KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

Thursday, February 26, 2009

WHEELCHAIR LAPGHAN PATTERN


I WANTED A LAPGHAN THAT WAS EASY AND FAST TO DONATE TO NURSING HOMES SO I CAME UP WITH THIS. THIS PATTERN IS UNTESTED SO IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.


WHEEL CHAIR LAPGHAN

MATERIALS NEEDED:

WORSTED WEIGHT YARN - ( I USED DONATED YARN THAT DIDN'T HAVE LABLES ON IT SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND IT WAS OR HOW MUCH YARN I USED)

SIZE J HOOK

STITCHES USED:
CH - CHAIN
SC - SINGLE CROCHET
DC - DOUBLE CROCHET
SL ST - SLIP STITCH
SP - SPACE
LEVEL: EASY

CH 104

ROW 1: DC IN 3RD CH FROM HOOK AND IN EACH CH ACROSS. CH 2 TURN

ROW 2: DC IN EACH DC ACROSS. CH 2 TURN

ROW3: DC IN NEXT ST.* CH 1 SKIP NEXT ST AND DC IN NEXT ST * ACROSS  ENDING WITH A DC IN LAST 2 ST. CH 2 TURN

ROW4:DC IN NEXT ST * DC IN CH 1 SP DC IN NEXT ST ACROSS* CH2 TURN

ROW 5: DC IN EACH ST ACROSS CH2 TURN

ROW 6- 41 :REPEAT ROWS 3-4 AND 5 FOR PATTERN

EDGING:

AT THE END OF ROW 41 CH 1 WORK 3 SC IN SAME SP. SC EVENLY ALL THE WAY AROUND WORKING 3 SC IN EACH CORNER. JOIN WITH A SL ST TO TOP OF SC.

ROW2: CH1 5DC 1SC IN SAME ST.* SKIP NEXT 3 ST, SC 5DC SC IN NEXT ST* AROUND

JOIN WITH SL ST TO TOP OF CH1. FINISH OFF.

SOMETIMES I MIGHT JUST HAVE 2 ST AT THE END THAT'S ALRIGHT JUST JOIN ANYWAY.

114 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Kathy!!!!! I'm going to get started on this tomorrow and looking forward to it! It's so pretty!!! GREAT JOB!

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  2. THANK YOU MELISA! YOU CAN BE MY TESTER, IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN LET ME KNOW AND I'LL FIX IT.

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  3. How long does something like this take you? I've been working on a blanket during Hannah's PT and it's taking me FOREVER.

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  4. 3OR 4 DAYS! I WORKED ON A BLANKET WHILE JOHN WAS GETTING PT ALSO. YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME WATCHING THEM AND THINKING ABOUT IF THIS OR THAT IS HURTING THEM.

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  5. Kathy,
    This is a beautiful blanket! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  6. I just wanted to thank you for posting this pattern. It's lovely! I am looking forward to making this one, 100%!

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  7. THANK YOU CRAFTY MAMA, I HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS BUT IF YOU DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

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  8. Thankyou! I have been looking all over the internet for a quick lap blanket to make for my Wheelchair/bed ridden Grandmother. This looks perfect! Thanks again!

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  9. I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more lapghans as well as other crochet patterns, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.

    Christine
    cweiher@primecp.com
    Editor, www.AllFreeCrochet.com

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  10. Спасибо понравилось !

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  11. Superb blog post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!

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  12. What was the finished measurements?

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  13. I have been looking for a nice WHEELCHAIR LAPGHAN PATTERN blanket to do. I have a family member that is in a wheel chair and this works perfect for her thanks for the pattern and I will let you know how long and how much yarn it takes me to do. I have done several baby blankets and bigger but I did not find a pattern that I like until I seen this one.

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    1. Will be crocheting this Lapghan for some of the V.A. Hospital here in Redlands, CA. Will you let me know how much yarn you purchased to complete the pattern? I've crocheted some small aphgans in the past and gave them to this Hospital. They are really great for those veterans. Thx for your reply. Hope to hear from you real soon. Barbara

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  14. If anyone can post how much yarn it takes, that would be a really big help to me. I want to make sure I have enough before I start.

