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Sweetheart Rose Baby Afghan

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Sweetheart Rose Baby Afghan-sm Announcing the publication of my Sweetheart Rose Baby Afghan, which appears in the April 2014 issue of Crochet World magazine!

The origin of this baby afghan actually dates back about 5 years. I was visiting my mother at the time, and she asked me to accompany her to an appointment with her hairdresser. Not being one to sit with idle hands, I grabbed my crochet bag on the way out the door.

Most of the floral motif was designed that day at the hairdresser’s. But, as I didn’t have any immediate plans to submit it, I tossed it into my “someday” drawer of bits of crochet where it stayed until early summer 2013.

I originally intended to self-publish this and some other yet-to-be-revealed designs. But, when I met up with my friend, Carol (Alexander, executive editor of Crochet World magazine, former co-worker and long-time business partner) at the 2013 CGOA summer show in Indianapolis, IN, I couldn’t resist showing them to her. She was interested in purchasing all of the aforementioned designs, and the rest is history. Sweetheart Rose Baby Afghan is the first to appear in print.

Sweetheart Rose_CloseupPublishing this design means a lot to me. It represents what I consider a renewed commitment and full-time return to crochet designing. No more semi-retirement for me!





Photos copyright Crochet World magazine, April 2014, published by Annie’s.
Used with permission.



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