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Topic: First project- Granny Square Afghan!  (Read 5191 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2010 02:04:44 PM »

Fantastic first project! I really like your color choices.
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2010 02:46:36 PM »

i always love granny blankets with a black contrast.  i think it just looks beautiful... one day i will learn to crotchet so i can make one for my family... one day! 
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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2010 03:05:45 PM »

I've known how to crochet for years and keep meaning to make one of these, but an intimidated by the time it would take.  This is an awesome blanket.

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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2010 10:32:08 PM »

How did you join the squares so neatly? I made a granny square purse and sewed the squares together, but there were ridges along the back edges, which I just hid with the lining fabric...

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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2010 10:44:18 PM »

How did you join the squares so neatly? I made a granny square purse and sewed the squares together, but there were ridges along the back edges, which I just hid with the lining fabric...

Well, mine have a slight outline/ grid effect around each square on the front... I sewed them together with a whip stitch with right sides together, and the stitch went through the "outside" loop when two squares were sandwiched together, RS's facing... it takes a really long time, but I am glad you and others like it!
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2010 12:18:42 AM »

Fantastic first project! Wow, it really is very neat. I still want to make one for my daughter, but all those ends... There seems to be a way to weave those in as you go, but I can never get it right. Well, it'll be a year or so before she gets a new toddler bed, so I have time to muster up courage and make one  Cheesy.
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2010 03:55:43 AM »

I love this! And I love the color combo! I too only learned crochet to make a granny square blanket...and I think I may finally make the time to do it! Well done! Smiley

« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2010 06:34:29 AM »

uhm awesome? seriously.. love the colours, and i'm now jealous of your bed for getting to wear such a cool blanket.

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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2010 11:44:03 PM »

Fantastic work! Especially considering the fact that it's your first project. Mine, many many moons ago, were some horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad scarves that my parents were kind enough to keep so I can shudder over them now. Smiley Very impressive!

To all of you looking for beginner tips, border advice, etc.: I strongly recommend "Crocheting for Dummies". It's about $20, and it is a fantastic book filled with diagrams, projects, ideas, patterns, tricks, tips, and advice. It covers everything from choosing your yarn and hook, to reading a pattern or chart, to blocking a finished project. I've got a pretty extensive crochet library now, and it's still at the top of the list for the book I grab if I get stuck on something. There are also tips and ideas on the dummies website, here: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/crafts-hobbies/Crocheting.html .

Hope that helps, and again, great work! Cheesy

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