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making a charted duckie afghan

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I wanted to show a friend of mine how I make a charted afghan - she wants to do a Mickey Mouse one. So, I showed her how I make a chart from a picture. I found the picture of a duckie on line (free clip art). I added the cattail since the duck looked lonely.

 

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Then I gathered the colors I wanted,

 

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And started crocheting. I'm using half double crochets. The first 24 rows are done and now I'll be starting on the charted part.

 

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Ahhh... very cute and a perfect "show and tell" project to teach another! You can ALWAYS use a baby blanket too! I am finding that out this year. After this I plan on making sure I have some extras on hand.

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It's going to be adorable!

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can't wait to see it finished!!

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I love that!! It's simple and unique :) I might have to steal your idea in the future :devil

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Well, I've got the water part done - you can kind of see the bottom of the duck now - I have the first little bit of yellow in there. The grey for the outline is there, and the green at the base of the cattails. Lots of yarns to work with already!

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so cute!

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looks great so far, I'm not brave enough to try charted afghans yet

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You could always start with something smaller. Coasters, or a hotpad, or even a pillow.

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Time for an update - I've just about finished the body of the duck. I'll be adding the gray for the outline of the back of the duck in another row or two. I'm almost to the halfway point.

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That is so cute I have to try graph crochet it looks like fun too.

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I finally finished the ducky charted afghan. Here is a picture of the front,

 

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and the back (or the other front),

 

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and a close up of the two sides.

 

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I'm happy with how it turned out.

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That is adorable! I wish that I lived close enough to you that you could teach me too! I just can't seem to get graph crochet down for some reason.

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