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Seeking Flame- like Border for GoT afghan

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I am nearly done with my GoT inspired Afghan, I made it in simple red on black with a few white embellishments.  I really want a border that will inspire the feeling of flames,  simple,  only using red, black, and white if possible.

Thanks for any ideas you can provide. 

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I like that one,  and it has the feel of flames,  but I think that might be from the colors used,  and my colors wouldn't give that feel.  I guess I'm looking for something that would make you feel flames from shape and/or texture.  

I've been toying with the idea of a red on black single crochet border maybe with an interesting assortment of stitches in the middle to give the "feel" of fire.  I hope that makes sense.  

The design is red on black with white teeth and claws 3 headed dragon. I  would estimate it is about 55 - 58 inches square.

The 3 colors really make a simple pattern seem so impressive imo,  so I'm looking for a border that stays simple but adds a nice strong flare.   if not flames, any other suggestions are welcome that you all might think fit what I'm trying to do. 

Also I have never seen this show,  I only know images from what I google,  so if anyone responds to this as if I am in the know,  I am not.

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If the afghan is so dramatic, I suggest a simple border in one color. You could do something in just the red to imitate flames. What about a ruffle that's more wave than tight?

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I have in mind something but I can't find a crochet pattern for it; but I ran across this (not free, but only $1) pattern in colorwork; maybe you could use this idea to design your own.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/graph-chart---flames.  Ah, a similar free one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flame-chart-for-hats .  

What I had in mind was something that started with a straight line, but ended up in a ripple pattern, like this ^^^^^ , where the ^ is in several rows of light-to-dark yellow orange colors suggesting flames.  You could create this by working around the blanket to create a base (say in white or palest yellow, then create ^s by something like sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc (repeat) for the first round, and either (1) use sc for following rounds in a ripple recipe (add 3 stitches at the peak, subtract 3 stitches in the valley) or (2) continue round 1, which will make increasingly spiky flames.

edit, more possibilities to tinker with

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springs-waves-chevron-afghan

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bargello-stripes-purse

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tapestry-crochet-handspun-hats  - this would need several rounds, but in tapestry would look same front and back versus the other colorwork above; or come to think of it, you could probably design some more realistic flame shapes that only use 2 colors in any row to achieve the same thing.  This could be your best bet!

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That flame hat chart or the first link even are very much what I had in mind,  I may try to tinker with those.  

On a side note,  that hat is AMAZING!  And once my blanket is done I'm gonna try to whip that up for my son for his bday. It makes me think of One Piece,  and I'm already thinking about little embellishments for it and losing interest in my nearly complete Afghan haha. 

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The hat is pretty cool by itself, isn't it?  Sort of a western fedora.  Glad to help, and, er, add to your projects! ;) 

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