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« on: February 01, 2011 01:25:53 PM »

So I had lots of small bits of yarn in my stash and thought Grin it would be fun to make an afghan out of it. I decided upon the square I would use and figured out I would need 264 squares for an afhan to fit a single bed.

I bought the black yarn and one skein each of blue and lilac. The rest was all in my stash, which is a lot smaller now!

Much, much later  Wink I could lay them out on the floor:

The finished afghan:

Did I mention I didn't weave in the ends as I went  Roll Eyes? Now that I'm working on another Moorish Mosaic afghan and did weave them in as I went, I know how much time I wasted, but never mind. I took time in between to weave them in every 20 squares or so. I lost count of the squares, so I have 10 squares I didn't use. I'll probably make some more and make a doll's blanket out of them. But not any time soon... I've seen enough little squares for a while!
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011 01:37:01 PM »

That. Is. AWESOME!
It's sooo beautiful and I am so jealous of your patience and skill. Seriously, I could never make and then JOIN all those squares. This piece is a KnockOut!

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011 01:49:38 PM »

love it! 

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011 01:49:58 PM »

that is beautiful! i applaud all your hard work .... it paid off wonderfully! What square did you use?

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011 02:54:39 PM »

This looks awesome!  Were all your yarns the same weight? 

« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011 04:04:12 PM »

I love the colors and the color combos you created. Beautiful!

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011 06:35:07 PM »

So pretty!  The colors remind me of stained glass.
I applaud your patience.  I would have given up after a couple dozen squares (done over a couple of years)... Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011 12:41:28 AM »

Don't know whether it was patience (in the beginning) or sheer stubbornness (later: I.want.to.finish.this!) that made me pull this one off  Cheesy, but thank you for all your lovely comments! So much praise... you made my day  Smiley

@Myrdda: I found it in the book '201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects and ideas' by Melody Griffiths. As it is just dc around, I hope it's ok for me to tell you. I started each round with 3 dc and completed it with a ss to the 3rd ch. This will leave you with small gaps in the middle, so perhaps it is better to do it as the book says, so as to hide those gaps in a corner.

ch 5, ss in 1st stitch to form a ring

round 1: 5 ch, (4 dc in ring, 2 ch) 3 times, 3 dc in ring, ss in 3rd ch

round 2: ss in corner space, 5 ch, 2 dc in same corner space, * 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in next corner space, repeat from * two more times, 1 dc in each of next 4 stitches,1 dc in first corner space, ss in 3rd ch.

round 3: ss in corner space, 5 ch, 2 dc in same corner space, * 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in next corner space, repeat from * two more times, 1 dc in each of next 8 stitches, 1 dc in first corner space, ss in 3rd ch.

And then I added a fourth round of black, leaving out the ch2 in the corners and I did (1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc) in each corner space.

@ kneser: No, unfortunately they weren't, but that is to be expected in a huge stash  Smiley. With the exception of one or two cotton yarns, they were all acrylic however. I still cannot figure out what worsted weight etc. means, but I tried to achieve the same size square with a thinner yarn by using two strands, or crocheting tighter if I had a thick yarn. The squares turned out to be more or less the same size, but if you look closely at the photo with the squares laid out on the floor, you can see that their sizes vary slightly.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011 03:32:39 AM »

the most amazing thing about it is you lovely taste in laying them out. I could never have got such a beautiful afghan out of those squares. Well done.

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011 04:42:05 AM »

Beautiful! Wonderful sense of color!

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