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« on: December 10, 2007 05:10:38 PM »

My very first big blanket. It fits a twin bed nicely and it took me roughly a year. I made it for a friend of mine that I don't get to see much anymore.

Well, as you can see, it is modeled after old fashioned crazy quilts in which many different scraps of fabric were taken and sewn together to create a huge pile of color. I had bunches of little balls of yarn, a huge bag in fact, most of them over twenty years old and a desire to make them finally useful... and a friend in need of a blanket. Thus was born the Crazy Crochet!



It is very colourful. I used it as an excuse to learn lots of different stitches as well, so you will see that not all are alike. I felt this played well with the original crazy quilt.

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An Irish Traditional Rose in yellow, the friendship color. I just felt it to be a nice touch.

I hope you enjoyed. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 05:23:11 PM »

OMG, I love it.  Great job on your cro'quilt.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 05:25:33 PM »

I love this! It's so awesome... perfect way to use up extra yarn.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 05:48:15 PM »

Great job! Beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 06:56:04 PM »

wow!! that's soooo fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 07:23:58 PM »

I really like it. And it has a vintage look to it.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007 08:43:28 PM »

Beautiful! I love the look of all the different colors and blocks.  It reminds me of the afghans my grandma used to make all the time. and doing the blocks a little at a time and then putting it together seems to be an easy stress free way to make a large blanket Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007 08:43:59 PM »

That is beautiful and what a terrific way to use up your scrap yarn.

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007 04:10:53 AM »

I like your creative solution to the bag of scrap yarn.  Very different from the usual granny squares or stripes you see.  I like the different stitch patterns and the patchwork blocks too.  Great blanket!
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I <3 samplers!  Yours is really nice.  All the different stitches make me happy.
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