Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Many Faces of "Candy Cane"!



The Many Faces of "Candy Cane"!


I decided to stop at the simple border/edging on my latest Christmas crocheted throw "Candy Cane". 

 So, "Candy Cane" is all finished.  

This throw was very easy to crochet using Jan Eaton's ripple stitch pattern called "Storm Clouds".  

Previously blogged about (here).  



The border/edging is two rounds of double crochet using two strands of yarn together in red and white.     

First time I have ever used two strands at once.  

I was pleased to discover by using Caron's Simply Soft yarn, it wasn't hard to do at all.  

Although I just finished the first round of white single crochet in this photo I did add another round of single crochet in white.



Here's a close of of the other end in red. 

 This is an earlier photo taken before I finished the final round of white single crochet. 



I love the wide white band on what I call the "white end". 

 It's six rows of the "storm cloud" ripple stitch in white three times with one row of red between.



This is the reverse end showing the wide red band.



And all laid out to see the pattern.   The final size is 40 inches by 60 inches. 

I started out on the white end and then reverse the color pattern for the red end.

Somehow I added an extra little bump (ripple) at the red end that isn't at the white end.  

I didn't even notice it until it was all finished.  LOL! 

That's what makes it unique. 

Color Pattern 
(ripple double crochet stitch used throughout is Jan Eaton's "Storm Clouds")

(Starting with what I call the "White End")

Three rows of white;
One row of red;
One row of white;
One row of red;
Three rows of white.

Three rows of red;
Two rows of white;
Three rows of red.

Six rows of white;
One row of red;
Six rows of white;
One row of red;
Six rows of white.

Now I reverse the color pattern for the "Red End".

Three rows of red;
One row of white;
One row of red;
One row of white;
Three rows of red.

Three rows of white;
Two rows of red;
Three rows of white.

Six rows of red;
One row of white;
Six rows of red;
One row of white;
Six rows of red.

And for the last two bands at the red end I repeated the first two white end bands.

Three rows of white;
One row of red;
One row of white;
One row of red;
Three rows of white.

Three rows of red;
Two rows of white;
Three rows of red.






I think this photo shows how the pattern is reversed from the white end to red end.



Do you think

"Candy Cane"

will be pretty displayed at Christmas time?



Please join Mary at The Little Red House (here) for more Mosaic Monday



And there are more REDs to enjoy with our host, Sue, at 

It's A Very Cherry World


for REDnesday!



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29 comments:

  1. Absolutely, this just screams Christmas to me! It is a beautiful throw, Sandy. The pattern is unique. xo,

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  2. Lovely, yes, perfect Christmas throw.
    Carol xx

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  3. This is such a gorgeous, gorgeous crochet pattern! I am in love. I would make it in white and cream...that would be soooooo elegant....!
    You have done such a wonderful job..and yes, crocheting with two strands is a lot of fun to do! yes? non?

    Have a great Day!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  4. Oh, Wow! I think it's gorgeous now, but will really knock everyone's socks off during the holidays!!!!!!!! I really like Caron simply soft yarn.

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  5. It is a delight no matter the season. I'm so intrigued by this pattern and color scheme. It looks Scandanavian to me. I love Scandanavian colors and patterns. Beautifully done!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this nice mosaic,
    have a great week!
    Markus

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  7. Hi Sandy,
    Wow! "CANDY CANE" is beautiful...Red is my favorite color so this pattern is calling my name. After you posted about Candy Cane and Jan Eaton I just had to buy the book, so I logged on to Amazon and bought one. The patterns in her book are really pretty! and I can't wait to start crocheting this afagan. I love to crochet too, any kind of needle work I enjoy doing. I think Candy Cane is really pretty and the pattern you created with the white and red yarn is amazing! Wonderful job! Its just perfect!
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

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  8. Sandy, Candy Cane is gorgeous, and will surely be a perfect Christmas display and cozy item to snuggle in.

    I love to crochet, too.

    Have a glorious day,
    Marianne

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  9. You've done very well, its gorgeous! x

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  10. Your fingers do wondrous things!

    PRAISE FOR RED

    What is there about the color red
    That makes me want to stand on my head,
    And give a loud shout or two of praise
    For crimson tints that brighten my days?


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Bits of red here and here

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  11. This is such a GREAT blog! I'm going to pass this on to my mom, knitting and crochet guru. She'll love it.

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  12. This is delightful. You are very inspiring.

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  13. Oh my...just gorgeous!!!! I love crocheted blankets...and especially candy cane ones!

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  14. Sandy, this is really pretty!

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  15. Oh my goodnesss!! This is beautiful! I love it! You are so talented. I would love to be able to make something like this. It's definitely something to be proud of. It's just gorgeous!
    -April

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  16. I saw your post over at Grannies and Ripples and just had to come and see more! It is a very beautiful afghan! I just love Christmasy things =) I am adding you to my google reader so I can see more!

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  17. I wish I could crochet. Or perhaps I should wish for patience. These are beautiful! And probably can be enjoyed in all seasons, especially if they're made from the heart. Lovely! BTW, it was so nice of you to stop by LWYL. Thank you.

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  18. excellent design!
    thanks a lot for sharing with us :)

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  19. Beautiful! Looks like another project I need to start! Love the colors!

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  20. Wow, This looks great! I will have to try this out.

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  21. This is a gorgeous afghan I will have to get the book.
    Your red and white is lovely, red is my fav colour.

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  22. i love it and I am doing one thanks to shown me that Ana fron brasil

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  23. Very, very pretty!

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  24. Another winner! I really like the colors and the pattern. How long did it take you to make something like this? I'm SO slow..... :-)

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  25. It looks like red work cross stitch to me. Any color with white would look fabulous.

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  26. Oh wow - this is stunning! So festive and unlike anything I've ever seen! Fabulous job!

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  27. What size hook and how many skeins of each color?

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  28. Michael - I used an H hook but unfortunately I didn't keep track of how many skeins I used. I love red and white so I always have yarn in the color. It's a lap throw so many three skeins of each color? More info here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Teacuplane/storm-clouds

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