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Topic: My first crochet - berry granny square blanket!  (Read 2575 times)
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susie in the sky
« on: November 06, 2010 06:57:37 AM »

This is the first thing I've ever crocheted Cheesy *proud!*

I wanted to make lots of rainbow squares, but started with these colours and decided I liked them too much together to add anything else, I decided they're all summer berryish colours (blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and erm pink berry) so it is known as the summer berry blanket Smiley  It's a good size for sitting on the sofa, I wanted to make it for my double bed, but I got bored of it halfway through!

I'm a bit sad about the edges, I did them wrong and they're all ruffly, but I can't find the end where I finished it off to unravel it!  Also, no camera in my house can capture the colours properly, the blue is more turquoise-y, the purple is lighter, the dark pink is less red-dy and the light pink is a bit brighter!


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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010 07:41:43 AM »

This is gorgeous, I love al the colours.I'm planning to make a blanket soon and I was wondering how long it took you. also, I can't quite see but did you make the last round of all the squares the same?

Anyway, you should be realy proud especialy as it is the first ever thing you've crocheted :0
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010 07:42:17 AM »

Very good for your first time crocheting!  I think the ruffled edges make it look cute and girly!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010 08:51:56 AM »

Very cute! I also like the ruffly edges but if you're set against them you could try blocking it... that could help a little. Smiley
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susie in the sky
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010 09:12:11 AM »

This is gorgeous, I love al the colours.I'm planning to make a blanket soon and I was wondering how long it took you. also, I can't quite see but did you make the last round of all the squares the same?

Anyway, you should be realy proud especialy as it is the first ever thing you've crocheted :0

Thanks so much Smiley

This took about 6 months to make, but I did it with lots of breaks inbetween, once I'd practiced granny's lots then I could make one in about 20 mins (while watching TV too!) and there are 121 squares here, which is too big of a sum for me to do! And then sewing it up and going round the edges took time too...but it didn't take up a massive amount of time.  And yeah, the last round of all the squares I did in cream (there are 4 rounds in each square, the 1st 3 are one colour then the 4th is cream)
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susie in the sky
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010 09:14:19 AM »

Very cute! I also like the ruffly edges but if you're set against them you could try blocking it... that could help a little. Smiley

Thanks..I did try blocking it and ironing it (and stamping on the edges) nothing will make the ruffles go out! I made it from acrylic so I think thats why  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010 09:39:26 AM »

Very cute! I also like the ruffly edges but if you're set against them you could try blocking it... that could help a little. Smiley

Thanks..I did try blocking it and ironing it (and stamping on the edges) nothing will make the ruffles go out! I made it from acrylic so I think thats why  Undecided

Ooh yeah, acrylic is a no-go for blocking usually... aww.
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010 06:08:07 PM »

I was going to suggest "raspberry," but I like "pink berry" way better Smiley

This is a very impressive first project! Way to stick it out for 6 months--you have a lovely finished product to show for it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010 12:35:51 PM »



Ooh yeah, acrylic is a no-go for blocking usually... aww.
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Yeah, so I've discovered! Never mind, ruffles it is!
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010 02:09:52 PM »

This is reallly cute!!  Good job!
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010 09:08:30 PM »

It looks fantastic, and what an ambitious first project! I love the colors.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010 11:13:17 AM »

Aww thanks everyone! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010 08:28:11 PM »

Good job!  Quite an ambitious project for a first time, well done!!

(and I get bored halfway thru most of my blankets too, they take forever to finish!!)
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2010 02:56:09 PM »

Great job on your first crochet project.  It's absolutely beautiful!!!  And good for you to tackle granny square first!  I finally learned the basic granny square myself and I learned to crochet at about 7 or 8.  Just thought it was too hard and never bothered to learn.  And now that I know how, I feel pretty lame for not trying sooner.
Love the color choices of this blanket. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2010 04:17:05 PM »

great job on your blanket ,very cheery and bright .i love all the colors.
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011 02:49:29 AM »

Thank you! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011 04:18:42 PM »

Beautiful! I love these colors! I can never make myself take on a huge project like this. Props to you.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011 06:00:11 AM »

So pretty!  Those colors are fantastic, I'd love to be snuggled under them right now to try and block out the snow here!
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