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I'm not sure if I'll have time to make this before Christmas, but I know my 9 year old will love it when I finally do get it done! I plan on backing this one with fabric because my little prince charming doesn't like afghans, or "blankets with holes" as he calls them. I don't know if his toes poke through of if the air hitting him between the stitches bothers him. Either way, I'll back it for him so he can enjoy it. This graph as is will make a decent size throw when using double crochet stitches. I may alter it later to make it twin size. Anyone else wanting the graph, can email me their request at email@example.com and receive an invoice for $4. Upon receipt of PayPal payment, I will email the graph to you.
That being said...how do you like it? My husband thought he'd like the classic board better, but I don't think our little prince will mind.
I do love designing personalized afghans for my customers. This one is for the baby of a Detroit Tigers fan. I wasn't sure about the stripes, but they turned out cuter on the corners than horizontally. Unfortunately, the local Walmart, where I get my yarn, didn't have Caron in Navy blue or a more subdued shade of orange so I'm actually making it in Caron's Ocean and a bright, almost day-glo orange. I hope they don't mind! I would have waited, but the baby was born yesterday and I was asked to get it done ASAP! What would you do in this position?
Just a work in progress but thought I'd share anyway. I'm thinking of adding a border that says "Then I saw your face" on top and "I'm a believer" on the bottom. Haven't decided yet. What do you think?