Here's a blanket I worked on as a friend's wedding gift.
It's a queen size afghan (about 90" by 90") made up of 64 squares of the Pinwheel Square
from Dayna's Crochet
The blanket is done in Caron Simply Soft
in Country Blue and White. After weaving the ends in, I used a dot of fabric glue (Fabric-tac
and Aleene's Fabric Fusion
) to secure. The final product is washable.
The squares are supposed to be 12" in the pattern. I used fairly tight tension and a G hook; combined with the natural thinness of Simply Soft, the squares ended up being about 10". I added a dc border to increase the size to about 11.25".
I joined the squares with slip stitches done on the underside. The border of the entire afghan is comprised of a few rows sc in the same colors. The corners of each square are three ch sts.
I started the afghan in December 2007 and just finished! But that includes long breaks from working on it, including one that was about five months. I am so glad to be done and to be able to give it to my friend and his wife!
Thanks for looking!
Laid out on a sofa
Close-up of squares
Close-up of stitches
Close-up of square borders
Close-up of joining stitches on underside (on the left, you can see where I wove in a white end)
Close-up of afghan border