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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Granny rectangle lapghan on: August 02, 2007 11:48:55 AM
This is based on a vintage granny rectangle pattern that I could swear I saw on here, but I can't find the original post or the subsequent pattern write-out.  It was a little different than the being done for the CAL.

I love this pattern, because as much as I love granny squares, I'm just anal enough to dislike squares for blankets because beds are rectangles! 

My son told me when it was done, it's made with Red Heart Kids for the varigated (sorry, all the bands were thrown away a while ago, so I'm not sure what the color is) and RHSS in soft white for the contrast color-basically to make it a little bigger. 
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The Obnoxious Blanket on: May 14, 2007 11:03:32 PM
As much as I love to crochet, and spend all the time that I formerly spent knitting doing it, I can't help but think of it as knitting's ugly stepsister.  I look for crochet books at the library, and I see a slew of them from the 1970's, and maybe early '80s.  When I see a book that purports to have knitting AND crochet patterns, I am sorely disappointed and the way crochet is so outnumbered. 
On the other hand, because I know it is so typical of what people think of when they hear "crochet", I really want to make a red white and blue granny square vest.  Just to say I made one. 

That was the feeling behind this blanket.  It's bright red and pink, Red Heart (as it should be), and I wanted it to look like it could be in a jr. high girl's room in 1983.  I think I caught it just about right. 

And many thanks to my ever-willing model. 

It's just basic granny squares with a row of double crochet around them, whipstitched together, and edged with one row of single and one of double crochet.  I finished all the squares last fall, and am only now putting it together because I have a home for it to go to, but at least it's been put together, and I don't have to feel guilty about it any longer!  Not twin size, more like large lap-blanket. 
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Gordy the Amazing Technicolor Dreamsnake on: May 14, 2007 10:54:47 PM
So, I had a bunch of leftover varigated yarn from various projects, since I love me some varigated, and decided to put it all to some use.  I didn't just want to do a scarf or a hat with one or two colors on it, so I made another snake.  This one's bigger than the last two, and I'm not sure what to do with it, but I'm sure Gordy will find a good home someday. 

14  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Snakey on: April 22, 2007 09:31:40 PM
This is my first post on here, it's a snake I made for my son.  He's 7, and loves him some snakes.  I haven't made a face for him, but really, I think I like him better without one.  Then he can be good or bad, whichever my son decides at the moment.

Looking innocent

To show length

Anyways, I didn't use a pattern, just increased until he was the diameter I liked, and eyeballed the head so it wasn't too wide.  Stuffed with polyfill, not much shows through.  Made with Red Heart Soft.  

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