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« on: October 28, 2009 05:46:00 AM »

Talk about making life complicated! Why I couldn't have just made a normal granny blanket, I'll never know. But I'm glad I made this double blanket - even if it did take quite a while to get my head round it all!

That's what happens when you buy a book called 100 crochet squares and start making random squares before deciding to try to make them into a cohesive pattern rather than a mish mash!

Anyway, it was worth it in the long run. Even if it did mean quite a few evenings spent staring at different mixtures of squares and trying to work out if I had enough of the right colour to finish them all.

The blue section on the top left is my favourite one - and it's the one I made first.

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009 06:01:59 AM »

I love it! I love how they're all different, but the same. So cool! I love that layout! Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009 06:25:01 AM »

Wow lovely colors ! your kitty looks happy on it  Cheesy My favourite is the pink section.. Great Job! Cheesy








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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009 06:36:22 AM »

It's beautiful! I love the colors.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 06:38:54 AM »

A puss-in-the-corner layout. How appropriate!  Cheesy Great colors. I heart big squares.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009 07:23:46 AM »

Wow!  Great job.
I love granny throws, especially when they're unique.
Yours is very creative and artistic.

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009 08:12:32 AM »

Thanks everyone! I think if I were to do it all again I'd spend decent money on some nicer wool to edge with. It's the cheapest acrylic money can buy and I think you can tell when you see it. It's fine to use odds and ends for the small squares, but when you're doing a big border like that, it just jumps out at you.

Still, every project I do I learn another useful lesson!
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2009 08:16:58 AM »

how did you join them all together? Cheesy
I'm in the process of making a huge throw too and all i have are squares everywhere! Smiley
awesome job, love the blue Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2009 08:49:41 AM »

I edged them all in the cream wool and sewed them. My mum always used to use a special crochet technique for joining squares (not slipstitching or double crocheting them together so you get a ridge) but she's forgotten it. All the modern books don't seem to offer any better ideas than just sewing, which is annoying because I know a way exists!

If anyone knows, do let me know too!
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009 11:04:08 AM »

i get it! i love it totally! great work. i agree,  i love how u joined them.  cute kitty btw!
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2009 01:28:36 PM »

I really like the colors!  I always stick with just 2 or 3 colors and never adventure into wild color schemes like you!  I like it.

As for a joining method, this is one that I like a lot:
http://thecrochetdudepatterns.blogspot.com/2006/04/dudessembly.html
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009 04:32:47 PM »

My mum suggested chain stitching them together?
Did you sew them with invisible thread?
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009 06:02:04 AM »

I love it. I started an afghan a couple of years ago and still haven't finished it. I start on it and then see something quick like a hat or stuffed object and end up abandoning it again. Sigh.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009 10:14:48 AM »

My mum suggested chain stitching them together?
Did you sew them with invisible thread?

No, it's just the same colour as the cream edging so you can't really see it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009 10:16:20 AM »

I love it. I started an afghan a couple of years ago and still haven't finished it. I start on it and then see something quick like a hat or stuffed object and end up abandoning it again. Sigh.

That's funny! I prefer making blankets - lots of mindless squares! I really don't enjoy making toys because it's always so faffy and involves stopping to sew little bits on and things. I wish I enjoyed it more - there are so many cute amigurumi to make!
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2009 05:08:23 PM »

Gorgeous colors and wonderful patterns.

I may have to try this for one of my own blankets.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2009 05:44:48 PM »

I loved the varied simplicity. They're all diferent squares but they match and fit together perfectly. :3 Congrats on a gorgeous blanket.
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2009 06:41:38 PM »

I adore it! How long did it take to finish
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2009 08:16:09 PM »

Umm... Wow! That must have taken forever! Awesome colours, love how you put it together!!
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2009 05:16:44 AM »

It took me a long time. But I'm never sure if that's because I sit in front of the TV crocheting and then realise that I'm holding the square and staring slack-jawed at the TV instead of actually crocheting!

That's one good thing about knitting - I can do it without looking down. But I can't crochet without looking (can anyone?)

I'd say I was working on it for about 6 months at least.
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2009 10:21:16 AM »

That's one good thing about knitting - I can do it without looking down. But I can't crochet without looking (can anyone?)

*giggles* Yes, I can. For most people, they can either crochet or knit without looking at their work, but not most.
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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2009 12:58:41 PM »

Fabulous!
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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2009 06:18:57 AM »

This afghan is so pertty it kind of reminds me of a country look which I love. and you did a awsome job on it. It also kind of reminds me of like something u would crochet like a birthstone afghan. Just put colors of kids birth stone of kids and hand it to mom or dad. its very perrty and the design u did was great for it. THIS ROCKS AND THUMBS UP AND VERY VERY HOT. Great Job. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2009 11:03:15 AM »

Beautiful!  I love how colorful it is.  I would love something like this for my bed.
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2009 07:19:31 AM »

Thanks everyone! I think I'm nearly ready to embark on another one. This one might be a bit more mismatched though - I'm determined to get through some of that yarn stash.
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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2009 10:24:22 AM »

OOH! This is so beautiful! I love the variety of patterns, colors and textures. Yet they all go together so well. Great job!
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