A Re-Finished Afghan

One of the two thrift store afghans I snatched some yarn from is ready to begin its new life.

Surf and Turf

I’m quite pleased with its new border:

I began with a white row in the half-double crochet stitch. Then, with tan, I did one row of double-crochet and a neat little slip-stitch chain edge: chain two, skip one stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch, repeat. This adds the tiniest of scallops for a subtle bumpy edge. It’s the same edging I used to finish the border on “Cool Jewels”.

Here are a few other simple crocheted edgings (That piggy tail edging just cracks me up!) and three rather elaborate ones you might like to try.

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6 Responses to A Re-Finished Afghan

  1. Beth says:

    So, can this be called, “repurposing?” Nice work.

    • Linda says:

      Mmmmm, it could go either way, but I don’t think so. IMHO “repurposing” implies a conversion to a new use, so I’d say, it was a blanket, it’s still a blanket, the yarn I took away will become another blanket, all the same purpose. lol

      DH says, yes it is, that it didn’t fulfill my idea of a comfort blanket to be given to a foster child, it’s intended purpose, until I’d messed with it by adding a border!!

      You’ve got me thinking more about what I meant by “re-finishing”, too. It was a simple finished blanket when I bought it, and even if I hadn’t removed any yarn from it, the addition of the new border was “re-finishing” it, as in, finishing it again. Like when someone refinishes an old piece of furniture, I hoped to make it a little better than it was before.

      I wonder if I can ever answer a question with a simple yes or no. LOL.
      and Thank You.

  2. Edith says:

    This one shouts BOY! It’s just right, with a camo feel, some young man is going to be very happy 🙂 Love the border too!

  3. Linda says:

    Beth replied in an email on August 15, 2011:

    “Life’s no fun if we answer with a plain yes or no. Hubby says that if you ask a Southerner a question, you’ll get back a story in return.”

    And then, on August 16, 2011, I said:

    “I’ll have to look for another excuse for myself; I’m originally from the Midwest and have lived in New England for over thirty years!! LOL :D”

  4. DrLfan says:

    Unless you’re being interrogated or being questioned in court, we can elaborate and say what we really think. I like your responses that share your truth. Thank you.

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