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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Crochet Lupus Afghan with Ribbon and Butterfly Chart or Graph

Lupus, the Latin word for wolf, is the name of a condition called systematic lupus erythmatosus or SLE. Why name a disease after a wolf, you ask? Well, in 1851, a doctor discovered red rashes on a woman's face that resembled wolf bites.
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Today we know that Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs.

The face often has a rash in the tell-tale butterfly shaped mask.

Lupus is treatable symptomatically mainly with corticosteroids and immuno-suppressants, though there is currently no cure.

I made this for a dear friend over at Crochetville. She's a real sweetheart and suffers from this debilitating illness, but you know, she's won't let this wolf at the door get inside and stop her from crocheting!!!

As with all my patterns, I retain all my copyrights. You may use this pattern for personal use only. Neither the pattern, nor the items made from it may be sold. You may not profit from my work.


This chart is 70 squares across by 90 squares high.
You can use sc and an H hook with your favorite worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder. Use a longer stitch, like the dc or extended double crochet for an afghan sized blanket.

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