Pennsylvania Dutch Throw
designed by Kim Guzman
Technique: Regular Crochet
A classic quilt design is beautifully rendered in this colorful crocheted afghan. A checkerboard edging adds a perfect contrasting, yet complementary, finishing touch.
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Caron International’s One Pound (100% acrylic; 16 oz/454g, 812 yds/742m skein):
1 skein each of: #589 Cream (CA), #562 Claret (CB), #549 Sunflower (CC), #546 Midnight Blue (CD), #534 Forest Green (CE)
In designing this afghan, I used work horse yarn, Caron One Pound, and I did a lot of research on the internet before I began designing it.
It was a wonderful experience to try to visualize and interpret Pennsylvania Dutch barn stars in this creation.
One technique I used for this afghan is the surface slip stitch. You see, with single crochet intarsia, in some designs, you get a lot of jagged lines at the edges of your work.
Rather than leave them like that, I slip stitched around each tulip to give them a better shape and literally “hide” the jagged bits.
Here is a Before and After.
The slip stitching made so much difference in defining the tulips.