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Topic: my first completed afghan! (using squares from the 08 crochet-along)  (Read 3744 times)
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« on: January 18, 2009 02:31:23 PM »

I finally finished my first blanket!  This blanket also contains my first granny squares, so it's a blanket full of firsts.   Smiley  even though it turned out a bit differently than i expected, i'm really happy with how it turned out. 
since my bed was naked for sheet changing purposes it seemed like the perfect place for pictures.  i didn't mean for it to be the perfect size for my bed, it just turned out that way, so that was a nice surprise.






you can find close ups of all the squares in the crochet-a-long thread here.

i joined it using the flat braid method, which i think looks really nice.  i had to improvise a few times because my squares weren't exactly the same size, but i don't think it's too noticeable.  for the border i just did 2 rows of half-double crochet and a round of single crochet. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 02:38:27 PM »

LOOKING GOOD!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 02:42:23 PM »

my first afghan was the 2008 CAL one, I did it in 5weeks and 3 days, it was completed at 11:45pm on christmas eve, but I must say, my squares don't seem nearly as big as yours! The total size of mine is 5ft square

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009 02:46:49 PM »

thanks Kookaloo_Starr!   Smiley

MiLady, a lot of mine weren't exactly 12", some were bigger, some were smaller.  i think most of them look about the same size as yours though.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009 02:48:35 PM »

really neat! Smiley That's what I plan to do with all my scraps.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009 02:54:38 PM »

I like all the different colors in your afghan and I think the granny squares look great!  Great work!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009 02:56:30 PM »

thanks Kookaloo_Starr!   Smiley

MiLady, a lot of mine weren't exactly 12", some were bigger, some were smaller.  i think most of them look about the same size as yours though.
Mine were all near enough 10", I don't know what I did wrong! But some of mine I had to do extra rows and others I had to do less rows, I used the same thickness wool for the whole thing and the same hook
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009 02:57:17 PM »

i love all the different squares and the different sizes!  it's fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009 04:23:15 PM »

thanks everyone!
my plan was to use up my scraps making the squares, but i ended up just getting more yarn because i'd see it and be like, "that'd be great in a square!"  haha. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2009 04:40:29 PM »

What a beautiful blanket!
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