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Malica
« on: March 02, 2009 07:50:33 PM »

I learnt how to crochet about a year and a half ago, but despite starting a few projects I've never actually finished any crochet projects before now (unless you count completing *one* slipper a completed project. lol).

I'd wanted to make a knit or crochet tetris afghan for even longer than that, and even had all the yarn bought (all Vanna's Choice stuff), but couldn't figure out how to do it nicely without having to do a ton of seams (something that I've never been good at with the little knitting that I've done) but still would give a nice solid and clean edge through either knitting or crochet.

I never figured out a way to avoid making it in pieces and having a ton of sewing to do, and I don't know if what I did was any sort of proper technique for sewing them together, but I'm pleased with the results regardless.



Here's the backside, which isn't as pretty as the top. I never figured out a way to make it completely reversible, but all in all not too bad?



Thanks for looking! Any advice appreciated too -- especially about doing seems although after sewing all of those together I think I'm going to make a scarf or something simple next just to go back to avoiding them again!  Grin

Edit to add: My hubby saw this and asked why he didn't even get a foot note. His hours and hours of tetris experience paid off -- I asked him to come up with an arrangement of tetris bricks such that no two like pieces are touching and that all the pieces are used. If I ever did this again, I'd consider dropping a few of the pieces so that there wasn't so many colours to worry about though.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 08:45:00 PM »

OMFG!  Shocked This has to be my fav crocheted blanket EVAH!!! You are my inspiration for a big crochet project, I always stick to the regular squares but so want this blanket. You ROCK, and so does your Afghan!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 10:49:24 PM »

it is cool! i like tetris blankets! urs looks so neat!! u've done a great job!!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009 04:49:26 AM »

OMFG!  Shocked This has to be my fav crocheted blanket EVAH!!! You are my inspiration for a big crochet project, I always stick to the regular squares but so want this blanket. You ROCK, and so does your Afghan!!!
Thanks! I tried my hand at granny squares but the first 3 I made were all of different sizes. My gauge seems to be more consistent when not doing squares.

it is cool! i like tetris blankets! urs looks so neat!! u've done a great job!!  Smiley
Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009 07:48:57 AM »

This is very cool :-) Kudos to your husband for coming up with such an effective pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009 07:53:25 PM »

My husband was very happy to get a tip of the hat. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009 03:23:07 PM »

Congrats to both of you!  It's a great piece. And your seaming is beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009 09:33:00 AM »

I love this! I'm such a tetris freak and this absolutely HAS to be my next project. well not THIS, but my own version of, lol. Great job and GO HUSBAND! lol
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009 09:40:32 AM »

You beat me to it! I am just about to post my own tetris-blanket.

Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009 05:29:21 PM »

Very stylish!
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Malica
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009 07:19:08 PM »

Thanks again, everyone!

You beat me to it! I am just about to post my own tetris-blanket.
Oh, lots of people have beaten both of us to it! Cheesy
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mouser882
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009 03:06:38 PM »

That looks really good! I can't say I'm crazy about the color scheme, but they look good together. It's inspired me to try to make a tetris blanket myself. It should be more fun than straight lines, too. I hadn't even thought about it before seeing yours. I wonder how it would look with fewer colors, because I have a bunch of skeins of two colors from when my plan was still stripes. Hmmm.
Anyhow awesome job!
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009 04:52:28 PM »

Oh god....Now I have to make my boyfriend an incredibly adorable tetris blanket!  This is freaking ingenious!  Great job!

Also, I laughed about your husband.  My boyfriend ALWAYS gets butt hurt if I don't mention that helped me on projects!  Haha, you gotta love 'em...
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010 01:12:35 PM »

This is so cute I just love tetris. I am a nut and I love this so great.
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