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    1. I also make lap robes for the veterans and it depends on the yarn and how big they need. I make granny squares of around 8 rows and then saw 12 sqares together (3x4) I usually use between 2 and 3 hanks of wool. I also like the one pictured and plan to try it

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  15. This is a beautiful lapghan Kathy! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. Could you tell me how big your lapghan ended up being? I would like to know so that I can figure out if I need to add to it to make it a throw for a very special family member. He is not wheelchair bound, but he is having a lot of health issues and I thought this would be perfect for him to curl up with on a chair or the sofa. Thanks

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  16. Kathy, Thank you for the pattern to this beautiful Lapghan. I'm trying your pattern out now and I love it! It is easy and it's working up fast. I like your blog. I love Cocoa's sweater! Did you make it? She looks like a realy cutie! :)

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  17. Kathy, I've got 44 rows crocheted. I want to added about 3 more rows and then the border, but the muscle in my forearm is starting to hurt. I'll finish it tomorrow, measure it, and take a picture. Night night. :)

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  18. Kathy,

    I finished my Lapghan using your pattern. I used a size "I" hook, but I added a few more rows. I made mine 53 rows instead of 41 rows. The finished size of mine (including border) is 32" x 35", and my best guess is that I used about 18 oz of yarn. I posted pics of it on my blog at http://databasedesigns4u.blogspot.com/2011/07/crocheted-lapghan-for-my-grandma.html and I inserted links back your website for others to get the pattern. Thank you so much for sharing! I love your pattern! It was fast and easy to make. Thank you again very much!

    Sincerely, Chery Moore :)

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  19. Hi Kathy. I notice I said something in error. I did actually use a "J" size hook. Everything else I said is correct though. :)

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  20. THANK YOU CHERYL FOR YOUR HELP AND NICE COMMENTS. GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR AFGHAN.

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  21. I've been wanting to make an afghan for a friend's daughter that is going to have back surgery in a few months...she is going to be laid up for several months afterwards and I thought with cooler months coming, she might like to have an afghan she can have for her lap. I am very eager to print this and get my yarn and get started!

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    1. I. REAT, I KNOW SHE WILL LOVE ITHOPE YOUR FRIEND IS DOING G

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  22. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I have been looking all over for a quick and easy lapghan. J is the perfect hook and the size 32x35 is about perfect. I have been making an old pattern that I adapted for a lapghan (a nested shell pattern). I make them for nursing homes under the Director of our Thrift Store that I volunteer for. I can't wait to get started. I also used donated yarn.

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    1. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHARITY WORK.

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    2. Hi Kathy,

      The pattern for your wheelchair lapghan wouldn't print out. Hmmmmm.

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  23. Could you please give me the measurements of this lapghan, i think it's very lovely, and i am going to make some and donate them to nursing homes... Thanks, PinkPetals

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    1. MINE WAS ABOUT 35X25 INCHES. I KNOW THE PEOPLE IN THE NURSING HOME WILL LIKE THEM.

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    2. I have a family member in need of one thank you for this pattern! Now to get started on it for her!

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  24. I found your website and like the pattern. It is very easy to make. I plan to make as many as I can to donate to the nursing home. Alicia

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  25. I am very new to crocheting, and I am having a problem understanding instruction for Row 4. Can u help?

    Thamk-you Maureen

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    1. SORRY, I HAVE BEEN BACK AND CHANGED AROUND TO ACROSS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING .

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  26. I have been looking for leg warmer pattern for a wheelchair bound lady. Do you happen to have one? Please help...ragus59@yahoo.com Thanks

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    1. I found a free pattern at redheart.com called Keep-the-Chill-Out Leg Warmers. Very easy.

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    2. Thank you for these easy patterns,it has been many years since I picked up a crochet hook,So many of the paterns in the leaflets I just don't understand.So thanks again I do undrstand your!
      twiggyblue29@yahoo.com

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  27. Hello I have never wrote in a blog before .


    I do wish to get busy on some little.

