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« on: June 06, 2010 08:32:20 AM »

I was inspired by a crochet along announced here, which I can't seem to find now, and taught myself how to join granny squares, make scalloped edging etc. All thanks to the mighty Internet.



Since it is way too hot in India right now, this was all the yarn I could find, so I made a child sized afghan, not sure how I'll use it though, no kids of my own you see....
But well, I am now confident to undertake some more advanced crochet projects...
More to come!!:)
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010 08:41:35 AM »

That is beautiful I really need to work on learning to crochet.  The colors are splended.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010 09:48:33 AM »

Well done! It is beautiful!

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010 09:52:54 AM »

Beautiful! great job.
I still haven't learned how to make granny squares, But I really want to now!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010 09:55:42 AM »

Way to go!  Your afghan is lovely!

Finishing your first afghan is a milestone and a testament to your crafty patience (it is for me anyways....I'm still horrible at finishing afghans, especially ones that I have to piece or seam or ones that have a bazillion ends to weave in)

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this was all the yarn I could find, so I made a child sized afghan, not sure how I'll use it though, no kids of my own you see....
perhaps you could use it as a lapghan or cuddle blanket whilst reading or watching TV once it gets cooler Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010 10:49:33 AM »

Isn't the internet great?  Wink Lovely colours!
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010 11:26:11 AM »

Those colours really look great together. The dark really makes everything else pop!
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010 12:54:11 PM »

Thank you so much everybody!!
Finishing your first afghan is a milestone and a testament to your crafty patience..........
perhaps you could use it as a lapghan or cuddle blanket whilst reading or watching TV once it gets cooler Grin
This indeed tested my patience when I was joining all the granny squares together, and it made me appreciate all the craftsters here who have been giaganormous afghans using the same techniques.
And thanks for the suggestion. I'll mostly be using it as a lapghan, or will probably gift it to any of the cousins if they happen to have a baby!!

That is beautiful I really need to work on learning to crochet.
Well, here are the links for the tutorials I used. After searching all over the internet, I zeroed in on the following, as I found their instructions the easiest, so far less daunting than most others. Hope this helps....
Granny square: http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm.
Attaching squares: http://www.wardi.dk/2009/06/granny-square-joining-tutorial.html.
Scallop Edging: http://yougogirl.typepad.com/you_go_girl/2010/03/crochet-like-crazy.html

Isn't the internet great?  Wink Lovely colours!
I can't begin to sing praises for internet, most of my craft skills are courtesy internet!

Those colours really look great together. The dark really makes everything else pop!
Thank you so much. I was afraid that dark and light combination might make it look too tacky, but the combination seems to have worked well, fortunately! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010 03:00:18 PM »

i love it!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010 08:34:45 PM »

Yes this is a great afghan....you did a fabulous job!  The scalloped edge is very attractive. 
If you have no use for the afghan, you can always find a charity that collects blanket donations.  Lionbrand Yarns has a "charity connection" on their website where you can find organizations that are in need of crochet/knit items. I think they have listings all over the world.  Check it out.  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

 
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