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Lap Afghan pattern

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I am hoping to find a free lap afghan pattern to make for a man in my community who is in a motorized wheelchair. I realize I could adapt a regular afghan pattern, but I want to do this as a surprise and I have no access to his chair to take measurments. Any thoughts?:think

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The round ripple afghans work well for wheelchairs. They curve down to cover the feet and legs without being bulky or catching in the wheels. They are easy to adapt for size also - just make it so if it is laying with the center on your lap, the edge just covers your toes. Usually, the top "half" will be folded down for extra warmth on the lap. If you want to use a rectangular or square pattern, 36" x 36" is plenty big enough.

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There is a knit pattern at freepatterns.com and the dimensions state 40" X 45".

If you are interested in this pattern, it might work for you since it is started in the middle and worked outward. Make it to your size of preference and colors. (ie: 40" X 40').

Log Cabin Afghan

 

This Ripple Afghan might work too. The gauge lists 8 rows=5.5" so, just omit the last eight rows.

Edited by ReniC

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I have made lapghans using patterns from baby afghans. They work out well. Just an idea.

 

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I have made lapghans using patterns from baby afghans. They work out well. Just an idea.

 

:manyheart

 

That is a clever idea. :yay

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I use an electric chair and I added a belt to the edge of mine....no worry that it will slip off; tie in the front

I like this idea! Thanks so much for all the ideas!:cheer

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