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Hiddleson Baby Animals Filet Crochet Afghan

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YAY! I finished at last!

This is a filet crocheted afghan using an Elizabeth Hiddleson pattern.

This is a filet crocheted afghan using an Elizabeth Hiddleson pattern from 1979 that I got online.

 

I have included a photo of the back too. You can see the seems where I joined the squares and the center panel pieces. 

The hardest part was making those two middle panels. In order to have the crochet stitches go the same way as the squares, it had to be worked up width-wise instead of the longer length, (which would have been SO MUCH easier!) In fact, for the sides of the afghan, I just went ahead and did those along the length of the afghan to save my sanity!) LOL

I altered a couple of the animals that I thought looked a little weird on the graphs. The rabbit’s head I made come to a pointed nose. (The graph was so icky! It kinda had a double cheek thingy going on.) I also made the cat’s nose come to a point. (The graph looked like one of those flat-faced cats, (like Crookshanks!), which didn’t seem to look right in profile like this.) And also the elephant was too small for it’s square. So I added a mound and some clouds to fill in the square.

I liked these squares because each one was finished with only one ball of Cebelia thread. Not having to buy two. YAY!!

The border is done with Coats and Clark Old Fashioned thread in ecru. Both threads are size 10. The crochet hook I used was a 7 (1.65 mm) steel Boye.

Happy Easter everyone!

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Oh my GORGEOUS! Gorgeous! I love it! Are you going to use it as an afghan? I think I'd be afraid to. I'd be worried about tearing it somehow! (And that's just me, never mind the toddler and the cat and the shepherd puppy!)

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