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Cow Jumped Over the Moon by crochetty-spinner Cow Jumped Over the Moon by crochetty-spinner
This blanket is made with Tunisian crochet and it turned out amazingly well, imho. But I'd only done a little Tunisian crochet and I found doing this blanket quite painful, both figuratively and literally. I wasn't very good at keeping track of the pattern, so I ended up doing way too much of this over time and again. Plus, doing Tunisian crochet made my carpal tunnel issues flare up, though I got better over time with this.

I got the pattern out of an old magazine, and did it in worsted weight acrylic. The top and bottom curled like crazy because of the Tunisian crochet. The pattern called for fringe on the top and bottom, which I'm sure would've helped with this. But I generally can't stand fringe, so I made up the shell-stitch border to help with the curling.

There are details in scraps.

Thanks for looking!
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sparklywaffle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
I would have given up. I have no patience. :XD:
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Granny-Bejeweled Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Wow! That is just gorgeous! Must have taken you a long time!
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flutterbyfae Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm.. I've never tried Tunisian crochet before but this came out really nice.
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diosaperdida Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yeah...fringe wouldn't have done all that much for curling anyways..unless it was the fringe from H---!
With wool, you can kind of get the illusion that the fringe is pulling out the curl, along with some blocking.
Odd you say it bothers your carpel tunnel...my Mom has gone to exclusivly doing tunisian crochet because of the same problem.
But...no two people are alike.
Anyways..it's beautiful and you did a great job.
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woozalia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
i've done a little bit of color changing with Tunisian & it can be tricky. i should dig up the one square i was going to make a whole afghan from and upload it One of These Days!

i've also noticed that Tunisian makes the carpal thing happen more than regular crochet, so i tend to switch between the two if i'm doing a project with that technique.

Very Nice Job, though, i'm very impressed!

Harena of ~woozalia
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ajazzydancer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow that is cool
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PinkSweaterVest Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
this is so amazing!!!You must have put SO MUCH WORK into this! knowing you not only did this once over, but had to redo a lot to get it right, and RIGHT you got it! wow!!!
I hope your carpal tunnel gets better, too. i hate mine! :D
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alucardsnogger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
That. Is. Gorgeous. Mega gorgeous.
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chrislea Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
That's AMAZING. *o* I can't imagine the work that went into it! Well, I can, but... wow! Just incredible!
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LaMorocha66 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
Awesome. Ohhhh dare I try Tunisian again?
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JKaz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
oh that's gorgeous!

I've never tried Tunisan crochet, but I love the look of it.
You did such a fantastic job on this blanket!
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NightOwlQueen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's adorable! I must look up this Tunisian crochet because I've never heard of it before.
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Chiomara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
You did such an awesome job!! I love the border, it turned out beautifully. I know it was a loooot of work, but it was worth it :)
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