Sunday, March 20, 2011

~Rock-A-Bye Plaid Afghan~

 After many months, OK a lot of months, and they say "Elephants never Forget" LOL well I did. I am finally posting the pattern that many of you asked for, the sweet "Rock-A-Bye Plaid Afghan.  I made mine of course in white and red. The pattern shows it in baby blue and white.
 A closer look at the trim..You can click to enlarge photos.  The afghan measures 33"x45" a very nice size to throw over  your comfy chair. Or as its shown below in the photo as a baby afghan.


Click to enlarge pattern. I am very sorry it has taken me so so long to post. Have fun crocheting! Remember our Motto " Busy Hands are Happy Hands", keep creating!
Have a sweet day my friends.

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30 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

So very pretty - stitching the red (or blue) lines on after - good impact. Thanks for including the instructions.
- Joy

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

What a beautiful afghan Elizabeth! If my fingers had time to crochet, this would be it! Love your red stripes:)
hugs,
paula

Vee said...

Such a unique, beautiful afghan that I actually did save the directions. Wouldn't it be great if I could manage to do it? Thank you!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I may have to give that pattern to my mother in law! I just love it

Becky said...

Oh goody!! I can't wait to get started on this! Thank you so much!

bj said...

O, I love love love this. I am dying to try my hand at it but, o, it looks hard to do. It surely is a beautiful thing and what a fabulous job you did.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Such a pretty afghan! I love its clean lines. I really need to start knitting and crocheting again before I completely forget how. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.

~ Tracy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it...and I remember 'busy hands make light work'! Thanks for the pattern! ♥

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Elizabeth, it turned out so cute! LOVE it! I enjoy my beautiful one that you made me every single day. So warm and so cozy!

Yes, busy hands are happy hands!

xoxo
Becky

Did your house land in Kansas this weekend?

BECKY said...

This is so pretty, Elizabeth! I love it!! It looks professionally done, that's for sure! But then everything you do is lovely!!!

Hope you have a delightful week, sweetie!
Love and hugs,
Becky

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh, It's lovely!! I admire anyone who knows how to read one of those patterns and can actually make something so beautiful!

Marydon said...

What beauties! I am doing baby blankies right now ... did (2) afghans for Sherry & she loves them. I can only do one stitch tho ... chuckle!

Happy spring!
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Ana said...

What a beautiful afghan...Thanks for sharing the pattern with us Elizabeth...Now to finish off the one I'm working on first to get started on this one :-) Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Oooo, it's raining as I type :-)

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Country Dreaming said...

Very nice job.
One day I am going to learn this crocheting thing.

Looks so cozy.

Melinda

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sooooo pretty.... I love the red and white..

Huggies,
Spencer

Joy said...

Beautiful job on the afghan. Love the colors.

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for sharing those instructions Elizabeth. I love the red and white!
Hugs,
Cathie

Rebecca said...

YOU WON MY EASTER GIVEAWAY MISS E! CONGRATS TO YOU! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS, ok?

LOVE TO YOU~

REBECCA @ A GATHERING PLACE

Rita said...

I came over to visit and liked what I saw! This is a wonderful blog. I love to crochet, sew and all things domestic. I look forward to following your blog and seeing what new things you have!

mariettesbacktobasics said...

Dearest Elizabeth,

Congratulations on winning Rebecca's giveaway! And compliments for such a perfectly crocheted afghan! Yours looks more evenhanded than the blue one...

Have a great week and lots of love from your new follower!

Mariette

Mary Ann said...

Oh my, that afghan is just beautiful. I am a new follower to your blog! Such talent you have!!

I'd like to invite you to enter my blog giveaway to win a $50. gift card! http://handcraftedbymaryannmiller.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-am-celebrating-with-spring-giveway.html

Shelia said...

Hi Elizabeth! Oh, this afghan is gorgeous! I love it! I like the red too. I'll copy the pattern as I crochet and maybe by next winter I could have one on my chair! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's beautiful! I love the red and white! I don't crochet anymore but if I did I would give this one a try. LOVELY! :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a lovely afghan. I am going to tell my sister to drop by and see that pattern. She loves making afghans.

You always create such beautiful things.
Karen

Kathy said...

Thank you Elizabeth, this is a very lovely pattern - could work with numerous color combinations
Hope you have a blessed day,
Kathy

Beverly said...

Oh Elizabeth, as you know, I have coveted that Afghan since you first showed it. I'm am so excited to now have the pattern. I haven't croceted in years. Sure hope I can do it. It will be a great take along project. Thanks so much for sharing.

Deb said...

Your afghan is so beautiful! If I knew how to crochet I would want one just like it...love the red and white! ~Deb~

Miss Jean said...

That is an adorable afghan! Be careful, with it being red and white, a certain "B" friend of ours may come and whisk it away.

I started to learn to crochet years ago and would like to take it up again. I still have a project to finish. Crocheting is a lot more portable than knitting! My project was just shell stitch and I loved working on it. I don't know why I didn't finish it. Do you teach? :)

Indie.Tea said...

OO, how pretty! Now I need to learn how to crochet...

Sandy said...

Oh, Elizabeth, you know I love this throw in my favorite color RED! I'm going to print out the instructions (Thanks!) and save this one for future projects.