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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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