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Category Crocheting
Type Home Decor
Sizing Unisex
Style Classic
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What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Log Cabin Comfort Throw WR 1861

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What materials did you use? "I Love This Yarn"

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What are you most proud of? The Logo. It turned out virtually identical to the real one! Took a lot of patience and several false starts.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient. The laying out can be extremely tiresome. I had to keep moving pieces around until I was happy with the balance of the piece. I made 4 squares of each color set-up, and added the center piece(equal to 4 squares) for an extra large blanket. I charged $125.00 and the customer was very happy with it! She even drove up from WV to pick it up, because she didn't want to wait for shipping!

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I absolutely love this! I know you said that you free handed the WV logo, but do you have any suggestions for a person between beginner and intermediate on how to do the logo? I absolutely love this blanket, and I have searched and searched for a way to do a WV afghan/blanket for myself.

08/15/2011 Flag

To begin with, I found a pic of the logo that I liked and kept it in front of me the whole time I was working on the logo. Mine is all done in single crochet, for ease of tearing it out repeatedly and starting again.LOL. I started with a couple rows of white, then just eyeballed it. I really don't know what else to tell you. It was a matter of trial and error. I really don't think skill level had anything to do with it. It's more a matter of determination to get it done. The hardest part is carrying the yarn on the back and remembering to stitch over it so it doesn't all hang out being yucky in the back. Once I attached a color, I carried it all the way through the WV, and dropped it while doing the white, then when I got back to the colored section I picked it up and carried the white across. I know this isn't much help, but as I said, it is more a matter of trial and error than skill. Good Luck!

08/16/2011 Flag

That actually helps sooo much. You've givene a great idea for a jumping off point. Thanks!

08/16/2011 Flag

I love your afghan! I'm a Mountaineer fan!

08/16/2011 Flag

this is some great work love it gonna try myself and ran into this so now i've changed to your look

01/12/2012 Flag

Would like to have copy of wv afghan please.

09/14/2014 Flag

Great blanket but the right side of the V needed to be made a little taller.

02/15/2015 Flag