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Topic: It's a blanket... a HUGE blanket it is!  (Read 1525 times)
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« on: April 20, 2011 08:38:31 PM »

When you go, go big!  That is generally my motto.  I decided that I needed to make a blanket, in fact the reason I chose to learn to crochet is to make one of those fabulous starghans.  Oh yes someday I will have my own.  Until then I hone my crochet skills.  I learned much making this, it's far from perfect it is wider at one end than the other but my husband, my son and my cat all find it irresistible.  I use single crochet for 11 rows, switched to double chain stitch for 3 (though I think in one spot I had 4 rows) then switched back to single crochet for the remainder of the skein of yarn.  Then I repeated my little pattern for 7 skeins. 



This thing is giant, we estimate (only due to the tape measure missing) it to be 8 feet long and about 5 feet wide.  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 01:06:09 AM »

It's gorgeous. I really like the yarn you chose.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011 01:16:03 AM »

its amazing.  I love that yarn Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011 03:41:35 AM »

That's a BIG blanket. I see 7 different Homespun colors. You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011 06:12:27 AM »

That thing is jigantic! OMG So big! lol
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011 11:39:18 AM »

Beautiful! I love the texture and colors of the yarns you chose! Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011 11:55:53 AM »

I love it! I have extreme blanket envy of it!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011 12:25:30 PM »

It looks so snuggly!  Kudos for working so extensively with Homespun; I've been crocheting for 12 years and that stuff drives me nuts after a while.  Awesome beginner project Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011 09:01:29 AM »

I love all the different colors you used, looks great! Great way to learn to crochet Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2011 10:44:35 PM »

I love the colors in the blanket.  I bet it took many months to put it together.  If I remember bedding sizes it probably will fit a twin size bed nicely.

If this is Homespun, my experience is it will shift in size.  When I used it for a scarf it grew in length by about 25% and width went down by 30% or more.  I didn't try blocking it because it worked out for me so I don't know if there's a way to save the size you have. 
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