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My grandson has started college at the University of North Florida. Their emblem is an osprey. I want to surprise him with an afghan for Christmas. Please advise on how to knit or crochet from a chart to get the best likeness of subject. I think I can manage to copy their emblem to a chart. What is the best weight of yarn to create the image.
Thank you.

Hey Sarah,

I have yet to at this moment create my own chart for crocheting from. I have always used a pattern. If you are able to copy the image then I would just suggest using a table or graph paper and assigning a code to it. Typically with most charts that I have crocheted from one block or square is 4dc stitches but use whatever you believe would work best for the afghan. It you want it to be a good size, you will probably need to up the size of each block.

I typically use worsted weight yarn for all these kinds of projects and if you decide to crochet it a 6mm or 5.5mm hook. But that will probably take more time. I just like the look of that size better. There would be bigger afghan hooks available if you are wanted a quicker project.

Hope this helps, sorry that I do not have much experience in that particular area with crochet. Sounds like a cool project though.

Happy Crocheting



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Natalie Paterson


I can answer questions that concern reading crochet patterns and filet charts. I am not qualified to help with patterns that are only picture charts. I specialize in thread or cotton crochet, especially making doilies.


I have been crocheting for the past 6 years and have made many different projects. I have also helped many beginners start on their crocheting journing. I have done both wool and thread crochet, but I am better at thread crochet. I specialize in making doilies and lace items such as tablecloths, place settings, etc.

Crochet is a very enjoyable hobby that I pursue, but I have never had any education regarding this subject. What I know I am self taught and have perfected through many years of practice. I have finished my bachelor degree at college, and I just joining the workforce.

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