Recently I taught a class at my crochet guild on the continuous join-as-you-go technique I used for my Craftster Anniversary Challenge
entry a while back.
During the class, we took four squares and joined them together. This gave us, essentially, a bigger square. I wanted to offer the class things they could do with their class samples. I explained how they could continue on to make a bigger blanket, but I also suggested that you could take these bigger squares and use the technique again to join them all together.
I decided to try that last one, and this was the result.
Well, the middle part is the result. I cut the yarn and wove the ends in after doing three rounds of edging, but after laying it out, I thought it might be too small.
I counted the groups of dc stitches around the outside and found there was 29 of them. I don't know why I keep running into prime numbers... they're becoming a real pain in the butt. :-P
I decided that if I added one more round, I'd have 30, which meant I could do three-round squares around the edge. Since I had that extra round to do anyway, and I wanted the project to portable, I did the three-round square ring separately, joining them as I went. Then I joined that ring of squares to the main blanket while adding that extra round I needed. Then I did four more rounds of edging.
I'm going to send this blanket off to Neighbour To Neighbour's layette program.