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Topic: Popcorn Granny afghan completed!  (Read 3656 times)
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cafeywalsh
« on: October 29, 2004 05:57:45 PM »

This is my first full size afghan that i've completed from the book Romantic Crochet, i think (it is at the library). Except I didn't use the same boring colors from the pattern. I still have to tuck in some of the tails and start a border- but it is usable, FINALLY.  Note: the colors are better in person- especially the yellow - it doesn't photograph well. I've done one other baby size afghan for my sis in law from the yarn  package wrapper that also took me forever.

full afghan (except for top row that is over the fence when i hung it up)


close up



I'm going to try a plastic bag handbag next after I finish a scarf and some holiday snowflakes for cards.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2004 06:23:02 PM »

Sweet - those are really pretty colors.  That must have taken forever.... I'm not a big fan of afghans because they take too much time, but this one is incredible!  Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2004 07:51:50 PM »

It looks incredible. Something your grandchildren can cherish as a family heirloom. You must have incredible patience. How long did it take you?
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2004 07:25:52 AM »

Wow, that is excellent, great job!  I love granny squares.  I've wanted to make an afghan like that, with mixed colors, but I'm intimidated by getting all the colors to look okay together, you know?  Yours turned out beautifully.  I love your color choices and the way they're balanced out.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2004 09:40:12 AM »

JJgirl- your website is nice--love the scarves and flowers especially!

No I have no patience I just stuck with it off and on until it was finally done.

How long did it take?..... about 30 minutes per square while watching the boob tube so about 24 hours total over the course of  probably ...6 months.

The key to getting the colors to look good is
1. Use a consistent color for the last round. I used a light brown and a dark brown and grouped most of the dark browns in a big rectangle one row into the perimeter of the light browns. This is the same theory of most of the traditionally black granny square afghans with scrap interior round. It works.

2. Use a consistent color to join everything. I used a deep berry red and it really emphasizes each square as it is outlined.

3. Use any color scraps you like on the inside rounds. Pick just a few or use them all. The color inspiration came from an old needlework mag from the 70's or 80's the pattern was called a sandollar or beachcomber I think.
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sugarloop
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2004 03:20:18 AM »

oooh it's gorgeous!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2004 06:48:16 AM »

Very pretty I admire your use of all your left over yarn and colors because you have a lot of the real work after with thoes pesky ends everywhere is why I avoid so many colors. Great Job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005 05:15:18 PM »

This looks sort of like a Kandinsky painting.  I've never really like granny squares before.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2005 09:24:07 AM »

I really love this! The colors you used are beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2005 11:38:58 AM »

That is awesome.  I have never posted or replied before but I just had to when I saw your afghan.  I am doing a different kind of square, that only takes about 15 or twenty minutes, but now I am going to try the square you did.
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