Oakland Raiders Afghan

Oakland Raiders Tapestry Afghan
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On da Hook: September 3, 2015
Off da Hook: December 29, 2015
Pattern: Oakland Raiders Tapestry Afghan by Hooker Leo (pending publication)
Yarn A: Michael’s Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: 01040 Black; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn B: Michael’s Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: 01005 Black; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn C: Michael’s Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: 01044 Black; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Hook: US H/8 – 5. 00 mm
Dimensions: 4 x 4 Feet Square

The most important thing I have learned from making my second tapestry afghan is that I don’t charge enough! Unfortunately, I have one more already commissioned and I need to re-do this one because of a bleach stain in the black area. The good news: I have sold this one, stain and all.

After all these tapestry afghans are done, I should be able to crochet right-, and left-handed. I am currently practicing by making a scarf with left-handed crochet. I have also taught my self about floating the yarn across the back. Preliminary tests have shown a significant enough vertical dip, which may be caused by additional tension upon that stitch, whereby I was tucking the floating yarn underneath the stitch. I still like cutting my ends, as I think it consumes less yarn. They might not seem as unbearable in the end if I address them as I crochet each row.

Finally, I think I may begin charging for these afghans based on time versus materials. This will greatly increase the cost of making one, which I think is fair considering all the graphic/web design that does into the project in charting a pattern.

4 Replies to “Oakland Raiders Afghan”

  1. Would you be willing to have someone buy the written pattern for a personal project? I want to make a blanket for my father for Christmas and can not find a written pattern anywhere.

    1. I can write a pattern, but there is a cost associated with this request. I charge $10.00/hour, including pattern writing and testing. Additionally, I would provide an estimated cost and require a 50% deposit. If you are interested, please contact me directly at hookerleo@ahookersworld.com. Thank you.

    1. Thank ou for your inquiry.

      I charge by time…USD $10.00/hr. Oakland Raiders 1 cost more because I had to include chart design. I can’t remember how much time I spent actually crocheting and seem to have lost my past invoices. I would estimate about USD $500.00. If you chose a new team, probably about USD $750.00-$1000.00. If you crochet, I can do the charting for you at my base rate and then you can crochet it. I usually do a chart and then translate the chart into a spreadsheet for easier viewing.

      Let me know.

      Hooker Leo

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