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« on: June 11, 2005 11:43:48 AM »


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pattern: Grand Granny Square Afghan  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ccusa-grandGrannySquareAfghan.html (*with added edging)
yarn: extraordinary thrift store find! http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/home.php
hook: 6.5 mm

This isn't a super-special project by any means, but I was so excited by the yarn-find!  I found 5 skeins of gorgeous Classic Elite Italian Superwash Wool (three variegated, one each of solid green and aqua) for a grand total of $3 at the Goodwill!

It was just enough to make a newborn blanket version of the Grand Granny Square --love this pattern by the way, it's so quick and easy and changing colors and adding an interesting edging makes each one unique.

*Added edging: (Changing colors as you like) Slip Stitch in third chain of starting CH 3 to end Granny Square pattern, then start edging as follows:
Round 1: CH 1, turn. SC in each stitch to corner, SC CH1 SC in corner, repeat to end. Slip stitch to join in starting CH 1. CH 3, turn.
Round 2: Skip one stitch, SC in next stitch. *CH 3, skip one stitch, SC in next stitch*. Repeat to end. Slip stitch to join.
Round 3: 3 SC in first 3-Chain Space. 3 SC in each 3-Chain Space around. Slip Stitch to join and fasten off.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005 12:55:01 PM »

gorgeous! how did you do the edging?
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2005 01:26:48 PM »

foufigirl--

thanks for the compliment, I just added the edging instructions above. If they are confusing, let me know--it's basically a 'Scallop Edging', you can find lots of instructions for this kind of thing in books and in online tutorials.

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2005 03:06:59 PM »

thanks! very cool!!!
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arabella
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2005 12:47:40 AM »

yay for second hand cheap skeins of yarn!  yarn has become ever so expensive.  your blanket looks very nice.  how much yarn did it take?
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busym1
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2005 05:34:01 PM »

That is really pretty.  I love the Goodwill.  I just bought a big bag of yarn for like$1.99 a couple days ago.  Yarn is expensive anymore, so I try to go to Good will as much as I can.  Anyhow, that is a really nice blanket....Michelle
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