, hard to explain. Work until you have 1/2 of it done, then work the next row until you are almost to the center of the piece, work a chain the length of the neck opening, skip that number of stitches, and work in pattern across the rest of the row. The next row is worked as above, working into the neckhole chains also. Work until you have the same number of rows on each side of the neckhole. Then fold the piece in half across the shoulders, sew up the side seams leaving room for the armholes. Work a round of sc around the armholes and the the neck. That's the pullover. For the vest you would make the center chain long enough to go all the way down the front, turn and work back in the chains as established. We had made up our own version in my shop, but I doubt I could find our handwritten and sketched pattern in my now-closed shop. Here is the Leisure Arts version that came out shortly after ours. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quick-Crochet-Vests-Leisure-Arts-417-/273609853187 It's the blue one. I don't remember if there is ribbing at the bottom of this one, but it would be easy just to change the first and last, say, 8 rows to ribbing.
  2. In looking further at the contents page of that issue, I suspect that it is a knit pattern anyway. Under Knitting it says "patchwork" afghans. You might be able to chart one for tunisian crochet or sc yourself, but that sounds like a LOT of work. Hmm, maybe a cross stitch chart? I'll keep your request in the back of my mind and let you know if I come across anything. Don't hold your breath!
  3. Are you looking for this exact afghan pattern? From what I can see, it says it is in McCall's Needlework and Crafts, March/April 1982. But there is an Etsy listing for this issue that shows the table of contents, and it doesn't appear to be in that issue. As I recall, one of their special afghan issues had that afghan shown on the cover. Maybe you could find that one.
  4. I'm pretty sure I still have this issue in stock, and I do mail to the UK. I think the postage will not exceed my $7.35 first class that I charge for first class in the USA. If you have not found it yet and are still looking, you can get in touch with me through Etsy (countryyarns) or Ravelry (JennieG). I don't get many chances to check on Crochetville, so that might be faster.
  5. And it's on the cover of that issue! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flutter-by-afghan
  6. It is supposedly from Crochet Home Magazine no. 63, dated Feb. 1988
  7. Is this it? https://www.ebay.com/i/183227467708?chn=ps It's an afghan.
  8. Jennie G.

    Noahs Ark

    There is an afghans4u on Etsy, although it looks like it was just established and never used. but it does have contact info, and you never can tell she might reply! https://www.etsy.com/shop/Afghans4u
  9. You're right! The book is called Floral Afghans, it's a "Little Book" from Leisure ARts # 75023. No wonder it looked familiar. It's in my inventory.
  10. I think you are right, it was in a magazine or a book from Leisure Arts. My first thought was Crochet with Heart, but I just can't see it in my head. Will keep looking. didn't see it on Ravelry, although the problem with them is that if you don't know the name or spell it wrong you are out of luck.
  11. How about a ripple blanket in shades of blue and blue-ish green, then appliqueing the little pirate ship(s). Some other things to add might be a whale, a sea turtle, a sea gull, etc.
  12. This is click bait. You can see the pattern on the Stylecraft web site.
  13. I found this picture on Pinterest. The link is no good, but if the picture is the right one maybe you can use it as a guide. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AXnJ6N-kkUlKW9d3nvlGf4dFRzKj_vlmijLgzN1a87e5eecMnARjd8I/
  14. This one looks a lot like it, and it was available in a magazine so you should be able to find a back issue. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wedding-rings-blanket
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