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  28. This is a good idea. I think the C.E.O.S. club I belong to can do this for our nursing home. We all have left over yarn and can crochet.
    Thank you for put this out there. We are always looking for a project to help in our community. We are just a small and older group.
    Barb Harman from West Virginia

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    1. THANK YOU BARBARA FOR ALL YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS DO.

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  29. This is a simple yet pretty lapghan. I like to knit and crochet for charity so this is a wonderful pattern. Thank you so much for posting it.

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  30. A few friends and I crochet lap blankes for the Ohio Veterans homes. Many people have donated yarns for us to use. We are thankful for their donations. Will take this pattern to the girls tomorrow. It's always fun to try something different. Thank you

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    1. THANK YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS FOR YOUR WORK.

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    2. I cant seem to get the lapghan pattern to print. Can yo help me? Thank you

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  31. I cannot get this pattern to print. Is there a problem? I would like very much to make this wheelchair lapghan for ladies in a nursing home who have nobody but us .Thanking you in advance.

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    1. I HAD TO TRY A COUPLE OF TIMES MYSELF BUT IT DID PRINT. MUST HAVE BEEN A BAD DAY FOR BLOGGER.

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  32. I love this pattern. I make lapghans for an elderly minister and his wife, and they take them to people in the hospital or nursing homes who really need the cheer. Keep up the good work! Starhawk29

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  33. I like the pattern and how it looks. I hope you don't mind if I change it up a bit. I would like to use a baby Pompadour or a soft Baby Yarn, and a smaller needle to make your pattern into a nice Baby Blanket. I don't know how to blog, but I will come back and let you know how it turns out. I will also let you of any changes I make in the adaption. Happy Hooking!!

    KitKat57

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  34. I love the pattern. Finished it is 35" x 24" using just under 2 skeins of worsted yarn (4.5 oz). Y you can easily make it wider by adding more rows. I did have trouble with Row 3. That row was one stitch shy to complete properly, but easily corrected by increasing the beginning chain to 105 stitches. Thank you for providing this to us.

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    1. I'M SORRY YOU HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. I WORKED UP ANOTHER AND I STILL CHAINED 104 AND IT WAS RIGHT FOR ME.

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  35. I love this pattern. I made one for my friend who is in the hospital right now, and have started making another. Thanks for sharing this pattern. It is easy and very pretty.

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE KIND WORDS. HAPPY CROCHETING.

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  36. Just started this pattern for a blanket for my new nephew. i cant wait to see how it turns out! thank you!!

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  37. A larger close up picture would be great to see!!!

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  38. I just found this pattern! Thanks so much!!! A friend asked me to start making wheelchair afghans to take to the local nursing homes come winter and this pattern is GREAT!!!!

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  39. I made this and I learned how to crochet 3 weeks ago. My turns were more like wobbles than straight edges, but the interior looks fabulous. I stuck with a single crochet all around for the edging for a plainer finish and because I really liked my wobbles, lol. I alternated colors and it was very easy to tell where I should switch them out. At 24" across and 36" lengthwise I used almost two skeins of "I Love This Yarn" using an I-9 hook and I've got enough of each skein left over to make a dishcloth or two.

    The design was easy enough to follow and this was the first pattern that didn't make me want to give up and stick with dish cloths (most still look like an alien language to me). It took me about 12 hours to complete and I can't wait to show it off at work. While the other gals are wearing their old sweatshirts to keep warm I'll have my periwinkle and grape handmade lapghan. 8)

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    1. (Most patterns look like an alien language - dish cloths still look like dish cloths.)

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    2. I'M SO GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO MAKE THE LAPGHAN WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FUTRUE CROCHETING.

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  40. Ok. In rows 3 and 4 the word "around" is throwing me off - I don't get it! I'm a beginner crocheter, so maybe thats the problem? Can you please translate for me? audracurtis@rocketmail.com

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    1. I HAVE CHANGED AROUND TO ACROSS. SORRY.

