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« on: December 02, 2006 07:59:32 PM »

I made 2 of these - no two squares are alike - which was interesting to keep track of but I was on a mission for no repeats... but got enough for 2 small blankets for my boys - I had to take them away for a little bit since my oldest kept stretching the holes which annoyed me after allllll that work... but that was a year ago and they are out of their plastic bag and bag in circulation....

I used a free pattern online for a pinwheel square.  I will have to try and find it if anyone is interested in it.



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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006 08:15:27 PM »

Hi craftydeb!!  WOW--sure is fun and colorful and it looks like you accomplished your mission!!

Is this a difficult pattern?--I am trying to get a little more advanced in my crochet and now that I have mastered the basic granny square--looking for a little more challenge!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006 08:43:20 PM »


I used a free pattern online for a pinwheel square.  I will have to try and find it if anyone is interested in it.

This is beautiful! And, yes, if you can locate the pattern, I'd love to give it a "whirl!"  Wink

I'm still a beginner, but this is something to aspire to! Maybe I could start with a pillow...


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Okay, since, even though it is just about midnight, and I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow, I can't drag myself away! I did a quick search for the pattern and found this:
http://www.craftown.com/cropat9.htm

Is this the one you used? It looks so much better in the vibrant colors you chose!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 03:54:16 AM »

Yup that is the one that I used.  Thanks for doing the look..

It is actually a pretty easy pattern amazingly enough.  If you can make a granny square, you can make this.  I have mixed feelings on the colors - it is really quite obnoxious but I had made it when my boys were very little - 2 & 4 thinking they would just adore it but I am afraid it is just a wee bit too girly.  I might need to redistribute the squares and pass it along to someone else - it has been sitting on the closet shelf since pretty much the day I finished it.  They were just too rough.  My next ones for them will be colorchange madness - I want to make spiderman and a maybe the solar system... I need to map them out and see how nuts it will make me!

Thanks for the compliments...
and do try it.  If you can make a granny, you can make this.  I am a firm believer that if you know your basic stitches and can follow a pattern you can make nearly any pattern out there - just take it one stitch at at time.  Most all of the wild stitches are made up with the same things you already know - single, double, half, treble, chain.. in varying order.

Give it a try and post it up!  It is a great stashbuster!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006 08:22:50 AM »

Amazing!  I love the look of granny blankets, but just don't have the patience to sew the squares together...  This Rocks!
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I used a free pattern online for a pinwheel square.  I will have to try and find it if anyone is interested in it.


I would be interested! what a nice effect. This would be amazing for a scarf also.
thanks for showing.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006 09:16:41 AM »

Hi craftydeb!

Thanks for the encouragement. My crochet skills are getting better, but I'm such a chicken when it comes to trying new things (I did just enter the first Crochet Challenge- Marvin the Martian- and I learned a whole bunch of things!). The pattern says it is intermediate, but I can make a basic granny (or at least I made one...once!).

And, if you're looking for a someone to give the blanket to, you could donate it to a charity (like Warm Up America) or a nursing home or senior center. If you wanted, you could take the squares apart and distribute them into several smaller blankets (maybe with smaller blocks of solid color between- it'd look super funky with black!). But definitely don't put it back on the shelf!

Or, you could save them for when your boys are older...much older...off to college...or wedding present...
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006 10:07:16 AM »

Can I just say- Amazing! I love the colors, along with the pattern they really keep the eye interested in viewing the whole blanket. Such great detail. Wonderful job.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2006 11:09:44 AM »

Yeah it's a nice blanket and I was looking at it to try and find two squares alike but I couldn't find any lol. The pattern does seem like it is easy, I will definately try it out soon.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006 01:24:58 PM »

Wow! What an amazing blanket. I'm in awe!
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