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veroni
« on: December 12, 2007 09:26:44 PM »

So, I decided that I was going to make my boyfriend a blanket for Christmas, and I finally finished it today. It's only my second blanket, and I like it. His favorite color is orange, and I just thought red would go with it well. The colors were called Pumpkin and Cherry Red.  Tongue

The granny square and crochet hook:


While it was in progress:




Finished:

of course my cat, Rat, had to help.

Frillies on the corners:


Folded:


Please excuse the mess in most of the photos; I haven't gotten around to cleaning my room.

I was going to add frillies to the shorter edges, but my boyfriend requested no frillies.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007 09:30:36 PM »

I think it's beautiful! That was a lot of work but looks like it was worth it. And everything is always better with a little cat hair on it.  Smiley Cute kitty too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007 09:57:56 PM »

I would LOVE one. Smiley
Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007 09:59:15 PM »

That's awesome...I'm working on one in almost the same colors...except not quite...It's my Gryffindor blanket so it's more of a golden yellow and maroonish red. I am alternating the squares though...1 red in the middle 1 yellow etc... That looks great!

ETA: Can you tell me how much yarn you used and what size the squares are? I have a feeling I'm making my squares WAY too big and it's going to be HUGE. This is my first crochet project.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007 10:12:26 PM »

That's sweet!
I tried to crochet granny squares but gave up before I got a quarter of the way into it. Now I just knit, so the fact that you made more than one really impresses me! LOL!

The colors are really fun too, I like the idea of the tassels on the corners!
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007 10:52:50 PM »

Thanks for all the feedback!  Grin

ETA: Can you tell me how much yarn you used and what size the squares are? I have a feeling I'm making my squares WAY too big and it's going to be HUGE. This is my first crochet project.

How much yarn did I use? Uhm.. A good bit. I don't know exactly how many skeins(I think that's what they are called) I used.
BUT! I do know that I used a LOT more orange yarn than red. I don't know if that's helpful or not

My squares are roughly 6 inches on all sides.. but they're all a little wonky; therefore they aren't exactly 6 inches, hehe.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007 10:54:13 PM »

Wow, that's a lot of squares! Awesome blanket!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007 06:51:33 AM »

I am making a blanket like that.  It is so lopsided because I suck at gauge and I haven't touched it in months because, well, I got discouraged.  But maybe I will have to take it out again!
I like yours!  It reminds me of pizza, in a good way. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007 07:13:28 AM »

Very cool!  What size hook did you use?
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007 10:45:51 AM »

Very nice! Love the colors too. They are very ... ummm...Bright! (lol) Nice job. I am sure he will love it (if the cat doesn't claim it first!)
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2007 06:04:44 AM »

Oh, I'm LOVIN those colors. Great job!
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veroni
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2007 04:46:44 PM »

Very cool!  What size hook did you use?

I used a G/6 4.25 hook.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2007 04:48:27 PM »

I like yours!  It reminds me of pizza, in a good way. Smiley

Pizza! Yes, I agree.. it does remind one of pizza. Maybe he'll like it more because of that, haha.
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2007 09:57:17 AM »

That's such a sweet gift.
Seeing your finished blanket is motivating me to finish mine  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2007 01:58:21 PM »

Granny squares rule!
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2008 03:08:35 PM »

What Pattern did you use for these squares?
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2008 03:11:10 PM »

a true labour of love  Grin good work!
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2008 03:14:33 PM »

A lot of love has gone into that blanket and it shows. Well done, it is gorgeous!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2008 10:01:24 PM »

That's so cool. I love the colors.
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2008 07:51:58 AM »

Congrats on finishing it! Putting together those granny squares is so tedious.
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2008 08:57:20 AM »

Nice job!  I admire your determination and perseverence.  88 squares is a LOT, but I'm sure you're aware, lol.
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