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  41. WOW!... Finally I think I found a project I can do quick and easy for Christmas, I had been looking for weeks on end for "LAPGHANS" to pass out at a convelesion home across from my church ,I had given up on a few projects cause they were not comming out right and I've been crocheting for many years and know how to read stitches!so hop I can stick to this one and make mulipel ones in different colors,I'll keep you posted.

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    1. GOOD LUCK AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT TURNED OUT.

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  42. Love this pattern ♥ easy and fast to make up. I am a making a bunch for one of our local nursing homes and this will be my favorite pattern to use. Thanks a bunch for sharing :-)

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    1. YOUR MORE THAN WELCOME. THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS,AND GOOD LUCK.

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  43. thanks for the pattern. i have a friend that could use it. it will be perfect for her. arlene

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    1. YOUR MORE THAN WELCOME ARLENE. GOOD LUCK CROCHETING

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  44. blanche from Pa.
    Thank you for sharing...I started yesterday and have it almost finished...My sweet little 86 year old neighbor goes to the hospital every tues and fri for her treatment...and this lapgan will be hers to keep her legs warm this winter, the bart bus(Pa. transportation for 65 and over) picks her up and they take her in a wheel chair, she leaves at 7:00 am. so I know she needs this afgan..thanks again for sharing..

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR STORY WITH ME. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR. BLESS YOU BLANCHE FOR YOUR KINDNESS.

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  45. Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I have been searching for months and plan to use this pattern for an afghan. In fact, your pattern is an answer to prayer. Is your pattern worked lengthwise (end to end) or side to side? Thanks again.

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  48. Thank you for this pattern Kathy. I have been looking for something simple to make to donate to the chemotherapy ward of the hospital where my husband was treated. I am going to try making it in 8 ply cotton for people who are sensitive to wool or find the weight of a wool rug uncomfortable. I need a one colour project so I can carry it with me and work on it when I have spare time.

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    1. THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR TIME AND TALENT TO OTHERS.

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  49. I've been crocheting since 1970, Kathy, but I just can't seem to get it right. I'm wondering if you treat the chain 2 at the end of the rows as a stitch or not. I'm making mine for a nursing home close to me. Thanks so much for the lovely and free pattern. Karen

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  50. I've been crocheting since 1970, Kathy, but I just can't seem to get it right. I'm wondering if you treat the chain 2 at the end of the rows as a stitch or not. I'm making mine for a nursing home close to me. Thanks so much for the lovely and free pattern. Karen

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    1. THE CH2 IS THE FIRST DC OF THE NEXT ROW. HAPPY CROCHETING.

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  51. Thank you so much for this pattern.I didn't have a printer and wrote it out longhand,but now I have a neat copy.I made half a dozen and donated them through our church to our local nursing home and the residents loved them.Now I'm going to make some for the nursing home in a nursing home in a neighboring town.I'm sure they'll like them sd well.Thank you again,offering these for free is a good deed and you deserve the credit for the smiling faces and warm legs of those elderly people who otherwise wouldn't have them.God bless you! Jean

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE KIND WORDS. I'M SO GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO MAKE SO MANY LAPGHANS TO DONATE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR GIVING HEART. I HAVE A AUNT JEAN ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY. THANK YOU AGAIN!

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  52. New to crocheting. Have a question. Row three ends with dc in last 2 stitches. After you ch 2 and turn, do you dc in both of the dc stitches from row 3? Or, do you dc in one and skip the next and then ch 1 etc. etc.?
    Appreciate your help.

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  54. Great pattern. I crochet while waiting for a friend to do dialysis. The patients are always interested in what I am working on that day. Your lapghan has been of interest to many.

    I will be donating to a local nursing home as well as giving to some of the patients I have met at the dialysis center.

    Bless you..........Bernice in NW FL

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    1. BLESS YOU BERNICE FOR BEING A GOOD FRIEND AND FOR HELPING OTHERS. I KNOW EVERYONE WILL LOVE WHAT YOU MAKE.
      LOVE AND PRAYERS KATHY

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  55. THANK YOU FOR THE PATTERN FOR THE LAP ROBE. I PLAN TO TRY IT. I HAVE BEEN WANTING AN EASY PATTERN SO I COULD MAKE SOME TO DONATE TO THE NURSING HOME MY MOM LIVES AT. GOD BLESS YOU.

