Oakland Raiders Afghan

Oakland Raiders Tapestry Afghan
©A Hooker’s World

On da Hook: September 3, 2015
Off da Hook: December 29, 2015
Pattern: Oakland Raiders Tapestry Afghan by Hooker Leo (pending publication 2018-08-14: AHW Closed For Business)
Hook: US H/8 – 5. 00 mm
Dimensions: 48 x 48 inches

Yarn

Yarn A, B & C: Michael’s Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Colors: 01040 Black, 01005 White & 01044 True Grey
Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted

Designer Notes

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.

2018-08-13: Purchaser never came up with the cash; donating to charity

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.

Author: A Hooker's World

Fiber artist, designer and instructor with over 30 years crochet experience and about 10 years knit experience.

2 thoughts on “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.

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