Here is my rendition of the water lilies afghan. I think my
motherís is so much prettier, so I put it out here first. But I thought you
might like to contrast the two to see what not to do! I wanted the flowers to be
all the same color, so I chose a periwinkle blue (one of my very favorite colors
because it goes with everything). And the leaves seemed to insist on being
green. Then I chose a yellow for the background because it is light and a good
contrast to the other two colors. But the end result is not at all what I had
hoped for. Still, the three-dimensional flowers are pretty. I first started this
project because my mother had given me a big bag of yarn, and there was one of
these lilies in the bag already finished. I loved the look, and I remembered
seeing her beautiful afghan done with these same flowers. I didnít have the
pattern, however. So I began carefully taking the flower apart and writing down
each step in backward order. Then I tried to make a few flowers using different
sized crochet hooks to get just the right tension. After I had crocheted a few
flowers, guess what I found in another bag of yarn Ė thatís right: the book with
the pattern! Oh, well. It was good practice to see if I could get the pattern
right. It was pretty close. The yarn I used is very soft and rather heavy. My
youngest daughter seems to like using this afghan, but I think it is because of
the feel rather than the look. I think it would have looked better if I had
crocheted a border of one more color around each block before stitching them
together. I do think the flowers are nice, though.
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