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  56. Thank you for this easy pattern. I am on my second one which has taken about 10 oz of yarn. I am also donating them to a nursing home that a friend is in. I will be giving them first to the ones that don't have very little or no family that visit them. God bless you Kathy.

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  57. Thank You for the patterns you post. I am going to try this. I am new to crocheting and have no one to help teach me. Beside that I am left handed. Thanks so much. Mary

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  58. I'll be making your blanket and donating it to charity. Thanks for the free pattern!

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  59. Thanks for the pattern. I am making it for my 87 year old mother-in-law, who recently broke her hip and is recovering from surgery. I am going to add a pocket for her cell phone, and some ties to secure it to her wheelchair.

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    1. The pocket is a good idea but I really like the idea of adding ties. Often something so wonderful can be so exasperating, as in the case of keeping the laprobe on the lap! :-)

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  60. Carolyn August 30,2013


    Thank You for this pattern. I was looking for a pattern for
    wheelchair patients for a Nursing Home, and here I found this
    pattern. Once again Thank You.

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  61. Thank you for the pattern Kathy, I am excited to try this one. God bless you for what you do and donate to Nursing homes.

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  62. Thank you so much, Kathy! This pattern is so easy and fast!

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  63. Thanks so much for posting this pattern.....I will be making it and donating it as well. I make afghans for various charities, and they are always appreciative and look forward to my new ones each year.

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  64. I was looking for sometning to crochet for two of my cousins who always give a gift for Christmas. This will the idea gift. I believe I can have it done by Christmas. Thank You.

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  65. Hi Found your pattern and will be making soonSounds easy and it will give me something else to do

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  66. I completed your pattern this weekend. It is awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKED YOU. HAPPY CROCHETING!

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  67. Thank you for the lovely pattern. I am going to start it tomorrow. I belong to a Prayer Shawl Ministry for our parish and we make prayer shawl and lag afghans for nursing home, cancer center and anyone who need one. Thanks again.

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    1. THANK YOU I HOPE YOU LIKE IT. BLESS YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS.

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  68. Hi Kathy: Thanks for the wonderful pattern. I am starting a non-profit organization dedicated to crocheting and/or knitting lapghans for veterans. I am presently looking for volunteers as well as yarn donations. I have posted your pattern with some size modifications on my facebook page and website. The website is http://sgtpslapghansforveterans.wordpress.com. In the last month, I have made 4 lapghans for veterans using your pattern and they turned out great. Thanks again for a quick, fast and beautiful pattern. I'm sure our veterans will love them.

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  69. I am having a little bit of a problem understanding Row 4. Double crochet in first stitch
    Do I chain one then do a DEC in it? skip a stitch then DC in net stitch and repeat across?

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    1. Hi, I think it is like this... You chained 2 and turned at the end of row 3, then on the start of row 4, you double crochet in the first stitch, double crochet in the chain one space, double crochet in the next double crochet, double crochet in the next chain one space and so on, to the end. --not owner Kathy, just a fellow crocheter. :o)

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  70. Making this for my mama she is in a wheelchair and just went into the Guest House...I am trying to finish it tonight..thank you for the pattern...

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  71. I will be making this pattern for the lapghan and will be donating them to a hospice center. I have made cancer hats in the past, several hundred and donated them also to cancer centers. They have really appreciated them.

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  72. The instructions for row 4 are a little hard to understand for us beginners. I don't get it either. Could you please make it somewhat more clear. I love the pattern it is a really good one for learning and practicing basic stitches.

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    1. See above for my 2 cents worth. :o)

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  73. I'm almost done with this lapghan and I love it! I have a small Ministry that crotchets shawls and lapghans or wheel chair blanket for my local Hope Hospice...it's quick, easy and fun and that's what I need! Everyone will LOVE this as I do. Thanks!

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  74. Thanks Kathy! Keep donating and keep sharing patterns with us so that we can too!

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