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Charlotte22
« on: May 16, 2011 12:19:00 AM »

Hi!
I am currently crocheting a granny square afghan for my king size bed Cheesy Not sure when i will finish, but thought I'd start early the investigation. I have trouble figuring out how to position my squares. I have several colours, for now i think at least 10 different colours, but no idea how to put them so the afghan would look interesting. One thought was that i put them together so they would form a picture, but not sure how i could do that. They are all one coloured squares, so it's possible to make something out of them. One idea was to try some cross stitch program, but i am not sure, if that would help me. And my own head is not that smart to figure something out on my own Cheesy So can anyone help?
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011 12:08:26 PM »

You need to know how many squares across by how many squares wide. You could do a big initial, a geometric shape, a butterfly or other insect, the word LOVE or another word or short motto. The possibilities are there. Please feel free to PM me for more help.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011 01:22:32 PM »

Someone recently posted that they used Sudoko to arrange their squares:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380201.0
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Charlotte22
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011 10:35:29 PM »

Hi! I was planning to make out a word Love, or make a big heart or write I love God or something like that. Or make a Jesus face Smiley But not sure how to plan this. So far i have yellow, orange, pink, white, 3 greens, 2 blues, 2 reds that i have used for the squares. And i plan to use even more colours Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 05:07:05 AM »

How big are your squares? How big is the afghan you want to make? If you want your design to stand out, you need to have a background color also.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011 08:15:03 AM »

I like to think of this as being Old-School but I'm probably just showing my age. Get some graph paper and some colored pencils and work out charts until you hit on one you like. I'm sure there is a way to do that on this infernal machine but I'm not that good at it yet
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