amyelise

Afghans using multicolor yarn

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So I recently acquired a bunch of multicolored yarn and I would like to make an afghan out of it. Does anyone have any patterns that look good with multicolored yarn? And maybe some pictures too? Thanks so much!:)

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I made my hubby (who is warm most of the time) a large granny square afghan using multicolored yarn in earth-tones. He loves it!!!! The open pattern of the granny keeps him just warm enough to be comfortable when he falls asleep on his chair.

Here is the link for a picture- hope it comes thru.

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=97364

 

So many patterns look so lovely in multicolor yarn. Good luck finding what you like.

Would love to see the final project.

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I made several afghans with multicolor yarn shell stitch alternating with rows of one or more of the solid colors from the multi.

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Thanks for the suggestion and the picture Arlinka. I think I would try that except I just finished a granny square afghan and I want to try a different pattern for a while.

 

Do you have a picture losingmymind2 of your afghan so I could see how the colors come together? It would be great if you could post it. Thanks!

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I would definitely suggest using a matching solid color with your afghan. With a multicolor yarn, you won't be able to see the afghan pattern. It will just become lost in all the color. I always use a matching solid with variegated yarn.

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Here are a few a have made with multi colored yarn, I do mix mine with solids:

 

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This one is made of size 10 thread and is a shell stitch

 

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This one is made of super saver yarn, a multi and a solid also a shell stitch

 

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this one is made from several different yarns, and is a RR

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Here are some I have made using multi colour yarn

 

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I do stripes of the multi-color and at least 2 solids that go well with the multi-color.

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You know, seed stitch looks really nice with varigated yarn. The "seed" parts look like little squares of color.

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I love the Indian blanket at madcrochetingfool1.blogspot.com. It is on her Aug.14,2007 post. I made it and everyone loves it - so much fun to make.

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Thanks for all the response! Does anyone have any more pics of their projects that I could take a look at? That would be soo helpful.

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