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« on: May 15, 2004 05:05:57 PM »

I just completed my first granny square afghan! I started making the squares to use up extra yarn, then bought more once the color scheme started taking shape. It's hard to say how long it took me because I've been working on it between other projects for about a year. (I knitted a sweater in the midst of this project  ;) It reaches from my elbows to my ankles.



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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2004 09:58:59 PM »

It's very pretty, I love that kind of stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2004 04:01:51 PM »

It looks great!!  I was just wondering how you sewed it together?  I am thinking of doing an afghan that I have to sew together, so I was just wondering how hard it was and how you did it. I love crocheting.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2004 08:52:43 PM »

It looks great!!  I was just wondering how you sewed it together?  I am thinking of doing an afghan that I have to sew together, so I was just wondering how hard it was and how you did it. I love crocheting.  :D

Thanks to both of you! As for how I sewed it together-I used gray yarn and a yarn needle. I  wrapped the yarn in and out of the connected squares. I lined the squares up so the needle was going in the exact spot on each square. I believe the stitch is called "blanket stitch" but I'm not positive. Stitching them together wasn't hard. Actually it was kind of relaxing because it was the same stitch over and over.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2004 09:32:41 PM »

WOW, very pretty! You did such a great job. Looks like it takes quite awhile to complete. How long does it take you to finish? The color scheme reminds me of kaffe Fassett design. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2004 09:19:16 PM »

WOW, very pretty! You did such a great job. Looks like it takes quite awhile to complete. How long does it take you to finish? The color scheme reminds me of kaffe Fassett design. ;D

I averaged about 45 minutes for each granny square. There's 99 squares in the afghan so that's...math, math....roughly 75 hours. I'd guess another 10 hours to put it all together and do the fringe.

Although it didn't seem like that long because I kept picking up the project and then putting it down to work on other projects.
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