Technique/pattern for Mary Maxim Peaceful Pastels Baby Afghan

suse17October 6, 2005

I love the spectrum-like look of the Peaceful Pastels Afghan shown on page 63 and the back cover of Mary Maxim catalog vol 475C. Since I want to make the blanket in bright colors, I'm not planning to buy the kit. Does anyone know of another, similar pattern that's available without a kit that explains the stitch and pattern as well as how to get the gradual spectrum effect? (or do you know if MM sells patterns only even if they are not listed in the catalog?) Or, maybe you've made a similar item and know the spectrum technique and can pass it on. Thanks for any help or leads you can give me.


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I pretty much asked the same question yesterday at Crochetville. I'm posting a link to a pattern and I got a response from someone who bought the kit and this is what she told me: You do 2 rows using 2 strands of one color, you then do 2 rows using one stand of the original color and one strand of the next color.

So it would go something like this:

(Using 2 strands throughout)
2 rows white
2 rows white/yellow
2 rows yellow
2 rows yellow/peach
2 rows peach
2 rows peach/pink

Here is a link that might be useful: round ripple

    Bookmark   October 7, 2005 at 12:57PM
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Donna -

thanks so much - the two-strand thing sounds like just the ticket. I may have to stick with lighter colors, though - don't know how it would work with brights. I'll try it out.

Re the link you provided: I can't find a pattern - only a photo. Am I missing something?

Thanks again,


    Bookmark   October 7, 2005 at 4:48PM
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Hi Suse17
the site below you would have to join to get the pattern she is the designer of it an since it was stolen from her and sold and that type of thing you can only get it on her site...
Lyn is a wonderful designer and it's a shame folks feel the need to steal and publish patterns put on the net for charity which is why I refuse to put up patterns I have revised from other patterns or originated....
hope this helps you after christmas I am going to try the change thing sounds really cool...

    Bookmark   November 4, 2005 at 3:04PM
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The Peaceful Pastels Afghan is basically the same as the one at AngelCrafts. The PP afghan is made using 2 strands throughout as stated above and using a crochet hook size K-10 1/2 US (Canadian size 2, Metric size 7mm). The yarn requirements to make an afghan 50" diameter (total of 27 rows beginning with 3 rows of white then 2 rows of each yarn combination) are
Bernat Baby Coordinates
White 50 yards
Yellow 1 skein
Peach 1 skein
Pink 1 skein
Purple 1 skein
Blue 2 skeins
Green 1 skein

Round 7 uses a "small shell". Rounds 8 and 9 use "large shells". This is done to keep the afghan flat and keep the yarn requirements.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 12:05AM
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Thanks for the input, everyone. I'll post the picture when it is done. Looking good!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2005 at 10:39PM
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I decided that I am going to look for a 12-pointed round ripple pattern (that is what it looks like on the peaceful pastels afghan pattern. I printed the colors off of this website as what to use. This also can be made out of Caron Simply soft Brites. For a color picture of Bright round ripple go to: I also found a picture of the pastels afghan.

Here is a link that might be useful: southerncomfortcrochet

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 4:37AM
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Has anyone purchased the Peaceful Pastels kit from Mary Maxim? Considering the instructions call for crocheting two strands at a time, did the kit include two full-size skeins of each color?

Here is a link that might be useful: Peaceful Pastels Afghan

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 3:07PM
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