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 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
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.