My youngest son has a thing for turtles and the color orange. I understand the turtles, but I’ve never quite figured out the orange thing. Despite his odd taste in colors, I do check every so often for new turtle patterns. In my latest search I ran across the Painted Turtle Afghan.
I know it’s not an actual turtle, but he liked it anyhow. My theory is they included that one orange motif and joined it all in orange and that’s what really did it for him. So now he thinks I should make him one of these afghans. This particular pattern was published in a magazine and has to be order from the back issues. So while I wait on my copy, I thought I might give the motif a try without the pattern. Of course I had to start with the one orange motif.
I think it looks pretty close. I even more excited to see how close to the pattern I got with my attempt.