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11  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: December 01, 2008 07:54:33 PM
I can watch tv, if I've dvr'd if so I can back up when I miss something cause I was having a problem with the square.

I have 2 "4 squares in a row" done (8 sqs).  I'm so proud of my afghan.

The dudessembly is easier than I thought.  Although I changed it to sc instead of dc (the dc's made it a little too lacy).
12  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 28, 2008 09:09:37 AM
FINISHED!!

Yeah!!!  Grin


I did a flickr mosaic of my squares.  I think I'll be using this layout to join the squares this week.

13  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 22, 2008 02:36:01 PM
here are my November squares!
i decided to do the Super Nova square for this month:
[...]
i wanted to use really fall-like colors.   Smiley

Your supernova is fabulous!  Totally love it.
14  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 22, 2008 02:35:18 PM
YW yellowduckie. I didn't think you'd mind.  Cheesy

MiLady: does blocking help? April was chocolate delight, right? I loved that one.
Blocking? After my nan taught me the basics I've been mostly self taught and I've not come across this term before!

Blocking it easy.  You the block out to the shape and size you want (in this case a 12" square).  Then what I do is spray it damp, and go over it with a steam iron on cotton setting.  WARNING: if it's acrylic yarn, be sure to cover it with a piece of cotton (like from a sheet).  Acrylics melt with touched with direct heat.  Heck, even if it's wool or cotton, I still cover it.


I made a blocking pad with some batting over couple of pieces of thick cardboard, with a bit of thick cotton over it all, taped to the cardboard in the back with tape (I use painters tape)

I also drew a 12", 9", 6" square on it to use to as lines to pin the square to shape.
15  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 22, 2008 02:30:20 PM
I'm not very pleased with my first of aprils squares, it doesn't lay very flat and the outside rows were a bit boring, I'll carry on reguardless

I modified April's square to get it to even out a bit.  From my post.

"I did a little change on the pattern.   On Round 8, I do:

Join CB to any 2nd sc of the corner, (ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc) [*7dc, 8tr, 7dc, * (ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sc] 3 ties and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg c3.

Then on Round 9, I did the original round 8 as written.

It seemed to even things out better.


"
16  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 22, 2008 12:51:02 PM

There is also going to be a 2009 CAL on Ravelry, but kinda different. Here's the deets from yellowduckie.


Oh, just saw this next I posted about the snowflake block.

Many thanks.

It's going to be a great next year.  Blankets for everyone!!!!
17  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 22, 2008 12:45:12 PM
Row 5 in the snowflake square is kinda tricky.

Here's a photo of what it looks like up close



After you make the TCL, and chain 5, you kinda bend the chain back, so you can insert the hook back into the top of the TCL. You don't go behind the chain 5. You insert the hook sorta below it into the top TCL stitch.

I hope this helps.
18  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ NOV on: November 18, 2008 09:35:01 AM
i have done the final square! yay! woooooo! here it is!
[...]
i'm going to get on with finishing putting this blanket together now! yay!

What is so beautiful, and the whole afghan is brillant.

I'd decided not to do this one, but you did such an excellent job, I've changed my mind.

When you did Dec's square, did it just turn out 12" or did you add to it.  If so, how. 

Please share.  Smiley
19  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Long Open Shawl Crochet-a-long. on: November 06, 2008 03:25:02 PM
I orginally posted my version of the pattern (made for the Ongoing Pick Your Partner Swap) in the Completed Projects thread, and it got so much response from everyone wanting to make one of their own that I decided to start my first crochet-a-long.  Smiley

Just wanted to say, now that it's colder I use my shawl all the top now.  It's a wonderful pattern.  Thanks for sharing.
20  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ OCT on: November 06, 2008 02:07:38 PM
i come bearing squares!

I'm breathless.  Those are wonderful!
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