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Topic: Batty About Blocks Swap, anyone? (knit and/or crochet)  (Read 459 times)
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« on: April 21, 2011 04:58:19 AM »

(image found in the 2010 200 crochet blocks CAL. The afghan was made by Love2teach Thanks!)

Wouldn't it be fun to do a swap for knitted and/or crocheted motifs?

I was thinking that there could be an option for 2 or 4 partners sending 6 motifs each but am open to suggestions. Would it be better to swap just a few for inspiration or enough that it could be a small afghan?

Would 7 inches be a good standard size? Should we stick to squares, or allow other shapes (hexagons, circles, etc)?

Interest, input and questions are all very welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011 02:46:52 AM »

I would join this one...The granny squares swap that is going on looks like it is mostly for crocheters, and this one is smaller, I don't think I could knit 30 squares in that time frame. Maybe, but this sounds better for knitters. I just started making squares a few days ago, I want to make a patchwork blanket and would love crocheted squares, other knitter's squares, etc...
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011 03:35:57 AM »

I was thinking about joining the gaga for grannies as well. Then realised that I don't really like the basic granny square. I like different squares/blocks. I really don't want to detract any granny lovers away from that swap but rather add another option.

So I started this thread to see who else was interested.

Is sticking to a set size better or could different size squares and/or rectangles all stitch up into something nice?

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011 06:24:52 PM »

Mine right now are slightly over 7 inches on all sides with the guage that I'm doing. However, knit fabric is usually very stretchy and will work with larger or smaller squares. Rectangles would be cool too and it would add a lot to the type of blanket that I'm making I think
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011 09:16:53 PM »

7 inches does seem to be a pretty standard size. I love the idea of a mixed-style block swap; things made with the blocks would take on a sampler or patchwork style and that could be cool. For ease in partnering, keeping it to just blocks, maybe two-block rectangles, seems necessary - otherwise folks might end up with orphan motifs that they don't really have a place for.

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