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Topic: First lap afghan (lapghan?)...really stupid question reguarding size.  (Read 378 times)
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« on: May 28, 2008 11:58:07 AM »

So this might be super easy to answer, but I am making 7 inch squares, 4 different designs. I want a kind of checkerboard and I know 4 across will not be sufficient for width, that would leave it at 24 inches which is 2 ft across. I don't really want to throw another color in the mix... what I have now is 3 solids and 1 fancy foloral type square, I'm thinking I might have to through in another color Undecided even though I am not keen on the idea...any suggestions would be a big help as far as mapping this sucker out. (basically how many I need across and down to make it a good sized lap throw.)
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008 06:47:34 AM »

First question:
Wouldn't 4 squares across be 28 inches if each square is 7 inches? Wink
You could crochet a border between/around each square to take up more space, whether in a different color or a color that is in one of the squares.
As far as mapping the repeat, with 3 solids and one pattern you could do a bunch of things, depending on how many of each square and how many total squares you plan to crochet.
Here are 2 ideas:
(solid=x, floral=o)

(with or without border)

xxxxox
xxxoxx
xxoxxx
xoxxxx

xxxxx
xoxox
xoxox
xxxxx
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