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« on: January 13, 2008 05:47:34 PM »


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Here is a small afghan I made.  It was designed to go across the back of a rocking chair or couch.

Hope its nice!

Tutorial for seamless afghan.
For making a seamless afghan like mine, make sure your ending tail is at least twice the length of the granny square.  Then take your large sewing needle and stitch them together but go through each individual chain.  Be sure to go through the center of the chain and not around the chain, other wise you will have a seam, though sometimes seams can be a nice texture if it is done correctly.  At the end when you are done connecting be sure to tuck in the extra yarn just to give it that extra security!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008 05:59:17 PM »

a question about how you joined them:

i basically "sew" my squares together, and it leaves a bit of a ridge, but yours is nice and smooth looking...how do you join yours?
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008 06:30:14 PM »

I LOVE the colors!! It looks great! Good Job! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008 07:06:33 PM »

I leave the end thread twice the legnth of the square, and I stitch them together in each individual chain.  That's the best way to make it secure like that, and if you really want to you can do it again to give it the extra security.  But make sure you go through the center and not around it or you will have a seam.  Unless you WANT a seam.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008 08:21:19 PM »

Your granny square blanket is beautiful! I love granny squares!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008 08:30:43 PM »

Love the color combos! Looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008 09:02:59 PM »

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008 09:04:33 PM »

I love that! I think every chair should have it's own afghan. Smiley

Thanks for explaining how you join them, too. I usually do some funky think where I crochet along the edges, and I definitely have ridges.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008 09:08:55 PM »

I went ahead and added a super easy tutorial on how to make a seamless afghan.  ^__^  Im glad Im getting alot of good replies! Thanks!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 10:44:44 AM »

i love this!
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